Exercises Outline for Class Practice Sessions
Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, FNGH

   1. Exercise 1 – Elman-Banyan Induction and Eme...
f.   Emerge using 1 to 3 count.

       g. End, with, “And, you do feel good, don’t you.”

       h. Do this three times i...
e. If they pass the Arm Catalepsy Test, go on to the Number Block Test. Test after
          emerging them from hypnosis.
...
g. Un-regress your practice partner, saying “In a moment, I will count from 1 to 5 and you
          will be all grown up ...
e. Start with, “In a moment, we will go back to that time when you were ___ years old,
          and _______ (name the pla...
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Exercise 1 – Elman-Banyan Induction and Emerge

          a. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?”

          ...
relaxation to the top of your head, and this time, send it down across your body as if you could double
that relaxation. S...
Exercise 2 – Elman-Banyan Induction, Eye Catalepsy, and Emerge

          a. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me n...
Now, let’s do that one more time... Once again take your attention to your eyelids and just like before
test them to make ...
Exercise 3 – Elman-Banyan Induction, Eyelid Catalepsy, Arm
Catalepsy, and Emerge

          a. Ask, “Would you like to do ...
Good, now once again take your attention to your eyelids and just like before, test them to make sure
they won't work. Goo...
(Lift the arm out in front of your subject and give it a small shake. Then let go of it. If her arm does not
stay up in fr...
Exercise 4 – Elman-Banyan Induction, Eyelid and Arm Catalepsy,
Number Block and Emerge

          a. Ask, “Would you like ...
all of the lifting. And, when I let it drop back down let yourself go much deeper. (Lift hand and drop it.)
Beautiful.

Go...
In a moment, I am going to lift your arm by the wrist and then I would like you to hold it out there.

 (Lift the arm out ...
And, you do feel good, don’t you. (Smile and nod your head.)




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Exercise 5 – Elman-Banyan Induction, All Depth Tests, and Emerge

          a. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me...
Now In a moment, I am going to lift your right arm by the wrist. I'm going to do this to find out how well
you have relaxe...
(Arm Catalepsy Test)

In a moment, I am going to lift your arm by the wrist and then I would like you to hold it out there...
In a moment, I am going to lift your arm by the wrist and I would like for you to leave it out there for me
once again. (L...
As I gently stroke the back of your hand it begins to tingle or feel numb. (Gently stroke the back of her
hand from the wr...
depending where you are when you are practicing testing for positive hallucinations.) Then continue
with, Very good. Close...
Exercise 6 – Age Regression Role Play (No Hypnotic Induction)

          a. Agree in advance on the date and time of the “...
(Emerge)

In a moment, I’m going to count from 1 to 3. When I get to three, open your eyes and emerge. 1, 2, 3.

(Say this...
Now, take a look at my hand, take in a nice deep breath, let it out and close your eyes, and relax
further... (Student mus...
Two, relaxing more and more with each breath that you exhale.
Three, feeling safe, secure and attending only to the sound ...
In a moment, I’m going to count from 1 to 3. When I get to three, open your eyes and emerge. 1, 2, 3.

(Say this first thi...
Exercise 8 – Real Age Regression to a Prearranged Time, and Then
Affect Bridge.

          a. Agree in advance on the date...
Now, take your attention to your eyelids. You can relax your eyelids so much that they just won't work.
Do that for me now...
Five, as your body relaxes, your mind relaxes and your body relaxes much further.

(Further Deepening – The Three Things W...
Proceed by asking questions about what is happening; what they are doing; and how they feel about it.
Stay in present tens...
Exercise 9 – The Eight Word Induction

             a. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?”

             b. ...
And, now I am going to count from 1 down to 5. Which each number go much deeper.

One, relaxing much further.
Two, relaxin...
Copyright © 2007 Calvin D. Banyan. All rights reserved.




