Key Hypnosis


A collection of professional hypnotherapy scripts from


David Mason © 2007-2012 Version 65

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Ending Bad Habits ....................................................................................................... 8 Nail Biting Script ....................................................................................................... 8 Emotional Release hypnotherapy script................................................................... 18 Procrastination Direct Suggestion Script ................................................................. 23 Fussy Eater script ..................................................................................................... 30 Confidence, Motivation and Self Esteem ................................................................. 33 Self Confidence Hypnosis Script ............................................................................. 33 Ego Strengthening Script ......................................................................................... 40 Self Esteem Script .................................................................................................... 43 Fear of Failure .......................................................................................................... 53 Addiction Recovery ................................................................................................. 56 Astral projection Hypnosis Script ............................................................................ 58 Learning to Learn ..................................................................................................... 63 Hypnosis for Wealth Creation ................................................................................. 68 Redundancy Hypnosis Script ................................................................................... 72 Regression Hypnosis Script ..................................................................................... 77 Relaxation and Stress Reduction .............................................................................. 85 Guided Relaxation script.......................................................................................... 85 Spirit of Time ........................................................................................................... 89 Cruise Control .......................................................................................................... 96 Worry Garden Stress Relief ..................................................................................... 98 The Crystal Waterfall ............................................................................................. 100 Fears and Phobias .................................................................................................... 103 Exam Anxiety Script .............................................................................................. 103 Fear of Flying Script .............................................................................................. 110 Fear of travelling script .......................................................................................... 121 New Year’s Eve Hypnotherapy Script ................................................................... 131 Learning Anxiety ................................................................................................... 134 Sexual Health ............................................................................................................ 142 Male Sexual Performance Anxiety Script.............................................................. 142 Premature Ejaculation ............................................................................................ 147 Wiping out Sexual abuse ....................................................................................... 148 Sleeping and snoring ................................................................................................ 150 Ignoring Snoring Script.......................................................................................... 150 Insomnia Script ...................................................................................................... 155 Stop Teeth Grinding ............................................................................................... 160 Pain Treatment scripts ............................................................................................ 166 The Control Panel Pain Technique ........................................................................ 166

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Paint Pot Pain Relief Hypnosis Script ................................................................... 168 Magic Fingers Pain Relief Script ........................................................................... 171 Power Healing Energy Script................................................................................. 173 Controlling IBS Symptoms .................................................................................... 176 Clear away eczema ................................................................................................ 180 Pain Treatment Hypnosis Techniques ................................................................... 185 Grief, Perspective on life ......................................................................................... 189 Grief and Bereavement Therapy script .................................................................. 189 Silver Frames script ............................................................................................... 191 Store of Memories.................................................................................................. 193 Constant Rock ........................................................................................................ 196 Child of Time ......................................................................................................... 198 Time Heals ............................................................................................................. 201 Hypnotherapy for miscarriage ............................................................................... 203 Letting go the Past ................................................................................................... 207 Cloudy Beach ......................................................................................................... 207 The Catalogue of Magick....................................................................................... 211 Hypnotic spiral anxiety script ................................................................................ 214 Finding the purpose of life ..................................................................................... 217 Crystal Mountain ................................................................................................... 222 Letting go the past .................................................................................................. 229 Change the past ...................................................................................................... 231 Uncovering the Past ............................................................................................... 234 Photo Album Hypnosis Script ............................................................................... 237 Breaking the Cycle Hypnosis Script ...................................................................... 239 Inner Child Spiritual Healing script ....................................................................... 241 Stamp Album Metaphor Therapy .......................................................................... 244 Make it Right ......................................................................................................... 246 Create your own future ........................................................................................... 250 Become your own Life Coach ............................................................................... 250 Write your own future ............................................................................................ 254 Future Progression - Looking Back From the Future ............................................ 258 Bridge to Freedom ................................................................................................. 265 Going to Istanbul.................................................................................................... 268 Fairy Tale Spiritual Healing script ......................................................................... 270 Spirit of Christmas Hypnotherapy Script ............................................................... 272 Relationships ............................................................................................................ 276 Ending a relationship ............................................................................................. 276 Forget the past hypnosis script ............................................................................... 279 The cat and the teddy bear ..................................................................................... 283 Changing Your Life .............................................................................................. 286 The Swimming Bear .............................................................................................. 289 Metaphysical ............................................................................................................. 291 Finding Lost Items ................................................................................................. 291 Past life regression script ....................................................................................... 294 The Magician’s Chair ............................................................................................ 307

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Alien Abduction UFO Experience ......................................................................... 309 Totem Power Animal Spirit Guide ........................................................................ 313 NLP Techniques ....................................................................................................... 316 Anchoring NLP Hypnosis Script ........................................................................... 316 NLP Magic Cinema Technique ............................................................................. 319 Visualization ............................................................................................................. 320 Guided Visualization Exercises ............................................................................. 320 The Eating a Lemon Visualization Exercise:......................................................... 320 Graded Visualization Exercises ............................................................................. 321 A focusing visualisation exercise........................................................................... 324 Chakra Balancing Visualization Exercises ............................................................ 327 Guided Chakra Visualization Exercises................................................................. 328 Sports Visualisation script ..................................................................................... 331 Metaphors ................................................................................................................. 335 Creating original metaphors ................................................................................... 335 The Snake Charmer................................................................................................ 336 Reframing Metaphors ............................................................................................ 339 Let go of the small stuff ......................................................................................... 343 Multiple Embedded Metaphor Technique ............................................................ 344 Big Purple Elephant ............................................................................................... 346 Self Hypnosis ............................................................................................................ 348 Self Hypnosis script ............................................................................................... 348

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This collection is supplied under a limited personal license. By purchasing this collection you are buying the personal right to use the scripts in limited ways, you do not own them. You may not distribute the whole or part in any electronic format. Therapy Use You may use the scripts in any way you want when working with clients in a face to face situation. You can use them with one client or with a group. You can use them as many times as you want for long as you want. Training Use Trainers have special permissions provided they show a link to on their website. Trainers can use any of the scripts to discuss and analyse in live training sessions. The trainer can print out any of the scripts for students to use on other students or volunteers in training sessions provided the copyright is acknowledged. Trainers can print out up to a tenth of the collection and bundle them into student materials. You may not distribute any part in any way in electronic format. Client Recordings If you use the scripts in therapy and you record your sessions, you can make a recording incorporating the script and give that or sell it to that particular client if that is part of your normal therapy procedure. Selling Recordings You may not record any of scripts and then sell the recording commercially or give the recordings away in any media format. If you want to make commercial recordings enquire about licensing arrangements. You can record scripts privately for your own personal use for therapy or self-education. Distribution The scripts and other material are supplied for your personal use only. You may not sell, re-sell, publish, put on the Internet, broadcast or give away either the original or copies of all or any part of the collection except as outlined above. Development Therapists who use the scripts will find that over time they develop extensions of the original materials or automatically incorporate material from the collection into their own work. You are free to include material in your own work and to do whatever you want with the blended material provided that it does not include more than one quarter of material in it and the copyright is duly acknowledged in any published material. Translations All of the above conditions apply equally to translations. Enquire about foreign language rights at All rights reserved David Mason © 2007-2011

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Using the Key-Hypnosis hypnotherapy scripts See the Table of Contents for a list of all the scripts. Click on any title to jump to that Script. The hypnotherapy scripts are arranged into groups according to their main function, but all the scripts broken into sections so that you can mix and match sections from different scripts and cut and paste them to create new scripts for yourself. This means that you should examine scripts from all areas to find parts that you can adapt when creating a treatment for any particular client. A few scripts are based on one basic pattern with slightly different versions for different target problems. Some of the scripts are ready to use exactly as they are. Some are edited transcripts of hypnotherapy sessions. Every client who comes to your office is unique and therefore you should study these transcripts to understand how the problem was tackled, and then take sections and adapt these for your own use. Some scripts are not traditional hypnotherapy scripts but are given in the form of metaphor stories. These can be used on their own but are more usually woven into a regular hypnotherapy session to give the therapy a broader application. The underlying logic of the script is shown for each section and the hypnotic concept embedded in the wording is shown in the comments column. Using these guides you should be able to follow the logic of the scripts and use these as the basis for your own original wording and ideas for your clients.

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Other publications from Key-Hypnosis
How to write a hypnosis script If you are completely new to doing hypnotherapy there is a separate document called How to write a hypnosis script that shows in detail how to create an original script for a specific problem. Stop Smoking Hypnosis Scripts A collection of scripts to take care of every aspect of smoking. Stopping smoking with hypnosis is the number one hypnosis request. Weight Loss Hypnosis Scripts A collection of effective scripts to help your clients lose weight. Erotic and Sexual issues Hypnosis Scripts A collection of effective scripts to help your clients lose weight.

Hypnotic Inductions If you are interested in developing and expanding your hypnosis skills there is a separate book called Hypnotic Inductions. It lists dozens of different ways of putting people into trance. The inductions range from a beginner’s tutorial for how to hypnotize somebody to advanced instant inductions. Overall it explains the logic of why these inductions work and how to create your own original inductions. The scripts are complete with introductions and comments showing how they work and when to use them. Therapeutic Metaphors This book contains dozens of hypnotic metaphors and shows how to use metaphor as part of Hypnotherapy.

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you don't have to think.key-hypnosis.. And now another one and this time let go all the tension in your . You don't have to do anything..... Relax the body 02:43 Self induction induction pacing pacing Rapport 02:53 Deeper and deeper relaxed. that's good.. 01:45 And. you 03:33 don’t have to listen. And with each breath out ... let go of all the tension in your body . This script has sections to address many aspects of the problem as a demonstration of how to use them. The client was a man in his early twenties who would pick or bite his nails till they bled. let go of all the tension in your shoulders and your arms.. and now just resume breathing normally. then be able to stop for six months or so and start again. "you are getting more relaxed" with each breath...... Normally not every section would be used since they would not necessarily apply to every client. The script is given with comments to explain what each statement is doing. This is helpful in demonstrating how slowly hypnotic suggestions are delivered. let it all go. shows where an indirect suggestion is being made. 03:10 Just allow yourself to relax totally..... 03:02 That's right. Really Modified David Mason 8 www. What the symbols mean: shows Cause and Effect linking statements of the type 'doing A leads to B' > shows Reframing of the type 'A is really the same as B'...... I M an intentional metaphor being introduced V indicates where the client is invited to visualise something K Indicates the wording is aimed at kinesthetic responses Target mm:ss INDUCTION SECTION 01:40 And now I would like you take one deep breath and hold it.. That's good..... He was a professional drummer who intended to make that his career... 01:55 02:10 02:20 02:30 And in moment I am going to ask you to take another deep breath and hold it.... Just allow yourself to enjoy that lovely gentle feeling... you don't have to do anything particularly........ just let it go.. The [mm:ss] column shows the time elapsed in minutes and seconds. that's good. it says. Another deep breath hold it and really let go.. and how gaps are left between statements to allow time for the client's mind to process the statements... = D shows where a direct suggestion is being made... the voice in your mind.. 03:20 You are doing very well...Ending Bad Habits Nail Biting Script This script is a transcript of the actual hypnotherapy session conducted by David Mason..... 03:50 Allow that relaxation to go through your body 4:00 And now [clientname] I would like you to relax your eyes...... This time when you let it go.

... relaxed. And you can find yourself at the top of that staircase........inside that house.. living and laughing..... and NINE deeper still... 05:56 V dissociation 06:07 06:20 06:30 06:35 06:43 06:48 06:58 07:04 07:15 07:28 07:33 07:39 07:44 engage personal experience engage There's been weddings and christenings and funerals...... and with every staircase step you get more relaxed. tiny muscles..... safety standard . Elman induction D D D D Depth test [no response] Short relaxation induction 04:52 That's right.. ... down and down...... with a fence.. generations of people....and I don't know if that staircase is wood or marble. tion . deeper relaxed. And you could try opening them.. totally. and a big garden.and there can be a handrail..and you can imagine yourself beginning to go down those steps. for you... . David Mason 9 www. as if they are glued together..... and maybe there are trees.. it’s the sort of house that families grew up in. of total relaxation 05:06 DEEPENER SECTION 05:40 And I wonder if you can imagine a big old house somewhere?.... And those eyes are so relaxed you couldn't open them if you tried.. from your eyes..... and EIGHT...... your eyes are completely relaxed....... because at the bottom there is a door....and SEVEN.. Feel it going through your shoulders and your arms and down through your body and all the way down into your legs. down your neck.. the ones that control your eyelids.......key-hypnosis.. anticipation ........... and deeper into trance deepener and so TEN going down. and you could be surprised at the result...... And feel yourself sinking into that chair. alternatives ...... focus on those tiny.. .. deeper relaxed. and you can begin to go down those steps now . and SIX.. . there's a staircase.... and birthday V visualisaparties and happy times. safety .4:20 04:27 04:31 04:35 04:44 relax those little muscles around your eyes.... or carpet. 05:22 And allow yourself to enjoy that feeling.. 04:56 And now allow that relaxation to spread ... 05:47 . all doesn't matter..... Shut down hard .......... wonderfully supported as dissociation .. . 05:15 So that you are totally relaxed.... down through your cheeks.... And just feel those eyes............. and behind that door is a wonderful thing.

deeper and deeper... And 09:42 inside you find yourself inside a large room.. . ... .... and people you met socially . and as you walk in the room they all begin to applaud politely.... and looking at you.. and your family is there....... your mind is completely relaxed.and .... and there are people in that room. And what else about that door? It's got a lock on the front....08:00 08:03 08:07 08:10 08:14 08:21 08:42 if you are lying on a fleecy cloud.... now I would like you to open that door. and there are people who moved away and people you haven't seen for years...and TWO. and as you go in you meet one group and another group.. and go through it..and the only thing of importance is the sound of my voice. 08:49 09:00 09:02 09:04 09:08 09:12 09:15 09:20 09:22 09:27 09:31 09:32 09:35 09:36 DEPTH TEST SECTION And in front of you there is a door.. and they start talking to each other . And you can open that door.....and there is one step left...... .and FIVE.... ........ Visualisatio n dissociation David Mason 10 www... ... down and down. just allowing yourself to drift.... Uhuh [indistinct] Uhuh And does that door open inwards or outwards? Out It opens outwards.....key-hypnosis......... and everyone who loves you is there. [clientname]? White.....and you go through the centre of that zero... What colour is that door. and all the people who know you .. and when you go off that one step there is just zero...... and 10:00 people from school ......... and they are all smiling... It's white. There are all the people you know in that room... 10:55 And underneath it all there is a deep and abiding feeling of calm . Depth test safety test SELF ESTEEM SECTION So..and FOUR . through a black void of nothingness..and everyone that you love is there.. can't you? Uhuh. And that room is filled with love and affection... .. and THREE...

......and he is competent.. It might not have seemed like that at the time .. and they are saying...... I couldn't have asked for a better son. he is going to Identity 11:45 [placename]. and that was so important to that little .and that was a success. and what you 14:15 remember about them is the success you had.. because so many people love you and respect you ... but it is true... things you Capability 11:15 > don't need any more. that there is no need for any tension or anxiety. he has become everything I have longed for.. but they really do. Did you know that?"...... He is really good"..key-hypnosis. someone else is saying "I think [clientname] has a great future ahead of him.............. and you reach the door in the Sensory 13:48 far end of the room and you look back . you didn't know how to tell the difference between a D and a B.....and your life has D been a series of successes.... that he knows where he is going now. feeling that acceptance of all those people... And you begin to feel. indirect suggestion Validate the client's self belief Indirect validation of client's life and choices.. RECONNECTION SECTION: PAST SUCCESSES But you have had success after success. and that became a success... His performance is outstanding".. decent boy... and 12:58 maybe I didn't say it enough.... who has picked a career for himself..... and they are all looking at you with such warmth and acceptance ... and he has such a focus. a good.. And someone replies "Yes! And he is going to be a star musician.. And when you think about it. " and the other person says..and you begin to flow and float into that feeling of calm. And further along you hear someone else talking. people talking to each other.........and be anything he wants to be. and I reconnect to past successes Reframing David Mason 11 www.. you are so lucky to have someone like that..... and they are all standing distortion there.. Capability 12:20 because he is capable.. Self esteem confirmatio n of love and acceptance from important figures Identity Identity Memory And you continue on. and you hear someone saying. there was a time you know when you couldn't tie your shoelaces....... and all their good wishes.... they are smiling."I am so proud of [clientname] .. [clientname] your life has been full of Identity 15:13 successes. I think that young man can go so watch that young man. And further over. " yes... and maybe they don't say so .. and there was a time when making friends was a problem.. in fact it has been one success after another.. And that became a success. and you stand in the doorway and look back...... ". I have always been proud of him........ people talking in the distance.. And as you walk around that room you hear .. each of these people... "He doesn't give himself credit.. and there was time when you Capability 14:40 couldn't write ..... "that [clientname] is so adventurous... do anything he wants. but now he has just excelled............ that was important to you.. in a few years you will see his name everywhere".and as you do you begin to remember. that there are things you can leave behind... young people and old people..... who knows where he is going.....

...... If you decide that something is not going to happen...... You can choose to have perfect nails... memory 17:50 V look... you are a determined person. . Identity 17:30 You have success.... Because you are in control [clientname].. it might be in a bar.. you do it. the way you isation want them And see yourself. when you look at your hands and you see your nails have been Time growing.... a new test passed...... strong. You can choose what to wear..... and you have the ability to learn..another time when you demonstrated your own power... > Complex D equivalence > D D VISUALISATIONS SECTION I would like you now to think of a time about a week from now .... And you have come here today and you are sitting in that seat breathing quietly. a new ability.key-hypnosis. can't you? You can choose what you eat. because you have a problem. long.Capability. And you can have beautiful are never going to chew your nails again And this will become another one of your successes.... and I'd like you to see yourself a month from now. That you are never going to have a problem with your nails again. every month. complete... then it is not Identity 17:40 going to happen....... you have the ability to see things through.... might be at a gig.. and they are Distortion looking at your fingers. but you have been successful at so many things...... strangers.. pacing Time distortion CONTROL SECTION . Nothing stops you. but you have come here today because you have D decided that that problem is over. and you stand there and you talk Sensory Capability 18:25 > with your hands and you gesticulate and you point . to decide to do something D and when you decide to do something... a new success.. your own Capability ability. and how good they look. when Visualyour nails are full size... how smart and grown up they .. D And you will be able to look back on this day ... you have the ability.. and ability and competence. because you have control..... you have choice in everything you do. it's a wonderful gift. And every year. 15:35 Identity Behaviour 16:10 16:33 memory 16:38 know there have been setbacks. and they are thinking "Wow... That is within your control. your own competence.. and remember this D as one of your most unexpected successes.. and that problem comes back.... those are the David Mason 12 www.... Capability 17:02 and you can choose to control what your body are in total control. can't you? You can choose where you go and who you see... standing with friends....... and you have control. Repetition of "ability" Validate problem..

.... a left D hand a right hand and a hand of cards. Trimmed V and neat. something like that... see yourself picking up a roll of .. and you know you've got perfect nails. and as that geological movement occurs. Demonstrates that you have made a decision today....... that mountain is being pushed up... and I wonder how good that makes you feel? Because other people's nails are sometimes not so good.. and how good does that > make you feel? to know that this demonstrates your control. the whole country.... easily ........ accomplishment.... and there.. And see yourself at a party...... and you just peel the duct tape off.... and the thumb too. a roll of duct tape maybe. smoothly... You have come to New Zealand.. after a gig. and you are holding a glass. and a good hand...... exactly the way they should be .... and V you look at the palm and the fingers and you turn them over..key-hypnosis. strong..." And inside you feel a feeling of pride.... as you hold the glass you can see your thumb and you can see your fingers... having long strong finger nails makes you feel so good....... and your nail catches on that hard to get bit.... Now imagine you stretching both hands out in front of you.. and you can see everyone holding their cards up and you look at their nails... it will last so long that there will come a time when you = have forgotten all about it... but yours are perfect now. and you have got perfect fingernails............. "Look how well he looks after his fingers... and you run your finger V around it.. I wonder if you have ever played cards? .. you've got those nails now. I D wonder if you can feel them growing? Visualisation Visualisation amnesia repeating "good hands" Visualisatio n. you will just act naturally and normally. a good hand of cards... and see yourself picking up pins and coins.. And I wonder if you know that New Zealand... catch it in your fingernail........ and they all match up and they are all perfect... long nails... that will last forever. and that makes you feel so good...... and people are looking at you and they are looking at the glass and they are seeing your hand wrapped around the glass.. Nothing can stop you doing what you want.. and you are seeing your hand wrapped around the glass as well... your competence. Sensory distortion METAPHOR SECTION Because you know [clientname] nothing can stop your nails 22:05 D growing.. exactly the way you want them.... and you look at the nails on your left hand and your right hand ..... just the way you want them.. your ability.. at the same speed that Anchor memories of the time in NZ with capability of David Mason 13 www....Identity 19:05 Capability 19:50 memory 20:35 identity 20:58 Identity 21:45 fingers of a drummer"..... that's three good hands!. a man's fingernails...... you just peel it right off. and your nails will be of no interest . Mount Cook is being pushed up in the South Island ... on the V table there. right now. And then another time. is moving towards Australia in Capability 22:20 a great geological movement . peeling an orange.

.. enjoy that feeling you get of pride and ability and confidence. and people look D at your hand... trimming those nails to just the right size... a symbol of what you want................. those nails wrap around .. see yourself with that watch on your wrist..... and ability... And you can choose any appearance you want.. solid....... on the arm.... maybe even scissors.. makes you feel so good. just the right length. [clientname]... And see yourself among friends.... you can trim them if you want to .... your nails are perfect....your nails are growing .... with a nail file. maybe you've got your hand lying on an armchair. and see yourself in the future...... and that is how your nails are. hear the assistant saying .an emery board... those new nails. making sure they are polished....... perfect. that is so good.. and confidence. that drumstick. makes you feel better... because your hand looks the same as everyone else's. but only D at the right time and when they are long.. see how your hands looked.. David Mason 14 www... nails. like Mount Cook... just being casual. that looks really good on you... and really see those nails now........ strong. because you have control....... anything. and you know that you will never again bite your nails or chew them or....and over weeks and months that mountain gets higher and higher. standing out proud.. and over a lifetime that mountain gets enormously long and strong and big..... And knowing that you can do that gives you such a feeling of pride .. Visualisation. a symbol. You have chosen to take control of how your hands look. And that hand begins to move up towards your ment mouth......... Post hypnotic suggestion.. And I would like you now to remember all those occasions when you had your nails exactly the way you wanted them. and they take no notice... POST HYPNOTIC SUGGESTIONS SECTION And any time. going to a jeweller's shop and having a watch fitted.. and knowing you've got solid D nails. Visualisation 23:25 Identity 23:50 Capability 24:20 memory 24:30 Behaviour 25:00 Capability 25:17 Identity 25:40 PRIDE IN PERSONAL APPEARANCE And imagine those new hands...... that really set you off....... that seems out > of your control."... maybe there is a Environ26:00 bit of stress..and nothing can prevent D you having that. with your hands and those nails......."Wow . Peer esteem Reconnection Visualisation Anchoring... the ideal way. oh.key-hypnosis..... looking after them......... that's how you want your nails to be.. inside your hand. maybe you feel a little anxious... And every time you hold a drumstick.. enduring. so in charge...

..... it will look like a bunch of bananas... And by pushing that hand down... it will you feel so good... straightening your arm out.. and that will last only as long as the habit.. and you will take a deep breath and let it out slowly.... and competent again......... and able. and you can still put your hand in your mouth if you are cleaning your teeth or to eat or anything else..... Sensory Distortion. Post hypnotic suggestion Provide alternative behaviour Reward alternative behaviour Sensory Distortion. but it will never again be out of your control .. Post hypnotic suggestion Reward behaviour Sensory distortion... and then letting it go. you'll Environm 29:48 begin to feel a feeling of revulsion.. and you will feel so good that you have succeeded yet again.......and instead you get this little chuckle to yourself. > and that will remind you that this is a situation where you used to D chew your nails and now you don't . something inside you. because chewing your nails never achieved anything. that irresistible force will come down and will force your hand away.. until it D becomes automatic and it becomes so automatic that it never occurs to you to raise your hand towards your mouth. unless you are going to eat or do something useful... and will fill > your body. post hypnotic suggestion Remove old belief And if your hand were to go anywhere near your mouth..Behaviour 26:20 Capability Behaviour 26:56 27:20 Behaviour 27:45 Capability 28:15 Environm 28:50 ent Behaviour the hand will suddenly seem gigantic. and as you let it go all that tension will > disappear.. you are totally in charge... of dirt. some little thing happens ....... of pride in your control will come back .. that force is so overwhelming.and as you become aware of the hand you will feel an irresistible force ... the instant that hand goes towards your mouth that feeling will force it down... stupid.. and fill yourself with that feeling.......... and then it will be gone... will fill your chest.. pushing it away from your . that you don't have it any more...... and there will never come a time D when you chew your nails. D Sensory distortion D safety limit David Mason 15 www. this little laugh will come up and you will laugh at yourself .....key-hypnosis. and capable.... that same feeling of pride in your ability.and you will be back in control.. you will see it as gigantic and the feeling will break in and you will instantly push the hand down again.. if your hand is ent there. and that old situation was so silly... Aversion Suggestion... And that power is in both hands now. perfect total nails..... you will not be able to stand that force. pushing it D down..... and you will feel no stress..and you will have..... both arms are primed and ready...... And when that happens you will find yourself taking a deep breath . And any time you go into a situation where you might have chewed your nails in the past ..... of pride and relaxation mixed... and that will reinforce that feeling so that the next time that hand even begins to move towards your mouth. like bubbles at the bottom of a lake.. and will feel confident.... that tells you you are in control totally....... your hand will just be pushed down.... unnecessary........ that hand will grow in size and you will become aware of that hand... for the rest of your life.... and that you'll never start again. that will just bubble up...

....... I don't know visualisation D Sensory distortion David Mason 16 www.. It doesn't help........ and just feel your hands tingle. And bring that feeling of success ... like a boxing glove....... Repeat of Aversion Suggestion.. isn't it? affirm new behaviour D and delete old belief D D D Tag Question SELF CONVINCER So now I would like you think back over all those successes you have had in your life. once again you take a deep breath and fill yourself with relaxation and feeling good... Capability.. and all those people with good wishes memory 33:18 towards you... the hand will appear gigantic..... and all those good feelings Capability 33:35 from those people.... Sensory distortion Post hypnotic suggestion ... Because that is just a habit and that's gone now.. It's not who you are. and focus them now in your hands... You will lose all desire to do anything except to look after your nails. And weeks and months and years will go by and you will never memory 31:18 even think about them. the little remnants of desire to chew your nails... the feeling of feeling great... and as soon as your hand goes down the taste disappears... so that it just doesn't occur to him. You look after your nails.. and will wash out.. and you will be unable to chew your nails because it will be forced down and you will become aware of it because it will look huge....but any time that hand goes up there to chew.key-hypnosis. and that feeling. because you know it's not any kind of solution. And [clientname] wants solid strong regular nails.. and the feeling comes in. Because you are a proud strong able young man............ And you will forget totally .. over time will grow more and more.. [clientname] has the ability to take over... .. and as it forces it D Behaviour down. and that taste will be in your mouth .... take pride in them... and they will just become a normal standard part of your body........ 31:33 Identity Identity 32:35 Capability 32:36 Capability 32:55 SUMMARY AND RESTATEMENT SECTION From this moment onwards. that after you have had that feeling a few times. and totally change that behaviour.. And a very strange thing will happen. totally. and just feel your clean them and polish them....... . those new things will happen . and remind yourself that you are in control. And now he knows how to get them. and that's pretty good. [clientname] is in control.. and your hand goes back to normal size.. that you used to chew them... Behaviour.. and all those people who have applauded you . or a banana... metaphor Post hypnotic suggestion .. down again because that arm will force it down. you'll lose all desire to chew your nails. and the feeling in Capability your mouth will be disgust. and your hand will just move straight ...... and will applaud more in the future.. [clientname] knows what he wants.. Behaviour 30:48 as if they were precious brothers and ....

or just a note that you didn't expect. Welcome back.. coming back to the present.. and I don't know what they ....... That tells you that your mind has > Bind taken an irrevocable decision That that habit is now in the past ... [thumb moves] That's fine. ONE: EYES OPEN. TWO getting ready for a big stretch.. and of your determination and how you've changed. taking deep breaths... and knowing that something fundamental has changed.. or a Depth test thumb and we will just go on. BACK AGAIN........ THREE you can move your shoulders.. and that will remind you .... FIVE FOUR.. and a smile.... Even long standing habits can't stand up to the power of your mind.............. little things that remind you.. and how D easy it is.... but in a moment. but they will be little things that remind you... maybe one hand will move or a finger will move... And when I get to one you will come back to the present. becoming aware of where you are........ not now. That was great. that's your guarantee. Sensory discrimination Bind of implication David Mason www.. Great! Wow.. I am going to count up from five to are beginning to get a little feeling back into your hands and feet.. that things are different. And you will feel a difference And when you are ready to move on [clientname] I would like you to signal by allowing your subconscious to move a finger. > Capability 34:55 Identity Rule 35:45 36:00 36:10 36:15 36:20 36:23 36:32 36:39 36:43 36:45 REORIENTATION So in a moment...34:15 34:30 34:31 Capability 34:40 whether you'll feel one hand tingling or heavier than the other or.......key-hypnosis.. but you will know that that has happened... eyelids fluttering.. You now D have the mechanism to overcome this. . of everything we've said today. a sudden flash of colour maybe.... to change.. and those abilities we've talked > about...key-hypnosis..... eyelids fluttering.. and every one of those little © 2007 « Table of Contents David Mason 17 www.. That's very good. and knowing that today and tomorrow and in the weeks to come...... begin to feel a little looser.. So I am going to begin to start counting now.. feeling really good about yourself... you will see or feel or hear... it could be just a feeling that you get. and your visualisation.

ahhhh.. You get the client to feel the bad feelings and then to visualize those bad feelings as a thing. and another deep breath... an unhelpful way of thinking. become aware of the feelings that you have been having. that's good Now that you are relaxing. [describe the issue or behaviour that brought them here. and down.... triggers old feelings of powerlessness...] Hypnosis induction Good. or whatever.. and I want you to imagine that inner power..... that in I fact that you are projecting on to the world some inner ...... relaxing.....] Can you feel that feeling now? [keep describing and evoking the feeling that underlies the unwanted behaviour until the person confirms that they are feeling it. in particular think about ... which has been caused by external events reminding you of old feelings and attitudes old pains old worries. I wonder if you can imagine some dark dim V place somewhere.key-hypnosis. and as you lie there.... That sort of behavior happens when some event. Indirect suggestion Pre-supposition start the induction pacing guide into trance David Mason 18 www.. and that sets of cluster of familiar destructive behavior. The script is an updated version of the Affect Bridge. how everything seems to be wrong.. and imagine that speck of light guiding you safely down.. bring to mind now........ helplessness.. Make sure the emotion is brought out and they are in touch with the feeling that goes with the unwanted behaviour. they are actually changing the feelings. negative.... some bad feeling that is present in you when you are in that state. and imagine that speck of light moving... or something somebody does to you. that's good..... but they know that something set it off....... and one more deep breath.... and imagine there is a speck of light. I want to think about the things that have been happening in your life that have been causing you distress. you can allow your mind to change things for Resources you. and as that speck of light moves you feel yourself drawn down and down...Emotional Release hypnotherapy script This hypnosis script is for people who feel bad and don't really know why they are feeling grumpy or out of sorts or why they are hurting themself and other people... and just for a moment allow V your eyes to close.. some place safe and warm and comfortable... and now take a deep breath. and think about the events leading up to when you started to feel bad that way... and just allow the whole of your body to relax.. and consider to what extent it actually what is happening in your own mind that is the problem.. This script is especially useful for hypnotherapy where client has started drinking again. some other habit or behavior they thought they had left behind but comes back and they don't really know why.. that's right... Then by encouraging them to change the object. HYPNOSIS FOR RELEASING OLD FEELINGS Preparation and seeding of feeling before trance Now before you settle down...... an object. injustice. you can use the inner power that is in all of us. It is direct way of doing what is usually done with Regression to Cause hypnotherapy..

..... allows you to drift even deeper.......... held gently safely... you begin to get an appreciation of exactly what it is.. like going down into the deep dark blue waters of the ocean.. repeat and expand the feeling until you are sure that the client is experiencing it... feel yourself slowly..... become aware of that feeling of [name the feeling] and as your drift in that place now. and relaxing... it's as if you just can't open those eyes. and the weight of your arms and legs...... every sound you hear makes you even more relaxed.... to allow the feeling to come up... a feeling that things were not right and you couldn't address them. as if those eyes are glued tight shut. that's right... and just feel those eyes relaxing completely.. and imagine that speck of light is leading you V through a long dim corridor......... and every sound becomes soothing and gentle and every sound is A leading you down and down as you relax those sounds right out of your mind....... easing. the feeling comes over you that nothing really matters now. deeper and deeper...... easing. and all around you. deeper and deeper.... other things begin to become D kinaesthetic induction kinaesthetic induction visualization induction sound induction metaphor induction relaxing Depth test Beginning the Affect Bridge Permission to examine the feeling Suggest David Mason 19 www. and now imagine taking that feeling.... I want you to allow your mind to drift around.......... and as you go deeper. feel yourself wrapped in that light.... you feel yourself somehow spreading. you feel that you don't really care any .. like a quiet glow.. just imagine the tiny muscles of your eyes.. And as you go deeper and deeper down that corridor.. and going down a long dark corridor. becoming so relaxed. imagine your body sinking. letting go... gliding further down. imagine the whole of your body getting heavy and tired.... and just thinking about that speck of light. a tiny speck of light.... and you just cannot open your eyes... drifting.key-hypnosis... supported by that light.. and feel yourself relaxing... and as you go down that corridor..... being in that place really allows you to get in touch with those feelings... your eyes getting heavy. as that speck leads you on. deeper and K deeper.... cocooned. drifting away... that feeling gets clearer. K feel your arms and legs getting tired and heavy. sinking...... imagine it now spreading soft gentle light everywhere.... and now imagine that glow begins to spread around... imagine going deeper into that dark place.. to make itself known.. and as it does . more and more relaxed... things are becoming quiet and peaceful. And as you go deeper into that corridor. just K letting everything go... feel yourself going deeper and with each passing moment. more defined..... you can feel your body slowing down...... a feeling that you were [name whatever it was... taking the feeling with you... think about the feeling...... [do a depth test] Hypnotic transformation and relaxing even deeper. gently..... to drift around to the feeling you got... as it softly M spreads out . deeper and deeper now.. ] Allow yourself to get in touch with that feeling... letting go.... soft and indistinct.. following that speck.. as you relax more and more deeply. to become aware of those feelings....... everything is disappearing.and thinking about that speck of light...... so relaxed...

something separate from yourself. and then in a different way mean a different thing. and start looking for all those other parts..... become aware of how it connects to all those other things... what it's like... become more aware of it... you become aware of it as a separate life.... its size..... and take a moment now to experience that place and that feeling and those Capability other things.key-hypnosis..... things you did........ things you never really thought about before..... to transform it... and when is the right time to change the rules.. things that never seemed important... what it is for. things you said. things that happened..... the texture. you begin to think of how it might change. that power to lift something out of yourself and allow it to transform into I something else........ how you could change it. all the parts that make you make sense of it....... that feeling. everything that had to do with it.. imagine it has M turned into an object... how it got there. what might happen to it.. just imagine that you could take that Capability feeling. how those other things in that place can be used. resources Re-examine old beliefs and rules Turn the feeling into an object force attention to all aspects of the object Dissociation you are not the feeling begin the transformation Suggest unused resources lift it out and as you go down that corridor.. the corridor begins to open up. examine it. and as those things . and in that place there are many things..... and as you do. other things begin to emerge.. how you could explore new forms. and perhaps there is one particular incident.... and the secret power of transformation that lies within all of us..... that inner power you have.. old ideas.... things begin to get lighter.. and notice its shape. and hold it. and as you go deeper still. you can actually take that feeling in your arms... that have to do with that feeling.. you can find a place. and as you do.. things that you could find uses for. also become aware that you can become very curious about its origins.. become of aware of that feeling as an object... any kind of object. and still carrying with you that feeling.. and consider it objectively... you begin to become aware of old feelings... and remembering deeply now............. think of what thing it most resembles... that you can contact and use in that place... and that thing your are carrying in your arms... and you find M yourself in another place......... things that were done to you that have to do with that feeling. things that when you look at them one way mean one thing.. notice that as you go deeper and deeper. things that were done to you..... the feeling begins to be animated....Rules clear.. and as are thinking about that... now give yourself plenty of space as you go........ all those things are beginning to crowd in on you now. its color. change it... and as you drift deeper and deeper... and become aware of that feeling in a new way.. all the parts that fit with it....... that feeling of [describe the feeling that is the problem] and you can become curious about it.. one particular time that you felt [that problem feeling] and you weren't able to deal with [problem feeling new environment = new abilities Metaphor object transformation Change the object = change the feeling David Mason 20 www. where you can set that feeling aside.. you can open up an insight into it.............. all the parts that make it up... and look at that feeling.....

. and you can take that thing and transform it in many ways. so now allow yourself to continue working on that thing..... and choose how you want to come out.. to continue in that place..... break it..... things that you never felt comfortable with.. and slowly counting to yourself quietly from ten up to one.. and your mind has already started on that.. and you'll know when it is done. trying old things. maybe transform it into something useful to you............... and in that place you can keep trying new things..... there are no limits..... in the knowledge that in that place nothing can harm you. other people's opinions don't count down there.... making the changes you want. to choose what you want to have happen........ but it is there....description] and while you think of that incident.. or when you are done..... allow your mind to roam... make it easy. and your mind knows how to do this... to make those changes in your mind. maybe disguised. you can stay in that place.. and you might be surprised at what you leave that place with.. perhaps = you will just find yourself. like a workshop. turning and molding and shaping..... and all those other things round about can become resources.. and you do that thing... and so allow that process to continue.. and staying deeply in that relaxed state. doing all those things...... whatever is necessary........ your body is completely relaxed... maybe it will just start to vanish in its own way... as you relax totally... as long as you want. you build . and you can work on that feeling.... nothing can harm you.... knowing that in that place. all those things are possible. it will be interesting to find out. And you become aware of everything that has happened in that place... you can transform it. and you can stay there for as long as you need... doing what has to be done.. and begin to change it. something you'd enjoy........ you can think Capability about things that might have been forbidden.. safe and secure..... there are no boundaries.... and when you get to one you will be back in the present..... and you can do whatever you want in there ... 'Now I understand' and then it will be I like you just sweep it away... only you and that feeling.... what the result is.. And so now... so take as long as need... trying different things ... Reorientation and when you are done you can either continue sinking into a deep blissful Capability sleep and wake up when you decide to. and see what comes out of it. mold it..... in a happier place.. and transform it... begin to work with it... ahhh.. whatever you need is in there...key-hypnosis.. you have the right to do all these things. and you can work on that now.. things that make it possible. to go about it in a way that feels best to you.... and everything will be different..... use the resources assumption = it will change Give them time to make the changes Permission Seeding ideas for transformation Reorientation David Mason 21 www.... you can keep working with that feeling until at some point it will change. you can take that feeling. begin to think of how you can shape it........ at some point you will go..and you have the ability to step aside and look at things from a different perspective now.. or maybe you will break it into pieces and do something with them. and just let it happen. in that place all those things are open.

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.. checks the news. anything else... They are constantly seeking stimulation... so start to change now... Identity.. goes for coffee every thirty minutes. Use your normal induction and confirm level of trance....key-hypnosis. Behaviour.. They can do the important stuff eventually.... 'I can't focus on anything'... And now ask yourself... 'I'm busy all day and get nothing done'. because you can do that thing... imagine that representation as if it was on a Capability whiteboard. you can imagine just wiping out that behaviour problem.. time wasted on unnecessary things . hours frittered away.. 'I can't do boring stuff' .. or reads emails instead of getting on with what they really need to do.. D and this means you can change your habits... the things that really matter... then start the therapy section..... You can get control.. all you have to do is stop doing some things and Rule start doing other things.. INDUCTION SECTION Lead the client into trance. DIRECT SUGGESTION SCRIPT Target Dialogue L Vector CAPABILITY You can change IT IS TIME TO CHANGE And allow your mind to roam over a typical day... The design of the script targets each of the main belief areas ...... but would rather do something else.Capability. you have changed in many ways before. or washing away the order to defeat the psychological factors that are maintaining the procrastination behaviour..... This is the type of procrastination where the person gets to work but then cruises the Internet....... METAPHOR: SWISH AWAY OLD HABITS Think about how you might represent your problem... Behaviour D more certain that you can change your work patterns David Mason 23 www. imagine it as a picture or a movie.. it's that simple. more convinced now.. And because of that you are more determined. with a bit of help. Others and Worldview ..... you Capability know you can do this.... Memory You know you can change. And imagine yourself wiping the whiteboard clean.... how little is done Memory that actually matters. is there any real reason why I can't change that. it's not difficult. and this is exactly the help > you need.. Rules.Procrastination Direct Suggestion Script This script is aimed at the type of procrastination where the client says 'I get distracted easily' .. easily and quickly... or chalked on a wall.....

You get to choose what you pay attention to. And the most productive of that eight are the first three.. Capability You know HOW to change...CAPABILITY You choose to succeed YOU CAN CHOOSE HOW YOU SPEND YOUR TIME and that can remind you . excited........ you can dare to ask yourself the question.... there is reason why it is called Reframing 'spending' time. That it doesn't matter if they spent time now reading the news or surfing the Internet. TODAY. NOW. challenged. time is precious. Some people think that because they are their own boss they can do things whenever they want to. but the earning hours are special. And here is a thought.. . You get to choose what you focus on.. and that means you get to choose how much you earn....... every hour.. You see. David Mason 24 www...... these are for earning...key-hypnosis.that every day... rewarded. you Reframing have other hours... each moment you waste of your earning hours is gone forever. Waste those and you waste the rest of the day..What if? Identity What if I decided I am in control from now on? Take a moment now to think about it.. the most successful man in the world has exactly the same number of hours as you. by the things that will make you a success.. D YOU MEASURE THE OPPORTUNITY COST Time is not free. But the truth is that there are only eight productive hours in the day. PHS Reframe D Reframe > Reframe Reframe D A>B>C > Worldview Rule Rule Rule Worldview Rule You value your time YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO WASTE You know. The power to choose. You can make a PLAN And you can ACT on that plan and that means You can SUCCEED.... You know WHY you NEED to change. You actually always have enough time to do > Truism everything. You are free to choose to be interested. you just have to use your time right. You can choose what interests you... Each morning you get eight precious hours.. And that is a wonderful freedom. when you deliberately challenge yourself.... You are free to choose what you want to do with your RULE .... to actively take charge . you are free to choose. And the power to choose means that you have control.... You know you WANT to change You know you NEED to change......and that means.

Behaviour Every morning I do the worst task first.. He put it off as long as possible but eventually hunger overcame him. can you afford to watch that money drain away?.. Well after a lot of scares and near-disasters he did get out of it. The only thing to eat in the swamp was frogs... work out how much you earn per hour.... to an irresistible compulsion to get up and leave whatever you are doing.. what you are achieving... then do it first thing in the morning.... seeing money rolling away... and gratitude that you are back on schedule again.. He had to catch and eat a live frog.... every minute it will build and buile... every morning.angry? cheated? determined? Feel that feeling now.. going towards your goals.. repeat this to yourself now. D BEHAVIOUR You do your worst task first People put off doing things for many reasons.. It's over.. Make this your rule.. you will just Behaviour stop it instantly.... Everything else that day just has to be better..... He had no choice but to eat raw frogs to survive.key-hypnosis... and choosing an earning task and starting on that task .. about somebody wasting time..... multiply it and tell yourself.... What would you Identity M feel ? feel how that makes you feel.... more undesirable thing I can that needs to be done. And every day... And the thing he learned from this was...There is an opportunity cost... Behaviour D and you get that sense of satisfaction.. like a thief silently stealing from your business. Behaviour Getting the most out of every hour makes you feel .. D Behaviour You look forward to each useful hour because you feel good about it..... what does that make you feel now. earning hours spent not earning is time wasted . now... walk away.... And If you ever find yourself wasting time you will connect to that feeling... is to find the most unpleasant. and you will find yourself reviewing D your to-do list. because they think Memory they are dull... and you will be filled with determination.... most Rule boring....... EAT THE FROG And I am reminded of how during the war there was a soldier trapped in a swamp and surrounded on all sides... and I choose to do that first. or uninteresting.. Rule Reframing Visualisation PHS Truism Metaphor Metaphor David Mason 25 www.. that if you've got to eat a Rule frog. or there is D something else about that job is unattractive to them. He had to stay in the swamp for weeks and keep very quiet and make no smoke so that they would not know he was there.. M would you pay someone else to do that activity? Just imagine now. the first thing I do at work.. The key to reaching high levels of performance and productivity is for Rule you to develop the lifelong habit of doing something on your major task first thing each morning.... and ask yourself.. It's over... Imagine if you were at in a shop and the assistant was wasting time like that.. imagine if you could stand in your office and watch yourself wasting that time..... every hour.. Behaviour Every morning I do the worst task first.. And he had to do this every day. you count up. that they might be difficult... Not me.

Completing a task makes you feel strong.. You can become addicted to completion. enjoy your reward.. You decide your breaks and rewards You eat the frog... IDENTITY Identity Rule Rule Rule Rule Behaviour Rule Identity Identity Identity Identity Identity Identity Identity Identity You are a planner YOU PLAN EACH DAY Every day you do the same cycle First thing you write down your tasks for the day.. CHANGE THE PART THAT PREVARICATES D Reframing D D D D D D D D D D D D D D David Mason 26 www. the easier it is to get started on your tasks and the faster you will enjoy the pleasures of completion. You are a guy who finishes things.key-hypnosis. you are fired up with energy and are able to achieve even more. Then you focus single mindedly on each high value task. how will you know when you have arrived? What you want in each area of your life will determine your priorities.. This cycle becomes your habit. how will you know when you get it? If you don't know where you are going. The more you know what you want.. you feel good.. You love starting and completing important . you have to determine exactly what it is you want to accomplish. empowered. You identify the high value items You identify your frog. Each morning after you have completed your most important task. The number one reason why some people get more done in their lives. until it is automatic Because completing a task gives you a positive feeling. People with written goals accomplish five and ten times more.. The bigger the task the happier you feel.IDENTITY Define your goals WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS Before you can determine what your particular task is. and then go at the next task. You think about your goals and review them daily. why they have abundance and leisure. and get on with achieving it.. If you don't know what you want.. enthusiasm. Every time you complete a task you know you are a winner. no matter how small.. is because they are absolutely clear about their goals and objectives and everything they do is done to achieve those goals and objectives. you feel a surge of energy. to success. Whenever you complete a task... YOU ARE A FINISHER Ninety percent of success in life and work is determined by this cycle. You feel compelled to complete things. finish it.

. because each task takes you nearer your goal. and you can be proud...... to let go........... to delay starting.. Metaphor Visualisation IDENTITY Behaviour Memory Memory You get emotional about time TIME WASTING DISGUSTS YOU Every time the idea of a distraction crosses your mind you feel a sensation of disgust.. I deserve to get to my goal.... and you can be surprised at how effective it can . finish early . ambiguity OTHERS Identity Capability Other people's expectations You can have a competition with yourself.... When you think of you or other people wasting the day.key-hypnosis. but things have changed now... every part of you is valuable. laziness.. Every time you think of deviating from your current task you get a horrible taste in your mouth until you repeat to yourself. to do what you want.. and impressed............ because you are achieving so much .. and it is changing now because you asked it to........ by unfinished tasks. a familiar part. but it is time to change now...... how it changed and grew into a take a quiet confident pride in your own achievement.........Identity Capability Identity There is a part of you that wanted to put off things... over and over. at a deep level you know it is time to change. now... that part had a good reason to put things off. Tell that part that it is now time to change...... you can have the rest of the day to do what you want.. And that part of you will be glad. the cost The idea of wasting time at work repels you.. and how you are different now..... by untidiness... to see how fast you can complete your tasks each day. now that you finish on time.... You may not know that part but it is there. think of what you will be able to do. bring to mind all the people who will be proud of you...... you feel repelled by wasted opportunity.. when you want.... this task is another step on the way Sensory PHS David Mason 27 www. And you remember the Ugly Duckling... And now. By focusing you will have more time. the most disgusting pictures come to mind......... thank that part for what it was trying to do.. and delighted. that part of you that used to want to avoid starting things is now being converted to a useful purpose. the people who will be surprised. at the waste.... so you can convert that part to do something else........ and it is ready to change......

.. D I know what I want.. when you are working efficiently and effectively. how quickly can you get it done.. Think about the rewards that come to you when you are able to complete important tasks easy and quickly through your habit of starting important things first thing in the day..... for yourself.. ending an important task. and that confidence and pride... you focus on outcomes. and with each completed stage.. how you plan your day....... And when you open your eyes you realise you are seeing things differently. see how completing a stage makes you feel good.. David Mason 28 www.. efficient... I can feel the reward of my goal. I know how to get it......... see .. you are working towards becoming what you always wanted...... Every day I think about how close I am getting to my goal You enjoy your rewards FUTURE REHEARSAL Visualisation And see yourself. next week.. ... Think about the highly productive.. with every breath. Take a moment now and think back to how you felt when you completed some important task in Visualisation the past.. CELEBRATING every success. next month........... break the task into little steps. a competition...... can you learn from it to do it better next time... each outcome. your mind is fully engaged in the task.... And you can say to yourself now... Allow yourself to feel the pleasure you get from a job well done. and setting yourself a goal........ and all the time you CHANGE what is not working..key-hypnosis. effective person you want to be. large and small.. notice how happy you are. and what success looks like.. for your family. can you beat your own time. And every moment that passes you feel that satisfaction growing. easy steps.. see that man...... for your business. NOTICE what is working. that things have changed. that you have changed. and deep inside you know it's what you want ... I'm a do it now kind of guy. I get satisfaction from seeing each step completed I enjoy finishing things. selecting the most unpleasant task to do first. I focus on what I want Every hour I measure what I have done that hour... over and over. you are organised and focused and deeply confident..... see yourself now..Identity Identity RULE Memory to my goal. Multiply that pleasure now and enjoy that feeling as you think about how you tackle your important tasks as the first thing you do every day. REORIENTATION SECTION Back to the present........ And you take a deep breath and feel that calm that comes from knowing you are doing the right thing....

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.. the kid is afraid of some foods so don't let them see those particular foods. Well it seems that that boy used to be little and was always crying and got sick a lot.. he is really strong and smart... Get the mother to liquidize whatever vegetables the family are eating and make them into a soup.... and one day he was sitting outside wondering why he was not doing so well and he went for a walk ... The child tells everyone that they don't like the flavour or the texture or something else about it.... it is what they are supposed to do naturally....... just pretend.... and you let your legs lie flat real heavy. Tell the child that eating the soup will gradually let them eat more things until he becomes famous as the 'boy who could eat anything' and gets magical play a game of let's pretend. Make it into an adventure story... and while you are thinking about how it would feel.. he was never able to go out and play when he wanted and other boys said things to make him feel bad.. and your eyes are stuck . but it is just a simple phobia by association. they have been trained into being afraid to eat some things.. The fussy eater's basic problem is usually their mother. and you are lying on your bed and you let your arms fall down so they feel really heavy.... We are dealing with a child after all. and that makes you feel so tired you just can't move on that bed. The child will believe anything in hypnosis. So the first step is to treat the mother for whatever is causing her anxiety around the child. The mother's behaviour is what is maintaining the child's behaviour. Substitute behaviour And I wonder if you heard about a boy who lives not far from here. pretend that those eyes are really tired and heavy. Child Induction I wonder if we can play a game of let's pretend? Would that be OK . to not be able Memory to open your eyes. With older children treat the phobia in your normal way and the problem will go away.. and it's very quiet... Your job is to tell the kid it is a super special soup with magic ingredients.Fussy Eater script The fussy eating child is created when a youngster has been indulged so much at the table...... For younger children... at home. It is not hard to get a child to eat properly. Let's pretend that you are in your room..key-hypnosis. and he came to this place Set up expectation set up a bad image Introduce a new resource David Mason 30 www. and everybody likes him. pretend now that your arms and legs are like they would be if you are lying on your bed feeling really tired.. you and me? OK then. and start to pretend that you have to close your eyes.. and pretend it feels like something is pressing you down into a lovely soft mattress. that boy has special powers.

to swallow down stuff that other people can't... And the boy was sitting by the fire and he felt warm and the cat came and rubbed against his leg. and the Lady was kind... and the cat was purring.... and he thought about eating a bus...key-hypnosis... with an old black pot all coved with soot... Balthaszar' because that was the name of the cat. boys are hungry all time.. you will feel the soup going down. and the Lady said ... so I made this special soup. you can't come here. and it tasted OK.. or smelly cheese. not those things.. and he heard the Lady say... How do you know?' And the Lady said....... let the boy come to the fire'.. and she had a cat sitting there looking at him... I call it [childsname] soup. or anything really...... and she filled it with soup from the pot..... 'You look like you need something to eat. the funniest thing will happen.... and the Lady said 'Leave him alone.......... and the boy was thinking about what it would be like to eat anything.. it is named after you. the power to eat anything....... this is our place'. And the boy went and sat down by the Lady and the cat and the fire. You will feel yourself getting a special power. and the next thing was he fell asleep by the fire.... like frog's legs. aren't they' and she began to stir something in the pot. 'No...' and Balthaszar the cat looked at him and said 'I thought so.. to be able any kind of food........ 'Yes. and he began to feel really really tired. and he could feel it warming his insides... so better not. 'Hush Balthaszar. And the Lady said.. right inside you. and she gave the cup to the boy and she said 'Here drink this' and he just reached out and drank it right down. and the cat said... and maybe he imagined it or maybe it was real...... and you will feel something else too....... there's a lot of things I can't eat....' Adversity Set up the problem Problem defined Negative feeings Magic ingredient Visualization Safety David Mason 31 www.. but the Lady got a cup with special designs on it.. and he liked the feeling... I can only eat a few things......where there a lady sitting on rug on the grass.... and the pot was bubbling away.. or a cup. and she was cooking right there on a fire of sticks.... because I made this soup specially for you.. 'you can feel that can't you?' And the boy said. And when you take this soup.. or a cockroach. with some magic herbs. I can feel it. 'Hey you boy.. to enjoy anything.. I knew someone like you would be coming by today.. ' .. and the boy said 'No thank you...... But the Lady said..

. and when he got there. just for you. and how cool it would be for everyone to see how he could eat © 2011 « Table of Contents David Mason 32 www.. And he ran home to tell his mom about it. but he could.. just to show how it was done.... and maybe she has a name for it. and everyone said it was so cool that he could do that... And when you wake up you can ask you mom if she can make special soup.. And his mom made him the [childsname] soup.key-hypnosis.. and everyday he drank that special soup.. he could amaze people by eating all the stuff that they couldn't eat. ' the boy Behaviour would eat that food. and you know what? He became known as the Boy Who Could Eat Anything..... 'this lady came round and she gave some herbs.. and while was thinking about that he realised that he was lying on the grass and there was no fire... she said. and said I should make some soup for you....... Magical story Special resource Post Hypnotic suggestion David Mason www.key-hypnosis. And I wonder if your mom could make you special soup like that? Maybe you might get some if you asked..... D And any time some other boy said 'Oh I can't eat that....And the boy thought about what it would be like to eat frog's legs or snails. so ask her when you see her next............... and no . and he could dare them to eat it and they couldn't do it.. and no cat.

The final sections relate to common situations where confidence is needed: only one is given here. Tag Lack of RI Truism set > > Sensory distortion Visualisation David Mason 33 www. people are changing all the time .. specifying that what the client will see are signals that confirm the other person's warm regard towards the client. The client doesn't have time to worry about what the other person will think. isn't it? Behaviour .. to think about possibilities..key-hypnosis.... that the client can stop striving because the right level of performance has been yourself changed from a child to a teenager to an adult. one or several of these depending on the client. every day your body changes. Then the client is given an action metaphor for leaving behind all the things that were holding them back..... Capability and that shows that change is easy and natural for you... Each of these metaphors can be used on their own for other types of problem.. The task is to put other people at their ease. then start the therapy section. think about change.Confidence. The therapist can use . Identity And this means you can easily see yourself become a different more confident person... they realise that change happens all the time. doesn't it?. The script also addresses the client's core belief issues which are usually about feelings of inadequacy. Tag Dissociation Open ended suggestion Truism > D D You know. Behaviour you can change the words you use to talk to people. Truism.. Use your normal induction and confirm level of trance... By giving the client a task to do the client's focus changes from internal focus to external focus. because the client is busy assessing what aspects of the other person to comment on. Motivation and Self Esteem Self Confidence Hypnosis Script This Self Confidence hypnosis script reframes the client's perception: it changes the perception from fear of being judged and criticized. a feeling of never being good enough. automatically and without knowing replace every cell in your body every three Capability are already changing in many ways. And I'd like you to take a few moments now to experience yourself a little differently. and other scenarios can be added to address specific problems.. you can change the way you work. can't you? Capability And therefore you can change the way you feel about yourself.. These are replaced indirectly by overhearing remarks that the client has actually arrived at where they are supposed to be... CAPABILITY: YOU CAN CHANGE When people like yourself think about change.. Because the client is forced to actually look at the other person the act of looking is a trigger for a post hypnotic suggestion to kick in.. You can change the way you dress. Rule Lead the client into trance. to having a task to perform in every social interaction.... to make small talk and get them talking. [ClientName].

.. there was a time when you were naturally confident.. allow your mind to drift.. every time that you acted boldly. you can... bring all those memories..'? Take a moment now and imagine yourself doing that... next week or next month maybe.. and you can think back over your life.. and find times when you a acted confidently. And you might have to fake D faking it till you can confidently fake faking confidence confidently until you are confident that you can have real confidence faking fake confidence confidently... and now go into your memory and identify every instance .... even when you weren't confident there were times when you were confident. 'In every situation'.. that feeling of confidence that you remember..... he said...... MEMORY: YOU CAN REMEMBER SUCCESSES And I would like you to take a moment now.. and when you think about it. you are confident about your name. If you believe you can.. and you can do that. I want you to go back to a time when you were very confident..... confidently acting confident And for you to be confident of being confident you need to be confident in your ability to be confident so you can be confident you can fake it confidently till you make it confidently.. and confidently. aren't you?.. you can feel totally = self-confident about things you choose... there are many things you already feel D confident about... isn't that an interesting thing to think about? And I wonder how easily you could imagine what it would be like to 'Fake it till you make it.. D Dissociation Tag Question Adverbial modifier Visualisation Rehearsal Confusion Deepener Metaphor Paradoxical suggestion. or believes he can't... every day..... Now. D And I wouldn't tell you to believe in yourself . bring that feeling up now.. He started life as a farm mechanic but became a > success because he had a clear idea of how the world worked. confidence is a matter of believing in yourself........ just pretending to be confident. There are some things you are already confident about.. and get that feeling again. when you choose . in every thing. he's right'.. because. 'it doesn't matter whether a man believes he can. when you did exactly the right thing. and in years long ago. So you see. you are confident about how many toes you've got.. and you knew you were doing the right thing. right now... you know.. and really feel the confidence you had then. I think you remember how you used to believe in yourself and you know you can again.... He said something that I think you might want to ponder...key-hypnosis.. Misdirection Missing RI Truism Reconnection Grammatical inconsistency Missing RI Lack of RI David Mason 34 www. every one of them to mind .Rule Capability Capability Capability Capability Rule Capability Memory Capability Identity CAPABILITY: YOU CAN THINK DIFFERENTLY I once met a man in Bombay [use anywhere exotic] who told me the way to get confidence is 'Fake it till you make it'.. go back into your memory.. isn't it? And that means [Client-Name]. allow your mind to range over things you have done in the days and months past... can't you? Henry Ford became the richest man in the world by creating and running the Ford Motor Works..

It could be at work. Behaviour You always act confident . you will be I free to explore new opportunities and new relationships.. and that imagining makes you feel confident because you know as you > begin to feel good about yourself your confidence begins to grow. and you begin that Behaviour process of building more confidence on your confidence. Capability .. or a social situation. fitting in with what others say. Identity Your voice is strong and steady. getting respect. showing you are in command of yourself.Capability Behaviour Behaviour Capability Identity YOU CAN BECOME AWARE OF CHANGE And you are sitting in that chair getting more and more comfortable with D yourself knowing you can start to feel self confident now. Capability what others expect. reminds you instantly that you have changed now. confident. how you move. You evaluate the situation before you choose the best way to react. dress confidently. sure. YOU CAN LEARN CONFIDENCE Before you go into a new situation you take a moment to stop and imagine I how good you will feel. Hear your own voice.and your act is so good you convince yourself. YOU ARE IN CONTROL NOW You feel in control and sure of yourself in every situation. move confidently. Imagine yourself dressed exactly right... Feel how you stand.. convincing. some little thing you see or feel.. Identity You are secure and confident in every situation. Every change you perceive means your confidence is rising and giving > you a positive outlook.key-hypnosis. growing ever more confident. See yourself looking good. Rules You always use the right words and gestures to match the expectations of the other person.. You stand confidently. D And I'd like you now to think about some situation you might find yourself in where you need confidence. And always in situations like that.. And get used to that feeling because you have the confidence to get that feeling more and more from now on. Your handshake is firm and friendly.. Think about all the ways you can take control of that situation and how good that makes you feel... You may already have begun to realize that you are becoming aware of the changes and I'm wondering how eagerly you're looking forward to using them? The old structure of your life is changing. using the right gestures. saying the right thing.. or something else. and making way for a more solid and happier existence. Capability > Rehearsal Sensory Fractionation Bind Expectation Anchoring D D D > D David Mason 35 www.. how you . Ambiguity Bind Open ended suggestion Visualisation Rehearsal Covering every possibility. In the days and weeks coming up.. You are filled with confidence.and double it again.. Experience that feeling that comes with total confidence How good does that make you feel? What part of that do you enjoy the most? Now I'd like you to double that feeling..

Identity I "[clientname] has become everything I ever wanted her/him to be. colleagues........." And as you leave that party you take with you those words you heard...." .. Memory D and they become a part of you........ feeling great..... some people D are unsure of themselves when you are around.. burned into your memory." . people you hardly know at all. you are dressed superbly.. looking great .. poised.. You always know exactly what to say.. family.... You like who you are..." ... your self confidence . you let people know you are pleased to see them.. (S)he has nothing left to prove to me. Identity D You know you are as good as anybody.there are many people there.. YOU ARE A WINNER I wonder if you can imagine yourself at a gathering.......and this makes others react to your inner confidence. a party of some sort... you hear snatches of conversation. "Now. as if you own the place. and you just have a quick word and move on. (S)he has exceeded everything I ever dreamed of. you communicate with your whole body..... there are drinks and nibbles and everyone is relaxed and having a good time. that you are a worthwhile person... people you haven't seen for years.. The way you hold yourself. Identity Everything about you broadcasts confidence........ you believe in yourself.. people you know socially.. D ......You look people in the eye and you smile easily..... you belong there. "Doesn't [clientname] look so assured? I wonder how (s)he does it?" Capability "(S)he's so good at what (s)he does...... respect.key-hypnosis. "I hear there's talk of a new job.... you are the star of the party... all there because you are there. > Identity .. from others. > You believe in yourself..... people look round and smile. confident....." "[ClientName] can now go her/his own way.. ask you to come over. in your dealings with them... lots of people are talking. you can see it in their eyes. how you make everyone feel good. you mingle and greet people. it's time for her/him to build on those achievements in her/his own way. mingling... "Everyone admires the way (s)he's changed and now takes charge....... you impress them with the way you walk in .. it is in your honour. "I have always been proud of her/him even though I maybe never said it.and their reaction confirms you are confident now. that you look forward to meeting them... how you are showing automatic confidence in every thing Behaviour you do now....... your control. every one you know in fact. something Visualisation Sensory Post Hypnotic Suggestion David Mason 36 www.. the friendship. everyone admires your poise..... and you enter the room ." . you signal that you share their views and values.. friends. people from work.... And I am even more proud now. from Identity some... and as you talk to this one and that one..... to celebrate how you have changed." ...... a bit of nervousness as ... You know who you are. you look well..." And from further back you hear "[clientname]'s the best son/daughter I could have hoped for. .

like the train on a queen's/king's gown... you cut through the ties..that you will never forget... And that's the most important step in starting a conversation: helping the other person to feel confident. you can leave it all behind.. maybe some part of you doesn't want to believe. free to be D everything you want... and Confident people will tell you 'The simplest way to put someone at Rules I ease is to get them to talk about themselves". and now.. .. ideas..... signals to the other person that you are not a threat... can't you... And maybe some part of you thinks you don't deserve those words. at odd moments those words come back to you .... Tag Amnesia David Mason 37 www. Everyone loves talking about falls away from you ... The truth is that really I confident people always say really simple things. that they can Rules I relax when you are around. YOU CAN LEAVE THE PAST BEHIND and the feeling that you are taking something away with you is balanced > by another feeling. Capability Being comfortable when meeting people is something you can learn. and you can be proud of what you have achieved. now....... D Some people feel that if they don't have something important or clever to Rules say then other people will think they are stupid. free to change. you breath easier... unimportant things. it is time for you to reassess what D you think about yourself. you turn suddenly and slash out behind you.. Metaphor Sensory Open ended suggestion Sensory Amnesia Reframe Truism Tag Question Indirection Truism.. to really consider if you are being truthful. .. like pulling a broken down car..... this means you can Memory > forget about yourself.... or if you can now allow yourself to believe the best about yourself... and each time they make you feel good about yourself...people are always curious about other people n ... don't they? And when you get people talking about themselves..aren't they?.... you know. you feel a weight lifting off your shoulders. many people are proud of you. now.. like the weather or parking. Expectatio . all you have to be proud .. because you have accepted those words. you feel something stir within you.. .... dump things and move on.... The really confident person. Identity after everything that has happened. to think about all your good qualities.. Environme When you believe in yourself.. feelings. as you leave that room you can become aware of those old things dragging behind you. the more you meet new people the more > nt you enjoy the sensation you always get Memory and you forget about how you used to doubt yourself.. because you can always find a moment to remind yourself that they are Perception > really looking forward to meeting you.... always aims to say something to Rules D put the other person at ease. and as you do..... Starting with really simple. you know. You can forget to be nervous..... YOU CAN BE DIFFERENT WHEN MEETING PEOPLE Everything you have learned today will help you to understand yourself Capability D and others better. you can leave some things behind as well.key-hypnosis.... things that have been holding you back.....

. you walk with poise and respect... in a few minutes.. can't you? Capability You always feel confident now... Conversational Capability You can choose how you feel. act smart. Capability Because you know you have a choice. see yourself getting up in the morning. haven't you? And as you come back to present. and afterwards... > Non sequitur Open ended suggestion Discrimination And you can begin to notice those little gestures they use that show their interest and kindliness Stimulus and you could be surprised at how much you enjoy anticipating that little feeling that comes just before you introduce yourself. You know to them you look like a different person... the tingle you get that tells you that you have changed. not now........that tells you you are connecting with your own inner self confidence Identity > and so you are reminded every time that you are a confident person. tasks and challenges.. and you feel good about your > performance........ and inside there is always that little feeling.... Identity D Meeting people is something you look forward to.. Conversational Postulate 3... like you own it. you go over in your mind everything you did that made it go so well and so enjoyable.... that that confidence is bubbling up inside you like a secret laugh you can't suppress.... as I count... you see how you walk into the room. you carry yourself with new self respect. you will find yourself feeling stronger. Identity Meeting people makes you feel good. don't you? D D David Mason 38 www. that confident person smiles back ..key-hypnosis... . and with a deep feeling that something has changed... you greet everyone and see the respect in their eyes... Conversational Postulate 2. you look smart.. you have rediscovered your natural Capability confidence.... you remember how to be confident. you can allow yourself to imagine what your days will be like from now on.. don't you? > Reframing Sensory Distortion Visualisation Visualisation Rehearsal 'Yes' set 1.... You are relaxed and comfortable in every situation. feeling good about the day ahead . you get to work or somewhere like that.... YOU HAVE CHANGED FOR EVER As this session comes an end. more powerful .. The result is you act so relaxed and comfortable around people that you Behaviour could find yourself noticing and enjoying that little bit more flair and style > that comes from your increased confidence. a smile on your face...... before you go out you check yourself in the mirror. different.....Capability Perception That shift in your awareness allows you to enjoy relationships. confident and self Identity D assured... you know what to do in situations. you have learned to use old skills and new skills.

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.. you know that nobody else can really influence how you feel.. And that's an interesting thing to think about...... how you choose to adopt a problem. or what you say. The script was considered revolutionary because psychotherapy at that time typically took five to ten years... Changing how you feel about them..... the things that annoy you... Target Reframing problem thinking When you think about how you are now. What was different was its novel approach: aiming to strengthen the client instead of attacking the symptoms. your feelings.. limit you.... Because when you think about it. can only do so if you allow them to.. recognising them for what they are.. . Behaviour and as you do that ... creating a change in 'as little as ten sessions'....... and choosing what you think about means that your mind can learn to enjoy > that inner peace that comes from focussing on the good things of life.. Every day.. isn't that so? So in a way a problem only exists if you allow it to exist.. about what matters to you.. the things that are permanent. you are becoming aware of choices... any problem Memory I that you can choose to ignore. You have a choice D Changing how you choose to think about things.... D Capability You can choose... the important Capability Reframing things..... changes how you feel D about yourself... is no longer a problem............. Rule D upset you.. Ego Strengthening Scripts are basically direct suggestion scripts aimed at building up the client's confidence and self belief.. how it survives. that determines the outcome of the problem. You can choose to focus on what is important to you. you can dismiss them and spend time thinking Capability about what you really want to do... that it is how you choose to think about your > problems that is the problem. The original ego script was published by Dr John Hartland (1901-1977) in 1966.. bother you.. every moment. but this new type of script was effective in 'brief' therapy..... about what Memory bothers . and think about yourself differently. Identity in many different ways. Most therapy sessions should contain some elements of ego-strengthening. or make you worry about how you look. the lasting things. is it? So. You and only you can choose what influences you… David Mason 40 www.. what you feel.. This script follows the format but uses modern wordings and techniques. the things that are important in your All options life. from now on.... what keeps it there.. you can choose what to think can think about your problems in a different way..... isn't it? Technique Dissociation Truism & Tag Truism & Tag Reframing Imprecision Imprecision Tag Self confidence in relationships From now on you can go beyond the surface of your problems.Ego Strengthening Script Any hypnosis script aimed at increasing the client's capabilities is broadly described as 'Ego Strengthening'.for it is your own mind that directs your thoughts. changes how you feel Capability about things.... And because you can decide what to think about. you might want to think about how those feelings get sustained.. unless you let them... and every day become more aware.

..... you will be able to do. You can forget about those things that used to bother you. The only person who matters is you. Self esteem and appearance From this moment on. Your Behaviour health is important ....... or say... that you used to worry about.. both now. D Other people will see these changes you are thinking about. or do..... you find you are more confident in everything that you do. haven't you? You have changed addresses. then from a teenager to an adult. haven't you? Most of them have just been natural... lots of them. you will pay much more attention to your body.You no longer worry about what other people think.. much more easily now.key-hypnosis.. And as these changes are happening now.. and welcome changes..... Capability You can choose to change any part of your life.. for you know that you can make these. just as you are now choosing to take D control of how you feel. They cannot influence Rule you.. more assured. your outlook... each day.. you will be able to think.... Because throughout your . from now on you Visualisation Positive Visualisation Reinforce experience Reinforce experience Health David Mason 41 www. How you feel has nothing to do with other people... probably will never happen Even if some things turn out to be wrong.. for your own good..... is you... you will begin to see your personal life is improving.. all those things. something new and better. than you did before. much more clearly. and much more at ease with the decisions that you are making. you will be Behaviour able to concentrate much more easily. all these things.. because you have the confidence now. the people you spend time with.. And seeing things more clearly now gives you confidence... and in the future. or the type of work . They Capability have choosen how they want to feel.. natural. like the way you changed from Memory a baby to a child.. And you have complete control over that.... and Capability what you can safely ignore. lasting. will come easily to you. positive. your thinking. Capability Change can be natural. and time will bring more change and you know you can use that change. you have made many changes. D And you can make other changes.. You can change.. You can look forward to other people noticing. automatic.... automatic... you have made other changes already.. and you will notice changes in yourself.. you become more aware of your health........ Things are getting better now. and you are comfortable with change.. easy.. easy. Confidence in the future And because you are taking control. it does not matter. Memory you recognise that other people's ideas and needs are not your problem any more. from now on .. And you know... you can cause things to change. you know what's important. each week is bringing something to look forward to... More and more...... Capability You can see a bright future for yourself.. The only person whose opinion D counts... Because you have that capability now. From now on.. D So the changes you will be making from now. from now on it is something you think about every D day..

.... exercise every day.. from now on you care about . for your mind has managed changes before... You can choose to look good.. You can choose the level of health you want... awake and alert and ready to move on. allowing your mind to examine your memories.key-hypnosis.. and how best to make it happen.. you are becoming more positive towards yourself.... relax even deeper. you care D Appearance about looking your best at all times… about your clothes... and how good it is to be open to those feelings. about how you appear to others. David Mason www.... are going to go on happening. you are a winner And as you become aware of these things happening.. Every day. in your resolve.. and how soon you want to enjoy those changes... D By dressing like a winner. and yet many changes can be happening at the same time.key-hypnosis... you care about how your are dressed.... developing more confidence in yourself ... your hair. in your own mind.. exactly as they should be... and your appearance reflects that.. and you have always been able to make the changes you need. and as you do so you are allowing your mind to accept a new way of seeing sensibly. And as you are relaxing there. you can come back to the present.. to become aware of your many strengths. Change is happening now So take a few moments now.... you are becoming a stronger person.. that these things. So take as long as you like to consider these things. you have that ability and as you relax there your mind can remember those times when you used those abilities well... more aware of your feelings. your self respect is increasing every day. rise at a set time every day..... get to bed regularly.... your nails ..... . and those changes just feel right. and you know © 2009 « Table of Contents David Mason 42 www. and doing that will make your attitude to others change... you can be thinking about what you want to have happen next. You deserve to be strong and healthy... becoming more and more comfortable with your own opinions... a healthy mind in a healthy Capability D body. for your own good.. And when you are ready .... and what you want to have happen... you increase your self respect by noticing Capability that other people respect you.... and relaxing can be so enjoyable......

These values were therefore targeted in a multi-part hypnotic metaphor. its moods and things that live in the sea. The client came from a fishing town and knew a lot about the sea. The script is broken into sections but was delivered in one continuous session over about forty five minutes. She could not say exactly what she wanted to change. and bringing to mind those similarities means she automatically puts the ideas into her own mind. so that was chosen as the main metaphor. which meant that any suggestions would be rejected if they were put to her directly. What does 'don't love myself ' mean? I hate myself.. what is being 'a failure' like? Emptiness. Not being good enough? Being a failure makes me unattractive to myself. Note that the word 'hypnosis' is never mentioned.key-hypnosis. The following hypnosis transcript shows how her definitions of success were woven into an elaborate set of metaphors and combined with indirect and direct hypnotic suggestion. When asked why she did not have a steady relationship she replied 'How can anyone love me if I don't love myself?'. And 'a failure'. The hypnotherapy works because the listener automatically seeks parallels with her own life. She had come through a bad childhood. but focused on what the client valued. she just felt worthless. had suffered several traumatic events in adulthood and had attempted suicide several times. She wanted to try hypnosis to make her feel better. Most of the time. and what she thought would make her worthwhile. The whole script is therefore based on dissociation . Why do you hate yourself? Because I am a failure. And what is 'emptiness' like? Failure.Self Esteem Script This client was a woman in her late thirties. There was obvious lack of self esteem. And what does 'failure' mean? Not being good enough for anything.. Personal values section David Mason 43 www. Several more rounds of questions produced the same circular answers. but trance is induced. The therapy therefore needed to be more directed. almost self loathing.things are happening to someone else who happens to be just like .

.... and now just focus on your breathing. not really.. That's good. and now take another breath and let it out. That you are feeling more and more relaxed.... and just shrug your shoulders down. So are you quite comfortable sitting there? No. and just tell yourself with each breath out... mmm....... I just want you to relax a bit. admired.... and failure makes you unattractive to yourself..... confident. more comfortable.. wealthy... And do you feel that emptiness now? Yep......that's good. that's good............key-hypnosis. or it could have been on a roof or somewhere.. somehow you can still see that bright light through your I eyelids.. and feel the grass under your back and under your legs.. that's good.. make yourself comfortable D [moves around in the chair] That's fine.. THE TARGET VALUES Confirming the self image Affect Testing for an affect bridge. when you look at the sun with your eyes closed... and breathing gently. I want to talk about what emptiness means to you. are you alright now? Mmmm.. and as you lie there remembering that light. And how do you know that emptiness is there? From the way I feel... So you feel like a failure... So put both feet I on the floor. successful. strong. more circular responses Induction section You can relax into your mind OK... That's right. what would you be like? Identity Intelligent. and just focus on. So just make yourself comfortable. better OK. each gentle breath in and out.. and remembering what it is like to lie on a grassy slope somewhere.. and maybe it was in a park or a garden . Now I wonder if you have ever lain down on a hot sunny day...... Seeding 'comfortable' Using the parasympathet ic response Self induction Recall childhood memories invoking sights. smells. on a bright day........ more at ease. touch David Mason 44 www. Now just take a breath and let it . and make yourself comfortable.....What does success mean for you? What would the opposite of 'a failure' be? A success... sounds. just become aware of what it's like to relax........ just become aware of the breath going in and out of your body....... and that unattractiveness is like a feeling of emptiness? Yes. And success is like what? If you were not a failure..

. and I wonder what you would hear..... strong....... and then one disappears... or remember. and two..... people talking... or a garden..... looking at clouds... and she is just lying relaxed. and then there's six...... and now there's seven........and five... and it comes across the sky until it appears to be stationary above her. nothing to do....... And as she watches the clouds. floating. and the way that their voices can just fade away......... like a radio being turned right down... and with each cloud disappearing. reminder of relaxation Invoking memories with sound....... inside that cloud.... nothing to worry about.. and there are nine. and maybe you can imagine.. that just riffles your hair.. and as they go off there are ten left. and maybe there is a gentle breeze.. peacefully . being completely surrounded by a lovely warm fleecy cloud.. you watch them.... and you can imagine yourself in that cloud. and as you lie there every muscle can become..... drifting. David Mason 45 www.. and your own weight pressing down..... to enjoy relaxing.. and she can see it coming from one side.. so ready to drift away...... and as they go. just let everything go. more at ease.... Deepening the trance section Relax deeper and deeper And those clouds go down towards the horizon....... and you count the clouds going by... just going down and down and down . gently floating... smell.... just feeling yourself supported....... and there's just one cloud left. a simpler time. and you might remember back to a time.........key-hypnosis. and there can be gentle splashing waves.. limp and loose. and as you watch the clouds drift across. vision. there are clouds.. and four.. safe and secure. And in the sky. Count down deepener Cloud metaphor section You can feel your troubles drift away Capability And in that cloud you can dream many things. You can dream of a girl on a beach. I you feel more and more relaxed. It's so good to just totally relax... and no one to bother you...... and those clouds are drifting gently down... maybe you could hear children playing...... and three.. that's right... lying on a beach. and in the distance there is the sound of traffic...and on a warm day you can feel so drowsy.. and a warm sun caressing your face..... one particular cloud comes across... and your arms.. and maybe you can imagine lying in a park somewhere.... when you could just relax and enjoy that peace and calm.. and the smell of suncream lotion....... just a nice sandy beach somewhere... as you lie there.. gently supported.. and you can feel yourself.. and as she looks she becomes aware of a connection with that cloud.......... and just think how good it is.... and the clouds are drifting slowly from one side to the other.. and still the clouds go down and there's eight...

and still the cloud takes more and more of these things... she becomes aware. that are attractive. and the cloud is getting darker and darker and at last the cloud begins to billow and change shape... that she is feeling lighter and lighter.... that has been there so long . she can control what she eats... You can destroy the old feeling and that girl can imagine that feeling of emptiness.. ready to change... and as she lies there. because she knows it's time to let go. is beginning to fill up ... and in its place she notices a different feeling growing. so much lighter perhaps.. that cloud gets darker still....... she becomes aware that there is a connection between her and the cloud.. and as she watches. the cloud begins to get darker.... and she realises that she has control.... and what things she is rejecting and forgetting . that feeling of not being good enough... and they can just drift up and up .... breaks up into smaller images...... up her legs. and all those tiny pieces disappear...... that all her worries are just drifting away.... of things that have been there for such a long time... and bigger.. all her concerns are being sucked up into that cloud. and as more and more of those things come back changed from the cloud... and as she watches..key-hypnosis.. that feeling of emptiness. drifting.... lifting.... and that control is a matter of choice.... and smaller pieces still.. being fulfilled...... that feeling of emptiness .......... begins to fade. begins to shrink......... and the cloud is getting D darker.. that if you choose to believe you have control you have control......... she's choosing now what she is going to allow to affect her.... and at last ... she feels lighter and younger and happier. that image of emptiness.. and she realises that she is ready................. have been changed somehow. as a bag or a bucket or something else.... just removing themselves....... begins to shrink. things she has been worrying about for a long time are just loosening . and things start coming down from the cloud that are different.. and drifting out and away..... and as she looks at the cloud... because.... She can control what she wears.. she can control what she does second by second and minute by minute.... connecting the cloud to that girl.. that are valuable.. away...... and detaching. and it's changed for Capability ever.... of what she developing the metaphor changing the symbol changes her feelings Metaphor modelling: destroy the mental picture of the problem David Mason 46 www. that are useful..... and she can feel them drifting from her toes. have been transformed. and she can imagine lines or threads... And as she is lying on that beach. as a picture of some sort ..... things from the past that she doesn't need any more.. that image breaks up.. and she is choosing now to take control Rule D of herself... and going up past the shoulders... and those things begin to come down and that girl begins to feel herself being filled.......... all those things that made her feel out of control are ...........looking at the cloud..... from her fingers. and that girl feels. and all those things that went into the cloud ... and as she watches more and more things are sucked up.... she is ready to take control of her life. up her arms.. and that feeling of emptiness is lifted off her. are just loosening and lifting......... and as the cloud transfers more and more of these changed things.. and she becomes aware that there is energy coming out of her and going up into the cloud...

