Description: The Overload Induction script can be reserved for anxious clients. In hard to hypnotize people it works by focussing their attention on evaluating what they see, or hear or physically feel to the exclusion of all else. This overloads their mind.
The overload induction works for any clients: for over anxious clients it stops the anxious thoughts that interfere with trance, for the hypervigilant client the overload induction gives them too much to think about, and for the over analytical client the overload induction directs them to analyze suggestions that actually lead them into trance.
Procedure: The script shows how to use whatever is happening around them, how to get the client to focus on each input as it occurs, piling on the sensory inputs and not giving them time to deal with any one sensation before moving on. It works because it overwhelms the analytical person's tendency to critically examine every word by giving them too many suggestions to keep track of them all, and so their mind just gives up trying and accepts whatever you say.
Advantages: Switch to it when standard inductions fail.
Uses: The overload induction is particularly useful to put analytical and hypervigilant clients into trance.
Overload the analytical mind...
|Just settle into the chair, and get comfortable.. I am going to be talking about various things and you might want to keep track of them.... or you might not... it's up to you... to let go when you want||I||Permission to be in control|
|so settle back and settle down... and you can close your eyes... anytime you want to ....||I|
Overload with sounds...
|And I'd like you to listen to the sound of my voice and the sound of the words that I am using... and maybe think about the shapes of the words...||Thinking about analyzing words|
|and as you do become aware of the other sounds around... the sounds from within the building... out in the street... the sounds coming from inside you.... and the sounds of my words as they are rising and falling, changing...||Overload with sounds|
|and these sounds can be so interesting and you can find them relaxing you... and the only sound you need to listen to as you hear the other sounds is the sound of my voice...||>|
|and that sound can make you want to relax and settle even more... and you can find yourself going deeper into the chair as you relax to the words...||>|
Overload by adding touch sensations...
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|The rest of this script is in the Inductions Script Collection|
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|Soft and gentle and relaxed... feeling everything relaxing and softening loosening more and more enjoying the release.... and now aware that your face is relaxed... your jaw is relaxing.... thinking or not thinking aware of all the tension is gone completely||D|
|and down relaxed released not thinking not knowing not caring every muscle relaxed feeling so good... so calm... know you could ... but can't be bothered....||Mind reading|
|And everything lets go... goes down until there is only being and not being... floating and drifting.... so nice to just let go....||Dissociation|
|[either do another deepener, or carry on with the therapy]|