The counting method or also called counting technique is a classic hypnosis induction. Thus, the client can be induced into hypnosis by simply counting forward or backward. It is also possible to induce into even deeper trance areas when the client is already in a trance. The counting method works in hypnosis under the following background: the sensorimotor cortex plays a central role in physical relaxation and is also connected with the mathematical order of numbers. The more relaxed you are, the harder it is for you to deal with numbers logically. The brain is then motivated to end the tense and "thankless" moment of calculating, for example, by making the relaxation even stronger. This simple trick can help you get started with hypnosis.
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