9. Induction and Deepening

  1. Les Brann1,
  2. Jacky Owens2 and
  3. Ann Williamson3

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950905.ch9

The Handbook of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis: Theory and Practice

The Handbook of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis: Theory and Practice

How to Cite

Brann, L., Owens, J. and Williamson, A. (eds) (2011) Induction and Deepening, in The Handbook of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis: Theory and Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119950905.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Sheffield University, UK

  2. 2

    University College London, UK

  3. 3

    Salford Universities, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683675

Online ISBN: 9781119950905

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Keywords:

  • induction, deepening;
  • myths and fallacies;
  • ‘hypnotic state’;
  • trance induction;
  • hypnotic induction techniques;
  • raised arm technique;
  • eye roll technique;
  • arm heaviness, levitation;
  • imagery and metaphor;
  • active alert hypnosis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Raised Arm Technique

  • The Dropped Coin

  • Eye Roll Technique (Adapted From Spiegel & Spiegel, 1978)

  • Eye Fixation and Distraction

  • Using Sensation: Arm Heaviness and Levitation

  • Breathing Focus

  • Progressive Muscular Relaxation

  • Using Imagery and Metaphor

  • An Orientation to Trance

  • Active Alert Hypnosis

  • An Amalgam of Techniques

  • Deepening

  • General Considerations

  • References