Permissive Inductions are characterised by the way they are delivered.

  • These tend to be delivered sitting down and in a much softer tone of voice and at slower speeds than an authoritarian delivery.

  • When using Permissive Inductions the practitioner gives indirect suggestions such as 'your may close your eyes when you are ready' and to 'relax', as opposed to sleep.

Types of permissive inductions are:

  • fractionation inductions.

  • simple eye closure.

  • relaxation techniques.

Phrases often used in indirect inductions include:

  • perhaps you can find”

  • if you can”

  • I wonder which hand”

The use of indirect suggestions are less likely to arouse conscious attention or resistance.


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