When is the ‘deep relaxation’ script inappropriate or inadvisable to use?
The first time you meet with your patient, at the initial consultation, it is recommended that you introduce them to hypnosis and allow them to experience the relaxation. This article provides an overview of what to do and provides ideas on the kind of post-hypnotic suggestions which are valuable to include.
Why is it a good idea to pre-mark a ‘spot’ on which you wish the patient to fix their gaze at the start of an induction?
What is the reason for including the 1-5 count and eye opening and closure during the Deep Relaxation script? Surely this just disturbs the level of relaxation.
Why is it so beneficial to use the Deep Relaxation script at a patient's initial consultation or first experience of hypnosis? What is it about taking a person for an imaginary walk along a country lane and up a hill that makes it better than other visualisation techniques?
What is it about the Progressive Heaviness that is so advantageous? Why is it so beneficial to use the Deep Relaxation script at a patient's initial consultation or first experience of hypnosis?