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  1. 1. Exercises Outline for Class Practice Sessions Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, FNGH 1. Exercise 1 – Elman-Banyan Induction and Emerge a. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?” b. Ask, “May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder, and maybe even your forehead?” c. Induce hypnosis using Elman-Banyan Induction. d. Emerge using 1 to 3 count. e. End, with, “And, you do feel good, don’t you.” f. Do this three times in a row each, then switch. 2. Exercise 2 – Elman-Banyan Induction, Eye Catalepsy, and Emerge a. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?” b. Ask, “May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder, and maybe even your forehead?” c. Induce hypnosis using Elman-Banyan Induction. d. Do the Eyelid Catalepsy test. e. Emerge using 1 to 3 count. f. End, with, “And, you do feel good, don’t you.” g. Do this three times in a row each, then switch. 3. Exercise 3 – Elman-Banyan Induction, Eyelid Catalepsy, Arm Catalepsy, and Emerge a. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?” b. Ask, “May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder, and maybe even your forehead?” c. Induce hypnosis using Elman-Banyan Induction. d. Do the Eyelid Catalepsy test. e. If they pass the Eyelid Catalepsy test do Arm Catalepsy Test. 1
  2. 2. f. Emerge using 1 to 3 count. g. End, with, “And, you do feel good, don’t you.” h. Do this three times in a row each, then switch. 4. Exercise 4 – Elman-Banyan Induction, Eyelid and Arm Catalepsy, Number Block and Emerge a. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?” b. Ask, “May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder, and maybe even your forehead?” c. Induce hypnosis using Elman-Banyan Induction. d. Do the Eyelid Catalepsy test. 2
  3. 3. e. If they pass the Arm Catalepsy Test, go on to the Number Block Test. Test after emerging them from hypnosis. f. Emerge using 1 to 3 count. g. End, with, “And, you do feel good, don’t you.” h. Do this three times in a row each, then switch. 5. Exercise 5 – Elman-Banyan Induction, All Depth Tests, and Emerge a. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?” b. Ask, “May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder, and maybe even your forehead?” c. Induce hypnosis using Elman-Banyan Induction. d. Do the Eyelid Catalepsy test. e. If they pass the Arm Catalepsy Test, give them the suggestions for the Number Block Test (test occurs after they emerge) and continue on through the depth tests until either they get to Stage 6 or they fail. Remember to test for number block after you emerge the hypnotized person. f. Emerge using 1 to 3 count. g. End, with, “And, you do feel good, don’t you.” h. Do this three times in a row each, then switch. 6. Exercise 6 – Age Regression Role Play (No Hypnotic Induction) a. Agree in advance on the date and time of the “regression.” b. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?” c. Ask, “May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder, and maybe even your forehead?” d. Do not do an induction. Just say, “Pretend to be hypnotized.” e. Start with, “In a moment, we will go back to that time when you were ___ years old, and _______ (name the place or event)”. f. Spend about 3 minutes in the event, staying in present tense. 3
  4. 4. g. Un-regress your practice partner, saying “In a moment, I will count from 1 to 5 and you will be all grown up back here with me.” h. Then you will “emerge” your partner using the 1 to 3 count. i. End with, “And, you do feel good, don’t you.” j. Do this three times in a row each, then switch. 7. Exercise 7 – Real Age Regression to a Prearranged Time. a. Agree in advance on the date and time of the “regression.” b. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?” c. Ask, “May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder and maybe even you forehead?” d. Induce hypnosis using the Elman-Banyan Induction (or other induction as directed by instructor). e. Deepen using The Three Things We Do in Hypnosis Deepening Script. f. Start with, “Ina we will go back to that time when you were ___ years old, and _______ (name the place or event)”. g. Spend about 3 minutes in the event, staying in present tense. h. Un-regress your practice partner, saying “In a moment, I will count from 1 to 5 and you will be all grown up back here with me.” i. Then “emerge” your partner using the 1 to 3 count. j. End with, “And, you do feel good, don’t you.” k. Do this three times in a row each, then switch. 8. Exercise 8 – Real Age Regression to a Prearranged Time, and Then Affect Bridge. a. Agree in advance on the date and time of the “regression.” b. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?” c. Ask, “May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder, and maybe even your forehead?” d. Induce hypnosis using the Elman-Banyan Induction (or other induction as directed by instructor). 4
  5. 5. e. Start with, “In a moment, we will go back to that time when you were ___ years old, and _______ (name the place or event)”. f. Spend about 3 minutes in the event, staying in present tense. g. Do the Affect Bridge, “Focus on that happy feeling, and as I count back from 3 to 1 you will be at an earlier time that you felt that way. 3, 2, and 1. Be there…” Spend about 2 minutes at this event. h. Un-regress your practice partner, saying “In a moment, I will count from 1 to 5 and you will be all grown up back here with me.” i. Then “emerge” your partner using the 1 to 3 count. j. End with, “And, you do feel good, don’t you.” k. Do this two times in a row each, then switch. 9. Eight Word Induction a. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?” b. Ask, “May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder, and maybe even your forehead?” c. Induce hypnosis using the Eight Word Induction, “Press on my hand. Close your eyes. Sleep.” d. Instantly follow that up with one or two sentences that suggest going deeper, or deeper relaxed. e. Do a 1 down to 5 count to deep further, and stabilize the depth of hypnosis. f. Emerge using 1 to 3 count. g. End, with, “And, you do feel good, don’t you.” h. Do this three times in a row each, then switch. 5
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  7. 7. Exercise 1 – Elman-Banyan Induction and Emerge a. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?” b. Ask, “May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder, and maybe even your forehead?” c. Induce hypnosis using Elman-Banyan Induction. d. Emerge using 1 to 3 count. e. End, with, “And, you do feel good, don’t you.” f. Do this three times in a row each, then switch. (Begin) Would you like to do hypnosis with me now? (Get permission to touch.) May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder and maybe even your forehead? (Induce hypnosis using Elman-Banyan Induction.) Now, take a look at my hand, take in a nice deep breath, let it out and close your eyes, and relax further... (Student must memorize this sentence. Once the subject has his or her eyes close the hypnotist can read from the script.) Now, take your attention to your eyelids. You can relax your eyelids so much that they just won't work. Do that for me now. Once you are sure that you have done that, give them a check to make sure that they won't work. ... Good, now stop testing, and go deeper relaxed. Now take the feeling of relaxation that you are allowing in your eyelids to the top of your head. Really let that area of your body relax like your eyelids are relaxed... Now gently send that feeling of relaxation down across your entire body from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet like a warm wave of relaxation... Now In a moment, I am going to lift your right arm by the wrist. I'm going to do this to find out how well you have relaxed so far. So let your arm be completely relaxed, heavy like a bag of sand. Now let me do all of the lifting. And, when I let it drop back down let yourself go much deeper. (Lift hand and drop it.) Beautiful. Good, now once again take your attention to your eyelids and just like before, test them to make sure they won't work. Good stop testing. Now take that feeling of relaxation to the top of your head. ... Good, now this time, when you send that feeling of relaxation down across your body, do it as if you could go ten times deeper. Now send that feeling down across you entire body... Good... Now, let’s do that one more time... Once again take your attention to your eyelids and just like before test them to make sure they won't work... Good, stop testing and go deeper. Take that feeling of 7
