In today's fast paced society, we are constantly learning new information and we need to have a better memory to recall it all. Students need a better memory for learning and passing exams. Most people need a better memory to be successful in their careers, and we all could use better memories to remember important facts and dates. However, most people have a difficult time of recalling new ideas and facts. Memory deficiencies often arise as we get older, but there are many other factors that affect our memories, such as depression, stress, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to develop your memory using easy mnemonic techniques and hypnosis and memory enhancement.

Mnemonic devices are helpful memory retention techniques. They come in the forms of words, pictures, or other associations that help you link information and concepts together. Acronyms are a common mnemonic device formed using the initial letters of words or parts of words in a new word or phrase. For example, let's say you want to memorize a shopping list of cheese, ham, eggs, soap, and salsa. You might use the acronym "CHESS" for cheese, ham, eggs, soap, and salsa. The acronym and the effort you put into creating it help you memorize the list.

Acrostic sentences are similar to acronyms. Acrostics are useful for memorizing ordered lists or sequences of events. In an acrostic, you use the beginning letters, syllables, or words of a sentence to remember another message. In school, students are taught the acrostic "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" to remember the order of operations in mathematics (Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction).

Another well-known mnemonic technique is known as the "Method of Loci." This technique was used in ancient times to memorize speeches. In this method, you link information to visual cues along a path. First, you think of a physical pathway you are familiar with, such as the commute to work or a walk through your house. Imagine yourself moving down this pathway, and identify distinct landmarks that you pass by. Each landmark will correspond to something you wish to remember. Once you have identified your path and landmarks, you mentally associate a piece of information with each landmark.

Another technique is the "chunking" method of memorization. This method is helpful in committing to memory a series of numbers, such as dates and social security numbers. For example, you probably remember your social security number as three sets of three digits, or a set of three, two and four digit numbers. Using the chunking trick, you break up a large amount of information into "chunks" that are easier to manage and commit to memory. Additionally, you can group information into categories to help you remember more complex things.

Now that you have learned these memorization techniques, you can use them when you are attempting to remember information. To successfully form a memory, concentrate on what you need to commit to memory, taking five to eight seconds to process the information. You should eliminate distractions from your environment that divert your attention from what you want to remember. Jot down the information, read it aloud, and try to use all of your senses when you are learning new information. If you can experience or associate the information with all of your senses, you will remember it better.

Stress may impair your ability to concentrate and remember information, so you must relax! To cope with anxiety, you may be interested in using hypnosis to improve concentration, memory and recall abilities. Although memorization tricks are useful, stress and lack of focus are the top reasons why people suffer from memory problems and can hamper your success using the techniques. If anxiety and concentration issues are the root cause of your memory problems, you can use hypnosis to improve memory and recall abilities significantly. Your memory will be enhanced by combining memorization tricks with hypnosis and memory improvement techniques.

Hypnotherapy memory improvement techniques will help you relax and concentrate on information. Hypnotherapy and memory techniques help enhance your memory by increasing your awareness, so you will not forget details such as where you left your wallet or keys. Hypnotherapy and memory enhancement will also help you cope with anxieties that interfere with your memory, such as nervousness during a test or a presentation at work. Many students suffer from test anxiety, but this can be overcome by hypnotism therapy treatments. Similarly, many people "freeze" and forget things during public addresses, a problem that can also be overcome by self hypnosis memory improvement.

Hypnotherapy is the best way for you to commit information to memory because it helps you relax and increases the ability to concentrate. You can let hypnosis and your memory work together to eliminate your memory problems. One day, hypnosis and memory may become inseparable as people learn how hypnotherapy can make their lives better.

Author's Bio: 

Alan B. Densky, CH has specialized in the practice of hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming since 1978. He offers hypnosis & NLP CD's for memory and recall improvement and test phobias. Visit his Neuro-VISION Hypnosis site for free resources & MP3 downloads, and his Video Hypnosis Blog for tips & tricks.