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Rehearsal Induction



It's smart to read through this to get the basic idea. It's a very fun script to vary elements with.

Ideally, the person is sitting in a chair with one arm on an armrest for you to bend.

In a while I will hypnotize you but before we do that I'd like to practice it with you, alright?

All I will do is take your wrist and lift your arm like this.

Pick up their wist as said and bend their arm until about 90 degrees.

And you will be in trance. Not yet, of course. We're simply practicing. And when I lower it again, you could awaken.

Lower their hand again. Continue to execute the movements as you speak.

It's really that easy. All I have to do is reach out, pick up your wrist and lift your arm. Your eyes might already want to close as you go into trance. I don't want you to go into trance just yet, as this is something that will help you to go into a deep state of hypnosis.

And once your hand is all the way up here, can feel very easy to remain in this state and naturally awaken when I put your hand down again.

Gently lower/soften your voice over the next steps.

We're just practicing. I will reach out and lift your hand, raising it gently as your eyes want to close and relax even deeper. Allowing your mind to go deeper into trance as you listen to my voice.

And find yourself returning to more awareness as I lower your hand again. It really will be this easy.

I might add a few steps as we continue to practice. Perhaps you notice that your arm would stop at a point, staying there easily and that your breathing also goes slower while your eyes might want to relax even more.

And as I gently press down you could awaken again or even remain nice and relaxed.


Repeat this with the person you're working with, adding more steps every cycle and looking for trance indicators. Generally after 2-3 cycles, their hand already starts moving without you lifting it.

Some steps you can add:

How does it work?

This inductions leans heavily on expectation and fractionation. We lower expectation of performance by calling it practice. There is no need to "go into trance" specifically at any point. Going up and down repeatedly helps the person to let go a little more and it is easy to build on.

Adding more steps with every cycle also plays a soft role in overloading. It helps a lot of people to let go because they can't pay attention to everything anyway and you're guiding.