........... that little girl who loved everyone > without reservation. a Identity woman who is attractive...... that that picture broke up. And as that emptiness is filled that girl on the beach. is swept away. and attractive to D women. who deserved love..... and the old shell with all its dents and blemishes. growing up. constantly she is shedding the old battered shell and replacing it with a new smooth shiny one..... who gave love..... and as she changes and grows........ attractive to men. and she is changing and Identity growing inside that girl on the beach. that little girl is still there. who wanted love.. like a mirror that can no longer hold an old idea.. And all that old stuff.. she .... she can see that beautiful little girl... and what she thinks about...does.. a woman whose inner beauty shines out..... that beautiful loving little girl.. what she eats.... where she belongs. and become strong and smart. and as she grows. And as she watches......... and she is filling the last little bits emptiness that was there. just like a lobster in the sea shrugs out of its old shell. that she doesn't have to feel empty any more........ and felt loved....... that image of her cracks and splits and she steps out of the old picture.. can not be put back Identity Reframing....... growing strong. Because she can see beneath the skin....... and brought with her all that fun and curiosity and ambition and strength and that boundless sense of the possible that children have in them. that little girl is also growing and changing. and has taken her rightful place......... and that little girl grows.. just gets taken up into the cloud....... an empty restriction that she has outgrown...key-hypnosis. those images have been shattered. inside an attractive woman..... association David Mason 47 www. as she capability grows she sheds the old shell and replaces it with a shiny strong new shell. about herself Parts therapy section You can remember success And she can see herself reflected in that cloud.. the broken pieces. that capability little girl who is full of hope and joy. realises that things have changed. in that reflection. is now growing stronger and firmer...... and completely filling that emptiness.... right inside... who felt love.... who has now grown up............. and that little girl begins to fill out.. Reverse her self assessment Metaphor of lobster shedding scales = old feelings Actions Metaphor: old ways shattered.... what she wears.. all those things that happened that aren't important any more. and she can see herself and she is attractive and she realises that she is attractive to herself. and as she sees herself she sees that little girl..... beneath the bones. laughing..... a loving attractive little girl peeping out. and determined....... And that girl on the beach can see how that little girl grows and changes.. and she sees herself reflected in the cloud. and she sees a woman who is beautiful inside..

.. the feeling of choices And that girl on the beach. become aware of certain things in her body.. and a rumbling.. she can really begin to change.... she can feel it spreading... and changing. and replaced it with something like a bright sun. that cloud took it away... it fades into the distance. the feeling of taking back control..... and still the cloud moves on.. people arguing = family problems amnesia... and maybe it is coming from the Capability forehead and down the cheeks............. carried away by the currents........ and that rain mixes. Identity that old feeling has gone for ever.. because she has been filled by the spirit of that little girl.. as it Capability drifts away.. and it drifts on and on..... filled.. is intelligent... dumps all its contents into the sea... and is remembering it Capability .. warming and relaxing. all the hurts and knocks.. gets smaller until you can't hear it any more.. the feeling of certainty. and that cloud begins to get mixed with the air currents far away. and is on the way to being wealthy. a bright new sun shines on an ocean where it once rained.... can't hear it............. further and further.. comfortable.. happiness that is owed to her... and her sense of wonder. of limitless possibilities....her chest..... gone completely.... and the winds blow it ....... the next day. and it makes a difference...... can't see. as if a bright memory has swallowed up the dark one. just like the lobster sheds its skin.. and she can begin to enjoy that happiness that she is due. and then the connection gets thinner and thinner..... getting smaller and smaller... that girl on the beach sees it going into the cloud. and as she watches. for emptiness.. and she is all these things. all that debris has been sucked up........... always changing..... and as she lies there she can feel that change....... and it passes over the horizon and out of sight.. showing that there is nothing there now. and suddenly the cloud opens.... there's no room left for darkness.key-hypnosis. and is forced to change. and that grumbling and the noise and the flashing and boiling..... but the ocean has no memory. you can't see it..... all that old stuff.. her brain... Get rid of old metaphoric symbols for ever introduce new symbol = light Suggest physical change = emotional change D Values > D Metaphor Modelling Developing the Light symbol to replace the dark..... dilutes.. and as it breaks the cloud begins to drift away. her bright sparkling intelligence..... all the anger and bitterness and sarcasm.. looking forward to life.. she gets in touch with that bright memory as it fills her completely... and down the neck and spreading and spreading...... lying there. away. like a light shining into dark corners. and it gets smaller.. and as she looks around her body....... like people arguing.. and far away.. that dark angry cloud...... and breaks.... and that feeling ...Regression section You can forget all the bad stuff And that cloud just continues to suck up all that old feeling. You can be different And that girl on the beach.. and successful.. her stomach.. and that girl on the beach can remember all that. and the cloud continues to drift far out to sea.. and that cloud begins to drift over the sea . with the vast oceans and is no more.. and it gets as far as the horizon............ and strong... flashes of lightening in it... and she is admired because she is confident... > David Mason 48 www.

. and the little round pebbles... the polished ones... and the day wears on ........ the happy ones... and she watches.. content. or not..... and decide whether you want to keep it ..... well she gathers them beside her... but you know what? As they get broken up they turn into beautiful sand.........Identity banishing the dark forever.. she accepts that .. so what makes a beach attractive is all the old stuff that has been rolled around and worn away. you look at it. and what was not so good.... and she examines them..... having sorted through so . she works through all those shells.. the broken shells.. and she takes each of these things from her past .. And when you think of it.... so now she feels that she can do anything.. they break down into tiny tiny bits and those little bits get rounded and smoothed..... and succeed on her terms...... and it rolls them around.. Beautiful smooth polished sand.. turns them over... because she has lots of time..... the ugly. the damaged shells........ And that girl on the beach knows that she is good enough for anything. more and more of those old shells get broken up.. will just grind away some more. and the tide is lapping at the edge of the beach. and the tide begins to pile the sand and swish it this way and that. the angry and pointless... and it rolls them this way and that... she knows that no matter what happens in life she can use it to take control..and those pebbles.key-hypnosis... rolling down the beach away from her.. those shells.. the diseased.. and all that stuff's shrunk and evaporated. by time and tide.... all of those she throws down the beach. and as the day wears on the tide comes in... and all those ugly broken shells get broken down and recycled........ Capability happy..... she can become wealthy and confident and strong... as much time as she needs. and they begin to mix with the sand on the shore.. and there are ripples on the bottom.... and because of that she is admired. they are just thrown to one side.she knows that.. And the ugly shells.. the well formed shells... back and forward in the surf. and she keeps the good ones beside her. take control..... and as they roll they get broken........ lighted: confusion Sea shell metaphor section You can discard the past and that girl on the beach begins to think back over her life. and she throws the broken.. begins to think back to what was good .. and the tide begins to come in . and she can see them tumbling. And the tide begins to come up the shore and still the girl lies there.. she is ready to go Metaphor: shells = life events Discarding bad memories destroying bad memories symbolically A beautiful life emerges from processing bad memories memories can pass good memories David Mason 49 the memory of waves passing and fading.......... like shells on the beach... you pick them up.. and she knows that because she feels lighted... but the good shells.... and gradually she works her way through all the shells. and as the sun get lower. and she spends some time..... and the waves begin to pick up those ugly broken shells .

... and a maid.. and the playground...... and she just dismisses them because she has control over her life.. all for that girl's business....... and so she gathers all the beautiful perfect shells .. and a Lexus.. and opens the walk in wardrobe.... and starts up away from the beach.. and takes the bag with her...... and maybe they reflect yesterday's rainbows.... reinforce destruction of bad memories Rehearsing the future section You can have everything you want And so she puts all her shells in the bag . and she stands up. she puts them in a bag... counts them........... addressed to her. and behind her there are those hundreds of outfits.. and other stuff to do.. there's a gigantic screen..... And she walks up the drive and into her beautiful house... and there are hundreds.. and there's the telephone...and there's messages winking. and some she can hold up to her ear and hear the far off sea and waves falling on distant shores.. and many of them glow with wonderful shimmering colours. and it is as if those waves are washing away her problems.... she has control of her finances.. that little secret smile she Visualise all the things she equates with success. and knowing all that makes her feel good......... and there are messages from people all over the world. WEALTH Identity ADMIRED MATERIAL SUCCESS playground = children? CONFIDENT David Mason 50 www.and walks into the living > room...... and she holds them up to the light and the sunlight glances off them. and beautiful paintings on the wall..... and she looks out the front window at that huge expanse of lawn. and there are hundreds and hundreds of racks.. and her belongings...on....and she looks out the window at the beautiful garden.. and in the driveway she stops and looks in the mail box.... and there are cheques.. and there is a chef there......... and she steps into the kitchen.... and there is a mirror there with make up and she looks at herself. And she walks across the road.. clothes and shoes.. exactly the way she wants it.. and she just smiles to the mirror.. and gathers it up. there's a Mercedes.. and she looks at the number plate. and some of them are white and some of them are brown.key-hypnosis.. from admirers. there's the driveway..and there are contracts to sign.... and the gardener stops his work and waves and carries on.. like those discarded old shells............. each one a masterpiece. leading up to a house. who need to speak to her.. money orders.and dismisses them. And in the road there are cars.... thanks the staff. and they serve her this beautiful meal.. washing gently on other beaches far away............... she looks through them.... And finally she goes up stairs and she throws off her clothes......... and there are offers.. and brushes the sand off her.. and four wheel drive...... and .and there are orders. a beautiful meal waiting . and it's full of letters.... and she finishes her meal.. a long expanse of grass and plants and flowers... a miracle of nature.. She gets to the edge of the beach and there is a road there.. and she sits there. washed away and broken up.and it's her house.....and they all have her name on them. feels the smooth shiny surface in her fingers.

... Post hypnotic suggestion Dissociation 'light' symbol Reframe her current deficits Associate the client into the idealized version of herself seed = change. when she felt good.... and she sees the world as a bright place. and she thinks back to how she got all this. INTELLIGEN Identity she's intelligent..has... every night she Capability reminds herself of all those good times. and every night that little girl comes to visit her....... and you have success.......... warm and welcoming and ....... and as she lies there she drifts away to sleep....... and you can connect back to all the parts of Identity your life. what ever happens .. and you can take those lessons................... and she remembers all the times in her life when she was in control. and decide to be in control... completeness... and confident.. now. that little smile that lets her know that deep down inside is the source of that attractiveness. she just drifts off.. now.. D And she got everything she wanted.... isn't she? Capability And she realised all she had to do was take them. fulfilment... and intelligence which is above education.. of herself.. And being in control of herself made her in control of everything. Rule How it all just follows on from that. with roots and leaves and stems that can grow in this direction or that. I And that woman dreams of success.. where you have control...... into a plan.... there's a beautiful bed.. And I wonder what that woman dreams of? Rule Dreams have a way of becoming true.. D Dream success section You are a success So with a last look in the mirror that beautifully groomed elegant woman . snuggles down... And she is all those things. always Capability growing up toward the light. And you can weave those together..... wealthy and admired. you will be supported.......... and that boundless a little girls is peeping through.. it gives her strength and confidence..key-hypnosis. and you D recall the times when you felt wealthy and a plant. Everywhere she goes... and the wealth that Identity they don't keep in banks.. and she knows her own value. and the success that is not measured in money.and that inner beauty follows her everywhere. And so [clientname] you can join that woman as she dreams her dreams of success and control........... and she Capability slips off her stuff and slides into that bed. she closes the sliding doors and steps into her bedroom.... and how it all happened one day when she realised that all she had to do was to let go of some things.. remembering D when she felt right with the world... that feeling of wholeness. And knowing that... over and over. you will be admired for planting that seed.. plant + light = growth David Mason 51 www. successful.... she was in STRONG control. From that day . people see.. and fills her with strength and determination. and bring them into your life.. T and strong..

.... I feeling again that inner beauty. whenever you want.... bind: you are starting to change waking up = you are beautiful ambiguity: waking up anytime or feeling good anytime? I David Mason www. when you have done all .key-hypnosis. remember all the good things.. take as long as you © 2007 « Table of Contents David Mason 52 can imagine that woman waking up.. you can waken up when she wakens up ... So start that now... and enjoy that feeling you get when you decide what things to keep and what to throw away.key-hypnosis. Capability and you can enjoy that for as long as you want. and when you have thrown away what needs to be ....... feeling good.. feeling really good .... and you can waken up and come back to the present..... as long as you need to start to change for ever....Reorientation section You can make these changes now So you and that woman can dream successfully.

. this time as you breath out... and let it go. David Mason 53 www.. time to settle Now slowly open your eyes and then close them as you breathe out...... blank feel the fierce sun beating down.. you stop and wonder how you got here.. quiet.. some have no identity.... neglected..blocking your way........ fear of success. maybe. and let it go. it's late afternoon. you turn to the left..... there is no way out. watching. everywhere you are hemmed in by buildings. Fear of failure can feel like being up against a wall. Everyone has seen a mock Western movie set so everyone should be able to relate to the core of the metaphor. some kind of official building. A wind blows dust up the street...... you can't go right.. behind you the road stretches back to a featureless empty land.. the place smells old.. One more breath......... the buildings seem to be pressing in. Loosen your shoulders.. lift your arms and drop them.Fear of Failure Break out of your restrictions This metaphor can be used for a wide variety of issues to do with breaking out of restrictions or breaking down barriers.......the whole place feels deserted..... so different from what you hoped for. you feel V hot and tired.... like being trapped with no way out..closed and silent.. Fractionation and allow your body to relax even more. You find yourself in a long silent street somewhere... so far from where you wanted to be... Empower the listener And then you notice something.. there is no one around... just relax..lost.. raise your legs Muscle slightly and relax them. You walk along and dust rises from the ground under your feet... can't go left. just get all the tension out of your muscles.. shops.. procrastination are all fears that can be treated by this hypnosis metaphor... you can't go ahead.. an empty street.. relaxation Take another breath.. Now breathe normally for a few moments. everything seems empty and barren. think about how your arms Give them and legs feel..... and so can be removed with hypnosis... some have names M above the doors. Comment Take a deep breath... abandoned. your mouth feels dry...... The therapist can embellish it with detail to suit the particular client.... on each side are . Fear of Failure metaphor visualization I wonder if you can imagine being in a remote small town far away from here... Slowly close your eyes......key-hypnosis... banks.. offices. and really relax.. ahead is a large solid building like a town hall... But that fear exists only in your mind..... become aware of the weight of your body. social anxiety. .. Fear of rejection.. Target Induction. run down. you look around.. then to the right..

.......... everything you thought was real is really an illusion.... now that you see it close up you realise that it is fake. you feel a surge of power. you grab hold of it and you pull.. and one after the other all those false fronts come tumbling down...... you pull again and a big piece comes away in your ..... you rip off more and more... and then you get to the biggest one of all... another big chunk of paper comes off...... none of those things can keep Behaviour you in now.. you can see right through the building.... so solid seeming...... You can see right though the illusion now.. you kick away the last support and with a mighty whoosh the whole edifice collapses flat on the ground... step up to the front of building... there is a ripping sound.. Capacity and that fills you with a relentless feel like a child again. you push at the window frame and it topples out of position and smashes down onto the ground with a great crash... attached to the building..... something disturbed by the wind perhaps...... you feel a surge of joy as you rip and tear at it. one after the other.. and you realise that you are not stuck.. you grab the edge of the rip in both hands and you pull again........... you look closely at the building again.. nothing but a false front...key-hypnosis. on the front of one of those anonymous buildings... you step through the hole and there is nothing but a few struts holding the building in place... and the more you rip away the easier it comes off.. and yet it is paper thin... ..... you watch it David Mason 54 www.there is nothing behind it.. whooping and yelling and laughing out loud.... there is nothing holding you back... and suddenly there is a big tear right in the front of the building and light is pouring through the rip. you kick at the nearest strut and the corner of the building sags.. you go along the whole of one side of the street and kick out all of the struts. false fronts held up by nothing.. paint the same colour as the building.... destroyed for ever.a little movement. a few kicks and it is gone.. so permanent..’s like a movie set. you laugh with delight... the one that was stopping you going forward. and look closely...... you kick out the second one and the whole rotten framework creaks and shudders. The movement is a little flap of something... you go across the street. it is not real.. you look closely and you can see that it is paper on one side and paint on the other. you see that little movement. like cloth. you look along the back of those solid seeming buildings and you realise that they are nothing but someone's imagination. smashed.

the force of the blast causes all the rest to crumble and fall. you drink in the new water....... washing away the dust of the past....stagger and crumple. refreshing rain.. you can feel the crash through your feet..... there are no limits. you are renewed..... nothing in the way... and what seemed like a dead end street is now an open field stretching all the way to the horizon. being blown away. blowing away that dirt and dust.. you can feel a fresh breeze blowing. any way you want now.. Reorientation [Continue with the next part of the therapy] Copyright David Mason 2007 © « Table of Contents David Mason 55 www.. uplifted.. and out of a clear blue sky.... falling like dominoes... that you can go all the way... and with those illusions gone.. scraps and remnants fluttering out of sight... you lift up your face and feel the soft wet drops on your skin.. and you don't even have to do the other side. you can smell the clean fresh countryside around.. Reframing success And you can see your way ahead now......... until all that is left is a scatter of flattened sticks and paper.. and you know... now....

..I could have spent more time on it. total strangers. I had spent so long on it... In fact I had been working on it without sleep for days.... the snow. And they didn't know it.. and two of them..the final part of my degree.. and then as I got going I got more confident.maybe I was kidding myself.. and suddenly I found myself flat on my back. don't you?.... being very careful where I put my feet... the car. I saw myself reflected in a shop window...I had been laughed at. I started to walk very very carefully at first.... you know? Maybe my effort wasn't all that good anyway... I lay there winded. I went out one winter's afternoon and I found that my old car wouldn't start...I didn't know if it had been worth all that effort...... I was in a hurry to get there....maybe I wasn't going to pass anyway.. I had hurt myself.I was exhausted......but I could laugh at myself. The weather was terrible. that slipping does not mean that you have failed. But as I sat there feeling stupid and sore and disappointed and wondering what the point was.. that you always have the option of calling on inner resources and picking up where you left off. I realised that compared to how far I had come. It was a slip. When I was a student.well I didn't know what would happen.. the sleep.. it was grey and miserable. at that moment I don't know if I even wanted the degree... Maybe I was unrealistic. helped me up. I had caught a glimpse of how far I had come... If I didn't get it right this time. I had to get it into the mail before my deadline. I began to laugh....Maybe I wasn't meant to pass... I was still on my way to the Post Office. David Mason 56 www... can't you? Looking back at it..... and so I reluctantly set out to walk to the Post Office ten blocks away. I had really only a tiny way to go. but inside I was still laughing. I had been up all night getting my thesis finished. Whenever you fail on the way to your goal. I looked so silly.. and all the progress I had made still counted.. And the people passing by began to laugh with me. You get to keep what you have achieved so far...Addiction Recovery Recovering from a setback This metaphor reframes a slip back into bad behaviour as being something that you accept on the way to your outcome..there was slush on the roads and icy patches on the .. you get to keep what you have achieved so far and there are always others ready to help you. I had slipped and fallen quite badly. Because I had seen something else reflected in that shop window..... and imagined everyone laughing at me.. sore and bruised. I had actually made a lot of progress along the road.... it wasn't the end of the journey..key-hypnosis... I could see where I was going..... It was very important to me.. I saw myself sitting there in the snow and slush looking ridiculous.I had no idea if it would be good enough. maybe I was trying too hard... I felt like giving up there and then. Just get to the Post Office and it was all over..but I realised that when you slip. I had finished 365 pages and it was all tied up.I began to pay less attention... My fall was only an interruption. The distance I had covered was still there...... but it wasn't the beginning either. You can always laugh at yourself. you never slip all the way back to the beginning.

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to just make yourself comfortable.Astral projection Hypnosis Script Hypnosis........ astrology and out of body experiences This astral projection hypnosis script takes you on an out of body experience to a place up in space. just breath it out. in your own time and this time really let yourself relax.. down and down into that chair.... Induction section OK.. you can say to yourself.. more and more relaxed'. The out of body experience allows the mind to open up to all possibilities. Hypnosis and horoscopes are combined with astral projection in this hypnotic out of body experience..... that's right... and just close your eyes... and you begin to wonder what it would be like to just sink into that chair.. Relaxation Induction Pacing breathing Dissociation Sensory Distortion breathing induction David Mason 58 www. to be D really so relaxed and so comfortable. sit comfortably with your feet flat on the ground. as you are relaxing into trance... that's right. you can just think to yourself about being in that chair there...... Just allow that feeling of relaxation to go all the way through your body. and every gentle breath out just leaves you more and more relaxed.. The astral projection astrology visualization allows the unconscious mind to access inner wisdom.. supported by the chair. Now take a deep breath. that's right.. that's great. Good. Take another deep breath and hold it... hands on top of your thighs.... really let go of all the tension in your shoulders and in your face and your eyes.... as you are sitting there. and you don't have to think about anything... that heaviness is just telling you that you are going into trance now . That's excellent.. In each star sign you meet the heavenly being who controls your destiny and are offered the chance to collect the wisdom of the star signs before returning to earth with everything you need to know.... let your whole body go soft and relaxed..... you can move if you want to. 'deeper and deeper. There you travel to the stars and though all the houses of .. Now take another deep breath..... What I would like you to do is..... quietly......... exactly as it should be...key-hypnosis..... Stars coming out Deepener Section Now that you are in trance... you're doing very well . and now just allow your breathing to go back to normal... and you are probably wondering whether you are going into trance quickly or slowly or what it will feel like as you are going into trance.........and that's good.. you can allow your mind to drift off... that's right. because that's the right thing to do. And you feel yourself sinking.. And you can become aware of the chair under you. breathing gently......... deeper and deeper... and with each breath out. take a deep breath and hold it. and then let it go.. and this time before you let it go..

..... and the whole V world is settling down for the night... up and out... and curious to know where it > might lead.. rolling V around you like warm soft air wafting you upwards.. outside.. glittering in the dark night.. all round V you..... so you can be relaxed about the process........ safe and secure.. David Mason 59 www. V slowly drifting upwards now.. is now gently I detaching... and in your chair.. floating among the stars... feeling more and more relaxed as the darkness deepens...... and soon you are among the clouds.. you can look back at yourself.. relaxing there. your personality....... drifting. and higher still.. and still you are slowly moving upwards... and you V can see the glint of moonlight reflected from a river far below. far below.... and soon the whole country is spread out before you...key-hypnosis.. Out of body experience and now you feel yourself drifting away from your body... and as you are lying there in the dark... and as the sun sets and slips below the horizon.... soft white fleecy clouds.. more and more comfortable now. by a window... and you can enjoy the sensation. somehow supported.... and outside the sun is setting. above the trees.... the majesty of the heavens.. warm and comfortable... looking out. looking down on them.. that body feels different. you can feel the vastness of space...... breathing slowly. here and there lights are being lit........... safe and secure. rising on V and on.. your mind.... like angel's breath.... and then you are past the clouds.. and now you can begin to see the whole area...... your mind is beginning to drift away....... Get ready for accepting new abilities And you find yourself drifting. become aware of a darkness settling over you like a soft gentle blanket..... your body relaxes deeper into the chair....... and they are getting further and further away as you go ever upwards...... all laid out in the dim .... of being weightless. as you drift upwards past the V Safety! rooftops. and you A look up at the stars high above....... a figure V gently breathing. and as more and more stars appear you feel yourself sinking... and feel yourself floating amongst the buildings.. everything around you is getting quiet and dark... floating K Dissociation easily.. and you become aware of a gentle sound... as you are relaxing in that chair.... feeling detached. and you can forget all about that body now. feel its weight taking you down... streets and houses and roads. now float outside. pure and clear.and imagine now that you are sitting in comfortable chair....... and the more stars there are the more you feel detached from your Dissociation body..... and in the sky the first stars are coming out........ and as the darkness settles over you.

what gifts of wisdom and insight the astral traveler can find. and you learn that you. flexible and you can learn to learn........ you are shown your life.... to learn what each keeper has.key-hypnosis.. you are to be given an opportunity only offered to astral voyagers.. what has been learned in depths of . and there is a fiery lion... In the House of Leo you can Capability collect the ability to be self assured. learn to teach. to enjoy your intellect. In Virgo you feel your mind being explored........ and take whatever you need. And Capability there. And now you are drifting out to the planet Venus..... and in that music you are offered all the gifts of Venus... affectionate and enjoy stable relationships from now on... energetic and the ambition to succeed...... and in that cold light you see the crab in the sky. what you want to take back with Capability you. in the sign of Virgo. that keep you from the truth. now you are seeing the moon. and you hear Capability beautiful music.... Drifting now towards the Sun you come to the planet Mercury..... and you are left with the gift of analysis.. independent...... and there. and there you are offered the strengths of the ram.. and journey through the entire solar system... the Crab offers you the gift of Imagination.. now. and you can gather up all these. the Twins.... and you find yourself moving... to choose what you want to take. Metaphor: travel = change Aires Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo David Mason 60 www. intuition and caring. as you begin to sense the crystal spheres of eternity.. and a place of love and beauty.. the Twins give you their gifts.. so get ready to visit each House in the Star signs. your values Capability sorted. and the crab uses its claws to pull apart those defences that have been holding you back...... and there is the House of Taurus the Bull.. spinning...... and the music carries you away. Capability and you see yourself ambitious..... and the House of Gemini. to be assertive. sensuous.. and as Capability those barriers fall you become open to all the powers of psychic and sensitive. Journey through the Houses And you come to a space ruled by the planet Mars.......... and you are shown all of the vast black sky and the constellations like diamonds scattered across a field of dreams. energetic...... You move on into the brilliant light of the Sun. independent...... to visit each of the planets... and you find yourself in the house of Aires the ram.. a place of logic and reason. the sign of Leo outlined in fire.... like stars in a bag. and you are shown your life. covering great distances in an instant.and there you come into the presence of the Great Architect of the Universe. .. as it can be... you can be generous... and you can take what you want and it is yours now... because you are in this state. from now on you can choose to be sociable.... And then the Messenger carries you away to the planet Mercury... of seeing patterns and mysteries. funny. as it has been.. and you are taken on a tour of the heavens. be proud of your mind.

... in the realm of Pisces Capability the Fish.. learning how to be sociable and diplomatic. by being close to those planets.. and lead to great things for you. outside the sun is coming up. clearer I Reorientation and as you think of those things..... and an ancient still wisdom is spreading.... and a love of change. yet it weighs next to nothing.. a place of Capability death and rebirth........ and as you become aware of the light. god of the eternal sea....... in you. happy.... the place of marriage Capability and love...... K There is a bag.... Where you learn sensitivity to others. and you are beginning to feel different.. Then mighty Jupiter appears. and you become aware of a feeling of light... filled. in your body . a new day.. wrapping around you.... and you have changed now........... changed by the touch Identity I of those stars.. and the power of the imagination..... and in that place you can be reborn. the water carrier.. to plan and prosper and rise through the ranks.. you beginning to become aware as those talents are being lodged deep in your mind. Out past Saturn is lonely Uranus. where the Sign of Scorpio rules.... a Capability chance to get all the optimism and enthusiasm that Sagittarius has. whenever you want Identity K them.. And on to icy Neptune. the planet of freedom and change... to be there whenever you need them........ I is starting for you.... with its rings.. the planet of adventure and travel.. wide awake. changing everything it touches. Behaviour and things just seem different now. and your mind.... of determination... changed for ever.. back to the present. filling your body with K a sensation.....and a power. TWO. and you find it clinging to you..... ONE. and as the earth turns on its mighty axis. and all those ancient powers are coming alive now. and in those rings you find the constellation of Capricorn. THREE...... and what you learned on that journey.. a new dawn.key-hypnosis.Next you find yourself visiting the planet Venus.. you are coming back to the present.... a container of some sort......... and rare and wonderful talents so rare that you can only marvel at . and curiosity.. Saturn. and there you touch Aquarius........ strong.... a new life.. you learn to be organized. patient and to Capability have then endurance to make your life and purpose is slowly uncoiling......... easier.... and then off to Pluto. of some strange substance penetrating. crossing the barrier of your skin.... Then you feel everything slowing down.. and even though it is filled with age old .... Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Reinforcement Metaphor David Mason 61 www.. far out in the cold reaches of space.. and drinking that Capability water gives you the gift of languages... and there you are offered the gift of balance from Libra the Scales... and learn the mysteries of life and beyond life. eyes opening. and the power of a million suns.. appears before you. those stars begin to fade. .com « Table of Contents David Mason 62 www.Copyright David Mason 2011 © key-hypnosis.

Learning to Learn A hypnosis script to help with learning. Then the learning function is trained and tested to make sure it is working OK. and shows you how it .key-hypnosis. and isn't it curious how feeling heavier can let you drift away?… supposition V K I General to specific > D > Truism Truism Hypnotic > logic > > audio induction Tag question Lack of RI A I Capability and noticing that means you are learning… many curious things… about David Mason 63 www.. It uses a combination of visualization and direct suggestion to help with learning difficulties. Then you clear out the old stuff that was stopping you learning and lets you create a new learning process. I wonder if you can remember when you felt most comfortable… I often think of a time like drifting in a boat… or lying on some grass somewhere… peaceful and content… breathing gently… and how good it is to close your eyes and feel the weight of your arms and legs… pressing down… heavy and limp and loose… and how simple it is to relax… close your eyes… and feel yourself going deeper with each breath… And people don't really have to learn… how to relax… and how you learned to relax… maybe it's just something you do… relaxing… learning to relax… learning seems so natural… and you have relaxed so deeply before… you know how to do it… and without even thinking about it… you are relaxing now…you know… using what you learned… and there are things you know… and you don't know how you know them… there are things you learned and you don't remember learning them… and that means that you can learn things naturally… easily… almost without paying attention… and just by relaxing and breathing softly now… you are learning to relax even more… and the more you do that… you more are learning… to drift away… to forget about where you are… imagine your surroundings fading away… and every sound you hear now… is taking you… guiding you… gently into a trance-like relaxation… and it's a way of learning… nothing matters… and everything can fade away… and learning to use that feeling… of drifting off… floating away…. The next part is a visualization of being back in a school room and getting praised for learning.. The final part of the learning to learn script is a direct suggestion for confidence and the ability to retain what has been learned. This enables you to connect to your own inner resources for learning and gives you back the confidence you have lost. Capability Capability Capability Capability Capability Induction Now why not let yourself get very comfortable… and while you are hearing these words… you might like to think about how comfortable you could become. The first part takes you into your own mind.

inspection and take a moment now to examine what is there.yourself… about relaxing deeper and deeper… how every word is letting you relax more inside… peaceful and calm…... thinking while not thinking… thinking about learning and not learning… and knowing > what you know… And one thing you have learned is that you already know how to learn. as a vast number of different activities are managed and guided into place... remove anything that is Metaphoric M stopping you learning.. You can decide how big to make them..... see the things that are there that self stop you learning.. a place for numbers... to how easily you learn.. storing and connecting all the things you have to learn........ and there you can see where you store the things you learn.... moving at lightning speed.. and when you have done that you can begin to prepare a new place for learning. and that means that you are in the place where you can make Capability > Reframing changes to the way you think. and you find that place.... You can Identity = to do new things... quickly and easily...key-hypnosis... and the place that runs the process of M collecting. Using the learning place That's good.. exactly the way you need it to M to change be to learn effectively.... and a feeling of controlled V activity.... and on the walls and floors there are lines of pulsing lights. sensing your brain at work... David Mason 64 www. exactly the way it should be.. like rooms... the place where you learn.. with gray walls. Preparing the learning place and you can become aware of a special place in that network.. and you realize you are seeing into your own mind.... Metaphor Section Finding the learning place and you find yourself in a place with many spaces.. to how you learn..... and V high above there are lights winking on and off as distant parts communicate with each other. you can do that easily and quickly in that place.. think about the kind of things you have to learn... you can signal by nodding or say the word 'Yes' and we will continue........... checks and balances. and you can examine how you learn.... and when you have done that... to another place. and now... and you realize you are inside a giant network of connections. and the things that help you learn.. a place for physical learning. sorting.... for anything you want. how to connect .. a place Create new for sounds. there is a soft slow rushing noise in the background.... a place M Resources for ideas. activity and keep clearing away old things until you have it the way you want it. so take as long as you need to make that learning place exactly the way Permission you want it. to get good at things. and to take out and discard anything there that shouldn't be there..... You can create places to store pictures... learn and while thinking and not thinking about these things you can allow your mind to drift away. a place for facts.... nothing to think about… comfortable… and that means you are open to new things… new ideas…..

.. You have now learned how to learn.. knowing that everything has changed. you are ready to change...... notice how.. the facts in the facts room..key-hypnosis....... when you were young.... a long time ago... linking and retrieving and displaying the items. or listening to the instructor.... choose something you want to learn...... Allow your mind to go back.. and let it go. back in time. you Identity D can learn anything...... be aware of each gentle breath out. V Take control until everything is working like a well oiled machine.............. Think about something you want to learn. Feel how confident you now feel. and now notice how it is different... feel yourself Deepener drifting away... D Assurance Rehearsal of learning And now put yourself in the situation of learning.... carefully labeling each part so that it can be easily found again.... going deeper now.... back in your own life.... You have always been able to learn. Capability and you can trust your mind to continue like that. feel your body relaxing. getting ready to learn. and watch as your learning process M stores away each thing in the right place. the teacher is staring at a child there..... the connections in the connections room.... you can identify it. deeper and deeper...... let it all go. and bring to mind a school room. and test that process over and over so that you are sure that everything is working the way you want it....Capability You are now free to train your mind in the way you prefer to learn... You learned to read and write .... automatically. and order it out of there. allow your mind to clear.. and then watch as the learning central control room puts each part of your learning in the appropriate place.... Focus on your . and that means that nothing can hold you back now. you learned how get by. you are different now. with other children.. now that your mind is trained and all that old stuff has been thrown out. take a moment now and think of all the things you have already Metaphor learned. sorting and classifying... and as you breathe out.... and in that school room..... whatever it is you have to learn... easily.. from now on Reassurance of ability to learn And that means you know how to learn.... deeper and deeper. you learned how to make friends... see yourself starting the process. and notice if there is anything there that wants to interfere with the process... or trying out the new actions...... storing.. that the way you learn has changed.. more and more relaxed. you learned how to do your job. see how you mind goes about the process of selecting.... and a teacher.... and everything is clear and straight forward for you. see yourself opening the book.. that you have changed. and if there is. a child David Mason 65 www. and you are sure that the whole process is now lean and efficient. and since then you have grown and matured. Visualization metaphor therapy Section Now take a deep breath.....

And you can feel that confidence now..... I can learn. an adult with power and intelligence and experience... it's just that I don't know to teach you the way you should be taught. or not feeling right. It is not that child's fault. And with that confidence you can succeed at anything. you are smart and you can learn.. and Belief D now you are free. well. and everyone else is laughing and happy and that adult leaves and says 'Everything will be OK now. that child just wants to get out of that place.... and that child stands up in front of all the class and says 'Yes... free to learn and study and enjoy learning..... And the teacher looks down.. to study... that child hates being there.. learning was something the other kids could do..just like you....... What actually happened there was that a bad teacher was allowed to make that child feel inadequate... they were put there by other people.. Capability You are able to forget you ever had learning difficulties. of having to learn. and the thing that little child learned was that learning was hard. You know how to learn. and says 'I'm sorry for picking on you. and the teacher looks small and weak. I can be as good as anybody. I am so sorry'.... I 'm not a very good teacher..... it is only because of bad teachers and other people that a child learns to avoid learning... I will always be around if you need me'.. And that means you have the ability to get that confidence anytime anywhere. anything you want.. but someone else comes into the room.. every child can learn. that child is there.key-hypnosis... Direct Suggestion Section You have the power to learn.... humiliated... And now imagine that same school room. to feel that they can' t learn. an adult who is actually the grown up version of the child... and how to show that learning when you need to.. And everything is different now. and that adult challenges the teacher...... that wasn't true at all... Anchoring Suggestion Section And knowing this gives you confidence.. The confidence to learn.. and you know. can't you? Reframing Inner Child work Suggestions inside quotes Suggestions inside quotes amnesia David Mason 66 www.. every adult can learn too.. learning was connected to being singled out... It is never true.. and that child is embarrassed.. and demands that that teacher changes how the class is taught... I am smart. but not that child.... D They were never a part of you... You are intelligent and your mind is as good Identity D as anybody's. to hide. but they don't.. teachers are supposed to support and encourage people at school. how to learn quickly and easily..... and so are other grownups.. that child can learn.. and that child has been made to feel stupid. a adult.. to succeed. being in that position.... and all kids are cheering. you recall ideas and procedures and lists and.. I can be better than anybody'..... of not being ready.. You can remember when you need to.. and the whole class is ... that they are no good it it.

of your belief in your own mind...... and in future whenever you do that..... All you have to do is to choose some action. and when you get to one you will be back in present.. or some other thing that makes sense to you and you use to bring back that power. that same confidence will be back. and you can pass any exam.. So in a moment I am going to ask you to count slowly from five up to one . learn anything........ think about how you know you have the ability. or touch your thumb to some part of your body.. So now...... of your change. some trigger. just like it is now...So think about that confidence.. and you will instantly feel that confidence return when you need it to... to remind you of your own ability.... when you want it.key-hypnosis. full strength.. And that is all you need to succeed. now.. press your fingers together. feel it growing in you now. Reorientation Section So now you know you know how to learn to learn... and know that you know..... And you can do that. So start counting. fully alert and ready for the rest of your .com « Table of Contents David Mason 67 www.. You can make sure of that.. think about how great it is to have that confidence.. and the determination that you will have it when you need it... Copyright David Mason 2011 © key-hypnosis..

Hypnosis for Wealth Creation Many people feel that there is something blocking them from creating wealth.... Every time they reach a comfortable level they begin sabotaging themselves... Hypnotic Induction [Use your usual induction] First Embedded metaphor [1... This metaphor helps to eliminate these unhelpful beliefs and install the freedom to have all the money you deserve.. and the boy should accept things as they are. money is not the answer. because he wanted them to be rich and happy. His family were poor even though many people around them were quite well off. A rich man can never enter the kingdom of heaven.. money won't make you happy. Many people unconsciously act on this belief and no matter how successful they are they always lose it. almost as if something is making you sabotage yourself. it is Love of money. Poor boy is told that having money is evil] And he went and told his mother that when he grew up he was going to make lots of money. and the other kids called the boy names. if you make money it will just get taken off you. not money itself that is the problem. He went to his father and told him how he wanted to have lots of money so they wouldn't be poor any more.. and even though he hated being poor.. In fact... and he thought 'if only I could have money... 'blessed are the poor'....... blessed are the poor. because he hated being poor..key-hypnosis.. and that it is impossible for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.. and he was going to buy them a car and a big house and servants and clothes and everything they ever wanted... why other kids had the latest games at school. The Making Money hypnosis script is in the form of a multiple embedded metaphor.. why they were always better dressed. Some people are told 'money is the root of all evil'. and really wanted to make something of himself... money causes more metaphor setting David Mason 68 www.. Three problems are described that cause false beliefs about wealth and making money and these are then resolved. and he hated seeing his parents shamed in public by having no money. There is a cycle of making money and then losing it. and his father told him. Developed fear of not having money] There once was a boy who lived not far from . Second Embedded metaphor [2. everything would be all right'.... That becoming rich meant that he would lose his way in life. The boy saw this and wondered why his family had to be poor.. and made him miserable because his family were poor. But his mother told him that money is the root of all evil...... and that would make his mother sad.. everywhere the boy went he was told. and sad for his mother and father. They feel held back from taking opportunities to make money. Poor boy growing up.. he was unhappy...

.. move among rich friends. It is time to go back and reverse those ideas.... They did this with the best of intentions.. and soon he was somehow back where he started. better to stay as you are. Gestalt Reversal Section It is time now to go back and tell that person that they were wrong.. and he knew it was wrong.... You did not get this way on your own. and he could see no way out..... struggling for money. and I have come to help you......... and saw no reason for staying poor. But those ideas have stopped the growth of your natural talent.. to trust people he knew would disappoint him.. Poor boy makes money but always loses it] But as he was growing up. You are entitled to be wealthy... They wanted to help you. if he would never escape.... somehow every time he got money.... Reverse Third Embedded metaphor [-3..... something in him was not right. That you are taking control of your life.. Relax and let your mind go back to the earliest time you can remember about money. It is as if there was a block to making and keeping money... The guru said. You deserve to D have money.. he learned to find ideas other people had missed. of your capacity to prosper.. I want you now to relax even deeper..problems. and yet. A wise and holy man who had come from far away. Someone a long time ago put these ideas into your head.. to do things that people wanted... he just couldn't hold on to it.. be . About what someone said to you about having money.... to buy pointless things he didn't even like. he knew that money was everywhere... it was almost as if there was something inside him that caused the wealth to drain away... he could see opportunities everywhere........... but he also knew that something always forced him to come back to how it was. and he learned what it was like to be able to go into any shop.. back to being poor... New Resource Deepener David Mason 69 www.key-hypnosis... Poor boy makes money but always loses it] And then one day a guru appeared in the town. to put in bad decisions. the boy saw wealth all around him.. I have heard about your story. and every time he found he was making money the cycle started again.. he saw people in new cars. and he began to make some money. So he learned to buy and sell. You have a right to be rich. and he saw those people looking down on his family. Third Embedded metaphor [3... to have a good car.. going in to fancy shops.. And he wondered if he was condemned to repeat this forever. and as he did he learned...... and he knew that he could make money.. live like your parents. to go through every door and seek out what was there. and most of all he hated being poor.. and he learned how to get more money.

become aware of them telling you these things. free to become what you want to be.. The boy who sees an opportunity that other people pass by.. a situation. D The widow who clears a bit of land and plants the seeds is entitled to enjoy I the crop. There is nothing bad about taking what you have earned.key-hypnosis. tell them that you know how to make money. and get them to remove that instruction.. Hear those words again. to be rich. to enjoy wealth. that being rich is the same as being bad.. Some need to be I protected and some need to be given the room to thrive and prosper.. so I buried it in the Reframe David Mason 70 www. Poor boy is told that having money is not evil] And then another great teacher appeared.. It is the right thing to do. A rich merchant had to leave to go on long journey and would be gone for many years. The man who can tell a story that keeps lots of people amused is entitled to a reward for his effort.... an image. challenge them. People are not all born the same. that a rich man cannot enter the gates of heaven. The boy said that I have been told that money is the root of all evil.. Reverse Second Embedded metaphor [-2. And the Teacher said 'Let me remind you of the Parable of the Talents. He gave each of his three servants a gold coin. Challenge those ideas. and told them to use the money to make money for him...... and find a memory. called a talent.... that having wealth is sinful. On his return he demanded from each servant an account of what they had done with their talent. The merchant blessed him and gave him another talent so that he could try again.. the servant replied 'I was afraid of losing it. but that those are not your views. only this time. Find the right words to tell them that you respect their views on money.So allow your mind to drift back in time. The second servant had tried to work with the money but had lost it in bad business decisions... The master was astonished. to have what you want to have. When the master asked why. The woman who works harder and smarter than her sisters deserves to I enjoy the benefits. and when he got back he would reward or punish them. One had invested in the market and made lots of money. and you are entitled to have money and to keep it.. and in your mind's eye. is free to take I it. Being paid for what you can do and others can't is I fair and right. You have a duty and an obligation to make money in your community so that you can contribute to it. Direct suggestion section Because those ideas are wrong. The merchant told him he could keep the money he had earned and even gave him more. Unless you are wealthy you cannot support the poor.. Tell that person that you are entitled to have money. that has to do with being told that money is bad. The world is not equal.. There is joy in being wealthy. The third servant handed back the very same coin. see that .. Get them to tell you that you are free now.

D You are free to enjoy everything that comes from having such money. Any money that comes from a desire to help others is blessed.. V Visualize yourself surrounded by indirect quote Reframe Reframe Visualization of wealth « Table of Contents David Mason 71 What it actually says is 'love of money is the root of all evil'.. and you must become rich if you have the talent and opportunity. Reorientation [reorient the client with suggestions of permanent change] Copyright David Mason 2011 © key-hypnosis. money will D be showered upon you. and you are entitled to keep it and use it'. that is why you can now make money and keep it. People who have the talent to make money must use that talent. It is why you have it that counts. for your parents. Only if you make money are you able to share it with those who can't.. Without rich people there would be no charity. everything you want is right there. The people who are unable to play a musical instrument are entitled to music just the same as those who can. The master said to them all.. And the guru said 'If you have the right reasons for having it. See yourself a few months from now. to keep it safe so that I would still have it when you returned'. See yourself as you want to be.. Rich people have brought many blessing to the world. The poor of D this world are entitled to money. and so people who can make music must make music so that they can share it. Working and getting what you want. blessing that would never have happened without those people first becoming . love for your family.. The merchant was very angry and beat the servant. Others don't have that talent and they expect you to use yours. Change fear of not having money into abundance] Your desire to get money came from love. Money is simply a tool that lets you get things done. People who say money is the root of all evil are not reading the quotation correctly. Reverse First Embedded metaphor [-1 Poor boy growing up. On your way to wealth and riches.. and took his coin and gave it to the first servant.. and = to make it grow so that you can use it to show love. from a desire to help them. There is nothing wrong with having money. I gave you these talents so you would use them. You are put on this earth with a certain number of talents and you are expected to use them. If you have a talent for earning money then you must use that talent.

. to be able to gain strength from it and use the redundancy experience as an opportunity for a different future.. friends. This hypnotherapy script helps energize a client who says 'I was made redundant'. and then imagine it's late afternoon.. and with each breath that sun is going down over the horizon.. You can reframe the experience. and stars are coming out now.. they need to think about what they still have. skills.. that sun goes down a little more...... hold it... down and darkness is gathering.. Kinesthetic Induction relaxation induction breathing induction Pace and lead Depth test Reframing Ambiguity David Mason 72 www.. a place where you can be on your own. nothing to think about. and as you let go.. and then turn off the next one. and focus your attention on your breathing....... Now take another deep breath. although redundancy often feels that way.. letting your mind relax. and when there are a ten stars you can imagine turning out each star. and then slipping away....... and visualize a life after redundancy..... and being made redundant is not an individual failure.... things are getting ready to settle down for the night... This script lets redundancy be seen in a different light. more comfortable. it is OK to think of what you have lost.... more relaxed. a place outdoors perhaps.. and continue counting. things get a little darker.. and now think of some place where you can be that is always calm and peaceful for you.. nine.. Focus on what you still have When you think of what has happened to you.. one after the other.. family.. just relaxing.. Redundancy happens to thousands of people.... early evening..key-hypnosis. about what is still good in their life..... but it doesn't have to be a disaster.. Getting redundancy Induction Just relax now and let your body go limp and ... another star going out. and with each soft breath out.... down and down.. as each number is making you more at ease...... but people who have lost much also need to think about something else... and relax even more. and more relaxed.... nowhere to go.... and as you turn off each star think of the number ten... become aware of each breath out. come to terms with redundancy.. just letting it all go.... nothing to do. memories... attitude........ I wonder if you can imagine what it would feel like if your arms and legs were really heavy.... and the sun is going down....... things that last..Redundancy Hypnosis Script Being made redundant is always traumatic.. or a favorite chair.. and eight. and as that sky gets darker you feel yourself going inwards. knowledge. about the things that are worthwhile.. until it is just too much trouble to find the next number and it is time to totally let go...... Now take a deep breathe....... and just drift away. and think of the feeling you get in that place... really let your body relax.. just imagine your arms and legs are so relaxed and heavy that you just can't move them...

. if you had made a different choice on one critical day.... Learning from this means that you can learn to see things differently. now that you are mature and more experienced in life's ways...... some things in life can be relied on.... exactly how you want it.. feel what it is like to get what you want. you learned how play on a team..... to get past the problem... 'what if?...... when you think about it..... and think now...... what you will do... what could have been. to think... and start to build a future for yourself in your mind. really... and you have always been able to do that...key-hypnosis...... even faster..don't you? You have lifetime of experience in so many things..' And thinking of that perfect life... Future pacing section so take a moment now.. see yourself. and think of what you life might have been if you had never had that job... and you have those things. what you can still ... and then see yourself achieving that......... think about what parts are still there to go for.... and learned to do well.... [add in whatever the client has told you has been a success] Your whole life has been a series of tests and successes.. Imagine that life in full. and you have learned to master them. You have a natural ability to do things you need to do. if you had never met some particular person.. things you I had to learn to do. what you really want. and when you think back... to speculate.. take as long as want to enjoy that feeling that you will have when you get to where you want to be... they are so valuable that they are irreplaceable. talking about you.. you learnt to drive. others.. to last forever. [pause] Reframing Resource Tag Reconnect to successes Examples Reframe life experience Every possibility David Mason 73 www... you are the type of person who can pick themselves up and get going D again. you learned how to. having what you want..... that you want D to do...... Take a moment now and think back to all the things you have succeeded in.identity Identity Memory Memory Behaviour Capability Capability Capability Capability Identity Behaviour and while it might seem that these cannot measure up. and you can see that starting now. take a moment to allow your mind to roam....... see what you will own. D You can get back everything you have lost and more... more determined.... hear people talking to you... if you had taken some other route earlier in life... what should have been............ of your perfect life. stronger. > to feel differently about yourself..... And this thing is no different.. And you can now.. that nothing can take away... think about how you can take what you have now.... you have had setbacks before. and there are many. imagine what the right thing for you would be.. to create a new D way forward....

...and you can wonder what bit you will enjoy the most. feel how D good it is to have what you want.. and then let something deep inside change.. uproots trees and puts everything into chaos... that storm started in some distant place. the . and if they hang on and help each other.key-hypnosis. It doesn't just bring down the trees. I Positive Change Nothing in this world is absolutely secure... and then..... humidity. in the middle of all that turmoil. the good times will return. I Getting redundancy Metaphor There is an island in the South Pacific where the people are said to be the most friendly in the world. these all combined in strange and complex ways to create a system that grew and grew until it was beyond anyone's ability to control. in a few days the sun will shine. Rule The result is that out of adversity comes good. Capability because if you can imagine it. the waves will settle. pressure. to climb out D of this place and create a new life. an exceptional storm comes over the horizon and giant waves sweep right over the island. Those who are left face starvation and ruin... tearing down things that have stood for generations. Metaphor blind forces cause the lay offs energy = resource David Mason 74 www... the bamboo houses... like the storm that batters at the windows.. And they do it willingly..... see and hear and taste that success. it washes away the crops... They can only survive by reaching out. look for what the storm has uncovered. And yet they know. their fishing boats and everything else... but when it finally ends. started almost unseen. heat. there is so much energy swirling about..... Your storm will pass.... giving what they can. All the people work together to fix what was broken and they replant the trees. to will you to succeed. Everything comes to an end eventually.. and you are not alone. unpredictable in its savage fury... as a combination of circumstances.. They mourn those who were lost to the great storm and then start rebuilding their lives... you can have it. D focus on every bit of it. But once every century or so.... green shoots will appear in the fields. blindly thrashing about. and there is no stopping it until it has spent most of the energy that was driving it. a few chickens will emerge from hiding...... with good heart... all modalities sensory change Truism Metaphor parallel with getting redundancy reframing way to survive and thrive Truism Reassurance Truism Reframe as inevitable..... how you can help others.. taking what they need. it strikes at random. the system keeps gaining energy until all that energy just has to go somewhere. No one is to blame... let that something build Behavioiur into a determination to get going. uprooting the strongest trees. Every few years a great typhoon comes along and damages their houses.... Change must happen... All you can do is to keep your head down while it rages over you. Rule every change brings opportunity. a better life... What has happened to you is the result of things that started far away... Change does happen...

Then imagine yourself doing that. where things can grow.. and each step leading to the life you want...key-hypnosis.... you can go out and meet new Capability people. but it was a choice. you can re-create your social life. a definition of who you are. places that were previously guarded and unavailable are now open. interesting things. and what this thing is trying to tell you. a place in society...... all those people are still interested in you....... Some people give up. Everything happens for a reason.. but it also creates.. you can contribute in many ways to your community life . Think about the interests you have that you never really pursued. Capability Because you can have that.. to let the job be the centre of their life... with friends and family.. all those friends are still around... the thing that Behavior finally unlocks your full potential. and is transferred.... ready for anyone to use..... to stop finding friends outside. This may be your destiny A lot of people believe that what happens is meant to happen. 'Who would I talk to?'...... ready to be harvested. and one step leading to the next... think about how you would like to spend your time.... some people get stressed.. and when all that is torn away people feel lost. things that were obscured are now exposed... to be harnessed.. to take the easy route.. some people get angry... not something that had to happen.... Loss of friends People don't just work for money... who is willing to take the chance. you can choose to search for those vacant opportunities. a different way of living. that is understandable.... 'What would I have to do to make the first step?'.some of that energy leaks out.. Letting go of negativity Everyone reacts differently to situations.... you can create a new life for yourself. Looking forward in your life you know that you are the sort of person Identity who does do that.... and then ask yourself .... Maybe it is time for you to consider Behavior a totally different . a different direction. and getting advice and guidance. The job gives you a social life.. all that energy destroys.. things you like to do.. but all that has happened is that they have allowed the job to take over their life.. who knows what to do... in the spaces where the old trees stood is now clear patches.. And you can see that now. maybe it is time to really get out of the rut and test yourself? This may be the greatest thing that ever happened to you... The real issue is whether you are Behavior going to take the time to think about what that real reason is. Life never unrolls in straight lines.. Or maybe it is telling you that you can do more than you think you are Behavior capable of. it gives you status........'what is stopping me having that?'.. Opportunities empathy Reframing something was taken from you take it back begin to plan energize I I I I David Mason 75 www...

.. to feel frustrated. and how you are going to start over.. to live life fully.. A feeling of anger is telling you to get going and get active.. You are entitled to feel angry.. D Better. You need to take action and make things happen. fully alert. Stronger. A feeling of depression is a sign that you need to make a clean break with the past and put some distance between yourself and your old ways.... D Now it is time show them what sort of person you are...... that determination and drive that carries you through. that power to fight back and take what you want... Direct Suggestion Motivation What you do determines your success. The company failed. the type of person who can pick themselves up and get right back into the « Table of Contents David Mason 76 www.. eyes open . You are a winner. and when you reach one you will be back in the present . and what you want to be. so start to count silently from five up to ... [Pause] Reorientation Section And thinking about who you are. to feel D disillusioned. The only way to change the future is from the present. ....... You can count from five up to one.. D You can overcome this. and be a winner again.. Copyright David Mason 2011 © key-hypnosis.key-hypnosis.. And now it is time to fight back. Bigger. Feel that power coming back.. and with each number you will feel your confidence growing.. You can start again. The management failed you.. start counting now. You should have been protected. D You did not fail.. A sense of frustration is a sign that whatever you are doing isn't working and it is time to try something new.... Redundancy did not happen because you were not good enough.. You can succeed. so when you are ready. Your future is up to you. and ready to make changes.Behavior Identity Frustration is natural.

. I want to think about the things that have been happening in your life that have been causing you distress.. This is followed by a classic REGRESSION technique and INNER CHILD work.. And I wonder if you can imagine a big old house somewhere. negative.. so I developed a this script to build on her strengths and to convince her that she had the ability to end the behaviour. become aware of the feelings that you have been having.. I also wanted to fix whatever it was that she was not wanting to bring out that was the real problem... feeling more and more relaxed'. that says 'with each breath out.] Hypnosis Induction Now just pay attention to your breathing. [describe the issue or behavior that brought them here..] Can you feel that feeling now? [keep describing and evoking the feeling that underlies the unwanted behavior until the person confirms that they are feeling it. especially when she was praised in public for something she had done. some bad feeling that is present in you when you are in that state..key-hypnosis.. The script ends with reinforcement and a targeted reorientation. then induces trance.. bring to mind now......... Indirect suggestion Affect Bridge Check Breathing induction David Mason 77 www. more and more relaxed.. warm and comfortable.... and you can go into that house.......Regression Hypnosis Script How to release emotional problems with regression This script was originally developed for a woman who kept crying at inappropriate times... That's right.. and consider to what extent it actually what is happening in your own mind that is the problem... Preparation and Seeding of feeling before trance Now before you settle down......... focus on the in and out of your breath. and think about the events leading up to when you started to feel bad that . in particular think about ...... Make sure the emotion is brought out and they are in touch with the feeling that goes with the unwanted behavior... Then the self esteem section uses the STRONG MIND technique to convince the client that she can do it. And just allow each gentle breath to take you deeper and deeper... an unhelpful way of thinking. and then just imagine that there is a voice at the back of your head.. which has been caused by external events reminding you of old feelings and attitudes old pains old worries.. 'more and more relaxed'... The script starts by priming the client to think about the problem. how everything seems to be wrong. I could not find any reason for her behaviour.. ' more and more at ease'. the kind of house that generations have grown up in. and in that house there is a corridor going down. ' more and more at ease'. that in fact that you are projecting on I to the world some inner turmoil. safe and secure. This version has been rewritten so as to be adaptable to any problem that is not clearly defined.... deepens and tests it.

....key-hypnosis..down and down. and going now deeper and deeper..... and there are ten steps.... and one.. Hypnotic Depth Test and when you are in this level. drifting.... And part of your mind is probably wondering if you are going into trance... so tired..... and you just cannot open those eyes...... deeper into that corridor. Ten. you don't have to do anything. and each breath still relaxing you more.. as you go further down.. D to the point where they just don't work. nothing to do. and three.. more relaxed.. those muscles can become so relaxed. more relaxed. allow that relaxation to spread from those eyes to your forehead and you cheeks and your tongue and countdown induction pace with every second breath Deepener Reassurance Allow time Mind reading anticipation Eye catalepsy David Mason 78 www.. you don't have to think.....and you can imagine drifting down that corridor. and that is the way it should be.......... you begin to realize that you are looking for one particular room. you don't have to listen.... that's right. you can do the most amazing things... just allow your mind to drift away........ There is nothing to think about... and the harder you try the harder they are stuck shut. more comfortable.. as you go down and down.. and you can stop trying . and six. can relax those eyes all the way down now.... and after one there is just zero. the centre of that zero. sinking..... It is as if those eyes are glued tight shut. a dark velvety blackness.. and that is all you need to do. and eight...... and imagine now.... D I would like you now to focus your attention on your eyes.. You just cannot open those eyes. you can try to open them and you will find that those eyes D are glued tight shut. down and down inside that dark safe warm place.. all Behaviour you have to do is to enjoy that wonderful feeling of deep deep relaxation. and five.......... more at ease. smooth and soft and peaceful.... all the way down to the point where they just don't work any more... deeper and deeper.. and as you go further in. deeper and deeper.. and four.. and you can go down those steps and each step will make you more relaxed....... And when you are sure that you have relaxed them all the way down..... and two down and down. and seven ... it is as if they have forgotten how to work............ drifting down and down...... To the point where those eyes are glued tight shut..... Become aware of the tiny muscles that control your eyelids. and going down those steps now. and going deeper and deeper into that house.. and at the bottom of those steps there is something wonderful for you.... and nine ... and the part of your mind that is going deeper and deeper can relax those eyes even more. while another part has already gone into the level that is exactly right for you. imagine floating. you're doing very well .. and in that room there are steps going down. and you just cannot open those eyes..

and that mind of yours is listening now. and you can take that energy.key-hypnosis. and that's D because there are parts of your mind that you can control that you didn't know you could control.. it is D ready to let you have that change. and you > may have suspected for a long time that you have a strong mind... all the way down to those feet far away. and an hour of internal time is like a second of clock time.. Hypnotic Change Suggestion And you can start that process now.... and when you are in in this state you can control it.............. what to do and what D not to do.. and you can forget about your feet.... of how you want D to feel.. And once that strong mind knows what you want. and just imagine a wave of relaxation going down your body... nothing can stop it. But that strong mind is also what is going to be the solution to your D problem.. Hypnotic Capability Suggestion Because you see [Client Name] those eyes are telling you something important....... and that strong mind is what has been causing your problem... because you have that ability. you can change it. That strong mind of yours will deliver anything you want.. And once D your mind knows exactly what you want. once that strong mind of yours knows what you want and how you want it will deliver. and the reason that you can control it is because you have a strong mind. those eyes are telling you that you can control parts of your body that you didn't know you could control.. and your D mind can begin to think of strategies and processes.. none of that is important any more. but only in an appropriate way.. and you can allow as much time as you want to make the change that you need... of how you want to respond.. your are just pure mind.. a way that doesn't cause you [problem]. how and when to behave.... your own power.... because the whole > purpose of that mind is to keep you safe.... ways of doing amnesia Paradox Resource Hypnotic logic Use specific wording here Keep secondary gain David Mason 79 www. you can forget about your legs.. and you can instruct it to keep you safe in a different way. you can forget about your hands. it will deliver that D to you. it is > something you have never really used before.. and you D have that power and when you are in this state now.... it is paying attention to you.... you have that capacity.. But now that you have wakened that strong mind of .. a way that doesn't make you [problem] and you won't lose the ability to have the good feelings of [problem] you can keep what you get from [problem] you will still be able to D have what you want.. you can begin to instruct it...... you can access your own resources...Capability Capability Capability Capability Behavior Capability Behavior Capability Behavior your jaw.... of how you want to be. Once your mind is lined up. pure energy. And it has been doing it in one way.... You can start that process of instructing your mind of exactly how you want it..

and you will find that change just happens... maybe you can feel them. from that thing that has past change = success Examples future pacing Deepener.. maybe you can't .and that will be your mind signaling that it is time to move on. you Identity D have the kind of mind that does these changes easily. and these are all successes. completely relaxed. And just feel yourself relaxing even more... with that strong mind of yours.. knowing that you can do it..... you have had so many successes. a long time ago there was a time when you couldn't read..... that tiny movement is your mind telling you that you are ready to change..... and it is Capability D starting right now....... the way that would be best for you. and you can focus on how you are going to do that.. David Mason 80 www. when you have the change.. and what you life will be like afterwards. K you will find that a finger or a thumb just moves on its own. and your mind has known for some time now that it is time to change... there was a time when you couldn't write....... knowing that...... you can continue that way. because when you l0ok over your life.... all you life you have managed things.. and it will continue until your behavior has completely changed......... that will take over from those old ways. there was a time when it was necessary to learn skills to get a job and you learned that.... and K when you feel the first of the changes .... that it is time to change. in ways that are very pleasing to you.. even though you don't know exactly how they are going to happen... and it really doesn't matter. and changing Capability = your behavior is the . and will give you exactly the outcome you want..things.. and you learned that. and those changes have started. you learned that..... Reassurance All possibilities Ideomotor convincer One thing means another thing.key-hypnosis... and see yourself in those same situations . and there will be many.... breathing gently........ Oh. So think about that behavior... but really. it will seem one of your most surprising successes. and you don't really know how you learned them. and what it is you want to change. I know some things might not = seem like success now. quickly and permanently. and the reason = you have come here is because.... hearing these words.... you don't have to assist... and take some time and allow those changes to start..... allow them to happen.. although you may not have noticed.. [await response] That's right.. you can allow a finger or a thumb to move.. you don't need to know how you do it.... and think of how you are going to make those changes... only this time V see yourself the way you want to be.. that change has started already. there was a time when it was important to make friends and you learned that.... You can change your behavior without really knowing how you do Capability it...... changes are happening........ until you are so different and when you look back on this day... but you will know that you have done it... .. stepping through that door. ready to step out of there and grow...... Capability that determination. You are a stronger person.. proud of your mistakes. proud of your triumphs. and you know the guarantee is that this is caused by your own mind... knowing who you are........... better....... that's D who you are. that has always been there.. strong mature experienced... to open the door on something new and step through it.. a completely new way of being....... regression laughing like a little girl.... and a path. Someone who can decide what she wants.. waiting... Someone who looks for opportunities and openings....been holding you back... proud of who you are.. it has always been there for you. and leave so much behind.. and when you think back D to all the changes you have made... and just imagine reaching out.. closing that door on it... starting afresh.... D Hypnotic Regression David Mason 81 www. into bright sunlight.. exactly what D she wants. so much that might have been better but didn't work out.. that has been making you feel this way...... M because you know that you are leaving behind that old stuff.. D You are someone on the threshold of a completely new existence... and so this change will be simple.. and it is working in you now.. and you are a better person now.. proud of your achievements .. whatever happened in the past is the past.. and things that have happened over the last year or so have begun to lead you to this position. there are many ways to get what you want... you have that strength.... and laughing.... to decide that it is time to walk away from a D Inevitability situation..another door opens.....key-hypnosis.. a path that takes you forward... you can just step forward and decide where you want to go and what you want to be... and when you think about the future it can be so exciting...... so different. and that's OK.. Someone who has had all the knocks and bumps........ Who can step across the boundaries. all the things you did.. and M nothing has a hold on you now... Rule truism and as one door closes. you have always had it.. life is like a series of rooms that we all go through. it is time to go forward with your life now..... someone who is ready for a new life. and part of you now realizes that it is time to turn over a new leaf. Identity proud of everything you have done and said. because they have all D self esteem led you to where you are. that's what that mind of yours is delivering to you.. and it is time to walk away from it..... Capability You are someone with the ability to change. and you can imagine now... ready for fun and play.. And that's a good thing.. you have the ability to do that. and Priming for D you can imagine now. a beautiful day. and there are many paths in front of you. and is stronger for them... and see ahead of you.. someone who has new ambitions... Identity D reaching out and taking what you want. a path that leaves you. becoming who you want to be..

she hasn't done anything wrong. why she had to cry what she felt that made her feel that way.. is she? I think she needs some help.. Deepener Regression Gradually going back Find the ISE accept anything Instructions Inner Child work Arouse all the memory traces: ... Allow your self to feel the very first time you felt that way.. and you might get a memory or an image or a feeling. Remember nothing in your own mind can ever harm you.. don't you? It's not to late to help her.. see yourself at home....... just remember that feeling. and I want you [clientname]. what was happening when you felt that way? What was going on? Describe what was happening for you... allow your mind to think back to then.... the adult woman... And one more breath and allow your mind to clear. what she was like? That little girl V is not very happy. tell her that you will be there with her.... see yourself as a teenager... The very first time you felt that way.. Think about what it was like for that little girl... she how she is dressed. allow yourself to really open up to that.. She is just little.. allow your mind to wander about .. and it all works out.. see yourself much smaller......... see yourself at school. allow your mind to drift back and back. just say the word 'Yes'.. David Mason 82 www. that terrible feeling.. find the words that will comfort her.and think about a time long ago when you were a girl... Why does that little girl feel sad? Someone died or someone was sick and that little girl felt sad... I want you to go back to that little girl. explain to her that it is not her fault. your mum and dad....... playing. a long time ago... see yourself as you were then. that will explain what is going on... The only thing I can remember is watching TV and feeling sad.. back in time... find the right words... and let your mind drift back.... when you don't know why. to a time when you were much younger. don't try to judge or worry about it . you can go back though the ages... Take the little girl in your arms. always. and let your mind go all the way back to the first time you felt that. and think back to the very first time you felt that way. V feel what she feels.... Can you picture that little girl? Yeah Can you see how she was dressed. that overwhelming need. I want to see that little girl..... She doesn't really know what is going on.... go back into that place. that feeling that you have. when you first had that feeling.... in that situation..... and think about times when you have had that feeling. it's a feeling you have had many times..... and when you have something.... smell.. What are you experiencing now...... and she can feel better.. and you can just think about how things used to be. back through the years. see her face... and all the people around you... you don't know what is happening to you. take a deep breath and just Haaaa. I'd like you now to take a deep breath.There's just one thing more......... this way and that. the grownups are doing things and she doesn't know about it...key-hypnosis....

. but you can be with her... hold that little girl tight.. that you always will... let her feel your warmth and your love. and look at her face.. you can always be there for her. can you get that little girl to smile? Do whatever you have to do to get her to smile. who is ready to make you feel good and sometime when you are not paying attention you will feel that little laugh bubbling up like bubbles in a pond. feel that little body.. that you love her. small and delicate and weak. and 14 and 15. and she is someone. let her feel that she is special and deserves to be needed and wanted and loved. she will never be alone...... and you can give her companions.... you can be her strength.. deep inside.. Add resources Remind her of changes she remembers More change Suggestions of strength and maturity reassurance Growing out of core problem Merge the old and the new David Mason 83 www.... to play with. Do whatever you need to do... 13.. and wanted.. and just be herself............. lead her out of there. Get her to be a just a little girl. somewhere nice.... and you can watch over her there. there is a happy laughing little girl who is ready to play. see her surrounded by friends..... you can look after her.. and watch as she gets smart and strong.. see her growing older. and then take her by the hand and lead her out of that place.. feel your arms around her. understand that you will always be there... and she just wants to be loved.... and watch as she grows...... and you know. texture use however she experiences it... somewhere outdoors... good people. you can guide her. and you will know that life can be so good.. sounds.. just because she is a little girl.. and feel that little body melting into yours... Feel the two of you becoming one. strong and fit and happy... going through all those changes... watch her as she runs around..... and 19 and 20 and 21.... where she can play and be a little girl..key-hypnosis........ get her to look at you and smile.. 16 and 17. you know the way that little girls do.... Now do whatever you have to do to get that little girl to laugh.. and you will reconnect to that old feeling.hold her against your breasts.. and you can be there every step of the way.. and she will go through lots of problems. you can show her what to do... because she wants to enjoy being who she is. that little girl is still there........... to grow with. see her going through all the changes that girls go through. Can you see that little girl smiling? Nods That's right. watch as she throws her head back and laughs... and growing older still. to make that little girl understand. passing through school.. smell her hair. feel the soft skin she has... watch as she grows in her mind in her body.. that she is not alone.......... you know how to do that... and let grow until she is the same age that you are now. and imagine that little girl now.... see her growing into to a young woman..... Let the client choose how Make a change to the memory Let the client choose how Change the place for her Let the metaphor memory evolve........... and independent see her becoming a ....

and changes you can begin to look forward to that new life... and when you get to one you will back in the present. deciding what you want to do..... it all tumbles down and is gone. you will remember the feeling D of that little girl... you will feel that certainty... you have passed through into a room full of light and happiness.key-hypnosis... take a deep breath. and old chapter.. D and three to two. ready for the rest of your day.. something deep inside is different. it will start quite gently.............. and you have stepped through another one of those doors... and M all that old stuff is just cleared away. nothing can stop D it.. fully Reorientation alert.... from four to three you will feel that happiness welling inside you...key-hypnosis.. and knowing that you have changed.... David Mason www.. in the bright day.. It is like throwing a pebble on a hillside.. seeing all the way to the horizon..... and you are left sitting there. and you are memory behind bringing that little girl with you. Reorientation So now in a moment I am going to ask you to count from five up to one.. And then one more breath and just allow your mind to clear.. just suggest allow your mind to dwell on these things and become aware that D kinesthetic something has changed. So when you are ready begin counting quietly to yourself from Five up to One..... D and then one you will be awake.. but once it has © 2011 « Table of Contents David Mason 84 www. NOW.and that is another sign that your mind is changing that you are on = your way to be being different now..... that process is continuing.. D and so now... it hits another pebble.. and knowing that something has changed. and that's the way it should be...... off into a lovely place. and together you can walk hand in hand. and as you count from five to four... as you get to ... and you are Leave the old closing the door on an old room.... and just Haaaa. that's right. until an avalanche is started and nothing can resist it. and another.......

... held safely and securely. warm and clear... just letting go. face smoothing. and as you lie there........ nothing to think about..... nothing to think about...... just enjoying that relaxation.. to gradually begin to move in the same direction Technique V Dissociation V I Pacing Sensory muscle relaxation > V Smells Memory of rocking FISH V Metaphor Safety! M Deepener David Mason 85 www. as your mind drifts deeper...... but as you snuggle deeper and get more comfortable...... you notice that at first they are like thoughts........ breathing gently in and out. The final section sets up an anchor to call up the feeling of relaxation anywhere. and you can enjoy that wonderful feeling of drifting down ..... Stopping racing thoughts And maybe you can imagine an island.. relaxed. tied near the shore..... shooting off suddenly in any direction. It can also be used as a hypnotic induction and meditation. multitudes of bright coloured fish darting this way and that... and the bird metaphor suggests taking a new perspective.. the sand metaphor is aimed at emptying the mind.. just letting go. summer.Relaxation and Stress Reduction Guided Relaxation script This script is a creative visualization designed to teach an over anxious person stress relaxation techniques......key-hypnosis. or even in a warm bath in a hot steamy room....... eyes relaxing.... with nothing to do. gently breeze. the fish start to pair up.... allowing your thoughts to drift away. the water is waist high.. your head supported..... as if you are on a boat. floppy.... or a feeling of being rocked gently.. nothing to do.... eyes closed.... a smooth sandy bottom.. darting here and there. as if they are sinking down into the cushion.... a feeling.. arms and legs...... totally relaxed.. warm.... It takes you on a mental journey to a tropical island where you visualise relaxing images and then become part of nature and leave your stress behind. anytime.... Target Memory Memory Induction I wonder if you can imagine lying on a soft cushion. and as you relax every breath relaxes you more.... and then a feeling of floating........ muscles easing and softening. as if you were sinking down and down into a wonderful soft luxurious bed... The fish metaphor is aimed at calming intrusive thoughts.. and there is the smell of the sea..... maybe on vacation somewhere. nothing to do.. and watching those fish.... comfortable. on a warm ......... a heaviness in your arms and legs...... you can close those eyes and imagine it if you want to imagine.. at first. and maybe a smell of spices and strange ingredients....... or in a favourite place. and down below. far away. soft light..

Emptying the mind and that peaceful feeling stays with you ...... and soon they are forming schools. sliding and gliding........ responding to some unseen current ... V and each wave rolls gently out again..... like a mind at peace. and lays them M down softly. and the soft lapping of nearby waves.. silently.. the sound is relaxing and calming......... and the rhythm of the waves matches your breathing....... and lets them settle. flashes of dark and silver.. M and a feeling of deep rest. a current can carry the imagination across that smooth sandy surface. like partners dancing M underwater . or in a swing seat V looking out to sea..... or gliding effortlessly through the clear warm shallows without a care... every footstep..... without a thought...... letting go...... endlessly smoothing and rounding and polishing.. and as you watch they slow down and move and merge in formations of light and colour.... with nothing to think about.. beads of condensation run down the V side.... gently gliding this way and that...... or vague shapes and silent harmonies...... free to move or float or drift or just remain surrounded by warm gentleness.. totally at ease. pattering smoothly down. and anytime a fish becomes aware of another fish a natural instinct takes over.. and swirls the sand grains around. and maybe you can imagine that sand sloping all the way down to the blue depths of the ocean.. enjoying each other's company.. and swirls the sand grains again..... soundless wordless........... M smoothing out every bump.... stretching unbroken around the island... getting grace and direction from each other... a flat expanse of perfect white sand.......... like colours fading and merging. Getting Perspective letting go..... stretching from M the sunlit warm shallows to the cool deep blue depths.. Memory of lounging Tactile Repetitive sounds Deepener SAND Metaphor smooth = calm mind David Mason 86 www.. shoals of similar fish... allowing your mind to soar free.... going on and on. peaceful and serene... just content to let the water carry you ... the fish move closer together....... and the fish form a gentle swaying moving mass of colour and beauty.. just drifting on and out. as each shoal gets bigger..Memory at the same time. settling into a pattern that calms and steadies... > and as each wave rolls down the beach it swirls the sand grains around................. and the whole group slows down. perfectly smooth......... relaxation.....key-hypnosis..... like a gentle slow motion rain. D like swaying at ease in a hammock between two trees... like a mind totally at ease. the waves roll up the beach and then pull away.... until the sand is smooth and flat.. all those fish swim together naturally.. there's a cool drink by your .

as a part of a bigger thing. putting some distance between yourself and a situation might give you the chance for a different perspective.. doesn't it.. ride the wind with the bird as it begins to circle....... everything is really quite small. anytime you want..... further and further away.... peace and silence...... what's going on.. patterns form and break and merge and you can see how things change..... you can find a moment or two...... houses...... and how everything depends on how you look at it.... patterns become clear.. roads.... leaving the dull earth > behind.... you can drift off to sleep... and come back to the present feeling wonderfully refreshed.... and from that distance everything looks very small... in your mind's eye. the bird gives you a new perspective on things.. nothing but clean air and the feel of the wind rippling.. and through that bird's sharp eyes you can see yourself. to stretch... every time................. and you could choose an image from this session.. and when you bring that to mind.. trees.. or a particular feeling you enjoy. high in the sky. you can think about possibilities... the relaxation.. you will recall this wonderful relaxed feeling....... isn't it? And from a distance...... and from up in the sky you can look M through the bird's eyes. or you can continue to enjoy this dreamy relaxed state for as long as you want. > and your situation.. room to move. and down below.... and wake up at your normal time...... a moment or a hour....... a steady blissful relaxation.. but from the bird's point of view......key-hypnosis.. or you might call up something different to remind you. to enjoy a feeling of lightness and ease.... and you can see far into the distance... and the actions of those others as part of a bigger thing......... people. when you are ready.. Anchoring relaxation And. give your mind a wide horizon..for as long as you want.. one thing blends into another thing.... for as > long as you want. in a busy day maybe...... from a different view point........ whatever is best for you.. your mind will relax. you can choose. away from everything. you can choose to slip into BIRD metaphor height = perspective Dissociation Reframe Reframe Select the best anchor Link the feeling David Mason 87 www........... and really......... a natural restful a tropical bird in an empty blue sky... if you want to..... a bird's eye view.. as if you had a long sleep..... And maybe you can see yourself. in the future..... lying there totally relaxed. as that bird soars onwards into the sky.. almost insignificant. and you can choose to remember this state of relaxation............. streams..... it lets you think about yourself.... if it is safe to. it's as if you were leaving everything behind. and you can see the ground far below. to grow..... as if you've left so much behind... and just enjoy the moment...... > and as the bird soars....... but still somehow .. the comfort... and can you can make them change. and the people around you. and give yourself all the space you need. your body will relax. or a sound.....

. to drift away or gradually come back.relaxation.... mind and body.. all you need to do now is to choose.. you can choose to . whenever you need to .... now...key-hypnosis... anytime © 2009 Options Post Hypnotic suggestion « Table of Contents David Mason 88 www..key-hypnosis.. and that thought will stay with you whatever you do.. David Mason www.

