GUIDED RELAXATION INDUCTION
Link memories of relaxing times to go into trance
The Relaxation Induction is a gentle induction based on the mind's ability to imagine a state of relaxation. Imagining the relaxation causes your muscles to remember times like that. As the listener remembers the physical changes it becomes easier to pace and lead them into some gentle fantasy.
It works because when you visualise something, you must 'go inside', so you dissociate yourself from the present. It happens naturally while watching movies and or playing computer games. It is sometimes called 'being in the zone'.
By giving the listener a pleasant visualisation you get them to go into 'trance' by themselves. It is quite easy to do as long as you are careful to keep the listener in the 'state'. If you say anything harsh, or if you use images that clash, you will jolt them right out of trance. But once you understand the principle you will be able to do stealth inductions based on anything.
This is a lovely exercise to do with someone you are close to, in an intimate setting such as sitting together quietly. Just start talking softly with 'I wonder if you can imagine lying somewhere on a summer afternoon....' and in a minute or two your partner will have drifted off into trance... and you can then build that into any kind of visualization you want to. Especially useful as a way to start a playful erotic interlude.
EXTRACT FROM RELAXATION INDUCTION
|You can relax into your mind|
|I want to talk about relaxing and letting go. So just make yourself comfortable... think about how you can relax a bit more.... both feet on the floor.... and just shrug your shoulders down... and shake yourself loose and limp....that's good.||I||Seeding 'comfortable'|
|Now take a deep breath and let it out..... that's good..... and now take another breath and let it out.... and now just focus on your breathing.... just become aware of the breath going in and out of your body.... that's good..... just become aware of what it's like to relax.... and just focus on.... each gentle breath in and out.... That's right....||Using the parasympathetic response|
|and just tell yourself with each breath out... That you are feeling more and more relaxed... more at ease... more comfortable.... That's right....||Self induction|
|Now I wonder if you have ever lain down on a hot sunny day... and maybe it was in a park or a garden .... or it could have been on a roof or somewhere.... on a bright day... when you look at the sun with your eyes closed.... somehow you can still see that bright light through your eyelids... and as you lie there remembering that light... and breathing gently... and remembering what it is like to lie on a grassy slope somewhere... and feel the grass under your back and under your legs... and on a warm day you can feel so drowsy... so ready to drift away... and maybe you can imagine lying in a park somewhere.... or a garden.... and I wonder what you would hear... maybe you could hear children playing... people talking.... and the way that their voices can just fade away... like a radio being turned right down... as you lie there... peacefully relaxed.... just feeling yourself supported... and your own weight pressing down.... and maybe there is a gentle breeze.... that just riffles your hair... and a warm sun caressing your face... and your arms....||I|
Recall childhood memories
invoking sights, sounds, smells, touch
|and as you lie there every muscle can become... limp and loose.... It's so good to just totally relax... just let everything go.... and you might remember back to a time... a simpler time... when you could just relax and enjoy that peace and calm... that's right.... and just think how good it is... to enjoy relaxing... nothing to do... nothing to worry about...||reminder of relaxation|
|and maybe you can imagine, or remember, lying on a beach.... a nice beach somewhere... and no one to bother you... and there can be gentle splashing waves... and in the distance there is the sound of traffic.... and the smell of suncream lotion...|
And in the sky... there are clouds... and as you watch the clouds drift across.... and the clouds are drifting slowly from one side to the other....
|Invoking memories with sound, smell, vision.|
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|The rest of this script is in the Inductions Script Collection|
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