Hypnosis can be used to find lost items. Sometimes the mind deliberately forgets where something is, sometimes the mind can be persuaded to remember where the lost item was last seen.
One famous case of remembering a lost item was where a woman put away her wedding ring, and then could not find it. Putting it away was a metaphor for her failing marriage, and her mind refused to let her 'find' the ring again until hypnosis revealed the location of the lost item.
The Finding Lost Items script uses the metaphor of the memory bubbling up like bubbles in a pond and gives several ways of allowing the mind to release the knowledge of the lost item so it can be found again.
|[Use your normal induction to trance... then....]|
Pond metaphor... memories laid down in layers
|I wonder if you can imagine a pond or a small lake somewhere... a place where there is quiet water... with gentle ripples on the surface... and clear water underneath...||V||calming metaphor|
|and imagine now... that you were able to see down into that pond... in your mind... swimming effortlessly down through clear warm water... among gently waving plants and fish darting away...||V||idea of depth|
|floating... safe and secure... allowing the current to carry you this way and that... becoming aware of all the things under the surface...||reassure non swimmers!|
|And here and there are clear patches on the bottom... areas of flat lake bed ... a soft comfortable surface made up of layer upon layer... and each layer is laid down day after day by material falling from above...||V||Metaphor of exposing the layers|
|and those layers build up... year after year... leaves float slowly down... dust and sand drift down... deeper and deeper... forming a complete record of everything that has happened to that pond... gently laying down a perfect history of events...||M||all memories are there waiting...|
|And as your mind drifts slowly around that place... you notice here and there... shafts of light penetrating down into the water... and where the light shines the layers are illuminated... and now and then a bright crystal bubble detaches... and rises to the surface...||M||Light = understanding|
|And you can watch as another bubble detaches and rises... expanding as it goes... wobbling and weaving its way to the surface uncertainly... rising...||M||small inevitable change|
|And allow yourself to drift across the sands of time... knowing that nothing matters... nothing is important... just relaxing... floating... drifting...|
|and as part of your mind is feeling that floaty... drifty... way... another part of your mind is going through old memories... like watching scraps of an old movie... things appear and disappear... fading in and out of focus...||D||suggestions of incomplete images|
|and in your mind... you can become aware of another bubble that is ready to detach... and somehow you know that it is ready now... laid down in those layers long ago... things have happened... and that bubble is now feeling the pressure to rise... to emerge... to come out into the light...||D||Ready to come up|
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|[The rest of this script is available in the Key Hypnosis Scripts collection]|
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