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The Staircase
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Staircase Hypnosis Induction Script

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HYPNOSIS INDUCTION SCRIPT

The staircase hypnosis induction is probably the most used formal hypnosis induction technique. It is part of most hypnotic induction scripts and deepeners. The stairs induction is simple and flexible and there are endless variations of it. The staircase induction technique can be used as a hypnosis induction or a hypnotic deepener. Any physical action that involves going down can be a hypnosis deepener.
Here are two typical staircase hypnosis induction scripts that show how the technique is used.

 

Why does the staircase induction work so well? see Countdown Induction

For an unusual variation on it, read the My Friend John Induction

Staircase Induction script

 
STAIRCASE Deepener script
   
  And I wonder if you can imagine a big old house somewhere?.....   dissociation
  .... with a fence... and a big garden... and maybe there are trees....   Gives time to think
  ... it’s the sort of house that families grew up in... generations of people.... living and laughing.....   engage personal experience
  There's been weddings and parties... Christmas trees and Easter Eggs... and birthday candles and happy times.... I engage visualization
  ...inside that house... there's a staircase....    
  And you can find yourself at the top of that staircase.... I  
  ...and I don't know if that staircase is wood or marble... or carpet.... doesn't matter.....   all alternatives
  ...and there can be a handrail....   safety
  ...and you can imagine yourself beginning to go down those steps.... safe and secure... comfortable.... because at the bottom there is a door....    
  ... and behind that door is a wonderful thing, for you.   anticipation, safety
  ... and you can begin to go down those steps now ... and with every step you get more relaxed.... and deeper into trance D standard staircase deepener
  and so TEN going down.... deeper relaxed... and NINE deeper still..... D  
  ... and EIGHT.... deeper relaxed... D  
  ..and SEVEN... down and down... D  
  .. and SIX...    
  And feel yourself sinking into that chair... wonderfully supported as if you are lying on a fleecy cloud... just allowing yourself to drift..... D dissociation
  ...and FIVE.... deeper and deeper.....    
  ...and FOUR .... down and down.... D  
  ... and THREE....    
  ....and TWO....    
  ...and there is one step left....    
  ... and when you go down from that last step.... there is just zero....and you can imagine drifting through the center of that zero.... through a black void of nothingness... a wonderful soft velvety warm comfortable darkness.... you are relaxed and at ease... your mind is completely relaxed.... D  
  ....and the only thing of importance is the sound of my voice... everything else can fade away... D  
  [Now do a depth test]    

 

SPIRAL STAIR HYPNOSIS INDUCTION SCRIPT

Here is another example of the stairs induction, this time using a spiral staircase. This is particularly effective with children. It can be combined with a confusion induction and used to create trance in highly analytic clients. It can also be used after the actual induction as a trance deepener.

 

 
DISSOCIATION DEEPENER
   
  And I wonder if you can feel yourself sinking gently into that chair, now.... and feeling yourself supported as if you are on a big fleecy cloud... and just drifting down and down...into that cloud.... feeling yourself going deeper and deeper... deeper and deeper... I Sensory
  Just allowing yourself to drift away now... nothing is important... nothing matters... and you can feel yourself going down and down.. D Supposition
  And my voice can become whatever you want it be... my voice can become the sound of rain on the window pane on a winter's night.... or my voice can be the voice of a teacher... or a parent... or a friend... and my voice can be the wind blowing along an empty street.... in summer... or maybe... the wind is blowing along a street in autumn...   Dissociation
  And picks up a leaf and that leaf gets carried away .... here and there.... and it goes left and right.... and up and down... and that wind... carries the leaf safely and gently.... as it goes round and round... swirling and swooping....   Confusion
  And then it goes down... gently .... swirling round.... as if it is in a spiral stair case...     
  And I wonder if you can imagine a spiral staircase.... the way the spiral staircase goes down and round and round... and you can imagine yourself on that spiral staircase... and you can imagine going down that spiral staircase.... and there can be a handrail and it's safe...   Visualization
  And you can count yourself down that spiral staircase.... and the first step is TEN... and the next step goes down deeper NINE... and EIGHT feeling more relaxed and more comfortable...  and SEVEN drifting away... then SIX down and down..... really relax.... then FIVE deeper and deeper... and then FOUR... nothing matters.... nothing counts.... you have nothing to do... you don't have to do anything... you don't have to think.... listen... anything at all.... and then THREE nearing the bottom.... totally relaxed... then TWO ... almost there .... and ONE... gone down... into some warm dark place... where your mind can just drift away... if any thoughts come into your mind just let them go... like little puppies running away wagging their tails.... you can ignore them... they'll just go away... and then ONE... you're at the bottom... feeling really good... totally relaxed... and you can just enjoy that feeling of release and relaxation.... knowing that everything's OK and you're OK.... and there are no issues... nothing you have to do...   Countdown

Pace with breathing
  That's very good.... you're doing very well...   Reassurance
  [Now do a depth test]