Hypnosis Induction Scripts
There are numerous ways of 'inducing' a trance state in a client. They can be permissive ("I wonder if you would like to notice how...") or authoritarian ("You can feel your arms relaxing...") - these are also known as direct and indirect methods of induction.
Which method you use will depend on your own preference - many therapists feel uncomfortable using a direct induction whilst others will use nothing else. The hypnotic subject's expectations will probably also determine which method you use. Some people expect to be hypnotized instantly and you may find a long, drawn out progressive relaxation script will create resistance in your subject.
Included are a few variations, please practice using different methods so that you have the right one at hand for when you need it.
Arm levitation can be used in trance and also to induce hypnosis
For this induction we use a color ball lamp with the sound effects turned off and set the color to blue. The lamp reflects a blue light onto the ceiling. However if you are unable to find this lamp then an up-lighter with a blue bulb will perform equally well.
An ideal induction and visualization that most clients will be able to relate to.
Hypnotic induction for clients who are seeking healing through chakra balancing
Float away on a cloud with this hypnosis script from Hypnotic World
Give clients the most relaxing experience imaginable with this hypnosis script.
Dropped Coin Induction
Use the Dropped Coin induction as a convincer, suggestibility test or a fun induction for children.
Induce a client into a hypnotic trance starting with the rolling of the eyes.
Take clients into trance with the relaxing facial massage-visualizing induction.
Fish Tank Induction
A hypnotic induction ideal for those who are interested in marine life
Produce a profound hypnotic trance with this this fractionation script session
The glued hands induction can also be used as convincer for sceptical clients.
...Perhaps you can also create the most beautiful, perfect garden? With your favourite flowers and shrubs - inhale the fragrance of your favourite flower - and go deeper into relaxation...
Take your client on a relaxing journey during an imaginary holiday with this induction script.
Induce clients into a hypnotic trance using this calming lake induction script.
Magic Carpet Induction
The Magic Carpet induction is ideal for younger children
Overloading a subject can be a very powerful way of inducing trance.
Painting Picket Fence
Designed for the analytical client who has difficulty letting go, and who dislikes to be told what to do.
Encourage a concentrated focus of attention with this induction, coupled with suggestions for progressive relaxation.
The postural sway induction will be used mostly in stage hypnosis - however there may be times where you find it useful in a client setting.
Rapid hypnosis induction - for stage hypnosis or for use with clients when time is of the essence.
Remove suggestions of relaxation that can sometimes persist after a hypnosis session
The rigid arm induction is an excellent means of convincing the client that he or she is in hypnosis and will also serve as a way of you being able to re-evaluate the progress.
Sands of Time
Help your clients to enter hypnosis with this Sands of Time Induction and Deepener from Hypnotic World
Scottish Highlands Double Dice
Induce a hypnosis trance with the visualization of this historic game.
This Seven Steps Induction uses hand levitation to induce clients into a deep state of hypnosis.
(Or, How to Hypnotize a Sleeping Person) This method is ideal for hypnotizing a sleeping partner or child.
Induction best suited for people who might find it difficult to cooperate with a longer, progressive induction.
An induction to be used with a hypnotic spiral to bring about a state of trance.
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