Yes, but with reservations, as you will read:
Hypnotism as practiced by physicians and the like is essentially guided self-hypnosis. The brain changes in measurable ways from a normal "awake" state (or Beta brain wave frequency) gradually down through alpha state when the brain waves slow down and you become more relaxed and then finally to a theta state. See Here. When you fall asleep you go through these stages and finally into a delta state, which is sleep.
In practice people's susceptibility to guiding themselves or being guided, varies enormously, but most people are able to be hypnotized to some degree. Once you are in this state, you are able to focus and concentrate very much better than "normally". This may well enable you to remember fine details of that front door, even chips in the paintwork and tiny plants growing through cracks in the concrete.
Theta state is a deeper state of relaxation; this is a common state of
hypnosis and meditation. Theta allows you to access memories.
From reference above.
There's a couple of interesting tidbits from psychologytoday.com here.
The key to understanding the ability of hypnosis to improve memory is
found in how our memory works in the first place. Memory is actually a
complicated system that remains not fully understood. There are the
very short term memories (like recalling a phone number) which last a
few seconds. The long term memory works in a two stage process. First,
you store the experience somewhere in you mind and secondly, we have
to recall that memory. Problems may occur in either system: the
storage or retrieval.
The first question is what and how were you trying to store that
information? What cognitive mode were you using (visual, auditory,
written, sensory, etc)? What was the context of the situation? What
were any associations about the information?
and (Slight edit for it to make contextual sense)
memory retrieval is accomplished by helping the subject focus on the
experience and sequence of details increasing the vividness of each
memory until all the information was recalled. Police have used
hypnotists to help witnesses recall details of crime scenes. This has
actually led to the thorny issue of false memories
So the answer would seem to be a qualified yes, so it depends on how well you can focus your mind upon a singular series of sensory impressions, emotions and thoughts you had at the time. So it all depends on your ability to relax into a theta state, even if only for a brief moment, just long enough for you to recall what you need.
Other References Taken from an article by:
Steve G. Jones, Ed.S. has been practicing hypnotherapy since the
1980s. He is the author of 22 books on Hypnotherapy. Steve 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 Steve G. Jones School of Clinical Hypnotherapy.
Steve G. Jones, Ed.S. is a board certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. He
has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Florida
(1994), a master's degree in education from Armstrong Atlantic State
University (2007), and is currently working on a doctorate in
education, Ed.D., at Georgia Southern University
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