How to do Inductions http://howtodoinductions.com/rss.xml en Getting Started! http://howtodoinductions.com/node/35 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Getting Started!</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Graham</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2016-02-28T16:22:48+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 02/28/2016 - 16:22</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Every script you will find on this site has been tried and tested and specially selected as perfect for the beginner hypnotist. In fact, strictly-speaking, they are not "scripts" at all. These are transcripts of actual hypnotic inductions in practice. To get started, you have a number of options:</p> <ul><li>You can head straight to our <a href="/inductions">inductions</a> page and get practising!</li> <li>Or, some people like to start by fine-tuning their <a href="/pretalk">pre-talk</a>.</li> <li>Then move on to playing around with the <a href="/exercises">imagination exercises</a>.</li> <li>If you would like to provide some kind of framework to your use of inductions, you are always welcome to pick up a copy of <a href="/downloads">The Anatomy of Inductions</a>. However, we would advise you to register (for free!) first, as you will then be able to purchase our e-book at half-price.</li> </ul><p>So, whether you are interested in rapid inductions, or classics like a <a href="/inductions/pmr">progressive muscle relaxation</a>, if you prefer direct inductions like <a href="/inductions/elman">the Dave Elman induction</a>, or the indirect techniques used by Milton Erickson, you're in the right place!</p> </div> </div> </div> Sun, 28 Feb 2016 16:22:48 +0000 Graham 35 at http://howtodoinductions.com http://howtodoinductions.com/node/35#comments Hypnosis Training, Feb 2018! http://howtodoinductions.com/training <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Hypnosis Training, Feb 2018!</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Graham</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-11-01T00:34:13+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:34</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> </div> </div> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:34:13 +0000 Graham 57 at http://howtodoinductions.com http://howtodoinductions.com/training#comments http://howtodoinductions.com/training#comments Bendy Legs http://howtodoinductions.com/inductions/bendy <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Bendy Legs</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Graham</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/30/2017 - 00:55</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Introduction</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This induction is based on a routine performed by the Amazing Kreskin. It can be used as an imagination exercise, or an induction.</p> <p>Start by asking your subject to stand in front of a chair, with the chair against the back of their legs.</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Transcript</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Now, you know what it feels like to sit down, right? You've had that experience many times. And that must mean that you've had the experience of preparing to sit down. You know, that split-second between your brain sending the signal to sit down and you actually sitting down.</p> <p>So, what's gonna happen in a moment, when you close your eyes, is that you're going to be pulled into that chair. You won't fall. </p> <p>It's as if your knees will be pulled forward and you'll slowly be forced to sit down.</p> <p>Okay? Good. So, close your eyes.</p> <p>And focus.</p> <p>That's right, it's already starting. Notice how your legs want to bend. And focus on that feeling. Your knees are starting to be pulled forward. </p> <p>Focus on that sensation and notice it getting stronger and stronger</p> <p>Already, your knees are starting to bend forward. They're starting to bend forward, bending forward, </p> <p>Because something seems to be pulling you back into a sitting position</p> <p>And the legs are bending now, that's right.</p> <p>And the more your legs bend, the more you can notice that force pulling you towards the chair, or perhaps pushing down on your shoulders, as your legs keep on bending and bending</p> <p>More and more, bending beneath you,</p> <p>That's right, bending even more now.</p> <p>The legs are bending, they're bending, more and more, bending beneath you</p> <p>Until you feel them bending completely and you fall down into that chair...</p> <p>And as you flop comfortably into that chair, your head can drop forward, as you drift down into that nice focused state of hypnosis.</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-commentary field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This induction relies on two principles.</p> <p>Firstly, as your subject stands with their eyes closed, they will naturally start to sway. However, as they sway backwards, their legs will be forced to bend. This is the reason that you start by talking about the knees being pulled forward, as you want to shift the focus to the front of their legs.</p> <p>Secondly, this is an exercise in pacing and leading. As your subject feels their legs bending, you act as if this is precisely what you expected and is a result of your suggestions. You then suggest that they will bend even further.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-tips field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Tips</div> <div class="field__item"><p>You begin by asking your subject to stand such that they can feel the chair against the back of their legs. You can give the excuse that you want them to be able to feel safe, so they know where the chair is when they fall down!</p> <p>Whilst you are explaining what you will be doing, you might want to stand with your hand on their shoulder. This is to stop them already swaying and giving the game away.</p> <p>For safety reasons, you may want to have the chair up against a wall, or have some other means of ensuring it does not move when they sit down.