There are different types of hypnotic inductions, some of these are used as part of street or stage hypnosis while others are used in clinical practice. It is quite helpful to learn different techniques. However, the conventional and standard hypnotic induction of progressive relaxation is used by most of the hypnotists, as it is quite relaxing and is almost workable on everyone. The only major drawback of the conventional progressive relaxation technique is that it is quite time consuming, as an individual is relaxed by the hypnotists by taking them down a long stairway and by the usage of a soothing tone of voice. Some of the techniques of rapid induction are stealth technique, sensory overload technique, mirroring technique, physical posture technique, lead and pace technique, rapid induction, eye fixation technique, and visualization technique.
Rapid induction technique is the one where methods through which the subject is distracted by telling them to sleep and by pulling them sideways or forward are used. However, this technique is not responded to by every subject, but it does work in most of the situations. Also, it does not depend upon the subject having to specifically suggestible. The tonic immobility also comes under the rapid induction technique. It is mostly used by highly skilled stage hypnotists. The original rapid induction technique is the handshake one by Eriksson. The hand is held out by the hypnotist. Further, it is considered by the subject and he/she expects a normal shake hand. However, the subject is surprised by the hypnotists as the hypnotist pulls the hand to one side instead of shaking it up and down.
Next is the sensory overload technique. This technique makes an opposite attempt to attempt to quiet the conscious mind for accessing the subconscious. In contrast, the mind is confused by this technique for accessing the subconscious. By creating situations whereby an increasing number of ideas or sensations until in effect is subjected to the client while capitulation is taking place within their conscious mind. Another is the mirroring technique. A hypnotic state is induced and subcultures muscle commands are created by a hypnotist in this technique. Moreover, in the lead and pace technique, the subject is suggested that he or she has become tired. As a consequence of the direct result of the presence of the hypnotists and what is told to subject by the hypnotist, the subject definitely will proceed into a trance.