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Forensic Hypnosis

Forensic Hypnosis is the use of hypnosis in the field of law enforcement. Forensic use of hypnosis is often used to help witnesses recall events and descriptions of suspects that normal memory recall cannot.

Forensic Hypnosis, to be fair, is frequently utilized to assist individuals in recalling the whereabouts of their car keys, recovering the passcode for their Bitcoin wallet, or even retrieving the lyrics to a song long forgotten.

There are three main things to note about Forensic Hypnosis.

  • It doesn’t always work. Memories are funny. Every time we access one, we get our fingerprints all over it. It “drifts” and changes, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot.
  • Forensic Hypnosis has a bit of a checkered history. In the past, it has been blamed for creating memories as the result of faulty or unethical techniques being used.
  • Forensic hypnosis should not be mistaken for regression. Viewing events from the past is common, but you are almost never encouraged to “relive” them.

I had a client who grew up in another country, speaking a different language. She had had some fuzzy memories of a book that had been her favorite, but had been lost when the family came to the United States when she was four years old. She could remember that the cover was yellow, and it had some red on it. She could remember how the book made her feel and even some very fuzzy details about the plot. But beyond that, it was lost in the sands of time. Or was it?

Thanks to the implementation of Forensic Hypnosis techniques, my client astonishingly managed to vividly describe the book to me, providing intricate details about the cover as well as flawlessly repeating fragments of the book’s contents. Finally, she “read” the author’s name from the cover to me as if the book was sitting in front of her. After the session, she had very little recollection of what occurred and would frequently switch back and forth between her native language, a language that I am unfamiliar with. I realized that we made significant progress, but it wasn’t until I played the session recording to her and witnessed her reaction that I truly grasped the extent of our success.

Thanks to the valuable information that emerged during the session, my client successfully sourced an online copy of the book and bought it delightedly for her own children.

What do you want to remember? Reach out to me using the contact page and see if you are a good candidate for Forensic Hypnosis.