</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-credit field--type-text field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Credit</div> <div class="field__item">The Amazing Kreskin</div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:55:31 +0000 Graham 55 at http://howtodoinductions.com http://howtodoinductions.com/inductions/bendy#comments Inductions http://howtodoinductions.com/inductions <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Inductions</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Graham</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-09-09T09:16:40+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:16</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The inductions in this section are listed in the order that I would suggest learning them. For an absolute beginner, I would recommend starting with <a href="http://howtodoinductions.com/inductions/magnetic">Magnetic Hands</a>, then a <a href="http://howtodoinductions.com/inductions/pmr">PMR</a>, then the <a href="http://howtodoinductions.com/inductions/fractionation">fractionation conversation</a>. And so on...</p> <p>However, things are never that straightforward! Some people start with the 8-word induction and find that it suits their personality and style perfectly - and there's nothing wrong with that.</p> <p>The scripts are not designed to be read word-for-word. You'll quickly find that if you do that, the induction will lack the personal touch and congruence which the subject needs. It's also difficult for you to keep an eye on how the subject is responding if you're struggling to find your place on the page!</p> <p>Instead, they are offered as a source of ideas and inspiration. If you treat them as such, you will soon find that you'll be adapting the ideas to suit your own style and coming up with new and fresh inductions of your own.</p></div> </div> </div> Sat, 09 Sep 2017 09:16:40 +0000 Graham 51 at http://howtodoinductions.com http://howtodoinductions.com/inductions#comments Floating Candle Induction http://howtodoinductions.com/inductions/floating <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Floating Candle Induction</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Graham</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 06/19/2017 - 16:57</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Introduction</div> <div class="field__item"><p>The Floating Candle was created as a variation of eye-fixation, for those seeking to use their imagination during the induction.</p> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Transcript</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Hypnotist: “What I would like you to do is just imagine a candle, up on the wall. It could be on a shelf, on some kind of old-time candle-holder fixed to the wall, or just floating in mid-air, over there.</p> <p>“And just let me know when you can see it.”</p> <p>Client: “I can see it.”</p> <p>H: “Good. And all I really need you to do…”</p> <p>[Hypnotist begins to speak more slowly, mainly on the client's exhalations]</p> <p>H: “Is keep your eyes resting on that candle and noticing whatever you notice. </p> <p>“And I wonder, is that candle lit?”</p> <p>C: “Yes, it is.”</p> <p>H: “And is that flame still, or flickering? What do you see?”</p> <p>C: “It's flickering, but only slightly. It's mostly kinda still.”</p> <p>H: “That's what I had guessed. But I'm glad you noticed that as well.</p> <p>“So, now, let your eyes…</p> <p>[Waits for the next blink]</p> <p>H: “That's right… just continue to rest on that candle. You may even find your focus narrowing even more, as you focus on that flame, just over there… and just look at that point.... just keep focusing on that spot, without moving those restful eyes...</p> <p>“And while you keep looking at that spot, perhaps your eyes wonder around a little bit, but always coming back to it in a gentle easy going comfortable way, you can become aware of the muscles around your eyes.... how they are holding your eyes up.... that's right... and your eyelids... and what they feel like....</p> <p>“You may [waits for them to blink] blink a bit more frequently [waits for them to blink again] that's right... and your breathing might get deeper, as you relax.</p> <p>“Now, as your eyes are resting on that flame over there, attracting your focus, your mind wrapped around the idea of that flame on that candle where your eyes are resting now, the eyelids may perhaps become heavy… or your eyes want to close. But I don’t want you to close them just yet.</p> <p>“Let them remain open.</p> <p>“And lots of people, as they begin to go into hypnosis, find that their focus becomes increasingly fuzzy... vision getting dim and misty... And as you look at that flame you might see that it begins to waver... or maybe you see it blurring... </p> <p>[Pause]</p> <p>“That's it...</p> <p>“You may not even have noticed what is happening with the rest of your body... your arms and legs getting heavy, just as your eyelids get heavier and heavier. And as you think about how nice it would be to allow your eyes and eyelids to relax... and close those tired eyes…</p> <p>“I would like you to conceive of that flame as a doorway, a portal if you will to your special place. You know that place... of peace and calm, safety and serenity…</p> <p>“And as you focus your eyes on that flame and as they become more tired and more heavy and<br /> more restful…</p> <p>“When you are ready, you can step through that doorway, as you ...close your eyes. </p> <p>“And closing those eyes means you can relax straight into that special place… And whilst you are there, you may as well take the time to look around. See what you see, hear what you hear and feel what you feel… Notice whatever it is that you notice in that special place… Perhaps colours stand out to you, sounds that you can hear… maybe an idea pops into your head… Take this time to allow your subconscious mind to collect whatever resources it feels it wants to, to bring back with you, to assist you and empower you to be all that you intend to be...”</p> <p>[Pause]</p> <p>[Deepen, move to therapy/phenomena, or awaken.]</p> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-tips field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Tips</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Coming Soon!</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:57:15 +0000 Graham 46 at http://howtodoinductions.com http://howtodoinductions.com/inductions/floating#comments