NOTE TO HYPNOTIST: IT IS IMPORTANT TO REALIZE THAT THE ABILITY TO GO INTO A HYPNOTIC STATE IS THE CLIENTS ABILITY, AND NOT RELATED TO THE HYPNOTIST.
THE HYPNOTIST IS SIMPLY A GUIDE, LEADING THE CLIENT INTO A LEVEL OF HYPNOSIS.
AFTER ACCEPTING THE FACT THAT THE ABILITY TO ENTER HYPNOSIS IS THE CLIENTS ABILITY, AND NOT THE THERAPISTS, WE SEE THAT THE TIME SPENT ON INDUCTION SHOULD BE RELATED TO THE CLIENTS WILLINGNESS TO ENTER HYPNOSIS QUICKLY.
I would like you now, to take in three deep, easy breaths. As you exhale each time, I would like you to relax the muscles in, and around your eyes.
By the third breath you will have relaxed the muscles in, and around the eyes to the point that the eyes, no longer want to open.
Now, take in three deep, easy breaths, and relax the eye muscles totally as you exhale. (ALLOW THE CLIENT TO TAKE IN THREE BREATHS, AND PROCEED.)
Good, you have now relaxed the eyes to the point that they no longer want to open. I would like you now to relax the eyes to the point that, they will not open. Once you have relaxed THEM, make sure that they will not open. (ALLOW A TEST)
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Hypnosis has been defined as a state of heightened suggestibility in which the subject is able to uncritically accept ideas for self-improvement and act on them appropriately. When a hypnotist hypnotizes his subject, it is known as hetero-hypnosis. When an individual puts himself into a state of hypnosis, it is known as self-hypnosis.