The end section is about getting refocused on your goals and overcoming obstacles to reach those goals.they died when she was very young. and you can watch that bird as if you were above…looking down as it circles… disappearing… down and down…. quiet and that bird is going slowly round and round down and down…. It was developed for a client who had a bad upbringing and felt she had not really spent the time she should have with her grandparents . that's right… Countdown Induction [use a countdown if the client shows signs of needing deepening] Allow your mind to clear… to be open to possibilities… Therapy Section Dissociation I wonder if you can imagine a land far away from here… a place of mountains and valleys and trees and streams… a place of magic and mists and memories… Setup the entry point David Mason 89 www. It is a basically a Revelation .key-hypnosis.. but has elements of other metaphors throughout. settle down and let go… that's good… and on the next breath out allow your arms to relax… and on the next breath allow your legs to relax… and maybe you could imagine what it would be like to have your arms and legs feel so heavy… as if you could not move them… loose and limp and heavy…. that's right… Visualisation induction And I wonder if you can imagine a beach somewhere…. a feeling of heaviness in your arms and legs… and your shoulders perhaps… allow that feeling to grow… and maybe could imagine that each breath out can make you more and more relaxed. more and more… and each breath out…. who feel disconnected and out of touch. and just allow that breathing to allow you to relax…. Induction Section Physical Relaxation Take a deep breath now and as you breath out… just allow the whole of your body to relax…. and that bird begins to circle round and round … and you can follow it in your minds eye… as that bird begins to sink … and spirals down and down… round and round and down and down… and as you watch that bird… the sun begins to set and everything begins to be dark and calm…. and you are walking along the beach… and the waves are coming in … and as you walk along… the waves are washing away your footsteps … and you find yourself gradually getting more and more relaxed and you look up in the sky and there is a bird … floating … drifting… flying….Spirit of Time This script is for people who feel a sense of loss in their lives.can allow you to become more at ease… more comfortable… more relaxed….

it is as if a weight is lifted off your shoulders….. and up ahead there is a mist…..and you find yourself walking along a road… and there is a strange dream like quality to the experience… you feel warm and safe… calm… and all round you everything is peaceful… and yet …. even though you have never been here you know this place … everything feels just right… it is as if something has finally been settled… Meet the ancestors And you look at the man and the woman… old and wise faces … and there is a stillness about them… a wisdom… an inner calm… and their faces seem familiar…maybe a family resemblance… you realize you might have seen these people before. old photographs… vague stirrings of memories… from when you were very young… and you look around and you somehow know who all these people are… Purpose And you hear a voice saying 'Welcome… we who went before you welcome you to this place… we have been waiting to meet you for a long time now… since before you were born.key-hypnosis. after a long journey….there is a feeling in the air…. happy to see you… and the feeling you get is… acceptance… welcome… completion… as if you have come home…. something that has been affecting you for a long time now just isn't there any more… as if you have been dragging something along with you and now it's gone… as if you have stepped cleanly out of an old set of clothes… and you have this feeling that you have always been wanting to cross that… to the other side… and you feel strangely free… for the first time in a long time….com . David Mason 90 www. a feeling as if something is about to happen… and all around everything suddenly goes quiet…. we have been watching your progress… and especially now… now that you are ready… to change…. leading you on… and up ahead….Leaving behind and you start on to that crossing… and as you do…. that it's there. now… specially for you… Indirect Suggestion .. two figures… it looks like a man and a woman….. Perspective we here have watched you grow up …. maybe you were aware of our presence sometimes… maybe not… but we have seen everything that happened in your life. to this place…. the Meeting and on the other side of the bridge you find yourself following a path…. and that mist comes towards you… and you feel yourself enveloped in that mist… and everything is grey and formless and quiet… and suddenly ahead of you… you notice a crossing… like a bridge to the other side… and you somehow know that you should cross over here… that crossing is there for a reason…. are waiting for you… and as you get closer you can see that there are other people there as well… smiling… looking at you. everything that has made you who you are… and you might think that you were alone … nobody knew the troubles you had… nobody heard you cry… nobody saw your sadness… but we did.

after today. who you are… how you can be…now…. to experience yourself as they see you…. to accept those ideas…. and you can see yourself in many ways… and understand what was before unclear… and maybe know different lives… as if you are watching David Mason 91 www. how you think and feel and behave will be different … Self esteem So come and share with us for a while… we are all proud of you… pleased with what you have achieved so far… of who you are… what you are doing… we are all proud of you… admire you… and what you are about to do… and there is one couple who particularly want to meet you… who want to tell you something they never got the chance to… Getting the wisdom. strength and success. maturing.Change And we also saw your strength… that inner spark … striving. putting things into perspective…. words… feeling…sounds… sensations… things that let you feel as if something in your mind is talking to you … giving you the advice you need… the learning …. And as you become aware of that your mind drifts away to a far off place… a place of possibilities… a place without… time… without form… a place where you can sense many different things…. about yourself… about your life…. affirming that you are loved and wanted… that you are worthy… you are special…. laughing. to know that you are loved and accepted for who you are…. showing you what really is… what really was…. and you might be aware of…. let go of something you have been holding back for so long… hiding perhaps… and be ready to receive…. learning…. and that unconscious mind will protect you… keep you safe … everything you learn today will stay with you always… and let you enjoy… changing. talking and sharing. quiet contentment and family ties…. and you spend some time with that couple… learn something they want to tell you… something they never got the chance to… and you can open your mind now…open your heart….key-hypnosis. knowledge…. that you are equal to anyone … equal to everyone…. enjoying the company of these wise and gentle men and women… and you hear stories about distant times and far off places… stories about your parents and their parents… of generations past… stories of struggle and . what really will be…. And you walk with these people. growing. that in their eyes you are better than all of them… special… wanted… awaited… that they wish they has been able to spend more time with you … but they had to go…. evolving….. yearning for better things… what we have learned… what you are here for… is about change… life is about Change… you may not have realized this yet… but your life is about to change… your unconscious mind knows it is time to change…. and they never really got the chance… to tell you what they are telling you now… Self resources And you can take a few moments now to be open to those voices… to those feelings…. to become aware of what they have been trying to tell you….

'But before you return … there is one more thing we want to give you … we want to give you a vision… we want to give you the ability to achieve.…. Goal Metaphor and you find yourself in a high place….' and you look. And maybe it's sharp and clear and maybe it's a shifting misty form…. and there are so many ways… and you can imagine reaching your arms out… gathering them all to you… picking up that strength… storing away determination… courage… and above all… finding the love for you that is there… and absorbing it… deeply….key-hypnosis. and the time has come to do that…. and part of you already knows what that is… and with our help you can find it and achieve it…. and finding treasures waiting there… until one of them draws you aside and tells you that your time with them is coming to an end… that soon you will have to go back….them… like images projected on clouds…. and knowing that all clouds fade eventually and now your mind can be open to everything…. it might be a door… or a cloud or something else… but that's your goal Obstacle And while you think about that symbol the voice says 'It is now time to start down that path. and on one side you can see the road you came on…. that used to be closed… that you have permission ….com . and you can allow your mind to recognise something that represents that. as if from a distance Attaining the goal And as you are thinking about these things… time passes…and with every moment you are gathering more and more things to yourself… opening doors…. and in the distance you can see something there… something that symbolizes what it is that you want to have happen… something that symbolizes success… and you can think about what it is that you want to achieve…. and from each you get something special….as if you were hearing the sound of rainbows… music in the thunder…. to get to your goal… ' and you find yourself setting off… and at first the path is easy and you are going quickly and then you find yourself up against an David Mason 92 www. and you too can see life in perspective…. [1 minute break] And you find more and more people in that place…. a word of wisdom… a gift of knowledge… a reminder of how much you mean to them… and that awakens in you a realization… you are a part of something much greater… that one day you too will have something to pass on… that you are worthy of being in that place with those people…. letting in light… looking into dark places…. far below… and you know you are finished with that way… and on the other side… is a broad slope…. and put that in place at the end of that road. to what you are striving for…. with a path going down… that gets gradually wider and in the distance becomes a broad road… and the voice tells you 'look at where that path leads… it leads to your goal… to what you want.. because there is something you need to achieve something important to you ….

keep out'.key-hypnosis. of a hundred invisible hands pushing with you…. and as they fade away you know that they are there for you always. and you do… Barrier and finally. you can go straight on…. do .… success. of arrival. of achievement. of completion … to grow in you now… to fill your mind… to fill your body… like a warmth spreading through you… as if the clouds have parted and flooded the scene with bright happy light… in your mind you can throw your arms out… throw your head back and laugh out loud… like a child running free in some grassy place… because it is yours… you have done it… achieved it… And you find you self… like a floating in a warm bath… totally at ease… knowing you have succeeded totally… and it's yours now….. So now take a deep breath and release it… aahh….. And a sign that reads 'Danger.obstacle….. and you realize that you have been here before… this obstacle has always stopped you in the past… and you have that familiar feeling… and then you hear a wise old voice whispering deep in your mind 'you can go round it… you don't have to stick to the same route… 'and you find that as soon as you step off that familiar path… the obstacle vanishes… and you can go on…. and that barrier moves and breaks and crashes down… and tumbles out of the way… and you can run forward into that feeling… rush forward into it now… feel yourself surrounded by it… bathed in it… supported by it. And you look at the sign.. and you know you can do it… you have done it… achieved it… you have what you want… and you can allow that feeling of success. you are on the broad road… the easy path… and you are almost at the goal… and you can see it clearly now… you can feel it's what you want… you know it's what you want… there is a barrier right in front of it. and you push on the barrier… and at first it's too strong… and you push again and it moves a little… and then you become aware a hidden strength. Twists and you continue onwards and the way gets easier but ahead the path starts to twist and turn and fold back on itself and it all looks so far and takes so long… and you get a feeling of weariness…. So you rip the sign off. take it '… . and take another deep breath and just allow your mind to clear… that's right… Direct Suggestion Section David Mason 93 www. And far away… on a hill looking down…there are hundreds of figures… watching… approving… applauding your successes…. and it's old and peeling… it looks like it was written by a child… and your goal is almost in reach… you could just reach out and touch it… and the voice whispers… 'dare to. and you realize that those twists were put there by other people… you don't have to follow them…. that you recognize… and you begin to ask yourself if it is all worth it… if it is worth going on… and in your mind the voice whispers 'Keep your eye on the goal… go straight for it'… and you surprise yourself by walking straight ahead… right across the paths….

You are a stronger person now… you realize that you have a place in the world… you have a destiny… you can dare to choose…. because you know you are worthy….. an issue… how does that feeling transform that thing that you are thinking about…and allow the transformation to take place… and it will transform. feel it surging through you … that strength and certainty and knowledge… really enjoy that … allow it to multiply … feel yourself surrounded by it… filled with it…. and the time is now… and you can accept that now…. that you are strong… . how you experience it…. you know you are the equal of anyone… you know that you are a worthwhile person… that every part of you is valuable…. and take another deep breath and just allow your mind to clear… that's right… Now allow yourself to get that feeling… that feeling of success….. in your quiet moments… you can get in touch with that feeling again… and feel all that support… and think about all you have learned… and ask yourself… when you have a problem. and really enjoy that.From now on… you will become aware…that you can deal with problems… that there are always solutions… that you determine the outcome… that you have the resources and the abilities to get what you want… what you deserve…from now on you know that you approach each problem calmly… decide what you want … and keep going until you achieve it. and you know that you are worthy….. and you know that you represent a long long line … and you have much to be proud of… and knowing that can make you strong… and give you the ability to make that change…. supporting you… following your every move with approval…. and it just feels right… David Mason 94 www.key-hypnosis. and you will find that you have freedom…... And knowing that can make you more confident… you know you have support… always and everywhere…. feel it spreading to every part of your body…. that feeling of knowing that you are supported… that there are generations of people supporting you… and allow that feeling to grow and fill you… and think about that feeling… think about what colour it might be… allow your mind to focus on that colour… think about what shape it might be… and focus on that shape… and become aware of how you are experiencing that feeling… whereabouts in your body it is… And allow that feeling now to grow to spread . And there is a problem that you have been having for a while…. feel it spreading through out your mind… feel yourself awash in it…. confident… you know that behind you… is a long line of people… pushing you onwards…. think about that problem now… and think how that problem is transformed by having that feeling… and the knowledge that you have that feeling… that you have that support that it is surrounding you … How does that transform that problem? Allow that feeling to transform the way you think about that problem. And from now on…. you can decide what you want… and what you will not accept… and what you will do… change and challenge comes easy to you now. confidence and ability… because of that support…. determined… capable…. Core Transformation Section So now take a deep breath and release it… aahh….

key-hypnosis. and take another deep breath and allow your mind to clear… that's right… You are doing very well…. you have made a profound change… And in a moment I am going to count from five to one…. FIVE…. and knowing that something deep inside has been completed… fixed… released… So counting now….com . beginning to get feeling back in your arms and legs…. David Mason © 2008 « Table of Contents David Mason 95 www. and THREE beginning to stir…head moving… shoulders moving… and TWO coming back to the present eyes flickering…. FOUR…. and when I get to one you will be back in the present feeling good and ready to continue with your normal activities….Reorientation So take a deep breath and release it… aahh…. and ONE eyes open… back to the present awake and alert….

Cruise Control Focus on what really counts This metaphor can be told to clients who are over anxious or feel 'driven' all the time. but got frustrated by slower vehicles and bends in the road. In this country. But what you can do is not necessarily what you should do. It's good to get out on the road from time to time.key-hypnosis. Then I bought a new car. I was arriving fresh and relaxed. I would set the cruise control to just under the speed limit and take my feet off the accelerator and just enjoy the scenery going by. and then again setting the cruise control to . Because I discovered one important thing. still well under the speed limit. No stress. but time after time the car took me around the curves smoothly and safely. On my long journey I would set the cruise control and just let the car run on by itself. unless it specifically has a sign telling you to use a lower speed. Just gliding through smoothly and safely. I came to realise that road engineers do a wonderful job. I was using the roads the way they were designed to be used. It is about knowing what your goals are and how to to get to them. This one had cruise control. At first it was terrifying. every bend is so designed that on a dry day you can go into every bend safely at maximum speed. It turned driving into steering. It points out the lesson that we all tend to rush at things that we shouldn't and waste time worrying when we should be powering ahead. no matter how low. with my foot poised above the brake pedal. but overall going as fast as I could. The journey took about eight hours. I always arrived tired and grumpy. and I was driving a good car. letting the car hurtle round bends at maximum speed. I used to go as fast as I could. David Mason 96 www. Some bends have signs showing recommended speeds. I loved it. Before I had cruise control my method of dealing with bends in the road was to brake going into the bend and then accelerate out of it. And I also learned to respect that recommended speed. ready to stamp on it if things got out of control. Cruise Control I used to have to drive to another city at the other end of the country several times a month. You actually don't have to slow down at bends. It maintains that speed for you and all you have to do is point the car in the right direction. With cruise control you just set the speed and the car takes over. I could have gone by plane or train but I had a lot of gear to take with me. By trusting that the car I was driving was built to handle the twists and turns in the road. I tried various routes but it always took about the same time. I used to sit there. I found that not only was I getting to my destination quicker than before. By going into the bend at the recommended speed the car went round as if it was on rails. no panics. I ignored them: it was only a recommendation after all. Also I enjoy driving.

com . The secret to going fast. not maximum speed. remember that the road has been designed for you to go to the © 2007 « Table of Contents David Mason 97 www.key-hypnosis. Speed is about effective speed. David Mason www. is actually about not wasting time on worrying. By accepting that invisible partnership.So what I discovered is: it is not about driving as fast as you can. and that the rules are there to protect you.key-hypnosis. When things look difficult. you can go further and faster than you ever thought possible.

. imagine all your worries being converted into objects............. and the next.... relaxed. a place outdoors. and take the next worry . tending the soil. dissociation induction Empathize seeding Metaphor Transformation Externalize the problems Resource begin the transformation transformation continue small David Mason 98 www. and when you think about it. and sometimes it seems like they never go away.. Induction Section [use your normal induction] and as you are lying in that chair.. soft and easy.. good rich soil..... and see it being covered up.. even a little........ put them down on the ground.. until there is no trace of them. and just look at them.. and think about how you feel about them. and think about it.. and bury that one.. not the thing you are worrying about.. relaxing even more...... and see the first worry going in the .. why not do that?. Once your mind accepts that they can be changed. a tranquil place where you have nothing to do. similar to the Worry Tree.... your own healing ability starts and the process will continue until the underlying reason for the stress is eliminated.. to think of a summer day... imagine what size and shape and colour each worry would be.... The metaphor then continues by encouraging the transformation into something new and fresh. and giving you a visualization of changing them. see the size and shape of the hole.... I wonder if you can imagine what your worries would look like? I mean if you were to take each worry..... and imagine going back to that place now and again.. your Memory mind begins to wander .. like things... as it it had never existed. and then rake all the earth back and forth.... It encourages you to plant your worries in the garden and leave them there to grow into something else. and then dig a hole for each one. Now ask yourself. and then smooth the earth over it.. buried... The metaphor works to relieve stress by getting you to transform your worries into metaphoric objects. and notice how each one is different... look at them as they lie there.... and you know.what is the opposite of worry? and allow those things Memory under that soil to begin to change... ready for new growth.... nothing to think about.... and yet.Worry Garden Stress Relief This is an extended metaphor script for stress relief.. V a place with trees and fields and water gently flowing.. just rich soil. isn't there? Worries and concerns.... there are times when you would just like to forget about then. until every worry is buried........... and imagine that you find a bit of land in that place outdoors ... but the worry itself. there always seems to be something that stops you relaxing... and then imagine how it would be to line up all your worries..... warm air. about how long you have had them. and the next.

... and all sorts of different plants come up where those worries used to be.... changes more change Reward Reframe New Resources Truism David Mason www... and plant new seeds. and those shoots © 2011 « Table of Contents David Mason 99 www...... and enjoy all the colors and forms and scents. and you can enjoy the good part while letting the other part go. and those plants begin to bud..and after a while. and you decide to harvest those flowers... and soon the whole area is covered with little green shoots...key-hypnosis.. and you realize that each D worry has a good part.. and Nature is constantly reminding us of how things change . plant seeds of hope and strength and forgetting. and things that seemed permanent can just fade away. and then when you have gathered them all .... and imagine what kind of flowers will be coming up from them. that good can come out of anything.. of how as one thing decays it nourishes another....key-hypnosis........ to be replaced by something fresh and bright and new.. one flower on some..when you are walking past one day. and then leaves appear. and then each plant gives flowers... and you can weave them into a quilt of happiness...... and let those old worries recycle.... lots of flowers on others. and then the time comes.. and smooth it out. rake over the soil. you notice little green shoots appear.

. and your stomach. a V secret place just for you.. And then think about relaxing in that pool like lying in a warm bath....key-hypnosis.. that’s right.. running down some rocks... your face and jaw and lips relaxing. and when you know they are so relaxed they just can’t open... and feel that water taking away all the strains... think about relaxing your feet.... feel your shoulders relaxing. nothing to think about... a shower of clean clear water splashing down into a pool.... feel the heaviness in your body and let that feeling relax away all the tension..... loose and limp now... everything you need around ... the tiredness of the day... and under the waterfall.. feel your body floating. washing away the tension. and your neck.. and feel the clean mountain water on your head and face.... And now test that relaxation.. Imagine the feel of soft hands caressing your K forehead.. and that stream becomes a waterfall. Take another deep breath and let your eyes close.. and lying in that soft warm water. It uses water as an induction... letting go. just relaxing in the warmth......... K weightless... smoothing out all the cares and worries of the day... Feel your muscles relaxing.. a place of tranquility..... so relaxed it’s as if your eyes are too tired to open... and calm and protected.............. feel it running over your body... imagine a pool of water.. you can try to open them. trees all around. a place that is warm and comfortable. warm and comfortable.. And in that place... The second part develops the theme and the water metaphor flows into a special place where bad memories take on a form that can be molded and changed. calm.. your chest relaxes.. The script uses a water theme throughout...... Hypnosis Waterfall Induction Take a deep breath. supported in the water.... And mentally go round your body .. and uses a magic waterfall as a metaphor for washing away your troubles.. Eye closure Progressive relaxation Depth Test Reassurance Memory Metaphor David Mason 100 www... safe. so relaxed they just don’t work..The Crystal Waterfall A hypnosis script to show you how to let go of the past and choose your future. nothing to do... Water Relaxation Induction And now let your mind drift to a place where you can relax. and everything arranged just the way you like it.. and you are reminded of feelings..... and you will find that you just can’t open them. a place where you choose to change things and those things change you. relaxing your legs.. imagine your eyes are utterly relaxed. And in that place there is a stream of water..... And you can go into that pool.. relaxing your hips now... Allow your arms and legs to relax.... making your skin tingle..... allow all the tension to release... water as a deepener. a place where you can forget V everything...

and in your mind you can sense the water turning into light.. a place that just is what it is.... as the water swirls around. draining away.......... and in that magic place that light enters your skin.... being born again.. whole. You can think about what you are now. everything that you are capable of. a V healing light.. You can learn and grow. making you strong...... feel your spirit detaching.. without time or space. in a place without walls...... you realize that the time is now.. you can take all the time you need now to examine your thoughts.. changing.... You have the power to change.... making things right. you can become everything that should Capability > have been.... where you can let go... you.. you can notice the power of your thoughts... all the things you have been holding in for so long.. can be let go now. let the healing light work.. being carried gently round and round with the water. of what you are capable of ......... a place where you can get in touch with your higher spirit..... You can Capability transform your natural energy into anything you want to. feel the whole of your body loosening... And in this place you can become aware of yourself.. washing all the cares out of your body... and knowing these things. your body releases all the old hurts and bad feelings... safe and warm and comfortable... and think about the influences on life.... a soft dark place. soothing and releasing. in a way. you can think about a fresh I start. a place of healing power..... feel yourself floating. Visiting the sculpture park Metaphor Seeding change presupposition David Mason 101 www.. a place where your being... what you have made of your life...... beginning again. Feel yourself connecting to the power of the place... can come out.... And in that pool.. the events of the past and the things of the present.... the natural energy. And in that place you can think about the purpose of your . clean again...... of energy and light and space. as everything changes around you.. and as that light penetrates. the bounty of freedom..... watch as that water carries away your worries.. I what you have created. working to release what needs to be released.. in that place of spirit and energy and light.. can manifest..key-hypnosis. as you change... the essence of what makes you.. Your life can D be what you want it to be. imagine that water swirling round... light of different colors.. going free... But in that place thoughts have power.. now is the time to redesign your life D and everything in it. Waterfall of Change and you find your spirit drifting. thoughts and feelings have the Capability = power to change what was and what will be... letting the water and the light wash out all the things that have been held there for so long.... imagine you are being drawn into the center. the effect of your thoughts...... feel that energy moving inside your body...... In that place you can become aware of what you are and who you are. And in this place you can become aware of your thoughts.......

key-hypnosis.. each memory becomes a thing... you can merge all those things and make them into a new you.... you can begin to rearrange those things. and walk around among these memories.. in your own way....... to become something that lets you be who you want to be.... a power that carries you have changed that place and that place has changed you..... and when you are ready .. touch and feel and smell these memories.. the power of thought makes that memory materialize in that > place.. to realize that for you... So think about what you want.... you can do anything..... and anything you want to change..... fill it with your memories made solid. a power to open D up all choices.. decide what you like and what you don’t like.... back in time. a shape.... the moment you think of any event...... you are free to choose to come back to the present or to take some time and decide what you want your future to be. is manifested as Metaphor if it was a piece of sculpture... And when you are satisfied.. all choices are D yours now.. you can change it. to decide what goes where... nothing is fixed..... any memory.. back into your own memories.. what has to be removed and melted down or recycled... for you the future is limitless. until everything there is pleasing to you.. Reorientation And coming back from that © 2011 « Table of Contents David Mason 102 www.... a source of power and energy. any way you want.Memory Capability Capability Capability Capability Identity And now allow your mind to drift back......... and you can become a sculptor. be anything... see them from Developing all sides..... what you will keep and what you will put away forever... and in that park of sculptures you can become an art critic... come back to full awareness in your own time. And when you are satisfied.. an object...... all the things that happened to you. David Mason .key-hypnosis. and you can examine all the things that have influenced your life..... and as soon as you think of it.. and you can create your own sculpture park..

Analysing the Script The script is shown laid out in sections in order to explain how it works. and therefore replaces any previous beliefs or learned fears that might be . What the symbols mean: shows Cause and Effect linking statements of the type 'doing A leads to B' > shows Reframing of the type 'A is really the same as B'. you can allow yourself enough time to think of many ways to succeed. The script assumes a pick-some-questions essay type test.. David Mason 103 www. shows where an indirect suggestion is being made. listening to my voice.) or where explicitly indicated. or helps to structure the script. It is Assumption natural to be concerned. Embedded commands are bold: use analogical marking with these phrases. changing their actions in response to a trigger. I M an intentional metaphor being introduced V indicates where the client is invited to visualise something The script would be delivered slowly.. = D shows where a direct suggestion is being made.... Comment Pacing Permissive bind ''many ways' ambiguity Validate the client's concerns = Reframe You are concerned about something that you have to do soon. on something that will affect your future.. Target INDUCTION SECTION YOU ARE READY NOW You are lying there comfortably. how the client deals with an emotional reaction to a trigger. with pauses where indicated and with changes in emphasis. And being concerned shows that you are giving it the right amount of attention. Each piece of hypnotic language is aimed at creating change: changing how the client perceives their environment. volume and tone of voice at various parts. end exam nerves. You are going to have to perform well.. to work under pressure. breathing gently.Fears and Phobias Exam Anxiety Script This script is designed to help someone pass an exam. with pauses at the ellipses (... At each step the student gets a suggestion that the triggers or anchors will cause a different feeling or action. metaphor and visualisation.. and as you drift even deeper.. but it would actually be spoken continuously.. This hypnotherapy script uses direct and indirect suggestion. overcome exam anxiety and worrying about tests... The main part of the script goes through the series of events that lead up to an exam. Coloured text does not imply emphasis: it indicates to the reader what work the words are doing. but can be easily adapted for multiple choice question tests..key-hypnosis.. or changing their beliefs about their own capabilities.

.. Everybody worries about exams. and with every step down you say to yourself.. ten steps going down.. when you think about all the tests you have passed. allowing yourself to go deeper P:time Bind David Mason 104 www...... How confident you can be... there was a time when making friends was the biggest test. and you passed.. a welcoming door. You might not think so. revised... that was a test. You are good at passing exams. when you are ready begin to go down the first ... and you have passed them all. So you are worried about an exam. and > you passed... D So you can look forward to this exam..key-hypnosis. to show everyone what you know.. When you think about this exam you realise that it is the opportunity you have been waiting for.. One. going deeper into a warm safe gentle place..You are getting ready for an exam. don't they? And you might be wondering just how you will know how you will succeed... door that you know holds something wonderful for you. but really. You can always learn more. deeper and deeper. practiced. and then the next step. count the step to yourself in your mind. You are Capability ready. You have passed many tests in your life. now... life is full of examinations. you have been doing it all your life.... and you passed. You know the subject. You are prepared for this. but your life has been a series of exams and = tests... D you know how to pass tests You are good at taking tests.. full of tests. but you are ready now... didn't you? There was time when you couldn't read. Truism Tag question Presupposition :Inevitability I D RECONNECTION SECTION YOU CAN RECALL SUCCESS You know. Rule But everybody who is ready passes their exams. continue down the steps counting to yourself as you descend... you have passed test after test.. You are ready to show the world that you know what you know you know... The exam is about showing > people how good you are. [ClientName]... You are ready for success.... To show yourself how good you are.. and at the bottom of those stairs you can see a door.. You have studied. Oh... I know there have been some setbacks. Two. Behaviour Reframe Paradox Capability Resource Association Capability Behaviour Capability Reframing Reframing Repetition Memory Capability DEEPENER SECTION YOU CAN RELAX DEEPER You are standing at the top of stairs.. There was a time when you couldn't tie your shoelaces. You are ready D now.

Ready for a great day..... seeing the room... easily and instantly.. You leave for the exam early. you take three deep breaths.. and the topics for each > question just jump out at you. into a comfortable dreamy trance. to settle down to easily review the main headings. excited. Relaxed and confident. secure in your mind.. on the night before the exam.key-hypnosis. they are unimportant to you. you are D focused.. your body feels a surge of confidence.. and the more you become > aware of the growing relaxation in your mind the less notice you pay to D sounds and distractions around you. confident of D success the next day. You analyse the questions in the exam paper. at breakfast you to take a moment to go through the topics of the day's exam in your mind.. ready when they are needed...... All your preparation falls into place. ready. the signals you get from your body that is your body's way of letting you know you are ready for it . you arrive at the exam room twenty minutes early.... alert. You D Rule Stimulus Reframing Stimulus Reaction Reframing Stimulus Stimulus Negative Hallucination Activity Opposites Reaction Stimulus Response David Mason 105 www.and deeper...... > there's no rush.. You D know they are all there. you don't even notice them......... the desks........... and when you have reached the tenth step and are in front of that door. You ignore the words and actions of other students: they are irrelevant... time. D time. and with each breathe your concentration increases as every noise and thought from outside dwindles away....... to take a stroll to enjoy the air and enjoy the anticipation. and something you experience on the way in reminds you of how good you feel. As you settle comfortably into your seat. that feeling. .. you can signal by lifting a finger. you are doing really well. and inside the building . reminds you of all the hopes and wishes that have been said that morning to you and so many others...... Successful people know that success starts before the exam. there in your mind.. You take a moment to picture yourself working steadily and confidently through the questions. Depth Test Pacing REFRAME THE CYCLE SECTION YOU CAN ENJOY EVERY STEP . You feel all the resources of your mind awakening. [Await ideomotor signal] That's good.. you go to bed in good time and sink into a > good night's rest... you feel great . D break them into parts... On the morning of the exam you open your eyes refreshed. little easy parts. it all seems so simple. and you can feel some of that spirit lift you as you can open your mind to accept complete confidence now.. key words trigger memories.... and we can go on.. your brain is sharp. confident of a deep refreshing sleep. Your hands D feel alive. your eyes sparkle..... passing through the doorway.. or maybe a thumb...... In your mind somehow you know you know the books and lessons and notes are confidently laid out for you...

See yourself standing up.. crisp and clear and effortless. Your actions are almost automatic. whatever the question calls for arrives..key-hypnosis. the outside world fades Response away. by trying to be perfect... There are people from the present and people from the .. walking out of the examination room. As each question flows out you check your time.. review your answer plan. looking forward to the results... Negative Hallucination Metaphor Visualisation SELF ESTEEM SECTION YOU ARE A VALUABLE PERSON And now allow your mind to As you start the first question your confidence and recall increases and Stimulus the right words flow from your hand. every line of your answers > Response increasing your confidence.Hear the voices of friends Past = passed Future rehearsal. effortless... They are waiting to congratulate you. theories.. the only thing in mind is the questions.. models.. confident.. You quickly produce an answer plan and > Behaviour still have the time to enjoy another brief relaxation break. And you enjoy that growing sense of ease. expecting you. And isn't it good to know.. powerful. relax your mind. explanations. your practice. I they know about your outstanding result.. their smiles. cases. relax your hands. elated.. they are all in there. you are in front of a door that leads to a special room. Long ago... your preparation fills your mind. knowing they had made one mistake somewhere meant they could stop worrying about knot being perfect. so as not to offend god.... Feeling great.. And when the last answer has flowed out. As the exam progresses your focus increases.. stretching. They look up.... Your answers only have to be good enough. move on to the next question. you still have time to review Behaviour everything.. idea after idea.. handing in a complete answer . It's just amazing how the right thing appears in your mind at the right moment. ready to write.. You can see the delight on their faces.. everything completed.. one knot wrong . a small mistake into their rugs.. can't you. You only have to be good enough.... the Persian rug makers Rule used to put a little error.. that your answers don't have to be perfect? You don't have to be perfect. you Evaluation have done well... aren't they..... that every question is answered. each stronger than the first... bringing ever more resources out as you D need them...... Your reading. crisp and bright. and the answers D flowing effortlessly from brain to paper. they crowd round you. Your rewards are waiting for to let your mind drift to a time after the exam is past.. .. you can go through the door into that room. Pause They are all there. they applaud as you enter. Identity [Activate all the modalities] P: out standing David Mason 106 www.. In that room are all the people who love you. examples.... sentence after D sentence. like a party. now. flowing. and all the people who you love and what you know about each topic and the details just appear in your mind... D Ready to roll.

and that new respect makes you reflect on yourself."Maybe we could do something together?"."Great result".. People want to be near you.[pause] .... how do you look in their eyes? And as you move around you overhear people talking to each other... Feel their hands in your hand.. students.. "Wonderful". Identity lifting their glasses to salute you....."Yes... how you prepared yourself.. [clientname]"....... and you are determined to make them Identity proud of you..key-hypnosis.."It's been too long.... . result Dissociation Identity Extended quotation Identity Sensory. .. taste the tingle of success on your lips as you tell them the results.. Feel the excitement in your fingers as you telephone and text friends..... "I couldn't ask for a better [son/daughter].. students .. you're right. Everywhere you look people show in many ways that they love you and respect you and admire what you have done so far... how you relaxed and enjoyed the challenge. and whenever you think about the exam you Anchoring will enjoy these feelings again." I'm so pleased about [clientname]". arms around you. And as you look around the room everyone is smiling and waving.. as you walk from group to group........."I knew you could do it"... Enjoy their warm hugs. "You're better than any of them".. ... let your mind roam over the successes you can have in the future. family...Identity and family talking to you.. [clientname] will go far". aren't D you?. a hand on your back.... Bind: Time "so far" PEER ESTEEM SECTION YOU ARE RESPECTED BY OTHERS And someone leads you to a phone.. I've always been proud of [him/her] but this makes me I even more proud".."You know. others. people want you to succeed .how you Memory Connecting with resources David Mason 107 www. you turn in the doorway and wave back. let's catch up Suggestion soon"... Pause FUTURE REHEARSAL SECTION YOU CAN REMEMBER YOUR SUCCESS Enjoy what success means to you. and let your mind recall all those I things that you did that led to success in that exam... the friendly touch that means 'well done!'.. hear the warmth in Indirect Capability their voices. you are someone who lives up to expectations.. I've always admired [clientname]". you notice respect in the eyes of teachers... "I've always thought you were the smart one in the family..... This is only the beginning..... you are a success... and take a few moments to enjoy that wonderful feeling from all Memory those .."I'm so jealous of your luck"...

.. Success. repeat them over and over now... an easy pass. You WILL pass that exam. it's a great result.. become aware of that breathing.....focused on the task.... allow pride in achievement to grow inside you. DIRECT SUGGESTION SECTION YOU WILL PASS THIS EXAM . Imagine yourself at that time.. allow David Mason 108 www. I WILL pass every exam. You know how to study....... I want you to focus on your breathing... I know how to succeed. and now.. You know how to learn.... confident in your abilities.key-hypnosis.. delight . You WILL pass that exam.. think about how you learn the results. You are looking forward to that exam . all day .com . Enjoy the burst of pleasure Visualisation that comes with learning your exam results: a pass. Experience that sense of achievement.... sure of yourself.. I know how to learn. feel how it reacts to success... all night.. and passed the exam by learning how to pass the exam. you can hear in your mind somehow. and with each breath allow your mind to move forward in time.. more than you ever got before.. as Post hypnotic D if someone is whispering them to you..... how you shut out all distractions.. as you learn you pass the exam. Capability D You CAN pass that exam... Identity I know how to pass that exam.. picture the result right there in front of you .. You know how to pass that exam. over and over... and now.. lighting up everything you do. and you will hear these words suggestions being repeated in your mind.. you pass easily. Let yourself experience now that glow of pleasure. You ARE READY to pass that exam NOW.. Move into your own body..... ..... I know how to study. I WILL pass that exam. You know how to succeed.... pride. REORIENTATION SECTION YOU CAN BRING BACK FEELINGS OF CONFIDENCE .. confidence... these words......... and learned to pass the exam. opening like a sunflower..... You WILL pass that exam. D I CAN pass that exam. To the time when the Stimulus exam is past. how the answers just flowed onto the paper for you. going through your mind.

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and then let it go... The client was a woman in her thirties who had been flying on commercial flights for many years.. Take another deep breath and hold . And you feel yourself going down and down into that chair. that's right. let your self go. sit as you are now. Her particular worry trigger was looking at the sky and imagining bad weather on the day of flying and the noise of takeoff and landing. deeper and deeper...... more and more relaxed'... The script is annotated with multiple sections so that you can see the work that each section is doing. and with each breath out.. flying to Victoria Island as part of university studies. that's great. Her first experience of flight was wonderful.. This is therefore a very full script and there is a degree of redundancy in it... and every gentle breath out just leaves you more and more relaxed... and you don't have to think about anything. supported by the chair.. Other people start out as OK travellers but who become more and more afraid of flying as they continue to have to fly...... and typically flew several times a month. as you are sitting there.. This script is for that type of fear of flying....key-hypnosis.....and that's good... quietly. because that's the right thing to do. you can say to yourself..... take a really deep breath and hold it..... a vitally important part of preventing pests from affecting NZ agriculture. 'deeper and deeper. What I would like you to do is... in your own time and this time really let yourself relax. and this time before you let it go....Fear of Flying Script Fear of Flying responds well to hypnosis.. breathing gently.......... really let go of all the tension in your shoulders and in your face and your eyes.. to be really so relaxed and so comfortable.. that's right.. That's excellent. you can just think to yourself in that chair there... and now just allow your breathing to go back to normal... She was required to travel for work purposes.. D Relaxation Induction Pacing breathing Dissociation Sensory Distortion Self talk induction pacing movement David Mason 110 www. Now take another deep breath..... Each addresses one thing that the client said had been a problem at one time or another. just breath it out.. and just close your eyes.... and you begin to wonder what it would be like to just sink into that chair. you're doing very well....... you can move if you want to. to just make yourself comfortable... And you can become aware of the chair under you.. She loved the New Zealand landscape and was passionate about her job. Now take a deep breath. and you are probably wondering whether you are going into trance quickly or slowly or what it will feel like. There is a lot imagery about animals and fields because the client grew up on a farm. INDUCTION SECTION You can allow yourself to Relax OK.. For some clients one or more sections could be omitted. Some people are terrified of flying even though they have never flown...

.. feeling safe and secure. and it's got fences round it.. at the bottom of those stairs there is a door........... and Six and Four and Three and Two deeply relaxed.Just allow that feeling of relaxation to go all the way through your body. more relaxed... that's right.. and adventure for you. and there's a horse further over... kinda hill thing..and the sun on your face. and there's a big meadow.. and through that you are standing in front of that door... and you can feel the earth against your back.. and maybe you can hear the horses whinnying further over. And in your mind you can go through that zero.. and the little ...... and maybe you can feel the wind blowing across you........... knowing that there is something D absolutely wonderful for you.. that little tremble in your eye is just telling you that you are going into trance now . and you go over there and you lie down in the grass. and other animals. DEEPENER SECTION You can relax more deeply still And I wonder if you can imagine a big old house somewhere?.. and Nine. and One.... and you can go through that door in your mind. the kind of house that generations of people have grown up in. deeper and deeper .... and right at the bottom is a Zero.... or in town. on a perfect day.... will take you deeper and deeper ...... Ten deeper and deeper. and you can go down those stairs.. and over to one side there's a .... And can you go through that door? Yes CONNECT TO SUCCESSES SECTION You are a success So I'd like you to open that door now... Dissociation Connect to childhood memories Staircase Deepener Depth Check Safety check Safe Place David Mason 111 www.. and there are flowers in the meadow........... and looking down. It's a great big paddock. And inside that house you can find yourself at the top of some stairs. and it's got windows and door and its an old house . and there is a handrail. and there's a couple of horses there.... and there could be a swing on the tree... What colour is that door? White It's a white door.. and you get a wonderful feeling of peace and relaxation........ maybe it's out in the country.. you want to go through and have a perfect day through that door.that's right And behind that door........... a house where there have been lots of things happening......key-hypnosis..... and as you open it you find bright sunshine. into a warm velvety darkness........ and Seven. and a veranda..... and you could look down those stairs... and so going down those stairs now. you can down them gently and each step... more comfortable....... and water troughs... and a track going through it... and those stairs could be carpeted or wooden.. and you feel very comfortable. it's just a perfect place.. and people studying.... smell the fresh cut grass. and a house with a big garden and trees.. anything you want. and people going off on journeys..... Trance achieved in 3m 15s... there's a new day...... where there have been weddings and funerals and happy people sitting around a table having a meal.. exactly as it should be..

... doing new things. and how many friends you have... destinations and you love travelling. and you were the only person who knew how Memory Memory David Mason 112 www. with a view over the . and you remember how it was ...... perfect days.. and taking off and doing these things.. just like now. And how much you own. "Do this. long ago... remind of happy past Establish happy future Seed 'success' Connect happy future to job future Looking back from the future That reminds you of how you solve problems............ and it reminds you maybe of days from your childhood. respectfully. and you can dream anything you want to dream.... Memory but that is all in the past now [clientname]. then you dismiss them all and sit behind your desk.. "Morning. and how easy it was to get there. And you love getting on a plane.. you had to go there . and Do that" ...... and you can imagine yourself.... and you tell them.. you love going to new places....... really good times............ and Personnel people Capability coming in and asking you what to do. getting in a lift and going to your office..... a future of success and prosperity and happiness.... asking your advice on this and that. D Future Capability because you learned how to do this > Rehearsal BEHAVIOUR CYCLE SECTION You can enjoy every stage of flying Cycle REFRAME: Remember what flying means And you can think back to the time . going into a huge office building... and an issue came up .. Behaviour D seeing new people.. huge office in the corner. sitting round a table with happy people.. FUTURE REHEARSAL SECTION You already have the resources Take time and just enjoy that feeling now Capability And when you think of the key things you do to make that happen. about travelling.... and how everything just seemed to fall into place.. And there will be houses..... and you know you have the whole future ahead of you . You once had a problem Behaviour long ago. and you travel to Paris and Behaviour exotic Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro and other exotic places.And it makes you feel to so good to be there.. a stack of reports there from the Ministers. And you had the perfect flying day. having a celebration.. where you can be anything you want to be............. and you can imagine yourself going to work in a really flash car.. maybe children.... when you worked in [Company Name] and you were doing a lot of flying... the doorman greeting you.... ma'am" .... and a lot of laughter.... there was a time when you had a problem with Dissociation travelling. and how life can be so good... and think about how good it is to be in charge of this whole corporation.... someplace. and it's really nice to Memory know you have that place in your mind always..... could have been North Island or South Island..key-hypnosis.... D Link to In your future you travel all round the world.

.. something in the way.. great!........and walking around and seeing the animals and the plants... something changes. you love the whole business.. is you look forward to meeting those people. the anticipation gives you a tingle.. getting out there in the paddocks.... for the whole of that day and the next day. I am D going out of the office.... make a difference for NZ's biosecurity. and a chance to get out of the office...... and you do whatever you normally do. And the flight is just.. of that first flight you ever took . That's the feeling you get whenever an issue comes up. until you are ready to go on that D flight. from ear to ear."You've got to go to.. And you think of the time.. on the morning of the flight you waken up and the first thing that happens is . And you began to look forward to seeing the people.......key-hypnosis. how excited you were...... change things. And you are looking forward to the flight... and something of that same feeling comes in . and to indulge your love of travelling And so when the secretary says "Yes.. on every flight D now.. Stage 3: Morning of the flight day And so. to go out there and meet people.... you wake up with a smile on your face..... Just seeing the ticket makes you feel so good.... Stage 1: Notified to fly And every time an issue comes up the first thing that comes into your mind is that this is another wonderful opportunity for you to get out of the office I and go and do what you really get paid to do .............. "Another one. you love going to the airport.." the place.. and that issue came up and your secretary came in and said. and it's anticipation.. I've made a booking for you" inside you...... there's a little feeling you get of "Yes!!!" "This is D it". And you said "Oh.. and having your meetings and your field trips. and putting your stuff together and running around Sensory Sensory Distortion / Reframe David Mason 113 www.Stimulus Capability Behaviour Stimulus to fix it. even before you open your eyes. make a difference for the agricultural sector.. because you know that that flight > means that you are getting out there to make a difference........ Every morning... and however long it takes...... this is really good... of packing.. and you are walking around thinking "How soon can I get to the airport?.... And so you open your eyes ......... reminding you of all the things you love D about that part of your job... and you get up. that's what it is.. I love travelling"... Stage 2: See the ticket And you get your ticket and you look at it and you go "Yes!!!"... thinking "Yeah! I get a plane today. Using your intelligence and your ability and your training.. and D you can feel a little tingle in you now. a chance to get out D of the office.. it's this feeling of excitement. right D down in your stomach... "This is so good!" I Reframing Sensory anchor Sensory anchor Supposition TDS Stimulus And I wonder what part of that feeling you enjoy most? Memory Behaviour Behaviour Behaviour Memory Behaviour Behaviour It just makes you feel so ....... " and you get that familiar tingle.. just thinking about it. there are really good people there".... And you carry that feeling around with you. just before you wake up....... I love travelling...

seeing if you have got the right files and all this sort of stuff... you can forget to check.. and just looking at a plane makes you feel good. and so you put your faith in the pilot.. you just glance at the sky and you think....... Every time you see a plane you know that it has been tested and tested and know. And we live in Wellington. you get there and there's shopping........ there's a lot of wind. and there's things to do. And maybe you can take a moment now and just imagine yourself going up to another person. "Yeah! Getting ready to go!".. and you know.. how it works.. but you don't have to. is you look at the other passengers...... and just reassure them.... Stage 5: Arriving at the airport Then you get to the airport... you feel really great about that Stage 4: Leaving for the airport And as you go out. and the planes we have are the best in the world.. And so.. Stage 6: Sitting in the aircraft And your main function is to make sure the person you sit beside feels really comfortable...... and you like .. you don't even bother looking...... that you don't know...Capability Behaviour Memory Rule RULE Behaviour Rule Behaviour Behaviour Identity Behaviour Behaviour Capability trying to locate your keys and whatever... it doesn't matter what it's like... and you try to spot the passenger who looks nervous ... And when you get to the airport. you get out your house.. And he's not allowed to take off unless the weather is absolutely spot on..... what you do know is that that plane will take any kind of weather that this country has.. and that little tingle comes back. the wind gives them power and strength . you just forget about the weather.... pilots actually like the wind... because it gives them something to fly against...... I'm not flying the plane.......... "Hell.. that pilot is getting paid twice what you are getting paid. . and you make conversation......... there is a sky. you look at the sky and you think "Yes.. you just look at them and say "that's nice watch you have on" or 'where did you get that brooch' or D D Amnesia > D Truism Reframe D > Amnesia Reframe D D Visualisation David Mason 114 www... you can feel it going right down to your toes.... All you do is.. you feel like almost bouncing on your toes. that's what you love doing. hear the words you would repeat to them...... and you look for the little signs that they might be uncomfortable.. and so you watch them.... that's excitement. there's no way he is going to give up a good job by flying into a mountain. one thing you always do... you don't have to be a genius to make conversation... because you know there are so many things about that plane..that anticipation.. That's what carries you through the whole morning. imagine what you would say. because that's your main function in the airport.. That tingly little thing that you get. what would really work for them.. unless the pilot knew it was actually safe..... so I'm flying today. is to look around and find someone that you can go and talk to ......" And you can forget everything about weather because you know that no plane would ever take off.. if you are not with someone.

... and they are all really pleased to have you on that plane." And so sitting there.. you get a feeling...and you don't have to tell them.. and all these other people are looking at you and you see them thinking "My... [clientname] Stage 7: Preparing for takeoff When that aircraft shuts the doors.. engines = Capability the captain pouring power into those engines and you can feel that power in D personal yourself.... Stage 8: During the flight And in fact you are a bit sad when it finally you feel the wheels bump up and D Reframing you think "Yes! now we are on our way... D Metaphor and the brakes are let off it begins to roar along the tarmac.. And every time you get in the plane that same power of getting up there makes you feel so good so strong so big you are just filled with the same Identity D shaking power that is in there........ They all make you feel safe and secure.... you are going to look after these people. you just exude Stimulus confidence... and the captain says 'we are about to Identity take off" you get another feeling....... the small aeroplanes and big Behaviour ones and the middling ones.. because you know that you are talking > to these people and you are making them feel comfortable and everyone is looking at you are the experienced traveller.. Visualisation Anchoring / Sensory Distortion Metaphor: because as that plane lines up and you can begin to hear the engines rev up..... And you just engage them in conversation and you make sure they can stay calm and collected. in an aircraft seat.. power you can feel a rising excitement as that plane begins to rev up its engines it begins to shake and its held by the brakes like a wild animal on a leash... that "I've been in things like this" And when they look nervous at the noise..... You are sitting there.. because all the Behaviour flying you've done.... and that's your function. but it gives you something that makes you feel really comfortable....... what you are going to do when you get there you are filled with power you can deal with anything..of this thing or that thing......and all your experience gives you the ability. And they smile and you smile..and you can imagine them now. it's almost a feeling of power... They don't know that. you feel as if you could flap your wings and make it take off just by force of will and that feeling mixes in the feeling of what you are going to do in that Capability D meeting... and you think "Yes! this is where I go" and you feel that power in you ..... And as it does you cast your mind over what you are going to David Mason 115 . she looks happy". before that plane takes off...... . and just getting D Memory into that seat makes you feel good. these are really strong planes. you say "Don't worry about it assure them.. and other people pick up that confidence.."Did you have trouble getting to the airport?". they D also make you feel something else.. And everything about that aircraft is familiar... and you are just radiating confidence.......key-hypnosis. and it's such a buzz to get in a plane and take off.." And it takes a little while for that whole feeling of power to begin to settle down again........ and you smile back at them and the more you do the better you feel..

.... to those people....... and flying is part of you.. isn't it? As you fly along.. once again you begin to think of all things you are going to do. how you get out there and you do the field trips and you get in those little jeeps and you roar through the forest and you Reframe are talking to people about their problems and you are helping them and it's such a buzz to do that. I don't know.. that encapsulated power of the plane. and you are so busy going through in your mind of how exactly you are Behaviour going to deal with this .. of pleasure.. of power.... in fact the more bumps there are the faster you get there. its just coming down like a great big albatross..... of why you do this job.. of anticipation..... and how wonderful this technology is that you can be part of .... of why you are travelling .... Time and time passes in an instant.. and who you are going to see and remembering if you have met the people before what their names is and what their families are and what you talked about last time and how they get on with each other and why you are there and all the details of the case and the problem just go through your mind. that they are awake and alert......... And even they make you feel good because that reminds you too. and Queenstown and all these other > great places you go to. and those bumps are just an RULE D Reframe indication that you are getting to your destination.... and you begin to breath stronger and you feel it in your face and you feel your heart pounding and you think 'Great! I love this.. power that is there. days and days and days looking after those birds... it comes...from your toes from your fingers right up into the centre of your body........... Distortion Stage 9: Preparing for landing And all the other things that happen are really irrelevant to you. and this technology is just whizzing you along to allow you to get your job David Mason 116 www.... And every time that plane levels off from its climb your mind goes back to Victoria Island...... because flying is what takes you to places D like Victoria Island.. and in fact as the plane begins to glide down. and how you get on with them...... and that feeling of pleasure and bliss and comfort.. you can just let it when you get there.. and the pilot's Reframing skill .This is what I do ... and you don't have D to fly the plane. leave it to someone else. and Dunedin. And you can take that Identity feeling... When you had a wonderful time.... all you Behaviour know is that you are gliding smoothly and safely down . and flying is part of that .com ......... and every time you see Reframing an aircraft or think of an aircraft .. And as it goes down again you feel that rush of power those engines begin to back up and you can feel the ground coming up and you can feel the power. flying is what lets me get these good things" And everything else is irrelevant..... that feeling swells up in you..... swooping gently under complete control. you know that these bumps are just an indication the flight crew are doing their job... sure sometimes there's bumps and stuff but you are an D experienced traveller... As far as you are concerned the wings are flapping.. Every time you think about a plane you think about the people you meet...... and how you are getting closer and closer to that meeting..key-hypnosis.. the feeling that you are doing something really important.and that's a good thing to know...

Those little creaks and stuff that people think about.... they're gone.... you actually secretly look forward to those issues coming up. and the wheels are down and engines begin to roar and rumble and the whole plane shakes and you are waiting for the brakes to come off and there's that rush... of how good it makes you feel to travel.. the anticipation.... And you get on the plane and you put that seat belt on and you snap it together and you get ready for that surge of power..... the bit you love.. and all the good things that are happening to you. exuding confidence .. is when the plane gets to the end of the runway....... you don't even notice......... you always like that bit... > Sensory distortion > reframe: engine D power = personal power David Mason 117 www..just put people at their ease.. You get ready for when that . a little jump.... getting ready to go out and Capability then just before you waken up... of that tingle... > Discriminati on Discriminati on Reframing: flying = fun Every time you think of an aircraft you think of the fun you have. the Victoria Island moments.... you just forget about Capability them. and you are trundling along there is a lot of noise and engine goes backwards and there's all this feeling that you are part of this entire technological Reframe miracle that this power is there just for you..... And you get in there and you are Behaviour looking around for people to help and if there isn't any that's OK and if you are with company then you just deal with them. again that whole feeling comes up.. they are of no interest to you..... now Behaviour the whole business is easy from end to end you sit there and feel great and talk to people.. And how it is that things that bother other people. bump bump bump and suddenly you're down and then the nose wheel goes down.. As it goes down you can picture the ground rushing up and know that you have all this power under control. that this controlled power is what you are Reframe after. and 'who gives a shit!' . And you get outside and there's that quick glance at the weather.and it bounces up and you think. that surge that takes you through that lifts you into the air that thing throws itself into the air and you get such a buzz out of that power you have really experiencing that... and that little Behaviour > bump is good.."Wheee.. and you feel really good about it. and you go through the whole cycle of the anticipation. and then it goes off again....... and all the things that your future holds... and how much you love flying..."I'm getting on that plane!". because you know how this works. Stage 10: Landing And then the wheels gently touch down and maybe a bounce and that gives Behaviour you a laugh... Memory you don't think about them." and everyone else is looking a bit worried but you are just exhilarated......done...... REINFORCE THE WHOLE CYCLE AGAIN You enjoy every part of flying And it reminds you of your power..... so that you can really enjoy that feeling again. And you know....key-hypnosis...

. I love flying". Really impressing people like that. on that glide path you are thinking 'what will be the magical thing about today? There's always a magical part of every ... you love the travelling. and you know. thinking this girl is going places........ D Reframe REWARD VISUALISATION SECTION You know flying builds your career And when you get back to the office.....key-hypnosis. when you talk to people that power is obvious.. D [List client And they just nudge each other and smile and say "Yeah. the way the people you give orders to think it's just right And how the people above you are looking. new abilities. real carefully........ and you love that part. It's such a buzz.. all that power under your control. and putting them all at their ease and then the glide comes down again like that giant albatross. Identity You love flying. That power you have. it was a great flight.... And you can look at your job as being a mixture of fieldwork and office work and the bits in between to get there Identity and you can love every bit of it....And you use the time to talk to the people around and share your experience as a mighty traveller.. D And you never know. D And then again just as you are getting down there is that whole feeling of control and power..... Identity the way they talk to you. that power you can remind yourself of. she has that power.. and you can see a real respect in their eyes coming.... you come back with new knowledge. you love that job. you love those trips. when you get into the office that power stays with you. Radiating that confidence that comes out. D God.. and you are just gliding in like a great bird ready to land anywhere you want.. And that's really what you build your career on... D David Mason 118 www.. this is how you do your job. beliefs] And see their smiles and the confidence in them.. She absolutely adores this"..... there's all your colleagues. it might be just where you go... and you're Future Behaviour looking radiant proofing Identity "Yeah. Flying is part of it. that you are going to make a difference.. who knows? Behaviour That's what fills your mind as you glide down there. that thing that makes her different. and then there's the bump and a little laugh as it bounces and another flight is done.. knowing that you are going to have a great day.. it might me be a new organism. you should have to pay people to let you do that! That is just so good.. all the things you've done and been. and really you can't wait to get on the next one because it makes you so good. isn't there? It might a joke somebody tells you..... and your power grows and grows and you are in control. there's no way we I specific can put her off any more... new contacts and you work those contacts constantly. When you sit down at your desk that power radiates. I loved it.... And every field trip..

. D They are the most fabulous thing you ever had D Because they are what's going to take you . and you snap your seat belt and there comes that surge of power! and it is so good! It's better than sex.. and confidence.maybe horse comes up and snuffles up against you and. that you can take with you and use anywhere And you know that tomorrow morning... some little thing .. you are flying into your .. and they don't..... that > includes lots of travel.... and outside you just glance at the sky and you forget the rest . POST HYPNOTIC SUGGESTION SECTION You have changed forever Now with that wonderful feeling of strength..... a new secret. and just go through in your mind now. and as soon as that Behaviour reminds you . and that makes you feel really good... listening to the horses whinnying and clopping around ... D and everyone else thinks.. D you can feel that tingle growing up from your toes and your fingers and swelling inside your stomach and your chest and you can really buzz and the D laugh and the fun you are going to have! and how good it is to be in that plane! And think about sitting there..... but you > know .. you get on the plane and buckle in. you can feel that passion coming into you .. you make your way to the airport ... and you . that eagerness to get away and D get on the plane.. feel it nuzzling your face. and you can feel the whish of their tails as they stand around and look at you. will just remind you . isn't it? So I would just like you to run through in your mind again. anywhere you want............ things will be different.... D Behaviour You look forward to those trips [clientname]. 'how does she get her confidence?' . On every flight there's that secret that only you know....... you've learned a lot in that field ... that's a great feeling... D and I don't know what it is that you will find that is different.. D and all of it reminds you that something has changed .... something has changed immensely... that makes you even more experienced And you will be travelling for fun and for work and you will be travelling D around whenever you want...... you get this stuff for free!!! And that's what you think about when you think about an aircraft. you are almost running to get there .. you are flying into a bright wide future. but you will notice... you can find yourself back in that meadow. not just to the destination . this is wonderful.... > that you get such strength from it ... that surge will come in you..key-hypnosis.... a perfect day..... you've learned a Capability new way of thinking .. lying there amongst the fresh grasses...DIRECT SUGGESTION SECTION You want to fly Just thinking about a trip now. a new attitude. the whole Sensory Sensory Reframe Reframe Multiple modalities Supposition Sensory Distortion visualisation David Mason 119 www...... where just before you wake up in the morning you have that feeling and then memory you get up and you do your stuff ........... . interesting problems and a good solution........ 'I had a great day'.. in hypnosis I heard the plane before that and I thought "I wonder if I can get on that one!" You have completely changed yourself. THREE-TWO-ONE and you OPEN YOUR EYES and feeling really good....key-hypnosis... and you are lying there feeling really good and knowing something amazing has D happened .sequence.... Mmmm.. someplace you've never been.. to your husband...... really neat people.... and you find yourself in that field and the sun is going down and it's getting a little bit chilly .. [hears a plane going overhead] It's funny. and going to the airport. [laughs] I feel so relaxed. and the gliding and the albatross and the landing .. David Mason www. looking forward to another flight....... that's great. of getting up. suggestion Behaviour [Laughs] Oh.. the best flight I ever had!'.... and your fingers begin to twitch and move. getting near sunset..... That gives you such a buzz..... and then a really great day like Victoria Island was. and just allowing those horses to move quietly back away towards the fences.. and the take off. and getting taken back to the airport in the evening © 2007 « Table of Contents David Mason 120 www. And then you count to yourself... yeah. and you begin to feel feeling coming back into your arms and into your legs. you know that every day is going to be a great day. And inside.. I'm looking forward to the flight tomorrow.... and your feet shuffle. and when you get on that plane it Post will all come flooding back .... and it will grow and grow and grow until they Hypnotic will have to hold you back. REORIENTATION SECTION D D D D You will remember all these changes And now.. just feeling that really good feeling about yourself......key-hypnosis.. and how much you enjoyed it. and you take a deep breath and get ready to open your eyes and feeling really good and maybe have a stretch.. Identity Every day you fly is a fabulous day. and going home. and getting back to Wellington..... and he says 'How was it........... hon?' Capability And you say 'It was fabulous. and knowing its changed..

. so when you are sure that those eyelids just won't open . I'd like you just to pretend that those eyelids are so so tired that you can't open them.c.. And you can become curious as to how relaxed those eyelids can be. just close your eyes..... moving face] That's right..they are just stuck there...and those eyes are so relaxed that you couldn't open them.. and your attitudes and your beliefs and your fears.. And those eyelids will just not work at all.. and how to use physical metaphors in hypnosis.. and you'll find that the more you try the harder it is they stay clamped shut.... that's strange...... that you can pretend. without being Capability > certainty of afraid of change. That's a demonstration of the power of your . I would like you say to yourself.. your mind can control things that you are not even aware of that you can Capability control... or the plane hit turbulence... in fact he had to frequently.. That's very good. What he feared was the sensation of dropping as the ship went over a wave. you can pretend that those eyelids just will not open. [Client is lifting eyebrows. The idea of things dropping from under him was terrifying..d D D Direct suggestion section YOU GET CONTROL BY LETTING GO Seeding and that's excellent. He felt it had something to do with being tossed up as a child and he felt the same fear when someone put their hands on his waist. isn't it? Now stop trying.. change David Mason 121 www. it's a funny kind of feeling. Induction section USING EYE CATALEPSY AS A METAPHOR FOR POWER OK.. He could go on the ferry... but he felt sick every minute and anxious for days before... This script shows how parts therapy can be used in hypnosis... I'd like you test it by trying to see if you can open them..... just allow them to relax... I would like you focus your attention on those little muscles around your eyes. that your own mind can Capability take control of your body and your feelings.. Elman Induction I Dissociation D Self induction It's working! D Pacing D Doubling Suggestion Reassurance = A > b.Fear of travelling script This client had a fear of travelling on a ferry or a plane.. you just cannot get those eyelids to work. that really shows that you can change ...key-hypnosis.. the harder they get clamped shut. [Client is smiling embarrassedly] That's right... Just allow yourself to really think about your eyes and your eyelids. Identity you have a very powerful mind. and that the more you try to open them..

. it's trying to protect you in some way.. you have power over parts of yourself. Carl.... about being afraid of losing control. and I think that there is a part of you that actually knows that.. when you did give up control Memory and you enjoyed it......... you may be want to think about them. D > I Ambiguity Reframe the behaviour D Substituting trance = fear Paradox > Reframe I Mind reading Parts therapy section YOU HAVE PARTS YOU CAN CHANGE I think there's a part of you. because it means trusting yourself... change will be irreversible. but it is now the case that that Capability other part of you . and you know....... for you to go into a different trance. And so. Carl...that has been longing to be rid of that fear.. you have been in a different trance. you have just shown yourself that you have that power.. ordinary. that not being in control is being in control..Capability Capability Identity Behaviour Rule Behaviour Identity and the part of you that wants to be rid of the hold that the fear has on you can keep you safe in letting go. and really you like change...key-hypnosis. and you have no need or desire to be fearful at sudden changes any more.. I think that you can feel it growing.... that oddly enough.... you just felt the way you should feel.. trying to keep you safe... that you may find interesting. and right now you are in a very gentle trance.. that you don't have to be in control... I think you will be surprised by the fact that you already know how to do that... and that fear seemed so strong and so overpowering... for most of your life you been in a trance. and you just felt... . to take whatever comes along. D And part of you maybe knows that it will be easy to change...... so many things have changed for good.. and I think that it is time for you to let that trance go.... and being able to handle that and being able to deal with it...... and Reframe non-specific Metaphor Reframe change David Mason 122 www.... that there have been time in your life.. D like a lamp flickering before it goes out.. > you know you like change.. I think you can feel that old part becoming weak and dull and darkening. Identity and these ideas have to do with the different parts of you.. and that fear comes across........ I am going to talk to you about some ... to allow yourself.. it did good for you... changing..... that fear is trying to do something for you.. I think it is time for you to realise..because you have that power... well.. and it can be a very rewarding experience to discover that you have been aware all along of the real reason why you have this fear. that part of you that wants to be rid of it.. feeling you must stay in control. that for such a long time... and then that particular trance comes back again.... and I think that there is part of you that Identity knows that that fear was useful..... it is time for it to change into something else...... that change Identity can be instant.. You have been in a trance about what might happen if you lose control.. but now it is time for it to be retrained....... that part of you that wants to be rid of it.. and you know....... is now able to overcome that fear.

you just press the accelerator and everything else is taken care of.. and from this moment forward.. or you know someone who does and you know that you just take you foot off the brake and the car goes forward on its own. and there will D be nothing left but the ashes of that old fear that you can just sweep away and you can go forward and have whatever you want now > I think you have become a little bored with that... the way people stub out a cigarette.. you don't have to change the gears. because you are stronger than any fear created by your own mind... It is so much easier to just allow yourself to forget about those things......... D there will be no struggle..key-hypnosis.. I think you realise.. And that's not being under control.. You have continued to be fearful. just let it go..... it is time to be rid of it. the same way you can take your foot off the brake on a car and the car will just start to roll just get rid of the fear... it will be effortless.. you will be aware of when that old feeling just D begins to start. and you will find that getting rid of it will be easy............ because it is so tiring having to be in control all the time. YOU CAN CHANGE THE OLD PART and you can now empower that part that wants to be rid of the fear..... and in a modern car. I think the fear realises.. at a time. you have already demonstrated with your eye muscle control that you can control every part of yourself even if you aren't aware of how you are doing it. that it is time to grow up... the time now D is for you to give it up. I don't have control. And I think you have already started the process of getting rid of that fear.. you don't need anything else.. but that time is long gone.. in that kind of car.. in a day or two they forget all Reframe Action Metaphor Bind Metaphor Reframing Metaphor David Mason 123 www... and I think you will feel your change accelerating..and it will go out.... and people who are used to driving geared cars. forget about that old way of doing things. and it just..and some people find that a little disconcerting to start .......... having to change gears and push the clutch.. the part that wants to change will easily win.... D and all the negative and painful consequences it had......... you can do whatever you want to can go I wherever you want to go ...Capability Behaviour Behaviour Behaviour Behaviour Capability Capability Capability Memory Memory that part of you versus the part that has the fear. but really it is more like a habit. D The fear was useful..... And sure you have control through the brake.goes forward. and you can look forward to it.......' and you know I don't think anyone has ever driven an automatic car and gone back to a geared car again..... and all the rest is taken care of unconsciously. and you will be able to extinguish it instantly.... to think about what is coming up and whether you are going to have to use this gear or that gear or whatever.. well you know. because not being in control is a kind of control. just press it down and crush it.. . and they say 'Oh. and you can enjoy that feeling of not being in control. and maybe you have driven an automatic car. and you might get giddy with excitement at the change.

and can imagine one part of you like a magnet.... to go deep inside your own mind... I wonder how deeply you can in the next minute. no matter how annoying or negative it might have seemed it did Identity intend a good purpose.... the part that believes you need to be anxious and in control. till all those compass needles are pointing in the right direction.. and as you go deeper with every breath. experience that part of you.... that has allowed that other part to keep going. and as that car goes round corners and up and down. or tickled. you can address that fear directly.. and I don't know what particular methods you will use to make sure the whole of you stays safe while you are dealing with this... and it is all wrapped up with this feeling of fear of being touched at the waist.. and you can.... and they realise that giving up control is a way of getting more control..... your subconscious has signaled.. is worthwhile. Carl. that's what it is about.. but it is like compass spinning round blindly... the direction you want to go....... of being in control. the thing that has been responsible for your problems..... although you may know it as something else..... and how once they are all lined up....... Because you know. they are safely strapped in the seat. the way it should be And I don't know how you will understand that fear part of you... or what special language will allow you to deal with it.. every part of you is good. and make the changes that you need to make.. Carl.... for your worries.. every part. and it is such relief not to have to worry about every little thing.. everything just works together. Capability communicate somehow. this change that you are making..... and part of you already knows you have control ... And that thing has been responsible for your problems. it might seem a strange thing to do.. and you can address them today.. and still be safe. and it has really just been a fear of the fear..... ASK PERMISSION TO CONTACT THE PART And I want you now. [finger moves] That's good.......... and be safe and secure. no one needs to know... and a finger or thumb will start to move and you can go on.. because you know you .and so you have control. And perhaps you can ask your unconscious now. it's a very private thing...key-hypnosis.... that's right. and maybe you can imagine a whole load of compasses. to show you that it is willing to allow you talk to that fear. speak with it perhaps.about the clutch and the gears and so on...... not to be anticipating what gear do I need to go into when I go into this hill.. deal with it.. to address it... and you can go wherever you want to go. I see that...... that I will call your unconscious fear...... just focus on your hands.. be aware of how you can make that change.... and you can ask your subconscious to move a finger or a thumb to let you know that you can go on. or when you got bounced up and down. but you will find it. EXAMINE AND APPRECIATE THE PART And you know..... and still keep everything working the way it should do.... and all the needles are pointing in one direction now..... you will know the right way to do it........ the Specific to this client Mind reading Talking directly to the unconscious Safety Metaphor for travel Metaphor David Mason 124 www. but it is part of you.... you just have press the accelerator and all the rest is taken care of by that other part.

. safely... And I would like you to work with the part that is maintaining the fear. because they are good and you want to keep them... reprogrammed. that you can keep those benefits....... because leaves gradually turn into soil and the soil nourishes the tree the next year. come up with a way. And I would like you now.... and keep that part happy.... and the tree grows and spreads and has Truism Reframe Reframe Metaphor: Regeneration David Mason 125 www........ what the pay off is to you.. and you could be surprised maybe to discover that all these benefits are things that you really want..... and that today . and you can just allow the fear to wither away.. just leave it behind....key-hypnosis..... in whatever way you feel is best.. right now. it always wanted to benefit you.. or two ways or maybe even three's a good part of you .. it can be revised so D that you still get the benefits without the fear..... And compasses can lead you into new areas.. and you can concentrate intently on that internal communication. silently.. different ways......change you want to make.... but I want to suggest to you now that you just reconsider your understanding of that behaviour.... but that are so much better for you overall.. and you could be surprised that it is comfortable and safe for you to become aware of them... Because that part can be retrained.. and I understand that the behaviour of that part has caused you suffer negative and unhealthy consequences.. I want to suggest to you Carl that there are other ways of experiencing... and you can keep that part safe as well.. and release it from its task And take some special time you go into you own mind....and realise that the intention of that fear part was always good.. and part of you has been trying to get rid of that fear.. and keeping those benefits in mind..... you can seek answers to some important questions that you need to understand in order to achieve your goals......... knows that it wants to change.. and discover the benefits it was doing for you.... willing to make the change.SEEK ALTERNATIVES now keeping those benefits in mind... that keep you going in the right direction I would like you to go deep inside your mind again Carl.. and ask it to tell you.. or to let you know what the benefits have . what it is that that fear part is signaling.. and you always know where you are with a compass....... letting that part go doesn't harm the tree. to talk to that part of you that keeps the fear going. and I want you to get in touch with that part of your mind which is creative.. and go deep inside your own always know what direction you can go....... and you know. other things you can do that will give you those benefits.. the part of you that's trying to get rid of it has Capability D this extra strength and ability and the part of you that has been keeping that fear alive really wants to D change...... alternatives.. that can come up with solutions.. while letting go the fear.. that part of your mind which is imaginative.. And so... RETRAIN THE OLD PART .... push it aside.. and it can become so clear now as you recognise that part of you has been keeping this fear going. can just drop off like leaves from a tree in the autumn..

.. and knowing that things have changed now.. until all the parts of you are working together in the same direction and are giving you those wonderful benefits...and there's the boat in front of you .. and as you are getting ready you feel that familiar tingle. drop off.... it's a feeling that you are really going to enjoy this ferry ride.... maybe next week or sometime beyond that you are going to go on a ferry. to all of you.. and you David Mason 126 www... Future rehearsal section ANTICIPATION REFRAME And now I would like you to think about times... that way that you don't have to do anything .fruit. that things are different . And you can construct different behaviours..... the part that you want to retrain.. and just make sure that they are all pointing in the right direction..key-hypnosis...well that creative part of you can go round again and find another alternative... [Finger moves] That's good.. then I would like you to signal again by moving a finger or a thumb... and any other parts that need to have a say in this matter.. maybe for the first time. it will just happen. moving and changing. in whatever way makes sense to you...... and all the parts that are important are lining up. and that lets you know that things have changed.. and still get the benefits.. and you see yourself going towards it... just automatically be there .... you know you are looking forward to > being on that ferry. and you can look forward. and once again you feel that.... that will easily substitute for the way you used to get those benefits...... and get those benefits for yourself.... but this time. and this could be a time like when you were on a ferry or a boat or something like that .. and we will continue... and you can take all the time you need..... and if you feel somehow.. it's a feeling of rising excitement.. and I want you to use that new found part of you.... that shiny bright part Behaviour that is looking after you now.... and it's all part of life... that this one is different.. and imagine its the day that you are going on the ferry........... to every part of you. are acceptable to you now.... that this is the first of the new ones... maybe you feel it in your Reframe stomach.... that's very good. and when you can feel inside yourself that you are ready to move on....... and give you the way forward you want...... I would like you to imagine... getting into a new configuration..... I would like you to allow that part to take control..... in the next two minutes. maybe in your body that there is some part that is not entirely happy.......when you Memory used to have a fear. in the past. and your creative part . let them fall off.. to check that that part of you.... and the part of you that wants to be rid of that fear... and it's safe to let go D Reassurance So allow that creative part of your mind to work with the part that has been maintaining the fear. that they are all leading you forward the way that you want to go... and letting you keep control without having to be controlled. and find a way of just letting go of those old things.. letting go of things...... let them shrink and shrivel.. and that the new behaviours that are replacing the fear now.

. this is what you love doing.... and it's such D fun going on that . yeah... And it sends back and says "You know.Memory know... this is what you like. and off the boat goes and there's more waves and up it goes and crashes down and kids are running around laughing and giggling and all the families are there and you are just looking there and you are thinking 'This is so neat' 'This is so much fun..." GENERALISE THE CHANGE Behaviour And you find yourself going away from that ferry and looking back on it D David Mason 127 www. you are wishing this D ferry would go on for longer. and what you are leaving behind is that old fear.... and you see all the other people around you going "whoops. because you are having such fun.. what was I fearing. that was great! I really enjoyed that"." and they are all laughing and nudging each other and looking around the boat goes out and you can see the sailors walking around and everything's in control. and > you walk around and you take in huge gulps of fresh air. that little excitement . but this time you don't feel apprehensive.. you feel fulfilled.key-hypnosis. every part of you is worthwhile. and the boat is going forward the way you want it to do.... because that part is working now....... Reframe the motion Reframe motion = normal Metaphor spilling coffee = not important... you know that ....... and everything about seems fresh and new and different. ah... and you feel that sudden drop... and before you know it that ferry is docking. you just sail away from it.. and you look back at that and you just mentally send a telegram to that new part of yourself and you say "Thanks buddy. and that little rocking sign as it ties up and you all go down and get in your cars to go off the boat or whatever. now is one of the times when you are not in control and you are in control and you are feeling so good about it. and you can feel the things that other people feel when they go on to a fairground ride.. I never realised I could enjoy this.. we are all going the same way.......... TRAVEL INCIDENTS REFRAME and you see yourself driving along or maybe going up the gangplank and you see yourself finding a seat or you stand and you walk around the promenade area and you look over the rails. and you allow yourself to enjoy that....... there's nothing to fear'.......... laugh at it..... And you find yourself thinking a really strange thing....... and now we are all pointing in the same direction. you're really enjoying that. and the boat starts to move and you can see the wake behind and you can see the land receding... and suddenly it's up and swooping down and it's such a laugh. that part is keeping you safe and in control... you don't feel panic..'. You can actually enjoy this.. that this one is going in the right direction...... and it's amazing.. They go 'Wow... and you get out into the channel out into the water and once again the boat begins to move up and down.this is great fun'.. and you suddenly realise 'Heh. and you go along and maybe you have a coffee and a meal and the thing goes up and down and you spill your coffee and you are laughing and everyone round about is looking and smiling and it's great...

.... because you have given up that control to.. or feeling of pressure or something. it will so good. maybe you call it something else.....withering Suggest somatic experience David Mason 128 www..... you really enjoy that. and that is what control is all about.. because it has been re-created now... that's OK... you don't have to worry about it....... it understands what to do now... up and down. maybe give it a wave.... and you can use those new alternatives that new part in all sorts of things...... thank that part.... and having fun for a change....... it seems as if it was in another Supposition .. D CONSOLIDATE THE CHANGE and you can just allow yourself to feel that new feeling of peace and tranquility..Identity with fondness. leaving it behind. and it's changed into something else. the new part..... and you have that always. and that feeling in your arms and legs just reminds you of that Capability calmness you can have anytime you want. although I am speaking. And as you become aware of the heaviness in your arms and legs and your hands.... glad for that experience you had.. giving that change you need. the engines or the captain or whatever . you are Memory D forgetting it now... Identity somehow it seems a long way away.. taking new directions.. many other places where that new part will let you go... just your sense of balance having fun. And you just feel........ free.. and that new part of you will allow you to open up whole new areas... That part understands... in control.... and you can enjoy that too.... it is still giving you what I you want... that's another experience I can have and that will really give me fun".. it will remind of tranquil and calm and peaceful you can be. for a moment... that calm feeling.. and looking forward to next weekend and going on a ferry. and everyone's laughing... and really just feel that going all through your body now...... because right now .... and in a very short time you will forget all about that old fear ... Generalising the experience Reframe Generalising And you can enjoy that movement for what it is.. and it always intended good for you. it never meant to do anything else. And you are actually looking forward to going back on the next one. because it is still helping you ........ and you have never really looked them before and you say. that you have always wanted... it will be so different.. and grateful that you have changed now. the one that's withering away .. it might be a tingle. and you can just imagine it now sliding away.. and you feel grateful.. THANK THE OLD PART FOR CHANGING and so now I would like you just to...... to give you that same benefit.... you can just enjoy that sudden 'whoops' feeling as D everything goes up and down. so you can thank that. send it your appreciation.....key-hypnosis.......... it's a great time . because you know it's going to be a laugh and you are going to have great fun on it. and I would also like you to thank the old part. just the way you want..... you are the one who is who in control.. And you can successfully imagine many other contexts . "Yeah..

it's gone for ever.. and how different you can feel.. So now Carl I want you to focus on your hands.. and that's great. And you are so relaxed and comfortable now. the ferry ride is the ride to freedom....... you can feel that release just like a little wave of goodness washing through you and it's gone. start counting now.... and now you know you are open to change any way you want... you have given up all those old feelings.. So just take a moment or two to enjoy that.. I want you to feel those hands getting tighter and tighter .. and when you have them really tight..key-hypnosis.. and then you will close your eyes.. you so clearly demonstrated. that's your I David Mason 129 www.. letting go of that old part.. feel them pulling in really feel that tightness.Memory lifetime. and maybe sometimes you will think of it fondly.... and they are just not there any more. and what you have given up. that release.... and you can think of all the good things you currently have............. occasionally.... think of all those things going in that direction for you .... cement it in.. That's it..... that's the great thing.... And when you are ready just lift up a hand or a finger or something..... Client commitment section YOU CAN HAVE PROOF YOUR MIND AGREES and in a moment I am going to ask you to squeeze your hands together really tight...... [hands start tightening up] and now open your eyes briefly and look at your hands..... and you can think about that now.. building up feel it in your chest and your stomach and all through the places where you used to have that old fear.. in whatever way you want. feel things tightening and tightening and tightening..... how amazing that your mind has that power. that's excellent. and as you get to one.. as if it was happening to someone else.. So just take a moment now to enjoy that feeling... that's your guarantee Carl..... [looks at hands] that's right and when you close your eyes starting counting down from ten down to one and when you get to one those hands will just totally release and that feeling is gone. and feeling so positive about your success. you can open your eyes very briefly and look at them.. [finger moves] Physical metaphor Convincer Metaphoric Release Reframe Reorientation section YOU HAVE CHANGED FOREVER NOW Capability That's good.. and we will go on........... exactly how you want it. the way you want it.. those hands will just relax..... and that will be your signal that you have released that old fear. and release... now you released that thing you can look forward to the ferry ride..... and you will count backwards from ten down to one..

..... taking a deep breath and TWO ready for a big stretch and feeling good and ONE back to the present.. FIVE. I know how Capability D to do it.. And your mind is now focused on the future and on enjoying everything you want to enjoy.. really looking forward to that ferry ride....key-hypnosis... and you can tell yourself with each breath out. Metaphor Post hypnotic suggestion Pacing « Table of Contents David Mason www. This is easy.. Memory And all those old things are just left behind in the wake. And with thoughts in mind and knowing that it is very easy to make your Rule D mind change. and THREE eyelids fluttering head ....... So counting now. it's over.... In a moment I am going to count from five up to one...key-hypnosis... I have done © 2008 David Mason 130 www..guarantee that your mind has done everything you need to do to release that old thing..... FOUR beginning to get a smile on your face and a deeper breath and feelings back in your arms and legs. and when I get to Identity one you will be back with full awareness knowing that something profound has changed.

New Year’s Eve Hypnotherapy Script
The New Year’s Eve hypnosis script uses the imagery of the clock ticking down to midnight on New Year's Eve, or as we Scots call it, Hogmanay. This script has a specially written induction and deepener on the New Year theme, and a hypnotherapy session designed to enable people to make the changes they need to make to create a new life in the New Year.

