This is a popular Dave Elman Induction, which I frequently use when working with my clients. You can use this induction when working with clients. Make sure your subject follows your instructions word for word. When you are finished with your induction, your subject will be in a state of receptivity ( light trance). Follow up with the script of positive suggestions for change.
“Take a long deep breath in and breath out. Focus on your breath. Let the relaxation set in
Move your attention into your eye-lids. Relax them. Imagine as if they are so very heavy and sleepy. So droopy and relaxed that even if you tried to open your eyelids, you wouldn’t be able to do so. Now tried hard to open your eyes and imagine you can not. The harder you try, the more relaxed they feel. Go ahead try hard to open them, but you can not. Try even harder, and it feel like a chore trying to open them. They feel more relaxed and heavy now.
Stop trying and relax even deeper. Feel the relaxation around your eyes. Feel it slowly spreading all throughout your face now. Let go.
In a moment I will ask you to open your eyes on the count of three and close them right back. Every time you close yours, imagine you can relax your eye-lids twice as deep. Let’s do this right now. One, Two, Three, open your eyes and close them. Go deeper relaxed. Allow the relaxation slowly spread throughout your face. One Two Three open yours and close them right back. Go deeper. And one more time, One Two Three open and close. That’s right deeper and deeper relaxed. Send that wave of relaxation all throughout your body now. Go deeper.
Now before we begin your mental relaxation, I would like to test your physical relaxation. I will take your hand for a moment and see how relaxed you are. Don’t try to help me or hinder in any way. Imagine your whole arm and hand feeling heavy, sleepy and droopy like a rag doll. If that’s ok for me to take your hand now, nod your head to me…. OK good. ( Take their left or right hand and test their physical relaxation, make sure it is relaxed and droopy)
Good, now that your body is relaxed, let’s relax your mind.
I suggest that you begin to imagine numbers in your mind now from 200 going backwards one by one. As you see these numbers in your mind, count them out loud and say the words “deeper relaxed” after each number. Like this “ 200 deeper relaxed..199 deeper relaxed and so all the way down…” Go ahead and begin counting now…
Go deeper relaxed after each number. More and more relaxed. Deep sleep, more and more relaxed.”
Elena Beloff is Certified Consulting Hypnotist available for hypnosis in NYC. Hypnosis NYC