Fractionation is a technique in hypnosis that causes the hypnotized to sink into an ever-deepening state of trance. In this process, the hypnosis is intentionally interrupted and divided into different sections by sinking again. This is called fractionation. The purpose is to gain a break for the meeting, to deepen the following trance or to train the client so that he can be led into hypnosis faster. However, the client is not fully awakened, it is an almost awake state in which he is responsive, responds and can also move. Not leaving the trance completely facilitates re-entry into the (deeper) hypnosis state. Since subsequent trance states are usually deeper than the previous section, fractionation is suitable for gradually intensifying, deepening the state of trance.