Linking the New Year to a new start
New Years Eve Clock Induction Now imagine yourself in a room somewhere... and it's the 31st of December... coming up to midnight.... the last day of the year... soon it will be a new year... maybe a time for a fresh start... and take a breath now... and relax as you breathe out... and allow your body to relax completely... and focus on your breathing... focus on the gentle in and out of your breath... that's right.... and now imagine it's the final minute before midnight.... and in your mind you can begin to count the last ten seconds as the old year runs out... with each breath out count down the numbers.... and as you count... each number can allow you to become more relaxed... more comfortable... more at ease... TEN.... NINE.... and with each number.... times begins to slow.... you are relaxing more and more with each breath.... and EIGHT.... all of your body loose and limp and soft and gentle.... and SEVEN... the breath is making you relax even more now... and you can forget about time... forget about place.... nothing matters except breathe and relax... SIX.... deeper and deeper relaxed... letting go.... nothing to do but enjoy that feeling of relaxation... FIVE... allow everything to let go... focus on going down and down... more relaxed, more comfortable... and FOUR... and THREE... more and more comfortable now.... your mind can drift away... nothing to do... nothing matters.... and TWO... more and more loose and relaxed now... arms heavy... legs heavy... and ONE... total relaxation... New Years Eve Deepener and in this relaxed state... you can imagine now... the transition between the Old Year and the New... and imagine ... a scene... a clock tower in a city somewhere... and the hands of the clock reach midnight... Seeding change

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and as you are lying there... breathing gently... relaxing... imagine that clock striking... and the sound spreading over the city below... and as the clock strikes ONE ... the sound of it makes you relax even more.... and the next strike TWO.... as you breath out again... you are sinking down and down... and THREE... the third chime takes you even deeper now.... and FOUR ... and FIVE... each time that clock strikes you feel yourself going deeper and deeper... and as you go deeper the sounds of the chimes fades away... all the sounds are fading away now... you are floating... drifting... and your mind can wander away now... Connect to the old feelings and allow your mind to think over the year that's past... think about your life... how things have been for you... how you came to be the person you are now... and what you would like to be ... what you should have been... what you deserve to be... and a feeling comes to you... an old familiar feeling... a feeling that things have never been what they were supposed to be... a feeling that something has been holding you back, or a feeling of never being good enough... a feeling almost like a pain, or a fear... an old feeling of things from long ago still affecting you... still telling you what to do... that you want to be rid of... that you want to let go... that you have to let go to go forward into the new year, to start a new life... and it might be a feeling of sadness, or fear of something, or anger or resentment, or of lost time... or something else... allow that feeling to come out... to make itself known... be open to that feeling... let it surface in its own way and its own time... so take a few moments now, and focus on that feeling... and we will continue... New ways in the New Year and you find yourself in a city... in a large square, a plaza... with statues and fountains and benches... and you are sitting on a bench in that square... it is the first day of the New Year... and there is a feeling of expectation... of things about to happen... as if the whole city is waiting... and you are sitting on a bench... feeling that old familiar feeling... but something is different... you are feeling that feeling but along with the bad feeling... there is another feeling... a feeling that this time is different.... that the New Year is bringing a change... and the whole city is holding its breath... and as you are sitting on that bench you notice around the square... streets leading off.... streets between tall buildings... and as you are wondering about the streets and where they might lead... you become aware of birds in the square... there are birds flying around.... and on the ground... and one of those birds walks right up in front of you... and it turns and flies off a little... and then stops and looks back at you... and then it comes right up to you again... and again it flutters off a few steps... lands and looks back at you... and you wonder at this strange behavior...

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and then a third time... the bird walks right up to you... and grabs your clothing in its beak... and starts to pull... as if it wants you to get up... and so you get up... and the bird flutters a little way... and waits for you to catch up... then flutters some more... and gradually leads you to one of the streets leaving the square... and the bird leads you on... into a dark narrow street... with high buildings on each side... and there is a feeling of menace... of unseen danger.... and you feel uncomfortable... . and suddenly... there up ahead... there is that feeling... the feeling has taken on a shape... a size... it is blocking the whole street... it is rising up between the buildings like a huge mass... like a cloud or a ball... something blocking the light and the way forward... and you look at it... and you recognize the feeling... and you begin to get affected like always... and you begin to turn away... and then you notice.... there is a tiny gap... a slice of light between that shape and the wall... it isn't filling the whole street... it isn't totally powerful... and you realize... there is a chance of getting past it... and you step towards to get a better look... and the whole huge shape moves back... away from you... and you take another step towards it... and it retreats again... and it begins to lose shape... it looks as if it is deflating.... shrinking... and you walk towards it faster... and it is falling backwards... wrinkling... changing color... bits are falling off as it moves away... and there is light all around it now... as more light appears it shrivels and fades... holes and patches appear in it.... it is nothing but a patchwork of old faded rags and bits of trash... and you walk right up to it... and push it... and the whole rotten flimsy mess falls apart.... collapses right there... and looking beyond it... you can see a new place... wide open streets... shops and parks and people walking arm in arm.... music playing .... kids running around.... and you find yourself in the light... and that old feeling is gone... and ahead of you is wide open spaces... space to play ... space to work... space to live and love and be free... and everything is new... a new year... a new place... a new life.... Reorientation and you become aware of the birds flapping wings ... and those birds are rising up and flying free... and the noise of the wings is waking you up... and so... in that place.. with the light shining and music playing... you begin to become aware of light in your eyes... and a desire to blink... and you are coming back to the present.... NOW.....

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Learning Anxiety
This hypnotic script shows how an overwhelming anxiety about Learning and Studying was removed using the hypnotic regression technique. This consists of inducing the feeling of anxiety and then going back to find a memory of the first time the client experienced that problem. The client had enrolled in university six times without completing any courses. He would go to the first lecture and then get sick for two to three weeks. This happened every year. And every year he could not settle down to study, procrastinated about the assignments, was too shy to speak up in tutorials. He then left disgusted with his own behaviour. He was now experiencing the same thing in a professional training course, and wanted it to stop.






Induction section Now you don't really need to be in hypnosis for this to work. I Take a couple of deep breaths.... that's good.... now I want you to count from one to ten... and I want you to imagine that the numbers are strung out along a line a rope or chain or something... and the distance from two to three is double the distance between one and two.... and each number is twice as far along the line as the one before.... just imagine the numbers spreading out into the distance And in your mind imagine saying the number... then slowly say the next... and the time between each number is twice the time of the V previous number.... And as you say each number in your mind.... just allow yourself to relax more and more.... and continue to count, increasing the times, as you go along that line... and get more and more relaxed.... just drifting away.... deeper and deeper..... just count silently until you get to ten.... [pause] Regression therapy section and as you are relaxing now.... I want you to allow your mind to go back in time... allow your mind to roam back over the years in your life... Think about the years when you were three and four and five and six.... think of the times when you were seven, eight, nine, ten.... think about eleven, twelve, thirteen... becoming a teenager.... and then fourteen, fifteen.... and sixteen, seventeen.... eighteen, nineteen.... becoming a young man, and think about how you felt at that time..... and you are going to university and you want to be a success.... and always that feeling of anxiety was there.... that stopped you... I want you to think about that feeling.... I want you to think about the times when you had that feeling... and then allow your mind to drift back... eighteen, seventeen, sixteen, fifteen... fourteen, thirteen, twelve.... ten, nine, eight... seven, six.... five... four.... allow your mind to drift back and remember a time when


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you first felt that feeling... the very first time you felt that anxiety.... and when you have that memory I want you to describe what was going on... be back in that place at that time... and something will just open... and you will be back in the very first time you felt that way.... The lady who had been looking after me, had been yelling at me... and... locked me in a small room... the curtains were drawn and it was quite dark.... So the lady is yelling at you... and you are locked in a small room... the curtains are drawn and it is quite dark ... And how were you feeling then? Frightened. You were feeling frightened... ... and unsafe.... .... and unsafe.... And feeling frightened and unsafe... What age are you then? How old am I? Yes. Maybe two or three. Two or three.... And just think about that... think about that little boy... What is he doing in that room? He is crying and he is trying to open the door. He is crying and he is trying to open the door.... and the door won't open... Just think about how the little boy feels... and he is crying and he wants to open the door... he wants out... doesn't he... he wants to loved, doesn't he... he wants his mother... doesn't he? Yeah. He doesn't want to be there.... does he. No. And he is frightened. Can you feel that fear? Can you feel that anxiety? Yeah And just feel that fear and anxiety, and ask that little boy to come away from the door.... What is he doing now? Walking away from the door. Walking away from the door... Get him to sit down or do something like that... What is he doing now? He is sitting on the floor. That's right... he is sitting on the floor... and he is still feeling that way, isn't he? Yeah. Still frightened and anxious, and he wants out... and he is trapped.... What do you think that little boy needs? He needs to be with his family.

Initial sensitising event (ISE) Memory Found Clean language restatement Developing Clean language Is it the ISE?



Developing Check for emotion Develop the situation Check

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He needs to be with his family. And he needs to leave that room. And if was to leave that room, he would be happy. Yeah. That's right. And I want you [ClientName], the adult [ClientName], I want you to go back... into that room, and be there with that little boy.... in whatever way makes sense to you... I want you to go back into that room and let the little boy know that you are there.... Tell him who you are.... Look at his little face... look at how he is sitting... look at how he is dressed... And I want you... in whatever way makes sense to you... to get down on the floor with him... put your arms around him... hug him to you... feel his head against your chest... feel yourself holding and cradling that child... feel his tears... feel his fear... his anxiety... Like a little frightened bird he doesn't know what to do.... M

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Empathise with the inner child thing he can help


Hold him... rock him... tell him it's OK.... that it ends... tell him that he will be able to get out of the room... that that bad lady goes away... that Reassurance he didn't do anything wrong... that she is shouting at him because she has a problem... and she doesn't Reframe - her know how to deal with her problem.... It's not his fault... it's not his D problem problem... Hold him... kiss him.... use whatever words you need to explain to Let the client him... that it will pass... that he grows up... that he grows up to be a big I supply the right strong boy.... who can take on anything... who can deal with anything... words Talk to him... make him understand... love him... give him the love that attach to own he needs... give him that love now... feelings thing he knows The way you would hold a puppy... stroke him... M how to help Let him know that he is loved... he is not alone... I And when he is ready...ask him to take your hand... and the two of you Develop the can stand up, and you can hold his hand... situation Minimise and maybe he is so little that he just holds on to your finger... requirements And now he is with you... you can walk to the door with him... lead him Developing out of that place.... Open the door... open the door and walk outside... into the corridor or Solution - get whatever it is... lead him along that... and open... open the door to the out side the outside... room Does he want to go outside [ClientName]? Check Uhuh. Can you take him outside? Check Yeah. Confirmed Take him outside now... and you go outside... as you take him through that door... he begins to change.... he begins to get older... to get Developing bigger... and as you start walking away from that door... he gets bigger.. grow the inner and he begins to get tall and taller... he begins to mature... in his body... child in his mind...

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And at some point you can ask him to turn round and look back at that house... to see it for what it is... a place of unhappy people... where he V got stuck for a while... it wasn't his fault... and he can leave there... and as he looks back at that house... you can tell him to watch the house V shrinking... fading... watch it going far, far away.... until it is tiny... Tell him he can change the colour of the house...if he wants... he can V move it to somewhere else... It can't hold him now. Ask him how he feels about that house now. What does he say? It's not as bad. That's right... it's not as bad... Transform the PROBLEM SYMBOLS Get rid of the Lady symbol Ask him to think about that horrible woman. The lady who looked after him.... Ask him to imagine she is standing there.... yelling... V threatening.... Now make a change... see her changing in some way.... see her changing so she looks smaller... see her changing in a way that looks ridiculous.... she waves her arms around... and her voice... her jaw goes up and down and her lips move... but nothing comes out... and her eyes V cross... and see her head exploding... and see her doing cartwheels round the room.. and crashing into the walls... and falling over... see her sitting there like a rag doll .... getting smaller and smaller... having no idea what is going on... And get that little boy to go up and poke her with a finger... and she moves away.. she is frightened... she runs away... like a little stupid rag V doll... with an empty head... and she runs off and hides in the corner... How does that boy feel about her now? He's laughing at her. That's right, he's laughing at her. Get him to poke again.. make her run somewhere else.... really enjoy it... What's happening now? [Laughs] He is kicking her around. That's right... he is kicking her around.... she is of no value... no interest... That's better... and keep doing that till he is laughing out loud... and it feels good doesn't it? She is so ridiculously stupid, and then get him to open the back door and throw her out.... How does that feel? Pretty good. That's right.... she just skulks away somewhere.... back to wherever the hell she came from... Gone. Get rid of the house symbol.... And now bring that boy back to the front door... and outside... look at that house... and now just imagine a big yellow machine... comes along V and starts to wreck the house... and maybe there's a ball or maybe there's a bulldozer... and just smash that house to pieces...

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What's happening now? Check The house is being bulldozed down... Confirmed That's right it's bulldozed until there is nothing but rubble there... and Get rid of all of bulldoze it all away until there is nothing left... but foundations... and V it how does that feel? Pretty good. That's right... now just stand back... on the other side of the fence or Replace the wherever... and look at where it used to be.... What would you like to symbol have growing there instead? A playground. Great! A playground. That would be fitting, wouldn't it? A playground... and Develop the put something in the playground... new symbol My mum and dad there... Nice! That's right ... and that little boy... just imagine having a wonderful time... and there can be swings... and roundabouts...and see-saws.... things to climb on.. and things to slide down... and just imagine that little boy the way it should have been... running around laughing... Metaphor for shrieking... playing with friends... having a good time... while the V 'going up' and family looks on and smiles and nods... and picks him up when he falls succeeding over.... Just imagine an adult coming along... holding him by the waist... holding him up... right above the head.... and laughing... how good would that be? And then feel yourself being brought down and hugged... being held close to the chest... cheek to cheek... feeling the warmth... the warmth Anchor feelings that was always there... feel that going into your body now... that of security warmth ... that feeling... Transfer the feelings And now you can allow that boy to continue to grow... as he grows Transform the through... thirteen... fourteen... fifteen.... Sixteen, seventeen... and problem eighteen. Think of how he was at seventeen and eighteen... How does situations that feeling transform that now? Better. Transform the university feelings That's right.... Now think of going to university.... how does that feeling Reframe transform that first day of term? University Should be fun... as opposed to... And should be fun.... And just imagine being in the quad at uni.... and the four corners there... and looking in the corners... is that rag doll M there? No. That's right... just look around carefully... Test No. That's right... she's gone... you're free. and just look at what is there... there are students... lecturers.... people Re-assign selling hot dogs... people juggling... music playing... It can be fun... V feelings uni = can't it? fun Yeah

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Transform the feelings about studying in general And the library.. how do you feel about the library? It's a place to study.. you can go in there... and you can imagine sitting down... and I don't know... nine o'clock... getting the books out... getting started on V Reframe Study your assignment... reading a bit... writing a bit... reading a bit... writing a bit... scoring it out... starting again... drawing... reading some more... and before you know it... two hours have passed... and the assignment is Amnesia well on the way... and you go and have a coffee or something... spend some time with your mates... talk about the girls and stuff... and then it is back to the library... reading a bit... writing a bit... and it's lunchtime and it is nearly V finished and you have got the first draft... and you look at it... hold it in your hands... and it's great... and it is easy.... and you can do this... D How does that make you feel? Test Pretty good. Confirmed That's right... and you go and have lunch and have a good time... with the rest of the students... go to a lecture maybe... and then back to the library... and suddenly it is all there for you... you can see the answer... V clear in your mind... and you know you just need a few more references.... pad this bit out... cut that bit down.... then another two hours pass... Amnesia Avoid Easy, simple.. it is not going to be perfect... but is good enough... better D perfection than everyone else's... anxiety And just imagine how surprised the lecture is, when you hand it in, long V before anyone else.... And how good is that? Very good. That's right... You can do that. D And you can enjoy that time... D Reframing Transform the feelings about the current course And think about this latest course.... the Training Institute.... think about being in the classroom there... learning... studying... think about visualise going home and opening the books... and this time you have a real clear V success vision of where you want to be, what you want to do... and you can see yourself getting that certificate, the diploma, whatever it is.... And see yourself sit down... and you begin to read the material and you stop and test yourself after every paragraph.... and you test after two Visualise V learning pages... and you go back and you are learning and it is all falling into line... and you look at the material... the assignments and the questions and it becomes fun... to find out what the answers are ... to start discovering Reframing it... it is like a puzzle... something you can enjoy... And when you think of study... what you think of is that fun, that sense of accomplishment... How you can get on and do things... how you are D Reframing free to do it... And that's good, isn't it? And you know you are smart, you know you are dedicated... you know D Incrementalism you can do things... you know you can be as good as anyone.... you can

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be better than most of them... You can be better than all of them.... and you can flash through this stuff... getting up early... reading... wanting to learn.... staying up late... doing the exercises... working it D through... becoming the best.... Anchor the change section and when you do that... somewhere inside you ... that little boy is chortling with glee.... that little boy is running around and waving his arms and shouting... happy... free.... and you can scoop him up in your associate feeling M arms and lift him up and say 'Isn't life great!'. Little [ClientName] good with study smiles... and there's the expression on that face.... I wonder what the right word for that is? Force him to name the feeling, define Joy. it, makes it more real That's right. Joy. And that's what you feel. You are free to feel that joy. To get on with D life. To just take it with both hands... to enjoy it... Those things have all gone now... haven't they? Test Nods Confirmation That' right.... I would like you to take a deep breath now... just Haaaa.... and take another deep breath and allow your mind to clear.... And I Final somatic test want you to look around your body... and see if there is any tension left... anxiety... anything you need to deal with... or is it all clear? It's all clear. Confirmation That's good... that is telling you that your body has taken away all that tension... all that anxiety... all that little boy's worries.... Now you see them for what you are... Now you realise it wasn't that little boy's D Restatement problem... was it? Someone did horrible things to him.... and you have led him out of there... and whenever you think of that childhood... all you think of is a grassy space... a playground... and children laughing... and that's the way it V Reframing should have been, shouldn't it? Yeah. And you can enjoy that feeling now... that feeling of release.... D Signal end of And now there is just one more thing to do... session... Self convincer section Fill the mind I would like you to send a message to your own mind... a message of with good gratitude.... of gratitude for that change... really send a feeling of caring, feelings... and loving and wanting.... just fill your mind with that... and just say Reinforce it all 'Thank you... thank you... It's over at last'. again And you might get a response... you might find a finger or thumb wants allow for every to lift... or maybe you just get a feeling... and your mind will respond M possible option somehow.... [Finger moves] Self convincer

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.... when you are ready... you will be back in the present. and when you get to one.. And now in a moment I would like you to count from three up to one.. something old has gone forever. and one last deep breath and allow your mind to clear.. signal soon finish Restate changes and link to self count inevitability David Mason www.... that's very © 2009 « Table of Contents David Mason 141 www..key-hypnosis.. That's your guarantee that it is all over.. to yourself .. and knowing that something wonderful has happened....Identity That's right.key-hypnosis. and you are free... So start counting whenever you want.. Haaaa..... > Reorientation section So just take a deep breath ... feeling really good about yourself...

but it would actually be spoken continuously. Reframing "A is really the same as B". The script uses the Cycle of Behaviour and aims most of the suggestions at the point where the client uses a condom. The client was a man who was embarrassed by loss of erection when in an intimate situation with a woman. This script uses direct and indirect suggestion. The script is shown laid out in sections in order to explain how it works. This condition had built up over time and got worse and worse until he felt almost paralysed with fear. how the client deals with an emotional reaction to their environment. The initial interview revealed that he originally had no problems but over time he had built up a fear of failure and now was in distress at his own lack of performance. volume and tone of voice at various parts. The linking statements are shown in column three by '>' as Cause and Effect "doing A leads to B" or by "=". or changing their perceptions of their own capabilities in dealing with their environment. got on well with them. metaphor and visualisation. Suggestions about stimuli. instead a precursor to failure. Primary targets or Cycle Targets are Red. Technique words are blue. Embedded commands are bold: use analogical marking with these phrases. He was a guitarist in a band and had plenty of opportunities to meet women but at the time of the treatment deliberately avoided getting involved. and reframes seeing the condom as a signal of success. was otherwise healthy but some psychological fear caused him to fail to function every time he was about to perform sex. Coloured text does not imply emphasis: it indicates what work the words are doing.key-hypnosis.Sexual Health Male Sexual Performance Anxiety Script This page shows a script prepared in advance for a hypnotherapy session to cure male sexual dysfunction. He had created a cycle of behaviour in his mind where the fear of failure had learned to feed itself and grew worse with each repetition. INDUCTION SECTION David Mason 142 www. Olive and Green text indicates the use of hypnotic language constructs. which had become the trigger for the onset of . He finally sought treatment when it got to the stage where even meeting an attractive woman caused the sexual anxiety to appear. with pauses where indicated and with changes in emphasis. behaviour and capability are used to dislodge old ways of thinking. changing their behaviour in response to something in the environment. The client confirmed a week later that the session had been a complete success. Each suggestion targets one particular trance phenomenon. He was attractive to women. It also uses direct suggestions for self esteem and confidence. Each piece of hypnotic language is aimed at creating change: changing how the client perceives their environment. and then subsequent suggestions create the link between changes in perception and changes in core beliefs.

but you are actually very Belief good in situations where your performance is important.. listening to my voice. There are so many things.. Things that other people are envious of. changing the way you think about something is easy. in front of your class mates who are just waiting for you to make a mistake. and do it well..You are ready to change You are lying there comfortably..... but you do it on a regular basis.... life is full of stress. and you can be confident of that now..... you know Truism. RECONNECT TO EXISTING RESOURCES SECTION You are a success You know. to be vulnerable.. you can allow yourself enough time to think of many ways to changing how you think leads to change Capability in how you act.. Many people would fade under the pressure.. you have complete confidence. D And you might be wondering just how you will know how you will I succeed. you are changing. solo. isn't it. You are concerned about something that you have to do in a personal situation. Everybody worries about their performance. don't you? In fact you can do many things that other people can't do. You are going to have to perform.. can't they? And the way to be prepared is to think about the best way to change Rule > your reaction. People wish they could do what you can do Capability D Resource Link now. Many people would find that intimidating.. And as you lie there. Thinking about change leads to new behaviour... in front of an audience... so you can change what happens in any situation. Yet you do that on a regular basis.. you know how to deal with most situations. and that change in your thinking will allow you to succeed. and you did that confidently... And being concerned shows that you are giving it the right amount of > attention. If you think about it. breathing gently.. [ClientName].when you choose what you want to do. There was time when you couldn't read music. and as you drift even deeper. famous players. You have decided to change how you think about it.. And yet you have Identity succeeded in most situations in your life.. You can change the way you think about anything .. it can be hard. There was a time when you decided to Metaphor take control of your .. But everybody who is Capability > prepared can perform well. You have to compose and improvise. and you do it. on a regular basis. now. There are many ways you can change.....key-hypnosis. didn't Pacing Permissive bind Pre-supposition succeed RI Validate the client's concerns Reframe Truism set. Tag question Presup Truism Pacing Presup Inevitability David Mason 143 www. You have to perform other people's music in just the right way with just the right tempo in front of a teacher with much more Capability experience than you. For example. and compare what you write to the legends of jazz . you can play an instrument.. It is natural to be concerned. listening to my voice.. to act under expectations. You might not be consciously aware of it..

.. You can introduce yourself when you want.. she touches your hair Visualisation you made her feel one hundred percent woman..satisfied.. you succeeded at that...... Think about all of those times now... And you would have to conclude that you are good at performing. there was a time when you couldn't tie your own shoelaces. really enjoy your success. as you recognise what a success you are.... there was a time when you wrote your own name for the first time ..... recent or long ago.... things you did for the first time. And > you always were... how confident and skilled.... A performance is about showing people how good you are. You are good at performing.... imagine yourself . Reframing Memory To show yourself how good you are.. pause And as you think of all those things... and she David Mason 144 www..... and you can do that now. There was a time when getting girl friends was the biggest test.. your life has been full of successes..and you can allow your mind to go forward to a time a few days or weeks from now.. how strong and bold you were. as she tells you she will always remember that first night with you... now.....and all the time she radiates happiness. situations were you are completely at ease. she almost purrs. your face........ things you did privately or when others were watching.. somewhere talking to a girl. a feeling of pride can stir in you. And you might be surprised Capability > Reframing about how quickly you are confident... those situations where you did better than expected........ .. ........... to think back.... and you can.and take a moment to let that feeling of pride and confidence grow. as you look at her. and how easy it is for you... you have been waiting for ... large and small. you succeeded at that ... and expand .. REFRAMING SECTION You are looking forward to it Oh I know there have been some setbacks..let your unconscious mind celebrate all the good things you have done and enjoy that growing sense of confidence... completely in control...key-hypnosis... think of all those times in the past . How good you can be when you are really You know how to take control and thrust in when you are at college or maybe in a bar or it's in a house . everyone depends on you to come in at the right time..... there was a time when you D couldn't play a note. sure of yourself.. think about all your successes... to show what you can do. how other people admire and envy you for what you have done so far......... D Memory Memory Identity Belief So you can look forward to your next performance. but really. of your own ability to do what you want. things you learned on your own.. little things . see yourself succeeding at different things. feeling good....... When you think about your next performance you realise that it is an opportunity. You play in a band where every member is listening to every note. her Memory mouth is notice her eyes are shining......see yourself in these situations. you know ... You can really show some lucky Dissociation person what that [ClientName] is capable of... her voice is low and intimate. ..

by becoming harder and enter the warmth in that secret place and to let go of feel proud and confident and capable of doing anything urge to make love to D this woman........ you notice a feeling of rising anticipation... And as things develop with this girl.... a girl you are interested in. something that lets you know that this girl is different.... as you have a drink..................this time is different... to trust you.....your mind fills with a sense of power.. because you are so good.. Trigger Reframing Trigger And it is so easy to forget old ways...she looks interested in really enjoy the new feeling that you get as you and this girl get it on .that you are you took control of your thinking..... getting intimate ..the only thing in your mind is your urgent pressing need ... a need to caress and kiss and slide and enter and move and forget Trigger everything except a feeling of rising excitement and sensitivity and D urgency until you can no longer hold it back and let you enter her.and this makes you harder and harder .you are standing tall on the winners talk D Reframing Reframing METAPHOR METAPHOR David Mason 145 www. kissing and > caressing ............ you are a are everything for her........ how you exercised your mind and decided exactly how things would go the way you wanted. ready to spray the champagne...that means that things are going right... . And you respond... and you feel a little change in yourself get harder and Memory harder.she is overwhelmed with desire for you.... turns you on like never before.... you allow excitement to grow in you ........ there's that champagne moment... Evaluation After the flush of relief and spurting power you hold on to feel that are doing what others can only wish for...... to shake the bottle .and that makes you feel so good right now.. .talk quietly. BREAK THE CYCLE SECTION You can learn new behaviour and you can allow your mind to drift forget about the you open D up to her and she opens herself to trust you with her > can be surprised by knowing that feeling signals an excitement. to think back on how you prepared for that date.. You see the condom... putting on the condom means you have Identity > succeeded in getting a girl to be attracted to a racing champion who has led all the way and now ready to take the prize..this may be your .....she right now she sees the condom and she feels totally attracted to you.......the condom means you are at the final successful stage.. you make her feel so good.When you first see a girl .that girl is flushed with emotion.get to know her more. go to a gig... the spurt and foam and irresistible urge as the winner shakes bottle and sprays it all out..wants to be with you again and again...... because Trigger > putting the condom on means you have succeeded........

.... successfully........... Every time you put on a condom you feel the satisfaction of knowing you have succeeded in reaching the second last stage. that champagne moment. bringing with you all those good feelings.and as you do you enjoy that feeling of triumph. You are a sexy male.key-hypnosis.and now..gently to her.. DIRECT SUGGESTION SECTION You are a confident lover You are a skilled and confident lover...... Every time you see a Trigger D Reframing condom you anticipate the surge of your body. You enjoy the company of women. You enjoy the feel and taste Identity and smell of . You know how to treat a woman so that she wants kiss her again and again all over. enjoying that champagne D moment. Women respect you. Every time you put on a condom it shows you respect the woman. You make women feel special and feminine... Every girl you make love to remembers it with Belief D affection......... You know what to do to succeed in so many « Table of Contents David Mason 146 www. sure of yourself.key-hypnosis. taking and Capability enjoying everything life has to offer. confident in your abilities.. success. of letting go and dissolving into the warm body of a welcoming happy woman. You enjoy the feeling of anticipation as you talk with a woman and wonder how good she will be in bed... over and over...... [Begin REORIENTATION Process] David Mason © 2008 www. of satisfaction and confidence.. People respect you.. And that means you are a fully mature capable young man.. allow yourself to come back to the present .

And that was what created the Grand Canyon. The canyon is open ready to receive the water of the river. And yet the Hoover Dam was built across that river. But there are times when it rains in the mountains and there is a great irresistible surge and that great surge blasts out all the water down there. controlled. The dam is very simple. Whenever it happens. young men are very resilient. the more control you get. And you know. shape. A dam is a simple idea. the smell. And when the surge was going full strength the river would pick up mud and debris and the water would become coloured. However. And the Colorado River was called the Coloured River because most of the time it's a peaceful river. the river and canyon go together. Grand Canyon Everyone knows the Grand Canyon. And you know. That mighty river. And by taking control it actually produces the power to give more control. Premature ejaculation can happen outside the body or an instant after penetration. a great coloured torrent roaring past. It energises itself. fear and more failure. and don't actually need much to get them sorted out. A dam was built. The Hoover Dam was put there to control the Colorado. It was scoured out by the Colorado River. And that dam allows the water out when it needs to go out. This metaphor can encourage the mind to hold back until the right moment.Premature Ejaculation Pressure can be controlled Young men often feel unsure of themselves sexually and every other way. and holds it back when it needs to be held back. when you think about it. the dam creates power. « Table of Contents David Mason 147 www. Eve that great surging power can be controlled.key-hypnosis. Any river can be held back. the really interesting thing is that by damming that river. it is a disappointment for them both. anticipation. the more control you have. and then start a downward spiral of worry. even the mightiest river can be controlled. A dam can actually produce the power needed to control itself. The Colorado River is called 'colorado' because it's the Spanish word for 'coloured'. And . and one failure can lead to another. And that's what the Spanish Conquistadors saw. the thing that carved out the Grand Canyon was controlled. It generates electricity. The pressure of sexual thoughts and the relentless basic drive to procreate allied to intense visual stimuli. an enormous powerful river that they couldn't cross. They are supposed to be like that. The thing about control is. And that thin dam is all that is needed to control the surge. body heat and physical feel of the female body can combine to overwhelm the senses and the young man comes too soon.

. and you might notice that there are changes along the length of the tape. there is a starting point and the tape stretches all the way up into the box in your hand.. It can be used for any past emotional issues such as physical and sexual abuse... and making it all bright and clean again. and when you let the tape go it all sort of rattles back inside... as the new tape comes out.. And when you think about it. and you don't really know how much more tape is in the box. that are clean and look friendly.. You cannot change what happened but you can change how it affects you now..... it can be effective for wiping away the old dirty habit as part of a stop smoking script... And you know. and pulling steadily.. and maybe you know who put those stains there. maybe parts that look dirty... life's a bit like that.. physical.. all the tape that gets unrolled from now on is bright and fresh and clean and clear.. you know the kind.. to look back and see that abuse as something that is over. maybe there are gaps in between. and maybe you could imagine that tape laid out across the floor or something like that... if you fix one end and you start pulling.. just the way it came from the factory. there is a metal tape and you pull it out from a sort of metal box with a spring inside..... because with all the tape rolled out like that.. It gives the person perspective on their life. but you know. isn't it? And usually when people are measuring a room they use one of those expanding tape measures... and when you look at it. emotional abuse. isn't it? And maybe you could look really closely at the tape as it is stretched out on that floor... do you? You would only really know by pulling all the tape out to the very end... and all the tape is wound up inside the box.Wiping out Sexual abuse This hypnotherapy script uses a metaphor for change.... for altering the past..... but that can be fixed. the early parts are clean and bright.. happy. It allows the client to visualise their life as if it was stretched out as a tape measure. cleaning it. or maybe it just happened.. and all the tape would stretch out. more and more tape comes out. but maybe there are other parts that got stained and dirty....key-hypnosis... This metaphor therapy for emotional abuse can be used on its own or be included in a hypnotherapy treatment for any kind of abuse – .... so maybe it would be a good idea to think about going back over the tape that is already rolled out. that left a mark... Then client looks at the parts of it that are dirty and gets permission to clean the dirt off and makes sure that the changes are permanent by rolling and unrolling the tape until it is all clean.. This healing hypnotherapy metaphor is very adaptable. Target Memory Rule I wonder if you have ever been involved in redecorating a room? Maybe hanging wallpaper or measuring out carpet or curtains or something like that? It's always important to look at the whole design.... And when you look along that tape you can see bright parts and dull parts... you Technique Dissociation Truism & Tag Memory Dissociation Dissociation Metaphor clean = happy David Mason 148 www..

. wiped off along its length..... and see the stains © 2008 Visualise change Action Metaphor « Table of Contents David Mason 149 www.. see how clean it is.... every bit is the way it should be. pull it out until you reach the part that is today.... and keep doing that until every trace of those old stains is gone.. so that it all shoots inside again very quickly..key-hypnosis... and imagine scanning along that tape and see it . and as each day unrolls Capability D the tape for that day is fresh and new.... and you might be surprised at how quickly and easily it comes off...... so that the new tape is coming out bright and clean and the old tape is changed ...... maybe you could imagine rolling it up and then pulling it out again.... and imagine that there is something inside that cleans the tape as it goes by... and you won't let anything dirty that new tape. and pull it out again to look it.. and the colour coming back. And you might wonder what you would use to clean that tape.. all bright and clean.. admire it.. the way it was supposed to be. and then let it go. And then you can know that nothing in the past can dirty that tape at it > comes out.....could imagine cleaning that dirt off . David Mason www. what would be best?... And as you think about that.... shiny and bright. and the dirt coming off. maybe you could start to imagine cleaning the tape.. and tomorrow is just inside ready to come out. and make sure that every bit is clean.... And when that tape is the way you want it........

..... or think of the next number...... Now lift your arms slightly.. take another deep breath... changing it from an annoyance to an assurance... and as you do...... say the next number under your .. and. and hold it.. INDUCTION SECTION Standard hypnotic Induction So settle back now. It can easily be adapted for use in a face to face therapy session.... get comfortable......and focusing on each breath out will let you relax and settle down a little deeper.key-hypnosis. let them slump down and relax..... If people expect to be able to sleep then they will. When you are ready. that's good. The script given here is designed to be recorded and played back by the sufferer each night as she settles down for sleep.. just become aware of the gentle in and out of your breath. lift your shoulders up... ahhhh.. .... as you breathe out... And as you think about your breathing... and you could become curious as to exactly how relaxed you can be. In fact. relaxing...while you think about that... let them drop back naturally. that they felt as if they were made of lead. and on the next breath out........That's good. and relax your whole body And I wonder if you could imagine what it would be like if your arms and legs had become so heavy .. This script is designed to allow the person who has to suffer a husband's (or wife's!) snoring to feel safe and comfortable so that she can sleep through any amount of snoring.and just allow that heaviness to grow . The second part teaches the sufferer to use the snoring as a method of self hypnosis to get to sleep. you could start counting each breath out...... Start releasing tension Let go muscle tension Let go muscle tension D Dissociation D I Dissociation Dissociation Deepening D Ambiguity Deepening I Deepening David Mason 150 www..... and a little more relaxation after every breath... if you can... just allow your body to relax more.. and as you breath out...Sleeping and snoring Ignoring Snoring Script Many women find their partner's snoring stops them getting a good night's sleep... just let it all go. that you just could not move them.... And as an experiment. . counting down from ten down to one... and now I would like you to focus on your breathing....... and continue breathing gently.. there is no reason why it should . each time you breathe out.. with each breath out. for the next ten breaths...people can sleep on trains and on boats bouncing around in the sea or with fire engines roaring past outside... and close your eyes..... ... Now take a deep breath... The first part works by reframing the meaning of snoring.. . and all breathing together in that space. and little cottages...... and outside . wrapped in silky soft fur.. the sun going down behind some clouds.. enjoying warmth and calm and letting go completely.... are trees and fields and streams.. And as you become aware of that at some level.... ...... drowsy and dreamy......allowing each breath to relax you more... birds settling down in their nests.... a open fire warms the room.. forgetting about the day... with soft cushions. V Dissociation deepening M darkness = trance M closing down darkness = trance > M snuggling deeper dissociation allow time to deepen REFRAMING SECTION Reframing And as that little family lies there..... flowers closing. safe and warm. the place. and imagine what it would be like to relax in that seat....... and M they can dream on through the night... snuggled up V in a pile. and as you relax there. breathing gently.... relaxing more and more...... and your mind is opening to new possibilities... and as you relax completely . snuggled down V David Mason 151 www.. inside a hollow tree...... those numbers can just disappear completely. D Make the listener aware that they are in trance now Reassurance Seeding DEEPENER SECTION Falling shadows deepener Now imagine somewhere in the countryside... and as the darkness outside gets deeper and deeper.. and outside the sun slips away and darkness falls softly like a leaf flutters down from a tree.. and there is a comfortable seat...... it's getting near dusk..... as you drift down and down.......... as the fire crackles quietly. you might find that those numbers are disappearing. they warm each other by their bodies. nothing can harm them................. and you can snuggle down too.. warm golden light from the windows... cozy and comfortable... nothing to think about. are settling down for the night....key-hypnosis... with each gentle breath. curled up safe inside their home in the hollow tree. imagine the darkness gathering outside. everything settling down for the night. and inside the cottage... that's right. you are relaxing more and more..... a family of soft furry may find it harder and harder to I know what number comes next. there is a couple sleeping. that means that things are going exactly the way they should be.. And in that cottage... and take a few moments and enjoy that.. and the others breathing. insects folding their you say each number quietly to yourself...... and you can relax those numbers away.... reminds them all that they are safe and secure for the night........ and all around in the gathering darkness.... Feeling that warmth.. if you want to...

safe to > drift away through the night.... protecting you. M someone close by... that you can be safe and content.. you can snuggle in and feel that warmth... When are lying in bed. safe to dream on till morning. and it Reframe Reframe Build on existing skills Noises are good David Mason 152 www.. touching.... you can use that thought and safely ignore all the noises.... reassurance for you..... legs entwined....under the covers.... you are wanted. someone you could depend on. just like long ago when you were a little girl curled up safe on someone's lap and > went to sleep. Capability music plays. looking forward to the new day in a few hours. and that means you can choose what to ignore.... And knowing that. toilets flush.............. it doesn't matter.... head against a chest... your message of safety and comfort...... another body breathing with yours. strong and firm... feeling the breathing. that noise meant there was someone there. all wrapped up in that act of gently surrendering to sleep. people talk in the street. when wild animals roamed in the wilderness outside. knowing for what it is. you know he is close.... that you are OK... to sleep that's what that breathing means. the house creaks.. it doesn't matter because for you......... breathing together.............. the noise of snoring. you can ignore noises outside..key-hypnosis.. nothing can bother you. listening for danger... but for now......... constantly. something from long ago........ sleeping........... the Rule D meaning is the same. and you can learn to include other things > to exclude.. happy and content to be sleeping there....... knowing that she was being looked after. And as long as you can hear the breathing.. trust and love and contentment... It is monitoring all Rule = round you. you have learned to tell the difference. = it's a signal. a message..... You already know how to ignore noises... sensing the M warmth...... that it would be all right.. love breathing = safe DIRECT SUGGESTION Section Reframing his snoring when she is sleeping Behaviour As long as you can hear that breathing... relaxing and enjoying being close.. hearing the heartbeat. D And the breathing can be soft or loud. while you are ......... someone to protect you . that none of that matters. they know they are safe. he can be snoring gently or snoring loudly.... knowing that closeness that comes from knowing each other... it means you are protected.. When you are asleep. you know how to Capability allow some noises to pass. you can feel safe. bodies touching.. you are not alone in the night. And as long as they are both there...... and you hear him breathing.. safe to let go. breathing = companionship breathing = security. your brain isn't really asleep... warm and comfortable. breathing gently. and you can ignore noises Capability > inside the house... breathing in as he breathes out..... cars go by.

... he needs to make his noise.. And you can tell yourself now. no more important than cars going by. and each sound is making me relax my body and relax my mind.' D induction tied to and as you breath out in time with the other breath.. the deeper I can relax now. birds chirping or cats yowling.. When you become aware of any kind of breathing... > Tag flexible.... D David Mason 153 www.. your mind can learn to recognise snoring for what it is.... and you can accept that and get stronger with that.. from now on you just ignore snoring as being just another thing you hear D and forget... just another noise in the night.... And you can learn to add another noise to the list..... you know he doesn't mean it......... you Teaching self can say to yourself..... you can be Reframing the amused by all the noise and fuss and the whole elaborate drama of it > behaviour all.. I know how to use the D snoring to drop into a deep relaxing sleep'. you can learn to use any rhythmic sound to put you into a deep comforting sleep. I am drifting deeper and deeper..... while you are asleep. and as I relax my legs more I relax my arms more and I relax my shoulders more and as I relax more and more the sound gets less and less. and every night. Tell yourself....' snoring makes me sleep.. unconsciously..........Capability Behaviour Behaviour Capability Capability Behaviour Capability can also listen for reassurance. men are just like little boys.. to snoring.. Tautology You can learn to take comfort from snoring......' and let your muscles relax more.. Because it isn't really important. before you go to sleep.. 'with each breath I am becoming more relaxed. that somebody is there for you. and this is just another little trick you use and he won't even be aware of it. that it is something to be welcomed.. you can learn that as you match your breathing to the other breathing..........' EGO STRENGTHENING her ability And you can learn to look forward to the comforting sound of snoring... that snoring makes you feel secure.. allow your rhythm of snorer muscles to relax. USING HIS SNORING to get to sleep And your mind can learn other things. because women can alter anything to suit themselves. And with each breath ...... women know how to > get round their men...... aren't they? Women have dealt with this for centuries. to manage them... or car doors slamming. 'with each snore.. dismiss as unimportant from now on.. and then with the next breath out you can say to yourself 'the more the noise... Learning what to comfortable. because women are adaptable..key-hypnosis.... And after a while you will deal with it automatically.... and triumphed........ all those noises you have learned to ignore are actually being used to constantly reassure you that things are going exactly the way they should be.... and noises that D ignore confirm that you are OK are things you can ignore. you can learn to match your breathing to that other breathing... can't you? You can learn to deal with his ways... reassurance that you are not D = Reframe alone....... can't help it.. Tell yourself... and you can forget to hear it..

because you are a woman...... and let your mind monitor the snoring...... allow a little girl's smile to form on your face.. allow yourself to drift off and enjoy a really good night's sleep.... stretching....... Goodnight.... how to deal with it.... and look forward to endless night of dreamy peaceful sleep... stirring.. having had a wonderful peaceful sleep..key-hypnosis. and allow yourself to feel a warm glow of satisfaction. nothing will disturb you... Sweet dreams.... and women learn... as long as some part of your mind is quietly listening to the outside world...... and snuggle down into a comfortable position now. that is no longer your problem. And when others say you are looking well...... for knowing how to deal with his problem .. warm and comfortable. exactly as it should be.. drifting away.key-hypnosis.. dozing.. and you know that it will never bother you again. « Table of Contents David Mason the morning.. snoozing... you will know that you know.. as you learned easily and quickly... and feel yourself lying © 2009 David Mason 154 www........... many hours of blissful lazy relaxation.. lying in bed.. inside you are totally relaxed and deaf to the will be like you are not even aware of it any more.. and you can feel really good now.... and how good you will feel then. a long time from now.... And then imagine yourself. are yours... and happy hours ..... now... REORIENTATION And now imagine yourself. But for now.

Anxiety insomnia is cured by curing the anxiety... The other common reason for insomnia is . WAITING FOR SLEEP CAN BE ENJOYABLE Sleep patterns are always changing. on a warm day.. This script is for people who can't sleep now. sleep eating.... especially waking up in the early hours and not being able to get back to sleep.... and there are many good ways to go into a Capability I relaxing trance.... and it is really easy to just relax yourself Capability D until you drift off to sleep. Your mind is very powerful.. and other life long sleep problems are not treatable by hypnosis.... any time... and you might not have thought of all the ways your mind can help you go to sleep.... think about your goals.. like imagining I drifting around .Insomnia Script Insomnia has many causes. Or bring to mind the place you most enjoy relaxing in..... Many people can't sleep because of racing thoughts. Some people like to hypnotize themselves while they are waiting for sleep so that they are in a lovely state of trance.. The most common cause of insomnia is depression. The script is a series of hypnotic inductions. Night terrors. imagine you are Memory there. when you are V relaxed. think about what would be the best possible outcome.key-hypnosis. time doesn't matter. sleep walking....... and time just floats by in a dreamy way and sometimes you don't know when you are asleep and when you are just dreaming of sleeping.. sleep destruction... That still leaves a lot of people who can't get to sleep.. Some insomnia is genetic. go over things you like to remember. Relaxing the mind is self hypnosis. in a boat. and when you learn one way or another way or try out all the ways..... let your mind roam.. you can teach yourself how to go into trance. imagine how great things can work out.. and a pleasant place to relax and drift the time goes by.. or lying in the shade... their mind is too active to get to sleep. This script puts the listener into trance while talking about insomnia at the same time they are subconsciously learning self hypnosis for insomnia. People find that sometimes they go to sleep easily and don't notice it and other times they wake up during the night Ways to go and but it doesn't really matter. That type of insomnia has to be referred to a sleep clinic. time passes silently and just relaxing and drifting can be so pleasant When you are drifting that way. David Mason 155 www. or you can look forward to the V future.. but used to sleep OK. that's good too. Hypnosis works well for insomnia... People with depression typically have broken sleep patterns. Hypnosis changes habits and sleep patterns are > to sleep another type of habit.

..... Continue breathing gently.. and that's OK.. and you are on your own....... Start releasing tension Let go muscle tension Let go muscle tension Dissociation Dissociation Dissociation Meditation Affirmation Meditation Deepening Deepening Reassurance Connection to memory David Mason 156 www.... and then imagine the number 98 on the board... and if any day to day thoughts come into your mind you can just stack them off in a corner I somewhere..... and remember how you had to write things on the blackboard. imagine writing the number 99 on V the board..... take another deep breath........ 'Relaxing it all'. and with each breath out... just allow the breathing to continue... think. relaxing it all. or even writing in a book. calm and at ease. that they felt as if D they were made of lead. and with each breath in... say to yourself....... Now take a deep breath.......... and ........... When you are ready. being V at school.... just become aware of D the gentle in and out of your breath. And now imagine yourself back in that room... and continue now... they're not important now. ahhhh....AFFIRMATION BREATHING INDUCTION So settle back now...... and you can write a number on that board.key-hypnosis. and then. and notice how you can relax a > bit more as that number is wiped away.... allow the natural pattern of breathing to take over.... D NUMBER VISUALIZATION INDUCTION I wonder if you can remember. just allow your I body to relax more. and hold it...... breathing gently. and now I would like you to focus on your breathing............ a long time ... get comfortable. and as you breath out.. Now lift your arms slightly. let them drop back naturally... and on the next breath out...... and breathing in.... learning something new..... lift your shoulders up..... just let it all go. with each breath out.. think... and as you do. let them slump down and relax...and just allow that heaviness to grow . I and your mind will drift here and there.... and I you are doing an experiment. enjoying the feelings.. under your breath.. when you were little.. 'calm and at ease'. letting go.... Capability it's easy to learn to relax like this. or maybe it M was a white board you remember.. and close your eyes... and as it disappears..... say to yourself.... when you were being taught. the experiment is to notice how relaxed you can feel imagine now that you are wiping out that number... that you just could not move them. ....... And as you think about your breathing.... in your mind.... 'Relaxing it all'. notice a feeling of relaxation > starting.That's good.... 'Calm and at ease' D and breathing out.... in and out.......... and relax your whole body And I wonder if you could imagine what it would be like if your arms and legs had become so heavy . that you can get it to fade and disappear somehow.

. anything could be just round the corner. snoring... feelings to do with sleeping.. holidays.. and as those numbers fade it's nice to allow your body to relax even more..... more and more D relaxed.. imagine those sounds in your mind while going over the list of words to do with sleeping... INSOMNIA COUNT DOWN and think back now to when you were little.... imagine looking down those steps ... and your mind can be free to drift away..... keep going over that list as you think of more words and keep that list in mind while you start on another list of sounds that have something to do with sleeping..... and as you get more relaxed. to just let it go.... and add as many feelings as you can while you recite the lists and hear the sounds and see the images and feel the sensations on your skin and on your back and on your head....... cozy winter nights...... and now think of other words that have something to do with sleeping. breathing..... you can notice how it becomes easy to forget the next number... and everywhere > was an adventure.. keep adding more sounds to those lists as your go round each sound in your mind.. and imagine that path going somewhere dim and dark. and imagine there is a little path. slippers.. wheezing.... and you can count the steps. And breathing gently now... memories and thinking of places long.... duvets.. chiming. down and down. and remember when the world was full of wonder.. ticking.... cuckoos..... and now bring to mind images of things that have something to do with sleeping. and feel how nice it is to just let go... things you used to Seeding V do. that you enjoyed.. and each step leads you > down and down deeper and deeper......... let your body relax. bodies beside you. imagine going down one step........ relaxing down into a deep deep restful sleep.... with each breath out. pillows.. INSOMNIA OVERLOAD INDUCTION or you could think of some words about sleeping... blankets.key-hypnosis...and continue now.. going down the numbers. and imagine there is an opening and behind > that there are steps going down... cocoa...... and as each > number vanishes. and your mind relax... David Mason 157 www. Think about words like slumber and dozing and resting and snoozing.... and keep the list in your mind. and each step down takes you into deeper relaxation.. satin sheets. Thinking about schooldays........ to allow that relaxation to take you down deeper and deeper. There are many words that have something to do with sleeping. and going down those steps in your mind... fun. and nothing to do but just drift off somewhere totally at ease...... and children play imagination ... you can get more and more relaxed.. there are ten steps. warm blankets.. friends. and collect those images into a series of images and keep adding more images to that collection of images and go over the images while hearing the sounds and listing the words and then add to that feelings. fading out of the present is a gift to learn... that you can follow... long summer days.

....Behaviour Capability Rule Behaviour Memory Capability Memory and you can count down in your mind each step as you relax more and more now... and > each breath takes you deeper into sleep..... of life and if you don't like the design then you can imagine staring again.... sleeping now...... and that's OK.... all the strands of different colored wools.... quietly knitting or looking through photos.. rolled up into soft fluffy piles....... same method. just close the eyes..... and really before you V know it is morning and feeling refreshed. ready to go back to bed.. When that happens think of what you can do............ and as the numbers disappear that path appears in your mind..... maybe they had a reason........ and there are many ways to use your own mind power to go into sleep now...... because the last thing you might notice a dog dozing by the fire in a castle. and you can join them in letting everything go and when you least expect it will be another day. it's just part I of the normal cycle of life............ and then... Some people get used to sleeping lightly. you can get up... D there are some days when things are on your mind. you can be like that child. relaxed body. and a relaxing sleep... and that's a good thing.. and paths can lead to so many places. and you wake up and sleep is fugitive... on another night. and you are safe now. so you can allow yourself to relax and sleep. it just seems so natural... to a lovely warm bed.... same wool. all the stitches coming M form of undone. D or numbers disappearing. And once you know how it is so easy to drift away..... no point in lying there....... pulling the wool gently. behaviour and then a new design........ so many strange things.key-hypnosis.... a way of thinking. is breathing softly... but a M New restful David Mason 158 www........ or a guard sleeping quietly by the door.. Seeding suggestions Changing expectations instructions for not sleeping Post hypnotic suggestion Reframing the problem Reframe old sleeping patterns Reframing noise ReI wonder if you have seen someone knitting?..... a hobby. deep deep restful sleeping is a habit. or lists of words. the hobby.... the wind outside. you will find yourself relaxing more. and that's their mind doing what it can to keep them safe. you will be surprised by waking up in the morning. and do something quiet that normally absorbs you...... D reading a book.. or trying to stay alert. and the night has gone.. muscles loose and limp V and floppy. and as you go down you can relax those numbers right out of your mind. the wool reappearing as it was.. stretching.... And when you sleep....... a child can sleep anywhere.. and imagining playing or absorbed in some activity. every little noise..... safe. can be knitted.. everyone has nights like that. and you feel so refreshed............. one night it might be lovers entwined and sleeping happily. comfortable...... passing traffic. different ways of M the strands stitching....... whatever seems right to you. INSOMNIA DIRECT SUGGESTION And when you get used to relaxing that way.. and as you get absorbed in the task. people can design such intricate arranging patterns.. all the product of a mind.... reminds you of the world breathing gently... the house creaking. getting sleepier..... and remembering how you enjoyed that occasional night time . Any time you want to you can remember sleeping like a child.. a way of = experiencing what you enjoy about relaxing and letting go. to a new unravelling all the strands.. warm and relaxed..

new outcome... lying in bed.. many many hours of blissful lazy rest.. « Table of Contents David Mason www. having had a wonderful peaceful sleep.key-hypnosis.... and how good you will feel then.... . inside you your mind is totally relaxed and thinking about the © 2009 David Mason 159 www..... and allow yourself to feel a warm glow of satisfaction. and feel yourself lying there. pattern....... something personal. nothing will disturb you.key-hypnosis.. and happy hours .... Sweet dreams.. drifting away. for knowing how to deal with his problem . something warm and comfortable... snoozing.. that you can enjoy... allow yourself to drift off and enjoy a really good nights sleep. exactly as it should be... warm and comfortable. stirring.. and as long as some part of your mind is lazily listening to the outside world... And then imagine yourself..... a long time from now........ new every day...... and look forward to endless nights of dreamy peaceful sleep... dozing..... SAY GOOD NIGHT TO INSOMNIA And now imagine yourself. and snuggle down into a comfortable position now..... allow a little smile to form in your mind .. But for now.

.. that's good.. with a fence. but it can also work on the physical habit and stop teeth grinding during the night by subconsciously relaxing the jaw muscles. living and laughing... "you are getting more relaxed" with each breath...... sore jaw.... ..inside that house.. and a big garden.. tion .. Often the habit of teeth grinding or teeth clenching started in childhood and the original anxiety has long gone.. This script works on the subconscious mind so that it becomes aware of when the client is grinding their teeth and gently interrupts. let go of all the tension in your body ..... that's good.. and maybe there are trees. generations of people. and the hypnotic script prevents the teeth clamping together during . there's a staircase.. And in moment I am going to ask you to take another deep breath and hold it. You are doing very well. it’s the sort of house that families grew up in... The symptoms include headaches.... Relax the body Self induction induction pacing pacing Rapport DEEPENER SECTION And I wonder if you can imagine a big old house somewhere?......key-hypnosis. That's right..... let go of all the tension in your shoulders and your arms.. the voice in your mind.. just let it go.. That's good. Just allow yourself to relax totally... and birthday parties V visualisaand happy times... And now another one and this time let go all the tension in your body.... worn teeth....... And. but the habit of grinding teeth remains.. The underlying cause is anxiety. And with each breath out . it says.. Deeper and deeper relaxed. the subconscious mind does know....... Target INDUCTION SECTION And now I would like you take one deep breath and hold it..... Although the sleeper doesn't know when they are grinding your teeth.. .... Teeth grinding happens in sleep. And you can find yourself at the top of that staircase.. V dissociation engage personal experience engage There's been weddings and christenings and funerals. Another deep breath hold it and really let go. and now just resume breathing normally......... David Mason 160 www. This time when you let it go... Hypnosis can stop Teeth Grinding by treating the anxiety.. let it all go.Stop Teeth Grinding Hypnosis can stop teeth grinding (bruxism)...

.. you don't have to think. deeper relaxed. . Feel it going through your shoulders and your arms and down through your body and all the way down into your legs. or carpet... wonderfully supported as if you are lying on a fleecy cloud..... of total relaxation all alternatives safety standard staircase deepener dissociation Modified Elman induction Depth test [no response] Short relaxation induction David Mason 161 www. down and down..... down your neck. and you could be surprised at the result.....and the only thing of importance is the sound of my voice......... ...... and deeper into trance and so TEN going down. just allowing yourself to drift. you don’t have to listen.... relaxed....... Really relax those little muscles around your eyes. So that you are totally relaxed... and EIGHT......... ... ......and SEVEN..and FOUR . deeper relaxed. and SIX........... from your eyes.... down through your cheeks... .... ....... and you can begin to go down those steps now ... .......... your eyes are completely relaxed.... . doesn't matter.. D And those eyes are so relaxed you couldn't open them if you tried. you don't have to do anything particularly... And now allow that relaxation to spread .....and you go through the centre of that zero.......and TWO.. ..and there is one step left..and there can be a handrail.key-hypnosis....... And feel yourself sinking into that chair.and I don't know if that staircase is wood or marble.... as if they are glued together.. and with every step you get more relaxed. focus on those tiny............. down and down. and THREE... .... and when you go off that one step there is just zero...and you can imagine yourself beginning to go down those steps. and NINE deeper still.. And allow yourself to enjoy that feeling.... tiny muscles........... your mind is completely .... Just allow yourself to enjoy that lovely gentle feeling. D Shut down hard D .... You don't have to do anything. totally. Allow that relaxation to go through your body And now [clientname] I would like you to relax your eyes. D And you could try opening them.. . through a black void of nothingness.. the ones that control your eyelids. . deeper and deeper.... That's right. .and FIVE...... And just feel those eyes...

..... once it knows what it wants.... you are not really asleep....... and that's because you can control parts of your mind you didn't know you could control.. Personal capability and you see... . and while you are in that lovely state.......... because that strong mind of yours...Capability That's good. can give you exactly the feelings you want...that shows that you have control. and while you are in this state... and looking after you... presupposition eye catalepsy = power Suggest hidden powers Personal = capability I Capability Capability = power = ability to change Capability > Unspecified outcome Safety Capability Capability D David Mason 162 www. and that means that you can do whatever you want to do. you can choose to change. you are aware of what is going on. and allowing those jaw D > > D trance confirmed non sequitur... what you want to do.. those strong muscles that keep your jaw tight. times .. and it is also that strong mind that is going to lead you out of those problems. can produce everything you need... and when you are in this state when sleeping.. and you may have suspected for a very long time that you have a strong mind. can make you aware of things you are not aware of ... because nothing in your own mind can ever harm you..... that relaxation is telling you something very important... monitoring the muscles and the jaw.. Control of the Jaw muscles when asleep and I would like you now to focus your attention on muscles of your jaw..key-hypnosis... feel those muscles releasing all the tension.. to imagine things. part of your mind is awake and alert.... and that shows you the power of your mind.. And those eyes are showing you that part of your mind can be awake and alert while another part of your mind goes deeply. eye catalepsy --> hidden power --> ability to change Identity and because you have control.. that mind of yours will allow you to make the changes you want..... and you are aware of your muscles.... and that strong mind of yours will allow you to experience things openly and freely.. part of your mind can be awake and alert. once it knows where you want to go.... That's right. and allow your mind to roam free and think of things you haven't thought of for a long time. and you can have learnings and experiences... and to feel them relaxing now... can make the changes.. you can relax more and more deeply.. and looking after you...... and when you are in this state now... And that means that you have a strong mind.. allowing you to separate your upper and lower jaws... what you want to feel. can put you in touch with feelings... and it is that strong mind that is causing your problems. And you can use that power.. deeply into trance... allowing you to have a gap between your teeth. and I want you to become exquisitely aware of those muscles.. memories. the way your body is relaxed now is telling you that you can control parts of your body that you didn't know you could .......and with control there are many ways Rule of getting to the result that you want. you can use that power to change things....

loose and relaxed and comfortable... just enough. between the back teeth. a long deep sleep. will go through your mind. you can learn to train your mind to always keep those muscles relaxed a little. and you can learn to do this.. whenever you settle down..... and when you sleep. and all through the night.. making sure you are comfortable..... and always have that > = David Mason 163 www... and that jaw of yours will be..... D > D > D D control during sleep I Self Hypnosis mantra mantra = Learn new capability...... and limp . to be loose.. you can go back to this state of deep deep relaxation… and the whole of your mouth will be so relaxed…... to have.... all the time you are asleep. and your jaw will be beautifully relaxed. . and you can breathe freely. and you can enjoy sleeping................. ensuring there a tiny gap between your teeth.............. is to deliberately loosen your jaw.. and that jaw will stay that way all night... automatically that jaw parts slightly. and that lets you go into an even more relaxing and deeper sleep. just keeping a tiny gap between your teeth. allowing you to sleep comfortably. and no matter what goes on inside or outside.... completely..... and you won't have to worry about it at .. keeping a tiny gap Capability between your teeth at all times......... and your jaw muscles will be relaxing.... and you will be able to do that automatically without thinking about it... loose and relaxed and comfortable .... your body will maintain a gap between those teeth.. sleeping. loose and relaxed and comfortable. and say to yourself ..... keeping you healthy.. Capability for you to imagine. because it will stay ...... that your mouth is comfortable... You can forget all about it... And there will come a time when you won't even remember that it was anything else but ...... keeping you safe.. and that will give you a feeling of control And that strong mind of yours is working 24 hours a day. awake or asleep..... while your subconscious mind is monitoring things....... whatever else happens... Capability and just thinking about it now makes it possible.... and free... and you can sleep in any position...... loose and relaxed and comfortable... All you have to do each night as you go to sleep. And as you fall asleep those words......... your mind is aware of the state of those muscles. relaxing........... and whenever you sleep.. that jaw will be completely relaxed. and those big strong jaw muscles can enjoy being relaxed....Capability Capability Behaviour Memory Capability Behaviour Behaviour Behaviour Behaviour Memory muscles to relax... Completely relaxed... loose and relaxed and comfortable..key-hypnosis. and you will feel comfortable about it. loose and relaxed and comfortable. there will always be space between the upper and lower jaw. . just like they are now. loose and relaxed and comfortable... and releases any tension the moment it forms.... looking after you... no matter what. and you can remember how relaxed you are now. just the way it should be. your jaw muscles are relaxed.

. loose and relaxed and comfortable........ any time you sleep… sleeping with the jaw just slightly separated.. you will feel yourself going right down.. and when you do that.. like a piece of soft rubber keeping those teeth comfortably apart... and this feeling you have now... is looking after you.. you will be able to practice that until it becomes easy and natural and automatic.. loose and relaxed and comfortable.... and you can enjoy that feeling every night. and when you waken each morning your mouth feels . constantly relaxing away the tension.. and that strong mind of yours will look beyond it. and allow your mind to open up and allow a symbol to appear.. loose and relaxed and comfortable. and every night. I Behaviour D metaphor kinesthetic response Reinforce the D mantra K D Capability Behaviour D Capability Capability Memory reinforce the there............. knowing that from now on . so there will always be that little gap........ and in this state.. examine it... and it will all just seem easy and natural.. as you are now.. loose and relaxed and comfortable.. and that symbol can be anything. monitoring those muscles....... comfortable.. like a guardian spirit.. all you have to do is settle down......... loose and relaxed and comfortable. find out what it represents..... soft bouncy feeling pushing those teeth away. and it will just feel right to be loose and relaxed that way.. loose and relaxed and comfortable........... and when you eventually awake you will feel good.. to think about what's important in your life .. loose and relaxed and comfortable... and enjoy that lovely feeling.. David Mason 164 www..... loose and relaxed and comfortable.. into this state... and then think of ways it might change.... your jaw will relax and stay relaxed for as long as it needs to .. totally relaxed........ and you can begin to feel . ........ that you can do that......key-hypnosis. the way you are now. fade away. you can remember that . just the way it should be. that you are in now... it is watching over you. And as you go into this state you can allow your mind to drift this way and that.. to think about things that have happened.. the space separating your teeth... Post Hypnotic Suggestion So take a moment now. you can become aware of what it is like to become in touch with your own subconscious mind. just enough for you to feel loose and relaxed and comfortable.. tonight and every night.... keeping those teeth apart.... and your mind will recognize that .. your jaw will be ... and you will be able to go directly into this state . And from this moment on.... .. knowing that your mind has been looking after you.. Capability and waking up refreshed. that's right..... that strong mind of yours... anchor it to states of relaxation Capability Memory D Post hypnotic suggestion Permission to reframe.. and every time you do that you will be reminded of that ... repeat three times.. giving you a luxurious deep rest...... And now you can become aware of what is to be relaxed.

nothing will disturb you. stirring.key-hypnosis...key-hypnosis.... Reorientation [Use a © 2010 David Mason 165 www. And then imagine .......... and that lets you drift even deeper now. and let your mind monitor your comfort....... allow yourself to drift off and enjoy a really good night's sleep..... with the option either to continue sleeping or to come back to normal alertness ] Post Hypnotic Suggestion « Table of Contents David Mason the morning. inside you are totally relaxed and comfortable. there is no I longer any problem......And as you do that all those old things don't seem so important now. a long time from now. exactly as it should be... having has a wonderful peaceful sleep. But for now.. as long as some part of your mind is quietly watching .... many many V hours of blissful lazy relaxation... and snuggle down into a comfortable position now.. and how good you will feel then..... stretching.

The client is asked to visualise a control panel of some sort.. where you press the pedal the car speeds up.. a little lower........key-hypnosis. Once the client discovers that they actually have some conscious control over their condition they are much more willing to accept the idea that they can manage their own care. The client is instructed to make their condition slightly worse. Capablity And you can use this. you know when you look at the speedometer on a car. wavering around some point.. some variation....... In the centre is a large glass dial like a clock with a large indicator hand that can move up and down the scale... it is always wavering up or down a fraction.. The client is then instructed to move the dial the other way. something with maybe a big dial in the middle. their happiness.. isn't it? And if you look very closely at your indicator. you will find that it is also varying just a little. Any time they want to change their level of comfort all they have to do is call up the control panel and move the dial... to believe that they can actually make a difference to their own condition.. so that the indicator on the dial moves up. or maybe it's a digital read out with numbers showing.. are they? There is always... their degree of mobility .. A little higher. the sound goes up and a needle moves. not quite steady.Pain Treatment scripts The Control Panel Pain Technique Controlling pain with Metaphor This type of metaphor is used extensively in pain control therapy. or maybe some other kind of panel comes to mind that lets you control a process....... you can think of your pain now and find where on the dial it is.... or what number it is .. This simple metaphor is remarkably effective for a wide range of conditions.. to make their condition slightly better.. up and down a little.... part of a machine perhaps... you might be familiar with the kind of thing you get on some stereo systems.. where as you slide the control up... V V Let them choose the metaphor object Yes set V Yes set I Yes Set turn pain into an object implies different levels David Mason 166 .. Capability and you can think of your pain as being on a scale of one to ten. Now I would like you to pay attention to the biggest indicator on that control panel..... or maybe it's like the moving bars of light you see on some music systems..whatever it is they want to control. isn't it? Because processes are never exactly steady. or it could have knobs that turn. no matter how hard you try it never stays exactly on the speed you want........ Memory and look very closely at that indicator... Memory I wonder if you can imagine a control panel.. or it could just be the dial on a car.. This is done to give the client an experience of control...... where one is no pain and ten is the worse it could possibly be.. and you slide it down and the sound goes down. it can be anything you want. or. fluctuating. The client is told that the dial represents their current state of something.. I don't know if it is like the hands on a clock or like a speedometer with one big hand in the middle.. their pain level..

com © 2010 « Table of Contents David Mason 167 www.... and now make that indicator move down.... I wonder if you know that you can make it decrease as well? So now focus on that indicator.. and it will move with it........ your pain is varying a tiny bit moment to moment.... up and then falls back . and you know you can make it increase. And now....key-hypnosis.. any time you forget.......... now. so that the indicator moves strongly.. and feel that pain recede......... And now I'd like you to test that connection.. You are in control.. just enough to remind you that you need to take a little care..... just for a moment.......... all the way down...... all the way down to the bottom..... move that indicator. I'd like you to test if you can make that indicator go up a little... right now........... And you have now learned how to control this thing. and anytime you want to vary the level.... that indicator is moving exactly in step with your pain....... and by doing that you have shown that you have control over the level of pain you experience..... can't you..... so that there is just a tiny bit of pain left for you.... and now move it up just a little from the bottom... really make that pain increase.key-hypnosis. isn't it? and that indicator is varying a tiny bit moment to moment as well. so you can leave a little. move that indicator down a lot..... just a little...... and here's the interesting thing. doesn't it? And now I would like you to.. just a little.. or whatever you are using.. make a significant movement down. I would like you to increase your pain just a little.. pain is a message that there is something not right.Capability Capability Capability Behaviour Capability Capability and imagine that the indicator on your control panel is showing the exact level of your pain right now...and when you have done that... reduce your pain level so that the dial goes down to a lower point and the reading wavers around that lower point..... focus on the number that the indicator is showing. just a little.. you can do that easily. but enough so that it registers on the indicator. that you should be careful with that part of the body. and isn't that something good to know? I of pain are possible metaphor D pre-supposition I Seeding ideas of control direct evidence that it works > tag question I D pre-supposition D safety D reassurance David Mason www. you can use the control panel.. feel a real difference as the indicator goes down and stays down..... and now move that indicator down even lower..that dial.... you will find that the indicator settles and wavers up and down around a different value....

.... soft and indistinct.. However......... that you can just let everything go.. that's right. you can allow your mind to change things Resources for you.... [do a depth test] Hypnosis Pain Metaphor and as you are lying.. the weight of your arms and legs as they get heavy and tired and you are relaxing deeper and deeper now. everything is disappearing. and I wonder if you can imagine in that dark space.. pain can intrude on normal life and needs to be reduced. you can become aware that you actually have the ability to let things go completely. and you know that there is a reason for that discomfort.. you feel yourself somehow spreading. things are becoming quiet and peaceful. easing... and now imagine that glow begins to spread around.. there is nothing that has to be... and as it does .. in a dark place..... deeper and deeper. Hypnosis is a recognised approach and can be very successful for pain relief. letting go... and imagine a speck of light.... feel your body slowing down.... your eyes getting heavy. just for a moment allow your eyes to close........ like a quiet glow.. and every sound becomes soothing and gentle and every sound is leading you down and down as you relax those sounds right out of your mind. you can use the inner power that is in all of us...... This Pain Relief script can be used in clinical hypnotherapy or for self hypnosis for pain relief.. relaxing.... and drifting...... and imagine you are going down into that dark place. letting things go.... like sinking down into a deep dark sea.. nothing that you cannot imagine changing..... like a submarine disappearing into the silent depths of a dark blue ocean. a tiny speck of light....... imagine your body sinking down. and I want you to imagine that inner power. it is the body's way of telling you not to move or stress the part that hurts....key-hypnosis.. as it softly spreads out . and you know........... Resources and when you are in this relaxed state. following the speck of light. you feel that you don't really care any more.. and the feeling comes over you that nothing really matters ... Some pain is useful. you can do the most amazing I Indirect suggestion Presupposition start the V induction V visualization induction K kinaesthetic induction sound induction A K relaxing M metaphor induction I truism > David Mason 168 www.......... as you relax more and more deeply.. thinking of nothing. that's right. Now that you are relaxing.Paint Pot Pain Relief Hypnosis Script Pain Relief is one of the benefits of hypnosis... and as you imagine that feeling.. and all around you. and you don't have to have it all the time.. This script uses visualization and hypnotic suggestion to teach you how to relieve pain... Letting go of pain with hypnosis Hypnosis induction Now you have been feeling discomfort in some part of your body......

.. imagine you have a paintbrush. and that means that you can decide for yourself whether you want to use the power of hypnosis or not..... comfortable..key-hypnosis..... the right color for that part...things.. of positive good feeling....... sense the shape of the area.... that you can allow that discomfort to ease.......... Now think about the color of that pain.... healthy. the V color of comfort and well being..... and now. its depth.... and now think of another part of your body........ of ease. become aware of that area of pain.... you have that control..... and then start to brush that color over the painful area... Focus on the painful part find a healthy part = D David Mason 169 www. imagine dipping that brush into the healthy area. think of the color of health. becoming different now.. Direct suggestion for pain control Because you have the power to control how you feel. and you dip that brush into the color of health. load it up.. and be pain free. of knowing that you can change K that pain..... feel the good color replacing that other color..... easing. its width.. imagine that pain free color being painted over the pain....... and the feeling changing. about where it is... and continue to add more and K more of the comforting color until the whole of that old area is painted a new colour... and you can use that power to change how you feel. color of health.... be aware of the colors of each. and experience it as patch of color.... you have a Capability powerful imagination. and think about the color. really get some of that color on the brush.... how big it is.. V think of what color it is.... test to V find out where the edges of the painful area are... or a pool of color. just the way it should be.. to change the sensitivity of your body to pain. your mind has abilities that you may not know you have.. the one color spreading into the other. how parts of your > Capability body react.. of comfort..... mixing.... becoming more comfortable... feel those colors. the colors swirling together. You don't have to feel that discomfort if choose not to.... you have that Capability power. perhaps a part nearby. imagine in your V mind exploring that area of . in your mind decide how big a piece of that healthy comfortable part you want to think about... and keep taking more and more color from that healthy part and adding it to the pain area........ and now enjoy that feeling of relief... allow that feeling of health and ease and comfort to spread as those colors are mixing.. and think of what color suits that part... imagine an area of that good part of your body.. feel its extent....... imagine what color it would be. Become aware of that area... a part that feels good. and now allow your mind to first focus on the area of pain....... and then on the area of comfort. changing.. really think about it........... a part that has no pain.. everything about it.. until that pain area is changing color.. the two colors mixing. Now focus on the area that usually has the pain......

.. and in moment you can count quietly from five up to © 2010 « Table of Contents David Mason 170 www...key-hypnosis.. and you can choose not to Capability notice things you don't want. and can keep on forgetting. and you have that ability now.. and when you get to one you will be back in the present.. well that's your minds way of directing know the way sometimes you find that you don't even notice a noise that has been going on for a long time. but somehow you just don't notice it any more. So counting .... Memory > D > I I Reorientation David Mason www........ just leave it outside of your attention....... it's your right to feel good.... that ability to take control... to choose Capability how you want to feel.. awake and alert and aware that you have forgotten to notice something. you can make the feeling Capability go unnoticed ... and that means that whenever you choose to ..... and you can get really good at Rule feeling good now..key-hypnosis..... and forget all about that pain. you can relax it right out of your mind. and you can choose what you want to notice. always. it is still there..

. or something you were writing. The magic fingers pain relief script can be used for sudden injury or in a hospital situation.Magic Fingers Pain Relief Script Pain Relief technique for children Children are often hurt in a location where there is no immediate help.. It means the child is no longer dependent on others.? and you know that you can rub it out. And I can show you how. and think about what color would be the right color for it. It is very simple yet often very effective.key-hypnosis. or wipe it off.. Reassurance And did you know that magic fingers can rub out that pain the Behaviour way you can rub out a word or a bit of a drawing that is not = right? Well they can. and gives them a tool to deal with chronic pain.. This Child's Pain Relief script uses the child's imagination to deal with pain using their own resources. and it is like it was never there. Yours can. That was good.. right at the tip. The Magic Fingers technique empowers the child to deal with the pain by themselves. What do you think would be the right color? [Get a response] That's right.. Now I want you to imagine that there is a little teensy weensy bit Set up the of pain in that little finger of your hand. You can choose which belief hand. Now I want you to bend your thumb until it touches that finger. Make the metaphoric equivalent I wonder if you know that there are other ways of rubbing things Capability out? What if I said to you that you have magic finger? Did you child's magic know that you have magic fingers? Capability Well you do. you can use the pointing finger. And for a whole Confirmation lot of pain. Which hand would be best? Put a little bit of that pain in that little finger now. Get That would be cool.... and the pain goes away.. Think about that pain there.. If you get a bit more pain you can use the middle finger. Belief Rub your thumb over the pain bit. You know the one? David Mason 171 www. or written on a board where you can wipe things off? You know how sometimes you want to change what you have drawn. wasn't it? I Confirmation Now you can use the little finger for a little bit of . wouldn't it? agreement Teach the child the technique and anchor the idea. and watch as that colour rubs D off. Memory Do you remember doing something like that? Link to ability Reinforce ability Get a response.. Connect to own resources I wonder if you have ever drawn something with a pencil.

key-hypnosis..key-hypnosis. and then rub it away. that's right.. You can choose to take any bit of your Capability pain. doesn't it. Capability and rub that away too. wouldn't it? That's right. Shall we try it now? So move the pain to the right finger. and then use your thumb to rub it out. won't it? And means that you can move a bigger pain to the bigger finger. and show them too. And now you can practice on your own. That would be good. David Mason www. And that takes the pain away. and then move the pain there. Test the anchor So let's try it now. It's so cool.. It's magic! That's good isn't it? Reinforce the power And you can use those magic fingers any time you want. and move it to the little finger and rub it © 2011 D Tag question = commitment > Confirmation I « Table of Contents David Mason 172 .Now here's the magic bit.. And you can tell the other kids what you have learned.. watch as the colour changes. You can choose what finger to use. and it will just go away.

....key-hypnosis............ and you could become curious as to exactly how relaxed you can be.. and hold it.. for the next ten breaths... And as you think about your breathing... just let it all go.. lift your shoulders up..That's good.. to visualise your life as something you can put into perspective. and as you breath out.. if you want to. partly therapeutic... and .. ahhhh.... When you are ready......while you think about that. and on the next breath out... that's good... It uses a metaphor for letting go.....Power Healing Energy Script This script is partly spiritual. as you drift down and down..... that means that things are Start releasing tension Let go muscle tension Let go muscle tension D Dissociation D Dissociation I Dissociation Deepening Ambiguity D Deepening I Deepening I Make the listener aware that they are in trance now Reassurance David Mason 173 www. And as you become aware of that at some level.. Evoke the Relaxation Response So settle back now...... and then look down on their life from that position. And as an experiment........ those numbers can just disappear . and a little more relaxation after every breath.... just become aware of the gentle in and out of your breath.... allowing each breath to relax you more.. as you breathe out.... or think of the next number...... you might find that those numbers are disappearing. say the next number under your breath..... and as you relax completely . with each gentle breath. let them drop back naturally. .and focusing on each breath out will let you relax and settle down a little deeper.. and you can relax those numbers away.... counting down from ten down to one.. ..... take another deep breath. just allow your body to relax more.. each time you breathe you say each number quietly to yourself. relaxing. you could start counting each breath out. with each breath out. let them slump down and relax..... and continue breathing gently.. and as you do.. 'floating' imagery of the induction by putting the client into a cloud where they get surrounded by healing light.... get comfortable..... and close your eyes.. that they felt as if they were made of lead..... and relax your whole body And I wonder if you could imagine what it would be like if your arms and legs had become so heavy .... may find it harder and harder to know what number comes next... The metaphor allows the listener to dissociate from the day to day and focus on what matters. Now lift your arms slightly. if you can.... Now take a deep breath...... and now I would like you to focus on your breathing.... that you just could not move them.. The basic metaphor continues the 'drifting'.and just allow that heaviness to grow .

and in that big fluffy cloud you can feel yourself. it releases a feeling.. things can look different... persistently.. and you are feeling safe.. softly.......... down and down... of power. and warm.. cradled and snuggled.. you might find that you can imagine things are further ... and as you go down and down into that cloud there is a wonderful luminous light . and as that light enters the deepest darkest corners.. comfort..... about how this power is being transferred to you.... moving.. velvety. and you can wonder at the different ways you experience that light... gradually filling every part of you.... deeper and deeper ....... and all around you.. touching. renewing.... separated from everything.. penetrating through your skin. relaxed. safe and warm...... feeling . with a wonderful healing cleansing....... sinking into a wonderfully soft.. from within that cloud all round you... wonderful wonderful feeling of lightness that you can have... and from a distance....... smaller. and supported. and you might already have started seeing things from a different perspective.key-hypnosis..going exactly the way they should be.... landscapes constantly change............ Metaphor for change And in that cloud.... to start Capability afresh. a stirring... get dimmer. And you might become aware that old things can bring up new ideas.. ... fade into the background.. that light begins to touch your face..... it can be a surprise to find that some things are no longer there...... from inside... and that light is gently.. and you are safe and warm... and maybe you can feel that now. glowing in the sunlight... and breathing brings it into your body...... soft... like the sun on a warm afternoon... gradually. almost as if you were being reborn... and maybe you can sense something opening... Capability of discontent.. and that cloud supporting you as you gently drift... less important. when you see them at a distance. and floating above them......... your situation..... you might want to think about your life. gently... their shapes might be different... like soft showers of warm rainbow colours........ a cloud. releasing . things can lose their colour.. D Healing light --> Power --> capability to change And I wonder if you can imagine lying on a large.. and your mind is opening to new possibilities.. unlocking..... are tiny puffs of cloud.... rejuvenating.. the whole landscape can be seen. and that cloud is part of you.. gradually. from that wonderful gentle soft infusing light........ your body.. making you feel so good . going into your body...... a light that fills the air...... inside that cloud. that gentle healing light continues... filling you so that you are part of that healing cloud. don't they? And that change might be so slow that it is only when you can see the Seeding Reassurance Deepening Seeding change David Mason 174 www... can't they? and looking down at things.. gently sinking.... and as you lie there breathing gently. healing and soothing..... This power is allowing you... fluffy cloud.... through your mind..... invigorating... to really think about how you can change.. coming from all directions. your hair...

. and that emerging awareness. don't they? And you can take some time now... Because nothing stays the same....... made all the transformations you want to see. And take some time now.. and everything around it has altered too. and the many ways that things can transform themselves over time... they change too. but everything does change.. to .. to wonder about.... and it might take a new perspective to realise that change has already begun happening. And once change happens.. of how things are different.. when you have done everything you need to do. to think about these things and the other things.. And you can choose to experience things differently from now on. they begin to accept that things do change. of what the unconscious mind already knows..Rule Identity Identity whole picture at once. The conscious mind. is happening now..... And you may be curious as whether you will find that acceptance happening quickly or emerging slowly. might not be aware.... And enjoy that feeling of warmth and safety and comfort that the cloud can give you.... to see D things in a different light. but when people begin to question old ideas... or dramatic. opening. take whatever time you need.. the many ways that you could know by.. as people realise things have changed. that deep down inside there is something. has actually altered.. that you notice that what you thought was fixed and immovable.. and then count to yourself from five up to one. So just take as long as you need now. And knowing that something really has changed.. all alternatives dissociation Truism David Mason © 2008 « Table of Contents David Mason 175 www. loosening.... you will be back in the present. and everything round about it also moves and flows and finds new ways of being and feeling... and ready for the rest of your day..............and come back to the present when you know that the process of change is starting and will continue... to stand back and take a different perspective.. to realise. Then you can begin the process of coming back to the present. or perhaps some part of you knows that it has already happened. it goes on.. fully alert.... even a little. but in the meantime. slowly perhaps. Maybe you haven't noticed yet. and new freedoms can be emerging even if they aren't apparent yet. to become aware ......... felt the difference of being different. while you do that...... and when you get to one. old assumptions... You know you have changed And when you are ready.. that realisation. does it? And as things change..... as long as you need. And it can be subtle........

