Eye Fixation Hypnosis Induction
Look into my eyes... hypnosis
Eye Fixation Hypnosis
Eye Fixation hypnosis is probably the oldest hypnosis Induction. The eye fixation hypnosis method was developed by James Braid, the first clinical hypnotist (who also invented the word 'hypnosis'). Eye fixation is the source of the classic movie line for hypnotists 'your eyes are getting heavy, very heavy...'.
Eye Fixation Hypnosis works because if you make your eyes stare at one spot for long, your eyes will quickly get tired. The hypnotist notes and comments on the physical reactions (blurring, watering, blinking) while implying that the changes are happening because of the hypnotist's suggestions.
The Eye Fixation Hypnosis Induction is one of the most commonly used hypnotic inductions. It works well with most people, but can go badly wrong if you are inexperienced.
The eye fixation induction is taught in hypnosis classes for beginners learning hypnosis, but in fact it is hard to get right. It does not work at all with people who are in the least bit skeptical of hypnosis. Many clients notice their eyes defocusing and drifting off the point. They remember that they were told to stare at the point, and so actively start to control their eyes to keep them fixed on the point, which takes them right out of trance.
It can be fun to use at a dinner party: get a friend to stare at a candle flame, and suggest that as the flame flickers their eyes are getting tired and want to close. Then tell them their eyes are locked shut and you have a great party stunt.
The client is left with their eyes wide open staring at nothing. They are trying to see non-existent changes and all the while their mind is actively disputing what the hypnotist is saying to them. All the hypnotist can do is keep going and hope they will eventually get bored and shut their eyes. The Eye Fixation hypnosis induction is interesting, and you should learn it, but there are many better ones.
EYE FIXATION HYPNOSIS INDUCTION
|Just make yourself comfortable now... get into a position where you can relax... and look at that wall in front of you....||I||Seeding comfort, relaxation|
|lift your eyes up until you are looking up, higher than your normal eye level....||K||Strain the eye muscles|
|and now let your eyes find something on that wall... some spot or corner or maybe a small object.... and let your eyes rest on that .... hold your eyes open... and just look at that spot or that point.... for a few moments||I|
|...keep focusing on that spot...|
|[pause until you see some signs of eye fatigue]|
|The eye fixation Induction|
|and while keeping your focus on that spot... become aware of the muscles around your eyes... how they are holding your eyes up... and your eyelids... and what they feel like...|
|and as you look at that spot you might see that it begins to waver... or maybe you see it blurring ... or that image might start to get a sort of halo round it...|
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|The rest of the Eye Fixation Hypnosis script is in the INDUCTIONS COLLECTION|
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|Capability||and it can be so good and relaxing to close those eyes... and closing those eyes means you can relax now.... really let yourself relax....||D||Leading|
|deep... deeply, deeply relax....||D||look for eyelid trembling|
|[Client is now in trance]|