• Taking clients on a journey to their favourite place of relaxation is a good way to deepen trance and promote dissociation.

  • There are a number of possible ways of using the favourite place so it can and should be tailored to the individual client.

  • You can use a simple countdown method taking someone down stairs, down a lift, a walk along a path, as long as it is congruent with the client’s own perception and beliefs.

  • The Favourite Place of Relaxation is an approach that can not only be used as a deepening technique, but it can also be used to create a safe place that the client can visit during the trance session, if necessary.

  • Be aware that some people have negative associations with things like stairs and lifts.

  • And it is contraindicated for some clients.


  • Do not use if your client experiences vertigo (however, the script can be adapted to avoid this contraindication).

  • Do not use with depressed clients.

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