Why Use Eye Opening/Closure in Deep Relaxation Script?

 

© Helen Lesser 2006

On the Practical Course, the Deep Relaxation (progressive relaxation / walk up hill) is demonstrated on volunteer patients.  On three separate occasions I count 5-1 and ask the patient to open their eyes and three times to count 1-5 to get them to close them again.

On almost every course, someone queries the reason for including this technique and voices concerns that this must disturb or hinder the patient’s relaxation.

The following are nine reasons why I recommend including this technique within a patient’s first experience of hypnosis with you:

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