The My Friend John Induction is a powerful hypnotic induction. It is simple and flexible - great for hypnotic resistance, the client who is analytical or suspicious of hypnotism and afraid of losing control.
It is often used if a standard hypnotic induction is not working. It is particularly effective with teenagers, who often think they are too smart to be taken in by hypnosis, don't like authority and will resist direct inductions.
It is actually a self induction, the listener pretends to be a hypnotist by following everything the hypnotist says. But the process of repeating the hypnotic instructions puts the hypnotic ideas into the listener's mind and causes them to go into trance.
|Maybe you are curious about hypnosis and maybe you wonder how it works and wondering how well it might work with you?||I||Mind reading|
|It's natural to be curious about something like that and before you even think about being hypnotised I would like to explain to you how I put other people into trance. Is that OK?||I||Bind|
|It's probably easiest if you imagine you were hypnotising someone else. So just listen to me describe how I would do it. You don' t have to anything except listen.|
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|The rest of this script is in the Inductions Script Collection|
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|And now.... allow the mind to focus on the hands... allow the mind to become aware of the left hand and the right hand... what they are feeling... where they are.... and allow the mind to choose one hand or the other hand and you might become curious as to which hand will be chosen.... and when the mind has chosen....||Depth test|
|One finger or a thumb will lift on its own.... entirely without effort.... or it might be a hand or a wrist or something else... and that will a signal that you have done what you want....||Look for confirmation of trance|
|[Carry on with the therapy]|