  8. 8. relaxation to the top of your head, and this time, send it down across your body as if you could double that relaxation. Send it all the way down to the tips of your toes... Now I'm going to help you relax mentally. In a moment, I am going to have you count out loud, softly (said softly) and s - l - o - w - l - y (said slowly). And, I would like you to let it be different from every time that you have ever counted, because I'd like you to put less effort into each number that you count, so that after a few numbers, you will be putting zero effort into the numbers. Then you will have relaxed them out of your mind and they will be gone. Want that and you can have it very easily. Now begin counting, putting about half as much effort into each number as you relax them away. And when they are gone raise your right index finger (touch right finger) to show me how well you are doing... Begin. (Client says "one".) Softer. (Client says "two".) S-l-o-w-e-r with only about half the mental effort. (Client says "three".) Slower, softer and double your relaxation. (If the client says "four".) Softer, and double your mental relaxation. (If the client says "five".) S-l-o-w-e-r, calmer, softer, doubling your mental relaxation. (If the client says "six" tap on the finger and say...) Nothing, nothing, nothing. (If the client says "seven" repeat the process with what you said when she said "one.") Good, now go deeper. And now, as I count from one down to five, let yourself go much deeper. You can always go much deeper. One, relaxing much further. Two, relaxing more and more with each breath that you exhale. Three, feeling safe, secure and attending only to the sound of my voice. Four, deeper and deeper relaxed, as if all you care about now is how much deeper you can go. Five, as your body relaxes, your mind relaxes and your body relaxes much further. (Emerge) In a moment, I’m going to count from 1 to 3. When I get to three, open your eyes and emerge. 1, 2, 3. (Say this first thing.) And, you do feel good, don’t you. (Smile and nod your head.) 8
  9. 9. Exercise 2 – Elman-Banyan Induction, Eye Catalepsy, and Emerge a. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?” b. Ask, “May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder, and maybe even your forehead?” c. Induce hypnosis using Elman-Banyan Induction. d. Do the Eyelid Catalepsy test. e. Emerge using 1 to 3 count. f. End, with, “And, you do feel good, don’t you.” g. Do this three times in a row each, then switch. (Begin) Would you like to do hypnosis with me now? (Get permission to touch.) May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder and maybe even your forehead? (Induce hypnosis using Elman-Banyan Induction.) Now, take a look at my hand, take in a nice deep breath, let it out and close your eyes, and relax further... (Student must memorize this sentence. Once the subject has his or her eyes close the hypnotist can read from the script.) Now, take your attention to your eyelids. You can relax your eyelids so much that they just won't work. Do that for me now. Once you are sure that you have done that, give them a check to make sure that they won't work. ... Good, now stop testing, and go deeper relaxed. Now take the feeling of relaxation that you are allowing in your eyelids to the top of your head. Really let that area of your body relax like your eyelids are relaxed... Now gently send that feeling of relaxation down across your entire body from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet like a warm wave of relaxation... Now In a moment, I am going to lift your right arm by the wrist. I'm going to do this to find out how well you have relaxed so far. So let your arm be completely relaxed, heavy like a bag of sand. Now let me do all of the lifting. And, when I let it drop back down let yourself go much deeper. (Lift hand and drop it.) Beautiful. Good, now once again take your attention to your eyelids and just like before, test them to make sure they won't work. Good stop testing. Now take that feeling of relaxation to the top of your head. ... Good, now this time, when you send that feeling of relaxation down across your body, do it as if you could go ten times deeper. Now send that feeling down across you entire body... Good... 9
  10. 10. Now, let’s do that one more time... Once again take your attention to your eyelids and just like before test them to make sure they won't work... Good, stop testing and go deeper. Take that feeling of relaxation to the top of your head, and this time, send it down across your body as if you could double that relaxation. Send it all the way down to the tips of your toes... Now I'm going to help you relax mentally. In a moment, I am going to have you count out loud, softly (said softly) and s - l - o - w - l - y (said slowly). And, I would like you to let it be different from every time that you have ever counted, because I'd like you to put less effort into each number that you count, so that after a few numbers, you will be putting zero effort into the numbers. Then you will have relaxed them out of your mind and they will be gone. Want that and you can have it very easily. Now begin counting, putting about half as much effort into each number as you relax them away. And when they are gone raise your right index finger (touch right finger) to show me how well you are doing... Begin. (Client says "one".) Softer. (Client says "two".) S-l-o-w-e-r with only about half the mental effort. (Client says "three".) Slower, softer and double your relaxation. (If the client says "four".) Softer, and double your mental relaxation. (If the client says "five".) S-l-o-w-e-r, calmer, softer, doubling your mental relaxation. (If the client says "six" tap on the finger and say...) Nothing, nothing, nothing. (If the client says "seven" repeat the process with what you said when she said "one.") Good, now go deeper. And now, as I count from one down to five, let yourself go much deeper. You can always go much deeper. One, relaxing much further. Two, relaxing more and more with each breath that you exhale. Three, feeling safe, secure and attending only to the sound of my voice. Four, deeper and deeper relaxed, as if all you care about now is how much deeper you can go. Five, as your body relaxes, your mind relaxes and your body relaxes much further. (Eyelid Catalepsy Test) Take your attention to your eyelids, and as you do they become tighter. As I count from one to three, they will twitch and tighten. When I get to three, you will try to open them, but you will not be able to. One, your eyelids are twitching, tightening and locking down. Two, they are tighter and tighter, locking down and stuck like glue. Three, you try to open them but you cannot. Try, but you cannot. Try, but you cannot! Good! Stop trying and go deeper. (Emerge) In a moment, I’m going to count from 1 to 3. When I get to three, open your eyes and emerge. 1, 2, 3. (Say this first thing.) And, you do feel good, don’t you. (Smile and nod your head.) 10
  11. 11. Exercise 3 – Elman-Banyan Induction, Eyelid Catalepsy, Arm Catalepsy, and Emerge a. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?” b. Ask, “May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder, and maybe even your forehead?” c. Induce hypnosis using Elman-Banyan Induction. d. Do the Eyelid Catalepsy test. e. If they pass the Eyelid Catalepsy test do Arm Catalepsy Test. f. Emerge using 1 to 3 count. g. End, with, “And, you do feel good, don’t you.” h. Do this three times in a row each, then switch. (Begin) Would you like to do hypnosis with me now? (Get permission to touch.) May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder and maybe even your forehead? (Induce hypnosis using Elman-Banyan Induction.) Now, take a look at my hand, take in a nice deep breath, let it out and close your eyes, and relax further... (Student must memorize this sentence. Once the subject has his or her eyes close the hypnotist can read from the script.) Now, take your attention to your eyelids. You can relax your eyelids so much that they just won't work. Do that for me now. Once you are sure that you have done that, give them a check to make sure that they won't work. ... Good, now stop testing, and go deeper relaxed. Now take the feeling of relaxation that you are allowing in your eyelids to the top of your head. Really let that area of your body relax like your eyelids are relaxed... Now gently send that feeling of relaxation down across your entire body from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet like a warm wave of relaxation... Now In a moment, I am going to lift your right arm by the wrist. I'm going to do this to find out how well you have relaxed so far. So let your arm be completely relaxed, heavy like a bag of sand. Now let me do all of the lifting. And, when I let it drop back down let yourself go much deeper. (Lift hand and drop it.) Beautiful. 11