. and on the next breath out... The client is told that the dial represents the current state of their IBS.... and close your eyes....... with each gentle breath....... as you breathe out.. you might find that those numbers are listener aware disappearing. . just let it all go.... and as you relax completely .com ....while you think about that.... let them slump down and relax. tension Now lift your arms slightly......... and relax your whole body tension And I wonder if you could imagine what it would be like if your arms and legs had become so heavy ... Any time they want to change their level of comfort all they have to do is call up the control panel and move the dial.. ahhhh.and just allow that heaviness to grow Pacing ...and focusing on each breath out will let you relax and settle down a little Deepening deeper... say I Deepening the next number under your breath. allowing each breath to relax you more... that you just could not move them. or think of the next number.That's Start releasing good.. This is done to give the client an experience of control.. The client is then instructed to move the dial the other way. that's good. In the centre is a large glass dial like a clock with a large indicator hand that can move up and down the scale. and now I would like you to focus on your breathing. . and as you breath out.. take another deep breath.... just become aware of D Dissociation the gentle in and out of your breath.. and hold it. counting down from ten down to one.. Now take a deep you Make the say each number quietly to yourself. each time you breathe out..... lift your Let go muscle shoulders up.. This is reinforced in the Personal Ability direct suggestion section..... Standard hypnotic Induction So settle back now... relaxing..Controlling IBS Symptoms This hypnosis script is designed to manage IBS.key-hypnosis........... tension When you are ready...... Ambiguity and a little more relaxation after every breath. The IBS client is asked to visualise a control panel of some sort. just allow your I Dissociation body to relax more.. and . those numbers trance now can just disappear completely..... D Deepening and continue breathing gently.... for the next ten breaths. as you drift down David Mason 176 www.... and you could become curious as to exactly how relaxed you can be. .. And as you think about your may find it harder and harder to know what number comes I that they are in next.. and you can relax those numbers away.. if you can..... and as you do.... you could start counting each breath out... The client is instructed to make their condition slightly worse. so that the indicator on the dial moves up.... with each breath out.. Once the client discovers that they actually have some conscious control over their internal movements they are much more willing to accept the idea that they can manage their own care and learn to get well.... And as an experiment. that they felt as if D Dissociation they were made of lead... get comfortable. if you want to. to make their condition slightly better. let them drop back Let go muscle naturally... to believe that they can actually make a difference to their own condition. This script is remarkably effective for controlling IBS symptoms........

.or it could have knobs that Include all turn....key-hypnosis........... V equivalence up and then falls back again... A little higher... you can think of your IBS now and find where on the Capability Dissociation dial it is. It might be like the hands on a clock or like a speedometer with one big hand in the middle.... doesn't it? control And now I would like you to... or maybe it's like the dancing bars of light you see on music systems. or maybe it's a digital read out with numbers V showing. And as you become aware of that at some level. just for a moment.........that dial. where you press the pedal the car speeds up.. up and down a little.. right now. and now make that indicator = down David Mason 177 www.... it is always wavering up or down a fraction.... you will find that it is also varying just a little.. D fluctuating around some point.............. isn't it? and that varies indicator is varying a tiny bit moment to moment as well..... and look very closely at that indicator.. Now I would like you to pay attention to the biggest indicator on that control panel. and here's the interesting thing..... something with maybe a big dial in the middle. And you can use this.. focus on that indicator... I would like you to increase your IBS V up control just a little. a little lower..... where one is no Objectifying IBS and ten is the worse it could possibly be....... or what number it is .. or it could just be the dial on a car..... so that the indicator moves strongly...some variation. that indicator is moving exactly in step with Belief IBS Belief your IBS. the problem and imagine that the indicator on your control panel is showing the exact level of your IBS right now... isn't it? And if you look very closely at your indicator. focus Down control Capability on the number that the indicator is showing. your IBS is varying a tiny bit moment to moment.... Reassurance D Seeding The Control Panel I wonder if you can imagine a control panel....... you will find that the indicator settles and suggestion of Capability D wavers up and down around a different value. I'd like you to test if you can make Up symptom = Behaviour that indicator go up a little. on the control panel in your mind..... and when you have done that......not quite steady.... no matter how hard you try it never stays exactly on the M experience speed you want......and down.. really make that IBS Establish increase..... and you know you can make it increase.... but enough so that it registers on the indicator... you know when you look at the link to known speedometer on a car. . feel the change in your self.. or.. and your mind is opening to new possibilities.. Rule . and by doing that you have shown that you have control over the level of IBS Capability > you experience.. you might be familiar with the kind of thing you get on some V possibilities music .... the sound goes up and a needle moves.... isn't it? Because processes are never exactly steady..... just a little. are they? There is always a. And now I'd like you to test that connection. and you slide it down and the sound goes down.. or whatever you are using.... that means that things are going exactly the way they should be. where as you slide the control up.......... Capability I wonder if you know that you can make it decrease as well? I So now. it can be anything you want.. part of a machine perhaps.. or maybe some other kind of panel comes to mind that lets you control a process.. and you can think of your IBS as being on a scale of one to ten..

move down..... just a little... reduce your IBS level so that the dial goes down to symptom a lower point and the reading wavers around that lower point.... Capability you can do that easily..... just a little.... can't you.... now... D Incrementalism And now.... move that indicator down a lot..... make a significant movement Capability down.... and feel that IBS recede, feel a real difference as the indicator goes D down and stays down.... and now move that indicator down even lower.... all the way down to the D bottom..... all the way down..... and now move it up just a little... so that there is just a tiny bit of IBS left for you... IBS is a message that there is something not right... that you should be careful with that part of the body,... so if you want to... you can leave a little.... just enough to remind you that you for those can't Belief need to take a little care... acccept a cure And you have now learned how to control this thing.... and anytime you want to vary the level .... any time you forget... you can use the control panel..... move that indicator.... and it will move with it... Capability Because you are in control... and isn't that something good to know? Personal Ability Section Because you can learn. You have learned so many things. Things you already do but you don't know how you do them. Things like choosing what to wear... Capability > what goes with what. You don't know how you know that, but you know when it is wrong. And you know when it is right. Identity You know how to get things right. D Ambiguity You are the kind of person who learns things automatically, unconsciously, Identity D without even realising it. Belief And that means that you can learn to control your IBS. > You can learn to monitor what is going on in your life, and how that affects Capability your body, and you can learn to automatically adjust, to cope, to decide what to D ignore and what to act on. And you can remember a time, when you gave no thought to your digestion, Memory D when it just worked, silently, smoothly... and a part of you can bring that time, that feeling, back again.... now... so that Connect to Memory you can experience again... no feelings in that area at all... the way things D previous should be... remember how good that is.... feelings Connect to You can control how your insides work.... you have been doing it since you Capability previous were born... smoothly, automatically... ability Capability ... you don't have to think about it.... D Capability ... you can control those feelings... D Capability ... you can learn to calm things deep inside... D Capability ... to the point where you can forget all about them... D Capability ... by making lots of tiny adjustments... easily, simply, quietly, automatically D ... and taking back control like you used to... > Reorientation Section And take as long as you want to experience that feeling of control... Bind that feeling of relief... that you are back in charge... that you can feel how you I Assumptions are able to make tiny changes one way or the other... tiny changes that add up...

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tiny continuous changes that matter.... that let you make a difference now... and when you are ready... when you have experienced that difference... you can start to come back to the present.... you can silently count up in your mind from five to one and when you get to one you will be back in the present and ready for the rest of your day ... or maybe you want to count down from five down to one and you can go deeper and into a long refreshing sleep while your mind works on those differences... that's OK too... and as you count from five to four... you can remember how you used to feel... that feeling of automatic control... regular normal digestion... no matter what happens.... and as you count from four to three... you can remember that dial and how it lets you take charge of how you feel... what you feel.... And as you count from three to two... you can feel really good about yourself... about your ability to learn... to do things automatically... to make a difference... and the count from two to one.... will put you back in control again.... so, when you are ready... start counting in your mind... now.

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Clear away eczema
A hypnotherapy Script for skin problems This script is a natural way of treating eczema and psoriasis. Eczema and other nervous skin problems are usually the result of stress, of mental stress being manifested in the skin. Remove the cause of the stress and the eczema rapidly goes away. Eczema and psoriasis respond well to hypnotherapy. Eczema and psoriasis is caused by the mind and as long as the mind gets convinced that it can be cured, then it can be removed with hypnosis.


Mind Power Convincer section And you can just enjoy that lovely feeling of deep deep relaxation... and maybe you can remember other times when you had this same feeling... and you can multiply that and enjoy that... and know that things are changing the way they should be... so now I would like you to pay attention to your eyes... to those little tiny muscles that control your eyelids... and those little muscles are so relaxed so tired... it's as if they have forgotten how to work... and I would like you to pretend that those eyes are so relaxed that they just won't work... and the more you try to open them, the harder they stay closed... as if they are glued shut... and when you are sure... absolutely sure... that those eyes just won't work... you can try to open them... and you will find those eyes are glued tight shut... that's right... and you can stop trying now... and that's a demonstration to you that you really are in trance... it is also a demonstration of the power of your mind... your mind can control parts of your body that you are not even aware of having control of... and your mind is powerful and strong... and your mind can change things in your body... and your mind can change things in your mind... Use your mind for change section and coming here today means that you are ready to change.. that you want to change... that there has been something that has been bothering you for a long time... and it is time to give it up now... and you can change that... you can do that... D because this problem is caused by your mind... and this problem will be fixed by your mind... all you need is a guide... and you can be guided out of the problem... So take a deep breath... and enjoy that lovely feeling of relaxation.... and allow your mind to begin to open to new ideas.. new ways of doing thing... exploring the possibilities... thinking about ways that things can

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change... ways that things have changed... about the way that things should change... because change is all around you... every day you are changing.... ever cell in your body changes and renews... is replaced over and over... and skin cells are changed almost every day... and you can maybe imagine how you can change your skin and have beautiful smooth skin again... how you can use parts of your mind to focus on those areas ... and it is as if you can wipe your hand down your body... and as you wipe it over your skin... as it passes over... V Visualization those parts that are not the way you want them... you can imagine just wiping away those diseased cells... just wipe them off... and what is left behind is fresh clear clean skin... beautiful and healthy... skin you can be proud of... and your mind can do that for you... your mind can control that.... D so just allow yourself to go deep inside now... and find the mechanism that controls your skin... just imagine... in a way that makes sense to Metaphor you... how you could get those things to change... how you could persuade the right part... to change... and feel it changing... sloughing off that old... bad skin... replacing it with new successful skin... and you continue to do that from now on... D Body Image Metaphor I wonder if you have even seen a chart in a doctor's office or something like that... showing the outline of a body ... and the doctor can draw on it and show where stuff is? and I wonder if you can imagine a big notice board somewhere... and I wonder if you can imagine pinning up an outline of a woman... and generally there are two charts, two drawings... one that shows the front and one that shows the back... and pin up two of those outlines on that notice board... and I would like you to image that there are paints and paint brushes there... and I would like you to paint on there where the eczema is... on the front and on the back... on the outlines pinned on that notice board... and you can choose a colour... just the right color to use to show where it is... where it is light and where it is dark... and be sure to get every little bit.... paint it on those outlines... and now I want you stand in front of that notice board... and you have something in your hand that will will wipe away that colour... see yourself standing there... just wiping away that color... and i wonder if you will chose to work on the front or the back first... and you can just start wiping it away.... see it coming off... until there is nothing left except the outline and clean whiteness of the paper... and you can work from the head to the toes or the feet to the head... and just wipe it and wipe it... clean it away... and when there is nothing there.. but that outline and the white paper... take those bits of paper down... very carefully fold them away... the way your gran used to fold away things in tissue paper.... you fold those outlines carefully, lovingly... and put them in a bag or something... and put them away safe somewhere... some place you know where they will

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be... where you could always get them out and look at them... and you know they will be there forever... the way your granny used to put away precious things in mothballs... something you are going to put away for a long time... and you want to keep it just right... and take a moment and think where would be the best place to store them.... and from time to time you can think about that place and just know that it is there... and you have wiped away all the stuff.... right now it is happening.... just as you imagined it... Future pacing section and just imagine yourself... few days from now ...a few weeks from now... and see yourself out with someone... walking along the street somewhere... off to the shops... the park.... it is as if you can see yourself from the other side of the street... and somehow you can hear yourself thinking... and you can see yourself... you can see how you are dressed... and can notice how you stand... how you walk... and you see yourself walking along... and what you see is a happy successful contented young woman... you see a woman who is in charge of herself... in charge of the world she lives in... who has happy children... a contented home life... who is going somewhere... who is putting down roots that will last a lifetime... And look at how that woman is dressed... see her dressed beautifully, smart... attractive... successful... someone who is in charge of herself... someone who cares what she looks like but doesn't care what other people think.... and you can tell by the way she stands that she is happy and successful... that she knows what she is doing... she knows what she wants... and you can look in her face ... and that face is radiant... smiling... and those eyes are confident ... her skin in glowing... her complexion is healthy... and for no reason she just thinks of time when she felt great... and just throws back her head and laughs... and you can see her beautiful neck... white teeth.... and glossy shiny hair... she looks so alive... and you know that below those clothes... that beautiful skin extends all the way down her arms and her legs and her tummy and her back... and all the rest of her ... and that is what she is so happy about... her problem is gone... she feels so good... and you can hear her thinking about how she feels clean and healthy and free... and knows where she is going... and she knows she is succeeding... and her children look up at her and hears them laughing... and the whole family gathers together and bonds... and she loves those children and they love her back and they always will... and she can see that is another success.... and she can see in the future those children growing up... running around... all the stages those kids go through... and they are going to be happy... successful... that is something she doesn't have to worry about

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any more... and just knowing that makes her feel good about herself... > self esteem Metaphor Visualize your new body and it is as if she has stepped out of that old body... the one with the bad skin... she has just stepped away from it left all that old stuff behind... the way a lobster or a crab sheds its protective shell when it Image the M new body grows out of it... and it is isn't needed any more... and all the old imperfections are left behind... just wriggle out of the old skin and walk away... and beautiful new skin is underneath and replaces it... so just imagine what if feels like to run your hand over your body and feel that soft smooth skin... fresh and soft and supple... smooth... K utilize touch shiny... the way it feels when you step out of a shower... that tingle you get as you rub yourself down with a towel... and wrap it around you... warm feelings of K warmth and comfortable...and step out of that dirty water now... let it all drain away... and put on new clothes... like you put on a new face... look in the visual mirror and see who is smiling back... serene... confident... and you can smile back at that face in the mirror... because that is your face.... ambiguity and as you think about what the new face means for you... leading... allow your mind to clear.... but you will remember that... you will remember all of that ... the clean Reinforce the skin... feeling good.... success... that process has started now... and part D images and of you knows that it has started now... and will continue until you have ideas that beautiful clear skin... soft and supple like you want... now... take a deep breath... and allow your mind to clear.... Perspective on stress and maybe you can take a moment now... and just imagine a sunset... sometime .... away in the future.... when you see your children grown up... and yourself.. happy, fulfilled... a good life... and you can imagine yourself as another step in all those older generations... taking part in that long long journey... because that is what it is all about... that is success... and you are part of it... you are a success... so take a moment to think about that sunset... far in the future... many many years from now... when it is time to move on... look back... to look back at a happy full life... a life where you did what you wanted... and enjoyed everything that was on offer... took what you enjoyed... what you deserved.. and you can feel good knowing that that is coming... so just take a moment to enjoy that feeling... to think about your place in the world.. to realize that what you think is so important now... might not seem that way when you walk into that sunset... Truism And you know... everything changes... and as you are lying there now... breathing softly... you are changing... D that strong mind of yours... is making those changes happen... clearing up that skin.... shedding those old concerns and showing the real you underneath... fresh and clear like a spring morning..... Reorientation

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presupposition And so before coming back to full awareness..... take whatever time you need now... to consider those ideas... to allow your mind to examine things from every aspect... like a jeweler looking into the heart of a diamond... and the lessons and possibilities... consider them deeply... absorb them bind: best deeply... into your very being.... thinking about how best to apply them.... And when you have had enough time to process and learn from this session.... when it is time to bring this session to a close, a comfortable I bind: time close... you can start coming back to the present.... at whatever rate is right for you. when you are fully prepared to... you can find yourself back in full awareness of the room around you, feeling refreshed... and knowing I that you have finally cleared up that old problem. And every minute from now on, every hour from now on... that eczema is fading... it has gone away before... it is going away now... for ever and it will never come back... because your mind has wiped away that feeling of stress... the stress and frustration that was causing it...

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a little less intense. All these hypnotic metaphors are presented as options for hypnotic pain . and now on the next breath out feel that breath going through that spot Truism Ambiguity Truism Secret powers Reframe Resource appears Bind 'the one that works best' Visual Seeding David Mason 185 www. the first way you can block your pain is to focus on the area that you want to be made better. I And you can learn more ways.... powers that you can use now. imagine the color of that spot getting a little lighter. Science has shown that the mind has the ability to block signals from getting to the brain..Pain Treatment Hypnosis Techniques NLP Techniques to control pain Hypnosis can be very effective for pain treatment... imagine it like a cold icy breath.. to relax away D pain.. you just need to need it enough.. Many people have learned to manage their pain..... This pain treatment hypnosis script offers the sufferer many different ways of dealing with the pain.. a breath of freedom.. You can learn to relax. of ease..... Everyone has that ability. numbing the pain and switching off the pain.... you have so many powers. to turn down the pain... Knowing that there are effective pain treatment techniques available can give a sense of power.. Capability Capability Capability Capability Capability Memory Hypnosis Induction for pain [Use your normal induction] I Pain hypnosis Direct Suggestion When you think about pain there are many things to consider... and it will appear for you too... of relief. and as you breath out. Vanish pain You know the way that water can just dry up and vanish? And how sometimes if a picture is left out where the sun can get to it.. and thinking about that spot. there were always there. think of the color that is right for that spot...... Your body already knows ways to make yourself more comfortable. and choose the one I that you think works best for you.. take a deep breath and then imagine somehow breathing out through that spot..... the spot you want to change..... think about that spot.. the exact spot you want to change........ waiting. you still have the pain.. So think about these ways of blocking the pain. It uses hypnotic visualization to let the pain fade away.key-hypnosis. now that D you need them.. to rub out the pain. and now bring to mind a colored spot....... Pain treatment techniques in this script give a range of pain control methods and lets the sufferer chose which pain treatment to use. to let go of pain.... to say goodbye to pain. and you can too... but you can fool your D brain into not feeling it. it fades M away? Well that happens to other things too...

but it M Seeding seems so peaceful when it is shut out.. turn the volume down.. and be sure to shade in every little bit.. showing the outline of a body. just as you imagined it.. to imagine themselves taking a holiday away from their pain.... it is happening right now....... see yourself standing there... Some people like to daydream... that's a good way to go.. and continue enjoying that change. until there is nothing left except the outline and clean whiteness of the paper.. and with each breath out let that Behaviour spot change until it has faded away. become aware that you can alter that sound.. just rubbing out those pencil marks.. David Mason 186 www.. I wonder if you can remember a time when you went to the doctor's for something that was so bad........... and you have wiped away all the discomfort... for them discomfort is like a noise that won't go away... and you have something in your hand that you can use to rub out that drawing.. and when there is nothing there... fading.. and as you do... enjoying a quiet contentment. lighter...... as you feel that area getting lighter....... and now.... and that spot changing..key-hypnosis.. and the doctor can point to it and show where the problem is? and I wonder if you can imagine that you have one of those outlines of yourself.. Wipe away pain Visual Kinesthetic Memory Memory and there are other ways... rubbing it away... draw on the outline where the pain is. but that outline and the white paper.. Leave the Pain behind Visual and another way you might ... feel the pain going away as you rub it off... that will rub out where the pain is.. Sometimes when you close a window you realize that you have shut out a sound that you really weren't aware of....... and now you can stand in front of that outline. Turn down pain Auditory and another way. so imagine that you can reach out and grasp a control knob.. and as you become aware of that sound....again.. like on a long vacation.. Some people think about their pain like a sound.. and you can relax in peace..... and I would like you to image that you have a big thick pencil........ until the pain is too small to notice....... becoming less intense.. to go V Seeding someplace where they can relax.. a control that you can use to turn down the sound....... and maybe you have seen a chart in a doctor's office or a clinic or something like that.. and after M Seeding getting treatment it just cleared up? Most people have memories of things that just worked like magic... and you can turn it down a little or you can choose to keep turning it down and down until you can't hear that sound at all.. so maybe you would like to think about the sound of your pain.

Let the Pain go numb and you might be able to remember a cold day in winter long ago... and then another...... connections that run along the nerves.. and let that coldness spread from those fingers to the pain spot. think of where it would be good to go.let your imagination focus on that feeling.... and now think about how that pain gets to where you feel it......... and imagine the smile of that happy child as you relax now.. and then allow those balloons to let go.when your fingers lost all feeling. and imagine what it would be like to take those numb fingers. feel the pain going numb... and touch those cold numb fingers to the place that hurts.. and letting go of those balloons means that you can = let of all that discomfort.and imagine that there is a bunch of colored balloons attached to the pain... think about saying bye-bye to you pain..... a lack of feeling..... as you imagine being in that holiday place..... removing the connection.... Let go of Pain or I wonder if you have ever seen a child holding a bunch of colored I balloons? Remember the delight of that child and think about your pain now...... let your imagination focus on that feeling.... your pain is disappearing too. feel that pain getting smaller as the balloons drift up > and away and as those balloons are getting smaller your pain is getting smaller..... your body has circuits too. a place to get away from that discomfort..... imagine those balloons tugging and pulling and wanting to be released... can't you? and what you are doing is breaking the circuit... and you can get lamps that you just touch them and the light goes I out.. imagine you on your way and feel it receding from you as you get further and further away from it.... letting go and that pain can become just a distant idea.. and it seems more distant now.... or maybe you can recall I holding something so cold that you lost the feeling in your hands... and then another....key-hypnosis. and when you flick a switch you can turn things on and off....... letting it ..Memory Memory Memory Memory and imagine now preparing to go away on holiday.. all Visual Seeding Kinesthetic Seeding Kinesthetic Seeding David Mason 187 www... and it loses its power.. think of the right place to go...... feel it penetrating deep into the tissues and easing that pain. and who you would take with you... just move away and leave it behind..... far away and just relaxing now. getting cold and detached. release first one.. Switch off the Pain You can get houses where you just clap your hands and the lights go on. or maybe you would prefer to go on your own..... on a special vacation... and you might like to do that now. and as those balloons drift right up into the sky.... and as those balloons float up feel that pain changing... feel the numbness spreading out slowly to ever part of the pain.. and thinking about going away. that numb feeling..

and as that comfort increases you can begin to become aware of how ambiguity good you feel...... how you would like it to be. healthy and at ease.... breathing away all discomfort.... any place you feel strong and healthy. all over.... really good.. The Pain Treatment Reorientation and as you feel that difference.... becoming totally at ease.. the strength and vitality... switch off the pain. and now that spiral moves to the part that is troubling you....those nerves go up the spine into your brain......... more awake... think about what that switch is like.... if you break that circuit there.... then you cannot feel the pain.. and not feel what you choose not to feel.. all that powerful positive energy spinning there... and when you are ready.. feel that V presupposition energy gathering there.... and moving off with the pain and discomfort..key-hypnosis... think about that energy...... and leaving in its place a clean space. begin to feel lighter.... become aware of all the strength and energy flowing through that © 2011 « Table of Contents David Mason 188 www. and really focus on that part.. and come back to the present.. presupposition you may know which method works best for you. feel it moving to that part.. you choose what you want to let through...... The Pain Treatment Spiral Visual and here's another powerful one. and now think what it would be like to put a switch there... you can become more aware of where you are again...... NOW..... a switch that you could use to break that connection.. let that energy begin to work for you. and then working on that part. taking it away. well and healthy and working properly. Think about a part of your body that feels good. and watch what happens as that shape starts to turn into a spiral... knowing you can feel what you want to feel.. its sound.... let each breath out relax you into the comfort you want. and knowing that deep inside things are happening the way they should and as you become aware of that.. sucking up that feeling.. David Mason www. and you are free to try them all and choose.. they have to go through a very narrow bit of your neck........... think about all those nerves going up to your brain through your neck.. just use that switch to break the connection......key-hypnosis........ and as you are choosing you can focus on your breathing now.. just the way you want it. and in that better place... each nerve thin and fragile... its shape. its . it might be your feet or your Seeding shoulder or your little finger.. but they all run through your neck.. more aware. a spiral that V begins to turn and twist and gather strength from that health energy...

. and there is the rope tying the ship to the pier. the sand swirls and is deposited.... there is constant renewal........... looks like has been there for centuries.... different ways.the sea constantly washes in and out..... ready for the journey. yet in a way everything stays the same... David Mason 189 www. and you go up those steps and on the top of that protective pier you can see to the other side..... the sea to one side. out towards the end.] Target Memory Bereavement therapy metaphor treatment I wonder if you can imagine walking along a beach somewhere? A beach... and to go on with their life... on the other side. you slowly unwind Technique Dissociation M places a place between Things are not what they seem Change is constant another separation anger and crying a way out peace and tranquility Magical thing Visualize change The deceased connection Letting go. again and again.. and you recognize this person.. and you smile back. all sound and fury and as you get closer you see that on one side there are stone steps going up .... you know who it is. each little grain is rolled around until it is smooth and polished.. white water and foam flung high as the waves crash against the stones .... shifting and changing. [Remember to check for depression if a client seems to be suffering from excessive grief.... everything changes. and although that beach might feel solid and enduring. the border between land and sea.. and you feel that warmth....... the sea is constantly replacing the sand. they look calm and resigned. and they smile... a place where ships can tie up and depart safely... and you start to unwind that rope. and you look...... and it fills you with that old feeling.. an old stone pier....... on the deck of the ship.. the land on the other side.... that connection. sitting comfortably......... Perspective on life Grief and Bereavement Therapy script This grief therapy hypnosis script allows the bereaved to accept the death of someone close.. and old fashioned ship.... when you think about it. and you reach down....... the water is sheltered and calm...... and you see there is a ship tied up there....... they are signalling that they want something done. and you begin to walk along that pier. with masts and sails. as you come up to where the ship is tied up........ and they recognize .Grief. it is actually changing all the time.. on a beach.. Grieving is a natural process... everything is in constant motion. on the other side. But sometimes it can go on for too long.. and the person starts to point at something...key-hypnosis... once again. and waves are dashing against the pier... You see someone you know.... and as you get nearer still. and grieving is a healthy emotional response to the loss of someone you love. like a galleon out of a story book.... they point to near your feet... and the beach in between. in different patterns.. and you are walking along and up ahead you see a pier jutting out into the sea....

. calm and peaceful. further out to sea. as if to say welcome.. with its bustle and noise.. people hurrying this way and that. letting off coil after coil...... getting on with their lives..... that walk forward = M change things change. but things stay the same.. there is nothing more for you on that pier. it is time to D move on now.. you still have the ability to smile. D so you start walking forward.. and all the life of the small town is going on. and noises and music and Back among the M living.......... and finally it slips over the horizon.. but still here is that connection. Truism and things have to end for things to be able to continue. and you look again at the boat as it moves away.. and the figure is still there...... and the wind catches the sails.... something you might have forgotten.. away reflecting the sky and dancing light sparkles on the dark stones of the pier. light... and as the ship moves further away. and you begin to wonder what M © 2010 David Mason 190 www...... and you realise that you are actually looking forward to finding out... and the ship begins to get further away.... happy that something has been resolved... and it's gone. and the boat begins to slowly ease away from the pier.. on the land side.. they are responding to your . smaller and smaller the further it gets away.. there is the road out....key-hypnosis.. and still you are looking at the figure and they look back. And as the ship passes out of sight. but you sense they are still looking.. and you know that it is time for you to continue what has been started... and you see at the other end of the pier............. and that makes you smile even more.. and the boat is tugging gently on the rope. might be along that road....... and it is right to move on..... and walk along the pier and up the street. and the street levels off... and then you can only see the sails. holding your gradually move gaze. but some connection still remains.. loosening it easily. and you start to look around this happy little town.. there is a steep street. the rope slips free. and the ship becomes a dot on the horizon. and you find yourself among shops and houses and people.. and gradually the ship gets smaller until you can no longer see the figure........ you turn away from the sea. and smiling that smile you know so well..... and you realise that they are seeing something in you.. and as they pass many of them give you a smile or say hello.....key-hypnosis...... and you realise that you still have that smile... now you know that something has been let go.... Feel welcomed and on the other side... keep the connection looking at you. a gap appears and you starts moving look down between the boat and the pier and strip of bright water appears. REORIENTATION [use your standard re-orientation] « Table of Contents David Mason www. the figure further away begins to get smaller..... the sails fill..............Capability Capability Behavior Behavior the rope. still smiling.. until suddenly.....

what is worth keeping......... houses... Future Rehearsal and maybe in a dream remembers a much younger person. looking back on a lifetime well spent..... It is useful as a palliative for people with terminal illness. and the sun is very near the horizon. and all those things remind her of what is valuable in life. and a walking stick. dinner parties.Silver Frames script PUTTING LIFE INTO PERSPECTIVE This script is about an old person coming to the end of their life and looking back. or whatever it was that prevented them from living a full life. and there is an old lady/man sitting in that room.. pictures of shaking hands with famous people. and a clock ticks softly.. she feels the room going dark........ and she thinks back on all that happened. a full and happy life that turned out well.. wondering how it Dissocation peace and tranquility M end of life V V V Reframing David Mason 191 www.. hotels and happy times.. and as that sun touches the edge.. or fearful or angry at the world.. and so many memories. what is worth having.. children and grandchildren..... It can be used towards the end of therapy when the person realises that they have wasted so many opportunities by being shy.. and she welcomes whatever comes. and nods. framed photographs... and she looks round the room and remembers each and every one........ putting past hurts into ... now are just a distant memory. smiling people and lifelong friends..... on the walls are photographs and certificates.. long ago summer days and all round the room there are silver frames...... Looking Back on a good life And I wonder if you can imagine a room somewhere.. It is all about looking forward by looking back.. happy times captured for ever......key-hypnosis... trips to faraway places. she smiles to herself.... and feelings about people and events get changed in that golden light... a long way away from here.... It allows them to think of all that is left and to put the idea into their mind that they can still live a full rich life and have everything that they want.. and there is a comfortable chair. a long life........ and things that seemed so important at the time... and none of that really seems to matter now.. and she looks around. awards and mementos.. It is not too late.. and that old lady is looking out at the sun going down. and as that sun goes down the room is filled with golden light....... and the light reflects off the things in the room..... a warm glow fills every corner. and she is content. and as she sits in that room... and everything is quiet and peaceful.. weddings. surrounded by memories. helping to accept what is to come..

.... and reaches out to touch that woman now....... D touch = resource ambiguity « Table of Contents David Mason www. knowing what is to come.key-hypnosis.....would all turn out... I and from now on. life can be so good... so many good things © 2011 David Mason 192 www. and that touch reaches back through time. and there is so much to do...key-hypnosis... as she sits there relaxing. and maybe you can feel it somehow. like a ... everything can be better.

matching the breathing.... I wonder if you collected stamps as a child... By doing so the client will find some aspect that will match their specific subconscious concerns... sound and touch.... the doors opened. settled down quietly in the afternoon air as it had for years. the heat was heavy. almost falling down..... or maybe you knew someone who collected stamps?. click-clack.. The letter didn't say what it was... but the seat was comfortable... engraved.. and my friend's thoughts started to drift away...... Imagine how it was. more at ease... you can imagine what it was like... a faded wooden building.. the hum of the engine.... now. David Mason 193 www...... lying motionless by the cool side of the river. very comfortable.. the whole place deserted. to go on a journey. Maybe you remember stamps like that? The letter was from the office of a country lawyer.... The stamps on the envelope were the old fashioned kind........ about your age..Store of Memories Deciding what is important Some metaphors are designed to be wandering and formless... on a train or a bus........ just let go and relax totally... I think. just letting the seat carry you along... The second paragraph can be expanded to become a metaphor induction.. settle down in the seat. with no overt message. It's hard to remember details sometimes. sometimes its hard to know. the warm afternoon air. So my friend got ready.. slumbering on through those long days. the gentle swaying in the seat. near a river. its easy to just drift away... they came to a stop.... Getting out.. looking around. enjoying that feeling of comfort and ease. peaceful and relaxed... The journey was slow. It had been redirected from several old addresses and had unusual stamps on it... the rattle of the wheels.. as if it was waiting.. but is non-directive and allows the client to identify with their own memories through the senses of sight. Introspection metaphors give the therapist a tool to use when the client has only the vaguest idea of what is troubling them.... a friend of mine... soft light through the windows.. which even they might not be aware of.... the way each breath makes you more relaxed... it looked like an old country store.... and maybe it was a dream and maybe it was real. received an unexpected letter in the post.... This metaphor deals with childhood memories and what should be left behind. breathing gently. the slow and gentle click-clack.. You can run your finger over the image and feel the raised ink. over by the side was the place mentioned in the will. Store of Memories A few years ago. scenery drifting by silently .. it was late afternoon... The idea is that the client's subconscious will examine different aspects of the metaphor and try to make sense of unrelated elements...... A distant relative had passed on and there was something in the ....... but did say where to find it.. These metaphors work particularly well if delivered as a story in hypnosis.............key-hypnosis.. if you look closely you see the image is cleverly made up of lines and dots.....

meals made without love eaten in silence.. and there's a dusty mirror. pictures of teams......... is a brass bird cage. a decorated tree here... people long gone. fashions and styles from all periods. rainbows sparkle off the walls........... empty. boys and girls who moved on.... some things are not what they seem to be.. In a dark corner are heavy iron weights with numbers on them. become who you want to be...... uniforms....... fences and ..... hats and shoes.. trying on various things... the door has no catch... it is full of glass. delicate brass keys... a silver key on a chain.. its hands still point to the time..... faces smiling out of the gloom.. who knows how many people were fitted on this?......and inside... glass doors without the glass.. and lying around loose..... I wonder if you ever did that? and you can wonder what you might hear if you listened to one of these shells now........ an empty cash register... And a bag of foreign coins from all round the world.. pictures of people long gone... looking closely........ In one cabinet you pull out a drawer.. measures that aren't used any more.. and as the sun catches the open drawer the whole room glows with reflected light... old cars and houses..... their problems too. crystals....... And there's a display case.... all the bird had to do was push on it.... and spins slowly.. afternoon sun sloping in through dirty windows... open ... there are fossils and sea shells ... hanging..... and look closely again.......... those old pictures are fading away now. and in a corner... feather boas.. an old counter.. that catches the light. golden specks dancing in sunbeams....... funny how little things can remind you of whole empires..... huge iron door keys.. And on a shelf there are photographs in boxes.......... a painted egg there...... brown and indistinct. all mixed up.. heavy and light. just hinges.. you can see how you look.. it's a dressmaker's model.. and the light catches a figure in the gloom.......... mirrors.. school groups.. yellow reflections on the ceiling...... to be free. waiting for the right person to come by.. ... and there's a clock.. it's time to reassess a lot of things..... hundreds and hundreds of keys. in another drawer there is a jumble of keys. that can be adjusted to any size.....key-hypnosis......... and behind the counter is a wooden bin. emperors have vanished... In the gloom of that old store the fossils are hard to make out.... birthdays long ago. framed portraits... Who knows what they were trying to do? Does it David Mason 194 www. adverts and maps. heads of kings and queens long gone....... a lot of things don't apply any more..... it has a little door... their loves..... countries that are gone..... and around the walls.... try them on.. cabinets.. strange shapes and shadows appear...... lenses.... shelves and drawers... but they are not right. you can rummage through them.. who left that mould behind. children love to hold a shell up to their ear to hear the sea.. magnifying glasses....... vague outlines locked in stone but somehow if you look at them just right.. things that once seemed so permanent..... on the walls.. no... until you find something.... they had their lives... can change almost without you noticing...... spectacles..... full of clothes... walls and gates.. costumes. candles and cakes.......

....matter after all these years? So my friend turned some of those round to face to wall..... My friend woke up later on that same seat.... and stacked below the pictures.... dozens of them.. some with just a few lines ...... unsure of exactly what had happened..... My friend kept the stamps.. but knowing something .... gardening tools. that would be useful..... I wonder what you would take?... and hundreds of packets of seeds.... my friend spent a long time reading and thinking about what was written in the diaries . now... but what you choose not to collect. what makes a good collection is not how many.. and on a shelf near the floor.... and felt better for doing it. some things can be turned around easily.. So my friend found an old sack.. dahlias and roses...key-hypnosis.. climbers and creepers. ....... and still looks at them now and again. a bundle of letters. really....... and filled it with some things.. And there is a bin full of old seed catalogues.... never opened.... and threw them away. you can do that.. and what you would leave behind......... and tore pages out of some of the diaries.. tamarinds and mangoes .... still in their envelopes.. You see. some with pages and pages of writing......... « Table of Contents David Mason 195 www. like memories... and opened the letters... trowels and forks and diggers.. a pile of old diaries.... buttercups and violets.. when it's your shop. that never got delivered..

and watching the waves crashing against the rock? And you might wonder about the waves.. the water drains away.. solid . its shape better suited its position.... defending.. unchanged.... again and again the rock met the wave. large or small . the wave hugs the rock and the rock moulds to the wave. a confidence that needs to be reminded and refreshed.......... The waves had sculpted it. taking on its shape. David Mason 196 www... And I remember a particular rock. the bigger the waves that roll in.. Waves are the result of storms far out at sea. and that you can choose to rejoice in your own hard earned strength and use that to renew yourself constantly..... leaving the rock as it always had been.. after every wave.... knowing it is capable of handling anything. that comes from knowing that whatever comes can be dealt with .... it was protecting the shore behind it .. solid and strong. became part of each other. Constant Rock I wonder if you have had the experience of going to the seashore and seeing a rock out at sea......... and celebrates before every storm.... And I wonder if that rock enjoys the waves. the waves made it better at protecting the coast...... breaking the waves.. other waves were just ripples that splashed and were gone . some waves come in with a great roar and a crash with foam flung high.key-hypnosis.. knowing that each wave makes it stronger... reshaping.. serene. until the rock and the wave are one... a deep rooted confidence.. Some waves were so large they submerged the rock .... Where they come from and why they appear one after the other ...the storms have disappeared but the waves they caused are still crashing in. and the rock remains .. but still it was the same rock.. constant.. that experience teaches and shapes you.. had changed it.Constant Rock Adversity makes you stronger This metaphor reframes adversity as being what makes people stronger.. strong. long after...... Maybe you recall a similar rock?... endlessly... Because always . But every wave ..that looked as if it had been there forever ...... in a way that rock had learned from the waves... and the bigger the storm........ And many years later I went back to see that rock.. other waves roll gently round the base and drain away with a gentle laughing gurgle.. because with the storm comes that sense of mastery based on enduring long exposure. understand each other... and every wave that came surged against it .. .... deflecting.. became one with it.. learning to absorb sometimes and to deflect other times.. Why the rock has to put up with the waves....... learning from wind and water and sun and storm. was absorbed and quickly the water ran off ........ broke up with a roar and then withdrew eventually...

. Steady and constant.. the rock is constantly renewed.. and with the ebbing of every wave..And in a way the rock is grateful......... after every storm. « Table of Contents David Mason 197 www. strong and sure. and experiences its own strength reaching right down to the . And it's good to know that each wave. constant in an inconstant sea. the waves wash away a little but deposit some things as well..... no matter how fierce it seems......key-hypnosis.. the rock can carry on.. will retreat ...and leave nothing more than a ripple in the sands of memory.. the rock knows tranquility. Because tomorrow a new day brings warm sunshine and bright sea air.

..... the valley in front of you is strange... and inside.. tumbling down deeper into deep dark space. and who we are.. the sky brightens. polished and worn from long use.... the neck of an old clay pot.. from some distant shore.. in the shade of some trees.. and holding it in your hand... settling down comfortably... So my friend went out into the countryside somewhere.. warm from the sun... the air shimmers.... walking slowly.. greener.. mind emptied and calm... It is designed to give people a perspective on life. I am the guardian.... and you are drawn in by that gaze..... and you are turning. the trees are different....Child of Time Time to reflect on life This metaphor reframes the feeling that most people have about not achieving enough in their life. or maybe it was a bereavement… something like that… and some things can really make you think.. pebbles..... to get space to think.. about where we are going. ' I am Abbas........ and underneath... a round hole. your eyes flicker.. and you look around..... the sort of thing somebody might wear. and start you thinking changing thoughts.. and there is a female figure standing before you..... and you pick up the bracelet.key-hypnosis. falling..... and you feel dizzy. just sitting and relaxing deeply now. and light sparkles off it. and in fact essential: everyone's life is worthwhile.. or maybe just dreamt about a stroll. ghostly fingers turning.. idly kicking aside twigs.... it is important... and a strange sensation comes over you. as an ornament... she looks at you. her eyes lock on yours.. and after travelling for some time... I am Abbas. and you hold it up to the . soft dappled light under trees..... maybe you can imagine..... dressed in strange clothes. warm and comfortable.... not really thinking at all.... it almost feels alive.... can't they?. about what might have been. in a sheltered grove.. can you?.. everything looks fresher. bits of coral. In the depths of your mind is a rustling... and in your mind.. grass crunching under your feet.... different... some dusty stuff... to recognise that while their part in other people's lives may be small.. brightly coloured sounds swirl round. swirling........... and smoke rises from a faraway fire.. silent sometimes can't be sure about some things. of red coral... about what it all means.... or maybe was thinking about a stroll. and dislodging a flat stone. it seems my friend went for a stroll.. the air smells young.... You see me in the moonbeams on David Mason 198 www. about your life.. tastes and smells move past. the landscape changes... lighter.. and a bracelet. deep in thought...... Child of Time I wonder if I have ever told you the story that an old friend of mine once told an old friend of mine to tell to me one time my old friend was diagnosed with a medical problem...... and going down a path.. found a lovely quiet place....

heard the hunger of the old days... they too passed away. to guide.... allow your mind to clear... I sense a sadness in you. And now. artists and dancers. to watch... The blood of the ancestors runs in your veins.. a funeral pyre. I have seen that too.. the one who works with fire and iron must have one to gather the corn.standing stones... Look upon my valley. came and went.. Abbas the Windcatcher... None surpassed me in wisdom and power........ in the sacred place. I was a weaver of spells and potions... dark dark night. floating....... Oh.. cold stars blazing high above.. looking into the far distance... and you can see yourself far down among the trees. in the morning light. without the shepherd there will be no wool... I am nobody..... I am the Abbas the Enchantress. is it not good?'....... I studied the wise women of Cernulas. you hear me in the wind that whispers welcome to the dawn. I was full of life like you. countless generations.... seers and poets.... look at your own time... at the signal. and the words that are not words whisper more...... What matters is what lives on. is it not good?. I learned the song of the wind in the wild places.. I have watched from this hillside.. Once..long ago. I served with the Masters of Kell. another to fetch the water.. to wait. without the mother there can be no child. 'look again.. high above the valley. 'Look upon my valley. is it not good? You are a link in the chain......key-hypnosis... You are a child of this land. you throw your torch.. and the smoke from a mountain top beacon sings the soul of Abbas to the other place... it is night.. Every link is needed. endured flood and tempest. great warriors trembled at my feet. or artist or poet. climbing........ I sense a sadness.tiny seedlings grew to mighty oaks...... without the weaver there will be no cloth... each contributes to the greatness of the whole..... Look upon my valley. David Mason 199 www. the blood of chieftains and heroes. Come with me. I have done nothing. And the voice of Abbas says 'Look upon my valley.. and chanting. a traveller on a lonely road... the land changed. is it not good? My bones have lain here long ages... I too was young once.. You are a child of .. We all go to dust... you and many others.. through the hours. child. achieved nothing' and the words that are not words whisper more.... ' Yet in your mind you hear the words 'But who am I? I am no hero....... torches flicker in the night.. hundreds of burning torches arc through the night. And now you are drifting... without the rain drop there could be no river. on a hillside path. the valley remembers you.. I walked in the time of ice and fire.. Now I am dust... the secret signs writ on distant hillsides.

.. A man ploughs not for himself...... and in the valley..... maybe everything is a dream?. Each generation cradles the spark for the next.. life goes on... and how many other travellers had been this way. maybe generations from now... know that you are part of the great stream of life. maybe.. things that change and things that endure... was back under the trees. and thinking about pebbles and streams. is it not good?' my friend. ' 'and with each first breath the blind dice decide. in the shade..... the river changes course.. the very hills settle closer to the earth. harvest and headstone.. 'Look upon my valley.. the Torch will be needed. and looked at the valley through new eyes... every child carries something into the future.. tears and joy. ready to blaze into life when .. a tiny spark. hunger.key-hypnosis. came back to full realisation of the present.. « Table of Contents David Mason 200 www. or war. if even one pebble falls from the bank... pain and death. ' And as the words faded... One day. but the rhythm of life beats on a silent drum.. or seek to know what can not be known.. that is enough.... wondering what was real and what was dream.... streams change course.. and you will have played your part in the march of history.In the slow unfolding of time great trees die... I sense a sadness in you......... The torch of Abbas is passed from one generation to the next..... but for those who will walk in his footsteps. work and play. a quiet life.... but all are equal in the stream of time.. for countless generations. I have seen it all...... As you can… now........ and relaxed and comfortable. 'Do not ask what life is for...

. V just close your eyes and imagine being there now. and when it comes.. imagine you could sink right down into the earth. a breeze carries the smell of cut grass. down and down. going down that I shaft. imagine it is like a well D or corridor going down into the earth. Dissociation Utilize all senses David Mason 201 www. I imagine your body is heavy. a symbol.... on a lovely day....... deep inside. and each breath relaxes you more and more...... to allow that issue to take a form.. Time Heals suggests that even though things may seem permanent and hard to shift.. The second part uses a metaphor to eliminate the rock... You can also use the metaphor on its own as part of a therapy session.... now focus on feeling your arms and legs resting......... relaxed... a thought. you can allow your mind to drift..... deeper and deeper..... do not force it or think about it.... in that place.... whatever comes to mind.. Take your time and allow it to develop..... feel yourself drifting down and down.. to feel that issue. just let whatever wants to appear to appear.. in a different .... The visual imagery generates the idea that what appears unchangeable is actually gradually changing every moment. There is an option to allow the object to change or to transform it into a rock... and in that place.... everything changes with time.. Or allow your mind to think of that thing as something that has been there a long time....... The first part has a short induction then leads the client deep inside a hillside to place where they can allow their fears and issues to become solid... and just allow that to happen. be curious about it. and you can allow yourself to go deeper and deeper into that place... and then ask yourself what you would like to happen to it.. to become present in a way that you can sense. feel the sun warm on V your face.... an image....... you can drift down and down. with each breath...Time Heals This is a two part hypnosis metaphor for letting go of the past and the things that hurt you.......... and you can feel yourself drifting down.. insects hum and far away a bird calls. welcome it. as far as you need to . smell the earth and the clean air. a memory... you can become aware of what is there....... as far as you want to......... and going deeper now.. Induction Section Memory I wonder if you can imagine being on a hillside. D relaxing more and more deeply...key-hypnosis.. and notice what comes.. deeper and deeper. heavy. tired and heavy. and begin to relax.. deep down.... that thing that has been bothering you. imagine that you are lying on a bed of soft grass.... like a rock.. until you come to some place where everything opens out and there is space..

... as you leave that place. and then as the wave pulled back again. inconsequential pebbles. they had roots going deep and solid. about the wind and waves and the power of the sea.. smoothing of the sharp edges. there were two rocks... and see the sea far away.. as of no interest.... © 2011 « Table of Contents David Mason 202 www............. to rise high into the air. up above the hillside.. the water rushing in and out...and bring that rock with you.... and if you visited that beach now. small. But you know.. the pebbles kept brushing against the rocks.... that works day and night.. thousands and thousands of little... going this way and that.......... and nothing could move them... rubbing endlessly against the next . on that hillside..... and between the rocks. and as you think of waves endlessly rolling towards the shore... there is a gentle power that gradually changes everything... time passes. from there you can look out over the landscape.. up above your own body... and as the waves rushed up the beach.. with a noise like people chattering.. the pebbles jostled against each other.. and rocks seemed so large and solid and enduring....key-hypnosis........ ready to be lifted up again. and in their long stoney dreamtime. getting washed this way and that.... those pebbles rolled over and over. all you would see is a stretch of pebbles.. and you can put that rock down now....... and it is working now......key-hypnosis...... imagine being carried deeper with each wave. and then became quiet.... round the rocks. where the land meets the sea.. small. and they flowed around those rocks. still gently being washed this way and that.... constantly being pushed this way and that..... one of the rocks considered the pebbles... an endless inconstant motion.... and the sea swirled around those rocks..brushing against them softly. down the slope........... smooth..... and around those rocks the tides rose and fell in a never ending rhythm... David Mason www.. gradually wearing away even the biggest obstacles. in place far away from here. and dismissed them... were pebbles. and come out into the sunlight again..... and each breath is like a wave. those rocks knew they were strong and enduring and shrugged off the mightiest storms.. insistently. the waves washed around those strong rocks......... each breath is relaxing you more and more... I wonder if you ever heard the story about the rocks and the sea? Metaphor Section A long time ago. that you don't even need to think about.. floating safe and secure..... and become aware of what it is like to start to rise up.. and think about that sea. smooth.

...... in their own . worried about her own ability to get pregnant again and open to depression.. Before using this script make sure that her doctor has certified that it is physically safe for her to get pregnant again. It then uses a metaphor to prepare the mother for a fresh pregnancy. some as a vibration.... some as a sound you cannot quite hear.... of readiness... some old beyond measure.... and remember what it was like to be say.... and Memory as each stage comes to mind. Instead of a life affirming pregnancy the miscarriage becomes a serious psychological problem.. and others are just there... no space. calmly relaxing.. back in time. Target Suggestion [use your normal induction] Regression to a time before birth And now allow your mind to drift back.. drifting.key-hypnosis. then nine. some new V and untested..... floating. in order to start their own journey'... then six years old.. at ease.. and then go further back...... in an immense empty place.... Regression to the place of souls and in that place you become aware of a presence. and you are very special to them'. no haste..... You were part of that.. This script was written for a woman who had two miscarriages.. They had to experience the first stirrings of life...... in your mind.. Some seem like a light.. to know the touch of life. and then a feeling of many beings around you..... think of all the stages of growing up. expectation.... a place of stillness. something that had to be.. and assures her that everything will be ready for a successful pregnancy.. The miscarriage script reframes the miscarriage as something outside of the control of the mother. another time. to feel the pulse of a new life. V and you find yourself in a place where there is no time. then imagine what it was like to be three.Hypnotherapy for miscarriage Having a miscarriage can be devastating.. your mind can drift away to another place. And out of that silence. saying A 'You have been brought to this place to meet with two beings who are very special to you. allow your mind to go back and feel what a baby's awareness was. A miscarriage leave the mother feeling guilty.. twelve... no down. V no up. think of yourself at earlier ages.... what you went through gave them something Comments Deepener Progressive regression all alternatives message Hidden resource Reframing David Mason 203 www... suspended.. everything is waiting.... then imagine Memory K when you were a baby. back to before you were born.... like the space between the stars.. become that baby. a place with no worries.. you are becoming more deeply relaxed.. 'For their own development they had to go through an initiation.... a voice is heard.. a place where everything is yet to be.... wisdom and experience are there.. for reasons that will never be known......

.. a part of you that will live forever. the way they should be. says 'We are sorry that we distressed you. And you can know that you did so well... The life that lived in you is not gone. the way they used to be..... the pond would regularly over fill and there would be a flow out. it had to happen in order for other things to happen.. and we thank you.... a soul goes through many stages... there was an inner power at work.... being set right........ perfect..... she really didn't start to appreciate it until she was an adult.. even though she had it all her life... you K feel things changing.. like a massage. set up again.... relax completely.... to complete a cycle that goes on for forever.. You were part of that.. you feel a strange sensation in your chest. that everything was actually the way it was supposed to be.key-hypnosis. that your gift to us was perfect.... and it somehow defined the house. but really didn't know much about it... and that makes you relax even more...essential.. knowing that things have been put right.. that's right.. a young... you are not to blame for what ... you have been part of the working out of a grand scheme. and they both Allow her to let go of feelings Metaphor Reframe Resource Magic change Metaphor Change in David Mason 204 www..... it is transformed.... it has changed into another form. to begin our journey. you feel a warmth... ' and in your mind you feel something happening.. and she was proud of having it. but you cannot know those reasons. bright and beautiful. I wonder if I ever told you about this woman that I knew about? It seems that this woman owned a house that she had inherited. somehow it was just right for that house. many things can not be known to you in your current form.... we thank you for the gift of life..... take a deep breath and relax... before emerging perfect....... unfinished personality... and will continue long after you are called back to this place....... and you were a necessary part of that transformation. something secret being done there. a cycle that started long before your own spirit first appeared.... and then lower down.... and we ask for your forgiveness.......... but what she really liked was the pond that was in the garden.. and she loved the house... and the pond was no trouble at all... a lightness. like a butterfly. this is one of those things.... but mostly it looked after itself... Purifying the pond metaphor And now take a deep breath..... And then someone came to share the house with her. something gentle and insistent.... for allowing us to experience the wonder of conception........ you were part of something that will go on for centuries to come. you were chosen for good reasons. But you should know this. that garden gave her a lot of pleasure... and we would like to give something back. And then another voice appears in your mind.......

something so good had been removed..... a power. nature takes it course and clears out everything that might harm it... it is a triumph for other other seasons. to enjoy life. she dreamed of a figure. inspecting the garden. the whole thing became unsustainable... to be fulfilled.. and it cleared. and then one day they noticed a change.. new life started ..... it was whole and healthy and ready to respond when time was right... and they told their friends about it and everyone was so hopeful... and see that really. waiting patiently for the right time. something polluted the pond. Because it was true. and they wondered if the garden could ever be right again........ the pool became stagnant.. in fact it is evidence that the pond is working correctly... And that means > you are a whole woman......... and the life in it struggled and expired. and the power behind the pond realized that things were going wrong.. And in the dream.... that you have the ability to create new life. circumstances new life set back nature takes its course unhappiness Another pregnancy another set back Woman's resources Healing Resource Reframe David Mason 205 www... coming to the garden. and the pool... What you might think of as a failure. You are a mature woman.. that she could feel the power of that pond. But once again.......... and that woman wanted that so much that she dreamed of other things.. But then something went wrong.key-hypnosis.. Direct Suggestion Section And another thing that is true. that it is healthy and resilient. nature recovers. and there was such promise in the garden. that there is a vital spark D within you that will always be there.. the pond began to flourish.Identity Identity enjoyed the garden.... and you know what? It came true.. And she dreamed of a bountiful harvest.. Some things you have to think about thing in a different way'. Because although it is a set back for one year's season.. that woman had a dream of garden filled with love and life and laughter and sunshine. and life began in that pool again. and caused a sudden flood. but that woman had a dream... could be seen the eggs and seeds of the next season's life. And in the dream the figure touched the water..... and swept everything out of the pond. 'sometimes things are not how you think they are. and those other seasons will be healthier because of it. and there was deep regret.. And even though it might seem like the pond has failed.. and a pond filled with life and laughter. is actually the pond working the way it should. that figure said. the plants and fish died... but time passed.... things were growing and multiplying. is that you have abilities to understand at a level beyond knowing... You are a healthy woman..... The woman was so moved by that vision. and the force behind the pool again flushed everything away... and there deep in the pool.. Anytime there is a threat to the pond..

. your body is getting © 2011 D D V Future pacing > D D « Table of Contents David Mason 206 www.. You can put the past behind you and learn from it.... You can look forward to that happy day now.. and when you come back to the present you will realize that it is all Capability there for you.key-hypnosis.You can have a healthy happy baby. and a happy outcome.... now [Reorientation] Capability David Mason www.key-hypnosis. and picture that baby in your arms.. with confidence. And you can look Capability forward now to having that family you always wanted. You can create the family you want.... and as you feel that. and a new future begins for you.... smell the fresh smooth . Take a moment now. feel the warmth of that tiny perfect body..

.... This is powerful general purpose script that can be applied in many different situations... focus on.... That's right. nothing to do.... and just think how good it is. and no one to bother you... like being really relaxed some where outside.... nothing to do. or a garden.... on a warm day. and you might remember back to a time.. breathing gently.. and as you relax I all the way down those voices can just fade away. It works by suggesting a way for the listener to visualise letting go of all the tensions they have been holding... hold it.. binge eating... Anxiety is the cause of many problems .... like a radio being turned right down.. nail biting... David Mason 207 www.Letting go the Past Cloudy Beach This visualisation hypnosis script is designed to take away anxiety..... and your own weight pressing down.. That you are feeling more and more relaxed.. become aware of the breath going in and out of your body.... and now take another breath and let it out..... just become aware of what it's like to relax completely. just feeling yourself supported... limp and loose. when you could just relax and enjoy that peace and calm... It can be used on its own... It's so good to just totally relax..... nothing to worry about............ just let everything go... and in the Invoking memories with sound. That's good. waves rolling gently... and as you lie there now every muscle can become. peacefully relaxed. people talking. maybe you could hear children playing... touch reminder of relaxation DEEPENING THE TRANCE SECTION Countdown deepener and maybe you can imagine lying on a beach. and just tell yourself with each breath out.. just lying there..... a simpler time.... each gentle breath in and out. as you lie there........ and maybe you can imagine a gentle breeze... grass .. and the sounds and smells of that time.... on a warm sunny day..... INDUCTION SECTION Visualisation induction Now just take a breath. that's good. warm sun on your face.. or included as part of another session.... a nice sandy beach somewhere.. think back to a time when you were relaxing outside somewhere....... The tensions are taken up into a cloud and then the cloud moves away taking all the old anxieties with it... problem drinking........ and let it out..IBS. completely at ease. and I wonder what you would hear..... more comfortable.. more at ease. that's good.. facial tics and other stress related behaviour....key-hypnosis. to enjoy relaxing. . smell... suntan lotion.... focus on your breathing. sounds. Using the parasympathetic response Self induction Recall childhood memories invoking sights.. that's right. and as you close your eyes maybe you can imagine lying in a park somewhere..

.. you begin to realise there is something special about it......... are being sucked up into > that cloud. ideas..and five.... there are clouds. and as they go... and a bit lower. letting go as that last cloud disappears...... and you count the clouds going by.. and you can imagine yourself in that cloud..... and as you watch...... shoulders relaxed.. that cloud begins to get darker and darker... and with each cloud disappearing. and bigger.... as if you were floating like that cloud..... floating. gently supported... vision... drifting. don't need any more. safe and secure. stuff you didn't ask for. Count down deepener CLOUD METAPHOR SECTION Troubles drift away And as you lie there. and there's just one cloud left..... and still the clouds go down and there's eight. of feeling lighter and lighter... and there are nine.. memories.... and you become aware that there is something coming out of you and going up into the cloud. being completely surrounded by a lovely soft warm fleecy cloud. connecting you V to that cloud .. heavier......... head back..... and that cloud passes by... in the blue sky... more at ease.. this cloud comes across and then stops.......... all those ancient hurts...........and now there's seven...... and as you watch the cloud gets a bit lower. all the stuff you have been carrying...... high above. and those clouds are drifting gently I down.....and as you look at that cloud...distance there is the sound of traffic.... And as you are lie there.. looking at the cloud... high above .. feeling totally at peace. and as you feel that connection... all those old feelings. and three. and then there's six.. and you can let them go now... and yet at the same time you feel lighter.... some channel . and as that cloud gets darker still... and you can feel yourself..... and the smell of sun cream lotion. you watch them. like water evaporating.. between you and that cloud... you become aware...key-hypnosis...... and that cloud is sucking up things from your body... you feel more and more relaxed.. Pace with breathing.. and after a while V another cloud comes along............... while you lie there.... that all those old worries are just drifting away. you can begin to feel lighter and looser and set up the anticipation of clouds one change leads to another change relaxing = making the connection cloud more dark = body more light feel lighter = letting go David Mason 208 www.. just lying there relaxed.... And in the sky........... as you relax more you become aware that there is a I connection between you and that cloud. but this cloud seems a bit different.. and two. gently floating... didn't want. above you is a big blue sky. and as you watch the clouds drift across. and the clouds are drifting slowly from one side to the other. and that cloud begins to get a bit darker... it's like there is some sort of link.. and while you are thinking about this very curious state of affairs. and then drifts away silently. and then one ... and four.... and then another cloud......... all of that is getting sucked out and transferred to that cloud...... you realise that these were other people's > problems...... just going down and down and down . expectations..... and you can imagine lines or threads. you don't D need to hold on to them any longer..... and from one side a cloud slowly appears. and as they go off there are ten left.And those clouds go down towards the horizon..

. lying on that pure clean beach...Rule Capability Capability happier... D let everything drift up into that cloud. and more and more things are sucked up... dilutes. going up that connection into the cloud...... mixes with the vast oceans and is no more.. and that grumbling and the noise and the flashing and boiling... > feel that change.. and the cloud continues to drift far out to sea.. and flashes of light... the more your body relaxes the stronger that connection gets. filling the cloud.... from the forehead and down the Suggest physical feelings.. and when the last thing has passed up the connection breaks..... as it drifts away... getting smaller and smaller..... lying there now. your arms..... become aware of any tension. things you have been worrying about for a long time are just loosening .. and it passes over the horizon and out of sight.. because deep inside... and is forced to change...... and just let it go. just removing themselves.. loose and limp and easy relaxation...... the old feelings... everywhere. and suddenly the cloud opens.. leaving..... can't hear it.. shoulders.... and detaching.. shaking loose at last... the cloud begins to move.... fades. beautiful fresh sand. so much lighter perhaps..... you can begin to be open to that happiness that is overdue. but the ocean has no memory. and there is a rumbling sound... carried away by the currents.. a bright new sun shines on an ocean where it once rained. anger. a fresh beginning and that cloud is drifting away out to sea .. lifting.......... and the winds blow it..... and they can just drift up and up and you can feel things detaching....... you can't see it. it's like a new day.. loose and warm and happy.... Get rid of old metaphoric symbols for ever introduce new symbol = light Suggest physical change = emotional David Mason 209 www.... flashes of lightning in it. and you can feel them drifting from your body.......... and that rain mixes. and it drifts on and on.. are all letting go now..key-hypnosis. and beginning to feel that lightness......... and drifting out and away.... and a rumbling. the memories... that dark angry cloud. you can really begin to change. dumps all its contents into the sea. and you feel.. that everything has changed now.. coming from inside. unpleasantness..... the misery... you are ready to take a deep breath now... all that bitterness... further and further.......... all the unhappiness..... and still the cloud moves on.. more and more of that horrible stuff goes into it. because. all that evil stuff.... the next day. and still the cloud takes more and more of these things... legs... away............... it fades into the distance.. and as it moves the connection gets thinner and thinner.... and far away....... some part of you knows it's time to let go.. getting smaller until you can't hear it any more. Reorientation And on the beach.. and that cloud begins to get mixed with the air currents far away. any feeling means it is working Clear any residual tension developing the metaphor rumbling = family problems amnesia.. like people arguing. and the cloud is getting darker and darker and heavier.. and the cloud is getting darker. and you realise its because you have let go of all that stuff... and it gets as far as the horizon. gone . and it feels like for the first time in years the air is pure and clean.... and it gets smaller.. look around your body....... and as it breaks the cloud begins to drift away.. can't see.. things from now on will be different..... feel it spreading...... And as you relax on that beach.. of things that have been D there for such a long time.. all that old stuff. and. and you are left there.... and now look around your body.... moving...

. and how good it is to let go of old stuff. feeling good. brushing the sand off ... and as you count up to one imagine leaving that beach rubbish and throwing the last of the rubbish into a rubbish tin. gathering up any throwing away M rubbish that's left.. > Reorienting In a moment you can begin to come back to the present....key-hypnosis... standing up. So when you are ready.. and imagine you getting ready to leave that beach.... warming and change relaxing... the feeling of certainty. and in that bright sunshine.. on that beach.cheeks.. comfortable........ eyes open. clouds parting. « Table of Contents David Mason www... and down the neck and spreading and spreading.. the feeling of © 2009 David Mason 210 www...... begin counting NOW and when you get to one you will be back in the present... sunshine flooding in to a dark place... it is time to move on...... when you are ready you can count silently to yourself... and as you are counting you can remember that feeling of letting go... doors opening... become aware of certain things in your body.. from five up to one. putting your belongings into a .....key-hypnosis.. the feeling of taking back control......

.. more and more relaxed.. and canvas to paint on...... and if that spiral was to start slowly turning.. but breathing gently now.... and how good it can be to just let go.. and seeing a page inside And on that page are the words 'I wonder if you are artistic?' And there on the page is a picture of an artist's frame for sale..... nothing to do. and you can look at it. a picture of the thing you want to be rid of...... with a blank canvas in front of you.. David Mason 211 www.. the front cover had a picture. listening to my voice.. and you look at that the canvas and feel attracted to it. and turning the pages... and how each breath can make you more relaxed....key-hypnosis.. sinking. how you might find yourself falling into that spiral. The basic metaphor is 'no matter how your picture was formed.... and as you watch the brushes fill in more more details............... drifting away.... and you can imagine falling. lying there.. feeling yourself going down and down.. relaxing ever deeper and deeper... like lights going out in city at night. what you needed to paint... and you might be surprised at what you can see..... and there it is . to want to change it... down and down..... and how you open a book... it was hard to make out what it was.... how all the colours can begin to fade........ to induce trance and then to give the listener several metaphoric ways to change their own destiny.. and maybe you can feel how deeply you are relaxing with each breath out.. My friend took it inside. a thick book with glossy pictures of all sorts of things for sale. and you can just look and wonder.. 'Look within' .. the brushes move on their own and start painting.. the normal rules don't apply... and as you go down and down... and you find yourself in front of that frame.. and it said. and enjoy being relaxed... a really heavy package bound up in cardboard. I wonder if you can imagine a spiral. and maybe you can imagine a large book.. and even as you think about what to put on it. A Catalogue of Magick...... and on the front cover was the name.... The Catalogue of Magick A friend of mine told me a story that I think might interest you.. and just let it happen. and inside was a merchandise catalogue... it can be changed'.... and as all the lights go down you can become so relaxed. and sat down in comfortable chair and carefully opened the wrappings..... and how that feeling comes of gently sinking. and paint in tubes and pots and buckets..... viewing a merchandise catalogue... and they paint a picture of something that is bothering you....The Catalogue of Magick Choosing how to change This metaphor uses a common experience... it seems my friend received a large package in the post one day. safe and .... in a book of magic. this canvas was able to sense what you wanted. And you know.... but it had no sender's address on it.

...... until it shows you exactly what you want. and slowly at first. as if in a mirror. and instructions... or a picture. just waiting... sorting.. and you can paint over parts of that image. and becomes your future.. and you can imagine moving those stones around. and you find yourself selecting this colour and that ....... changing the colours...... choosing.. and watch as hundreds of stones pour out and arrange themselves into a pattern... of many sizes. the shapes...... a complex mix of different strands. the shiny silk. polished with time. for making mosaics..... or cut out parts of it...... outside of you.. just let it happen.. one stone can be substituted for another stone... of lions and heroes and maidens and waterfalls and far distant lands. you see your hands picking....... no matter how small. coloured stones. rejecting.... and you can scrape off parts of the image. and there are needles. happy. looking for the patterns you want..... or or the floor of a room that you love.....sitting there.. stone by stone............ it starts to happen... many colours. watch as the brushes or scraper or other things do what you want to do to that picture...... round.. and then more swiftly the weaving frame guides your thoughts...... and balls of wool linking into it.. and you can do that now...... can become part of a larger picture.. imagine a path.... one stone can tell many stories....... and you can tear the work out of the loom.. pictures made of tiny stones. ready to use.... and you can see yourself.. white and red and blue and black .. one stone can be in many pictures. and somehow you know how to use these.. as if you were born with them in your hands. [pause] And turning to another page.... and all those stones can be mixed and matched........ or you might decide to cut that canvas into strips and start again. and there's a scraper hanging there... separated from you. but aren't really there... and made into different pictures. a pattern that can change and grow. the words... blunt and sharp. [pause] And turning to another page. just an arrangement of stones that fool the eye...... the rough texture of hemp.. smooth and warm in the hand. vibrant... beside the words 'Are you the sort who likes to make things?' there are bags with hundreds and hundreds of little stones... and you can feel the softness of wool.. straight and . and as you watch a pattern emerges.. David Mason 212 www... and think about what you want to have happen to that picture. pictures that can last forever.. no one can tell which picture a stone belongs in..... and you realise that it is not what you want. a new pattern.... can't it? And people can find so many ways of arranging their stones....key-hypnosis. and you find yourself in front of it. many sizes.... 'Do you like to do things with your hands?' And there is a picture of weaving frame. your hands.... with an incomplete piece of work on it.......... and you can watch as it comes to life.... or random patterns or they might choose to create an elaborate picture of life as they want it to be.... and every stone in the bag.. they can make designs.. and you find a brush in one hand.. holding the part finished work in your hands..... pictures that tell a story. and as soon as you think it....

. or you can imagine getting rid of it.. isn't it? « Table of Contents David Mason 213 ......key-hypnosis... feeling refreshed....... old plants can be transformed. about how when you think about it.. or they can be burned.. And eventually.. and a new picture emerges. And my friend looked at many pages. a place for you to enjoy forever. and if you have a picture of something. my friend closed the book. nothing is fixed.. and the lights and the colours got brighter..... but in this movie..... about change..your choices.. healthy plants or drooping stems? Because you can look around the garden...... 'Are you the nurturing sort. And in that book.. and you can watch your garden as it grows... I don't know how long. and as you watch. painting it in different colours... fragrant roses or dark moss. or weaving new threads through it.. you can imagine it differently. you know... seeds sprouting and reaching upwards to the light.......... and I wonder if you have ever seen those films where a seed sprouts and waves about and whole days are reduced to minutes?...... and the spiral started to turn the other way. and that garden will grow exactly the way you want it to. but spent a lot of time on one of them particularly. the picture your deserve. Are the words. everything can be changed... or maybe you might like to imagine things turning out a bit differently..... and as you watch a hand reaches in and scatters random seeds............ thinking about possibilities.. do you like watch things grow?' And there is a picture of a bin full of seeds....... examine what you find growing there. and knowing that deep inside part of you is making the changes you want or maybe it has already happened? Who knows? That's the thing with magic. all sorts and sizes and shapes of seeds...... the bright flames destroy the old and create new life. and was looking at the cover again... you can choose what these seeds will produce. you can decide what to rip out and put on the compost heap. and when that spiral stops you can find your self back in the present. and you can decide what you want to keep and what not. and making things the way you always wanted them... [pause] And turning to another page... Will you grow spiky cactus or sweet apples. and some of the details might be vague but you know that you are working towards the picture you want. and these things can happen......... recycled into new and healthy ones. many other pages... or you can choose to rearrange the tiny bits that make up every picture....

and as you go down each step .. Now settle yourself comfortably. nothing to think about... and become aware of a path.. and now let your shoulders relax. breathing gently.Hypnotic spiral anxiety script Many people have a deep constant anxiety inside that affects almost everything they do.. Two............. just let your mind drift away..... take another deep breath... let your tummy K relax.... and let it go... Seven.. Memory Bind V Associate into the feeling link using the feeling of calm Safe place relax the muscles I wonder if you can think of someplace where you like to relax.. and you can begin to go down those steps.. your arms loose and floppy.. just relax. comfortable..... your neck relax. let your eyes close.... and it begins to take you down.... more comfortable... and going down those steps now...... more at ease.. a path leading down....... really relaxing now.. nothing to do.. and then just let it out. Induction I would like you to take a deep breath now.... a V secret way... Memory and now let your mind roam around that .. and when you are ready to relax completely.. in the countryside or by a lake or river or somewhere else you find restful and safe... that's right. one last breath....... and there is a stream. imagine how it feels when you are in that place.. allow K yourself to go into that feeling now. And allow your mind to drift to some far off place. a little flow of water going through some rocks..... someplace where you feel warm and comfortable.... Five. and you are going along that that leads into a secluded quiet place.. and Eight. each step makes you more relaxed..key-hypnosis. down and down.. Chronic anxiety often is not even recognised by the hypnotist since it can have many different symptoms.. deeper and deeper..... and as you begin to think about that path and where it might go. Ten...... deeper and deeper into a soft dim place........ to reprogram themselves and to let go of all the old stuff that is keeping them unhappy. and Three. going down those steps.. safe and secure.. This script is a powerful visualization to allow people to let go of their anxieties. how your body relaxes. And there are ten steps. and there are ten steps..... Four.......... Six. and let it out...... you find yourself drifting along the path...... Chronic anxiety is very difficult to remove with standard hypnotic techniques since the anxiety was not caused by a single event...... Nine......... each step letting you let go. relaxing deeper... more relaxed. The best hypnosis technique is to use hypnotic metaphor and visualization... and beside the stream there is a little set of steps going down. some place outdoors.... deeper and V down = trance Count down induction pace with breathing David Mason 214 www. and let that feeling take over now. let your head relax..... more and more relaxed... calm and peaceful....

. and voices.... people..... and the leaf slowly falls down and down... things that shouldn't have happened are all being taken away now. and imagine within those circles... pointing... as if a tornado has come along and is M M External force linking V David Mason 215 www. and as each ripple spreads out. It is as if there is great blizzard of things.. things from long ago.... detaching. imagining those ripples spreading ever wider... and every place they detach.... and those ripples spreading out across the surface of the pond...... softly.. things detaching. and turning into a spiral.. you can't. One.. things that happened. some are things that are in your mind constantly.. a pond somewhere..... all times you were told No... books. private.key-hypnosis..... and the spiral changes and gets bigger and there are lights and lines. round and round.. Ripple hypnotic deepener and imagine now a deep dark pool.. and as it slowly spins around you can feel it connecting to something in your mind. loosening. and when it touches it sets off ripples.. and in your mind things are letting go... and you can watch them as they get sucked up into that spiral..... quietly above the dark water below..... and as those ripples get smaller you find your mind easing and settling. you feel free and fresh and clean. smoothing out.. gently.... and as you feel that spiral. drifting away.. all the things that make you feel bad are breaking away. deep in the woods..... and you feel that spiral beginning to pull and it begins to tug on all the old ideas.... and the ripples start spreading out..... and imaging a how a leaf might fall towards the surface of that pond.. more powerful.. relaxing.. spinning slowly....... Don't...... and imagine being at the centre of those ripples.... things that are negative.... fluttering.. forming circles and spirals.. and all those twisted words and ideas are going with it.. moving out towards that spiral.......... letting it all go. words and memories.. turning softly.......... as you watch it.. getting smaller and > softer and wider. touches the surface of the pond... moving towards that spiral...... images... on a patch V of deep dark water. twisting around... and you can see now....... and now imagine that spiral somewhere out in front of you. and the spiral is getting bigger and more powerful. they are all going towards that spiral and you can see things like words or papers...deeper relaxed... softening and flattening and relaxing until there is flat calm water again. getting stronger. and that spiral is growing. a spiral that sweeps round and .. Spiral hypnotherapy visualization and imagine another leaf detaches.. floating like a leaf..... you begin to feel a connection between that spiral and your mind..... feeling those ripples spreading away from you... it spreads relaxation. and you can remember people... memories.. old emotions... and they are all leaving now. old feelings.. relaxing.. swooping... quiet. some are things you haven't thought of for years... that water beginning to swirl around... you can see people talking. things that happened. looking........ and imagine those ripples spreading gently ever outwards.. getting pulled out...

.. are all being removed. allowing it all to go... you are a smart person. how to behave. [.... can just go away.. those needs are not © 2010 I M new clothes = new life Identity Capability David Mason 216 www. And when the time is right that spiral will begin to move further away... taking all that weight.. are just streaming away............. expectations that other people have. how you are going to deal with things.....key-hypnosis........... and you can enjoy that process.... can determine what life is going to be like............ like pushing away hands trying to D hold you back.. fresh... to walk away... other people's neediness. blowing away all those old things that shouldn't be there. who you want to be.. You have that choice. beliefs that people tried to put there.. how to be. all those rules...... maybe in quiet moments. clean.. maybe when you are sleeping....... Behavior and as that process continues.. feel your muscles letting go.... you have that ability because all those old things..... you are someone who knows what they want. all that stuff...... you feel yourself getting lighter.. and just watch with curiosity at all the things being sucked up into that spiral. feeling lighter... and as they go into that spiral.... all the things that tried to make you something else. allow you to be even more free.... like stepping out of old clothes... D Capability > Capability And who knows.. how to act. who can see them for what they are. stuff that hurt you. and let it release more.sweeping through.. and step forward.... like music..... and all those connections begin to stretch and break. feeling better... taking with it all that stuff.. add more direct suggestions to suit the specific case here] « Table of Contents David Mason www. well they don't belong in your life........ when you think about it.... all that guilt. you realize that you have more choices... things that should not have happened.. who you are..... stuff that was said. what you want to do. no one has the right to tell you how to feel........ you will become aware of that spiral again.... who can choose. D > Post hypnotic suggestion Identity Capability Identity Capability D the kind of person who can shake off things.. who you should be. You can step out of them. Direct Suggestion Section And you know... feel yourself becoming K who you are... what you are worth....... stuff you saw happening.. things you didn't understand.. all those restrictions. > feel your body relaxing..... filled with light.. stronger. and it moves off. who can demolish stupid ideas.... and that kind of person can choose the kind of life they . do they? Those ideas. all those negative feelings and beliefs... just drop them at your feet and put on whatever you want to wear. You are the kind of person who can decide.. are just disappearing now.. you have freedom...

. Five.. walks in the country..and no matter I where you are...... people remember different things. as you go along comfortably. and all around there's sunshine..... and counting. I to some place away from here... the smell of new cut grass or country air. and you might be feeling that relaxation starting.. you go down each step....when you went for a walk Memory .. the swish of your clothes as you walk ....... everything is calm . you can always find a pleasant walk . you have to go down a number of steps. Memory maybe the feel of soft earth under your feet.. three.. or it could be a park or somewhere like that and maybe if you closed your eyes you can remember how pleasant it is.. my friend said.. deeper and deeper. deeper and deeper... and sometimes in times like that you find your mind drifting away... you can hear each step. that relaxation.. what your life is about. and maybe if you take a deep breath now you can feel that feeling... the meaning of life.. to visualize the past as something you can change and give meaning to your life.key-hypnosis. and you find yourself on a gravel path.... And I wonder if you can remember a time. and to learn your life's purpose.. and spreading. now... and you can feel the gravel crunching under your feet. wondering where this path might take you.. the warm sun on your face.... Target Finding life's purpose Induction I once had an old friend who liked to go for walks....... times like that can make you feel so good...... trees.. Leaving the past behind lets you find what you really want in life. sounds of the outdoors.. wipes out the bad memories. somewhere nice... or in the country. Some rooms have happy memories and some have bad memories.........when you are amongst trees and Memory I grass and things you like..........Finding the purpose of life Leave the past behind and find your life's purpose What is life? What is the purpose of life? This script uses a hypnotic metaphor for letting go of the past. The script works to show you the purpose of life and shut off the bad memories.... and far away from things that might disturb you.. enjoying that feeling you get . and there's a sense of quiet and expectancy... deeper and more relaxed. deeper and Comments Dissociation Invoke memories of relaxation Time congruency using all the modalities Truism Breathing = relaxing Breathing induction Dissociation Seeding 'comfortable' Countdown deepener David Mason 217 www.. just for relaxation... the breeze in your hair. Four.. and lets you find meaning in what . flowers..... The metaphor reconnects to the good parts of your life. . and the path goes along and down into a dell.... walks by the shore.. maybe by a river. as you breathe out..... freedom... The basic metaphor concept is a corridor of rooms full of memories. find the purpose of your life.. and each step takes you down.... and with each gentle breath out you might like to wonder how relaxed you can become...... walks around town...

