How to Use the Free Hypnosis Scripts
Free Hypnosis scripts will be the starting point for every person who aspires to be a hypnotist or clinical hypnotherapist. Even the great Milton Erikson wrote hypnosis scripts. He would start with 10 pages and rework it and rework it down to concise half a page. By then would no longer need a script because he knew what he needed to do.
A word of caution about the use of hypnosis scripts
If a script does have a copyright notice or if it is attributed to an author, you should only use it in a therapeutic setting or for your own personal recording. You should not use copyrighted scripts or scripts attributed to authors to create audio products (particularly for sale,) without the express written permission of the author. Please do not contact this website seeking permission to use the script for resale or commercial usage. Take the time to track down the author, contact them directly and get it in writing.
DISCLAIMER & WARNING
If you intend to use these hypnosis scripts for hypnosis and you (or a client) are receiving treatment for clinical depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia, or any other diagnosed disorder, you must discuss using hypnosis recording or scripts from this, or any other site with your health practitioner before you commence any hypnosis or self hypnosis sessions. The hypnosis scripts, hypnosis ebooks and general information about hypnosis on this site are not intended to be a substitute for seeking professional advice from a:
- Medical Practitioner
- Certified Hypnotherapist
- Registered Psychologist
- or any other suitably trained health or alternative health therapist
Do be aware that there may be laws restricting or even illegal to use of hypnosis in your locality. Please do due diligence before proceeding, sharing or selling your recordings. (Or don’t call it “hypnosis!”)
How to Use These Hypnosis Scripts
To use these scripts:
Select a script. Highlight the script and copy it. Paste it into a Word (processor) document. Add the scripts in the following order 0-5. Edit to suit your situation, print off the script and use.
Choose a script from each of these sections:
If you are making a recording, you MUST use the introduction or you can word your own. It is important to always include an introduction such as this at the start of any hypnosis or relaxation recording — just in case someone should listen to your recording at a time when it is not advisable — such as driving a car or operating machinery.
“This recording is of a hypnotic nature and should not be used while driving a car or operating machinery.”
1. INDUCTION SCRIPT
This is the initial relaxation script. An induction is to help ‘induce’ relaxation. For example, the script may ask you to close your eyes and relax your scalp muscles. In this case, (and there are other styles of induction scripts), the script may start at the scalp, to muscles at the back of the head, the muscles around the eyes, cheeks, the jaw, neck… all the way down to the tips of the toes. Some prefer to go the other way, from the toes to the head.
2. DEEPENING SCRIPT
Allows you to relax deeper than you were during the induction phase. There may be suggestions such as ‘as every minute passes’, or ‘every noise you hear allows you to relax deeper than before’. A popular deepening script is to ‘imagine three steps that take you down… and with the first step you take, now, relax much more deeply than you were just a few moments ago…’
3. SUBJECT SCRIPT
This script will have suggestions to assist you to achieve your objective, whatever it may be. Look for positive suggestions that work with your imagination, as opposed to ones that say you will do ‘this’ or you will do ‘that’. Generally, positive suggestions such as imagine yourself in a situation where you are a non-smoker is preferable to “cigarettes make you feel ill” – while it may work to help stop you smoking, it may also cause a reaction when, for example, you might be on a crowded train and smell cigarette smoke on a person nearby…
4. TERMINATION / AWAKENING / ENDING SCRIPT
This terminating script will bring you back to full awareness by ending your trance. An awakening script often involves a count from one to five, and to allow the ‘energy’ to return. Should you record one such as this, when you count ‘up’ from one to five make sure you increase the energy in your voice so that you come back to full conscious awareness full of energy and vigour. (There is an alternative to the ‘Awakening Script’ and that is by recording a script to enable you to drift off to sleep. This may be a preferable alternative for those who are doing a self hypnosis recording to assist with sleep or insomnia).
Writing Your Own Hypnosis Scripts
These tips come from changework. com – sadly, a website that no longer exists. Changeworker writes:
“Many years ago when I first started studying hypnosis, I was amazed at the fluidity highly skilled hypnotists were able to flow and develop a deep trance with subjects affecting change as they spoke to the clients especially those like the legendary hypnotist Milton Erickson, or his studious protege’s like Lankton or Yapko.
You like me, probably wondered how you can develop these verbal flowing skills quickly and easily yet when we first tried at first to flow… well… you didn’t. You like me, probably struggled with developing the verbal skills, and I certainly wished that I had these tips when I first got started. Here, are a few tips I found that are effective for developing these verbal skills…
Some of the useful tips I found are:
- Start collecting hypnosis scripts and reading them. This is very useful as a starting point.
- Create a dictionary or reference list of commonly used words and phrases from the scripts your studying. A vocabulary IS one of the most important asset for verbal flow.
- Write a NEW script based on the reference scripts you found. Then rewrite the script again. Milton Erickson, when he was studying hypnosis would first start with a script that would be at first 10 pages of text. Then he would rewrite the script and it would be then 5 pages, then a page, then half a page. By the time he was done, he would have the script ingrained within his own dialogue, usually, only a few words.
- Share your scripts with others.
The best way to share the scripts is to read them OUT LOUD. There are obviously more things to keep in mind and do when writing and developing your verbal skills and your language, but regardless of what techniques you know, there is no substitute or short cut for study, practice and hard work. It ultimately will pay off and you’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment knowing that.