Will Always Be More Effective
Induction is a type of tool to assist an individual to use the ability that each and everyone of us possesses such as to enable us to go into a trance. The subconscious mind can continue to hear what is said and for this reason the subconscious can continue being stimulated in the same way by using the senses. A personalised induction is used to help an individual focus his or her awareness on something and to slowly move towards the intended result. Inductions that might work for one person might not necessarily work for another, as no one person is the same. We all have different needs, likes and dislikes, cultures, thoughts and so forth, even though we all seem to appear similar. It is due to all these differences that might make a more personalised induction more successful for an individual. “One of the most fundamental conclusions drawn by Erickson after his years of observation was that every individual is unique” (Havens, 2003, p.23). Some hypnotists use a generic type script compared to other hypnotists that choose to write a personalised script that is specially tailored for the individual person. The type of script that is considered more effective is open for debate. A personalised induction may or may not work effectively as it depends on a variety of factors which will be discussed further on. A hypnotist’s technique and style might also have an influence on the client’s capability of becoming hypnotised or not.
People have always been aware of the unconscious mind. The work of Pierre Janet (1859–1947) focused on the investigation of splitting the conscious from the subconscious parts of the psyche. Janet believed that the conscious mind would slowly suppress through the levels of hypnotic induction and thus the subconscious mind would take over. “As the conscious mind was gradually suppressed through the phases of the hypnotic induction, so the unconscious mind gradually