. which is pleasant.. and Memory they are there for you to enjoy. above the door some writing has been carved into it. and right in the middle is a door.. clean . almost as if you were there again. and each of those doors. Well.. there RULE are things you can choose to forget.. opens into an area of your life... and determine whether that door .. through each stage of your life..... then you can put your hand on the handle of that door.. and lock it. and get in contact with it and enjoy it. the door opens on to a long corridor.. and footprints = the trace of where you came from Locate a memory Connecting to and strengthening good resources Reframe David Mason 218 www.. something that reminds you so strongly... You walk up to the building. And what you can do now. and wonder... and you realize that each of those doors.... and you go forward into that corridor.. that maybe you haven't had time recently to think about. examine all the doors on the left and the doors on the right.. you look at each door..... and you realize that if you listen closely...... of that time and place.. and along each side of the corridor there are many doors...... you can go along. and there.key-hypnosis.......... grassy area. and you bend your head.. to your surprise.. Everything seems fresh... and you look at that door .. standing at the entrance of that corridor..deeper.. it's quiet. and as you go along that corridor..... Changing the past and then you find yourself in a large... a dell... It's a very old fashioned style............. and you listen...... it’s amazing such a small building has such a long corridor...and what you will reserve for the next day. almost like something out of a an old book. new... Two............. and if it is not. that door is brightly lit and looks welcoming. and maybe you might want to make a game of deciding each day what good things you want to remember that day....... they had problems at times. and you realize there is something you haven't seen before. opens on to a situation. and if it is a pleasant situation you can go through that door.. a feeling.. of that situation. and you become aware of your feet... and pause in front of each door...... and away in the distance.......... it looks welcoming. because you know.. and each of those doors is open just a crack.. you don't have to remember everything..and you stop in front of the can see another door. or there might be a scent. you can hear people talking... where it might lead.. and there are things you can choose to remember.... will open on to a situation.... and the people in your life.. or one that you would rather forget about.. so relaxed... and many good things happened in your young life... you push it open and it swings open soundlessly... and you reach out your hand and you turn the handle in that door....... One... you realize that there is something special about this . but they are there. at the end of the corridor... and all those doors there..... maybe more relaxed than you have ever been in your whole life... a col our.... and you continue across the grass. starting from your very earliest years.. if you want to... going up and up and up. and pull it closed..... of what is going on now behind that door... just a little. making footprints in the dew..... and up ahead you can see a small building...

or one you'd rather not have around any more.... maybe in their own way. and that door fades right out of memory. and if it is not something you want to know about.. or the right and on the left.... you can give me another signal. the times when you learned and enjoyed being young. keep still.. and deciding whether you want to spend a little time in there.... and a huge bolt slides across.......... you go along that corridor.. [Await signal] visualization Process the memories Ideomotor signal David Mason 219 www.. or whether it is a particular situation where you will close and lock the door... to that bright door at the end.. and you never have to feel those feelings again. to remind yourself of the all good times. there is nothing there now but a blank wall....... and enjoy all the feeling you have. maybe to enjoy those old feelings... becoming aware of what it going on behind each door. if it is something best discarded and forgotten...... as much as they were able to at the time. facing into the corridor. and it becomes indistinct.... dressing up. reading... things can seem different when you look at them from another perspective.. and are standing in front of that last D door. and then when you have dealt with all those doors... and open the door a little wider. but they did love you...... so you take a bit of time now..... so can't tell if it was even there.. merges with the wall..... and you are protected from that... and look up that corridor... playing games.. and that door changes.. so let me know now if you are ready to examine those doors.. they gave you memories...... so when you are ready to do that I would like you to signal to me by raising a finger or a thumb or maybe a hand or some other way and that will let me know that you are ready to go on........... and become aware in what ever way is best for you.. and it begins to fade........ those wonderful young feelings of joy and spontaneity -.. with friends........ and leave that behind...... whatever you really enjoyed. and if it is a pleasant happy situation for you. but you can reconsider them now. when you look back that entire door has disappeared. you can go in there... that maybe you couldn't deal with at the time.. and you can choose how you want deal with them. and it will lock... from the outside........ and for each door. all the time you need. and move on quickly... see yourself at that age. put your hand on the door..key-hypnosis.sometimes they didn't behave so well.... pausing in front of each door on the left and on the right..... and determine whether that is a happy situation that you want to keep...... and forgetting things that are not happy. and go along .. of what is going on in that room. and begin to pass through all the stages of your life.. and for the other doors you can put your hand on the handle. It's something you can think about.. you hear the click of the lock....parties. you can pull the door closed.. to decide what to either close them for ever or enter and enjoy the delights within.. it begins to darken.. but deep down they tried.. and you can start at the beginning.. the reality is that they had good points too. shrinks.and while it might seem that some people only had bad points. and as you pull that door shut...

. And can you go through that door? I Yes.key-hypnosis.. and we will continue. Bliss is the positive feeling of joy of life. bliss. Now I don't know what bliss means to you.. behind that door is. today and tomorrow and whenever you need them.. your mind will allow D Depth Test Safety Test Safety check Build expectation Define the concept Prime the mind for a revelation Permission David Mason 220 www....Give the client time to think about what bliss might be... of total well being.. you have done some very good work . It opens towards you... And tell me...... an experience.... and all those doors where you opened and went in and enjoyed the situation...... whenever you need to be reminded that you have so many good things to think about... is something you may not be aware of .. really look at it.. that's a very special door.. Bliss is what you think you deserve from life. all those good feelings will be available to you. you have been thinking about it... I would like you to look at that door.. it may be something unformed and difficult to define. [pause . life's purpose for you.. bliss is not just the absence of problems or feeling OK.. but when you open that door you will be opening up a vision. the feelings that were in those rooms will never bother you again..... Now take whatever time you need. I don't know. it is Capability the purpose of your life.] but your mind knows and is eager to show it. All those doors that you have closed and locked. to remember........ And do think it opens away from you or towards you? I Towards. longing for it ..... and realize what is on the other side.. a real is at ion of what it is that you really want..........Thank you I see that... what represents bliss for you.. exactly what lies behind that door... but your own mind knows what bliss means to you...... Visualization of Life’s Purpose And there is one door left.. I see that.. and behind that door. all your life... that special door. what colour is that door? Red. and it is easy to open.. OK.. and decide what things you want to leave behind. that's the door that you open to go away from this place.. and that is the door which is right at the end of the corridor.. Now bliss is a very special thing. and when you have done that you can signal to me again... and acquaint yourself with all the positive things that happened in your young life. and does it look easy to open? Yes.... [Await signal] Thank you.. and you may be surprised when you open that door... it may be something very specific.and you know. but it is a very special door.......

One... now. a little more © 2008 « Table of Contents David Mason 221 www.... Four eyelids fluttering. is the way out.... step boldly forward now. and you go up those steps. a sense that in that building you have gained something wonderful and you have also left behind things that no longer matter.. and you will be taking with you all those good things and the message of that vision of bliss.key-hypnosis. and each step brings you a little more aware. so now I want you to look at the back wall of that room and you will find another door. and you can be glad of it... and I don't know what your mind has revealed to you..... and push it open and when you push it open NOW you are on the outside. David Mason www. it's been a see your remarkably short period of time you can still see your footsteps on I footsteps = that grass. to access it Give time to experience it Do not leave the client in the bliss room when you see that door you go towards it... but you can enjoy that right now. two... remember and now you walk back up to those steps.. coming back to the present...... and you will go through that door......... beginning to get feeling back in your arms and Reorientation legs. FIVE wide awake. you are back in that grassy dell.key-hypnosis..... [pause] but now is not the time to be in that to become aware of it after you step through that door. and so now you walk back across that dewy grass... something good.. on the other side. welcome back...... you can feel the sunshine on your face and you can also feel a strange sense of freedom... that room is for learning.............. become aware of that .. it is something that is for you......... and what your mind has revealed to you now is what you are going to be working towards for the rest of your life. Three getting ready for a deep breath and a maybe a stretch.

It is also very useful for specific problems that don’t seem to have any definable source. or the client just seems to have so many problems that you don't know where to begin. It is the script to use when you have run out of . The Crystal Mountain script is written as a multi-level embedded metaphor. and thanks them and apologises for the way it was done and thanks them deeply. you can take the client into a hall in the cave where there are statues. For Alien Abduction the client can be led into the back of the cave where the wall opens to reveal the interior of the space ship. Because the symbolism is so strong it works on several levels simultaneously and typically enables the client to change things that they did not know were problems. The core metaphor is about dropping the emotional burden you have been carrying without being aware of it. For example if your client is unable to relate to people. The script keeps on working and generating positive change for up to six weeks. The crystals are their reward and from now on they can resume life as is used to be. It has a wonderful freeing power. The visit to the cave is a place where you can put very focussed instructions or resources. The client absorbs the metaphor and then matches the concepts embedded in it to aspects of their own life.key-hypnosis. etc. Get the client to ‘fix’ all these things. one is a man bound in iron bands and suffocating. One statue is a man encased in ice. and they will not be called again.Crystal Mountain This hypnosis script is my version of the traditional hypnotherapy script for letting go of the past. one is a man with his head twisted behind him so he can’t see. Because it is pure metaphor and touches on so many symbols of the unconscious mind it always has a powerful effect. It can be used with almost every client where the basic problem is anxiety caused by past events or a bad childhood. lacks emotion. etc. That metaphor is wrapped up in an indirect suggestion of forgiveness by a spiritual guide and then that is contained in two other metaphors: the inner metaphor is about not being afraid to look into yourself and the outer metaphor is about daring to free yourself from old fears. The applications are only limited by the therapist’s imagination. David Mason 222 www.. This metaphor is the nearest thing there is to general purpose therapy. safe in the knowledge that they have contributed in a small way to the universal consciousness. and could not be done any other way. and the figure tells the client that they were taken up for a very good reason. Their part is now over.

. and then with your next breath out.. all through that house... and after one there is just zero.. more peaceful... 'let go.. settling down... and as you glide past each room.... you just enjoy that lovely warm relaxation. that's good. the gentle in and out of your breath.. and with each breath out another room goes dark. and FOUR and each step is making you more and more comfortable.... begin to feel yourself being held....... and just imagine now going down that stair.......... that's it. and SIX deeply relaxed...Target INDUCTION SECTION And now just focus on your breathing. and there is the sound of machinery running somewhere. and each step down will make you even more relaxed..... you can allow yourself..... and it's night time. deeper and deeper...... goes dark..... and from the top floor there is a stair case going round past every room and down to the next floor. you don't have to do anything at all... you don't have to do anything.... just feel yourself drifting round and round... you're doing very well.. you don't have to listen ....... you don't have to think.your whole body is relaxed.. more and more relaxed and maybe you can imagine being inside a house somewhere. and just feel yourself supported gently....... more and more relaxed. relax. deeper and deeper and TWO down and down and ONE almost there .......... and just feel yourself going down and down. safe and comfortable and warm. deeper and deeper'... you don't have to think about Comments Dissociation Breathing induction Self induction Stairwell Induction Pace with breathing Countdown induction David Mason 223 www........... and FIVE.. you make the lights go out.. and all the lights are on in all the rooms....... with each breath you are becoming . more relaxed...... another room..... to a velvety dark place... more at ease. and NINE . and THREE ... things go quiet. deeper and deeper.. and with every breath out just going deeper and deeper.. leading down to the basement.. just become aware of your breath.... and there are ten steps. and as you pass each room... counting down on each breath. and maybe you can imagine a voice at the back of your head that says. And when you’ve allowed all those rooms to go dark. and you can begin to forget about these hands and legs and all the rest............ TEN... and relax more and more....... loose and limp and floppy..... the next room. a big old fashioned house with many rooms around a central stairwell.... that you can begin to relax now.. to tell yourself.... just allow > your muscles to relax and release and let go.. the whole building and everything in it is gradually getting darker and darker... and as each room goes dark you relax a little more.. and one after the other everything gets switched off. and you can imagine yourself drifting down through the centre of that zero.......... and EIGHT and SEVEN down an down ........ and just take a few moments and enjoy that wonderful feeling of total relaxation.key-hypnosis.... more calm. and music coming from some of the rooms.. the first room goes dark........ Now just imagine at the bottom of that stairway. and imagine going down those steps and relaxing more.... and all the sounds have stopped . you feel yourself beginning to sink into that chair....... and all the time each breath out is taking you deeper and deeper. deeper and deeper. and with every breath out....... more relaxed. and stairs .... as you go down that ..

there's a little bird trapped there..... summer sounds... and you emerge from the trees and you come to a flat grassy area. First Embedded Metaphor .... there is the smell of grass..... a path off to the side. and it is a lovely day...key-hypnosis..... and it is a lovely day and you have lots of time.anything.. and the thorns look sharp and dangerous. and with regret you turn and walk away. and you walk along and the path begins to wind its way up the valley and it winds around left and right and right and left..the Thorn Bush and the path goes higher and higher........ the warmth of the sun on your skin.... deep inside there is a little bird.... and there's a stream and a place to sit by the water....... and the sunlight filtering down like being in a great cathedral. quite clearly marked..... and the little bird looks at you. and the rustling sound seems to be coming from inside the bush.. and you look at the thorns ..and you push through some bushes.. a road you have walked many times........ or how long it has been there..... and the feel of smooth stones under you feet..... you begin to feel free..... and you look at the bush.. And as you walk along you feel the warmth of the sun on your face and the wind blowing your hair. back to the stream. and the poor thing is stuck deep inside ... and you become aware that you are carrying a pack......... hear the river splashing far below in the valley... turning this way and that....... see where it goes... and you decide to follow it for a while ... and you get up and you walk over to where this sound is coming from ... and just relaxing on that lovely soft grass... and you notice something... gradually leading upwards.... and it seems to be coming from over on the side . of streams and meadows and farms and V fields.. and you wonder how that little bird got in there.... and your journey. just let go and enjoy the feeling. of long summer days and And in that place you find yourself walking along a road . and you are sitting beside the stream and maybe you put your hand in it and take drink of refreshing pure water. And after a while you hear a rustling sound.... and there . and you begin to wonder where this road goes. and you find yourself going through a dark forest... and you peer in between the branches of this thorn bush.. and it’s a familiar road.. with huge trees all round. a back pack. Start of the embedded metaphor Group And I wonder if you can imagine a land far far away..... a thorn bush... and you are walking along. and there's a bush there... and you stop and look around you .. a land of high mountains and green valleys.. and you are feeling good.. and you step across the stream and Visualisation Muliti-modes of experience suggestion of alternatives decide to look at alternatives leaving the old area Aware of the pack Coming out of the dark. and you decide to investigate that path....... suggestions of spirituality Introduce tension 1st unresolved David Mason 224 www. and then the rustling comes again.... and you take your pack off and put it down........ with nasty thorns on it.... you don't have to worry. and you begin to wonder about that too...... to think about yourself... and you decide to get up and have a look at it... helpless and bedraggled.. and I why you are taking this road. and you take up your backpack again..... and there the little path goes off.... but you ignore it.

....... there is something about those eyes. more and more of them appear .....key-hypnosis...the Dark Pool And you continue following the path upwards and upwards.... way up here in the lonely hills. Second Embedded Metaphor .. still loves you.. and you go up to the edge of it and you look in the water and it's calm and deep and silent.... I have been waiting for a long time now"...... through your arms and legs and body. and so you walk round..... and it is as if you hear a voice in your head saying "Welcome. and they are dressed in some kind of see a strange figure. to bring you to this point.. Third embedded metaphor . and as you look at this...... and the air is getting thin and it's getting a little chilled..continue on your way.... every deed.... and maybe you can feel that feeling spreading through you now... and as you get nearer. as you get closer still the person looks at you. and you step back. everything you have ever done. and it's the eyes...... and as you get closer you get the feeling that you know who this is .The spirit's gift and as you do you notice the reflection of the sky in the still water..... acceptance... there's someone on the other side of the pool looking at you.. and accepts you for what you are.. I’ll just go round this last bend and then I'll go back... and your mind can begin to change too. to reconsider ..... things moving.. far down inside the lake........... and you can feel it spreading up though your neck and your cheeks and filling your mind... every word .... and they are beckoning to you... that everything that has happened has been for a reason. to consider the situation Introduce tension Metaphor for the unconscious mind 2nd unresolved situation Metaphor for spirit guide Acceptance and forgiveness Direct suggestion section David Mason 225 www. an ancient wisdom brushing against your innermost thoughts and then deep in those eyes you see something you didn't expect.. they kind of draw you in... and there in front of you is circular pool... there is someone else on the other side of the pool.. you begin to fill up with a wonderful warm feeling. exactly as you are.... as if you are filled with a coloured light.. I have been waiting for you. large shadows forming and changing.... and you feel something pass between you and that figure.. and you realise that this person knows all about you........ probing your deepest secrets.... And in the reflection you suddenly see there's someone else there.. a pool of water... every thought. and it is really a lovely scene.... and you get that feeling of being totally accepted... deep dark water.... somehow you are looking deep inside.. and you decide............ and they seem to be swimming and there are more of them. and you look deeply into their eyes. And as you look into that pool it's as if you feel yourself being drawn in........ and deep deep below you can make out dark shapes. and you can see the tops of the hills reflected and the sky and clouds. And as you get to that last bend once again the area opens . it is as if they have sensed you there and begin to rise up towards where your shadow falls across the water. and it is as if you can feel fingers going through your mind.

.. you can change. and it is filled with things that you don't need and don't want..Look around you ....... and you open it.and you put down that backpack. and it's as if you are seeing it for the first time.. and you pick up the 3rd unresolved situation Reassurance for the claustrophobic David Mason 226 www. that is a gift to you..... you don't have to carry other people's stuff. and D letting go....... And can enjoy that . and the figure turns and moves on... and know that it is there.... and again you hear the voice in your head saying.. you feel something change inside you . and scattered around are sparkling crystals.. in bright colours.. You don't have to carry those things any ........ large stones... and you know that everything has changed..... You can feel warm and content now........ like a sunset at the end of a perfect day promising a better new day to come.. into little pieces that blow away.... old ideas can dissolve and just wash away .... And that warm. into little pieces. and you can just enjoy this wonderful healing light. and the next one and the next one and you smash them all... it is there just because of who you are now. and you reach into the D pack and you lift out the top stone...... Core Metaphor ..the Crystal Cave And beckons for you to follow... leaving nothing but that warm glow..... you don't have to do anything to enjoy that gift. you. it cracks like an egg.... and inside there is a glow.. as that healing light bathes you in its warm glow... always...... and the figure leads you into a cave... " It's time to start on a new path.. all encompassing light fills you totally... that everything can be different..... all shapes and sizes.. and there is a big flat area in that cave .. and you take that out and you throw it to the ground and it smashes into a million pieces..... And voice says.... from the top of your head to the tips of your feet..... .... old ideas about yourself... like friendly stars shining in the night... take what D you want... "Come. and it is filled with things that you did not put in there..Spirit's Gift And the figure smiles at you and says. and there is a growing feeling of excitement in you...key-hypnosis. most of your life. that were never intended for you"....... and as you drop it. and inside there are stones..... you go into the pack and you lift out the next stone... that you have had to carry... and you stamp the pieces into dust and you kick the dust around. " And you look around the cave. and the figure moves onwards... And you go into the backpack and you lift out the next stone.. the shell crumbles... and you drop it on the ground.possibility.. and you kick it away from you. it's time to let go of old notions.. coming from thousands of crystals in the rock... you have been carrying that around with you for so long.. there is something waiting for you"... it's time to just enjoy relaxing your mind.... it's time to make things happen differently.. End of CRYSTAL CAVE Metaphor Resolve Third Embedded Metaphor . "It’s time to take off that backpack.

.... beautiful multicoloured fish.. and decide to get rid of it. happier.... and you begin back down the path.. tumbling and swooping.. and carefully you move each branch and twig out of the way... flying free.... and the little bird that is in there..... it washed up on a shore far away..... and you realise that was the gift that was waiting for you.. that bush had changed.... who lived safe and snug inside.. you walk to the bright cave entrance.. And you wash your hands in that stream..... you throw it into the stream. they are fish. and you pull it out of the ground.. and again you stand and look into the pool. and how fresh and clean and bright it all is now. deep into it.. and as it flies up and up you say to that bird......... "You are free now... supported.... and you go across to the bush.. no matter how you got to be where you are now. and you arrive at the circular pool again...key-hypnosis.. and you can fill your pack with those shiny crystals and take as many as you ...... and you see it flying high up there in the bright blue sunlit sky.. and then it is swept down some rapids and disappears.. protected. many months later... and you make a tunnel down into the heart.. like a child drops a stone just to enjoy what happens...... free to do everything. and you bend it to the side.crystals and with every one you are picking up strength and confidence and certainty and all things you need. turning in the current. And you walk easily down from the cave. with shimmering scales flashing in the sun.. and you sit down and really look at the world around you... and a way in is a way out... and you step across the stream.... any thing you want to be.. You can get out.the Dark Pool and you turn to thank the figure. leaving an ever expanding ripple on the surface. Resolve First Embedded Metaphor ... " And back at the stream you look at the bush. and to your surprise and delight...... and as you watch the shapes become clearer.. it looks bright and warm and welcoming.. there is a herd of gentle animals drinking at the edge... more and more of them....... of that bush. and that tunnel became a home to a family of small creatures. And you know..... feeling lighter...... avoiding all the thorns.. you hear the rustle from the bush....the Thorn Bush And you move on. and the ripples seem to go on for ever... where there are no thorns. and again those dark shapes start to rise. and your hands feel clean and David Mason 227 www. it starts to float away.. but it is gone... free...... with a little bit of help you can get away from this.... and you find yourself back at that stream again..... and a fish jumps......... and will always be waiting for you.............. and carefully and gently you promise that bird I can make you free. good things can come from anything.. and with a sudden flurry the bird is out.. Resolve Second Embedded Metaphor .. and then you bend a branch away to the other side. free to be anything you can be.. a passage a way in to the centre... but now it looks different.. And so you reach out and carefully you grasp one of the branches. And while you are relaxing and thinking about what has changed......... gone.... and you watch all the dirt coming off your hands and carried away. you grasp it at the base...

. and up ahead the road splits into many branches... because something has changed deep inside that cave..... and the road divides..... and one by one each individual plant opens a flower... so many branches...........fresh © 2009 David Mason 228 www.. something has really changed inside you. and as you walk along you realise things are different now......... it begins to change.. and all around you is strength and endurance and health and vitality. you can learn a lot from nature. End of Embedded Metaphor group And before long you reach the line of trees and this time that dark and gloomy forest seems filled with light....... a fresh green plant sprouts. And as you imagine that road branching out you feel stronger and maybe you are beginning to feel that tingling in your arms and in your toes.. and you find the road again..... and another.. a crystal falls unnoticed out of your pack. And feeling cleansed and refreshed. « Table of Contents David Mason www.. you continue on the path. and where it .. You have left so much behind you now..key-hypnosis. and as you come back to the present now you realise you really have a present worth coming back to as you waken up in the present.. and then another. and you sit down comfortably on the bench........ and allow your mind to clear........... and as you relax and close your eyes. And as you think about that road. and you feel somehow different. now. and soon your sleeping figure is surrounded by new growth. and beside the road is a bench.. and each criss crosses the others and each leads to a bright future. until you are surrounded by a carpet of colours.. and divides again...... And soon you are back at the beginning of the path.... it's one of those times when you realise as you are wakening up that things are different forever..

. and every one that you love is in that room.. and you wave and they wave back.. And you go out through that door and you find yourself on a gravel path. and some put their arms around you .. where you can do anything you want to do and you will be accepted and supported...key-hypnosis. and as you crunch along on the gravel ............ and in that room there are lots of people. off a river.. tall trees.... they've been having a sort of party........ quietly and politely. the door to the outside. and they begin to applaud ....... and when you go into that room they all turn round and they stop doing what they were doing.... It’s a place where you can be anything you want to be....... and this is a place where you can feel completely safe. that all these people love you for who you are... you find yourself in a large room.. in that room there is everyone you know and like.... and how easy it would be to open that door.. and you can turn round... isn't it? And now I would like you to find a way to thank those people and just send out love to them...... old stuff..Letting go the past This metaphor takes the client on a metaphorical journey along a path and lets the mind deal with what has been holding them back. and some hug you and kiss you..... and they go back to talking and laughing.. perhaps..... just for that.. and there are people there who you haven't seen for a long time... and maybe you can imagine that door opening......... they have been talking and eating and drinking.. you can feel the pleasure... whether it would open inwards or outwards. and they stop and they look round and they all smile. or an airport or anything involving movement......... big...... and even just thinking about that place makes you feel good inside. and there are people there who you meet every day... supported . or a bag or something. and trees along each side.. and then louder still.... and know that they are there to support you.. and there are people there who are no longer with us.... and everyone who loves you......... and you look round there is a big sort of net... in any way you can..... you can hear the crunch of the gravel. totally accepted.. it's full of stones and rubbish. And that's a good thing. and everyone who knows you and likes you.. and feel this tugging at your back. and be accepted. and you can see them clapping and you can hear the sound.... by family and friends and all the other things.... you realise that there is something tugging at you. and you feel such a feeling of warmth and acceptance... and as you walk up the path you can feel the stones under your feet... and make your way to another door. and they begin to clap a little louder. and you go through that door.. and think about what that door might look like. The Gravel Path I wonder if you can imagine a door... and inside it... and you are dragging this along David Mason 229 www........ and they are all smiling..... and there's a breeze blowing along....... and you are walking along .. and you can smell water.. what kind of handle it might have.. and you feel so good. and look at those .... It can be adapted to many different situations and the basic idea can be applied to a bridge.. and they begin to come forward.. the colour....

...... something sharp appears in your hand... or like an anchor on a boat. and you reach round to the rope connecting that thing. and the sun comes out... a fresh way forward... holding you back. it springs away.and some drains away into the gravel..........key-hypnosis.. and soon. ... and as it parts.. you can go forward now... « Table of Contents David Mason 230 www. and the sunlight begins to shine on all that old stuff...... and you look at it and it feels as if it is dragging behind you like the train on a gown. they too fade away..and you can see the marks on the gravel.and the pile collapses and scatters... and in there is all the stuff that other people have put in there that you don't really need any more. and you can walk among it and kick at it... and as soon as you realise this......... and evaporate. that this is what you should .. until nothing is left.. but never really looked at it or felt it so strongly before. a new path... you don't need it... disappearing... you slash at it........ that weight has gone.. nothing to see but the shadow of your own footsteps.. you reach out and cut that rope.. and you realise this has been tugging on you for a long time. and it begins to steam. bits roll away.. and all that is left is a smooth path.... and then you smooth the gravel over and there is nothing there any more....... you can feel them fading.. and lies there on that gravel path...... and you realise that you were sort of aware of it before... And you feel much lighter.. it comes apart..... and the bright light begins to destroy the stuff holding it all together.. and you suddenly get the feeling.... and as you watch........... you don't deserve to have to drag all this stuff with you all the time.... and you realise you don't want it. and all the stuff inside collapses....

Dissociation Induction Section I wonder if you can remember a child's picture book? The sort of book that has picture and stories and different scenes and different places.... a big wide gate.. and you follow along the wall... Hypnotherapy is a powerful way of releasing old hurts and emotional abuse so you can move on in life... imagine opening that book ..... really relax...... ever deeper. and allow yourself to settle down deeper now.... And another breath... and allow your mind to go deeper. imagine how they would feel if they were so heavy you just can't lift them. and imagine now resting in that armchair... a big tree somewhere.. now become aware of the weight of your body......... It uses a metaphor of a mirror in a room that reflects differently and that can change the past.... then the person is given the power to change the past..... even more.. and the gate begins to open.... hold it.. but you can change how you remember the past. letting go. Target Kinesthetic Induction Section Now take a deep breath..... and how you let it affect you...... feeling relaxed and comfortable... ever wider... then switches attention to a different view.. and as you breath out.. and you come to a gate.. somewhere in the countryside... to a page with a tree. and a big armchair to settle down in..Change the past Letting go past events and moving on with life This script is designed to get rid of things that happened in the past and lets you change the past.... a high wall. your arms and legs can go heavy.. on a hot sunny ....... and there is path a driveway beyond the gate... This hypnotic metaphor sets up the old event.. and there is a wall beside the road. that's right..... and allow your mind to drift off.... Mirror transformation metaphor and you find yourself walking along a road in the countryside.. and to safely watch as they happen and then to change the past. and that tree has roots going down... You can't change the past.. imagine those roots going deep down into the earth. and someone lying in the shade there enjoying the warmth and relaxation.... as you relax.. and imagine now..... and one more and let your whole body relax. in that calm peaceful place........ thinking of those deep roots. a different page. imagine those roots spreading out. This metaphor therapy allows the person to uncover old things that they might not even be aware were a problem..key-hypnosis. and the driveway leads you Technique Relax the body Target Memory Technique Dissociation Target Technique something hidden a way in David Mason 231 www. and there is a page with a scene outdoors. and there's a warm fire burning in a comfortable room. and let it out.... going back a long way.. and the new perspective takes over.. surrounding something important.

.... how it affected you... what you deserved to have happen... and as you touch that wall..... a pond... what would be the best outcome for ...... to decide how it should have ended. and you have the ability to change what happens in the mirror.. a barn. watching. as if it was happening to someone else..... experience it. turn out the way you want them to. and the path goes through trees and bushes and then round a corner.. and you can influence what the mirror shows.......... to time when something happened to you.. and soon there the events in the room can hardly be seen....... and you can take a few moments now to choose........... the mirror starts to get bigger.. and you realize that you can see the room and you can Capability see the mirror.... and the light from the mirror replaces everything in that room. and move away from the window...... as you are looking through the window... but as you watch.. so you can see the room... and you reach out and touch the wall. and you are M looking into a room.... you can see it. indirection lots of resources guiding the unconscious leads to the problem metaphor room = life Dissociation revivification Double dissociation magic resource for change Power to change the past double perspective on the event replace the old version with the new let it face away David Mason 232 www.. and there are smaller buildings nearby.. and you can see the mirror.. you are a spectator..... and you come to a building.... and that mirror is reflecting what is going on in the room. and in that room there is something going on.. but you can see the room and you can see the mirror and the room in the mirror.. to a long time ago.. as if it was happening right now. and it is a scene from your own life.. the way things were. and you trail your hand along the wall.... the way things can be... something that has affected your life.. something that hurt you is going on in that room. your mind is drifting back in time.. and you look in the window.. and in it things get clearer.. and things start to melt away. the people...... the way they should have turned out... And when you are ready .... that has never been cleared... to start to melt and dim.....key-hypnosis.. a big important looking building.......... something important.... just looking....... something important that it is time to change.. and you come to a window..... until you are completely satisfied with how things should be. and you feel the surface .. and you can watch as this scene appears in that room. and the events in the room begin to lose focus...on..... and as you make those changes....... just letting it take you wherever it leads. and change it in the mirror now.. you can make things in the mirror turn out differently. the mirror gets bigger and brighter. bits of machinery lying around........ and the things in the mirror somehow are not exactly the same as the things in the room........ you can lower the curtain on that scene.. And you realize that because you are looking in the room this time. the room dims and getter darker.. and you go up to the main building... you can see everything that is going on. something that should not have happened to you.. But on the back wall there is a mirror. and vanish. the way it did. you are aware of how you feel.. things are getting changed... knowing that things have changed for ever. changed to the way they should have been.. and as the mirror gets brighter.. the place...

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... imagine you are going down a long corridor.. [Pause] [Now do an eye catalepsy test] Uncover the past and as you are lying there.. your legs feeling heavy. and then with every gentle breath out ....key-hypnosis....... totally at ease.. change your Past This interactive hypnosis script uses a special form of regression.. They never need to confront the actual memories. and deals with it symbolically. D Breathing induction Kinesthetic induction V Candle Visualization induction D Test for trance pacing V Deepening Reassurance Dissociation deepening David Mason 234 www...... a candle goes out. And now imagine that your whole body is relaxing. loose and soft and heavy.......... and you can go deeper still. and your eyes are getting heavy... what is important is drifting away... another candle goes out.. many many candles. more and more candles go out. and you can imagine that room getting dim and dark.. and each breath is taking you deeper and deeper down that corridor now... That's right... you are getting the feeling of leaving behind all the things in the present. Then the therapist can use any hypnosis technique to sort out the issues that underlie the problem. and one more breath.. and there are candles shining softly all around..Uncovering the Past Change your life... and imagine you are in a room somewhere... safe and warm and comfortable. relaxed.. Candle Hypnosis Induction Take a deep breath. and as you breath out. breathing gently. and it is soft and warm and comfortable there.. feeling heavy.. feel your arms getting heavy... It goes back to childhood..... and you are totally relaxed. and now imagine that with each breath out.... down that corridor.... your whole body is getting heavy.. the thing they refuse to remember.. and as you go deeper. they are not important right .... until all those candles have gone out.. drifting back.... The Uncovering the Past script takes the client back and uses a metaphor to permit them to gradually and safely get to the thing that is really driving their behavior... and on the next breath.. Take another deep breath and let your eyes close.. but it does not try to get the person to find a memory.... dim and quiet.... as you relax.. What this hypnotic regression script does is to focus the attention on the thing that the person will not look at.. dim and dark and quiet and peaceful. you can let it all go..

.. something that Memory identify their has been there a very long time.. engineering Take whatever time you need to deal with that thing.. [Get a description.... or that have been avoided...key-hypnosis. you will find that these things cannot D Reassurance harm you..... and imagine that thing........ what it looks like or feels like.. and you may have a special name for it. wrapped up.. something deep and hidden.... ask why and go on from there. there is a feeling of something. lifting off the outer layer. or burning it.. until there is only one left... hidden away.back to your childhood. and you can take away that layer too.. get some idea of its size and shape and what it might be... all wrapped . problem a feeling that you are bad.. that feeling... knowledge and it has been unreachable. Turn it into an concealed.. hidden away........ I Hint at change Power to Change Metaphor And that thing. some object that is just out of sight.. V and then imagine taking the first layer of wrapping off. and in that place......... or a way of thinking about personal it.. or tearing it up.. Dissociation Let them there is a feeling... and under that is another layer. a feeling of failure or many shame. progress and underneath.... throwing it away maybe.... Take off that last layer and describe what that thing is like. And when you are in this state... things unconscious that might be frightening or painful... then guide the client to be able to do what they want to do to it] [assuming they want to get rid of it] so now imagine how you would get rid of it.. now continue to take off layers... expand the details until is clearly described] V Symbolism and what would you like to have happen to that thing? Transformation [Get a response... the experience of it..... just object outside of awareness. there is another layer. target and in this state you can remember many things.. or metaphor folding....... like taking incremental away a towel.] Power to Change old feelings So now is the time to take off that last layer.. and imagine that feeling as being something buried. nothing in your own mind can ever harm you.. Imagine it breaking..... maybe you can begin to make out the shape of the thing that is there.... but it is always there. And are you ready to take that last layer off now? [Await response] [If the response is negative. knowing that David Mason 235 www....... now imagine peeling away that layer.. some feeling that is alternatives always there.. a feeling of having to do something. Permission one flimsy layer covering that thing.... bundled up.. focus on that old feeling. or not good enough.. you can become Priming the Memory aware of things that have been hidden away for a long time. and as you do so....

come back to full awareness in your own time.... that you have the right to change. and everything it represents... and when you are ready .... that you can choose what you want to have in your have the power to do that.. Reorientation And coming back from that experience..... So do what has to be done to get rid of that thing for ever. ready for a new future.. something useful.....key-hypnosis.. the right to choose.. and it has gone forever.. and you have the right to do that.... Replace the symbol David Mason 236 www. So think about what you want. and then imagine what you would like to have in its place.... you are free to choose to come back to the present or to take some time and decide what you Behavior want your future to be. something bright and happy perhaps.. in your own way. to enjoy thinking about how things can be different ... something you would like...

... no matter what happened. things that were said and done and are still hurting now.. the kind of room that gets filled with stuff that people can't throw away.. see how you looked. the way that puts you on top.. and finding the ability to change the photos and all the other things that are affecting how you feel today...... you can rip it out.. you can change what you remember. in there is everything you have done... age 22........ and you have the power to change things now. 14.. age 20.. you can just erase it. and in this state..... how you felt then. how you felt. when you were a teenager.. anything that hurt you...... Old stuff collected and stored Safety Metaphor M object Capability Capability Capability Memory Capability Capability and you can open that book... and before then.... at this time.... D You can go through that book.. makes you feel good.. well.. 12..... safe and secure.. things that happened.. The hypnotic metaphor is about going into a room full of old stuff.. and anything you don't like....... what you lived through. the way you prefer it .. you can go back and make it turn out the way it should have.. this album contains every important event in your life.. what D happened... and 10 and 8 and 6.. but it is more than that. and you can choose anywhere to start. and wipe out the memory of when it was said..... and there are pictures.... and anything that was said to you... memories. 18..... a teenager at school. but this album is special... everything you said. remember that time. 16. and then going backwards......key-hypnosis. The Photo Album Hypnosis Script allows the mind to go back and change memories. it is a multi-media album.. everything ever said to you that affected you..... totally... everything that was done to you... the way you deserve it to have happened.... hurt you. everything you have seen... there are pictures and sounds and videos... open the book at say...... how you were..Photo Album Hypnosis Script This script is hypnotic visualization that lets you leave old stuff behind..... and finding a photo album there..... what was done to you..... D you can go through that book. it's all .. of things that happened. and think through what happened.... make it come out the way you want it to. but don't have M any use for...... a big book. and it's a kind of photo album.. made you feel bad.... the right to change them....... what was said. and in that room there is a book. wipe it out like it never happened... to let go of the past and move on with your life. you can pull that picture out of the book and destroy it.. Photo Album Metaphor Visualization and I wonder if you can imagine being outside a room somewhere. the way that suits you. Because you have the right and the ability and the permission to change those D Regression David Mason 237 www.... and change it. and who said it.... you can change your mind.... you can change it now... and you can go back now........... now. It is especially useful for weight loss hypnotherapy... and anything that happened. But this is the book of your mind. and you can go into that room.. a little child.

.. and over the next hours and days and weeks your mind can keep on changing Behavior those things....... and soon that room has disappeared and there is nothing left of V it. that were D holding you back.... leave all that old stuff where it belongs. and lock © 2010 David Mason 238 www..... at age 5. you can choose to delete it. getting rid of old feelings. let the feeling of that happiness fill you now. leaving all that old stuff M behind... wipe it away.... with that book....... and that old stuff can just fade away now...... happy sounds.. remember all those things..... and you can take a few moments now to go over those good times... experience them in bright colors... out of that room....... changing... old hurts.... and 19 and 21 .. and as you walk away from there.. making right..things. growing up... and you are free to enjoy those good memories... filled with happy images.... and then 7 and .... deleting.. and anything that happened you can remember it differently. all the stuff that happened then.. old ideas..... Capability You can go through that album now.. just throw them away.. And you can remember all the good times.. with good Behavior memories. and you can take that book. what you were like.... large and fresh.. and all the Memory stuff in it. that room begins to fade..... and enjoy that freedom to wipe away old stuff.key-hypnosis... D « Table of Contents David Mason www..key-hypnosis.... they can't affect you any more. Capability You can now be what you want to be.... there were good times too. and 15 becoming a young adult .... how you were. to look forward now.. and 17 . and you can remove any pages that you don't like.. and then close the door behind M you...... and 11 and 13 becoming a V teenager. and take it with you.. and Capability I everything is brighter for you...... M and see yourself. come away from that room.. and after that ... the way it should have been.. and see Memory V them..........

Breaking the Cycle Hypnosis Script How to break old habits and change old behaviour The Break the Cycle hypnosis script is used as part of a hypnosis session to reinforce earlier hypnotherapy suggestions...... and it's got like carvings on the outside.. in everything.. you can feel something changing inside.... an old strange fashioned looking building. it's past M all dark . that as of today. The script uses Ericksonian techniques in the form of suggestions embedded in quotations and metaphor to make a connection between past effects and present behavior. all of you..... quote I am taking back my life... I quote as of today. and at first you can't see anything... there are all these people stretching back.. a big chair.. Breaking the Cycle lets them be proud of that change.. but I am going my own way now... You suggest that the client has something new. like a throne or authority something like that.. I am taking control of my life... and there is a figure sitting in that. and you stand up... I am my own man.. Capability Capability Capability Capability Capability Capability Identity Behavior Hypnotic Habit Transformation [continues from earlier part... and to get the client to visualize making a public commitment to the change they want. you realize that it is much bigger than it looks on the outside. why you are there.. You look around... to make a public declaration that the change has been made and there is no going .. quote I am deciding what I want to do quote I am deciding what my family is going to have.and you say in a loud clear voice.. quote as of today. and you come to this small building...... and you go inside that building..... with both hands... all the way back there. and they are all sitting there in rows. etc... hundreds. quote David Mason 239 www... some power.. ] And you are walking along.. there is a chair.... you can feel a strength growing in you.. to commit to change in front of others.. Use the Breaking the Cycle script after a series of hypnotic suggestions to get the client to own the change. and enables them to break out of the cycle of behavior.. and they use that as their power to change... inability and then.... and then it comes to you... as far history as you can see. then your realize that you brought something in with you ..... and place = different colors..... power center and you just feel compelled to go inside. figure and all the people are looking at you. quote I am a new man quote I thank you for what you gave me... I am breaking the cycle...key-hypnosis. and you realize there are people in there . and you look back at them........ I have come here today to tell you .... and right in the front... maybe thousands of look back = people. as your eyes adjust. and you look back... and exposure you wonder what to do.

. and all these people standup.. that finally you have been accepted..... something has finally broken free..... and the figure goes back to the chair.. and something hung M reward around your neck. and you feel as if you have been blessed in some way. and you leave that building.... and you can take your place among these people.. and again you feel you have to speak.... and you Symbols of feel something being put round your shoulders.and you are proud of your own strength of purpose........and you M feel that love coming back.... something has finally released its grip...key-hypnosis. and you feel like you are ten feet tall. you feel yourself open up and love all these people....... and you feel like you have been approved. and you feel something welling up inside you........ and it melts that chain... and comes toward you..... just the kind of day you like. acceptance of the change Identity Identity Capability Capability Capability Identity and soon the whole room is filled with applause..... and you know it's time to move on. and them one begins to applaud. From today I have [whatever the change is] I will never again [whatever the change is] I am free. here... and you feel.. and ambiguity you are proud of what you have done now..and there is an intake of breath. you feel like you have finally proven who you are ... to get something straight....... validated..... and it begins to fill you. and you are proud of your family and your upbringing and everything that has formed you..... for what you are. today... and they are all applauding you. there is a warmth. I have come here to this place to tell everyone.. something alters K and moves... and you find yourself .key-hypnosis... And the figure in the chair stands up.. I have broken the chain. in front of all these people...... and its a great thing..... and then another... and suddenly....... and figure in the chair smiles. a connection.. and they all look at each other. lead into the next part of the therapy] « Table of Contents David Mason www... the spirit has © 2010 David Mason 240 www. and it's a perfect day. and you are proud of who you are... You feel like a rock star out there. [now..... and another. you feel something happening inside you... and there is a huge roar of approval.. everything that has brought you this place and has made you what you are.....

wise and caring. and if that inner child is unhappy then we are unhappy too. Tell your inner child that you love her. The child is totally dependent on adults and looks to them for love and support. knowing what you know now. This is a therapy that accesses the unconscious mind through writing. If that is not given then the child forms beliefs about not being good enough.' If you have a photograph of yourself before five or six. how they establish their rights.. Notice that they are each innocent and headstrong. Form a clear image of yourself as a child. a sense of adventure. more personal and connects directly with the inner child. and nothing will seem right until the inner child is released from the prison inside us. 2. 3. The letter need not be long. freedom.Inner Child Spiritual Healing script Help your inner child release old hurts Most problems of adult behaviour can be traced to problems in childhood. that David Mason 241 www. not being lovable.. what you got. Remember all the things you used to be. how it was to be in that family. and a powerful way of helping your own inner child to mature and come out into the sunshine. what you wanted. joyful and tearful. Just allow whatever comes up to come up. how they go into things with . unintentionally or on purpose. Spend some time in a quiet place thinking about how it was then. get it out. Think about whatever feelings come up when you think about the little girl you were. beautiful and irritating.key-hypnosis. How you were treated. but it is important for you write that letter. Imagine yourself as you are now. what you needed. Just let it be.. forgetful and loyal. The little girl can’t read of course. or having to do things to earn love. how you felt. Get in touch with any feelings. 4. Become aware of how they try to control their world. interacting with their mothers. Notice how small and innocent you were. dependent and assertive.. If you don’t have a photograph then try to remember what you can about what things were like before you went to school. Get a clear image of what life should be like for a child Think about young kids in a public place. could be just a paragraph. Be open to them. We all have an inner child. Write a letter. what happens to them. How you behaved. excitement. an adult. Do not censor or judge or rationalise. Imagine that you need to write a letter to this little girl. what you remember. Write it out and it becomes more real. Feel whatever feelings come up for you. 1. It is a form of spiritual therapy. scared and bold. and you want to adopt that little girl that was you. Children are easily hurt.

... Read the reply Now I want you to write yourself a letter from your inner child... out into the David Mason 242 www. that you will work hard to let her become the precious and unique person that she is.. I want to take care of you... just what she feels she needs. that little girl is welcomed.. know that you have reclaimed her.. that you know what she needs.. adults were strange and powerful.. see the living room from the height of a child.. see yourself as a magical person who has conjured all these things into being. from that little girl.... Let yourself feel whatever you feel as you hear these things. Remember how you remember the house you live in. I’ve been waiting for you.. You might have to draft several before you are satisfied that you are telling her exactly what she needs to hear. And then feel the presence of . that you will give her what she needs. Tell her how much you want to help her.she is wanted. Then read it aloud very slowly.. brothers.. I’ll give you all the time you need to get your needs met. 6. .. Your needs are OK with me.... and then walk out of that house.... And now become your grownup self again. lead that little girl past the garden . playing with you.. who loves you.. sisters..... no matter what. spending time with you... Welcome to the world.. I’ve prepared a special place for you. or some thing.. snuggled.key-hypnosis. and maybe there is a smile. feeding you... and will give her the time she needs to grow and develop.. I like you just the way you are. warm and comfortable. loved and will never be alone again. Tell her you will keep her safe. and I am prepared to do that. A child probably wouldn’t write much... that you are glad she is a girl.. Just feel what that little girl needs to say and let the words appear. Write what you feel is right. And let yourself put that little girl down. The world smiled when you were born. on paper. gently hear yourself saying you will never leave her.. Write it with a pencil. you are the person holding that girl . You might need some tissues handy. Go into trance You know how to enter trance now... from now on you will always be available for her. I’m so glad you are this little girl. Notice how you are feeling. the present you. And now imagine you. Go into trance and then think again about being that little girl. I am so glad you are here. I like being with you.. Check your feelings on every sentence... 5. using your left hand if you are right handed.. It’s OK to be emotional. and you say to that little child...... just because you are little and perfect and innocent . and you are lifted up and held... see who is there.... You need to write this letter by hand.... In all the world there has never been anyone like you. everything is full of wonder.. Imagine your bedroom... feel the sense of that home coming...... and look at that little girl.. I will not leave you. relatives. totally and absolutely. how everything was big..

past your school. past the teenage you...street... and walk into an adult memory of feeling wanted and loved..key-hypnosis........ as you do become aware of where you are and return to the © 2011 « Table of Contents David Mason 243 www. David Mason www.key-hypnosis... make it ... and let that fill you..

Memory Capability Capability Capability Behaviour [Use your normal induction] And when you think about [the thing that happened]... and as you do.. because there can be dozens of pictures on the one page.. and because you have put it into that album.......key-hypnosis......bring them to mind....... seal it in there.. and when one page is full you can turn it over. and you can safely go Connect to through all the images you have of that time..... you can also imagine how you are images going to put those images into the album .. = Reframing maybe hundreds. and they will be there forever. and start filling the next page up.. and then you can put it into that album..and you are putting it into that album.. then because you know how V image you feel about it. and isolate the V because you can imagine that. and then getting you to visualize changing them.... a long time ago . with some plastic maybe..and after considering it. you can remember how it was. you can choose to cover it up...... and a stamp album is like a photograph album.. and kept them in an album...... that means you are moving it away from wherever it is now. all M the traumatic the things you feel about it.... all the memories and the feelings. and I wonder if you have ever seen a stamp album..... and every time you do that.. and if you don't. all those pictures... you can decide whether you want to even have that alter the image any more... and just imagine that there is an album . David Mason 244 www. and every time you shrink it down... all the pictures.... and you take each picture and you look at it once.. and stuck in an album.. and every time you turn each page you can forget all those images. event something about them reminds you that they belong in a different time.. and every one of them can be shrunk down. Once your mind accepts that these things can be changed.. like a photo album... and you can take all those images. The Stamp Album metaphor works by getting you to transform your issues into metaphoric objects. only very small..... and I would like you to go through each of those images.. you can just let then go into the past. maybe you Develop the saved stamps when you were young? Or maybe you had a friend M metaphor who saved stamps. like vague memories of messages posted long ago that M no one can recall....... even a little...... that means you can take the next image and deal with all > images shrink that one down too.. you can shrink it down until it fits..Stamp Album Metaphor Therapy This metaphor script used NLP type image manipulation to help your client deal with past issues. then your own healing ability starts and the process will continue until your mind thinks the issue doesn't seem important any more and can be put away for good...

and every time you become aware of that.. you break the connection to those pictures...... into that album.key-hypnosis. becoming silent........... it loses more of its power. and because you can imagine that V happening now.. and that means your mind is © 2011 Suggestions of letting go.. and all of those images are safely inside that album.... that > new capability you tiny pictures kept in the ... Because you are undergoing these changes that means those changes will continue. in a place where you could leave it.. it means those changes get Capability easier....... Time to process Self esteem confusion Test original issues « Table of Contents David Mason 245 www. and take as long as you want... and that album has a dark cover and dark pages.... haven't you? [pause] And when you think of that [event].. how does it seem to you now? David Mason www.. and it would stay there safely for a long time.. and it has a little lock on it.... disappearing Metaphor disposing of the images. and as you watch the whole album begins to get darker and darker. and you snap it down and it is locked. until if you were to open that page again. darkening. and every time you think about it. far away from you now. closing.. Because you are thinking about putting those images away and because you are able to change those images that means that you Capability are changing how you think about those old things so every time > you start to experience that you can realize that you have a new power now and you can feel better than you have ever felt before.. and you have changed.. fading.. and you feel released.. they become still pictures.......and you are changing forever now.. that means you are changing. And I wonder if you can imagine taking that album and putting it away somewhere. you wouldn't be able to see those images because they have faded away... and they become silent. shrinking. and every time you close a page........ you can imagine that place moving away.. as the changes happen.. and every time you feel that change. all of the images.. And just allow your mind to do that now.. and as you flip over each page...... and eventually put all of the memories. and you close it firmly......... and you can imagine putting it in that place.key-hypnosis....and that means you can imagine.. to change and keep the change and keep changing. so take a few moments now and enjoy that feeling.... each of those images as you put them onto the page. ...and the pictures get darker and darker..

and you pause . you can breath again. but it is as if you are V noticing it for the first time. a coat that is too tight... a long heavy coat. feeling like you are wrapped up in a blanket.. a coat that is buttoned up right up to the neck. 'I heard what you said'.. It lets you focus on what is wrong in your life and to make it right. 'Why don't you take it off?' and while you are thinking 'Take what off?' you look down and you see that you are wearing a coat.. really seeing things the way they are.Make it Right Change your life forever by putting right the past A special hypnosis metaphor script to show you how to let go of the past and take control of your future. and you come to a little bridge over a stream...... smothered.... I wish I knew what the problem is.. and then you notice a little figure walking beside you.. Memory K something is wrong.... and the figure says..... you undo the next button.... crushing your spirit........' and you walk on... 'I wish I could get free. you undo the next button. This powerful hypnotherapy script uses metaphor to get the people who have wronged you to apologize and make it right. unable to breathe.. stopping you moving and breathing .. restricted. Hypnosis Induction [Use your favorite induction script from the collection] then. with you. and you feel ambiguity change in awareness empathy with situation decision point state the problem magic resource magic instruction metaphor for restriction Permission Metaphoric action David Mason 246 www... getting rid of the effect of other people's behavior and then confronting the people who have hurt you and making them make it right. and looking around you say to yourself.... and your chest is free... and you realize you are feeling stifled... and the figure says 'Why don't you take it off?' so you start to undo the top button... and realize that you are feeling unhappy. Making right the old feeling I wonder if you can imagine walking along a quiet road somewhere. is crushing you. and somehow this seems like a familiar road...... and that feeling of pressure releases. is holding you in.. and getting social justice.... and the figure says.............key-hypnosis.... how you feel about yourself. separated.. and as you walk along. with how you live.. it is as if you are becoming aware of your own feelings for the first time.. and your whole body can relax and you undo the next button and the next..... This hypnotherapy metaphor is about pausing on the journey through life to become aware of how you really feel about things that happened.. Making it right involves becoming aware of the problem......

you are aware of what they were and how they affected you... assumptions do not seem so necessary.. and it's an old shabby thing that has belonged to someone else.. and a figure sitting in it. things you witnessed.. and then you realize it is much bigger than it looks from the outside.. it is time to go through all those old ideas and feelings and emotions and instructions... this and that.... to re-examine things that are taken for granted... where they can be looked at.. discarded.... records and letters.... and you are free to demand answers.. only this time it is different.. and the figure looks at you... photos.. and says 'I am the judge... and it is almost like you can open a box...... to tell the people that have hurt you .. but things are opening up...released.. gift wrappings. and anything can be thrown away.... how it has affected you .... you have been brought here today to tell your story.... and I you just feel compelled to go in there.. like a throne........... free..' It is time to put it all on record.. and you suddenly feel free.. there are family. and laid out on the floor. words and actions.... to tell about all the things that were done to you. how it made you feel. report cards. parts that have been closed off are unfolding....... and take out of that box.... to put the record straight. A box of memories to make it right and now you find that things are coming back to you.. and you come to a small building. your behavior.. how people treated you.. postcards. you can remember things from long ago.. ready for anything that may come D along.... and you are surprised at who is there.. and off to one side is V a great chair.. all those old restrictions have ... with carvings on the outside. open...... and inside.. what you did and why... all sorts of things that have been in there for too long. and you take the coat off.... your life... really looked at......... stuff that has not been looked at for a long time can now be brought out.... you feel liberated......... for the first time in years you can move and breath freely. and you look at them. and then you see that the place is filled with people.. and you throw it into a bin or something.................. V Social Justice to make it right and you continue to walk along that road.... and you realize that there are people sitting on benches to one side.... V dumped.....key-hypnosis. things that you thought you had forgotten.. said to you.. that thing that was holding you in is no longer there.. feelings.... memories... and only the good stuff kept and put back into that box..... and you find yourself questioning old ideas....... and the people from your early life are on the other side.. to make public all the things you have seen and felt.. at first it is dark and your eyes take time to adjust... things that were said and done to you are like they happened yesterday. how it felt. things that were obvious now seem like they don't hold Behaviour up any more. and discard the old feelings result Metaphor Action metaphor Metaphor David Mason 247 www.

how they acted toward you... you are there seeking Behaviour I justice... take them away to live out their miserable and unhappy lives....... that your case is being heard in full... you are free to tell them every secret... and small.... and you realize that you are not nervous. And the judge says to you. everything you wanted to say can come out now. the story of my life... listen intently to all of it.. the judge turns to the people on the other side. 'I came here today........ what happened to me that nobody really knows. all the pain....... how I feel.....key-hypnosis.... what made me feel that way....... and you start to tell them of your life. looking nervous. lonely and unhappy and insignificant.. so open up and let all those things be said.. and you can allow all those feelings to come out. indirect quotation Indirect assertion Reassurance David Mason 248 www. and take as long as you need to say all the things that you need to say...people from school....... all the frustration. free from these people.. I am a winner. people you haven't seen for years.. they are actually weak and unhappy. what you felt. and the judge says...... To a full and happy life. I am strong. 'Take them away.. from all and any influence from them. and you say in a loud voice... and you say in a loud clear voice.. and guilty.. but there is something more I have to tell you.. and then another. and the people there look at each other. to a long and fulfilled life doing what you want to I do... I sentence you to life..... I have come here today to tell you all.. my upbringing.. .. from now on I am taking back my life and living it to the full. I intend to spend as long being truly happy as a I did being unhappy. to tell it how it was...... in that place.. and you can see... all the rage. and before each is lead away. what is best for me... to tell my story........... 'And you. how you were hurt... in the right place... And you look round the room. everything kept bottled up and hidden until now... and then one have permission to allow all that has been hiding within you to be released. Go now and enjoy'. Go. to tell you all everything about me. and then one after the other they are led away... from now on... And nothing can stop me.... to set things straight........."I am sorry for what hurt I did to you".........say all those things that have been held in for too long..they stand before you and say ... I am proud of what I have gone through to get here...... I am going to do what I want to do.. ' I have to tell you that am proud of who I am..... people who are no longer with us. with an inner strength you didn't know you had.. and for the first time you begin to feel understood...... and then the whole room is standing. and they all looked ashamed. somewhere else. I now see these people for what they were.. I know who I am and I am as good as anybody.. what happened to you. [pause] and those people listen as you describe things.... all there waiting. and at the end of it.

. Reorientation And coming back from that experience.... like they never were....... strength.......key-hypnosis. changes I forever.key-hypnosis. and you walk out of that place feeling ten feet tall... like those old people. and something changes inside. you are free to choose to Behaviour come back to the present or to take some time and decide what you I want your future to be. So think about what you want....... pride.... come back Identity to full awareness in your own time.. coming over you... those old feelings.. and when you are ready . all choices are I yours now.. are V shrinking and fading away. supercharged. © 2011 « Table of Contents David Mason 249 www..... in your own way..... and in your mind's . Reward Action metaphor Metaphor change Ambiguity Reinforcement David Mason www.and you feel a wave of acceptance..

.key-hypnosis.. If anything is making you uncomfortable then fix it. in a moment I am going to count down from ten to one....... Now relax all the muscles in your legs... your jaw. feel those legs getting heavy and heavier..... down to your hands.. Just let it all flow out. or any discomfort..... You become the star of your own movie.. and getting a famous director to take you through your scenes. D All you have to do is to focus on becoming comfortable.your forehead. your fingers....... That's right..... The hypnotherapy technique is double dissociation.. about rewriting the script of your biography... your lips . and everything feels loose and heavy.. your cheeks. Now tense up your whole body.. Now take a deep breath and relax it. and feel how good that is. focus your attention on your feet . and now allow your neck to relax....Create your own future Become your own Life Coach This hypnosis script is about taking charge of your life.... how to assume the character of the person you want to be until you become that person. you see yourself seeing yourself making changes to the traumatic events in your life. in you calves. and when I get to one you will have relaxed into a deep satisfying trance... Look around your body and notice if there is any tightness... and those arms feel so heavy. Target Induction section Before you begin going into your hypnotic trance now just make yourself . your chest........ spreading all the way down your arms.. think about letting your feet and toes and ankles relax and get loose... TEN. Take a moment now and wiggle about until you are in the right I position for what comes next. SEVEN.. But before that you can move every part of your body as you become loose and floppy and relaxed. as if you arms and Technique Bind lack of Reference Truism Progressive relaxation induction David Mason 250 www. and maybe just shrug everything until you are happily settled down and ready. very relaxed. EIGHT. really relax. SIX. it is as if they belong to someone else. FOUR.. Just settle yourself down and you can relax now........ your eyebrows... and then let go again.. and you get to write how it ends... let your eyes relax.. and become aware of your face relaxing.. ahhhhh.. think about your feet. Fixing things stops them bothering you doesn't it? Now. and a drama coach to show you how to act successful.. NINE...... FIVE.... so relaxed... your knees your thighs... now feel that relaxation spreading into your body.. and now feel that relaxation in your shoulders.

com ..... gently and easily. and each soft gentle breath out.......... far.. a scene that you have thought about many many times. spreading.... totally relaxed.. drifting away........... enjoying that that lovely feeling. and on the other side is a seat with the word 'Drama Coach' on it. totally at ease. and a memory from your own life appears on the set......... a scene that has influenced your life and beliefs and actions.... and the more you relax the more you can relax.... and on one of those seats . just being in the moment. safe and warm and secure. the call goes out for 'Quiet on the set!' and a technician steps in front of camera and snaps the clapper board shut with a loud noise. it takes shape as you watch. and you watch as that event is acted out in front of you... down and down...... and you just can't move those arms and legs now. and there are actors playing the parts of the other people who were there... feel your body sinking down... one of the those seats has your name on it. where you feel comfortable. as you drift ever deeper.. from the top of your head..... and there in front of you is a scene from your life.............. your shoulders your body...... let your mind empty. you see it all Dissociation Technique Set up the metaphor Dissociation Set up the active resources Assign power to the resources Visualization Memory Memory Revivification David Mason 251 www. a scene with you in it. And you realize that you are sitting with two of the most talented people in the business.... .. And out of the darkness a scene begins to form....legs were made of stone.... And you sit down in that seat with your name on it.. and there are those seats with the names painted on the back for the stars... or maybe floating in warm water. recreating that scene...... TWO.. nothing matters. relaxing your neck.. a place where you feel relaxed. THREE. and beside your seat is one with the word 'Director' on it.. you can feel the weight pressing down.. enjoying the feeling ......key-hypnosis. allow your mind to drift over these things and other things....... Movie studio metaphor And I wonder if you can imagine being on a movie set.. down and down. nothing matters..... or a favourite chair..... and on the other side another person takes the seat marked 'Drama Coach'. maybe a beach at twilight.... and that relaxing means you can relax deeper and deeper now. actors and technicians....... vague at first. far away.... ONE. and as your mind drifts off you feel a wave of relaxation travelling down your body . letting go...... whatever feels right for you... or snuggled warm in bed on a stormy night. but then it becomes clearer....... relaxing your face........ while you are thinking about this the lights dim.. and totally relaxed now..... there are lights and cameras.. extras standing about.. what other places there might be that you make you feel comfortable... and you can enjoy this feeling of total relaxation... nothing is important. is relaxing you more... and beside you a famous movie director sits down........ and think of what the place is like.. letting go. and your mind can drift away to a place.. always.

' And the director calls over the Drama Coach. the writer has written the instructions for how you are to behave. and tells you to get on with making the changes now...... and says Now. and in the new version I want you to be the winner.. go over the script... but all you have to do is to change how you feel... and realise that what you say ... and then the director stepping into the frame... No. wondering what is going on.. you look bigger......... and you can see the whole scene from your seat. how the character uses that feeling. putting new words in. You have new words now.. through your own eyes.... you become the one who determines the outcome... but this time.. how you act will affect how they react. and you are... and the Drama Coach comes up to you. The director takes your character to one side and says ' I need to change the story. multiply that feeling and feel it grow.. and a writer. and the words will come naturally....... And then you see the whole scene play out through your own eyes..... And you watch as the director goes up to your character and says.. And as you do that........ and take a moment and multiply that feeling inside you....... I want to visualise yourself..... Your character has to end this scene in a different way.. the hurt.again.. and that will change how you act...... I need you to do it differently' and tells everyone to take a five minute break.. the other actors look diminished.... as if you have memorised the script.. you can see it as you did then... you heard a loud cry of 'CUT!' and the director is getting out of the seat beside you .. brighter.. they look less sure of themselves... and as it grows notice how that character changes... and after few moments the new script is ready.. and just as it all begins to overwhelm you . you know what you want to say.. dominating everything. the other actors are looking worried.... the other actors realise that you have changed... you feel what you felt then. in your mind I want you to see the new scene.. see the other actors in relation to you.. from a distance. 'No.... strength or confidence or determination or whatever it is.. Safety Problem set up Engaging the resources Possibilities Double Dissociation Problem resolution Metaphoric Transformation Reassocation David Mason 252 www. and now recall a time in your life when you had that... you see how you were treated....... and you begin to somehow fill that whole scene.... and you see yourself.............key-hypnosis. you can see yourself as you were then... see yourself from the directors point of view...... they are not sure of their lines now........ you react the way you did then.. no matter how little or how strong.. think of the feeling you want to have..... see yourself in the old scene. what was said. the way you step forward... and rewrite it.the way you hold your head.. I want you to go over this scene again.. changing the stage directions for how you behave. So now..... examine every word........ cutting out a line here... you know how to say them.. how it being shown in the way you stand. you feel the pain... and you can have new feelings now. the helplessness.. and the writer is suggesting changes.. you feel that strength growing in you and filling you..

. And you can instinctively know what character will be exactly right for the part... you can see the effect on the other actors. you can act any way you want. And from now on.. other scenes you can trim. because you can become any character you want.... and keep rewriting that scene until you have altered it in the way that pleases you most... Well done. throw them away.. as if they are unaware of the past. Direct Suggestion section And it all seems so easy.. you will become aware that your inner director is going over scenes of your life.. had always been like that. you can make it so.. about how to find the right memory......... You actually become what you think about...... And every time you begin to feel bad about something that inner director will shout 'Cut!' and you know that it really can be different. and you are back in charge.. or anything you want to be.. from time to time...key-hypnosis........ the new words form in your mouth.... And take as long as you need to make the changes you need..... you are the star of the movie of your life.. and that part of your character will appear.... and you can use that ability. and you find it and change it.key-hypnosis. so easy to change that scene.. You have that ability... Some scenes you can just cut right out. you are in control now. and the Drama Coach. or forceful..' and you realise that you have been hearing every word in the scene as if you have re-written .............. you have changed it. And suddenly there is a voice in your © 2008 David Mason 253 www. whispering instructions........ and the scene will change automatically to how it should have been... you can create a new scene just by remembering how you want to feel in that scene.. everything is different now....... exactly the way you want it to.......... you are free to make whatever changes you want.. those new actions.... the Drama Coach saying 'That's right.. some you can change the lighting or the sound. and it all acts out differently . Hallucination Modality options Reframing « Table of Contents David Mason www.. on the whole scene. And when you have done that you will come back to the present.. the right example of when you had the exact feeling you need to change the scene.... you feel powerful and sure of yourself..... and deciding how they should have been..... and you are also the director...... and you will become aware of your inner coach. so just go ahead.. you can direct all the scenes of your life..... you can choose to be bold.. And from now on..... and change that scene now. as if that was how those words..... you can choose what you want to have happen....Capability Behaviour Capability Capability Capability Identity Capability you feel that feeling.... or flexible. knowing that something wonderful has happened. and the writer.. You see.... and all those other things.

..... your knees your thighs... so relaxed.. your chest... and maybe just shrug everything until you are happily settled down and ready. This hypnotic script uses your own psychic abilities to become self aware. Now take a deep breath and relax it. and you just can't move those arms and legs now.. feel those legs getting heavy and heavier. really relax. TEN.. SIX.. your eybrows..... ahhhhh. totally relaxed... down to your hands. and you can enjoy this feeling Technique Bind lack of Reference Truism Progressive relaxation induction David Mason 254 www... Now relax all the muscles in your legs. Take a moment now and wiggle about until you are in the right position for I what comes next.... and when I get to one you will have relaxed into a deep satisfying trance.. This hypnosis script shows how to forget the past and create the future. now feel that relaxation spreading into your body... and now allow your neck to relax. it is as if they belong to someone else. Just settle yourself down and you can relax now... with self discovery you discover the reason for what happened and then discover what your future .. and everything feels loose and heavy. very relaxed... This powerful hypnotic metaphor take you into a room full of books....your forehead.... Target Induction section Before you begin going into your hypnotic trance now just make yourself comfortable.. and those arms feel so heavy. self understanding.... your fingers..... in a moment I am going to count down from ten to one........ spreading all the way down your arms.. and now feel that relaxation in your shoulders.. and then let go again.. or any discomfort.. If anything is making you uncomfortable then fix it.key-hypnosis..... EIGHT. Your life is there. NINE. All you have to D do is to focus on becoming comfortable... focus your attention on your feet ....... and become aware of your face relaxing... FIVE. and feel how good that is. If you have psychic abilities this hypnosis script will develop your psychic powers and make the future known to you. as if you arms and legs were made of stone.. self awareness and getting over the past. change their past hypnotically to create a different future. Look around your body and notice if there is any tightness. Just let it all flow out. FOUR. These are books of lives... think about your feet. That's right. By examining the book you can rewrite the bad things in your life.. Everyone wants to forget the past about something... Now tense up your whole body.... Some are ancient and some are brand new... you can feel the weight pressing down. your jaw.. But before that you can move every part of your body as you become loose and floppy and relaxed... think about letting your feet and toes and ankles relax and get loose.... let your eyes relax. your lips ... your cheeks. A hypnosis script to help your clients to forget the past... in you calves.... Fixing things stops them bothering you doesn't it? Now. SEVEN. You take down the book and open it and inside is the story of your life.Write your own future A Hypnotic Metaphor Script for a journey to self discovery..

. you have to find and enter a stronghold..... and just ahead there is someone struggling along dragging a bundle of firewood................. ......of total relaxation.. a place you have tried to find I in the past.. everything can be different.and you find yourself walking through some trees.... with watery pale eyes.... the person is old and infirm... down and down.. pain.. not really sure of where you are going.. is relaxing you more..... wander far away... and ground starts to rise and the going gets tougher.. just being in the moment.... relaxing your neck..... always... and the trees begin to thin out ...... you go on letting the other person lead you... of some wonderful event........... acceptance... allow your mind to drift over these things and other things... an anticipation. nothing matters. where you feel comfortable.. and hope..... nothing matters... and points along the path... drifting away.. there is a strange feeling around.... Dissociation Target Create your own future And now I would like you to allow your mind to wander... a smell of decay and renewal drifts up...... or what you have to do. far.... Now. and the sound of your ...... until you come to a faint path in the M trees. and around you are tall trees.... you take that path. you catch up..... or a favourite chair. and as your mind drifts off you feel a wave of relaxation travelling down your body ... and above you can glimpse D patches of dark clouds between the branches ... those eyes turn to you.. TWO....... and in them you see ancient wisdom. I wonder if you can feel it too? ... it has towers and high walls. and that relaxing means you can relax deeper and deeper now... it's as if everything is waiting........ letting go.... and the more you relax the more you can relax.... spreading.. And without thinking you pick up the load with one hand and with the other you start to help the old person over the hard ground.. enjoying the feeling . and your your mind can drift away to a place....... maybe a beach at twilight..key-hypnosis..... totally at ease. THREE. it seems Dissociation You can succeed Unspecified Helping them = deserving to change now David Mason 255 www.... a place where you feel relaxed. a land of magic and wonder..... gathers up the wood. and totally relaxed now. Nothing is said. this is the time....... relaxing your face... ONE...... letting go.. far away.... clearer. your shoulders your body.. or maybe floating in warm water............. gently and easily.......... your feet are kicking up dead leaves. safe and warm and secure.. let your mind empty... Because you are on a mission... as you drift ever deeper.. and up ahead you can see parts of a large building. and each soft gentle breath out. follow it ... down and down... as your feet uncover the rich deep soil underneath... the sky brightens up. whatever feels right for you. or snuggled warm in bed on a stormy night... feel your body sinking down. a Capability place that holds something important for you. and think of what the place is like.... Capability But this is the day. to a far distant land.... the other person shakes off your hand. You walk on... what other places there might be that you make you feel comfortable........... nothing is important... from the top of your head.... through the trees.. enjoying that that lovely feeling.. and it gets wider.. the forest is silent except for your own footsteps. and never succeeded up to now...

each book represents a life lived... the book flips to those pages........ you go down the steps carefully.... crawling across David Mason 256 www... words......... on each side are books on shelves......... falling apart... you walk towards the back. as if the life of the author had reached out and touched you......... understand how they would think of it. references...... and if you listen closely. and each page is an event from your life. to grow and change as if the event had happened that way.. it extends away on all sides as far as you can see.. walking quietly in the cool shadow there. papers. a chance. that same aged figure appears again.. a quiet sound seemingly coming from each book....... almost brand new...... sounds . to make it of no importance.strong and enduring...... the end section.. you hear something. more sure of yourself.. a private path... counting them to yourself silently.. and each step takes you down and down. set low down in the high wall...... diaries... tastes.. and there are steps down to reach the door. relive it... and inside you are inside a large room inside. you know somehow that the book is offering you a choice........ and everywhere are shelves...... Because there is a whole section of the book. a vast library lies under that forbidding looking building... and change how it happened... go back or go forward. any event. that takes you along the foot of the ... and the path leads to a small door. flowing... .... And in your mind...... with your name on the cover. smells.. to a particular shelf. you can look at the event through the eyes of a stranger.. fresh and shiny...... and as they do... going ever deeper in with each step.. and you see that the words and pictures are all moving. or you can experience the event differently.... like a conversation overheard in the night..... a record that grows and changes. slowly at first. you can go back to any event as the adult you are now.. you can relive events..... waiting for you.... and you find you can control the pages....... yet with each step you feel more comfortable.. like a mousehole in a giant's castle. a tingle........ smelling musty.... but the path continues on towards the building.. their covers blackened with age.. one particular book is lying by itself.. each book is the sum of living so far.. as if the words and letters were alive. smoothly...... and then more quickly.. all these things and more come to your mind as the book flickers through the pages.... bright and youthful. and points off to the side..... journals. examine it . newspapers....... or all of these things.. and some books are only a few pages long........ more relaxed.. you have the opportunity now to rewrite things in your life... or an outsider's view. that goes round the side of those great walls.. silently. or to experience all the good things that would have come from the event if every thing went your way. And as you reach the central area.... and as you pass each shelf you get a feeling.. more in charge... report cards...... how it turned out.. you hear a murmuring... evaluations. to have them turn out the way they should have............. changing..... you get glimpses of pictures. The book opens and the pages begin to turn. experience the event from the viewpoint of the other people there...... spines cracked and split... and you realise that this is a special magical place.. or speed up. . people.. shelves filled with books..... you can imagine it. colours.... unique and special. And at the bottom of the steps the door swings open for you.....key-hypnosis.. some are very ancient.. or to diminish the event.... you can imagine different outcomes for the event. and there.......... voices..... places......... you can will the book to slow down.

. and you realise that the future has not been written yet..... break the link between things in the past and how you feel and act today. failures. imagine the future as you want it to be..... wrongs. and have them turn out the way you want them to... slithering from line to line.. And take as much time as you like to work on the rewriting... that the future is not fixed. because you can choose to forget.. You can let go of past hurts.... or learn your goal.. you can signal by raising one finger or a thumb and we can go on. and it will happen..... allow your unconscious mind to identify three things in your life. because you can choose to forget. and you have the opportunity now to rewrite parts of your past.... and in your mind you can hear words. a target found.. break the link between things in the past and how you feel and act today..... you can go back to those pages. look at some pages from the future... or can change the consequences...... you can look in the book. maybe you can find it in yourself to forgive.. David Mason © 2010 « Table of Contents David Mason 257 www. and you can write that new future in the book. and write your own future now. and how you can use the choices you have now to change how those things affect you. or you can look ahead.. in whatever way is best for you.... some specific event comes true in every way you want it to. and you have the opportunity to rewrite your future........ So start rewriting now..... things that still affect you now. once again that old figure is by your side..... you can choose three events in your life. and by rewriting them in the book... . and vividly experience how you want those things to be... And now you can go deep ....... any three... break free of the past. how you think about it. move on. or any part of those events.. and that will make it so. You become aware of a presence near you.. and when you have written a new bright future for yourself in many ways. imagine a goal is achieved.... your destiny to come. the way that would have been best for you. a voice speaks......... and write your own future now.. or imagine a totally different outcome...the page.. pain........ become aware of one landmark event in the future. it depends on how you choose to experience the past......key-hypnosis.....

Feeling nice and relaxed? I am...Looking Back From the Future This hypnosis script was used to help a woman who felt she had no future.... that's good.. let it all trickle through.. I would like you to wonder just exactly how relaxed you could become...... The hypnotist shows the client what their life will be like at some point in the future. The script uses a central metaphor of seeing the future from a hill top.Future Progression . muscles. That's good. You can create your own future.. and how comforting that weight can be.. And now I would like you just to focus on your breathing..... and with each breath out.. shoulders. And when you are ready. just allowing you to drift away. listening to my voice.. and with each breath. you can just become aware of how your arms and legs can get so heavy.. and each breath out will take you from ten down to nine and so on ...... And I am going to take you into the future. a future in which they have achieved everything they want....... and just allow yourself to completely relax... She felt she was stuck because of her past.. hold it.... and each breath is allowing you to relax more and more.... that's very good. All she could think of as success was 'a house and a car'... and just push that breath all the way ... her 'loser' friends and bad family history. how you breathe in and then breathe out. Future Progression is a hypnosis technique where the client imagines looking back to the present from their own future. and you are in that chair breathing gently .... that's excellent. Now I would like you to take a deep breath.... until you get to one. By visualising the future and thinking about how it was achieved... just become aware of your breathing..... And I'd like you to close your eyes.. to get into the mind of that future self and to learn what that future self did in order to make it all happen. Target Dialogue Now are you ready to go into trance? I am.. that's good. you become aware of being held safely securely comfortably in that chair..... The script shows how to use Future progression..... So. That's good.. so relaxed.. and this time just shrug your shoulders down and make sure that there's no tension there. it could be in a building or in a garden or something different.. Right..... Thank you. all begin to feel completely relaxed.. now take another deep breath. take another deep breath.. The client is then asked to 'enter into' that future self....... and it will be so Technique Yes Set Yes Set Yes Set Invoke the parasympathetic relaxation response Dissociation Induction Countdown deepener David Mason 258 www.. just settle yourself in there.. Is that what you want? I do. and just imagine you are about to go down that staircase and with each breath out you can go down one step down of the ten steps. your arms and legs... the client becomes open to using ways of getting there.. Now I'd like you to imagine a staircase somewhere.. with each breath out.key-hypnosis.

and people think they must go back. and you find yourself under that incredibly brilliant ..... every direction is equally easy. and as you walk through that mist.. and it is letting go David Mason 259 www......... a gentle sloping hill with grass rolling gently down on all sides of you.... sometimes people walk for a lot further than they expect to...... it doesn't matter how you got to this position now. and below there are groves of trees.... when you leave the fog........ and so you can look forward.. a day when the sky's a particular shade of blue.. not important... and just enjoy that feeling.... and as you take a few more steps. and Dissociation back to maybe you can remember a paddock or a meadow or a field where there were lovely spring flowers and how the weather begins to get more childhood gentle.. and you feel the warmth coming out of that rock...... and maybe there's a sunny rock to lean against.. it's spring although you might not think it... and its warm.. and that can make you feel good.. and the mist is behind you. and everything smells fresh. there's apple green and forest colours green and olive green.. so now.. is that from the top of Suggestion for that hill... you may as well forget about them......... a day when the sum is warm.... and sometimes if you are walking in a mist...... and all kinds of green..... much further than you have ever seen before.. things from the past. you realise you on the top of a hill..... allow yourself.. And sometimes you get a very special day... if you look really closely. a little more comfortable... and you know Rebecca we are coming to the end of winter.. then...Memory memory Memory Rule Behaviour comfortable and enjoyable... and ahead... to count each breath. and when you get to one... somewhere you have never been before. there's no point in letting go thinking about things that are past..... you can see things you have Rock = not seen before... every way is down.... And the thing about finding yourself on a hill top. you can wander into different places.. because where you have been is just mist............ that mist hides so many things.. you will be totally at ease........ a little warmer. it is possible.......... about how far you can see ahead. about a lot of things..... and summer mists can come up suddenly.... "going deeper and deeper" more and more relaxed.... You've got a warm rock to lean on... really carefully......... it's as if Metaphor they are in a fog or a mist. when you are in a mist.. sometimes people can get lost. the breeze is just right... and there's warmth and friends to play with. and the nights are long and memories everywhere the trees are green and little girls go out to play .. and you can forget about everything and anything. that the mist will clear.key-hypnosis.. and each blade of grass is a different shade of green. and maybe you can smell the sea... And I wonder if you can remember springs long ago? And springs bring daffodils and other flowers... you can see resource where you are going.... and maybe from that vantage point. and with each breath you will tell yourself.... there's dark green and light happiness to green and mid green........ in all colours of green. and as you look around you can feelings of wonder how many shades of green there are.. just the right shade. you can see further.... and if they are hidden in the Suggestion for past..... And on days like that people can go for walks. And things can look very different......... and a clear view...... and yet it is just as easy to go forward as to go back.. and as time goes on happiness via summer comes along. Anchoring seaweed and rocks and little fish darting.