  12. 12. Good, now once again take your attention to your eyelids and just like before, test them to make sure they won't work. Good stop testing. Now take that feeling of relaxation to the top of your head. ... Good, now this time, when you send that feeling of relaxation down across your body, do it as if you could go ten times deeper. Now send that feeling down across you entire body... Good... Now, let’s do that one more time... Once again take your attention to your eyelids and just like before test them to make sure they won't work... Good, stop testing and go deeper. Take that feeling of relaxation to the top of your head, and this time, send it down across your body as if you could double that relaxation. Send it all the way down to the tips of your toes... Now I'm going to help you relax mentally. In a moment, I am going to have you count out loud, softly (said softly) and s - l - o - w - l - y (said slowly). And, I would like you to let it be different from every time that you have ever counted, because I'd like you to put less effort into each number that you count, so that after a few numbers, you will be putting zero effort into the numbers. Then you will have relaxed them out of your mind and they will be gone. Want that and you can have it very easily. Now begin counting, putting about half as much effort into each number as you relax them away. And when they are gone raise your right index finger (touch right finger) to show me how well you are doing... Begin. (Client says "one".) Softer. (Client says "two".) S-l-o-w-e-r with only about half the mental effort. (Client says "three".) Slower, softer and double your relaxation. (If the client says "four".) Softer, and double your mental relaxation. (If the client says "five".) S-l-o-w-e-r, calmer, softer, doubling your mental relaxation. (If the client says "six" tap on the finger and say...) Nothing, nothing, nothing. (If the client says "seven" repeat the process with what you said when she said "one.") Good, now go deeper. And now, as I count from one down to five, let yourself go much deeper. You can always go much deeper. One, relaxing much further. Two, relaxing more and more with each breath that you exhale. Three, feeling safe, secure and attending only to the sound of my voice. Four, deeper and deeper relaxed, as if all you care about now is how much deeper you can go. Five, as your body relaxes, your mind relaxes and your body relaxes much further. (Eyelid Catalepsy Test) Take your attention to your eyelids and as you do they become tighter. As I count from one to three, they will twitch and tighten. When I get to three, you will try to open them but you will not be able to. One, your eyelids are twitching, tightening and locking down. Two, they are tighter and tighter, locking down and stuck like glue. Three, you try to open them but you cannot. Try, but you cannot. Try, but you cannot. Good! Stop trying and go deeper. (Arm Catalepsy Test) In a moment, I am going to lift your arm by the wrist and then I would like you to hold it out there. 12
  13. 13. (Lift the arm out in front of your subject and give it a small shake. Then let go of it. If her arm does not stay up in front of her, emerge her. If it stays up praise as follows.) Good! Now, lock it at the elbow. (Lightly press on the back of her elbow.) Now, lock it at the shoulder. (Give her shoulder a firm squeeze.) Now, I give it a little tug and it becomes stiff and rigid like a bar of steel! (Give her arm a quick tug at the wrist away from her.) Stiff and rigid like a bar of steel! Now, any pressure down and it springs back up! (Lightly, give her wrist a quick tap downward.) Bounces back up. (Lightly tap it again.). In a moment,, I am going to count from one to three, when I get to three, you will try to lower it but you will not be able to. One, your arm is stiff and rigid like a bar of steel! Two, stiff and rigid! Three! (Tap on the wrist once again.) Try to lower it, but you cannot. Try, but you cannot. Try, but you cannot. Good! Stop trying and unlock your elbow. (Lightly push on the inside of the elbow). Unlock your shoulder and place your hand back down on your lap. Go deeper. (Emerge) In a moment, I’m going to count from 1 to 3. When I get to three, open your eyes and emerge. 1, 2, 3. (Say this first thing.) And, you do feel good, don’t you. (Smile and nod your head.) 13
  14. 14. Exercise 4 – Elman-Banyan Induction, Eyelid and Arm Catalepsy, Number Block and Emerge a. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?” b. Ask, “May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder, and maybe even your forehead?” c. Induce hypnosis using Elman-Banyan Induction. d. Do the Eyelid Catalepsy test. e. If they pass they pas that test do Arm Catalepsy Test, f. If they pass the Arm Catalepsy test go on to the Number Block Test. Test after emerging them from hypnosis. g. Emerge using 1 to 3 count. h. End, with, “And, you do feel good, don’t you.” i. Do this three times in a row each, then switch. (Begin) Would you like to do hypnosis with me now? (Get permission to touch.) May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder and maybe even your forehead? (Induce hypnosis using Elman-Banyan Induction.) Now, take a look at my hand, take in a nice deep breath, let it out and close your eyes, and relax further... (Student must memorize this sentence. Once the subject has his or her eyes close the hypnotist can read from the script.) Now, take your attention to your eyelids. You can relax your eyelids so much that they just won't work. Do that for me now. Once you are sure that you have done that, give them a check to make sure that they won't work. ... Good, now stop testing, and go deeper relaxed. Now take the feeling of relaxation that you are allowing in your eyelids to the top of your head. Really let that area of your body relax like your eyelids are relaxed... Now gently send that feeling of relaxation down across your entire body from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet like a warm wave of relaxation... Now In a moment, I am going to lift your right arm by the wrist. I'm going to do this to find out how well you have relaxed so far. So let your arm be completely relaxed, heavy like a bag of sand. Now let me do 14
  15. 15. all of the lifting. And, when I let it drop back down let yourself go much deeper. (Lift hand and drop it.) Beautiful. Good, now once again take your attention to your eyelids and just like before, test them to make sure they won't work. Good stop testing. Now take that feeling of relaxation to the top of your head. ... Good, now this time, when you send that feeling of relaxation down across your body, do it as if you could go ten times deeper. Now send that feeling down across you entire body... Good... Now, let’s do that one more time... Once again take your attention to your eyelids and just like before test them to make sure they won't work... Good, stop testing and go deeper. Take that feeling of relaxation to the top of your head, and this time, send it down across your body as if you could double that relaxation. Send it all the way down to the tips of your toes... Now I'm going to help you relax mentally. In a moment, I am going to have you count out loud, softly (said softly) and s - l - o - w - l - y (said slowly). And, I would like you to let it be different from every time that you have ever counted, because I'd like you to put less effort into each number that you count, so that after a few numbers, you will be putting zero effort into the numbers. Then you will have relaxed them out of your mind and they will be gone. Want that and you can have it very easily. Now begin counting, putting about half as much effort into each number as you relax them away. And when they are gone raise your right index finger (touch right finger) to show me how well you are doing... Begin. (Client says "one".) Softer. (Client says "two".) S-l-o-w-e-r with only about half the mental effort. (Client says "three".) Slower, softer and double your relaxation. (If the client says "four".) Softer, and double your mental relaxation. (If the client says "five".) S-l-o-w-e-r, calmer, softer, doubling your mental relaxation. (If the client says "six" tap on the finger and say...) Nothing, nothing, nothing. (If the client says "seven" repeat the process with what you said when she said "one.") Good, now go deeper. And now, as I count from one down to five, let yourself go much deeper. You can always go much deeper. One, relaxing much further. Two, relaxing more and more with each breath that you exhale. Three, feeling safe, secure and attending only to the sound of my voice. Four, deeper and deeper relaxed, as if all you care about now is how much deeper you can go. Five, as your body relaxes, your mind relaxes and your body relaxes much further. (Eyelid Catalepsy Test) Take your attention to your eyelids and as you do they become tighter. As I count from one to three, they will twitch and tighten. When I get to three, you will try to open them but you will not be able to. One, your eyelids are twitching, tightening and locking down. Two, they are tighter and tighter, locking down and stuck like glue. Three, you try to open them but you cannot. Try, but you cannot. Try, but you cannot. Good! Stop trying and go deeper. (Arm Catalepsy Test) 15
