Dr. Flower’s Induction

Introduction Dr. Sidney Flowers created an incredibly simple yet effective induction, that rightly bears his name and is a favourite of many hypnotists. The Dr. Flowers induction utilises eye fixation, expectation and fractionation. It is particularly useful for situations where physical touch is not appropriate (meaning that inductions like the Elman are not allowed). The induction is recognisable by the fact that the client opens and closes their eyes as the hypnotist counts down. Some variations have the hypnotee open-and-close between numbers. Others might have them close on (e.g.) even numbers and open on odd. Transcript I would like you to start, by picking a point on that wall, where you can focus all of your attention. Look at that...

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The Sinking Spot

Introduction The Sinking Spot induction is a unique take on the classic eye-fixation induction. It includes a built–in hallucination and uses the physical occurrence of the eyes lowering to suggest going 'deeper' into a hypnotic experience. Transcript All you need to do is keep your head still and follow my finger-tips with your eyes. Okay? -- “Okay.” Right, so, look here… [Hypnotist holds up his hand at eye-level in front of the client, his hand in a Cub Scout salute, with his forefinger and middle finger pointing straight-up. He taps the fingertips of his upright fingers, to emphasise where the client is to focus.] [spacer height="1.5em"] I am going to move my fingers back and forth like this... [Hypnotist waves...

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