Having trouble remembering things can be a frustrating thing. There are foods, herbs, and vitamins that can be taking to help with memory improvement, but there are other things that can also be done. Sometimes loss of memory can happen due to age or trauma, but no matter the reason for memory loss it can be improved.

Studies have shown that mental games can help improve memory and keep mental processes strong. New evidence is starting to prove that hypnosis can also aid in keeping memory functioning. In fact hypnosis has been used for many years to help recover lost, blocked, or repressed memories that were hidden due to trauma.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a mental state that is brought forward through a process called an induction. This induction can take many different forms, but they all lead the client through a relaxation process. This serves to both relax the client as well as occupy the conscious mind.

Through the relaxation process the client will be encouraged to take deep breaths. The hypnotherapist will explain that with each breath their body is becoming more and more relaxed. They might lead their client through each part of the body explaining that each part of them is relaxing. This will help the client to get into a trance-like state of mind.

Once the client is relaxed the hypnotherapist will paint a picture for the client to walk into. This will vary depending on the type of work and healing the client is looking for. Each session will be adjusted to make it work for the specific client.

Hypnosis for Memory

When doing hypnosis for memory the hypnotherapist might suggest a scene like a large library. They will go through the entire scene describing each piece in detail or allowing the client to fill in the detail themselves by asking what each minute detail looks like. The more specific the set up the deeper the hypnosis experience will be.

Once the scene is set and the details laid out the hypnotherapist might suggest that the large library is filled with their entire memory. Everything they have done, felt, experienced, known, or witnessed in their lifetime waits inside the doors. The therapist will go on to explain that if you can’t remember something the memory is still there, but you have to be able to locate it in the vast library.

If you are using hypnotism to uncover one specific memory or time frame the hypnotherapist might lead you to find that section of the library. They might suggest a specific book to seek out which will allow for that memory to come back into your consciousness.

If you are looking to improve overall memory functions they might suggest ways for you to tap into this library even when not in a hypnotic state. Perhaps they introduce you to a librarian who can help you look for subject whenever needed. You might also be connected to the feeling of this library knowing that at any time you can connect to the information stored here.

Post Hypnotic Suggestion

By setting up cues and seeding your subconscious the hypnotherapist will be able to help you remember with post-hypnotic suggestions. These suggestions may include a time scope. In the hypnotic state a hypnotherapist can alter perception or a behavioral pattern.

A post hypnotic suggestion will create triggers which help you to enter and exit the hypnotic state in regular waking life. A series of events or patterns will cause this trigger to be acted upon. The way this works is by suggesting that anything can be ignored by the client after full consciousness. A keyword starts the suggestion and a different word ends it.

With post hypnotic suggestion the hypnotherapist can make it so an object becomes invisible and cannot be seen by the client. Of course, this is not the goal with hypnosis for memory, but post hypnotic suggestion is a powerful part of hypnosis that can help to change patterns and allow for memory to be more active.

Self Hypnosis

Self hypnosis is also successful when it comes to memory improvement. By working with a pre-recorded hypnosis session you can improve your own memory from the comfort of your own home. By taking an active role in your memories you can improve the way your brain works.

Author's Bio: 

Steve G. Jones is a board certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. He is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, American Board of Hypnotherapy, president of the American Alliance of Hypnotists, on the board of directors of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Lung Association, and director of the California state registered Steve G. Jones School of Hypnotherapy. In order to keep up with the very latest in research, he regularly attends training conferences. Learn more by visiting: http://www.hypnotranquility.com/Steve G. Jones is a board certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. He is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, American Board of Hypnotherapy, president of the American Alliance of Hypnotists, on the board of directors of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Lung Association, and director of the California state registered Steve G. Jones School of Hypnotherapy. In order to keep up with the very latest in research, he regularly attends training conferences.

Learn more by visiting: http://www.hypnotranquility.com/