  16. 16. In a moment, I am going to lift your arm by the wrist and then I would like you to hold it out there. (Lift the arm out in front of your subject and give it a small shake. Then let go of it. If her arm does not stay up in front of her, emerge her. If it stays up praise as follows.) Good! Now, lock it at the elbow. (Lightly press on the back of her elbow.) Now, lock it at the shoulder. (Give her shoulder a firm squeeze.) Now, I give it a little tug and it becomes stiff and rigid like a bar of steel! (Give her arm a quick tug at the wrist away from her.) Stiff and rigid like a bar of steel! Now, any pressure down and it springs back up! (Lightly, give her wrist a quick tap downward.) Bounces back up. (Lightly tap it again.). In a moment, I am going to count from one to three, when I get to three, you will try to lower it but you will not be able to. One, your arm is stiff and rigid like a bar of steel! Two, stiff and rigid! Three! (Tap on the wrist once again.) Try to lower it, but you cannot. Try, but you cannot. Try, but you cannot. Good! Stop trying and unlock your elbow. (Lightly push on the inside of the elbow). Unlock your shoulder and place your hand back down on your lap. Go deeper. (Number Block Test - Testing for this level of hypnosis is conducted after you emerge the subject!!) You can speak when we do hypnosis, when I ask you to. In a moment, we are going to deepen this state of hypnosis by having you count from one to ten. After each number I will say the words “deeper relaxed.” This will help us to deepen your relaxation. Begin (Wait until your client says each number and then you say “Deeper relaxed” after each one. (After she counts from 1 to 10 say with you saying “deeper relaxed” after each on, say…) Good, go deeper. Now In a moment, I am going to count from one to ten. Then I would like you to count to ten just like I did. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, (Leave out 6), 7, 8, 9, 10. Now count from one to ten that way for me. (Wait for your client to count this way leaving out the number 6. If she does not leave out 6, she has failed this test. So you will emerge her. If she leaves out the number 6 continue.) Good. Do that once again for me please. (Wait for your client to count this way leaving out the number 6. If she does not leave out 6, she has failed this test. So, you will emerge her. If she leaves out the number 6 continue.) Even after I emerge you, for a couple of minutes that will be the only way you will manage to count to ten, until I snap my fingers twice. Then you will go back to your usual way of counting. If that is okay with you, nod your head. Good. (If your client does not nod her head continue anyway. Remember to challenge this suggestion after you emerge the subject by asking her to “Please count from one to ten for me now.”) (Emerge) In a moment, I’m going to count from 1 to 3. When I get to three, open your eyes and emerge. 1, 2, 3. (Say this first thing.) 16
  17. 17. And, you do feel good, don’t you. (Smile and nod your head.) 17
  18. 18. Exercise 5 – Elman-Banyan Induction, All Depth Tests, and Emerge a. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?” b. Ask, “May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder, and maybe even your forehead?” c. Induce hypnosis using Elman-Banyan Induction. d. Do the Eyelid Catalepsy test. e. If they pass the Eyelid Catalepsy test give them the Arm Catalepsy Test. f. If they pass the Arm Catalepsy test give them the suggestions for the Number Block Test (test occurs after they emerge). g. Then continue on through the depth tests until either they get to Stage 6 or they fail. Remember to test for number block after you emerge the hypnotized person. h. Emerge using 1 to 3 count. i. End, with, “And, you do feel good, don’t you.” j. Do this three times in a row each, then switch. (Begin) Would you like to do hypnosis with me now? (Get permission to touch.) May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder and maybe even your forehead? (Induce hypnosis using Elman-Banyan Induction.) Now, take a look at my hand, take in a nice deep breath, let it out and close your eyes, and relax further... (Student must memorize this sentence. Once the subject has his or her eyes close the hypnotist can read from the script.) Now, take your attention to your eyelids. You can relax your eyelids so much that they just won't work. Do that for me now. Once you are sure that you have done that, give them a check to make sure that they won't work. ... Good, now stop testing, and go deeper relaxed. Now take the feeling of relaxation that you are allowing in your eyelids to the top of your head. Really let that area of your body relax like your eyelids are relaxed... Now gently send that feeling of relaxation down across your entire body from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet like a warm wave of relaxation... 18
  19. 19. Now In a moment, I am going to lift your right arm by the wrist. I'm going to do this to find out how well you have relaxed so far. So let your arm be completely relaxed, heavy like a bag of sand. Now let me do all of the lifting. And, when I let it drop back down let yourself go much deeper. (Lift hand and drop it.) Beautiful. Good, now once again take your attention to your eyelids and just like before, test them to make sure they won't work. Good stop testing. Now take that feeling of relaxation to the top of your head. ... Good, now this time, when you send that feeling of relaxation down across your body, do it as if you could go ten times deeper. Now send that feeling down across you entire body... Good... Now, let’s do that one more time... Once again take your attention to your eyelids and just like before test them to make sure they won't work... Good, stop testing and go deeper. Take that feeling of relaxation to the top of your head, and this time, send it down across your body as if you could double that relaxation. Send it all the way down to the tips of your toes... Now I'm going to help you relax mentally. In a moment, I am going to have you count out loud, softly (said softly) and s - l - o - w - l - y (said slowly). And, I would like you to let it be different from every time that you have ever counted, because I'd like you to put less effort into each number that you count, so that after a few numbers, you will be putting zero effort into the numbers. Then you will have relaxed them out of your mind and they will be gone. Want that and you can have it very easily. Now begin counting, putting about half as much effort into each number as you relax them away. And when they are gone raise your right index finger (touch right finger) to show me how well you are doing... Begin. (Client says "one".) Softer. (Client says "two".) S-l-o-w-e-r with only about half the mental effort. (Client says "three".) Slower, softer and double your relaxation. (If the client says "four".) Softer, and double your mental relaxation. (If the client says "five".) S-l-o-w-e-r, calmer, softer, doubling your mental relaxation. (If the client says "six" tap on the finger and say...) Nothing, nothing, nothing. (If the client says "seven" repeat the process with what you said when she said "one.") Good, now go deeper. And now, as I count from one down to five, let yourself go much deeper. You can always go much deeper. One, relaxing much further. Two, relaxing more and more with each breath that you exhale. Three, feeling safe, secure and attending only to the sound of my voice. Four, deeper and deeper relaxed, as if all you care about now is how much deeper you can go. Five, as your body relaxes, your mind relaxes and your body relaxes much further. (Eyelid Catalepsy Test) Take your attention to your eyelids and as you do they become tighter. As I count from one to three, they will twitch and tighten. When I get to three, you will try to open them but you will not be able to. One, your eyelids are twitching, tightening and locking down. Two, they are tighter and tighter, locking down and stuck like glue. Three, you try to open them but you cannot. Try, but you cannot. Try, but you cannot. Good! Stop trying and go deeper. 19
