Sensory Overload Induction

Introduction

The Sensory Overload Induction is a classic distraction induction. The person's attention is focused on evaluating sensory inputs to exclusion of all else. It is relatively easy to do. Just use whatever is happening around them and get the client to focus on each input as it occurs, without giving them time to deal with any one sensation before moving on. It works because it gets over the analytical person's tendency to critically examine every word and suggestion by giving them too many things to think about to keep track of them all, and so their mind just gives up trying and accepts whatever you say. It is particularly useful with analytic or hypervigilant clients who can otherwise be difficult to get into trance.

Transcript

Just settle into the chair, and get comfortable.. I am going to be talking about various things and you might want to keep track of them... or you might not... it's up to you... to let go when you want

so settle back and settle down... and you can close your eyes... anytime you want to ...

And I'd like you to listen to the sound of my voice and the sound of the words that I am using... and maybe think about the shapes of the words...

and as you do become aware of the other sounds around... the sounds from within the building... out in the street... the sounds coming from inside you... and the sounds of my words as they are rising and falling, changing...

and these sounds can be so interesting and you can find them relaxing you... and the only sound you need to listen to as you hear the other sounds is the sound of my voice...

and that sound can make you want to relax and settle even more... and you can find yourself going deeper into the chair as you relax to the words...

and as you relax deeper listening to all those sounds you can become aware of your body in the chair the feel of the chair on your back and the weight of your legs and how your arms are lying relaxed on the arms the arms can get as heavy as the legs are getting heavy... and under your hands your fingers can become aware without moving of the texture of the material and how that texture is similar to and different from the feeling of heavy arms and legs

and you might feel that weight increasing as you lie there thinking about the texture of the sounds and shape of the words and the colour of the weight gently pressing down now... as you relax

and become aware of the feeling of your feet on the floor... and they can begin to become numb and heavy... as you are aware of the sounds and words and relaxing arms and heavy legs... and other parts becoming heavy now just relax

and focus on your breathing and aware of how your breath is allowing to relax more and more to let go and go deeper and deeper as relax into the chair now... your shoulder loosening as your feet go numb and the sounds go round and the weight is relaxing and going down...

and those gentle steady breaths can remind you of how you can ignore everything as you settle down to sleep to let go and allow your mind to drift away... dreamy drifty floating... like a dream taking over and enjoying the feeling of release... calm...

and everything settling more comfortably now like something is finally settled and using those sounds to become even more relaxed... imagine going down deeper and deeper...

nothing to think about... nothing to do... except drifting down and enjoying the feeling... how easily you let go when you want to go...

and feel your whole body becoming away of that body it's shape and size and weight and position as you focus on your breathing it can feel like you are drifting away from it...

Soft and gentle and relaxed... feeling everything relaxing and softening loosening more and more enjoying the release... and now aware that your face is relaxed... your jaw is relaxing... thinking or not thinking aware of all the tension is gone completely

and down relaxed released not thinking not knowing not caring every muscle relaxed feeling so good... so calm... know you could ... but can't be bothered...

And everything lets go... goes down until there is only being and not being... floating and drifting... so nice to just let go...

[either do another deepener, or carry on with the therapy]

Credit
Credit: http://www.hypknowsis.co.nz/SC75-Sensory-Overload-Induction.php