The Key Points to an Elman Induction:

A)  It should never last more than 4 minutes – ideally 2- 3 minutes ( before Deepeners – like the Beach, losing your name, Down levels  A to B to C etc)
B) Four Key Parts

  1.  Eyes Close and Test
  2.  Count to 10 ( or Fractionation)
  3.  Arm Drop
  4.  Lose the numbers
C) Deepeners – BEACH (Lose name)  and DOWN levels A to B , B to C.


NOTE: The Elman is very easy to use in an online session Change – with fractionation – snap fingers or click on microphone or click pen – for the eyes to close

With arm drop – skip entirely – you will find it works just as well if not better online


A video explaining my adaption of the traditional Elman Induction – shortening it and bringing the ‘language’ up to date. -using offline example

The Elman Induction is the cornerstone of modern Hypnosis Inductions – and I make no structural changes – who needs to! – merely an update from the 1950 tradition


Download my versions hereLINK

Download Notes on Induction – Here



Demo example of an Elman Induction

(note never word for word – but the framework always stays the same)

This is in a class – so it takes longer than normal as I stop to make comments. Nevertheless, the Induction starts at about 1.50 and finishes at 5.22 – and then I use deepeners – also this includes the beginning of an SP session. By 17 mins we have set up Ideomotor responses and done a first test Regression