  20. 20. (Arm Catalepsy Test) In a moment, I am going to lift your arm by the wrist and then I would like you to hold it out there. (Lift the arm out in front of your subject and give it a small shake. Then let go of it. If her arm does not stay up in front of her, emerge her. If it stays up praise as follows.) Good! Now, lock it at the elbow. (Lightly press on the back of her elbow.) Now, lock it at the shoulder. (Give her shoulder a firm squeeze.) Now, I give it a little tug and it becomes stiff and rigid like a bar of steel! (Give her arm a quick tug at the wrist away from her.) Stiff and rigid like a bar of steel! Now, any pressure down and it springs back up! (Lightly, give her wrist a quick tap downward.) Bounces back up. (Lightly tap it again.). In a moment, I am going to count from one to three, when I get to three, you will try to lower it but you will not be able to. One, your arm is stiff and rigid like a bar of steel! Two, stiff and rigid! Three! (Tap on the wrist once again.) Try to lower it, but you cannot. Try, but you cannot. Try, but you cannot. Good! Stop trying and unlock your elbow. (Lightly push on the inside of the elbow). Unlock your shoulder and place your hand back down on your lap. Go deeper. (Number Block Test - Testing for this level of hypnosis is conducted after you emerge the subject!!) You can speak when we do hypnosis, when I ask you to. In a moment, we are going to deepen this state of hypnosis by having you count from one to ten. After each number I will say the words “deeper relaxed.” This will help us to deepen your relaxation. Begin (Wait until your client says each number and then you say “Deeper relaxed” after each one. (After she counts from 1 to 10 say with you saying “deeper relaxed” after each on, say…) Good, go deeper. Now In a moment, I am going to count from one to ten. Then I would like you to count to ten just like I did. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, (Leave out 6), 7, 8, 9, 10. Now count from one to ten that way for me. (Wait for your client to count this way leaving out the number 6. If she does not leave out 6, she has failed this test. So you will emerge her. If she leaves out the number 6 continue.) Good. Do that once again for me please. (Wait for your client to count this way leaving out the number 6. If she does not leave out 6, she has failed this test. So, you will emerge her. If she leaves out the number 6 continue.) Even after I emerge you, for a couple of minutes that will be the only way you will manage to count to ten, until I snap my fingers twice. Then you will go back to your usual way of counting. If that is okay with you, nod your head. Good. (If your client does not nod her head continue anyway. Remember to challenge this suggestion after you emerge the subject by asking her to “Please count from one to ten for me now.”) (Test for Analgesia or Anesthesia – Stage 4 & 5) 20
  21. 21. In a moment, I am going to lift your arm by the wrist and I would like for you to leave it out there for me once again. (Lift her arm out in front of her and give it a little shake. Then let go of it. If the arm falls, she has failed the test. Emerge her.) 21
  22. 22. As I gently stroke the back of your hand it begins to tingle or feel numb. (Gently stroke the back of her hand from the wrist to her knuckles.) All feeling is leaving your hand as it continues to become more and more numb. All feeling is leaving your hand. It is completely numb. Nothing that I do here can affect you in any way. (As you pinch the back of her hand, do so powerfully enough that you would expect that it would create some level of pain. And as you do this say…) Nothing… Nothing… Nothing… What did you feel? (Wait for her to answer. If she says “nothing,” then continue. If she says “a pinch,” ask her, “Did you feel pain?” If she says “Yes” emerge her. If she says no, then again stroke the back of her hand and proceed by saying…) Good. Now, allow all of the feeling to leave your hand. All feeling is now leaving your hand from your wrist to your knuckles. (Then pinch again, saying…) It is completely numb. Completely numb. Nothing… Nothing… Nothing… What did you feel this time? (If she says “nothing,” then continue on to the test for the next stage. If not then emerge her.) (If she experienced either analgesia or anesthesia, suggest that all feeling comes back to her hand, by saying, “Now all feeling has returned to your hand.” Then check it by pinching it. Then ask, “Did you feel that?”) (Positive Hallucination – Also a Test for Stage 5) In a moment, I am going to have you open your eyes. When you open your eyes you will remain in hypnosis. After I have you open your eyes, I will have you look down at your lap. I have placed a very pretty doily there. It is a very pretty doily that someone made by hand. When you look down at it you will be able to describe it to me. Now, gently open your eyes and look down at your lap and describe that very nice doily to me please. (Negative Hallucination – Stage 6) You are doing very well. In a moment, I am going to count from one to three. When I get to three I would like you to open your eyes. Then I would like you to return to your seat. Once you return to your seat you will find that you would like to have a drink of water. But you will not be able to find your water. When you try to find your water you may even think that I have it. One… Two… Three open your eyes. Thank you. You have done very well. Please take your seat. (Note: Allow some time for the hallucination to develop. Whether or not it occurs, remember to have her come back so that you can check to see if she has lost the number 6. Then have her close her eyes once again so that you can emerge her from hypnosis properly. When testing for negative hallucinations you can have your client not be able to find any kind of object such as a pen or even her nose!) (If she is unable to hallucinate, emerge her. Otherwise continue on to Stage 6. Note that you may want to have your subject hallucinate another object such as a clock on a wall or something sitting on a desk 22
  23. 23. depending where you are when you are practicing testing for positive hallucinations.) Then continue with, Very good. Close your eyes and go deeper. (Emerge) In a moment, I’m going to count from 1 to 3. When I get to three, open your eyes and emerge. 1, 2, 3. (Say this first thing.) And, you do feel good, don’t you. (Smile and nod your head.) 23
  24. 24. Exercise 6 – Age Regression Role Play (No Hypnotic Induction) a. Agree in advance on the date and time of the “regression.” b. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?” c. Ask, “May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder, and maybe even your forehead?” d. Do not do an induction. Just say, “Pretend to be hypnotized.” e. Start with, “In a moment, we will go back to that time when you were ___ years old, and _______ (name the place or event)”. f. Spend about 3 minutes in the event, staying in present tense. g. Un-regress your practice partner, saying “In a moment, I will count from 1 to 5 and you will be all grown up back here with me.” h. Then you will “emerge” your partner using the 1 to 3 count. i. End, with, “And, you do feel good, don’t you.” j. Do this three times in a row each, then switch. NOTE: Ask your partner to give you a time when they were happy, before 12 years old. You will need to know how old they are, and what is happening. Then say… (Begin) Pretend to be hypnotized. As I count back from 5 to 1 you will go back to that time when you were ____ years old, and ____ (Describe the event). 5, going back… 4, 3, 2, 1, be there. First impression; is it daytime or nighttime? (Get response and continue.) Are you indoors or outdoors? (Get response and continue.) Are you alone or with someone? (Get response and continue.) Proceed by asking questions about what is happening. What they are doing, and how they feel about it. Stay in present tense and continue for about 3 minutes. (Un-regress.) And, now I am going to count from 1 to 3 and you will become all grown up again here with me, but still in hypnosis. 1, 2, 3. 24
