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Tips for effective trance inductions

How you can professionally initiate an induction:

  • What matters is not what you say, but how you say it. The voice has a special meaning in the trance work.
  • Recalls to previous trance states: Let the person describe exactly how he got into trance on an earlier occasion.
  • Spontaneous trance states: Describe intense trance states from everyday life: e.g., while diving a car, boring lessons, etc. - repetitions, monotony.
  • By systematically adjusting the predicates and then linguistically transferring them to another sensory system (leading), it becomes possible for the client to perceive this experience from another (sensory) mode.
  • Overload: People have the ability to simultaneously consciously process up to seven (+/- 2) sources of information. If there is more, the person becomes overloaded. Then information can be sent directly to the unconscious. In order to ensure that the overload occurs, make sure that all perception channels are involved.
  • Personal power: Someone is convinced that he should go into a trance.
  • Nested Realities (a story within a story): overloading capacities. Incidentally pack something into a story, something that can be inserted against which conscious thinking would have otherwise rejected.
  • Quotes: When you quote, you give your behavior a frame that says something like, "I don’t say that. I'm just reporting on an experience I've had." Nevertheless, of course, you can insert any induction that you want into it, with full effective power.
  • Pattern Interruption is perhaps the fastest way to throw the client out of "his map." In doing so, a client’s fixed behavior pattern is blocked before the behavior program can run completely. There are (inter alia) the following possibilities:
  • Pseudo-Orientation in Time: by doing this, you put the client into a trance, place him into the future and now presuppose that he has already solved the problem about which he came to you for consultation. Then you ask him to recap exactly how he solved the problem, what you, the therapist, did with him, and what worked especially well.

Trance introduction

Notes for ending a trance

Tips and suggestions for ending a trance. What should be considered and how best to bring the other back out of trance.

Just as it takes a certain amount of time to put the client into a trance, it is also necessary to allow enough time for him to leave the trance state. This is e.g. possible using a formulation that allows the client to terminate the trance at his own pace or by announcing a countdown from 10 to 1, where the number 1 signals the achievement of the here-and-now state.

Please now remove all suggestions given during the trance, such as: feelings of lightness, heaviness, amnesia, etc.

Towards the end, use suggestions such as "When you open your eyes, you will feel very refreshed, rested and awake."

You could also give post-hypnotic suggestions so that the next time the client can go into a trance even more easily and deeper.

Make sure that the client has truly left the trance state by reviewing the responses and function of the client's senses.

Observers present can help the patient get up or leave in case of an emergency (for example, leaving the venue).