.com . And as that Rebecca stands and looks at the hill and remembers....... and from the front of that hill you can see.... she remembers how she got...... all on her own... a house. or maybe it's in the centre. going over the hilltop means you can no longer see what was behind the hill....... she pauses... if you take just a few steps forward.. she was new behaviour amazed at how far she had come...... and she remembers how every time she came to an David Mason 260 www.. and you can look out to a particular house.. you can see clearly now... in wonder... the house behind her.... at first.... and the grass is neatly trimmed. because that’s your house Rebecca. a lot of people know she is very special..... and there are toys scattered around.. she slams the door..... fiercely independent... And if you just take few steps forward. got stronger and stronger. her walk. and a car. maybe a river .. she discovered that life was so Suggestion for Expectations much better on this side of the hill.. and it almost seems as if the sun shines on this particular house.. and as she walks up towards the front door.. the only way is forward.. she Future Rule remembers it was tough..... and came down the other side . that she'd got through that..... as she came down that hill... and the future that awaited... something else magical happens.. and as that Rebecca stands there.......... a car. and of a successful there's a mail box with a newspaper.... and this particular house....... or by the sea.... and sees everything is good. and she remembers how.. and maybe it's on the edge of a town or a city... more than the others...just as easy to go ahead as it is in any other direction. a town... neat......... proud....... that she'd got over that hill.. she succeeded. pushes a little thing in her hand Dissociation: and locks it all ......... a woman who decided what she wanted ..... strong. That Rebecca is in control of her life...... looking at the garden. and things just got easier... and respect. and she has a driving licence. That Rebecca. and you can see it from that hill and I don't know if it is one year away or two years or three year or some other but you know..key-hypnosis. down from that hilltop... and you know that there is a happy and content woman called Rebecca who lives in that house. and you can walk down that hill.. and when she looked up.... her footsteps.. her feet.. She remembers coming down that hill... she puts her hand out onto the rail.. and she has a place in the community . and she was amazed to find that other people thought she was really quite something. and she looks back at the hilltop... and the job...... and Visualisation there's a car in the driveway... how every step down that way she got stronger and more determined. and future it looks like maybe there's a gardener.. and the car.. that Rebecca is a battler. She got through....... and everywhere there are these wonderful shades of green....... and you look at that house... deciding.. self everything is tidy........ a lot of people are very proud to know that Rebecca.... controlled.. is the house you always wanted.. and from that hilltop you can see that other Rebecca getting out of her car..... and when she got down there....... viewing future turns and looks around the garden................. and she has a good job.. all the stuff on the other side disappears. is a winner. she got what she wanted..... and she remembers... and every time she came to an obstacle regression she mentally returned to that hill and looked at the way ahead.. everything in front of you is fresh and bright.... someone who does the gardening.... the house. and if you start to walk.

on training. and to realise that everyone is a victim.. and you can think about it .... and it wasn't always the direct way.. socialising. and changing your life in so many ways..Behaviour Behaviour obstacle. the anniversaries.... and there are so many roads. on accepting help and on and more and more.... so many ways forward.. And that Rebecca put herself first. and paid it back eventually.. and she smiles.... that Rebecca went round them. her capabilities multiplied.. and I will do that thing by that date...... gratefully...... and so she decided on education... and choosing to be different... they can stay there..... Suggestion for moving on from unsupportive relationships Behaviour And when people offered help... And she remembers building bridges...... and carried on.... And that Rebecca is standing outside her house.. every step of the way.... She just decided "I'm going to be first".... and she remembers. all these things go through her mind. and that Rebecca decided what was good for her.. that determination came from deep inside............ and as she stands there. thinking.. and how she has........ to look inside. she never quit.. and she knew she was doing it right..... not quite a perfect life.. And how she crawled and climbed and clawed.. networking.". that was the answer. she accepted it... And that Rebecca standing there with her ideal house... the birthdays and all the other markers... that brought her the rewards and success that she enjoys.. And that Rebecca decided it was time to look after No. and enjoying the difference... behind her... to see behind the surface.. Suggestion for re-connecting to estranged family Suggestion for new social behaviour Visualising and if other people couldn't keep up... that she set up for herself.... but she found it inside herself to look beyond the obvious. but it was the way forward.. and planning to plan. and she remembers... what it was that gave her the strength to go on.. what it was that made it just right. becoming what everyone wanted.... and see what was driving people. that she has........ and her abilities ..... was good for everybody. the perfect house.. and more and more Suggestion for confidence... but pretty good... as long as it was what she wanted.... and looking forward to looking back... she did so many other things.....1. and planning to change and changing to plan...... because as well as that... and made it.key-hypnosis......... and she remembers how she got there. and if other people choose to put blocks in their road. of how best to succeed. well..... and she remembers deciding...... they can choose their own roads. looking back.... it was difficult. she built a family life again........... never quitting.. That it was right. and it wasn't always the easy way... like a snowball going down a hill..... and did whatever it took... and how she skillfully used friendships and family and relationships. and maybe she can remember leaning on a warm rock.. looking back to look forward. that the real victims are the ones who stay victims... and that Rebecca didn’t always choose the right one but she always chose one that was pointing in the direction she wanted.. she damn well climbed over it. that wasn't for her. in a clever honest way..... on what she really wanted to do..... and she determined "I will do this by this date. well that's Expectations fine... and choosing what to do and how to go forward................. and living the change. and got more and more respect.. planning.. without any effort it just accumulates Metaphor for David Mason 261 www. thinks about all the other perfect things in that house.....

... or finding some other way to signal unconscious that you are ready to move on.. and just think about that. and the car.... and take a few moments to enjoy that...... remembering that an hour of real time is like Sensory a second of internal time.. of looking beneath the surface to find out what you can like.... and you changed. and that success............ and put yourself in that future time when you have almost everything you Re-association want .. and all the rules you made for yourself. allow yourself to really think of the Direct possibilities. a uniquely valuable and special life... really think of what it suggestions would be like if you dared to be different. you can Get signal by moving a finger or a thumb... and people will respect Direct you for it... of uniqueness.. really think of what you can do. So now allow .... and I'd like you to look back now..... and when you have done that.and think what she thinks........ and a second of internal time can be a day or a Distortion week or a month. all the ways that a special person becomes a winner. one you choose.. to live a unique life......... and gets bigger and bigger success until is an irresistible force.. And that is your guarantee that things are different now. you will find the good in yourself..... at the house.......... Oh yes.. a uniquely good and useful life. And I would like you to move into that woman's body..... much much more. because in all the world....... no one has ever been exactly like you..... remembering those things....... all the other things that other Rebecca has earned.. and it starts tonight and tomorrow and the day after. and she what she sees.... just look back at all the stages into the in everything you did.......... throw away any idea of using substances you don't need..key-hypnosis... beyond your dreams.. That you are going to change.. all the millions of people.... partners.. colleagues.. and you can take as long as you wish.. and you can think about those years. and success lies ahead of you .... and you will take every opportunity. and that Rebecca stands there. of turning rivals into colleagues. and to successful remember what you did and how you did it.. you know...and you are ready to move on... And there is more to come... attracts more power to itself. and that you will succeed.. So take a few moments now Rebecca. like that other Rebecca.. and every minute of every day you are going to be focused on what you want and how to get it. that is just a start........ and wonder if you have decided suggestions now that you can use it.. that allowed you to succeed.. if you dared to choose. and you can do that. guided here and there by the shape of the land... And you can move from that position of specialness.. and you will make suggestions friends... and the money in the bank.. and as you find the good in others. Rebecca... you need a clear mind for a clear vision.. you know you have. of seeing the good in everyone........ and just keeps going in the right direction. that your mind has taken a decision. commitment [finger moves] Thank you. honestly and decently................. because you Direct have a good mind..... that something fundamentally different has changed. and to remember how you future self chose what you wanted to do.. that's very good..Behaviour Identity Capability more and more. and you will have a special knack of turning enemies into friends. to David Mason 262 www............... throw away any idea of just letting things happen.. and remember what she remembers. and you will do it. those special qualities that only you have.... you can do that. that unique specialness that is Rebecca.... and just look once again.......

. knowing who you are... and feel that certainty inside you.... they can have relationships to be proud of. and what you have decided.. helping you.......... to really really decide not to accept any limits...... and I wonder which part of that will give you the most pride. full of potential and promise.. you can choose to be anything..... warning you. and I wonder if you can stand on that threshold and just open your arms and take it all.. and they can succeed and still be warm... that absolute certainty...... because outside your front door there's a whole big blue sky.. and there is a long fruitful. and you can feel that internal warmth. there's a long way to go. to not just accept another day... feel it in your chest perhaps or maybe in your head.. and a fresh attitude.. who can begin now....... really think... who likes what she sees.. So you can think of all these things...... ...... I think you can see that now....... feel it rising. You know you are a special person. and decide what you want.. and you know special people can succeed...... and you can stride out..when and where and how you are going to start.... whether you are going to be very successful fun or outstandingly successful. fresh mind.. it will always be there for you.... striding forward.... of a special kind.. passionate life ahead of you. You can think about that...... and others....... of how to achieve what you want.... ...... invigorated.. you can wake up in each morning with fresh eyes.. determined. knowing where you are going.... and decide how you are going to take it.. and begin that journey.. proud of being a survivor....... nothing could stand in your way.. you can choose to come back to the David Mason 263 www..... you could control anything... and do you dare choose the best direction? You can do that. and Reframing: you can think about.. which part will feel best.. a young woman who can choose to stand on a hilltop. and when you are ready. to wake up in the morning... if you dared to use your intelligence and intellect..... you can choose to do anything...Capability forget all the old stuff... Metaphor spreading and supporting....key-hypnosis. and you can choose to dare......... proud of who you are. you can do that. how much fun it would be choosing = to choose this one or that one....... to ....... families to be proud of. And so you can think about these things now..and so thinking about those things.. strong.. because every day brings a special opportunity.. you can master anything... and what you have learned..... and it stretches from horizon to horizon. growing like a wall of fire.. and look far into the distance.. fresh. if you dared to take that strength. encouraging you... and it is lit up from dawn to dusk.. and Metaphor every day's a summer's day...... and making a new start with every step. and Direct you can decide. and the Suggestion memories of that other Rebecca will be with you... the endless possibilities.... Direct suggestions Capability Capability Identity Just allow your mind the time and the space.... guiding you....... showing you the way. loving. Just take a moment to look at yourself.. you could learn anything.. and how good that will be.... walking down that hillside in the direction she chooses.... just allow your mind to dwell on Reorientation them.. feminine.. encouraging. growing....... proud of what you have done and what you have been........ a young woman..... to squeeze out of every day whatever it's got..

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.. And you go up that barrier... ] [Smokers: and everywhere is dirty. a bridge that will take them to the place they need to go. houses.. Passing the sticking point is linked to powerful metaphors for release and personal freedom....... That support is then linked to another metaphor sweeping away the whole of the old environment so there is no going back. and you get that same old feeling. obsessing about the past: anything where the client needs to leave something behind and start a new behaviour.. to the other Technique Include things that this particular client associates with their problem Set up idealised future Main metaphor old beliefs new resource David Mason 265 www. of needing V something.. round the barrier. as if there has been a fire. It is also great as part of a Weight Loss script. to stop over eating.. The client is asked to imagine being on a bridge. to the other side... there is ash underfoot.key-hypnosis. and half way across there is a barrier of some sort. You can use it to stop smoking. Whatever the habit. a bridge to the other side... old ways of thinking and never go back to them. These appeal to the spiritual and imaginative side of people. of frustration.. and then they are stopped from getting across. it empowers the client to make the change and keep it. tired of trying.... The script then gets the client to take an ... and a smell of burning] [Weight loss: and everyone looks unhappy. the sun is shining.... This script can be applied to any kind of behaviour that needs to stop.... and there are green trees. you look past the barrier... But this time. that you can' t do it... and can then continue across the bridge. nail biting. so that the client's mind can apply those suggestions to the specific habit that they have.. [Add here whatever best fits this particular client's needs] [IBS: and the people around you look ill and miserable..... The client them crosses to the other side where all the important people in their life are waiting to welcome them and celebrate their release.. Target Memory I wonder if you can imagine walking along beside a river somewhere? V And you are walking along and everything around you is tired and old and dull and dark... that you have tried so many times... tired of being looked at. and everything looks fresh and V alive.. of the way they look. and by doing that they are committed to the change.. This part locks into the need for supportive relationships... and you recognise that barrier. It works because its imagery generates powerful but non specific suggestions. old beliefs..Bridge to Freedom This script consists of a powerful set of metaphors that allows people to break old habits.... And you come to a bridge.... that familiar feeling.. It is extremely effective as part of a Stop Smoking Script even though it does not mention smoking at all. ready to give up] And you look across the river. everything is kind of sparkling. And somehow you know that bridge is waiting for you.. and you find yourself on the bridge.. and there's a sense of weariness. kids playing.. as if there has just been a shower of rain..

. and then the whole bridge connections collapses into the river... to crumble. you run down that bridge..] David Mason 266 www.. people from school.. D And you step through it.. I have always been proud of her...... exactly right........ and everyone is smiling and ... metaphor: being hugged and kissed. is a crowd of people..... as if you could your arms being accepted around all those people and feel part of them. you move forward. And now she is Emphasize showing everyone why'.. and now she has done this ... and there.... shrivels up. that barrier just disappears... and V release it falls back and it lies there and dies...... people from work... waiting for you... and look at her now.... fades away......'.. or Schoolroom or continue with direct suggestion....side. disappears. Maybe I never told her pride in enough . metaphor: trying to hold you back..... And everyone is congratulating you..... Remove all old and that bridge starts to sag.. ' And the moment you hear that you hear a noise behind you .....key-hypnosis. V significant people who are no longer with us..... and they are others waving and beckoning.... and they want you to cross.. and you run among them and you feel yourself ......... waiting.. and you turn and slash at it. and you know you are free.. and everything around you is different now. and there is something else too...... And a voice replies..... and there are family. [Can be used on its own or lead into another metaphor such as Two Mirrors...... connecting you. and all those people are cheering. and you feel the warmth from all those people. and a grey mist arises from the river and wipe out old V everything on that other side fades away..... they are all there... ' Yes.. step across the line...... and it's like coming home. images And you know you are where you want to be... and you hear a voice saying.. And you turn to know who said that when you hear another voice saying 'I am so proud of her.... and you cut it. and it's like changing out of old worn clothes and putting on new clean ones... friends. you have D done it.... it reminds you of how it is to feel totally accepted. and you turn and look and there is something trying to hold on to you.. and there is no way back..... and it is almost as if you have put down roots there.. Every day she makes me proud.... I suggestion that inner strength was always there. and you turn.... we could not have asked for a achievement better daughter... Do you want to cross? Do you want to cross that bridge? Verify [Wait for agreement] Commitment The moment you say that.. people you are surprised to find there.. and gets swept away... and you can go on.. and that connection getting stronger... and people are coming home shaking your hand and patting you on the shoulders... you have succeeded.... memory like a light surrounding you. and you feel something holding you back.. 'I embedded always thought she was strong. resource ClientName.. she has succeeded..on the other side of the bridge. you feel a great weight lift off you.. something you didn't expect but is just own special I right. people you haven't seen Support of for years....

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.... This usually started with how to get there.. enjoying fine dining and wines............ with all the sights and sounds of the gateway to the orient right in front of you. the journey is more important than the destination..... what good are beautiful markings to a butterfly? A butterfly only lives for a day and it's all David Mason 268 www.. and in the end maybe choose none of them.. my friend talked about it and talked about it for years... and you can be in Istanbul in a matter of hours..... a company that organised groups and you could get on and off where you wanted.. and when you think about it. snuggle into a comfortable bed in a private compartment. clattering over bridges by lakes and rivers... and yet. and searching found something different... stuck with the same people for days.. three days with nothing to do but relax.. as if surprised to have them... it was quite expensive.. come the morning..Going to Istanbul Sometimes it's time to stop worrying and just do it In life. and who won't decide between different options in case they pick the wrong one. it sat there. maybe that would be the problem.. and every now and then would look into it. and thinking that maybe this was not the right time to make a decision.. In Paris you get into a luxury Pullman.... until they have looked into every aspect.. Too many of us agonise over choices in things that don't matter. with large red and black wings. but somehow there was always something. fast. a luxury train that goes overland across Europe. busy crowds...... walking out of the airport in bright sunshine.. efficient.. you can fly direct of course from almost anywhere. however when my friend went on to the internet to book the flight. glorious scenery slipping soundlessly past....... a butterfly landed nearby. and as the train glides on through the night.. .... a steward waking you with tea.. the travel agent’s website showed an advert for the “Orient Express”.. all the while sitting in luxurious comfort... This is a metaphor for people who are forever putting things off until everything is just right.. the smell of French coffee. looking at it this way and that. but on the other hand..... maybe an organised coach would be a better way to travel.. and travel through the Alps to Innsbruck and Vienna..... and maybe you can imagine it. and singing on the coach. snow shimmering on distant mountain ..key-hypnosis.... couldn't afford it this year. and they booked the hotels and restaurants.. there would be someone to talk to. and cheaper..... Going to Istanbul I wonder if I ever told you about a friend of mine who was forever talking about going to Istanbul. flexed its wings uncertainly.. and before you know it.... just get yourself to the airport.... until they have checked all the options. and maybe it would be better to travel with a bunch of people.. And while thinking about it... It wasn't the right time......... no fuss. you are landing in an exotic capital.... travelling through the heart of Europe. too much work on ... .....

the outcome of the story was: my friend never got there.. and different somehow. organised a passport and some money. And you know what my friend did?..key-hypnosis... David Mason 269 www. . 'Maybe that's the way to do it. That butterfly enjoys the day.. and nights spent shivering in the car in pouring rain.. packed a suitcase and threw it into the car. And the butterfly flapped its wings experimentally. David Mason www. And I heard a long story about accidental adventures in tiny places along the way...... And in the middle of the story my friend said: 'You know. Let the wind decide'.. and I don't suppose a butterfly puts much thought into 'what if' or 'what's best'.. and leapt into the wind.... and strange foods. looking really happy.over. I learned something from that butterfly: You can't sit around when you only have one day to enjoy'... and just took off..... Well. and new .key-hypnosis.. I saw my friend later... And my friend thought “Why not ?”. I asked how Istanbul was.. simply because the day is there. much © 2008 « Table of Contents With thanks to Colin Emordy for the idea for this metaphor.... But the last thing I remember hearing was "Going to Istanbul was great! I'm going to Istanbul again next year! ".

or mystical beings. The tale can be about their upbringing generally. Their story should involve animals. and how the character was forced into a particular way of life or behaviour. or lay it out David Mason 270 www. or who don't want to revisit all the painful episodes in their own history. or kings and queens.. It might be that the character tried to escape or change but things always prevented it. how the character really couldn't do anything else. 2) a part that starts with 'and when he grew up.. 3) a part that starts 'And then one day.. It is a form of spiritual therapy.key-hypnosis. This is an exercise done while awake. or anything else that you might find in that kind of tale. 4) a part that starts 'And the result was. with a beginning. a middle and an end.. or a wise old monk. in the form of a metaphor. It can involve a fairy godmother. Your story should have four parts: 1) a part that starts with 'once upon a time. and the effects of that behaviour on the character's thinking and how it affected the people around..' This part describes how the character's situation is turned around.' This part will describe in metaphoric terms how that spiritual wound created life damaging effects.' This part describes the event or events or the situation generally.. It shows how the character came to be unhappy and stuck. It describes what other people thought of the character. or a specific event in their school years or some earlier event that strongly influenced their life and attitudes. as told to a child. Getting people to write out it makes it more real. or a wizard or it might be an inspiring story told by an ant: any resource that fits with the story and that leads to the character getting unstuck and becoming whole again. The fairy tale is the story of their life. more personal.. It clearly identifies the source of the problems and why they occurred. but it accesses the unconscious mind through the medium of story telling.. What you do is to get them to write a fairy tale. How to present it You can just write it out..' This part shows how the change affected the main character in the story and the other important characters. and a powerful way of creating change in people who might not like the idea of hypnosis. and how they created the spiritual wound that affected the young character's life from then on...Fairy Tale Spiritual Healing script Writing a new ending to your fairy tale This exercise allows people to examine their own history as a way of getting emotional healing. but you might want to illustrate it. or gods and . and going over it several times until it is right gives the mind time to consider all the possible ways out of the current problem situation.

or better still. Answer their questions. a group of children. Your mind already knows how to deal with things in various categories and when it finds a way of putting your problem into the right category. You might put a song in it. But take time over it. it will solve the problem.carefully in fancy fonts and colours. none more than three syllables. Think of several endings. Make sure it uses short sentences. Your mind is extracting the essential features of your life story and is putting these features into categories. and the problem just seems not so difficult any more. If necessary go back and alter the story and tell the new version until the children tell you that it is a very good story. not more than ten words. and simple words. your mind is working on the metaphor of your life. How it works As you think about your story. then it can apply the rules that apply to that category of problems and your problem is solved. David Mason . tell the story to a child. A person who knows you should be able to see unmistakable parallels to your life in sections one and two. As soon as your mind reframes it to seem similar to some other thing that you can do something about. except for names. And © 2011 « Table of Contents David Mason 271 www. Try them out and see what feels right. See their reaction. And then at some point you will get that 'Aha! moment'. By constantly refining and retelling your life-as-fairy-tale you are giving your mind the opportunity to adjust and reclassifying your problem to look like some other problem. And then read it aloud until it reads smoothly. and this is important. A problem is actually only a problem because you think it is something you cannot do anything about.key-hypnosis.key-hypnosis. or write it using a special pen.

and you become aware that with each D breath you are becoming more relaxed. and as you think about that tree. and maybe you can remember a quiet room.... relaxing. all the things you associate with that time of the year.. and there is just the lights of the tree. imagine the lights at the top of the tree dissociation reconnection away from the here and now eye closure set the scene pace and lead Metaphor dim = deepening trance David Mason 272 www. The induction is based on contemplating a Xmas tree and thinking about Christmases past..... breathing out... those lights appear a little more dim.. allow your mind to go back.... think about a past Christmas... lights.. A unique and special use of the Spirit of Christmas to help others.. a long time ago.... round Memory about Christmas time. a time to relax and feel good. and as you breath out again... breathing quietly. and time on your V own. and in your mind V you see that tree... K and a room somewhere.......... The therapy part uses the tree as a way of giving up your worries and letting them get taken away.......... to just enjoy the season.... think about that feeling of calm and peace.. in a room that's dark and dim. and those memories of Christmas. and decorations.. and focus on that breathing...Spirit of Christmas Hypnotherapy Script The Spirit of Christmas hypnosis script is a specially written induction and hypnotherapy session for the holiday season.key-hypnosis...... christmas tinsel..... remembering Christmases past. all lit up with soft lights. become aware of the gentle rise and fall of your breath.. breathing in.. when you were much younger. with decorations. and maybe you can close your eyes as you are relaxing now and think about that . a quiet place somewhere.. and on the next breath......... and you can begin to enjoy a pleasant feeling of control.. Spirit of Christmas Hypnosis Script CHRISTMAS TREE INDUCTION I wonder if you can remember a time .. and dark all around. the lights on the tree become darker still... you notice with each breath out..and a tree..... and as you think about your breathing. and you can begin to wonder about those lights...... that's right. a time Memory when the feeling was laid-back and cruising. a tree with lights....

relaxing........ and it appears on the tree..... is a shape...... and that feeling of peace and contentment. everything is becoming quiet and peaceful... and more of that tree is going dark now.. drifting over to that start hanging tree.... and all the colors begin to swirl around......... there are curved things.. and you realize that you are thinking about that tree differently the tree now... and feeling peaceful and calm. and in that dark place there is just the hint of dim colors. and then there is another. on a different hook. and you realize that you are beginning to feel lighter. you you notice the realize they are for hanging things on....... and you realize that your worries are lifting....... and you tree has places start to imagine what things you might use to decorate that tree to hang things .. more and more of these little hook-like things appear..... and all the lights have faded away to nothing... relaxing all the I relaxation muscles of your face. become aware of a heaviness in your arms and legs. here and there.. like decorations...... SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS HYPNOTHERAPY SECTION and as you are lying there... and imagine that feeling spreading... and then another relaxing breath and the lights further down the tree are also growing dim and dark. and as you do. changing the way you K feel.. and you notice that on the branches. a heaviness in your muscle and hands. is becoming darker and softer........ your physical eyes.... and the tree in the dark seems different now. breathing quietly..... deeper Trance and deeper.. and more blurred.. and your shoulders are tired and heavy. and another breath...becoming dim and dark...... and another appears... that Christmas tree. changing who are you are......... in your mind you can see the outline of the tree. and you begin to wonder what they are for.. relaxed. drifting.. there on a hook. allow that feeling to spread..... and as you relax more... everything in that room is focus on the quiet and dark.... and as you watch.... and as you continue there.. and as that feeling spreads..... everything is slipping away... and letting go. the shape changes of the tree... swirling. reflecting from wrappings and ornaments. as they carry you down. and the tree seems different now.. and something materializes on that tree.. more open.. and all around in that room. and you feel yourself floating.................key-hypnosis. letting it all go now.. like little hooks. peaceful and quiet. thinking of those lights........ and as you feel that spreading.. a soft gentle darkness... you begin to tree focus on that tree.... it's like the tree is attracting them to it. and more David Mason 273 www... you feel something changing... and you feel up your worries another worry lifting off .. breathing gently... and in that room..

. are drifting over to that tree. under the tree. and you have accepted your gift. and you feel stirrings inside........ re-examine are hanging on that tree.. dressed in External red and white..... there is no time like Behavior the present. transformed... and they are beginning to weigh the tree down.and more. burdened. out of the room. coming back to the present . what would transform your life. all your old fears. and the figure reaches down.. and you feel the last of them letting go. from five up to one. and resource the figure begins to lift those things off the tree........ and as you watch your are removed worries thrown into that sack.......... and one after the other.... it looks light and airy and free... change and then you see. it comes into your mind.. And in that dim light.... feeling of refreshed...... and throws them appears into the sack.. and takes another something out of the sack. supposition You can beginning to think now.. and all over your body things are moving....... to take time to open up and let yourself enjoy what reorientation life has to give.... and tossed into the sack. let go your relaxing... and as you are relaxing more and more. more things are leaving your body......... there is something there. comes a figure. and as you relax. all shapes and sizes.... you realize all your worries.. that weight has gone... your worries almost comical... what is it that has been left for you .. a great big bag.. and you look at those strange decorations. and the door is shut. and they look strange.... a wonderful... now... Rule D reframing as you had being burdened. A door opens..... M all possibilities special gift.... relaxing externalise the deeper.... and some look very old. and counting quietly to yourself....... the tree is beautiful.. and you think about what might be in that.. all that stuff hanging on the tree is worries removed.. you feel stuff releasing.... a wrapped gift........... and just hanging there.. a lovely organic growing living thing..... relaxing deeper now.... in exchange for all that old stuff you have been take the gift carrying around for so long....... shifting. Merry Christmas! David Mason 274 www...... fresh and green and enjoy the Reframe healthy.. the tree is cleared..... of coming back to the present.. and into the room ....... easing. and you have time now to open that present...... letting go......... you can open I y change that gift whenever you are ready.. things that you have carried around all worries year... a present for you.. preand when you are ready.. out there. and that tree begins to look distressed.... Capabilit permission to that you can take your gift anytime you want to ..... and then turns around and drags the resource sack away.. and still as you are breathing..key-hypnosis.. and that means that you can have as much time being happy . loosening.. eyes open. and the figure has a sack.. attaching to the issue tree.

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.... think about letting your feet and toes and ankles relax and get loose. ending a relationship can be difficult and painful..... leaving the past behind like an old house that no longer holds the warmth it used to....your forehead... your fingers.. and those arms feel so heavy. Fixing things stops them bothering you doesn't it? Now. Now tense up your whole body... a dream that never really worked out. and now allow your neck to relax...... and now feel that relaxation in your .....a marriage... Now take a deep breath and relax it.. and everything feels loose and heavy.. If anything is making you uncomfortable then fix it.. Now relax all the muscles in your legs.. as if you arms and legs were made of stone... But before that you can move every part of your body as you become loose and floppy and relaxed.. and become aware of your face relaxing. TEN... Look around your body and notice if there is any tightness. spreading all the way down your arms.. ahhhhh. let your eyes relax... totally relaxed. cleanly and without regret.. and when I get to one you will have relaxed into a deep satisfying trance...... and you can enjoy this Technique Bind lack of Reference Truism Progressive relaxation induction David Mason 276 www. focus your attention on your feet ... a relationship. This is a powerful metaphor for ending relationship. FOUR... That's right. SIX... your knees your thighs..... down to your hands. SEVEN.... your cheeks... you can feel the weight pressing down. your eybrows... very relaxed.. feel those legs getting heavy and heavier.. and sees that it is time to move on....... now feel that relaxation spreading into your body... Just settle yourself down and you can relax now.. and feel how good that is.. your lips .. This script uses a metaphor for walking away from something broken .. think about your feet.. leaving someone to make a fresh start. Take a moment now and wiggle about until you are in the right position for I what comes next. All you have to D do is to focus on becoming comfortable. in a moment I am going to count down from ten to one. NINE... EIGHT. People often need to be helped to leave a relationship behind. ending a relationship.. Just let it all flow out.key-hypnosis.. in you calves. your jaw.... or any discomfort.. and let the past go... FIVE. your chest. Target Induction section Before you begin going into your hypnotic trance now just make yourself comfortable... really relax.. it is as if they belong to someone else.. so relaxed. and maybe just shrug everything until you are happily settled down and ready. and then let go again.. and you just can't move those arms and legs now. The person identifies with the house and then takes leave of it.Relationships Ending a relationship It is often hard to leave someone.. This script uses a hypnotic induction and then an extended metaphor of leaving a relationship....

.... as you drift ever deeper... and you can remember lighting a ......... letting go.. relaxing your face.... M Behavior and you turn away from that window........ enjoying the feeling ....... smoke and ash. down and down.key-hypnosis. like something that used to be good...... if that fire had been Dissociation Technique Set up the metaphor imply there is a flaw relate to a common experience deeply flawed relationship metaphor Reframe Used to be good Moving on along a new path David Mason 277 www.. safe and warm and secure... feel your body sinking down.... it's like the feeling you get Memory when you just can't find a name you want.... and you see a fire burning....... something crooked. and looking closely... ONE... M and begin walk along the path away from it. for one last look....... letting go.... carefully building it up..... or a favourite chair. you can see V that there is something wrong..... Target Leaving the past behind METAPHOR And I wonder if you can imagine a house somewhere.. and maybe was never M right in the first place.. it is dying..... things just don't feel right with it any more.... can never be Rule repaired. M where once there was light.. in Memory through the window. and it looks a little sad. And somehow you know this building... nothing matters. M but is in fact spoiled somehow....... spreading. whatever feels right for you. a place where you feel relaxed. or there is a word right on the tip M your tongue and it just won't come out.... gently and easily.........feeling of total relaxation. but you can see now that there is something flawed about it..... M remembering what could have been.. where you feel comfortable.. but is actually deeply flawed... can never get back to what they seemed to be at one time. just being in the moment... that you know well.... and something about that building is familiar. far..... or maybe floating in warm water. or snuggled warm in bed on a stormy night... a little neglected. drifting away... this house. there is just shadows now.. your shoulders your body.. is relaxing you more. maybe a beach at twilight.. always. TWO. and for a while that fire was bright and welcoming.... you have memories and Memory feelings about it. and you look deep inside. and as your mind drifts off you feel a wave of relaxation travelling down your body .. and totally relaxed now... and think of what the place is like. and that relaxing means you can relax deeper and deeper now..... down and down... what other places there might be that you make you feel comfortable.. nothing matters. nothing is important. flickering.. and each soft gentle breath out....... might have been. and this is like something else you have feelings about. that appears OK on the surface.. totally at ease. a fire that was meant to M warm that house. let your mind empty......... starting the Memory spark that ignites it.. But looking at it now....... THREE. relaxing your neck....... once you know they are wrong in some way.... a building standing on V its own. with a little regret. allow your mind to drift over these things and other things... gets it going. and the more you relax the more you can relax. and your your mind can drift away to a place... And you go up to the house.... enjoying that that lovely feeling. and some things....... far away... that used to be good.... from the top of your head.

and you might feel it now .. it's like you have left a dark © 2010 David Mason 278 www... « Table of Contents David Mason www.. And take as long as you need to make the changes you need.. And when you have done that you will come back to the present.. remember how you turned to D the future ... and keep thinking about that change.. and feeling that change.. and when things end it is time to begin again.... Rule Let the V image fade away V M nothing to go back for V Forgetting M V Future M Technique Multiple triggers for memory D D D I any sensation > will convince the mind Memory Target Memory Capability Behaviour Capability Capability And everyone knows that life moves in cycles. that sensation that lets you know that one thing is over and it's time for another thing to begin..key-hypnosis........ in way that pleases you most.... or later on . and you look back again. when you felt really good.... it is time now to move on.key-hypnosis..... the building seems to have become a little smaller. there is nothing to go back for...fed. and you walk along the path and at the gate you look back. knowing D that something wonderful has happened. that things are happening again....... less distinct. until you have wiped Memory D all that old stuff. and things start to get brighter as you walk on.... you are free to do whatever you want....... looked after.. Direct Suggestion section And you can remember now.... that fire is out....... And from now . is out of sight now..... and you are back in charge. laughing with friends.. the little change...... that fire has gone out. Deep inside something is stirring.... that anticipation that comes from knowing that good times are coming... and there's a bright happy future waiting for you now.. movies.. And ahead of you... and you walk on.. the feeling deep inside. so just go Capability ahead. And you can feel that way again.. You can have joy and laughter in your life. dancing and celebrating... parties... remember how that old image faded... and smoke is rising from the chimney.... and you are ready to be happy again... you see bright open fields.. to feel that excitement. you can have love and affection and caring......... and you look back and you see the smoke stops. beaches and sea and sunshine.... to get in touch with that inner force....... And you close the gate as the light fades... and the image of the house gets darker..... You can start to live again..... a time to begin and time to Reframing end.. And as you turn a corner. Laughter and freedom......... but the house has disappeared.. and it's like the sun coming out again.. before. bring all those times to mind... times that you laughed..

. and there are stalls set out... swirling.. it is as if there is a voice in your head saying. somewhere that you like to go to relax... 'More at ease'............. relaxing... and you are going on a journey through some strange places. 'More at ease'..... going in the same direction... kids running around with balloons... then.. there are people exhibiting things... Just allow yourself to enjoy that lovely feeling of deep deep relaxation... or a quiet spot at home...... Street Market Metaphor And I wonder if you can imagine going on a journey somewhere...... become aware that your eyes can become heavy and tired..] Relax the body.. or a place in the countryside... things to buy... or working quietly in the garden.....Forget the past hypnosis script A script to let go of the stuff you have been carrying around for years Target Memory [Use your normal induction to trance..... and everywhere people are walking. shouting out. you see lots and lots of people.. except enjoying that feeling of going down and down..... strange stuff you have never seen before. and it might be a beach on a sunny day... and as you go along.. and not think about anything at all...... there are demonstrations going on. and you can begin to forget all about those arms and legs...key-hypnosis..... you can begin to forget about everything... fun. more and more relaxed. become aware that those arms and legs can become heavy and tired. Just allow yourself to become aware of the position of your arms and legs.. and you are walking past these stalls.... And now..... tables with signs on them. and you find yourself in a large open space..... deeper and deeper. and there's music playing.... 'more and more relaxed'. anticipation. people are selling and . 'more and more relaxed'. and there are people shouting. and there is a feeling of excitement.... and all the people are streaming in. and with each gentle breath out.. or something else entirely.. Relaxing visualization And think about some place pleasant... the smell of food..... Laying out all the old stuff and you walk along..... as you are lying there........ trying to get people to buy things.. everything is busy.. just think about how lovely it would be to be somewhere relaxing. and there are times when you can allow your mind to drift away......... Comment Pacing I I Dissociation Pace with breathing V Dissociation All possibilities I D I I V M V New and V strange and exciting set up the market visualization Permission Allow time here Bind -' Begin' M David Mason 279 www. and you go along...

..' and you wonder what is going on. standing there... they look cheap and worthless.....' And you feel relieved... exposed... looking at them. and they pick up your old stuff and they put them in their bag.. everything is ready............ And that seems to set things going... to look at what you have there........ and they just don't seem quite so important any more... And the person. you remember when they seemed so important.... and you realize it is all done for you. it's all your stuff.. and you realize that by Capability putting that on. for everyone to see. and there is all kinds of stuff on those stalls... and suddenly someone says 'how much for this?' And you name a price..... well by today's standards...... you put that on.. walking behind your four stalls.......not important Challenge assumptions Re-examine old feelings...... and ..... and they hand over their money and they put it in their bag and they walk away.. people start to come up to the stall... and worn. and they take you to a part of the market.. And you go along. are all laid out there.. although they seemed very attractive at the time.... that all those things you have been wanting to get rid of.... the different things.. that is different from the rest... and you look at some of those things and you realize that some of them are old. and they are all lying there.... everything is different.. you realize you will never see that thing again......key-hypnosis. and there is some kind of overall there.... with a sweep of their arm says..... that you are professional. now they are lying out there.. And you can see by their expressions they don't think it's all that important... someone steps in front of you. and you realize you are so happy for that stuff to go. it's all there.. fears. on those tables. that it has gone forever.....and to your surprise. you look the part. and smiles... David Mason 280 www. and it is all laid out there for you.. protective clothing... examine them. and there are four stalls laid out...... on those four tables..... and some of them are. and other people are lifting things up and offering you money for it.. and says 'I'm so pleased to see you.. and can take what people are offering... and that's OK. that you are protected now. it's time for these things to go. and hold them up........ and you recognize them......... and broken. some of them are quite ugly.. remember when you had them..... they want to exchange.. to trade.. and look at them.. Action for change Reframing stuff going away by itself.... some of them are offering other things. Magic person New place All done for you... and they walk away with them. it's stuff you have wanted to get rid of for years. you can get things you Capability want for things you want to get rid off........ laid out for sale..... somehow those old things don't look so big when you look at it from this side. and people are turning them over. that you look really good in it.. you know what you are doing. and the person turns and you follow them. and you walk around to the back of the table... and something strange happens.. 'We've done it for you. they pick them up... And as you stand there.. and you touch each of those things. stalls.. and you realize that you don't really want Capability any of them now.. no resistance Protected from old fears Externalize the problem Reframe . We've been waiting for you.....

.... and stuffing it in a bag..... and there is almost nothing left on the tables.... better things............ grumpy.. and now I am free to buy new things. about things that can be taken away.. a place where you throw stuff.. people are drifting away. and never wanted. Any you think... And there are hands grabbing and people jostling and they are all lifting stuff. that I don't need. 'Take them all! Take them away!' because you don't care any more.. and M carts it away. putting some back. and they have all heard about the bargains...... and the sky is full of stars.... knowing deep inside that it has already I started to come true.... somewhere special.. things that you really have no more use for...... I can make a wish.. and you throw them in the bin... and you stand in that place. turning it over in their hands... And you can imagine people folding up those empty tables. And you are picking up the money as fast as you can. there's a pile of new stuff............ and you realize that all over the city the lights are coming on. and as you watch.... all that tired and outdated stuff.. Making a wish And when you look back. And one by one you pick them up and you throw them into that great big rubbish bin.. thinking about what it is you really want... 'How wonderful.. taking some away. and everything is beginning to shut down. and my wish will come true.. and as you throw them in. all that new stuff. things you have traded. Throwing away the old stuff and you look at your table.. and you tell them. and people are out walking again.... all that stained material.. and you look at them again and you realize you V don't want them.. I have got rid of all this old . And at the side there is a big skip................ happy things........... and everything looks bright and happy and you look up... and you go along your tables and you pick up every last one of them. they land in there and they smash M and break... all those tables are bare......... and there are a few broken old tired things left.... and lifts up the bin. And just then this great big vehicle comes along.. and walking away with a bit of that old stuff.. and it is getting on towards the end of the day and the market is getting ready to close... and wondering where that shooting star will land... little kids are trailing along.. and when you look.. they are going to cafes and restaurants and M entertainment. a dumpster thing..... throwing stuff at you.. and a whole lot of money.... and knowing that that will come true.. Permission to Get rid of them Get rid of all End of the clearance Clear last things Dump it all lights in the darkness Action for change think about the future Promise David Mason 281 www.. a shooting star whizzes across the sky. that really nobody wants.... you realize the music has stopped... the people have all thinned out... getting to their cars to go home... and you realize. putting them away for someone else to use later. And you walk away from there and you take along with you..Behaviour Behaviour Capability Capability Identity Capability And more people are coming along and crowding around.... and it's all accumulating.. things you really want.key-hypnosis.. and they are throwing money at you. and behind them.. and you go along your tables and you pick up all those broken M old things.

.. It's up to you really... loose and relaxed and comfortable. you can be completely relaxed..... and let your mind go where it wants... Nothing will bother you. and as you do you realise that all those old things don't seem so important now...... and nothing will bother you.... But for now. And you can continue resting and relaxing. and when you are ready.. so allow things to happen. And you can enjoy that.... nothing will disturb you... for as long as you want....... just the Behaviour way it should be... seeing things from reframe.. Reorientation Behaviour and while you are thinking about that.. And you can take as long as you want... and what exactly that wish will be... there is no longer any problem. throwing away stuff.key-hypnosis..key-hypnosis. allow yourself to drift off .... and that lets you drift even deeper now. and in the meantime your mind is working. changing. and that wish that is going to come true for you....... as if from a distance... and when you are ready you can gradually come back to the ... feeling really good and ready for the rest of the day....... as long as some part of your mind I is quietly cleaning up that old stuff.... and you can keep thinking about those things.... and snuggle down into a comfortable position. to give it all away... and the night sky and the stars. and you can think about what it was on those Memory tables and how good it is to just pick them up and throw them away.. inside you are totally relaxed and comfortable... wondering what Permission to else can now go on those tables.. friendly stars that guide Capability D travelers to a new destination... all that old stuff has been taken away one way or another.somewhere different.. maybe where that shooting star will land.... and you can begin to feel . and how better things have replaced © 2010 David Mason 282 www.... you can come back « Table of Contents David Mason www....... It's V really up to you now. now that you're free.. exactly as it should be... the other side.....

quietly watching what was going on. At the heart of the metaphor is the concept of self limiting assumptions." The bear looked at the book for a while and said "It doesn't look very comfortable. watching. smugly..The cat and the teddy bear Questioning Assumptions This anthropomorphic metaphor uses talking animals and elements of magic to get the point across in a non-threatening way. The cat and the teddy bear One day a little teddy bear was sitting by a lake. and began to nibble a tadpole. "Who are you?" said the bear..key-hypnosis. like an outsider. "That's a funny looking box you're sitting on. but never really felt part of it. "Do you know who you are? That's what's important". the metaphor does not openly deal with .. It's meant to let you do what you want.. "Anything you want?" David Mason 283 www. It is a child's story told to an adult.." "Wow" said the bear... the little bear got flustered or embarrassed or said the wrong thing..." the cat said.. it's a book. The strength of this kind of metaphor lies in its multilayered complexity. "That's not important". either.. and didn't know why.. And the bear was thinking about this when a voice said "What would you like things to be like?" The bear looked around startled.. another part of the mind is thinking about what the story means. it will trigger a successful search for unrecognised 'blocks' that neither the client nor the therapist knew were there. "Oh this .. " "It's not meant to be comfortable. never knew what to do. and saw a cat with big floppy ears sitting on a low box.. at length. The simplicity of the story.. Some listeners will just dismiss the metaphor as an amusing story.. and the listener is left to draw their own conclusions.." said the bear. and to cause the listener to associate into a childhood state in which the client can start a mental search for events and images that match the story elements. said the cat with the large ears.... However. the 'JustSo' style of telling and the magical characters are designed to remind the listener of stories from's not a box. just enjoying being relaxed and calm... the little bear had one or two good friends among the birds and the other animals. impressed.. whenever a big important animal came along . The adventures of the teddy bear are told as actions. the way cats do.. And while part of the mind is searching childhood memories. actually. "How did you get here?" "That's not important. but for some others.

.." The bear thought and thought. And the book was closed. It was obvious what to do.. and while the bear's woolly mind was busy wondering if the book might.. bustling along as fast as possible. it wasn't ." "But I'm not sure what to do next." and going over those same old complaints soon drove the instructions clear out of that silly bear's head. there were the exact instructions needed. how to do an even more important thing the bear needed.. or was it?. the bear went over and peered into it.. determined to ignore all distractions. "Oh dash and pepperpots!" said the bear.. hopefully. when the book popped open on its own.. It was so simple... And then all twelve baby ducks started crying and carrying on and in all the fuss and noise the bear forgot the instructions. a family of ducks turned up.key-hypnosis. and tripped over a tree root.... The bear was elated.. Just do as the book says. "Simple. or maybe not.. Quick as flash the bear set off again down the path.. "What do I do now?" wailed the bear. So with a quick "Thanks. there was something the bear had always wanted to do.. So the bear turned back and found the cat lying down contentedly scratching his belly with a stick. "Sure. and apply them. and sure enough. David Mason 284 www. "Ah.. was it?.. Just look at the instructions.."Mmmm" "And would it let me do anything I want?" asked the bear...... complaining noisily about missing goldfish." said the cat through a mouth full of goldfish "I see you've managed to get it working... "Why not think of something else you would like to do?" said the cat. So the bear thought and thought. Surprised.. the book suddenly flipped open. And just a few steps down the path. whoever you are!" the bear was off down the path to try it out. could. nervously.." said the cat.. and again the exact instructions were right there... and was busy trying to decide whether to ask about this thing or that thing. who was now deep in the weeds at the edge of the water searching for another tadpole "Just imagine what you want and the book will open at the right page.." The bear peered at the book.." said the bear. but never dared. and looked hard at the book over there. "Why does this always happen to me? Why isn't the path kept clear the way it's supposed to be.

.. « Table of Contents David Mason 285 www. "Goodness.. very careful about roots....."Back again?" said the cat.. blowing a few experimental notes on the flute all the while.when it began to rain. "Well." thought the bear and in a moment was scurrying down the path again. The bear found the cat settled comfortably in front of a cozy fire under a little shelter and trying out a new tune on the flute. busy carving a flute out a fish bone. And as the tune faded away. pushing leaves aside and being very.. You don't need me to tell .. " and left the bear to get on with it.key-hypnosis. The bear was making good progress. and realised the cat was right. a few damp notes still hanging in the air. and before long was trudging back up the path again.. getting on towards doing the most important thing of all.. I am getting good at this. so hard that it spun right round before settling back on the ground. took a long lazy stretch. dejected and miserable and now wet as well.. and said. and that silly bear started to think about getting home and worrying if the windows were open or not. "You know. I wonder if maybe you are making an assumption here?" And the bear thought about it... you should know how it works by now. The bear had hardly begun to think when the book flipped open again. the cat looked over.

. think about your problem. Then the The Change Your Life metaphor visualizes coming off the mountain and into a cozy chalet filled with love and warmth. making them deeper... and without realizing it. you don't have to choose to go right down... you are trapped in the same old behaviour. you might like to close your eyes. you can see the grooves. The Change Your Life metaphor then does an NLP Reframe to change the tracks.. guide you. and at some point they stop being tracks and become a groove . every direction is as easy as any other direction. BREAKING LIFE HABITS METAPHOR Sometimes a habit is like skiing... they are just grooves.key-hypnosis....... D because you are not held back by those grooves any more.. the minute you see them for what they are. the tendency is to follow the previous trail. to go over the tracks you made before. you can travel anywhere. The more times you go over the tracks the more you learn the bad habits. look at the clean fresh snow. and soon..... they have no power. Further life changes are suggested by visualizing skiing freely instead of repeating the bad habits.. And when you set off the skis leave a mark behind you. a little more ... Finally the love is transferred to a physical feeling of contentment and the change is completed. And the next time you go skiing. the moment you choose to start from a different place. and you know that they lead you automatically until you don't even have to think about it.. showing exactly where you went and what you did.. At first there is fresh white snow.... you can decide to D reframe David Mason 286 www.. They help you. you make the track in the snow a little deeper. every time you go skiing you are following the same tracks. the moment you realize you are in the grooves.Changing Your Life This script is about change.. except the Reframing power of repetition.... without choices.. The Change Your Life metaphor compares bad habits to patterns of behavior like tracks in the snow. but you don't have to go down them.. every time you set off you go down those tracks. and changing bad habits often leads to changing your life. because from the top of a hill.... You can choose whatever direction you want.. Set up the metaphor Current situation Capability Capability Behaviour Behaviour Capability Behaviour You know. when you start out the skis automatically seek the groove you made and force you to go over the same ground again and again..... D reframe and more than that. and you can choose to go right or left or even turn right round... to travel in the same way... changing your life..... become deep and stop you from going anywhere but straight down those tracks.. I I wonder if you can imagine...... are you? And when you realise that. especially changing life habits... and V imagine it lying at your feel on that snow. every direction is down.. Habits can affect your life. standing at the top of that hill. and go in a all options different direction. you don't have to do the same behaviour. . feeling the wind in your face... snuggling down in bed. and all the people round about applauding your wonderful unrestrained run down the snowfield. walking away.. anywhere.. and whizzing down and feeling powerful and in control and doing great big turns ... people looking at you admiringly.. and letting out a great yell of pure pleasure. quite quickly actually..... And just imagine picking up your skis... Reinforcement having learned to ski...... are you? You can always use the groove if you want to ... and you can go in there and feel yourself being embraced and loved and hugged....... as you make your way back to a chalet maybe. just hurtling down somewhere.. it was fabulous. Because everywhere will just be clean fresh white snow.... with people you have chosen to be K feelings of there... instead of letting the slope take you where it will.. you can choose to slalom... and metaphor it is warm and cozy.. carving out the powder and seeing the snow arcing up.. it's like it has never been I there. how good would that be? And I wonder what part of that you would enjoy the most? Because part of you D supposition knows that you can do that now.......won't they? vanishes and after a while you won't be able to see it at all... and it has no power over you then. those grooves will just fill up with problem V drifting snow... And just imagine later on.... maybe with somebody's arms lead them into K around your body. feeling cozy and warm.. your ski poles.... saying what a great run that was. that you are home... D free to learn new things. and you can really enjoy that. couldn't it? To just let go of the past.. the place where you belong.. and acceptance now you are there for ever... feeling the speed and the power.. to do big bends and jumps.. you looked great.... Reframe and you can go in any direction.. sliding along effortlessly.. because you are not in that groove any more.Capability Memory have fun......... just roaring down the mountainside totally in control but allowing what wants to happen to happen..... has it? And after while you get better and better at skiing and you begin to wonder why you ever thought you had to do that. D go round anywhere...... the kiinesthetic place where you are wanted and respected.. and inside there is a big fire going....... and end of V there are all the people you love in their. letting it come. and just imagine now tucking the ski poles under your arms and crouching down and really going for it... And just pushing off with the poles. standing on the top of that hill now.... and that could be real fun..key-hypnosis. trance and you can start to dream.... reassurance but after a while. And just imagine what it would be like... feeling enjoying the feeling. and a beautiful day. and coming to the flat bit and just throwing your arms wide and throwing your break the old head back and laughing. that this is the way it was always meant to be...... and you know you have finally arrived home.. trance [use as a lead in to the next metaphor or a formal induction ] David Mason 287 www.......

A hypnotic metaphor like this is a good way to put an analytical person into trance.key-hypnosis. « Table of Contents David Mason www. The hypnotherapist can simply start telling the story and the client will start going into trance.The Changing your Life metaphor script does not need a formal hypnosis induction before it is © 2010 David Mason 288 . You use the metaphor visualization to distract their mind and then lead them into a formal induction at the end.key-hypnosis.

"but I was brought up among these seals and I have learned to survive among them.The Swimming Bear Challenging Defensive Behaviour This metaphor is designed to challenge the listener to re-examine their assumptions. and the question just wouldn't go away. "Yes". The Swimming Bear An owl was walking along a deserted beach one day. the bear just couldn't stand it any more and set out in the direction that the owl went. and shook its fur dry before flopping down on the sand. so he went up to him and said "How come you are fully dressed and everyone else is nearly naked?" "Oh" said the man. David Mason 289 www. said the owl. "that's the way I like it. But I never expected to find a bear in a seal colony". And in the middle of that crowded beach was a man in a coat with a fence around him. you know".com . said the bear. The bear still did not understand the question. The bear just had to speak to him.key-hypnosis. The seals began to swim ashore and throw themselves on the sand. Actually I am quite proud of myself. And more and more seals began to come ashore and to the owl's surprise a bear came swimming in. They lay there basking in the sun and rolling around without a care in the world. The bear saw the owl watching and said 'What?' "Oh". "I can swim outstandingly well. Time passed. "And the fence?" asked the bear. "It's a long story". It means I am never exposed". said the owl. But is that what you want?". when suddenly the water was full seals frolicking around and diving in and out of the waves. The bear trudged on for miles and came across another beach. "What else could I need?" thought the bear. "But is that what you want?'. as the owl walked on. but couldn’t let it go. This one was crowded with humans. politely. "I didn't mean to be rude. hauled itself out of the surf. No other bear can swim as well as I do". The owl thought for a while and said "I can see that you have learned skills that are unique and useful to you. So one day. just enjoying the sunshine and watching the waves roll in. said the bear. all sunbathing and reading and digging holes in the sand and all the other things that families do at the beach.

The secret is." . No one can put up that fence faster than me". "But is that what you want?". "Ah" said the bear. I carry it with me everywhere.key-hypnosis. finally understanding the question. a lot of people ask about that. « Table of Contents David Mason 290 www.

. deeper and deeper.. forming a complete M record of everything that has happened to that pond. and then could not find it.. with gentle ripples on the surface.... swimming effortlessly down through clear warm water... V among gently waving plants and fish darting away. floating. And allow yourself to drift across the sands of time. The only cases where hypnosis actually works to remember lost things is where the mind has deliberately cut off the memory... nothing is important... so it won't work. drifty...Metaphysical Finding Lost Items Hypnosis has been used in recovering lost objects. areas of flat lake bed ... becoming aware of all the things under the surface... and those layers build up.. Target [Use an induction to trance from the Induction Collection...... like watching scraps D of an old movie. wobbling and weaving its way to the surface uncertainly. Light = understanding small inevitable change suggestions of incomplete images David Mason 291 www. shafts of light penetrating down into the water....... and clear V water underneath... fading in and out of focus...... and as part of your mind is feeling that floaty.. and imagine now.. Naturally. expanding as it goes.. another part of your mind is going through old memories.. This script uses the metaphor of bubbles in a pond and gives several options for how the memory can appear.key-hypnosis.... in your mind... allowing the current to carry you this way and that. One famous case was where a woman put away her wedding ring.... a place where there is quiet water... and where the M light shines the layers are illuminated... Bubble Metaphor And as your mind drifts slowly around that place.. then.......... things appear and disappear.... knowing that nothing matters.... and now and then a bright crystal bubble detaches. dust and sand drift down. calming metaphor idea of depth reassure non swimmers! Metaphor of exposing the layers all memories are there waiting. and V each layer is laid down day after day by material falling from above.. memories laid down in layers I wonder if you can imagine a pond or a small lake somewhere.... you notice here and there. And here and there are clear patches on the bottom....... but it can only work where your mind actually knows where the missing thing is. M rising... just relaxing........ leaves float slowly down.. floating... a soft comfortable surface made up of layer upon layer.... and her mind refused to let her 'find' the ring again.. drifting. way... Putting it away was a metaphor for her failing marriage. that you were able to see down into that pond.... then there is nothing in your memory to recover... gently laying down a perfect history of events.... if it accidentally slipped out of your pocket.. And you can watch as another bubble detaches and rises. and rises to the surface. year after year................] Pond . safe and secure.

it is time to D come out now. and that bubble D up is now feeling the pressure to rise.. like a bubble... things have ..... or your mind may spend some time examining the deepest recesses...... searching metaphors for Memory M through the memories of months and years..... forming a definite shape... everything is open... and some of the things you find you might Behaviour just put away.... more reachable.. and you can remember the fun and the laughter and the a bit of therapy So take a few moments now........ to emerge........ an image...... And some things you find you have forgotten about and will make you May as well do Memory D feel good again. something there And your mind is now free to search all the memories... something you want to remember.... hearing these words.. the knowledge of that something is becoming more firm.... a feeling...... You are free to search through every part of your life... or a curtain drawn back... letting one thing suggest Memory connect to another. something like when you have a word on the tip of M your tongue. and some things you find you have been looking for for a D long time.. Give the client time to work allow your mind to roam over all those memories.. you can start to describe what you are experiencing.. for those things allow 'other Capability that are missing.... to come out into the light...... and somehow you know that it is ready now..... ready to come out.....and in your mind. getting ready to rise up.. Focus on the missing object And there is something that has been nagging in your mind... of old places and buried finding thoughts.. things' And you can allow yourself to be free to look in every part. Something about [mention here the thing that has been lost] And as you are lying there now... Suggesting a form emerging Time is now Inevitability David Mason 292 www...... up out of the depths. So just take your time now... everything has a natural time..... like an itch you can't get to....... and suggest indirect Memory M suddenly reveals a clearing.. Capability more clear to you. You can look at it fearlessly. you can become aware of another bubble that is ready to detach.... And your mind is now starting on a process that will release that Behaviour thought. you are free to open doors and windows...... D beginning to come out from where it has been held. waiting........ and other things that you need to find as well. Capability M OK to look you are free to open boxes and cupboards...key-hypnosis.... And when you have a memory. multiple routes And sometimes a path leads on.. breathing gently. and paths can lead to unexpected places. until now..... and splits and joins and turns .. approaches or like a door suddenly opens. and nothing can stop D a bubble from rising through the water........... and be open to whatever is rising up presupposition Memory M through those layers of memory. ready to be seen.. Allow the client time to go through memories.. laid Ready to come down in those layers long ago. Nothing is closed.... Idea of needing release..

. and allow your mind to clear. and then let go...] [If they haven't spoken by the end of the period.. you can start counting.... If nothing comes. all the new photos that will come.......... [Allow sufficient time.... give a way out of the search Capability D might appear when waking Capability Capability Capability Behaviour D D D might appear after sleep Clear away the uncertainty D Closure D allow some peace of mind « Table of Contents David Mason 293 www. you now know for sure. and for some of them it will feel like a weight coming off your shoulders. And then you can count from five up to one... enjoying what used to be and looking forward to the new albums... in your mind. and when you have something. ready for the rest of your day and feeling refreshed and relaxed. and the thought can emerge in a few minutes. And you will know... and move on.... or your mind may be busy working in background. and you are free to look at all those pictures now.... And that process may take a few minutes or maybe a few hours. So be open to whatever bubbles up .... that's good... and the memory will make itself known to you.. and thing that were possible. Reorientation So now [ClientName] just take a deep breath. so one way or the other things will become clear... the memory will emerge clear and bright like the dawn. you will just feel free. So when you are ready... David Mason www....... and some of them just feel like flicking through an old photo album.... definitely yes or definitely .good © 2009 while we are here...key-hypnosis. There is such a lot to look forward to . as it happens. that's right. remembering the good times. you will remember what it is you want to remember........ the people.... so that when you wake up in the morning. and when you get to one........... places... and things that were loose and vague will become certain. or maybe your mind works best during the night.. you will be back in the present.. and put away the things you do not need any more......... or it may be that your mind will come to the definite realisation that you don't have the memory you thought you should have........... describe what you are experiencing.. and that's another good thing.... emerge in your mind in an unexpected moment... and enjoy life..key-hypnosis.... And another breath.... a flash of insight....] And when you are ready to go on you can raise a finger or a thumb and we can go on............ that there is nothing there. life can be so good when you look at it that way. and you can stop worrying about it. and knowing about not knowing is a form of knowing.

. What are your shoes like?' implies there are shoes. Then a safe place is established. very easy to imply things in the way you give instructions.. It is very... that's OK .. Yes set Yes set Yes set Invoke the parasympathetic response Permission bind And as you breathe. OK. The client is offered three opportunities to experience previous lives and then gets an option to find out what the place between lives is like... The first section is an extended induction with multiple deepeners to ensure depth of trance. that's good. and hold it.. just allow yourself to be comfortable.key-hypnosis... Induction section You can let your mind relax OK [clientname].Past life regression script Past Life Regression is a fascinating aspect of hypnosis. just become aware of your breath going in and out of Self induction Now just resume breathing normally. If you want you can lower the chair back. Just let it go. Every PLR session will be different so a script can only suggest a structure for how to proceed.. and when you are in trance.. you don't have to feel you must stay there.. Are you ready to go into trance? Yes.. That's very good.. However the format is fairly simple and it is hard to go wrong. just allow yourself to completely relax.... And now take a third deep breath and hold it. that's fine... Just make yourself comfortable.. it is a fascinating insight into the human mind's secret .. What I would like you to do now.. and as you let it go this time just really relax. if you want to scratch your nose or whatever you want to do. that's good... Yep. Take a deep breath.... So take a deep breath and hold it. The following script describes how one client experienced her past lives.. let go all the tension you can. is just take a deep breath.. Finally the client is taken beyond this life into a place where past lives can safely be experienced. And this time let go all the tension in your shoulders and in your arms... if you want to move. David Mason 294 www. It is better to ask 'And become aware of your feet.. Now take another deep breath and hold it. Asking 'Look down at your feet. and then when you let it go. That's good. just let that go. I will actually... that's OK. The client is then regressed to childhood in this life to ensure that the client can regress and knows what to expect.... Are you feeling comfortable? Yes. This client's preferred mode of going back was drifting in a boat. [clientname]. What do you see?'. Like all past life hypnotic sessions.. The only thing you need to be careful of is leading the client.

and part of you can stay aware if you want to and the other part can allow itself to go deeply and deeply into trance ... there's a staircase... more and more relaxed... and how comfortable you can induction feel....... and just Deepener imagine yourself sinking into a big fluffy . isn't it? And I wonder if you can imagine a big old house somewhere. listen. and now just allow your eyes to close when you are ready.. So TEN.. and EIGHT . and FIVE deeper and deeper.. that's right... and SEVEN more relaxed...... and TWO nearly there... Deeply relaxed......key-hypnosis. more comfortable. and then maybe you can become aware of the fabric under your fingertips... that's good. and you can deepener begin to go down those stairs now... while another part of your mind is aware that you are already going into trance.... and go on. and after one there's just ZERO........ that's good... and with every breath out..when you are feeling nicely relaxed. slowly. And I wonder if you can imagine yourself sinking into that chair..... that's right.... nothing... and SIX feeling completely pace with relaxed....... you can say to yourself... deeper and deeper. and with every breath out... generations of people have grown...... and memories children running around laughing.... and just feel yourself going down and down.... and in the David Mason 295 www.. or carpeted..... and going down your throat... because at the bottom there Countdown is a door..... and it’s a happy house..your nose..... and the sound of my voice.. that's very good to do that .... and just feel Kinaesthetic yourself as if you are lying on a big fluffy blanket.. deeper and deeper.. and there's been meals childhood and fights and laughs and candles and Christmas trees and Easter eggs....each step is taking you deeper breathing rate down... becoming aware of the chair. and how comfortable that can be.... and you can think about that as you go deeper and deeper. you don't have to think. anything you want. more and more relaxed...... more relaxed. and you don't have to do anything [clientname] .. and NINE down again.. just feel yourself supported in that chair. and you are lying in that chair breathing Dissociation gently.. you can become more relaxed. down and down.......... warm and safe and feeling really good about yourself......... ... and behind that door there is something wonderful..... and just become aware of the feeling of the chair against your back and against your head... you don't have to. being supported. and we will count them down together. going down the first step... And inside that house...... and it's got doors and windows and a fence and maybe there's trees..... and going deeper and deeper. that's very good.... or marble.. just being aware of that breath. safe and warm. and people coming home and going out. and part Deepener of your mind is wondering whether you are going to go into trance....... And the house has seen prime with parties and weddings and christenings and funerals. and ONE nearly at the bottom. and THREE deeper and deeper. and there can be a handrail. and every breath is still making you more and more relaxed.... just allow your breathing to slow down... and you can go into trance and you can relax.. You don't have to do anything except just allow yourself to lie in that chair feeling warm and relaxed and comfortable.. and in that house..... you can hear a voice in your head saying. more at ease.. and that staircase can be wooden.. and you can just let yourself go.... and you can go down that staircase.... and with every breath you sink deeper into it. relax more..

It's white......... and when you go through that door you find yourself in a large room........ and support is everyone who loves you.. My voice can be Dissociation the sound of the wind in the winter long ago. .... they've been having a sort of party.. or the rain against a window in a far off place.. Safe place section There is a safe place for you always And now I would like you to find yourself in front of a door.. and my voice can be the sound of a leaf blowing across an empty .... Confirmation [slight twitch of thumb] of trance That's fine..they have regression been talking and eating and drinking. and there are people there who have abreaction passed away. and you don't have to think. and when you into that room they all turn round and they stop during the doing what they were doing... Thank you... total release.....and everyone who knows and likes you.. It opens inwards... down and down.. and my voice can be the voice of a teacher. and you can feel your self drifting down... A round white knob. or a great grand parent. round and round..... White. and established in there are people there who you meet every day..... nothing is important.. floating. and they all smile... and my voice can become anything you want it to be. and there are people there case there is an who you haven't seen for a long time... and in that A Place of room there are hundreds and hundreds of people... down and down.. velvety blackness..key-hypnosis. And can you go through that door? Safety check Yeah....... What colour is that door? ... and you can see them clapping and you can hear the sound. and they stop and they look round later. a feeling of nothingness.... drifting left and right and right and left. and any thoughts that come into your mind you can just watch them wander away.... and you can feel yourself going deeply into that warm.. and is there anything else about that door? It's got a round white like a leaf carried by the wind. that's good.. OK. you don't have to do anything.. on a dark night... and when you are in front of that door and you are ready to go on I would like you to signal to me by moving a finger or a thumb that just lets me know that you are ready to go on. and there's no wall.... just hanging in black and there's no wall.. and its just hanging in black. and every one that you love is in that room....... and they begin to applaud.. in that room there is acceptance and everyone you know and like... or a parent. and does that door Clean language open inwards or outwards? Inwards.. and they David Mason 296 www........... I would like you to open that door now and go through it ... you can feel the pleasure.... And can you open that door? Safety check Yep.centre of that zero there is a warm velvety blackness.. they are not important. floating and swirling.

... returning back to class.... it feels like the boat starts to slowly go downstream..... somehow.. David Mason 297 www.... and there's a boat tied up there... perhaps. and you lie in the boat.... and the more that boat goes down stream...... you can see a time when you were really enjoying yourself at back to late that age... or twelve or maybe fourteen or some age like that.are all smiling and they begin to come forward. and I am running back....... supported by... and they go back to talking and eating.. and you feel a gentle rocking.. isn't it? Mmmm.. and you climb into that boat. some time round about twelve..... and on the bank of the river you can see a Regression happy scene.....just for that.. and as it goes.. and in that boat there are large cushions.. and maybe it's real and maybe it's just a feeling. you can feel yourself changing... and you can turn round..... family and friends and all the other things. and know that they are there to support you.. wrapping my jersey around my waist .. shrinking. And you go out through that door and you find yourself on a gravel path... and a gentle breeze riffles the smooth water... you are getting smaller.. It’s a place where you can be anything you want to be. and you can feel your arms and legs getting smaller.. and make your way to another door..... and there's a jetty... Can you see that scene now.. and even just thinking about that place makes you feel good inside......... you can hear the crunch of the gravel. that all these people love you for who you are..... and lie down on the cushions.... totally accepted..key-hypnosis. where you can do anything you want to do and you will be accepted and supported... and you end up by a riverside. and the path goes left and right and right and left. and you can watch yourself enjoying that scene. [clientname]? There's just me there. and you can sense the water. thirteen.... and you can see that scene now.. and you begin to drift. Childhood recall section You can access forgotten memories And you continue on...... and be accepted....... and you can smell country air. and it comes to a stop at a time when you were .. and you feel such a feeling of warmth and acceptance. getting younger and younger. And that's a good thing.. and comes to a stop. the sun comes out. and they put there arms around you .. That's right And now I would like you to thank those people and just send out love to them. the door to the outside. eleven. off a river... you can feel yourself getting lighter.... and this is the place where you can feel completely safe... and the boat drifts into the bank of the river. something childhood like that.... and as you lie there..and look at those people.... [client name]? Mmm What's going on there.. and you feel so good...... and as you walk up the path you can feel the stones under your feet.... and there's a breeze blowing along. and some hug you and kiss you.... in any way you can..... that makes you feel safe and relaxed. and you wave and they wave back...and I have just gone for a run..

. OK....and what else about that room? mmm. bluey sky. that's good.. but you can see it...... and that boat drifts down and ..... coloured. Miss Pondy[? unclear] And where is this? Green Bay It's in Green Bay. green grass... .. The room is blue. And what's the teacher's name? Ah.... and what are you feeling? Mmmm So you are in Green Bay and your jersey is wrapped around your waist and you are running back to school.. Some other kids. And are you happy? Yeah. There's water. you are three or four Back to earlier or five or maybe some other age like that.......... and once again you have a happy childhood scene and you can see that scene... And there is a playground outside..... really enjoying things..... regression testing David Mason 298 www. Is there anyone else there? Some other kids. I don't know what it is.and eating it.. and let that boat drift away again... uhuh.key-hypnosis... You're playing with playdough and eating it....... Can you see it? mmm And what is that? I'm at kindergarten You're at kindergarten.... see-saw.... And what colour is the room? Blue. Let your mind clear.... and it's time when you were happy as a little girl ..there's lots of people. and this time its much further back. Yep And how old are you? Twelve.. the teacher. and once again it bumps gently against the bank. And how old are you? Three Successfully completed age You're three. this time. and there's water.. and what else? I have playdough.. Twelve..

OK.. and as you go across that bridge you go into that mist.... past and inside that mist you will feel pulled in one particular direction.. another place. and when that mist clears. down into that deep dark water. You are outdoors... totally weightless............. David Mason 299 www.. and relax and just notice your breathing . Do you want to go back to a time before you were born? Safety check Yes... fire. and you might be surprised at what wonderful things come up........ a fog. Is it day or night? Dusk. and you can go back before you were born. Now allow your mind to go back ... part of the mist...... for it to connect to . so if you leave the boat and allow your mind to go back...... and you can go on that bridge... back to the time when you were born.... That's good... the only thing you need to do is to listen to the sound of of actual my voice.. Tables and chairs .. Are you alone or are there other people there? I don't know....... you will be going back into a time before you were born.that fog. so begin now and take a few childhood moments to really enjoy that wonderful feeling of total relaxation and bliss memories . and you can feel yourself drifting down and down. and just be aware of that gentle air going in and out.. that's good.... so now I would like you to choose the direction that seems right to you. going back and back.. and how that makes you feel so . being carried in that transparent water... It's dusk........ and half way across that bridge there's a mist..... or maybe more..when you are back in the past.. and that boat turns round and begins to drift backwards.....Start of past lives section You can experience other lives Now allow your mind to clear........ and in your mind you can imagine your some part of you going down deep into that water. Describe what you can see. and you can choose one direction to go... and find yourself in another time and another place... allow your mind to wander far and wide. and Bridge to the you find yourself floating with the mist. drifting this way and that.. and in that scene there's a bridge.key-hypnosis. like the mist. everything else is irrelevant........ and you can go across that bridge. You can see animals. First Past Life That's good..... and it swirls around you... And now that boat begins to drift again . a cloud.. and you can forget about Clear the mind everything else. you just say 'yes' Yes. and really allow your mind to clear.. you will see a scene from another time. seeing deeper and deeper. and all you can see is mist....... and now I want you just to take a moment. household. Are you indoors or outdoors? I'm outdoors.. outdoor tables and chairs. and you can look over the side of the boat... looking down into that fresh clear crystal water. and it appears in your mind there's a scene. and when you are ready. Animals. and you can enjoy colours and shapes and sizes and anything you want.

big writing..... they just carry on going. and they are just moving...... down the..I don't want them to see me. Praying for all life... and how are you dressed? Flowing natural fibre dress. It's quiet How old are you? Fourteen Look at your feet. So you are fourteen year old boy in 1769 reading a book with big print and leather binding..... And where is this place? Ireland or Scotland. and I'm standing... big writing Old writing......... Big print. You're praying for life. You're praying.. there's a bridge to the building.. It's in Ireland or Scotland. You're standing and you've got a book.... And why is Eek! Leading! a fourteen year old girl praying for life? I don't know if I am a girl..key-hypnosis.. just watching... old writing.. and a leather cover. past leaves........ There's a table and chairs and a fire and it's very quiet.. David Mason 300 www.uhuh.... They ignore me.. And what happens next? I'm watching.. And is there anything else about that situation? There's a stone building.. And so you are praying for life in 1769 in Scotland or Ireland.. and what are you praying for? Life.. What are you wearing? Leather sandals.... And do you know what year it is? 1769... there's a moat..... So are you a girl or a boy? I think I am a boy.... A flowing natural fibre dress. by the edge of the path through the forest .. it's quiet. And why do you have that book? I'm praying..... It's like a Bible... And the people ignore you... And what happens next? People are coming out. And then what happens? Ahhh. stone.. You've got sandals... And describe what happens as the people are coming out. there' .And what is going on? Quiet.. I've got a book.. curving. I just watch them..

fire.. and you can be somehow in the place where he dies. like earth and wood..And you don't want them to see you..... Ok.. Are you indoors or outdoors? Outdoors.. And what is special about this day. now. for it. like an eclipse. the girl's got long wavy golden hair..... I'm getting married... describe what is happening. David Mason 301 www.... say "Yes". sandals. Outdoors in day ....... Now I would like you to move forward in time again in that same life. we are going to move on from that situation. You’re getting married... sick... and what else? Grave look on him... This lady is trying to help him. dirt floor..... Outdoors... light cottony....... long sleeves. That’s good.. or this time? It's the sun. later on in that boy's life..... Yes.. watching.. a special day for the sun. and you are there just before he dies. like earth and things... Describe the marriage. pots.... thing around my waist...... So it's a special day for the sun. like earth. And what happens after that eclipse? I just sit.key-hypnosis.. long flowing on the bottom. It's outside ... You think they are going to hurt you. And how old is he? Forty two. I don't see her face....what's going on.... I'm just looking at her hair.. Day. a white dress..... and a long... there's lot of people.... OK.. Is it day or night? Day. the house is made of..... Why don't you want them to see you? I think they are going to hurt me.. OK.. compounded. I've got red wrapped around my shoulders.. I would like you to move forward in time until it's the day that that boy dies. and when you have that event.. to some really important event in that life.and his kids around.. Now I'd like you to allow that person to become aware of your presence. I would like you allow your mind to go to another time.. Waiting for the eclipse. like an .... He's in bed. pitched roof.and this big spoon... there's a minister.... Yes.. it's like a kilt.... Is there anything else important about that scene? Nah... Uhuh.. Forty two He's dying. and the medicine. Yeah I'm waiting..

. now allow your mind to clear.. and so now spend some time.. or you can choose to tell yourself later... looking at him from the back. see anything you want... so now I would like you to get in touch with the essence. so you are going to that place... walking......... All right... just getting that message or lesson or whatever.. and you find yourself back in that mist... and we're going...... Me . he's getting me across and I'm on top of something.. be anyone you want.. whatever word you understand it by...... and understanding what you need to be told.... looking down ...... There's a river.. and once again you are floating around.... by the sea....... looking down on the tree and the river leading to the sea. but you have been called there for a reason... I think a horse. So allow yourself to drift in that mist until you find that the mist clears for you. but he couldn't help it.. it could be anything.. or learn. and that person has asked you to be there for a reason.... There's a man with me.. and once again you see another scene. And you can learn from that person's life. you don't need to say anything... to really take from that life whatever that person wants to give you. you can begin to describe what you are seeing and what you are doing and what is going on. I think he is David Mason 302 www. Alright... walking ahead of me. and you can choose to remember it or you can choose to just take it in internally.. and contact another life? Yes.... Second Past Life That's fine.. I don't know.. the soul...... now I don't know if that person has got a message for you.. and you have been to one life........ going to the village And what happens next? I keep walking. and when that scene appears for you. or a lesson. and when you have done that.. he's got a beard. he's going across the river first.......because that person has asked you to be here... something... or understand....... just going to that place.. do you want to go back into that's leading to the sea.. crossing the river first and..... the mana.. And what is happening? ....... and it could be a message or a story or a memory .key-hypnosis.. or someone else.. and looking back over that short life... struggling to get across the river. he's looking at me... he's got a blanket over his shoulder.... and he's strong. he's ..... Crossing the river........ in that cloud.. and you have done that you can signal by moving a finger or maybe a thumb and we can go on.. looking at it from above. I am up high. and you can go anywhere you want.. and he's struggling.. And how old are you? Don't know And do you know where you are going? A town.. it's a small village. It feels fair 'cos he died young left his family.. or a wooden buggy thingy....... I'm on top of something. it's wide.. he's got long hair..... I'm watching him. or some skill you can have.... secret.. And you can keep that to yourself. I'm going into the town...... I just keep walking... I keep seeing that man..

. a church... wide....... no.. I'm teaching... she wants.. her heart........ helping people.. big. and when you have a clear image of that you can describe it. that scene fades away... seeing what's going on. [deep sigh] I keep seeing. mainly I just want to look at him. She's just standing there. And how old are you? Fifty something.. it's a brown church.. thing over her head and she has got a shirt and skirt on. street's not concrete .. must be...... [long silence] Allow the scene to fade. big strong man.. I just stay with my mum. it's her heart...... away.. husband.. I'm a woman and I've got this dress on with this pattern like an interlocking .......... and maybe there's a skill or a message or something else she wants to give you.. I ran away........ he's building and I'm that same life... look after my dad.[weeps] ... helping people build their houses. like a chain.... and things tied around head. there's no kids. I go ... big face. it’s earthy street... because whenever you touch another life.. and you can learn what she learned from that long life. reddish. it's not running her over.. curling in and out from one another.... I go back with my mum and dad... the people.. I stay with my Mum. it's green around it. with a bell....... shawls. [Father's age?]. on my dress and I've something around my shoulders. and it's my husband and I feel safe with him... Um.. I want to stay...... big features. and you can move on in that life to a time when something else really important happened in that life.... he looks after me... I do live there... She looks alright [surprised].... Allow that scene to clear.. It's creamy with a sideways gable roof... late thirties........... she's still standing there.... Makes him sad..... I don’t think there's any children.... they are rich. steeple thingy. that's what he's doing..... I won't go... when she was alive. me... and when you are there.. Um. and you can move on in that life.. falls to the ground...... I miss him. for helping This client seems to mishear several questions David Mason 303 www.My dad dies.. brown hair. I don't want to go...... I can't have any children. streets are off a main street ..... like a hat... he goes ahead. And once again there is a reason for you touching this life. people know him.. Um... there's no plants or anything.... allow your mind to clear and now drift forward in ..key-hypnosis... something that you can take a lesson from.. is dying...... I just see her standing there with this. and I live there....... and once again you can be there...... he builds......... so she is getting run over...... I leave him.. that's your reward for being there.. the things running her over.. I don't know what happens.. there's no fences. but still able to understand and communicate. I'm too young..... I think... he looks about thirty..... windows... I'm teaching the children and he's and there's no houses around it. it's the day when that woman dies....... my dad's not well. and you can go and become that woman..... standing on a road... a green clearing of some grass and.... and I talk to the children...... there's a house.. floating above it somehow . describe what is going on... My parents come. she's clutching her chest.. I don't see him again. but I don't go back..... I've got... falls. I go home...... the ladies are wearing dresses with things over their head.. the bell is sort of hanging like from a wooden..... you always get a gift. long brown ringletty hair... lines..... Ahh.

them share... for joining them in giving the girt... and that gift can be anything... you will know what it is... and you can accept that gift... and take it with you as you move on... and look back on that life and be glad that she lived... Third Past Life And now you find yourself back in that mist again... in that mist where there is nothing and everything... in that mist where there is no time and no place and no now... where everything is possible... And do you wish to go from that mist to find another life ... another place... another time? Yes. Once again in your own way and your own time... allow that mist to clear... and describe what you have this time... Indian village... I'm a girl... woman... teenager... seventeen... I've got... skin clothes... leather... My... hair... plaited... one side right ear... plait over right ear... symbols hanging from my ear... I can see my profile... skin clothes covering all of me... animal skin... feet covered... wrapped around me... clear skies... tall trees... it's cold... Lots of people... fire... cooking on the fire... my mother is coming... calling me... out of um... like a... house... like a flap... she's opening the flap... she's calling me... going in there... she's talking to me and my dad's in there.. telling me I am going in a ceremony..., what's that... courtship... not speaking English... [chants] He a ma fo e ra ... it's like ...I do as I am told... I want my parent to be... all I know is I respect my parents... My dad's got on covered leather clothes and there's designs on those.. It's red... red... It's red like a... like a triangle but without the bottom half... so it comes down from his neck... and there's a red... circle within the triangle... semi circle joining to the triangle there's red in there... He's got some short hair on the top of his head there's long hair... and he's got a hook nose... and my mother's got a clear face... open face... she's not very old... she's small... I am bigger than her... My dad's bossy... she doesn't want to do though ... I am her only child but I have got lots of brothers and sister... nieces and nephews... big family... we go outside... there's men returning... the women are coming out... they've got food... the men are bringing animal meat... getting off horses... some coming to me... to me but past me... I don't want to interact... I leave... I go into the bush... I have hidden feelings... talking to the trees... in my mind I am talking to the trees... I am asking the sky and the sun to tell me... taking... energy ... movement... scooping up the earth... I want him... he has a wife... so I can't have him...he has a wife... he comes to me and he's passed me... I want to go away... he keeps coming to me and past me... getting in a canoe... going... a waterfall... drowning... drowning... Allow that scene to fade.. just allow that scene to face once again... go forward in that life to the day before you die... and the day you die... the hour you die... and once again you can be there at a remove... and you can describe what you are seeing at the end of that life... I see her standing... she's looking at me... can't ... pretend... avoiding each other... pretend... we... she knows and I know that they are going to put me in the courtship... So once again you can join with that life... and learn a lesson or a skill... or

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an idea or something else... and once again that life will be grateful for a visit and give you a gift to take away with you... The place between lives and this time... you can go with this life as it ends... and you can watch and you be there and you can follow... and now you go along with that life after the life has left the body... and just for a few brief moments you can experience what it is to be between lives... and I wonder if you can experience that... now. And if you are experiencing that now you can describe what it is to be between lives... It’s light... warm... it's warm... colours changing purple blue... white... joining... joining together... lakes... and moving sky... someone's... holding my hand... my left hand... talking to me... happy to see me... what I've done... saying I've done well... but I was trying to get away... I don't understand... I didn't mean to hurt myself... said I was still brave... going off on my own... it was still courage... surrounding me... putting their ... hands on me... It's a circle ... I am in the middle of the circle... and there's light... and they are glowing and they are putting their hands on me... Looks like a ring of people... they can all reach me... so it's about eight...ten... ten people and I am glowing too... It's my grandmother... it's my mother... it's my son... it's my auntie... that's a grandfather... it's my grandmother... it's my friend... it's my friend... my babies... It's another ring of people... outside of them... it's another ring... it's another ring... everyone's there that I want... it's light... they are happy... I think I didn't do too good, but they are happy...

