Posthypnotic amnesia is a person's inability to recall events or information obtained while in a hypnotic state. This can occur naturally or through hypnotic suggestion. A hypnotist may suggest to a person under hypnosis that he or she will not remember specific information in a wakeful state or only remember specific information when he or she is ready. Fortunately, this type of amnesia is temporary. Even if the hypnotist had suggested to someone that he or she never remember, he or she eventually will. The time frame of remembering is specific to the person.