Improve Your MemoryGreg Thompson
Memory Improvement Through Hypnosis
American President Teddy Roosevelt was famous for remembering the name of every man, woman, and child he had ever met. Countless stories from Mr. Roosevelt’s gardener, chauffeur, cook etc. recount that he not only knew them by name but also knew the names of their husband or wife and children. Roosevelt himself stated on many different occasions that it was the strength of his phenomenal memory more than anything else that catapulted him to the position of the president of the United States. But how do we account for his remarkable ability to remember names and details, and more importantly how can we achieve the same type of results that Roosevelt achieved?
The Secret of the False Belief
Famous American humorist Will Rodgers said,” It isn’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so”. Most of us have been told that there is only so much storage space in the brain, so we shouldn’t fill it up with unnecessary details and facts. To use the vernacular of Will Rodgers, this belief simply “ain’t so”. The truth is the human brain is so large and well-designed that we have the ability to remember everything that happens to us in an entire lifetime. Hypnotists have proved this time and again by regressing clients back to an earlier time and allowing them to remember details that were long since thought to be forgotten. The irony is that this very belief that we cannot remember everything keeps us from doing it.
The Deletion Retention Conundrum
Another seemingly contradictory fact about the human mind is that we are deletion creatures. There are so many sights, sounds, smells and sensations available to our senses that we must delete 99 % of the information in order to concentrate on the things that are most interesting to us. For example, if you attend a large party and engage in an interesting discussion or debate with a guest there, most likely you will remember the discussion well but will have deleted almost everything else about the party from your conscious awareness. However, other aspects of the party have been stored in your memory, just beyond your conscious awareness. Thus, what you choose to remember is merely a function of focused attention. If you, like Roosevelt, learn to focus your attention on a person’s name, even for a second, years later when you meet again, you will be able to access that information.
The professionals at Moving Minds Hypnotherapy Gold Coast can help you understand that, at a very deep unconscious level, your capacity for memory is virtually limitless. In addition, you will be given a posthypnotic suggestion to learn to focus your attention on what you wish to learn. Much like a fast draw gun artist, you will be able to instantly focus on your target, squeeze off the shot and quickly move to the next target.