Active Hypnosis, Staged
Staged active hypnosis is a systematic combination of different hypnotic sequences in the hypnosis induction. The method of staged active hypnosis was introduced by Kretschmer in 1946 and further developed by Langen in 1961. Here clients practice the basic formulas of autogenic training. These include the rest, warmth and gravity exercises and are first recited by the therapist and then actively applied by the clients themselves. The next stage is eye fixation, i.e. concentration on the hypnotist's finger. For staged active hypnosis, the use of previously spoken autogenic training exercises is recommended. Staged active hypnosis consists of several stages, which deepen the trance state more and more.