Eyes-Open Rapid Induction (Free!)


A simple induction for beginners

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This is one of my favorite inductions that I use in person, especially with people who are new to hypnosis. It is quite effective at quickly bringing the subject into a light trance, from which a deeper trance can manifest.

Usually, we close our eyes when we relax. This induction encourages you to keep your eyes open, practicing progressive muscle relaxation on your eyes by telling you to focus on a point, and then shut your eyes while continuing to look ahead. If you’re reading this, close your eyes for a second or two. You most likely moved your eyes after closing them, perhaps rolling them up or down. Resist that reflex. Continuing to look ahead. This unique form of progressive muscle relaxation is a “trick” into an instant, light trance that I have taught many first-time hypnosis subjects.