The progressive relaxation induction is the easiest hypnotic induction. The progressive relaxation hypnosis is simple and reliable, and every hypnotist should learn the progressive relaxation induction. Progressive relaxation induction is also called the Jacobson relaxation method. The basic progressive muscle relaxation script technique (PMR) is to tense and then relax each muscle group, progressing from the head to the feet, while suggesting deeper relaxation. Progressive relaxation script is quick to learn and progressive relaxation hypnosis will work with everyone, but sometimes can take a long time to induce trance. With the progressive relaxation induction it can be difficult to tell when to stop the hypnotic induction. Learning the progressive relaxation induction is good practice for beginners, but there are better hypnotic inductions.
Progressive Relaxation Hypnosis Induction
PRE TALK SECTION
I would like you to sit down or lie down and make yourself as comfortable as you can...I loosen any tight clothes.... take off your shoes if you want... take anything bulky out of your pockets so that you can relax easilyI please make sure your cell phone has gone into trance already... Metaphor I am going to speak to you about relaxation... about comfort... so your mind can drift off to.... enjoy a new experience....Iseeding ideas Hypnosis is safe and pleasant and at all times part of you will be in trance and some part of you will be aware of what is going on.... and you will be able to come out of trance any time you want to ..... the feeling of trance is a lovely relaxed peacefulness... you will feel as if you could do anything... but you just can't be bothered.... you would rather relax and enjoy the experience....Ireassurance = you have control everything I say will be intended for your own good, and anything I mistakenly might say that might not be, you can just ignore it and let it go by.... Safety If at any time you want to move to make yourself even more comfortable... you can do that... you are in control....Dreassurance I am going to ask you to close your eyes, and while you are going into trance I will be touching you on one or both wrists... Bind is that OK? Permission to proceed
BREATHING INDUCTION SECTION
Allow yourself to settle down comfortably now.... and when you are comfortable... think about being supported... when you become aware of how the chair is touching your back... just allow your eyes to close. Permissive Bind Breath 1Now take a deep breath and hold it .... and when you let it out .... slowly.... just let your body relax.... that's right.... just relax as far as you are comfortable... Use the natural parasympathetic response Breath 2And now take another deep breath.... and this time when you release it .... just release all the tension in your body... just allow yourself to relax completely... Breath 3And when you are ready... take another deep breath.... and this time really let go.... let go any remaining tension.... MetaphorAllow your arms and legs and hands and head to go limp and loose and floppy.... just like a rag doll.... or imagine an old coat thrown across a chair....VVisualization CapabilityAnd as relaxed as you are now... you may be surprised to learn that you can be even more relaxed.... deeper and deeper relaxed... ten times more relaxed.... even more....Ipresupposition
FIRST PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION
EyesNow focus your attention on your eyes... on those tiny muscles that close your eyelids... and you can control those muscles.... I wonder if you can imagine them so relaxed that they will just not work....I Headand when you are sure that those eyes are so relaxed that they won't work then allow that relaxation to spread to the muscles of your forehead... feel those muscles spreading out and...