  25. 25. (Emerge) In a moment, I’m going to count from 1 to 3. When I get to three, open your eyes and emerge. 1, 2, 3. (Say this first thing.) And, you do feel good, don’t you. (Smile and nod your head.) Exercise 7 – Real Age Regression to a Prearranged Time. a. Agree in advance on the date and time of the “regression.” b. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?” c. Ask, “May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder, and maybe even your forehead?” d. Induce hypnosis using the Elman-Banyan Induction (or other induction as directed by instructor). e. Deepen with, The Three Things We Do In Hypnosis Script. f. Start with, “In a moment, we will go back to that time when you were ___ years old, and _______ (name the place or event)”. g. Spend about 3 minutes in the event, staying in present tense. h. Un-regress your practice partner, saying “In a moment, I will count from 1 to 5 and you will be all grown up back here with me.” i. Then “emerge” your partner using the 1 to 3 count. j. End with, “And, you do feel good, don’t you.” k. Do this three times in a row each, then switch. Ask your partner to give you a time when they were happy, before 12 years old. You will need to know how old they are, and what is happening. Then say… (Begin) Would you like to do hypnosis with me now? (Get permission to touch.) May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder and maybe even your forehead? (Induce hypnosis using Elman-Banyan Induction.) 25
  26. 26. Now, take a look at my hand, take in a nice deep breath, let it out and close your eyes, and relax further... (Student must memorize this sentence. Once the subject has his or her eyes close the hypnotist can read from the script.) Now, take your attention to your eyelids. You can relax your eyelids so much that they just won't work. Do that for me now. Once you are sure that you have done that, give them a check to make sure that they won't work. ... Good, now stop testing, and go deeper relaxed. Now take the feeling of relaxation that you are allowing in your eyelids to the top of your head. Really let that area of your body relax like your eyelids are relaxed... Now gently send that feeling of relaxation down across your entire body from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet like a warm wave of relaxation... Now In a moment, I am going to lift your right arm by the wrist. I'm going to do this to find out how well you have relaxed so far. So let your arm be completely relaxed, heavy like a bag of sand. Now let me do all of the lifting. And, when I let it drop back down let yourself go much deeper. (Lift hand and drop it.) Beautiful. Good, now once again take your attention to your eyelids and just like before, test them to make sure they won't work. Good stop testing. Now take that feeling of relaxation to the top of your head. ... Good, now this time, when you send that feeling of relaxation down across your body, do it as if you could go ten times deeper. Now send that feeling down across you entire body... Good... Now, let’s do that one more time... Once again take your attention to your eyelids and just like before test them to make sure they won't work... Good, stop testing and go deeper. Take that feeling of relaxation to the top of your head, and this time, send it down across your body as if you could double that relaxation. Send it all the way down to the tips of your toes... Now I'm going to help you relax mentally. In a moment, I am going to have you count out loud, softly (said softly) and s - l - o - w - l - y (said slowly). And, I would like you to let it be different from every time that you have ever counted, because I'd like you to put less effort into each number that you count, so that after a few numbers, you will be putting zero effort into the numbers. Then you will have relaxed them out of your mind and they will be gone. Want that and you can have it very easily. Now begin counting, putting about half as much effort into each number as you relax them away. And when they are gone raise your right index finger (touch right finger) to show me how well you are doing... Begin. (Client says "one".) Softer. (Client says "two".) S-l-o-w-e-r with only about half the mental effort. (Client says "three".) Slower, softer and double your relaxation. (If the client says "four".) Softer, and double your mental relaxation. (If the client says "five".) S-l-o-w-e-r, calmer, softer, doubling your mental relaxation. (If the client says "six" tap on the finger and say...) Nothing, nothing, nothing. (If the client says "seven" repeat the process with what you said when she said "one.") Good, now go deeper. And now, as I count from one down to five, let yourself go much deeper. You can always go much deeper. One, relaxing much further. 26
  27. 27. Two, relaxing more and more with each breath that you exhale. Three, feeling safe, secure and attending only to the sound of my voice. Four, deeper and deeper relaxed, as if all you care about now is how much deeper you can go. Five, as your body relaxes, your mind relaxes and your body relaxes much further. (Further Deepening – The Three Things We Do in Hypnosis Script.) There are three things that we can do together whenever we do hypnosis. First, I can talk and you can simply follow instructions, and by doing that you are already creating a nice level of hypnotic relaxation. Second, you can think about things that I suggest to you. For example, I’d like you to now think about the perfectly formed leaf from a tree, let it be green like spring time, and with a single drop of moisture upon it like a warm and gentle rain had passed by. Third, we can focus on feelings. For example, even though you might not have been thinking about it a moment ago, merely because I suggest it and for no other reason, your mind becomes aware of the feeling of the shoes upon your feet. Perhaps it is the weight, or the fit of the shoes, and as that awareness fades you go deeper. And now, your attention goes to the feeling of your pants (or dress) touching your legs, the light touch or the fit, and it takes you deeper. And now, your attention goes to the feeling of your sleeves touching your arms, and you go deeper. And now, your attention goes to the feeling of the chair pushing up into your back, which reminds you that you are safe, secure, all grown up here in my office and continually relaxing with every natural breath that you exhale. (Age Regression) As I count back from 5 to 1 you will go back to that time when you were ____ years old, and ____ (Describe the event). 5, going back... 4, 3, 2, 1, be there. First impression; is it daytime or nighttime? (Get response and continue.) Are you indoors or outdoors? (Get response and continue.) Are you alone or with someone? (Get response and continue.) Proceed by asking questions about what is happening, what they are doing; and how they feel about it. Stay in present tense and continue for about 3 minutes. (Un-regress) And, now I am going to count from 1 to 3 and you will become all grown up again here with me, but still in hypnosis. 1, 2, 3. (Emerge) 27
  28. 28. In a moment, I’m going to count from 1 to 3. When I get to three, open your eyes and emerge. 1, 2, 3. (Say this first thing.) And, you do feel good, don’t you. (Smile and nod your head.) 28
  29. 29. Exercise 8 – Real Age Regression to a Prearranged Time, and Then Affect Bridge. a. Agree in advance on the date and time of the “regression.” b. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?” c. Ask, “May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder, and maybe even your forehead?” d. Induce hypnosis using the Elman-Banyan Induction (or other induction as directed by instructor). e. Start with, “In a moment, we will go back to that time when you were ___ years old, and _______ (name the place or event)”. f. Spend about 3 minutes in the event, staying in present tense. g. Do the Affect Bridge, “Focus on that happy feeling, and as I count back from 3 to 1 you will be at an earlier time that you felt that way. 3, 2, and 1. Be there…” Spend about 2 minutes at this event. h. Un-regress your practice partner, saying “In a moment, I will count from 1 to 5 and you will be all grown up back here with me.” i. Then “emerge” your partner using the 1 to 3 count. j. End with, “And, you do feel good, don’t you.” k. Do this two times in a row each, then switch. NOTE: Ask your partner to give you a time when they were happy, before 12 years old. You will need to know how old they are, and what is happening. Do not prearrange the time that you will go to using the Affect Bridge Technique. Then say… (Begin) Would you like to do hypnosis with me now? (Get permission to touch.) May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder and maybe even your forehead? (Induce hypnosis using Elman-Banyan Induction.) Now, take a look at my hand, take in a nice deep breath, let it out and close your eyes, and relax further... (Student must memorize this sentence. Once the subject has his or her eyes close the hypnotist can read from the script.) 29
