Instant hypnosis and rapid hypnotic inductions are actually easy to do. The instant induction can be done with the client standing or sitting. Instant Inductions are sometimes used by clinical hypnotists to induce hypnotic trance for clients who are otherwise too vigilant to be hypnotized.
The way that the Instant Hypnotic induction works is quite simple. The client is usually taken by the hand and the hypnotist starts talking to the client or distracting him in some way. The moment the client is distracted, the hypnotist suddenly does something to push the client off balance, and shouts. This causes the client to become disoriented, and the hypnotist immediately begins to give suggestions about relaxing, letting go, going deeper.... and so on. The instant induction suggestions must be given the instant the client is off balance. If the suggestions are not made within a few seconds of doing the instant induction, then the client will come out of trance as fast as he went in.
Instant inductions are not often used in clinical hypnosis because after an instant induction some clients feel frightened, or bewildered. Most people respond to instant inductions, but some just snap right out again.
Once you understand the principle behind instant inductions you will be able to do rapid inductions based on many kinds of sudden unexpected change.
|To start the instant induction arrange it so that the client is sitting in front of you, at a comfortable distance. Position yourself so that you are to the right of the client. It doesn't matter if you are sitting or standing.|
|It doesn't matter if the client is right or left handed.|
|Tell the client to extend their right arm with the palm facing down. Their arm doesn't have to be straight.|
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|The rest of this script is in the Inductions Script Collection|
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|'And now just allow that feeling to continue... going deeper and more relaxed... nothing to think about... mind just drifting away... as you sit there totally relaxed.... '|
|[And then continue with whatever you want to demonstrate.]|
| Safety Note: Make sure the client cannot fall out of the chair, be ready to take the weight and gently put them back in the chair.
Do not be alarmed if the clients eyes are partly open and they roll their eyes up so that just the whites are showing. It is just a normal response to the startle reflex.
When you are learning instant inductions use the minimum amount of force, do not jerk people around, you can injure their muscles. It only needs a gentle push on the shoulder. Be very careful when moving their head, movement is soft, slow and minimal: if there is any doubt, don't.
Instant inductions can be done to anyone, anywhere, but you need to take care when doing instant induction hypnosis. Rapid inductions can be fun, but make sure when you are hypnotizing someone that they have consented to be hypnotized. Otherwise the outcome of the instant induction might be an instantly angry person. Instant hypnosis can be distressing if it is unexpected hypnosis. Rapid inductions are very powerful, be sure that you are ready to handle the result.