Welcome, I’m Dr Emma Gray, and I’m a psychologist
and hypnotherapist. And today, I’m going to be guiding you into a deep hypnotic trance
that will end with a restful and peaceful sleep, from which you will awake tomorrow
morning fully refreshed and ready to face your day. Okay.
Before we begin, do you have any questions or worries about what we’re doing today? Okay.
Okay, so maybe if I explain a little bit about the process, that will help you to feel more
comfortable with it. Yes, okay. So, in a moment, I’m going to ask you to get
comfortable on the bed and to take a few deep breaths and then close your eyes. And then,
all you have to do is listen to the sound of my voice, and follow the instructions that
I give you. And I will guide you, first, into a deep relaxation, and then, I will take you
into a deep hypnotic trance, from which you will then drift into a wonderful and restful
sleep. Okay. It should be incredibly relaxing, calming, and enjoyable.
Okay, are you ready to begin? Good. So, begin by making yourself comfortable on the bed,
lying in the position that feels most comfortable and safe to fall asleep in. Okay.
Now, I’d like you to close your eyes and take a few deep, slow breaths. Okay, good.
Now, before you let go completely and go into a deep hypnotic state, just let yourself listen
carefully to everything that I say. It’s going to happen automatically, so you don’t need
to think about that now. The muscles in and around your eyes begin to relax all by themselves
as you continue to breathe. Good. Easily and freely, without thinking about it, you will
soon enter a deep, peaceful, hypnotic trance without any effort. There is nothing important
for your conscious mind to do. There is nothing really important, except the activities of
your conscious mind, and that can be just as automatic as breathing and dreaming, and
you know how easily you can forget your dreams when you wake.
You’re responding well. Without noticing it, you have already altered your rate of breathing—you
are breathing more easily now, and more freely. Yes, and you are indicating signs that you
are ready to fall into a deep, hypnotic trance. You can really enjoy relaxing more and more.
And your subconscious mind will listen to each word that I say. And it keeps becoming
less important for you to consciously listen to my voice. Your conscious mind can hear
even as I whisper. You are continuing to drift into a more detached
state. As you examine privately, in your own mind, secrets, feelings, sensations, and behaviours,
you didn’t know you had. At the same time, letting go completely, your mind is solving
that problem at your own pace. And just at the speed at which you feel you are ready,
you continue becoming more relaxed and comfortable. As you experience that deepening comfort,
that you don’t have to move, or talk, or let anything bother you, your own inner mind can
respond automatically to everything I tell you, and you will be pleasantly surprised
with your continuous progress. You are getting much closer to a deep, hypnotic
trance. And you are beginning to realise that you don’t care whether or not you are going
into a trance. Being in this peaceful state enables you to experience the comfort of the
hypnotic trance. Being hypnotised is always very enjoyable, very pleasant, calm, peaceful,
a completely relaxing experience; it seems natural to include hypnosis in your future.
Every time I hypnotise you, it keeps becoming more enjoyable, and you continue experiencing
more benefits, so you really enjoy having me hypnotise you. You always enjoy the sensations
of comfort, of peace, of calmness, and all the other sensations that come automatically
from this wonderful experience. And you’ll be really happy that you decided to have me
hypnotise you, as you continue experiencing progressive understanding on your part. You are
learning something about yourself. You are developing your own techniques of therapy,
without knowing you are developing them, you can have it as a surprise sooner or later,
a very pleasant surprise. Imagine yourself in a place, now, that you
like very much—by a lake, by an ocean, perhaps you are floating gently on a sailboat, on
a peaceful lake, on a warm summer’s day. You are continuing to relax even more, and you
continue becoming more comfortable. This is your own world that you like, very much. You
are going to find that any time you want to spend a few minutes by yourself relaxing and
feeling comfortable and serene, you can automatically go back to this feeling you are experiencing
now. You can put yourself into this world any time you like. There are times when you
will want this serene feeling, and it is yours whenever you want it.
Continue enjoying this pleasant experience as your subconscious mind is receiving everything
I tell you. You will be pleased, the way you automatically respond to everything I say.
Now, imagine you are on an escalator, an escalator that runs down the centre of a large department
store, one upon which you are able to stand and gradually descend from floor to floor.
Imagine you are stepping onto the escalator on the very top floor of the department store—the
very busiest floor of the department store. Notice the hustle and bustle of the busy shoppers
as the escalator slowly descends towards the next level. And, as it glides downwards, you
feel yourself relaxing further, descending with the escalator, into a deep hypnotic
trance, floating effortlessly towards a relaxation so complete and comfortable that your mind
and body will simply dissolve into a restful sleep.
As you pass through to the next floor, notice that it is slightly less busy than the previous
level. The noise level has softened slightly, there are slightly less people, moving with
slightly less urgency, at a slower, more gentle pace. Notice the motion of the escalator,
gliding slowly and smoothly downwards. Notice how your mind slows and calms with this motion—how
it begins to drift, softly, gently, towards a restful sleep. As the escalator glides through
to the next level, which is once again quieter still, you see only a handful of people
moving quietly about their business, in no hurry, calmly, mindfully. Watching their gentle,
mindful moves calms you further still. As the escalator glides slowly to the next
floor, you notice that your awareness is beginning to drift—a sign that a peaceful, restful sleep
is approaching, a sleep that will last all night long, and from which you will awake fully
refreshed and ready to start your day. Allow your mind to float gently away from awareness
towards sleep, towards a state in which you can fully let go of your day, your consciousness,
and everything else apart from rest, relaxation, and complete peace. Now, you will see the
end of the escalator approaching—your journey towards sleep is nearly at an end. At the
end of the escalator is the biggest, softest, most comfortable bed waiting just for you,
to hold you safe, warm, and peacefully, until morning. Step off the escalator now, and gently
fall onto the bed, allow yourself to drift
off to sleep, knowing this will be the most restful and refreshing
sleep you have ever experienced.