  30. 30. Now, take your attention to your eyelids. You can relax your eyelids so much that they just won't work. Do that for me now. Once you are sure that you have done that, give them a check to make sure that they won't work. ... Good, now stop testing, and go deeper relaxed. Now take the feeling of relaxation that you are allowing in your eyelids to the top of your head. Really let that area of your body relax like your eyelids are relaxed... Now gently send that feeling of relaxation down across your entire body from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet like a warm wave of relaxation... Now In a moment, I am going to lift your right arm by the wrist. I'm going to do this to find out how well you have relaxed so far. So let your arm be completely relaxed, heavy like a bag of sand. Now let me do all of the lifting. And, when I let it drop back down let yourself go much deeper. (Lift hand and drop it.) Beautiful. Good, now once again take your attention to your eyelids and just like before, test them to make sure they won't work. Good stop testing. Now take that feeling of relaxation to the top of your head. ... Good, now this time, when you send that feeling of relaxation down across your body, do it as if you could go ten times deeper. Now send that feeling down across you entire body... Good... Now, let’s do that one more time... Once again take your attention to your eyelids and just like before test them to make sure they won't work... Good, stop testing and go deeper. Take that feeling of relaxation to the top of your head, and this time, send it down across your body as if you could double that relaxation. Send it all the way down to the tips of your toes... Now I'm going to help you relax mentally. In a moment, I am going to have you count out loud, softly (said softly) and s - l - o - w - l - y (said slowly). And, I would like you to let it be different from every time that you have ever counted, because I'd like you to put less effort into each number that you count, so that after a few numbers, you will be putting zero effort into the numbers. Then you will have relaxed them out of your mind and they will be gone. Want that and you can have it very easily. Now begin counting, putting about half as much effort into each number as you relax them away. And when they are gone raise your right index finger (touch right finger) to show me how well you are doing... Begin. (Client says "one".) Softer. (Client says "two".) S-l-o-w-e-r with only about half the mental effort. (Client says "three".) Slower, softer and double your relaxation. (If the client says "four".) Softer, and double your mental relaxation. (If the client says "five".) S-l-o-w-e-r, calmer, softer, doubling your mental relaxation. (If the client says "six" tap on the finger and say...) Nothing, nothing, nothing. (If the client says "seven" repeat the process with what you said when she said "one.") Good, now go deeper. And now, as I count from one down to five, let yourself go much deeper. You can always go much deeper. One, relaxing much further. Two, relaxing more and more with each breath that you exhale. Three, feeling safe, secure and attending only to the sound of my voice. Four, deeper and deeper relaxed, as if all you care about now is how much deeper you can go. 30
  31. 31. Five, as your body relaxes, your mind relaxes and your body relaxes much further. (Further Deepening – The Three Things We Do in Hypnosis Script.) There are three things that we can do together whenever we do hypnosis. First, I can talk and you can simply follow instructions, and by doing that you are already creating a nice level of hypnotic relaxation. Second, you can think about things that I suggest to you. For example, I’d like you to now think about the perfectly formed leaf from a tree, let it be green like spring time, and with a single drop of moisture upon it like a warm and gentle rain had passed by. Third, we can focus on feelings. For example, even though you might not have been thinking about it a moment ago, merely because I suggest it and for no other reason, your mind becomes aware of the feeling of the shoes upon your feet. Perhaps it is the weight, or the fit of the shoes, and as that awareness fades you go deeper. And now, your attention goes to the feeling of your pants (or dress) touching your legs, the light touch or the fit, and it takes you deeper. And now, your attention goes to the feeling of your sleeves touching your arms, and you go deeper. And now, your attention goes to the feeling of the chair pushing up into your back, which reminds you that you are safe, secure, all grown up here in my office and continually relaxing with every natural breath that you exhale. (Age Regression.) As I count back from 5 to 1 you will go back to that time when you were ____ years old, and ____ (Describe the event). 5, going back. 4, 3, 2, 1, be there. First impression; is it daytime or nighttime? (Get response and continue.) Are you indoors or outdoors? (Get response and continue.) Are you alone or with someone? (Get response and continue.) Proceed by asking questions about what is happening; what they are doing; and how they feel about it. Stay in present tense and continue for about 3 minutes. (Affect Bridge - While your hypnotized partner is in a happy time do the Affect Bridge Technique.) Now take your attention to that good feeling inside of you. In a moment, I am going to count from 3 back to 1, and when I get to 1, you will be at another earlier time when you felt this good feeling. 3, 2, 1, be there. First impression; is it daytime or nighttime? (Get response and continue.) Are you indoors or outdoors? (Get response and continue.) Are you alone or with someone? (Get response and continue.) 31
  32. 32. Proceed by asking questions about what is happening; what they are doing; and how they feel about it. Stay in present tense and continue for about 2 minutes. (Un-regress.) And, now I am going to count from 1 to 3 and you will become all grown up again here with me, but still in hypnosis. 1, 2, 3. (Emerge) In a moment, I’m going to count from 1 to 3. When I get to three, open your eyes and emerge. 1, 2, 3. (Say this first thing.) And, you do feel good, don’t you. (Smile and nod your head.) 32
  33. 33. Exercise 9 – The Eight Word Induction a. Ask, “Would you like to do hypnosis with me now?” b. Ask, “May I have permission to touch your hand, your arm, your shoulder, and maybe even your forehead?” c. Induce hypnosis using the Eight Word Induction, “Press on my hand. Close your eyes. Sleep.” d. Instantly follow that up with one or two sentences that suggest going deeper or deeper relaxed. e. Do a 1 down to 5 count to deepen further, and stabilize the depth of hypnosis. f. Emerge using 1 to 3 count. g. End, with, “And, you do feel good, don’t you.” h. Do this three times in a row each, then switch. (Safety First) Make sure you are both sitting down to do this induction. Make sure that your client is not wearing glasses. Make sure that when your practice partner’s head goes forward it is safe. Make sure that when you drop your partner’s hand it will not land in a painful way. (Begin) Hold out your hand and say… Press on my hand. Close your eyes. Pull your hand out from under his or her hand, and say... Sleep. (Deepen) Gently rock the individuals head back and forth at about the same rate as her breathing while deepening her state of hypnosis by saying something like… Go lose, limp and relaxed. Going deeper with every breath that you exhale. Every sound takes you deeper, and every thought takes you deeper. 33
  34. 34. And, now I am going to count from 1 down to 5. Which each number go much deeper. One, relaxing much further. Two, relaxing more and more with each breath that you exhale. Three, feeling safe, secure, and attending only to the sound of my voice. Four, deeper and deeper relaxed, as if all you care about now is how much deeper you can go. Five, as your body relaxes, your mind relaxes and your body relaxes much further. (Emerge) In a moment, I’m going to count from 1 to 3. When I get to three, open your eyes and emerge. 1, 2, 3. (Say this first thing.) And, you do feel good, don’t you. (Smile and nod your head.) 34
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