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Progressive Relaxation Induction Technique to induce a trance state:

By Javad Hashtroudian D.C.H.

Note I am giving the script in second person. You can use this in a tape for yourself or use I instead of you. The same scripts (second person using you) may be used in hetero-hypnosis as well as auto-hypnosis.

Remember to use your imagination and power of pretense.

In a moment we are going to work together to relax your body totally and completely. Please remember that you are fully in control and I am only the operator or your tour guide. Use your creativity and imagination to guide you to a wonderful safe space. Anytime you need to come out of this experience just count up from zero to five and at the count of five find yourself fully awake and alert.
Take a deep breath through your nose.... Hold it in for a moment.... And now release your breath slowly through your mouth and relax... Allow yourself to feel very safe, calm, and relaxed....
As you are sitting in that chair.... You may desire to move your body slightly to make you more comfortable.... Concentrate on your hands... Feel the temperature of the air on your hands.... Maybe your hands feel warm and maybe they feel cool or just right... As you concentrate on your hands.... Notice that one of your hands may feel slightly different from the other.... This means you are already starting to relax...
And now As you relax your body you may wish to relax your mind.... If you want you can let go of any worries you may have.... Imagine a beautiful golden chest... On this chest is written my worries... Imagine yourself going over to the golden chest and opening the top.... Inside the chest is lined with a beautiful violet colored velvet material. Imagine all your worries as a lump of coal. Use your creativity and gather all your worries, concerns, and problems into this lump of coal.... And place the worries in the chest.... As you put your problems in the chest take another deep breath..... Hold it..... And as you let it out through your mouth imagine you're closing the door of the chest and you may leave all your worries behind as you relax even more.... Your worries will remain safe here until the end of the session when you may have them back if you wish... Or you may prefer to simply leave you worries in this chest....
Good, just listen to the sound of my voice which will let you relax yourself more and more..... I want you to concentrate on my voice and allow any other sounds to disappear in the background as they relax you. You may find it best if you imagine yourself into a very relaxed position.
In a moment, I will ask you to concentrate on various parts of your body and to relax these parts
Now please close your eyes and relax. Concentrate on your toes. As you concentrate on your toes.... and relax your toes... you may have a little tingling feeling.... or feeling of warmth in them. This is quite natural... and will allow you to relax your toes even more....
Now, concentrate on the soles of you feet.... And allow the feelings of relaxation to move up to the soles of your feet.... Again any sensations you may have in you feet are perfectly good and natural and will help to relax you. Feel the relaxation all over your feet including the toes, the arches and the heal....
Let the feeling of relaxation move up to your ankles.... Very good..... Now you may wish to relax you shins and your calves....
And now concentrate on you knees.... Let your knees relax totally and completely.... Let all your body beneath your knees feel very relaxed.... Now allow the feeling of relaxation creep up your thighs.... Relax your thighs..... And move the relaxing feeling to your pelvis....
As you concentrate on your back bone allow your back bone to relax....
You may notice that your breathing has slowed down and become deeper..... This is very good and relaxes you further.... Your heartbeat feels slower and more relaxed..... As you are concentrating on your internal organs let them relax.... Relax your liver, kidneys, digestive system.... Relax all your internal organs..... Allow them to work together to bring you health, calm, and relaxation.....
Good.... Now relax your shoulders.... Concentrate on your shoulders and let them relax.....
Let the feeling of relaxation move down your arms.... Through your elbows... To your hands..... Let your arms.... Elbows..... And hands relax fully and completely..... Now concentrate on your fingers.... Let your fingers relax.....
As you concentrate on your neck allow all the muscles of your neck relax..... Let your neck and back bones totally relax.
Next concentrate on the muscles of your face and relax all the muscles of your face..... You are feeling very good and relaxed....
Now concentrate on your jaws..... Often you may have tension in your jaws.... Concentrate and relax your jaws.... Allow all the muscles of your jaws relax totally and completely.....
Now concentrate on your scalp.... Allow your scalp to relax.... Relax your scalp and let this wonderful feeling of relaxation permeate all of your body.... Very good..... Let yourself relax....
Finally concentrate on the muscles of your eyes.... These are some of the smallest muscles in your body.... Concentrate on these muscles and relax them... Let go of any tension in the muscles of your eyes.... Relax your eyes....
I am going to count down from ten to zero and I want you to imagine yourself descending down some beautiful set of stairs.... With each count imagine yourself going down one step and double your feeling of relaxation all over your body.....
Ten.... Relax.... Let go.... Deeper.... Deeper..... Deeper.....
Nine.... Relax.... Let go.... Deeper.... Deeper..... Deeper.....
Eight.... Relax.... Let go.... Deeper.... Deeper..... Deeper.....
Seven.... Relax.... Let go.... Deeper.... Deeper..... Deeper.....
Six.... Relax.... Let go.... Deeper.... Deeper..... Deeper.....
Five.... Relax.... Let go.... Deeper.... Deeper..... Deeper.....
Four.... Relax.... Let go.... Deeper.... Deeper..... Deeper.....
Three.... Relax.... Let go.... Deeper.... Deeper..... Deeper.....
Two.... Relax.... Let go.... Deeper.... Deeper..... Deeper.....
And one.... Relax.... Let go.... Deeper.... Deeper..... Deeper.....
Now zero..... Let the final vestige of tension leave your body.... You feel very relaxed and wonderful....