Reorientation section You can bring back something from that past time Now allow your mind to clear again... just allow your mind to totally clear... in a moment I am going to touch you on your forehead... and that touch is just to indicate to you that it is time to come back to the here and now... when I touch you on your forehead you will be back in that place where the mist and the fog is... touching your forehead now... [touches] Go back to that place where the mist and the fog is... and from there you can go safely and securely back up through that crystal clear water and back up to the boat...and you find yourself lying in that wonderful comfortable boat... and you are lying on cushions... and you drift out into the sunshine... and you find yourself drifting along... being carried by the current... until you find yourself once again at that jetty... and the boat nudges in there... and you tie it on to the jetty and you jump out... and there's the gravel path and you hear your feet crunching on the gravel and you can feel the gravel under your feet and the trees... and as you walk away from that you see a road up ahead... and so you leave the gravel path and you go onto the road... and you start walking along the road and you realise this is the road you walk along every day... this is your every day road that leads to your house... and as you walk along you can think of all the things that you talked about today and all the things you experienced and remembered... and the lessons and the skills and the gifts you got... and maybe you can begin to wonder how to use those gifts... what would be

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best... or maybe you will just keep them... because you have touched other lives and they have touched yours... and you have a long long life to live and many other things to do ... and I think you can see your long life stretching ahead of you... a life of happiness and success... a life of achievement, friends and family... a life where you look after yourself... healthy eating and exercise... a life where you take intelligent risks and get on and do things that no one ever thought you could... that you never thought you could.. It's a wonderful life stretching endlessly before you... like a long summer's afternoon... and with that thought in mind... you can begin to come back to the present and I am going to count from five up to one... and when I get to one... not yet... when I get to one... you'll be back in the present feeling great... and remembering everything that happened vividly... so beginning to count now... FIVE... FOUR beginning to feel feelings coming back into your toes and fingers... THREE... getting ready for a big stretch and a smile... TWO eyelids fluttering... head moving face laughing smiling... ready to come back... ONE EYES OPEN... back to the present.

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The Magician’s Chair
This little script is a very flexible way of using the client’s feelings of spirituality or ancestral connection as a way to progress into therapy. The script is simple and nonspecific so it can be adapted to match whatever culture the client comes from. It links to personal beliefs in magic and spirits and sets up the client to be open to imaginary experiences. It can be used as an introduction to regression or visualisation or past life regression. Use your normal induction to put the person into a light trance and then use the script to set the scene:

THE POWER OF MAGIC... And I wonder if you can imagine walking along a path somewhere….in a land far away from here… and the path is going through some trees…. past green fields… on a lovely day… and you are walking along and you feel very young…. And you are enjoying the day… and as you walk along you gradually realise that you are not quite sure where you are…and you look around And suddenly the air changes…. things seem to change colour…. to shimmer… like time has shifted…. And you notice by the wayside… a pile of stones… big boulders tumbled there…. and when you look at them you can see that they are formed like a kind of chair…. and you go across there… and all the stones are covered in carvings…. runes and markings…. old ancient things carved into the rock…. And you just feel compelled to sit in that chair….and you sit in that stone chair …you can feel the carvings under your fingers …you run your fingers round the shapes… and as you do… a change comes over you… .and you feel yourself drifting away…. letting go…. your whole body sags and relaxes and your mind empties… like you have been transported to another time, another place…. far away from here…. [as a lead in to REGRESSION] And you find yourself a child again… back in that house you grew up in…. etc. or [as a lead in to VISUALISATION] And there is a shimmering in the air…. And you feel as if you have been suddenly transported to a different place…. And in front you… you can see an image forming… and as you watch you see yourself…. Several years from now… and there is a house… and you are outside a house…. etc




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or [as a lead in to PAST LIVES] And as you drift away in your mind, you feel yourself being drawn back in time… to another place… another life…. Back to the place where there is no time… and you find your self at one end of a bridge… and the other end is shrouded in mist…. Do you want to go into that mist?…. to go back to what might lie beyond?

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Alien Abduction UFO Experience
Alien abduction and UFO abduction are difficult problems for therapists. This Alien Abduction script shows how to use the person's own belief system to not only remove the abduction fear, but to change the alien abduction experience into something positive. Reports of alien abductions come from all over the world. The script puts the abducted person back into an experience similar to the original alien abduction. Then a messenger figure takes the abductee to a special place to meet their alien abductor again. The true reason for the abduction is then explained. The abductee then undergoes a transformation in their mind, is given a reward, and everything is reset back to the way it is supposed to be. Hypnotic Induction [use your normal induction]

Set up the incident Allow your mind to think back now... to a location where something strange happened to you before... and now imagine you are in a car... on a lonely road... and something doesn't seem quite right... and you are Memory reminded of another experience you have had... and as you are traveling along... you begin to notice a difference in the light... and there is a strange effect... in the air... ... everything around you has a feeling of being detached... unreal... it's almost as if a bubble has formed around the car... and there are two realities... the world inside the bubble ... and the world outside the bubble.... and as the feeling intensifies... the world outside the bubble gets further away... and inside that bubble.... things expand... and now the bubble is huge... and there is only you and the car... and everything else seems so far away... Set up the meeting and up ahead on the road... a point of light appears... and it begins to expand... and it is getting brighter now.... and a figure appears like a shadow against that light... and gradually the outline of the figure is getting bigger... more distinct... and as your eyes adjust.... you can make out a figure in front of you... dressed in old fashioned stuff... you gradually become aware of something in your mind.... that turns into a voice... and the voice is in a strange language... but somehow you can understand what it is saying.... and you hear the words forming.... 'Welcome.... I have been waiting for you... I am your guide... the Messenger... I am here to bring you into the Presence ... ' and as you hear those words.... you feel yourself going deeper and deeper... you feel you are detaching from everything... and you hear words forming in your mind....




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'Come with me... there is much to do...' Place of transformation and the figure starts to move away and beckons you to follow... and you are going down a rough path... then through some trees.... and as you go deeper you feel a sensation as if you are passing through some sort of barrier... that you are now entering another dimension... and everything has a strange dream like sense about it... the figure guides you to a gap in the trees.... and there you see a solid rock wall... and then there are some lights dancing around... and when you look again... there is an opening in the rock... and the figure goes in... and turns and beckons... and again you hear the voice in your mind... 'Come... be not afraid... this has been foretold.... Enter' and you find yourself entering a cave... a huge place cut out of the rock... and everywhere there are shining crystals... crystals in the rock... and then you realize that it is not rock... the crystals are glowing and fading... K performing some mysterious function... emitting powerful pulses... that you can feel in your body... taking control.... and you are losing the will to resist... Meet the Alien and the figure leads you on... past objects you don't understand... V and you are led to a sort of chair shape.. and the voice says... 'Relax in that now.... ' and you feel yourself becoming more relaxed than you have V ever been... every muscle letting go... and it is as if something is draining all the energy out of you.... leaving you limp and unable to move.... and yet your mind is clear... clearer than it has ever been.... and you become aware of being transported... and passing through time and K space and energy... and then once again... you are in the presence of one of those beings... Memory V the beings that took you before... and you feel the beings inspecting you... examining you.... you feel a K presence deep in your mind.... and the voice in your mind says 'We meet again... I know you....' A and part of you longs to answer... but you feel unable to move... to speak... and the voice says 'My master ordered me to bring you here.... the master wishes me to speak to you... to apologize... you were never meant to leave with any memory of what happened to you... that was a A mistake... We can see that you were harmed... and we seek only understanding... our mission here is not to harm... but to observe... to find out... ' 'We thank you for your help... and my master says to tell you that your part is finished now... you will never be called on again... and we will not burden your mind further... you can now go about your life... free A from concerns... you will never see us again... there will be no more contacts... this we guarantee' 'You have been brought here to be given that message... to realize that you have been part of some greater scheme of things... but the nature of that will not be revealed until the time is right... '



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... ' and you feel a sensation in your . before your own birth. And the voice says 'And now that has been done.. being straightened out.. but powerful and lasting........... and you become aware of many things... a strange feeling of contentment. not quite sure what the feeling is...' and you feel the power of the crystal through your hands. I to accept that for you this thing is over. you can return to where you came from..far back in time.. ' and you are led to mouth of the cave.. the colors inspire you. and you become aware of the Messenger.. and they wish to reward you... watching.. all these things have taken but an instant........... and you realise that you have a certain clarity in your mind..... the texture speaks to you........ and you hear the voice saying.... 'There in one more thing... beautiful sounds. you are aware of an intense calm and everything seems somehow right K now.........'Now bring your hands to the crystal.. beyond time and space. and you are led to one particular place. and the Messenger indicates that you are to follow..Behaviour 'and it is time now for you to return.... and the voice says....... put your hands around the crystal... to take up your normal activities....... communicating who knows what. among beings so advanced we can only guess... comes over you as you find yourself back in that chair. and as you become aware of these insights. and the chair releases you .. and you are to be given a gift.. and your mind is opened... and smells that remind you of long ago. to compensate you in some special way........ where the crystals are pulsing and shining. sensations rippling through your body... there are some things that need to be changed.. you are to be allowed to choose now what talent metaphor for accepting new beliefs Permission to change Reward for helping All sensory perceptions David Mason 311 www...... but now somehow you know what they are for...... and you find yourself in strange place....' Get your reward and you feel the air changing. before your own time........ the taste of pleasure. and you return through the hall of objects.. almost as if it is drawing you in.... where the crystals are thickly clustered.. relieved and relaxed K and with a deep understanding of things that have passed.. and you can feel the warmth of them.. 'Here in this place of marvels. you feel your free will returning.. are all the things human beings want.... of swirling colors.......... ' 'but before you return.. an easiness in your brain. and the sense of wonder.. and realise that no time K has passed.. that you are seeing things differently now.. a talent...key-hypnosis.. the beings feel you have been wronged... that something has changed for you.. and somehow it draws the whole of your attention to it. of things being removed. this is where they are created....... and one crystal is glowing in a steady color. things being opened. and there you see objects and shapes... the voice appears in your mind again saying. the feeling of things being altered deep inside...

back to the present..... for you and for all who come after you. and who you are. that something wonderful is forming inside you.. you realize it is all over now. that gift...... but there is only a solid rock wall... you life is changed.. you can have it now... that new power.. . back into the bubble... Welcome back. and the position of your arms...... and now the Messenger shows you the dancing lights once again..or ability or attitude you would prefer to have been born .. is changing and will continue to change.. the way you came.. ' 'and when you have picked the one thing you really need.. and your feet.' [await response] That's right. wide awake. it seems so long ago... that you feel you deserve to have. decide which of these things you want.. that from now on.. you are coming back to awareness now ... except that you have become aware that you are different............. and suddenly you are outside in the open again. your eyes are blinking. EYES OPEN.... and we shall continue..... coming open.... and soon you are crossing that barrier....... or whatever you have always © 2011 « Table of Contents David Mason 312 www. Reorientation and as you become aware of the seat and your body and the feel of the > clothes against your body... and you turn to thank the Messenger............. and realizing that difference. and there among the trees...key-hypnosis. and it will be programmed into your DNA... take your time to decide what is best for you. as you use that talent. and you can feel yourself sitting in the seat.. and the feeling of the seat against your back.... back into that car .. and of what you can do.. David Mason www..key-hypnosis... and you are going back up that rough path.... choose it now. in one special way. of where you are .... then say the word "Yes" or nod your head.. You can choose courage or persistence or music or ..

.... and the sounds are comforting as you drift away from this lead place. and those colors and patterns are begriming to shift and Overload merge. you are in a dimly lit place... K back and back. and you can just let go now..... the only thing you have to do is to enjoy that lovely deep deep relaxation....Totem Power Animal Spirit Guide A hypnosis script to connect to your personal totem animal guide.. induction and your breathing is taking you down and down.. long ago.. mist surrounds you.. and you feel as if you are falling. now I would like you to look at something in the room.... lost in a strange place. but each human has one special totem animal...key-hypnosis...... According to shaman lore. and as you look at it focus on your breathing.. Any living thing can join with you and share its spirit with you. and you are losing all sense of space and . like the curtains or the carpet. and you find yourself by a river.. and as you cross that bridge.... Every thing around us is alive and has its own power and influence on your life.. Totem animals protect from negative energy. and as you go deeper into yourself you are going to that inner place... everyone has a power animal. far away.... expectant.. nothing to think about. and as you are looking at them your eyes are getting heavy. and as you look at the colors and patterns you find your eyes beginning to tire........ drifting in that mist..... and everything is misty. and then the mist clears. waiting. become aware of how each breath out can make you feel induction more relaxed.. Induction Now settle down and just relax. in a different time.. but you know it is time to cross that bridge....... and there is mist drifting across the river. and all around everything is quiet.. The scripts shows how to become part of the clan spirit of all who went before you and how to use that to be guided through life. just pick a spot and look at Eye fixation it. Totem Animal Metaphor and as you are relaxing deeper.... Totem animals add their power to your own natural abilities and multiply them.. and it rises up and you can't see the other side of the bridge..... something colorful....... David Mason 313 www..... nothing to do.. This script puts you in touch with the power of the totem animals that surround us all.. and you become aware of where you are. and your breathing is taking you down Pace and and down. You can draw from the power of all totem animals......... These totem animals reside within every human being to protect and aid you.. and everything goes dark.. and ahead of you is a bridge.. a way to the other V side.. become aware of your breathing breathing. and those eyes are closing now. and every sound you hear is relaxing you more and more now. you can allow your mind to drift away to a distant place.....

. and this means that you are now surrounded by the spirit of your clan. David Mason 314 www. its secret knowledge... throwing shadows and light on to the walls. and slowly. to the inner being of all things..... all your forebears. this animal is your totem animal... curved walls. and each shape gradually turns into an animal shape. eyes. like a guardian angel or a guiding spirit..... that animal will walk with you.. and you recognize the essence of you in that animal. one animal comes forward. sometimes changing shape............. your totem animal comes to you in this time and place D simply because now is the right time.. each patiently waiting.. you become aware of the special powers of that animal ... animal and soon there is a circle of animals around you on the walls.... sometimes just a feeling that you are not alone.. and you sense that together you can form a partnership....... gradually.... and there is a fire flickering...... that from now on. and those shapes begin to define parts of animals. you can create something new in your life. sometimes appearing as a light .... through this animal you can form a connection to your spiritual clan. and a feeling of magic fills the place.key-hypnosis.. guide you.. and on the inside of the walls there are shapes and colors and shadows.... inner guidance.. to the world of nature and natural magic. powers that match and enhance your native abilities........ some you can your totem only guess at. some you recognize.. fur.. your totem animal is your connection... some are indistinct.... a sense of the mystic... > to help guide you along life's path... claws.. and you recognize that animal. your totem animal will protect you. lets you go deeper and deeper into an inner state. the animal that connects to your birth time.... horns. of the slow beating heart of nature. each change makes you feel more relaxed................ be with you everywhere you go...... are there to give you confidence. your totem animal is pure energy. some are clear Identify and sharp. Meet your Totem Animal and you feel an immediate connection with this animal...walls all around you. will pass on to you its strength.. the right animal appears at the right time. many different parts form and reform in the flickering light.... looking at you.... scales.. to understand what is going on around you.. paws..... this animal has a special meaning for you. through this your animal will help you make sense of the world you live Capability in....... Totem Animal Power Energy this totem animal represents the combined wisdom of all those who went before.......... wings. of old wisdom.. empower you.. a connection to the other world...

..... Your totem animal can guide you by drawing attention to things around Behavior you. each is a different expression of consciousness. knowing you will never feel alone again..... become acquainted with your totem animal. really relax now and open your mind to its presence. So take a little time now... that spirit lives within all of us. every time. so when you are ready.... [Pause] Reorientation Section and when you have complete harmony with your totem animal.... David Mason www..key-hypnosis.. and your feet will naturally find the right path....... and when you reach one you will be back in the here and now... when you have accepted the power of your totem animal for good... those animals will appear when needed. No matter what direction you take.. with humility and reverence for all living things... to use their Capability special wisdom at certain . to its essence.. to take comfort and Behavior assurance from that.. times of need and stress... you can begin to return to conscious awareness.. the right animal will be with you in spirit. guided by and cherishing the natural order. you will become aware of their wisdom before you become aware that your totem animal is near. greeting and accepting your power animal means you can live in harmony with nature...and that animal is also your guide and mentor to all those other animals that surround you......... you can call on any of those animals..key-hypnosis..... start counting © 2011 « Table of Contents David Mason 315 www... and you are ready to begin your onward journey together....... and relax and feel the spirit presence.. but bringing with you something special from that unknown place.. and you will be able to sense that.. so start to count silently from five up to one. to support you and guide you through the tough times.

Then the anchoring script brings up the negative emotions.. Familiar things like a clenched fist already have associations so it is better to create a unique anchor....key-hypnosis.... in the feeling.. to feel it as something outside of them..NLP Techniques Anchoring NLP Hypnosis Script NLP Anchoring creates a link between an internal feeling and an external event such as a touch or a sound.... and really relax.. When they are right in that emotional state you should be able to see physical changes. This anchoring script uses pressing a fingernail against the thin skin at the top of the thumbnail to create the link. The hypnotic logic of the script is shown below. Get them to become immersed in the emotion. One more breath. The result is that the bad feeling is experienced differently and thus loses its power to hurt. just relax. this time as you breath . raise your legs slightly and relax them.. or how they hold themselves or in changed breathing patterns. Take a deep breath. to not just think about it.. Intensify the positive state Then ask them to intensify that feeling.. This NLP anchoring script allows the person to safely be in that negative experience. The following script shows how to use anchoring in therapy. Get them to really get into the feeling that they felt at that time. to double it and double it again... target Comment Give them time to settle down David Mason 316 www. Recall the negative state Then get the person to go into the bad feelings they want to get rid of. or 'powerful' or 'in charge'. These are anchored by causing pain in the tender skin around the thumbnail. Now breathe normally for a few moments.... assures them that they can deal with it. and let it go.. Anchor the positive state When they are in the positive state.... but to experience it. create the anchor.. lift your arms and drop them. in their face. become aware of the weight of your body.. NLP Anchoring Script Relaxing the body. The anchoring script uses standard NLP techniques and also incorporates visualisation techniques and symbolism. just get all the tension out of your muscles.. This anchoring script uses two positive anchors... This will cause the feelings of power and competence to get mixed up with the bad feelings. Structure of the script Recall a positive state Ask the person to recall a time when they felt 'in control'.... and let it go.. Finally the anchor is fired to swamp the painful feelings with positive and powerful emotions. one based on competence and one based on anger.. Loosen your the anchor.Slowly close your eyes. This NLP Anchoring script is powerful way of eliminating old hurts and fears.. think about how your arms and legs feel. Take another breath. to 'be there'... Mix the positive and negative states Then while the person is experiencing the bad feelings .

... really feel what it is like to be there.... whatever it was Now as that feeling grows stronger..... that feeling.. think back to time when you had control.... some object... think back to some time..... POWER Now slowly open your eyes and then close them as you breathe out.... Now allow your mind to drift away. some event.. and when you have the link between that symbol and that feeling really strong.... press the index finger into the tender flesh at the side of the thumbnail or the top of the ... let the power grow. and let all the tension go. to be a winner....... immerse yourself now in that experience........ and allow your body to relax even more.. think back to a time when you had a success..... what you heard. that fired up......... and make that feeling stronger and stronger. and just relax.. and as it does press those fingers tighter and tighter. that feeling of success of triumph of winning. some symbol.. something that reminds you of how it is to be that angry... when you totally refused to go along with something...... build it up in your mind until it is like you are there.... and allow your body to relax even more.. Bring to mind some object.. and just relax.. back in that situation. and then release that hand.. as that symbol gets clearer... PRESS the LEFT THUMB and INDEX FINGER TOGETHER...... a success. some symbol that you associate with that incident... think of the symbol and PRESS the RIGHT FIRST FINGER into the thumbnail skin. remember how you felt........... and then release that hand.... when you felt anger...... the whole of your body Set the second anchor... real anger at something..key-hypnosis.. some incident.. ANGER Now slowly open your eyes and then close them again as you breathe out.... and imagine now that you are there now..... back in that moment. feel the power in you........ what it felt like to be there.. and as you experience that feeling in your mind. and feel the feeling. stronger and clearer.. dig the nail in if you can... allow all of it to come to mind now.. make that symbol that object.... that justified anger.. feel the fingers digging into each other as you intensify the memory of that anger and the thing that symbolizes it. and as it builds. feel it in your body. remember that time.... when you felt good about something you had done.... something you achieved. Fractionation Anchor to a time when they felt strong and in charge Get the feeling Get an image Intensify the feeling Set the anchor Anchor set Fractionation Get the feeling Get an image Intensify the feeling Set the anchor Anchor set David Mason 317 www... and make the link between the symbol and the feeling of anger as strong as it can be. take a few moments and experience again how it was to be that angry... to let something happen. Now find some thing..... what you saw. Now think back in your life. in what ever way makes sense to you. get a painful feeling..... some thing that you associate with that time and that feeling.. And now focus on that symbol......Set the first anchor. and let all the tension go.

let it build up in your mind. enjoy the feeling of wiping it out.. and think about what might symbolise that feeling..... see that old feeling being destroyed....... be aware of how it has changed.... and nothing in your own memories can ever harm you.... And try to think of that old situation again.. how you have it. and allow the feeling to come forward. where you feel it.. you can allow that feeling to come in to your mind.. because it is only a memory............. feel what you get now.....key-hypnosis. .... you can regard it as if it was something that has come into you. bring to mind those feelings of power and achievement and anger and the symbols of both hands let those feelings overwhelm the bad feeling. You can do this........ Fire the © 2010 David Mason 318 www.... [It is sometimes necessary to set and fire the anchors several times to clear everything] Don't lose the anchors! Franctionation the bad feeling Reframing = harmless Set the symbol Set the feeling Say this fast. feel it twist and die.... it cannot harm you.. and the strong feelings associated with pressing those fingers tightly together.... think of the image of that feeling..key-hypnosis..... Now slowly open your eyes. and allow your body to relax even more. with rising excitement say it with certainty supposition « Table of Contents David Mason www. when you have decided that you have had enough of the feeling. become aware of the feeling. Now bring to mind something that symbolises that unwanted feeling you get. Capability your body.. PRESS BOTH INDEX FINGERS HARD into the thumbs at at the same time.... a strange thing that has nothing to do with you. Test the anchors...... as if you are looking at it sensing it from the outside. Now keeping the awareness of both hands in mind. Feel that power flush through you..the whole of your body Bring the unwanted feeling to mind. just be curious about the feeling. and those symbols of power combine with and wipe out the symbol of the bad feeling.. bring that symbol to mind. And when you are ready. and then........... feel it in your body. slowly open your eyes and then close them again as you breathe ..

the whole screen shrinks in size until is as if you are watching an animated postage stamp. You're sitting in a seat near the middle. see the thing you are worried about becoming tiny or getting stamped on. Then run the movie backwards and forwards as fast as you can. and whether it played backwards or forwards and whether it has sound or colour. In front of them is a large blank screen. That snapshot on the screen turns into a black and white movie that begins to play slowly. up to just beyond the end of that unpleasant experience. imagine yourself in a small old fashioned cinema. Then run it backwards in colour. Then run it forward again. On the screen is a black and white photo in which you can see yourself in the situation just before you had the phobic response. see clowns leaping around in the scenes. you can see the screen. Then run the movie slowly forwards again but this time add funny voices to the people.key-hypnosis. Above and behind them is the projection box.people will walk backwards. look at the . Or they can use their imagination to visualise some future event. add circus music to the soundtrack. imagine floating out of your body. Most clients feel very comfortable with the scenario because they are in control of the speed at which things happen on the screen. You will see everything happening in reverse . Go back and think about what is was that was giving you the problem. From there in the projection booth. but this time as it gets towards the end. taking one or two seconds to do it. When you get to the end. Now. and then run the movie backwards. In their hand is a controller which determines which movie is played. You will find that your reaction to it is now different. This metaphor is most commonly used in the Fast Phobia Technique and is very effective for a wide range of purposes.NLP Magic Cinema Technique Changing feelings by changing images The client is told that they are sitting in a seat in a cinema. The Magic Cinema First. and you can see yourself sitting down there in the seat in the middle of the cinema. You are the only person there. at what speed. things will move backwards and run the movie back to the start. Watch it play from the beginning. They can view a real memory and change some aspects of that memory. « Table of Contents David Mason 319 www. Next. The client can also control the size of the projected image. I want you to stop the movie. Then run the movie forward in colour. or getting washed away down a drain. In the scenario the client can safely view any aspect of their life. but do it really fast. and up into the projection booth behind you.

They actually can.. your mouth fills with the taste of lemon juice. and then you slice the lemon open. and your body responds with a conditioned reflex.key-hypnosis. close your eyes... Visualization Exercises Some people are better than others at visualizing. look straight ahead and then close your . With a bit of practice you can learn to visualize anything easily and quickly. Everyone has experience of dreaming.. This is because in order to make sense of what you hear or read your brain has to retrieve the memories . You lift the lemon to your face and breathe in that lemony smell... This page lists some graduated exercises to teach you how to visualize.. Repeatedly opening and shutting the eyes and trying to visualize more of the scene will prove to you that practice does increase the ability to recall the image and that you can train yourself to visualize.. How much can you recall of what you have just been looking at? Most people can picture very little. If you cannot visualize colors or you only get words or feelings don't feel you have failed or that you have to try extra hard. Just use a visualization technique that allows your mind to drift and see whatever your mind lets you see. You reach out and select a ripe yellow lemon. Find a quiet place.. On a bench is a basket of lemons. You cut a slice and put it in your mouth. Most people will find their mouth watering after reading the Eating a Lemon visualization exercise. so the ability is there.. Easy visualization exercises Everyone can learn to visualize. You bite down on it .. The experience of eating a lemon is something that generates powerful physical reactions. For example..the images.. and dreams are just visualizations. Some people believe that they cannot visualize. Many people believe that they can't visualize. Guided visualization is simple. smells. textures . but what they are actually experiencing is the inability to visualize on demand.. The Eating a Lemon Visualization Exercise: Imagine you are in a kitchen somewhere. The Eating a David Mason 320 www. Recalling eating the lemon recalls the distinctive reaction..Visualization Guided Visualization Exercises Visualization Exercises: learn how to visualize..that the Lemon Visualization brings to mind. you slide your fingers over the smooth waxy skin. focus on your breathing and begin to use these visualization exercises to increase your visual imagination. and shows how to use visualization techniques for meditation and relaxation. the juice runs over your tongue.. but everyone gets better with practice.. The following easy visualization exercises will help to improve your visualization skills. You just need to develop it. As the bright yellow flesh is exposed you see the juice run out. a lovely lemony citrus aroma fills the room. but they need to do some visualization exercises in order to learn how to visualize better. You feel the weight of the lemon in your hand. feel the dimpled texture.

or something like a line. The other way of visualizing is Dissociation. unemotional. Try developing that by imagining making the circle with your arms. involved. to fold. You should then just accept that it will take a bit longer. a rope or a stick. Association is immediate. seeing something happen as if you were a detached. Then get it to bend all the way round into a circle. You need to learn the difference and to decide whether you want your visualization to be associated or dissociated. When you have something. then a square and then have fun changing to other shapes. the feel of it in your hands. experiencing it directly and immediately. to fill with color and so use Association techniques. In this visualization exercise you can imagine it floating in front of you. but you will be able to visualize eventually. size. Then bend it the other way. That's OK too . become aware of what you know about it . How to visualize: Association or Dissociation? The main visualization technique used in therapy is dissociation. to train your visualization skills try imagining a flower. In the lemon exercise. detached. They have different purposes. Dissociation is distant. Dissociation allows you to distance yourself from your problems. to feel calm about a threat . Start with imagining a line. The more things you know about it. emotional. calculated. by touch and feelings. getting them to rotate. rather that by images. then you need to do some visualization exercises. Then imagine the line bending. You were experiencing the taste of the lemon in your mouth. or the floor. the sound of the national anthem. It will come with use Dissociation techniques. but needs the ability to visualize in order to work. looking at it happening from the outside. Visualizing simple objects For example. seeing it through you own eyes. fire yourself up . a coin. experiencing something as if you are an . thickness and so on. Graded Visualization Exercises If you think you can't visualize and you want to increase your visualization ability. If you want to feel the emotion. or maybe think about it lying on a table. a cold bottle against your cheek. If you want to distance yourself from an emotion.its co lour. Then change the circle into a triangle. the feel of stroking a cat. to twist. A first visualization exercise Close your eyes. move on to the next exercises. As you get better try adding movement and action to the visualization.key-hypnosis. you were associating into the experience. independent observer. Association means experiencing something as if you are there. as opposed to Dissociation. personal. get excited. If you can that easily. That is one way of experiencing things. and imagine a circle. If you get a stronger response by doing that it is likely that you are one of those rare people who experience the world kinesthetically. You should aim to do a series of exercises going from simple single images to increasingly complex just means that you will end up with two good ways of experiencing the world.Lemon visualization exercise demonstrates that words undoubtedly do have a physical effect on the body. David Mason 321 www. If you only get a vague feeling of 'circleness' that's OK. to get in control of a situation. the better your natural visualization skills. or creating a circle of people.

grass. just allow whatever happens to happen. don't try to force it or think of anything in particular.. Then imagine floating down and you are outside your own front door. This visualization exercise shows that visualization is actually a form of self hypnosis and is also the basis of Affirmations. Then imagine you are looking down at houses and rooftops. panels. c) a water reflection visualization.. seeing the reflection in the water and the side of your face at the same time. and you will be visualizing automatically. Then the 'A' is erased and a 'B' is written inside the circle. You can draw it yourself. glass. and visualise the door opening.. just imagine yoursel flying. Then gradually imagine a series of clouds moving across the sky until they are out of sight. Imagine your are floating high up in the sky. Continue this exercise. check how accurate you were. and then imagine how it will look if a wind blows on it. Imagine going up to it. work at seeing your face reflected in a pool. Allow yourself to relax. First you look through a tiny crack in the curtain or blind. It really doesn't take very much).. close your eyes and relax. Then imagine watching yourself moving away from the pool and doing something else. or a door knob.. Watch as the cloud changes into something.. and you you can David Mason 322 www. see yourself working on something.. because you will have entered a light hypnotic trance. and then increase the force of the wind.key-hypnosis.. Then imagine moving further away and seeing yourself looking in the pool. and allow your mind to go free.. Then imagine a capital 'A' being drawn inside the circle. Stay in the relaxed state and imagine you are lying back looking up at the sky. bits of paper flying about. and your subconscious mind may then be drawn away to something suggested by the images in the cloud. suspended in the air. Then imagine you are standing to one side. on your own.A visualization exercise for hypnosis induction Put yourself somewhere comfortable. see the parts of the door. and imagine a big circle getting drawn..... Then imagine the wind moving trees. More visualization exercises to try a) a waving flag First imagine the national flag... then imagine you are standing behind you looking at you looking at your reflection in the pool. (Once that happens you will probably feel a little . When you get more practiced at visualization you can repeat this exercise. You don't have to see anything. Continue wiping out the last letter and writing the next letter un till they are changing automatically.. visualize one small cloud in the middle of the sky. or a wide blue sky. See it on a roof or on a flagpole. at home or in a room somewhere. Visualize a cloud appearing in the sky and then get it to move off to one side. Then while you are still entranced.. or you might choose to just watch it appear. floating... You should begin to experience different shapes in the cloud.. the handle.. and go in and imagine floating through all the rooms. You can go and have a look at the real door.. Then visualize a blackboard. or a sandy beach. see the color. what it is made of. Visualize what your own house might look like from the air. d) visualize looking through a window . Let it come and go until you can see yourself clearly. b) a simple memory visualization.

Then increase the difficulty.. And that is pure visualization... keep looking as the image gets so big you can look right into her eye. then the event. but from the vantage point of someone standing on the finishing line. And then rewind the movie back to the race. a hand.. practice and exercise the visualization ability...only see. We know this because everyone can dream.key-hypnosis.. then the warm up... Watch as you get closer... then a bit more.. stand there as the image gets bigger.. until you can see the whole of you and what you are working on..... Then see yourself watching the reporter watching you... See the finish. visualize every detail of how you are dressed. so that you can see both images at the same time e) visualize growing up... See what that reporter would see....... see yourself working on the thing.. Then invent some visualizations of your own.. Invent your own visualization exercise..... see yourself growing from a child to a teenager.. f) visualize yourself running in a race. You might need some patience but it will come naturally.. Visualize seeing words in the notebook. through her eyes. It will work. and then the interior like you were standing there ... imagine you are a reporter following the life of that teenager growing up.. and commentate on the race as it develops... maybe. Everyone can visualize. and so on.. Imagine yourself on the TV news holding up a cup. but reflected in a mirror. You need to practice.. David Mason 323 www... then the dressing. then the gap opens and you can see a bit more. see yourself going to school. comment on the sweat and how that runner is breathing.. what your hair looks like..

Just become aware of the breath coming out.. and so on As each number arrives think of it in a different co lour. Give yourself a few moments and then go back to the breathing and repeat the procedure... Focus your awareness on the passage of the air as it passes inside your head and throat.. say 'twenty'. count to yourself as you breathe. You will have to practice it. to identify and remove emotional or psychological blocks. and continue to imagine each number getting more distant.A focusing visualisation exercise This is a longer and more complex visualization technique that goes beyond simple guided imagery.. Take a deep breath and let it go noisily. That is OK. maybe made of cloth this time.... Do not give up if you cannot immediately get this to work. It is quite possible that you will be jerked out of the State by the emotion. As each breath goes out. Allow your breathing to settle and focus on each out breath.key-hypnosis... Then with the next breath the next number starts further away and as you breath out gets further away still. or style.. David Mason 324 www. and as you do allow you arms and legs to get heavy. Allow your mind to drift over the various parts until you get a feeling.. nothing in your own mind can ever harm you. Now.. imagine the number moving further away.... a tension. you just can't think of the next one. Focusing is a powerful visualization technique used as a way to get into the emotional part of your life.. and the numbers are too far away. You will not be able to do this instantly.. as it comes in gently and goes out gently. At some point you will find part of you relaxed and part of you feeling the negative emotion... Take another breath and let it go gently. A lot. or whatever you choose to think about. Do it again Take another breath and just let it go gently. then 'nineteen'. A guided imagery script Find somewhere quiet Relax and close your eyes.. some sort of emotional reaction.... Keep doing that until you just cannot think of the next number... Remember. if you get down to 'one' then start again at 'twenty' but use a different style of number.. or some incident.. Focus on your breath. With each breath out. At some point you will find you are totally relaxed and don't care about the numbers.. or texture. the fear.. Enter the State You are now in the Focusing . but as you do shrug your shoulders and let your arms relax. Now allow your mind to drift to a problem. As you think of each number imagine you are getting loose and limp and letting go more and more..

the tingle.. When you are in the flow State the first thing you will notice is that the negative feeling is not actually all that bad once you mentally acknowledge and accept that it is there and has a right to be there. the feeling. Either way you take the answer and you start asking for an image of that and you go through the process again of allowing that image to change. But as you do it over and over. It is a legitimate part of you and has to be acknowledged. You will know it when you get it. That point is where you ask 'what is it for? What is the purpose of this thing?' And you wait for an answer.. This may be a revelation in your understanding of your self or it may be something that you decide you don't want. Repeat the Cycle The whole cycle will take twenty minutes or more. Then what you do is get curious about the emotion.. Try that something. You will know in yourself that it has cleared. That is the state of complete dissociation. Once you get into the flow State. Just allow your mind to be blank and it will come to you. When you feel you have come out of it.key-hypnosis.Many people use visualization because they cannot relax. If you find yourself thinking in words and worrying about whether you are doing it right then you have left the State and need to start over and go back into it. Then ask your mind to allow you to have a image of that feeling. Allow the question to drift into your mind 'what would be fun to have happen to this image?' Do not force . Either you won't be able to change it any further and you know how to deal with that. yoga and mindfulness are aiming for. of its shape. When you ask it what it is for. Explore the State through visualization Then start to play with the image. you will get an answer of some sort. you will recognise it again immediately and you will know when you are or are not in the State. depends. whatever it is that you are feeling. not yourself.. etc. Just wait. David Mason 325 www. and something will seem just right.. It might be a memory. Just let your mind roam over possibilities. or you will find that it just spontaneously clears. which is what meditation. If you consciously try. allow it to change co lour. the fear. just relax your mind and go back down into it. you will get better and better at visualizing. and something will appear. whatever. Just don't force it. You ask the thing. change shape. Just become aware of it. This is the method that will get you to relax. co lour. At some point you might find that it just does not want to change any more. Doesn't matter. What is happening for people who say they cannot visualize is often that as they begin to relax the anxiety creeps out of its box and causes them to be afraid and they snap right out of relaxation again so they never actually get to relax. After a while you will be able to relax right into the State after the first few breaths. fear. the only thing that happens is you leave the State instantly. however you experience it.

David Mason 326 www. They are trying too hard.People who can't relax and can't visualise don't know what that experience is like. The moment you stop . which is why they are not able to achieve it. For each session start off where you left the last one. it will appear.

. then the chakra is in balance. Fifth Chakra: The Solar Plexus chakra. The Chakra Centers First Chakra: The Crown Chakra. self worth. Third Chakra: The Throat chakra . But you can sense them. your health and well being. Each chakra is associated with a color. The heart chakra is located in your chest. and the body is healthy. Fourth Chakra: The Heart chakra. The heart chakra is the center of love. A balanced chakra lets you give love and receive love. Public speaking. The Throat Chakra is Blue. you cannot see them. family love and love of yourself. The sacral chakra is located just below the bellybutton. just above the space between the eyebrows.. and everything to do with the intellect and self image. and each chakra reflects the state of one part of your body and mind. Each chakra energy center connects to all the other chakra energies. The basal or root chakra is located inside the base of the spine. This includes romantic love. The basal chakra deals with feelings of security. The Solar Plexus Chakra is Yellow.. making your needs known.key-hypnosis. your self worth.. Sixth Chakra: The Sacral chakra. and is the source of intuition and self knowledge. The Crown chakra is the source of self awareness. The solar plexus chakra controls your feelings. The Sacral Chakra is Orange. Each chakra is independent. The third eye chakra lets you view yourself in perspective. Think David Mason 327 www. This chakra is located just below the bottom of the ribs. The seven shakras are not physical. Second Chakra: The Third Eye Chakra.. Think of the seven chakras like glowing. Also called the Brow Chakra.. every aspect of looking after ... The Crown Chakra is Purple. our self image and our relationships with others.. These seven chakras determine your spiritual balance. moving balls of color. the same energy. Seventh Chakra: The Basal chakra. The solar plexus chakra governs self esteem. asking for what you want. how you think about yourself.. The throat chakra is located between the chin and the top of the ribs.. The throat chakra controls self expression.. are all associated with the throat chakra. The Heart Chakra is Green... The third eye chakra is located on the forehead.. but every chakra affects every other chakra. The Third Eye Chakra is Indigo. The sacral chakra determines our self respect. When all the chakra points have the same brightness. in the middle of the breastbone. of spirituality and oneness with the universe. The Basal Chakra is Red..Chakra Balancing Visualization Exercises There are seven chakra energy centers in the body. The crown chakra is located on the very top of your head.

beating of your heart..... then think about the heart chakra. imagine a soft light glowing inside your chest. imagine fingers making a circular motion.. Then imagine a line running from the top of your head to a point between your ankles. imagine it going down deep inside you.... take your time... It doesn't matter if you are standing. but you will sense some connection along that imaginary line. become mindful. to just become aware. like waves lapping on a shore far away.key-hypnosis. Think about where your back touches the chair.. Allow yourself to be very still.. go over each place several times.. Here are a series of exercises that focus on your chakras going from simple energy awareness to increasingly complex Chakra Balancing.. focus on your breathing.... feel an awareness of something there. then think about the throat chakra.... Don't force anything. become aware of a gentle movement...... you may feel it moving..... imagine a feeling of being rubbed there. David Mason 328 www... some might be elusive...... of what is happening in and around your body..... and think of the basal region. like a wheel gently turning. the position of your head. and allowing your mind to calm down. sitting or lying down.... Slowly think about a point on the very top your head. then move your attention to the middle of your forehead........ and then close your eyes.. this often feels like the echo of another beating heart... First Chakra Visualization exercise: Awareness Allow your body to become relaxed. Breath slowly and naturally for several minutes... as if there was a string pulling you up... What is happening right now in your body? Become aware of what you feel. then move down to the sacral .. allowing your body to release and relax. the chakra around the area where your legs join together...... They interact with our nervous system which is why it is possible to sense them by thinking about them.. feel it inside your nose... then you need to do some Chakra exercises.... spending a few moments getting a feel for the place where the chakra is located. your feet on the floor. then move your attention to the solar chakra.of them as spirals of subconscious spiritual energy.. If you think you are not managing your energy levels properly and you want to increase your Chakra awareness... the weight of your arms. Guided Chakra Visualization Exercises Everyone can learn to become aware of their own chakra energy. just below your breastbone. become aware of an area of sensitivity at or below the belly button.. hard to find.... all the time just focusing on the out breath. become very aware of the breath as it enters and leaves... Visualize each chakra in turn...

and causing the muscles to twitch. its color. Shrug your shoulders a little.Most people will gradually become aware of some part of their body that is a little different. Sit comfortably with your hands on your thigh. even right out of your body. Allow your mind to focus on the ball of light. The focused energy of the chakra is what is making the hands warmer or colder. Second Chakra Visualization Exercise: Wrist chakra This chakra exercise shows that you can become aware of the power of the chakras. to become very attuned to that chakra. take three deep slow breaths. return the feeling in your hand to normal. fingers upwards. and let your mind drift around your body. of the blood in hands. or maybe you can focus on both. One of them will seem different from the others.. focus on the spirals of energy down your spine. loosen your body and focus your mind on the wrists of each hand. but everyone gets better with practice. when your are ready. Then visualize the chakra as a glowing ball of light.. allow your mind to think of images of peace and safety. it might move in front of you. the wrist usually gets warmer.. As you continue to focus on the pulse you will start to sense temperature differences in parts of the hand. or the fingers will twitch. Repeatedly resting your eyes and getting in touch with your own body's responses will prove to you that practice does increase the ability to be self aware. or just be trying to get attention.key-hypnosis. Continue to focus your mind on the wrists. Allow the ball to be where it wants to be. Some people will find that one hand will start to tremble. it depends. You will find something different in the way each hand feels. This is because there is a minor chakra in the wrist. Some people feel the pulse in the thumb. The Chakra exercise demonstrates that focusing on the chakra undoubtedly does have a physical effect on the body. its vibration. It might be steady. It might be more tense. That just means you are learning chakra balancing naturally. sensing each chakra. Go slowly up and down. Go through the steps of the Chakra Awareness Visualization Exercise. that seems out of balance with the rest. it might be on the spine. David Mason 329 www. Some people can feel very little at first. or more tired. notice how it is. Let it decide. It doesn't matter. and then. or spinning. and that you can train yourself to notice the state of your energy sources. or pulsating. Get in touch with your body. Then start to think about what you want to have happen to that ball of energy. it may slowly get lighter or darker. Focus on that one.. Allow your mind to open. Don't be surprised if you find you have been away longer than you thought. Allow your mind to gradually become aware of the pulse in the wrist. As you focus you will become more and more aware of feeling of the pulse. Third Chakra Visualization exercise: Optimizing Energy Levels Close your eyes. When you have a response. Enjoy the stillness. or anything else. and focusing on the chakra causes it to interact with the nervous . You might find your mind wants to settle on just one hand.

When you reach the crown chakra become aware of all that accumulated energy. just let it .. Fourth Chakra Visualization exercise: Balancing Close your eyes. Get in touch with your body. or to start rotating. You might need some patience but it will come naturally.. or you might find yourself just standing watching yourself. Improved energy flow leads to improved health and well being.You might want it to be bigger. Everyone has the ability to change how they feel by doing a Chakra Meditation Visualization. Take as long as it needs to get the ball of energy the way you want it.key-hypnosis. or slow down. You might not be able to sense your chakras immediately. and let it pull you out and back to full awareness. Go slowly up and down.. Everyone can get in touch with their own energy centers. take three deep slow breaths. each person is different. When it has changed you will know. You might not be able to do them all in one session. but you will be able to sense it. And the next. This exercise puts all the chakras into the optimal state and you will find an increase in the energy flow of your body. Then do the same process with the next chakra. Some may look duller than the others. It is just the energy levels getting back into harmony. Don't be alarmed if you feel something strange going on. and you can let it return to its place. Go through the steps of the Chakra Awareness Visualization Exercise. Then move the ball back to its rightful place. and each person will sense exactly what state of the energy is right for them. Just let it lie there. You don't need to force it. but it will work. You will then have achieved Chakra Balance and your whole body's energy levels will be balanced for perfect health. When you have done as many as you can or as many as you want to. imagine climbing up each chakra until you reach the Crown Chakra. its energy. sensing each chakra. its vibration. Just think about what needs to happen and it will happen automatically.. David Mason 330 www.. imagine you can reach in and hold the chakra in your hands. You can imagine floating up near the ceiling. imagine drifting out of your body. Practice Chakra You need practice to exercise your Chakra ability. or brighter. Become aware that you can alter the chakra. Whatever the problem is. It might happen slowly or you might suddenly find you are outside looking at your body. focus on the points of energy down your spine. Repeat the process with each Chakra until they are all identical. You may not see your own body. notice the colors and brightness of each chakra. From that position. You can make it brighter or bigger or whatever it needs. or one might seem smaller or maybe one will be out of position. You will know when it is right. When you are fully in touch with your body.

. Allow your mind to wander off to the meeting..... and as you think about it you can feel a wave of relaxation spreading from the middle of your forehead. Today is the day when you have absolute certainty. Take another deep breath...... The rest of the script is built around locking in keywords. The first part of the script is designed to remove negative triggers and replace them with confidence.. a day when you waken up.. That way. and your neck. and your chest is relaxed and your tummy relaxes. all the way down to your fingers.. Totally relaxed.. the time keepers. the people.... and you think about the day and you know that today is the day that has the most important race of your life. and down your cheeks... None of that is important. that's good..] Remove pre-race nerves Now take a deep breath and just................... Target Behaviour Behaviour Behaviour Behaviour Identity [Use your usual induction.key-hypnosis..... the officials.... And as you get onto that track.. See the track. and you can feel it.... down your arms. and your shoulders relax.. Technique Breathing Breathing V Dissociation > Reframing D Anchoring emotional D response: race day = calm D V Possible triggers D Defused D Reframing V Possible triggers David Mason 331 www.. during the race the keyword appears in the runner's consciousness at the right time and triggers the response the coach has put there through training..... you can feel it in every heartbeat. see the other runners. that is the feeling you get when you run a race. you start warming up.. across your eyes... The runner is trained to divide the race into four sections and perform differently in each section..... This script example is for a 400 meters runner. down through your .. Getting ready for the race And that is your Racing Relaxation..Sports Visualisation script Sports Visualisation Hypnosis Scripts are basically direct suggestion scripts aimed at building up the client's confidence and self belief.. Today is the day when you are going to show everyone......... down through your thighs.. then.... a perfect day. you can feel it in your heart... none of that bothers you... and you can feel a way going all the way down.... you can feel it in your mind.... and a set of responses is mentally linked to each keyword.... and every thing seems just right.... In the script a keyword is attached to each section. and just allow your mind to clear. haaa..... Because you are there to win. I want you to imagine a day. but especially yourself. and your calves and your feet.. what you can do... let it all go....

. you pour on the power. and ready for what is to come..... hurtling down there......... and hurtling unstoppably towards the line.......... hurtling towards that line...... and you are breathing gently and easily.... D And everything is prepared.... and all that training .. and you go roaring out of that like an express train... and you focus on your breathing................ And in your mind you are relaxed. Relaxing along the straight........ And you explode out of those blocks.. D you feel totally composed. It is easy. This is how it should be" And you feel fulfilled. The power goes on even more. like you have been fired out of a slingshot. it is all happening automatically..... into your track outfit. all that preparation.. and you are off... completely relaxed. and everything around you goes quiet... everything is coming together.. and it's like someone else is doing the running.. as if there is a voice at the back of your head saying "This is easy. exactly where you want to be... and you come up to the first hundred....... completely at ease.. Defused Reframing The Four sections of the race.... and your focus D is on those lines.... and you pass that and you are going down the back straight.... The RACE .. you are exploding down there........... and relaxed. you are shooting down that V straight. and something inside you settles. and it is like you SLINGSHOT . complete. effortless.Behaviour Behaviour Capability Capability Behaviour Behaviour Behaviour Behaviour Identity and inside you are feeling loose...Install the trigger words And you start .. and in your mind you can see yourself exploding out of the blocks.. roaring down that track......... and you are going..... and you V are sauntering across to the blocks........ and you are fit and strong. you are building up momentum..... hurled out of a V catapult... slingshotting off the V bend. just being amazed at how well your body is working.. and you are picking up your spikes and putting them on. and you start going round that.. flying. that track is curving round like railway lines.. and you settle into the blocks.. and as you go down the straight... falls into place. and your eyes are I looking straight ahead. feel that V surge growing in you. getting prepared..... sailing.... And at that moment you know that that's exactly what you want to be doing. your are building up speed.. making sure you are in the right lane... you feel that power in you.. cleanly out of the ....key-hypnosis......... And the paces start to lengthen.... straight on.. Trigger point EXPLODE Trigger point SURGE Trigger point SLINGSHOT Reframing David Mason 332 www... and you are soaring down the straight and you get to the bend... And shot goes . and as you are thinking about that you are getting ready.. your muscles are like V coils of steel. is coming back to you ....

. and you throw your head back. and you know that this another winning race. Your arms are slicing through the air... It is as if you can see yourself from the side..... that pleasure... showing Identity D who you are through your body.. the ultimate in self expression... there are people cheering... because you are still powering down that track..... and you feel that perfect surge.... fluidly .. life can be so good...key-hypnosis........ and you feel you could keep running forever. Pouring on the power and roaring round the bends..... all that training comes in automatically........... and allow that feeling to grow. that certainty.. and you don't think about it . just feeling your body respond. and you throw your arms wide.. sailing on and on. applauding...... and you have gone past all of them . Take a moment now and enjoy that feeling. as you do another personal V best. and build it up.... and the other runner are like shadows.... How does that change V how you feel about your performance? Think through every aspect of the race while you are in that feeling.. every stride as if it was your first. watching Capability the stop watch going CLICK!. on.. that's what you were born to do... on and on.. sailing past the others... right to the end. On and on. and that line is ahead........ Seeing the look of satisfaction on your trainer's face... focused on your body. from the V Revivification Dissociation Approval of Others Ego boost Anchoring Core Transformation Technique Reframing the David Mason 333 www.... dozens of them... and all you do is to enjoy that feeling of flying.... as it is out of the V blocks around the track... and you feel so good.. and on ..... that's what you want to do.. Unstoppable... take in great gulps of air.. Dissociation Visualisation Trigger point V RELAXED V V V V V and in your mind you can see more.. powerfully. giant strides V eating up the track........ and suddenly you become aware.... the three fifty.......... That's what you are doing..... the feeling is so good...... Hurtling through the line.. Capability D and on. and it all just comes together then.. people in your mind. you are way out ahead.. willing you on. your legs are working perfectly. and you can see how you go round effortlessly......... Allow your mind to dwell on every part of the race... nothing in your mind.. how is that transformed by being in that feeling?... easily........ one after Memory the other... and now imagine your next race meeting.. hurtling towards the line... And you burst through that line and still your legs are carrying you on. And you begin to slow down....Behaviour Behaviour Behaviour Behaviour Behaviour and you pass the three hundred mark..... again and .. your legs are eating up the ground. people at the track......

.... And then you can count from five up to one. until you are ready to V come back to the present. standing on the blocks. allowing your body to heal where it has to... ready for the rest of your day and feeling refreshed and relaxed. whole experience Ego boosting Non sequitur Reframing Give the client the option to do more work on anything that needs attention. flowing.....key-hypnosis.. And you can take as long as you want to come back to the present....... and just let go.... and that's what running Identity means to you. and knowing that you can go round that track perfectly.. So when you are ready........ your tendons...... And you deserve to succeed.... you will be back in the present. Capability And you know that you can just reach out and take it now.... You are a winner for ever....... to the pleasure of getting there... as if you could massage them........ you are entitled..... and it is do easy. And another breath... You are a D winner now.. Or you can decide to go into a deep refreshing sleep for the night.... to that Rule > pleasure... so simple. that anticipation.. and then let go.. becoming aware of how they all fit V together.... becoming aware of your muscles... and when you get to one...... and just waiting.. of the pleasure that is to come. and as you do... healing. you can start counting.... and allow your mind to clear.. over and over.. It is such a © 2009 David Mason 334 www. strengthen when it has to . by counting from ten down to one and becoming even more relaxed as each number goes by and you just drift away...... firming and toning................ building up to peak performance. that's right.. Internal Visualisation and Reorientation So now [ClientName] just take a deep breath. D And enjoy that feeling... Option for therapist led session Option of using the script before bedtime « Table of Contents David Mason www........ You know what success feels like... as if there was a hand cleaning and polishing.. And allow yourself to feel that.. that's good. adjusting. learning.feel your body making changes...... you bones. your ligaments... in your mind. You deserve to be a winner.. getting stripped down and putting on the shoes..... and you can enjoy that too. You are Identity succeeding now...excitement of knowing today's the day. allow your mind to roam over your body. it is almost as if you are unaware of it..key-hypnosis. and knowing how good you feel........ You can succeed.....

Stories can be one paragraph or one page. non-threatening and apply to a wide variety of situations. and unconsciously find parallels with parts of their lives. For example all French are great cooks. Then you link them all into a logically coherent story. Or that there are enchanted forests filled with elves and unicorns and other well know characters that the client can be expected to recognise. The actual situation doesn't matter as long as the client can identify with the powers and failings of the characters. Creating original metaphors Creating metaphors follows much the same process as creating hypnotic scripts. What is the behaviour cycle? Is there a cycle of events? For each event in the cycle create a matching event in the metaphor and a matching way out of the problem Current situation Sudden stress Metaphor Situation Appearance of snake Solution Graduated exposure David Mason 335 www. Where to set it? In this case the client is a child so some sort of magical power might be both acceptable and memorable. what the behaviour pattern is. Then you create one story character to represent each character in the problem situation. Metaphors as stories are memorable. Stories can be true. I often set my metaphors in exotic places where strange things can happen so I chose to use India as somewhere a boy might have heard of but not know much about. or is it about relationships with other people? Create a character to represent the client and each person in the situation. the client. Stories can be used to deliver a metaphor in such a way that the client remembers it vividly and can recall the ideas in it later. and still be a metaphor for something else. The following example shows how I went about writing a metaphor when I was asked to create a brief metaphor suitable for a 10 year old boy who has frequent asthma attacks. all Scots are mean. so I created a character to represent the therapist.key-hypnosis. You identify who is involved in the problem. Within that situation you use clichéd standard perceptions in order to tap into the client's belief system. Clients think about the stories they have been told. and then one solution for each . You create one activity for each element in the problem behaviour. Pattern matching is at the core of human thinking. all Italians are excitable. and what elements make up the behaviour pattern.Metaphors All stories are metaphors. We never forget the lesson in the fairy stories we heard as children. Then you let your mind roam for a bit and identify a metaphor situation that would be acceptable to the client. Stories do not have to be hypnotic or dramatic or even plausible. but I thought the child would need some assurance of an outside resource. I needed to set it in some magical place. In this case there is only one character. Who are the actors? Is the situation just something the client does.

a real live snake. Way to stop the panic attack growing. right there in the story street. And there are snake charmers. And when the man takes the lid off the basket situation – a the snake wakes up and it rises out of the basket dangerous standing there angry and hissing and flicking its forked thing tongue… ready to bite anybody and all the people controlled by move back… but the snake charmer plays a thing like magic a flute… and snake hears the music and with just the music the man makes it dance… this huge poisonous snake with two big fangs … sways from side to side while the man plays the music and when the music stops it goes to sleep again. Put the child into trance and then tell this . And the boy got such a fright he became afraid to go Match the into the street and every time he had to go there he got boy's problem this feeling of panic and a feeling in his chest like he couldn’t breathe. There are monkeys in the Emphasis trees and elephants walking down the streets.key-hypnosis. The Snake Charmer Target Dialogue I wonder if you know that I used to live in India? Comments Set up magical place India is an amazing place.Loss of control Panic Breathlessness Eventual calm Fear of repeat Anxiety Fright Panic Breathlessness Avoiding snake Staying away Learning control Resource is there Breathing control Out  down Pride in ability Snake retires What resource does the client need to get? Belief that he can control it. They have a great big Set up the cobra. Main character He was about your age and one day he was there and Problem he didn’t notice that the snake charmer took the lid off starts the basket and the snake came out right next to the boy. And he always worried that he might have to go there Similar Identity David Mason 336 www. in a basket. strangeness And in the streets and you can watch people juggling Metaphors with swords and eating fire and spitting out big flames for strange and getting tied up in chains and padlocks and escaping abilities and everyone applauds and throws them money. Metaphor of the problem I used to know this boy who was there.

close – until the boy felt comfortable about it. And the boy was so frightened that he felt his chest close up and it was hard to breathe and felt he might die of fright. Snakes are actually deaf’. anxiety Similar Helplessness New resource = therapist Safe to look at the problem Graduated exposure Finding resource Indirect suggestion Sudden panic Reminder of asthma Reassurance Demonstrate control Resource Resource Revelation of weakness Secret ability Giving superiority Suggestion David Mason 337 www. He got the boy to come into the street and he showed him that the lid was on the basket so the boy could relax. Metaphor for the resources But the snake charmer wouldn’t let that happen. Metaphor for the cycle Well the snake charmer heard about this and he wanted to help the boy. and it was so stupid that it would do whatever it was told. And just thinking about the snake he always imagined it as cold and slimy and fierce and huge and he got really afraid to go into that street anymore. The man did this many times – lift. And then the man said to the boy – Can you keep a secret? And the boy said he would never tell the secret. And soon he was quite relaxed about it. close. To charm the snake. it couldn’t even hear.key-hypnosis. and when I move the end of it down the snake goes down. In fact he got quite too casual about it. And the boy laughed about that. And after the boy knew that he was able to start to learn how to control the snake. And the boy learned that that great big snake wasn’t so strong after all. So he copied what the man did – lift. The boy saw the big snake sleeping inside but it was so quick that the snake did not have time to even move. all I have to do is to move the end of the flute side to side and the snake . He took his flute and started playing again and the snake began to sway and then it went back into the basket. Even just thinking that maybe he would have to go there again made him feel breathless sometimes. and started showing off. look. He asked the man if he could lift the lid himself.he lifted the lid for just a second – and put it back on again. And then the boy got really brave.Behaviour Capability Capability Behaviour Rule Capability Identity Identity again. look. Then the man surprised him . and left the lid off too long and the snake rose right up in front of the boy. And the snake charmer looked at him and said ‘Yes: you are old enough now to be able to do that’. The man made sure there was nobody else around and then he whispered ‘It’s not the music that controls the snake.

The man was really impressed. Suggestion of how to manage the panic feelings Reframing Problem resolved Let the problem go into extinction David Mason key-hypnosis.key-hypnosis.Behaviour Identity The man showed the boy how to lift the lid and move away… and when the snake rose up the man started playing the music and boy pretended to be playing the music along with him… and the boy started to breath in time with the music. he discovered that when he breathed out the snake would go down a bit. And it’s retired now. and then another gentle breath and the snake would go down a bit more… and pretty soon that boy could control the snake just by breathing. He could run around in the street and often waved at the man and he even got a bit fond of the snake in the end. And when he grew up the snake got really old and it was too old to dance and too old to frighten anybody as well but they didn’t say that…. Metaphor of getting rid of the triggers And you know that boy was never bothered by the snake © 2009 David Mason 338 . so the boy and the man took it out to the countryside one day… and let it go…. He said ‘You do that thing with your breathing so well. You could be a snake charmer yourself’.

and slowly heat the water. Every time you look at a tree you might like to remember that it's actually made out of thin air. Boiling a frog It is said that if you put a frog into hot water it will immediately react and jump out. At the end of the five years he then again weighed the willow tree and the soil. I often think of people who come to therapy as having a pattern that they don't like and not being able to change it themself. and see the relevance.key-hypnosis. he said. So really. and maybe also wonder about what invisible processes might be going on in you. 'In every situation'. and those parts are continually re-arranging themselves. and a willow sapling and weighed both. the frog will not notice the gradual change in temperature and will stay in the water until overcome by the heat. It is up to the listener to recall the story later. a Flemish physician and chemist. all they do is to tell the story and move on. David Mason 339 www. if you put the frog into cold water. the child's toy with little bits of coloured glass inside? In the kaleidoscope the same number of parts can be made to create millions of different patterns. Reframe Metaphors do not labour the point. He planted the little tree in the soil and carefully watered it for five years. The tree had increased in weight by 164 pounds. but the soil had decreased in weight by less than two ounces. he's right'. all therapy does is to reorganise life's experiences like a kaleidoscope. Where had the material of the tree come from? Out of thin air. He said something that I think you might want to ponder. Just because we don't understand a process doesn't mean it isn't . The Power of Belief Henry Ford became the richest man in the world by creating and running the Ford Motor Works. He started life as a farm mechanic but became a success because he had a clear idea of how the world worked. And they usually do. People are made up of a collection of many parts. I wonder if you have ever looked through a kaleidoscope. Out of thin air In 1640 Jan Baptista van Helmont. The Kaleidoscope When people come to therapy they are sometimes afraid that through the process of change they will lose some essential part of themselves. In fact who you are changes all time as you grow older. do not go into explanations. The exact detail of the patterns is not under your control. or believes he can't. but you can turn the lens as many times as you want to create more and more patterns until you find one that you want to keep. He took a pot of soil. However. carried out an experiment. right now. 'it doesn't matter whether a man believes he can. to get just one idea across in a memorable way. At the time nobody understood that plants take oxygen and carbon from the air to build their leaves and stems and flowers.Reframing Metaphors The essence of a reframe Metaphor is that it uses a tiny story to illustrate a point.

and a caregiver. That way you will not be fooled into gradually accepting someone else's bad behaviour. The marketing people then left the room so as to not influence the kids in any way. and stick with it. and put a pile of their new designs into a big box. For weeks and months she tries to get what the cat is trying to tell her. birds are fragile creatures. they get frustrated.key-hypnosis. So they organised a room. so if they were to physically attack each other both of them would be injured. Shaking out change Sometimes when people need to change. You take the ketchup bottle. Now. and one day she got the idea that her cat was trying to communicate with her. The toys were scattered around the floor forgotten. They both aggressively tear up bits of grass. she just gives up worrying about it. The process of change is not orderly and progressive. The perfect toy A marketing company were trying to find out what toys kids really liked. and there is traffic outside. 'When did you learn to talk?'. Finally you give it one last shake and SPLAT! the ketchup splatters all over the place. and you shake and shake and nothing comes out. that is. The idea was that they could find out what kids really liked from which toys the kids wanted to keep. The cat politely pointed out that the radio is on. you shake and shake and nothing comes out. The woman says 'But I am always listening!'. the change should start immediately. And then one day. gardens are in short supply and the ownership of a vacant part is hotly disputed. This is called displacement activity. The talking cat There was this lady. The correct response is to totally refuse to accept less than you are entitled to. hoping that the other bird will be so impressed by this that they give up and find their own garden. she says. all the while keeping an eye on the other bird. The angry bird Some birds are very territorial. and all kids were happily playing in the large cardboard box the toys came in. to not tolerate anything not quite right. and they should see results immediately. a friend of mine says that it is not really like that. So what the birds do is to strut around and pretend to ignore the other bird. they decide that some part of the garden belongs to them. Change is actually like getting ketchup out of the bottle. Of course.This metaphor reminds us that too often we put up with circumstances that are not ideal. It's just that you weren't listening properly'. and nobody else. and to her amazement she can hear the cat clearly. So they left the kids to play for half an hour and went back. Change is like that. The cat replies 'I've always been able to talk. You put more effort into . People expect that once they decide to change. They then brought in about a dozen kids and told them they could play with any of the toys in the box and they could keep the toy afterwards. and then don't notice when they gradually get worse and worse. and furiously scatter them around. but hears nothing. and birds are singing but while she's David Mason 340 www. It's not just birds who do it. However.

And then in the morning I pick them all up again on the way out. while I get on with my life.focused on trying to understand the cat. Curious. it's how you think about the result. they are hanging there by the door. Yet a top chef can take the same ingredients in the same house and produce an unforgettable meal. she replies. and the blind man became accustomed to the man's footsteps coming towards him. ‘Well’ said the seller. and then the rattle of the coins. and as we got inside she took her coat off. David Mason 341 www. people who have no way out of their troubles. ‘Excuse me. looks in the mirror and practices the big happy smile she is saving up for her daughter. She told me that when her beautiful daughter came along she realised that she just couldn't enjoy being a mother and bring all the stuff she was dealing with into her home. The cook and the chef Every one can cook. refuses to accept ordinary. But you know. 'Exactly.' said the cat. did some strange passes with her hands. Her daily work consists of visiting people who have been abused. It was perfect.key-hypnosis. hangs every one of the day's problems on a hook. but what you choose to do with it. I asked her what the mime in the hallway was about. Maybe everyone should plant a worry tree? Invisible Fears A friend of mine went camping for the first time. and then walked on without taking the matches. and the rest have shrunk in the night'. ‘They've gone . She then went in and scooped up her little daughter and became a happy solo mum. Are you the man who always pays for the matches and then doesn’t take them?’ And the man said ‘Yes’. It's not what you start with in life. everyone buys the same ingredients. and said. 'I don't have to worry about other people’s problems for another twelve hours. And every day a man stopped briefly in front of the blind man. The blind matchseller Many years ago there was a blind man who stood outside the railway station and sold boxes of matches. by the morning some of them aren't there any more. The difference is that the chef cares about the quality of the outcome. heard the coins fall. Every day she deals with things that make you want to give up and cry. and most people can produce eatable food. she takes off her professional face. So every time she comes home now. ' And' she said. It's not the ingredients. They're sixpence now’. The site was in the woods among tall trees and a stream nearby. This continued for many years. dropped the three pennies in his tray. people who don't know what to do or where to turn to. I went home with her one night to collect something for work. then looked in the mirror for a while. and carried on as if nothing had happened. made a face. One day the matchseller listened for the familiar footsteps. The worry tree I have a friend who is a social worker. people who are terminally ill. looking after themselves. what can she hear? 'Nothing'.

key-hypnosis. Morning came and my friend stumbled with relief out of the tent only to discover that a squirrel had been searching through the wrappings in the night. was digging through the . My friend lay there in the darkness. all the food had been left outside and a bear had smelled it. Not being an experienced camper. The noises outside got nearer and louder.After a meal cooked over the campfire my friend watched the sun go down and listened as everything grew quiet in the evening air. « Table of Contents David Mason 342 www. Sometime in the night. Soon the solitude and calm had a magic effect and my friend settled down to sleep. terrified to make a sound in case the bear heard. ripping open the plastic bags and rummaging through the backpack. The birds settled down and there was nothing to hear but the wind in the leaves. My friend spent the whole night straining to hear every sound and if the bear was going to tear the tent open. my friend was wakened by a noise outside.

The things that really matter." "If you put the sand into the jar first. " "Take care of the eggs first -. "I'm glad you asked.. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. if the jar was full. They agreed it was." said the professor. health. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. He asked once more if the jar was full.' The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar. children. there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend. The sand is everything else --The small stuff. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the eggs. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. Of course. wordlessly. Set your priorities. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job. The rest is just sand. The eggs are the important things . effectively filling the empty space between the sand." David Mason 343 www. Take your partner out to dinner. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes. "there is no room for the pebbles or the eggs. " ." One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. you will never have room for the things that are important to you. friends. The students laughed. he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with eggs. Take time to get medical checkups. and favorite passions – things that if everything else was lost and only they remained. They agreed that it was. "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life." he continued. the sand filled up everything else. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the fence.Let go of the small stuff A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. Play With your children. as the laughter subsided. When the class began.. and car. house. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. The same goes for life. So. The professor smiled. He shook the jar lightly. your life would still be full. He then asked the

2. the metaphor can be deviated from to include other forms of therapy delivery such as direct suggestion or visualisation. Multiple embedded metaphors were used by Erickson. Enjoyment of life They give the following general strategy for constructing multiple metaphors: 1. The metaphors are usually delivered while the client is trance. 3. 4. or can be spread over multiple sessions.Multiple Embedded Metaphor Technique Multiple embedded metaphors consist of nested stories containing therapeutic ideas. ideally showing how the same resource was used to solve the second problem. although they can also be told while the client is fully alert. and those that should be part of the desired outcome. Each metaphor matches some situation the client wants to change. The third story is often resolved paradoxically. Then the therapist starts on a second story and again the client is led to some dramatic point and that story too is left unresolved. Finally. Family structure change 6. The client is introduced to the first metaphor and is led through it to some dramatic point where the story is left hanging at some unresolved issue. The metaphors can delivered as one story in one session. Construct simple metaphors that parallel those dramatic themes. Bonding and age appropriate intimacy 2. Listen to the problem as offered. change must occur in one or more of six areas of life: 1. David Mason 344 www. Whenever necessary or appropriate. The third story is introduced but it is taken to its conclusion. the third metaphor story resumes where it left off and the client is shown how to resolve that . Design appropriate general outcomes. Typically three metaphors are used in sequence. looking for resolution of the stories. but are primarily associated with the work of Lankton and Lankton (1983). typically taking more than one hour to deliver. or humorously. This third metaphor is the central aspect of the therapy session. Guided by the six areas of desired outcomes. Arrange the outcome to create suspense or mystery. Then the theme of the second story is picked up again and taken to its conclusion. and is their recommended way of dealing with more complex problems. Attitude restructuring 4.key-hypnosis. The advantage doing an intervention in the midst of unresolved stories is that the listener will be in some sort of tension. Lankton and Lankton claim that working in this way is more effective than working with a sequence of simple metaphors. Lankton and Lankton (1989. Self image enhancement 3. usually by showing how the protagonist used some overlooked resource. The stories resume and the issue inherent in the third metaphor is resolved. It can be pure metaphor or elements of direct suggestion may be incorporated into this core part. list the dramatic themes that are present in the current situation. p87) state that for therapy to be successful. and therefore more open to new ideas and the possibility of change. Social role change 5. The recommend that the sessions not be time constrained. 5.

For another example of a script using multiple embedded metaphors. The metaphors are noted in point form in one or two sentences and an overall theme chosen that will link the various parts together logically. David Mason 345 . The actual dramatic outcome of each metaphor is not considered the main focus. what is important is that the metaphor touches upon all or most of the concerns of the client. is noted. The choice of overall ending needs to be matched to the basic nature of the client. rather than being designed to teach new resources. if any. For each area the nature of the problem.key-hypnosis. and to consider what changes might be needed in each. Much of this work is an indirect reframing of the current situation. Then a metaphor is created which parallels the client's situation in that particular area and shows it being resolved in some way. so that the client is stimulated to make multiple associations between the metaphoric situation and their own situation.The induction process is used to gather information relating to all six areas. see the Crystal Mountain script and the Making Money scripts.

and the smoking is noticeably affecting their health. With all that sitting there and not moving she was beginning to get ill. and so she sat very very still and way afraid to . consider a case where a person cannot give up smoking. and be embedded into a metaphor structure: First Metaphor . The dancing doll explained that he had been trying to do a new dance when it all went wrong and David Mason 346 www. This was the Dancing Doll.key-hypnosis. Second Metaphor . afraid to move and feeling very very lonely.Helplessness Second Metaphor . In this example an anthropomorphic style was chosen: First Metaphor . and the shelf was so high that she was afraid of falling.Connection to resources Third Metaphor . Direct Suggestion .Social isolation All day long the doll sat on the shelf and looked down at all the other toys on the floor and wished that she could join them.ask for help Well one day the doll was looking down at the toys and there was another doll lying there in the middle of the floor.Increasing ill health The doll had also realised something else. The person feels helpless in being unable to change. realises that smoking is socially unacceptable and is causing isolation. He had lost one of his legs. Third Metaphor . The elephant went over to the Dancing Doll and asked what had happened. He was lying there crying and trying to move but it wasn't working and all the other toys. The Big Purple Elephant was the oldest toy in the house and all the other toys were afraid of the Big Purple Elephant.Big Purple Elephant An annotated example To illustrate how multiple embedded metaphors might work. the teddy bears and the soldiers and the big stuffed tiger with the one eye missing were not looking at him and pretending to be doing something else. Using the Lankton methodology. Instead of running around with all her friends she was getting no exercise at all and her arms and legs were getting very very weak. The doll didn’t know how she got there. an analysis of the problem situation would show that there are four areas needing to be addressed.Problem resolution Using this template an original three part story was created to illustrate how the framework is used.Problem resolution Second Metaphor .Social isolation Third Metaphor . The problem is that the person cannot access the resources needed to change. But week after week the doll would sit there.Connection to resources .Increasing ill health Direct Suggestion .Problem resolution First Metaphor . Helplessness Isolation Becoming ill Lack of resources to change Each issue would have a metaphor created for it. When suddenly the Big Purple Elephant appeared.Helplessness There once was a doll who was sat high up on a shelf.

And he ordered them to look for the missing leg. 'Why are you sitting there?' he asked. 'I can't'. said the doll on the shelf 'My arms and legs are weak and I don't feel well. won't they?' Second Metaphor . 'but I am weak and it's so high and I don't think I can'. And all the toys cheered. They have all missed you. First Metaphor . so useless and helpless. and she slid down the slope to the shelf below. when you come down off the shelf your arms and legs will get strong again. « Table of Contents See the Crystal Mountain script for another example of embedded metaphors. and the next one. And then a little more. but do expect continuous improvement to be seen over months or years without further intervention. said the doll. 'And we were embarrassed to ask' said the stuffed tiger. David Mason 347 www. and the soldiers and the big stuffed tiger with the one eye missing. 'See if you can move to the left a little'. Lankton and Lankton state that they do not expect their metaphor therapy to cause dramatic changes immediately. And he felt so unhappy. And now he was stuck and nobody would help him. And a little more… and suddenly her weight caused the whole shelf to tilt up.Problem resolution 'Well. 'Because we didn't know what to do'.he came crashing down and broke his leg off. 'How can helping someone be wrong?' said the elephant. And guess what? The tiger found the leg right there! And soon the dancing doll had his leg back on and was dancing as good as ever.Problem resolution And as the Dancing Doll was trying out his repaired leg he leaned back and noticed the doll on the shelf. 'I think I could move to the side just a little'. and she over balanced that one too. 'we'll see about that'. 'Why are you not helping the dancing doll?' demanded the elephant.key-hypnosis. 'There'. and suddenly she was sitting on the floor surrounded by all the toys. Third Metaphor . yes'. but what if nobody wants to play with me now?' 'Don't be silly' said the Dancing Doll. they said. 'Come down and join us'. 'in case it was wrong'. said the elephant. 'Well. 'you do know how to get down. And when the little doll did. yes. And the elephant called the teddy bears over. And the Big Purple Elephant looked up and said 'I wonder if you can move just a little' "Oh.Problem resolution 'Well. because she had over balanced it.' everybody wants you to come into the middle with . with a smile. 'OK' said the elephant. don't you?'. yes' said the doll. Well roared the Big Purple Elephant. he asked her to move to the left just a little again. And you remember how much fun we all used to have together'. The soldiers marched over to the window and the teddy bears looked in the corners and the tiger hid under the toy box because he was ashamed of his behaviour.

....key-hypnosis. just imagine that in your mind you are sliding along the line.. and three to four. And as you think about that line... and I want you to imagine the numbers one to ten are spaced out Always offer a along that line... and I want you to make the distance between number choice of memory two and number three double the distance between one and two... just tense and relax... anytime. You can use it to go to sleep. allow that feeling to develop. try shrugging your shoulders and letting them drop. and your pulse will get deeper. and allow that feeling to continue. anywhere relaxation that is not loose.. you will be able to slip into trance just by willing it... This script shows you how to put yourself into trance. First Deepener . or you can use it to allow your mind to roam free...... or a chain or something like that. and the V possible ways distance between three and four is twice the distance of the distance to form the between two and three... each number is separated by twice line. Both methods will work well... anywhere.... or you can study the structure and put yourself into trance by going over it in your mind.........Relax the body. from one to two.. Everyone's experience is unique. Slow down Now take another deep breath. and as each number passes you get more relaxed.. eye closure Now become aware of your body... until your whole body feels loose and heavy........ to let go. and your breathing will get slower.. just allow your the breathing whole body to relax and go limp.. Self Hypnosis script Technique The induction ...... and you can just feel yourself sinking . a deep connection with something when they go into trance. and as you breathe out. after some practice. down and I down. Eventually....... Take a deep breath..count down And now I want you to imagine a line... roll your neck and let it relax.......... And just imagine going along that line.. and when you reach ten... and so on.. the distance of the previous number.... And as each number comes along it gives you more time to relax. more and more relaxed.... more at ease.. you don't have to think.... tense Physical your legs and let them relax..... you can just allow yourself to drift down and down some ... deeper and deeper.. notice if there is any tension anywhere..... down > and down...... you don't have to I Target David Mason 348 www.... and two to Capability three.. and let it go.Self Hypnosis Self Hypnosis is simple and easy....... allow your eyes to close... Self hypnosis can be very liberating. and on the next breath. and the distances between each number gets longer and longer.. and just keep doing that. You can record the script and play it back to yourself. Many people feel a spirituality...

. peaceful and relaxed...... Visualization And now allow your mind to think of something you can write letters on... without thought. more at ease.. of being in two minds... ... and that will be a signal to tell you that you are in trance... just allow your mind to drift away...... you can just stack them off to one side. disappearing. just accept it...........will be different each time Now. that' s OK. and then you can just relax completely. you can feel yourself..... It may be just a tiny tremor. sometimes you will find a muscle moving. and then just imagine letter 'B' being wiped away. don't assist in any way.. until it becomes too much trouble to think of the next letter... just allow that to happen . allow your mind to drift away. nothing is important now.. and getting more comfortable. to a place where there is nothing to think about. whatever comes is right.......... it can be anything........ whatever you want...... The visualisation ..... a blackboard or a big blue sky.. and you relax more and more. imagine writing the letter 'A' . nothing to worry you...... and deal with them later.. an image or a memory or a feeling will form... ..... and if any day to day thoughts come into your mind. allow your mind to just anything.. notice everything about this state. relaxed and peaceful and calm.. become aware that one of your fingers or perhaps a thumb will feel the need to move. and then just imagine wiping away the letter 'A'. relaxing....... a finger or a thumb will want to move. a state of unconscious awareness... allow it to develop and observe............ and learn ....... getting more and more comfortable. and you can stay in this state as long as you like. your body can just move on its own..... and you can forget about everything.. and that will a signal that you have achieved the state of trance... And in this state many things are possible. and then imagine the letter 'B'. and as you wipe away the next letter....... and you may be surprised at what you experience. and each breath out is taking you deeper and deeper now... and as each letter disappears you can become more and more relaxed. and keep on thinking of the next letter...key-hypnosis...... Second Deepener. and fading out...... do not strive or try or do anything except accept what comes..... in any way that makes sense to you..... D D > breathing deepener options V V > > > who is 'fading'? disappearing = relaxing D amnesia I 'when' bind V Dissociation Give time allow for those I with a slow sub conscious V Accept any signal Anchor the feeling > Reassurance David Mason 349 www..... more and more relaxed... And you can continue putting the letters there.... letting go...... so you can recognise this state.. they're not important.. do not force anything. deep relaxation. and while you are in this state. Self Convincer and as you drift deeper and deeper......... all you have to do is to enjoy that lovely feeling of deep.....

absorb them bind: best deeply. it may transform into something else. You have learned how to go into trance... presupposition take whatever time you need now. a comfortable I bind: time close... just regard it with curiosity..... And when you have had enough time to process and learn from this session.. and the lessons and possibilities.....key-hypnosis..key-hypnosis.. David Mason www.. to allow your mind to examine things from every aspect..... into your very being.. when you are ready. you can begin to return from trance...refreshed and awake and alert and ready for the rest of your © 2008 « Table of Contents David Mason 350 www. Nothing in your own mind can ever harm you. It may just fade. you can come back to the present. There are no rules.] And then.. And when you are ready .. then it is time to bring this session to a close.... to consider those ideas.. those images.. Seeing parts of faces is very common... You should not expect to get something every time. sometimes not. consider them deeply.. It doesn't mean anything. Be an observer. That is enough. and you can start coming back to the present. It is very therapeutic. What you experiencing is a metaphoric representation of what is going on in your own subconscious mind. Do not try to make sense of it.. Sometimes you will recognise the metaphor.. So take as long as you like to consider these things. that's OK.. Otherwise just treat the whole thing as if it was a dream and allow it to develop in its own way.] [If you get something... at whatever rate is right for you. do not challenge it. Some days you just don't think of anything but relaxing and drifting.. drifty thing will go on for some time and you may get more than one.[Long Pause] [If nothing . ] [If you learn the principles of Clean Language you can begin to interact with the image or symbol or feeling or whatever comes up. Become aware of what it does. thinking about how best to apply them... ] [The whole dreamy. The Reorientation And so before coming back to full awareness..... like a jeweller looking into the heart of a diamond.