Among the numerous uses for hypnosis, one is for finding lost items. Whether its been recently lost or it has been missing for years, you may have consciously forgotten where the item is, but your subconscious remembers. However please note that if what has been lost fell out of your pocket, then neither the conscious or subconscious mind knows where it is in which case this technique will not work.

The first goal is to reduce any anxiety that may be present concerning finding lost items. Anxiety is present because the item is usually of significant monetary or personal value. Imagine a doorway cluttered with furniture to the ceiling. Even though the door may be open, the furniture obstructs the door way so you can not see or get through the doorway. In order to either see inside or go inside, it's important to remove the furniture. The furnture represents anxiety.

To reduce anxiety, it's important that the accompanying hypnosis utilizes relaxation. The relaxation enables one to put the item in a more relaxed perspective (getting rid of the furniture) so the subconscious can be accessed--see or go through the doorway. Often times with relaxation there are feelings of lethargy, denseness such that the body feels like heavy rope or concrete, or lightness such that one feels as if he/she is floating on a cloud, slight comfortable numbness in the arms or legs, and ultimately a feeling of blissfulness. This blisfull feeling is so comfortable that there is a non-caring attribute which is instrumental in reducing anxiety. Of course upon awakening or opening of one's eyes the relaxed feelings dissipate and the individual often feels a relaxed renewed sense of self.

Because there may be an emotional attachment to the item, it is not expected that the location of the item may pop into mind--not that it won't--it's just not expected to work that way.

Instead suggestions are given to bring about a dream (even though the person may not usually dream) in which something will be remembered; or a suggestion is given to encourage some spontaneous act that the person would not normally do which when done would trigger a memory as where to find the lost item.

For instance, one person misplaced his ring. He spontaneously had the idea of turning over his mattress--which he had never done--and there between the mattress and the box springs was his ring.

Another lady lost a bracelet. She had a dream about clock parts. As she walked through her living room she noticed an old paper bag sitting by her fireplace mantle at which time she remembered that she had a clock in the paper bag for several months to be repaired. She took the clock out of the bag and remembered that she also had also put the bracelet inside the clock for repair.

These are just two of many examples of how hypnosis can be used to find lost items.

Author's Bio: 

Richard Kuhns B.S.Ch.E., NGH certified is a prominent figure in the field of stress management and personal change. He aims to provide an effective means of finding lost items with his best selling self hypnosis cds. To find out more please visit or