Now I want you to imagine this beautiful shimmering iridescent white light coming down from the heavens entering the crown of your head .... now, allow the white light to enter and energize every cell of your body..... let this wonderful healing light increase in intensity and concentrate in your heart.... Allow your heart to convert the light into a golden light of protection.... and now let this golden light extend through all your body and extend twelve inches around your body giving you a wonderful armor of loving compassionate protection.... Only your higher guides, angels and other loving entities may enter this protective shield at your express invitation for your express good....


Next imagine that you are walking in a beautiful paradise of a garden. This is your safe space. In this garden you are safe and secure from all daily concerns and worries. Here you have various areas. Some of these are your self-esteem area; your healing area; your information center; your perfect memory; your perfect body area. Let's take a walk together to your self-esteem area.... Once you are there repeat the following as loudly as possible silently:
I approve of myself.... I approve of myself.... I approve of myself.... I approve of myself.... I approve of myself.... I approve of myself.... I approve of myself.... I approve of myself.... I approve of myself.... I approve of myself.... I approve of myself.... I approve of myself.... I approve of myself....

And now let's move to your healing center. Here you have access to all the best healers and physicians in the history of humanity. I am going to remain silent for a while.... Your unconscious mind knows exactly which part of your mind/body needs healing.... Allow these excellent healers heal you....

In a moment we will end this experience.... Before we do let us go back to the transformative treasure chest which contains your worries and concerns.... If you want you may open this treasure chest and you may be amazed to discover that the lump of coal you put in has changed into a gem.... Anyway it is up to you.... If you want take out whatever you want from this chest.... However, perhaps you prefer to place even more concerns and worries into the chest and allow them to be changed to opportunities.....

I would next do a quick induction developing a "safe space" area with guided meditation. Before waking subjects I would give some generic post hypnotic suggestions: that including they can return to this safe space at any time they want during this or any other hypnotic session; that each time they enter a hypnotic trance they find it easier to hypnotize themselves and they will be able to go deeper; that they will always be fully in control in this and any other hypnotic session; that their health improve thanks to entering trance state. At this stage I would have a short question and answer session asking about how the people felt.
In a moment I am going to count up from one to five and at the count of five you'll be fully alert, well rested as though you've had a full nights sleep....
One coming back to this room...
Two feeling returning to your finger tips and toes....
Three eyelids beginning to open....
Four feeling safe and secure, well rested, and very happy for no reason at all....
Five eyes open fully alert....