Inductions for people who can't visualize
Kinesthetic hypnosis Induction script
Some people find it easy to visualize, and others don't, so some people do not respond to hypnosis induction scripts like the Staircase induction. There is nothing wrong with the staircase induction method, but no one hypnotic script works for everyone. The problem is that many people are kinesthetic - they can't visualize. Kinesthetic people learn by touching and holding objects, by imagining that they are holding something in their hands or feeling something in their body. This is quite common, about ten percent of the population experience the world this way. To hypnotize kinesthetic learners you need to use a kinesthetic induction.
For people who can't visualize, all visualization methods are difficult. Even for visual people, hypnotic scripts should never use over specific suggestions anyway. Something like 'there is a wide pink marble staircase in front of you, with polished wooden handrails and blue curtains'... is more likely to fail than 'imagine some steps going down'. The more specific it is, the harder it is for your client to create it in their mind.
With a kinesthetic learner you need a different type of hypnosis script - a special kinesthetic script that avoids the need to visualize. A kinesthetic induction script uses physical sensations.
Kinesthetic people respond to suggestions of movement, pressure, weight, spinning, holding, feeling etc., so this kinesthetic hypnotic induction script is written with the principles of kinesthetic learning in mind.
EXTRACT FROM KINESTHETIC INDUCTION
|Now as you are lying there, breathing gently, relaxing your body...||Pacing|
|Memory||I wonder if you can remember being inside a tall building somewhere... like a department store... or an office building... a building with a lift [US = elevator] and think about what it feels like to enter that lift...||safety: check in advance your client isn't phobic!|
|and in that lift there is a set of buttons.... from the tenth floor to the ground floor... and you are going to press the button for the ground floor... and you can feel the button under your finger... and you press the button... all the way in... sense the doors shutting.... and you feel the movement of the lift as it begins to go down...|
|going down and down... and you feel yourself gently being carried down...|
|and you can become aware as the lift is moving down past each floor.... Nine... Eight... and as you feel the lift passing each floor you are becoming more and more relaxed... more and more at ease... more and more comfortable... now||Pace with breathing|
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