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I'm kinda surprised to find this section of the forum currently empty.  So with that in mind I will start it off with a simple yet one of the most powerful inductions I currently know of ... the Elman Induction.  Now I know and you will probably find hundreds of different variations of this induction but this is the one I learned when I first got certified in hypnosis.


Take a long deep breath, fill up your lungs real good and hold it for a second. Now when you exhale, close your eyes down... And let yourself relax. Get rid of that surface tension in your body, let your shoulders relax. It’s okay to relax today.


Now put your awareness on your eyelids.  You know that you can relax those eyes beautifully.  You know that you can relax those eyes deeply, that as long as you choose not to remove that relaxation those eyelids just won’t work … And when you know that you’ve done that, hold on to that relaxation, give them a good test, make sure they won’t work … and notice how good it feels.  Test them hard, it’s okay (pause) that’s good.  Stop testing let yourself relax much more.

That quality of relaxation you are allowing in your eyes is the quality of relaxation I’d like you to let yourself have throughout your entire body.  So take that same quality bring it up to the top of your head …  And send it down through your body from the top of your head to the tip  of your toes.  Let go of every muscle.  Let go of every nerve.  Let go of every fiber … And let yourself drift much, deeper, relaxed.  You got it.


Now let’s really deepen this state.  In a moment I will ask you to open your eyes.  When you close your eyes, send a wave of relaxation through  your body, so very quickly, you’ll allow this physical part of you to relax … Ten times deeper.  Just want it and you can have it.  Let your eyes become open … close your eyes … And really … Let go.  Feel your body relax, much more.  You’re doing fine.

In a moment I’ll ask you to open and close your eyes again.  This time when you close your eyes, double this physical relaxation … Really let It grow twice as deep.  Let your eyes become open … Way down … Deeper  … Deeper … Relaxed.


In a moment we’ll do it one more time … And notice how well it comes in this time as you learn how simple it is … At least double it.  All right let your eyes become open … Way down …really let go.  That’s good.  That’s good.


In a moment I’m going to lift your right arm and drop it.  Don’t help me lift that arm … And when it drops down, just notice  how much more, your body can relax very easily.  (arm drop) perfect. Way down.  Great…

Now the body is relaxed … so let’s get the mind relaxed, that’s really what we want to do.  When your mind is relaxed you really can achieve anything you can think of,  within certain restrictions of course.  In a moment  I’ll ask you to slowly begin counting out loud, backwards, starting with the number 100.  After each number, simply say the words “deeper relaxed”.  After each number double your mental relaxation, let your mind grow twice as calm and still and serene.  No if you do this, you’ll discover by the time you just say a couple numbers, doesn’t take long, you’ve relaxed your mind so beautifully and so completely, you’ve  actually relaxed all the rest of the numbers out.  Want that … And you can have it quickly.


Slowly begin counting out loud, backwards, starting with the number 100.  Saying the words, deeper relaxed … And relax those numbers right out of your mind.


“100 deeper relaxed”


That’s good.


“99 deeper relaxed”


That’s fine


“98 deeper relaxed”


Now you can let those numbers grow dim and distant, they’re not important.


“97 deeper relaxed”


And when you’re ready just push them out.


“96 deeper relaxed”


Now push them on out, jest tell them to leave and they will go.  Just let them go … And let them be gone.


… Numbers all gone?


(or , continue until yes is the reply)


Now I hope this helps anybody who is new to hypnosis or has not used the Elman induction before.  You can also find quite a few examples of this on youtube  but like I said there are many variations of it.  This is the purest form I know of and while learning it I made a few changes to it to make it more natural for me.  But what I found it when I tweaked it, the induction did not work.  I don't know why I just went back to this script and my inductions started working again.  So keep that in mind if you do make certain changes it may not work as well  but it if it doesn't just go back to the original script.

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