Self-Hypnosis Techniques - Fractional Relaxation
A fractional relaxation induction technique is perhaps the most common and effective technique for inducing a hypnotic state. The purpose is to get the subject's mind focused by concentrating on following the suggestions to relax the various areas of the body. And it is a very good technique for getting a subject relaxed.
Fractional relaxation involves relaxing different areas of the body, one area at a time. The attention required of the subject helps to focus his/her mind to the exclusion of all else. Here's an example of a simple fractional relaxation sequence:
- Relax the scalp area from the top of your head down to the nape of your neck.
- Relax your forehead.
- Relax your eyes.
- Relax your cheekbones.
- Relax your jaw and mouth (teeth and lips are slightly parted).
- Relax your neck and shoulders.
- Relax your upper arms, your elbows, your forearms, and down to your hands and fingers.
- Relax your back and chest area.
- Relax your abdominal area.
- Relax your hip and pelvic area.
- Relax your thigh muscles.
- Relax your knees.
- Relax your calf muscles.
- Relax your feet and toes.
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