Free Hypnotherapy Scripts

Having said my piece about the use of hypnotic scripts (here), I thought I would point you to some of the best free ones that I know about.

My choices are not in any particular order, so just wander down the list and enjoy. And don't forget that if you use these as a basis for your sessions, you should always adapt and personalise them to your clients.

Using or recording free hypnosis scripts

The fact that the scripts are offered free of charge does not affect the copyright of the owner, and some have terms and conditions attached. Often this means the scripts can be used in hypnosis sessions with clients, but not recorded* or used for training. The T&C may also have changed since I wrote this blog in 2015. Please, therefore, check what you can and can't do with these resources before using any of them.

*Using other people's scripts for recordings, whether free or paid, can be a difficult area anyway in copyright terms, check out my guide.

Hypnosis Tutorials
There are a number of nice scripts, on topics that often arise with clients; each script is shown in full on the web page, alongside a video of it being delivered. There are instructions at the bottom of the page on how to download and edit the scripts.
[link checked April 2023]

American School of Hypnosis
These hypnotherapy scripts are written by therapists connected to the American School of Hypnosis and are free to use in your client sessions. As with most sites which give away scripts, there are also script collections to buy, scroll down below the paid options to find the free ones. The pages are 'read-only' but you can print them off and manually edit to suit your client.
[Link checked April 2023]

You need to register for an account with this site, run by Terrence Watts, but registration is free and once you do you have access to many free resources including some scripts. Terrence Watts also offers courses and webinars suitable for CPD, some paid for and a small number free of charge.

 Free Hypnosis Scripts
A wide choice of inductions, deepeners, therapy scripts and wakening. Particularly useful for beginners, as there are often several scripts on a theme, to use in successive sessions. These will, of course, require careful editing and personalisation as not all clients progress in the same way or at the same speed, but used as a template they can provide you with ideas in building an ongoing set of sessions. Some scripts on this site seem to be curated from other sources, so be extra careful about checking copyright and T&C before using them.

Best Hypnosis Scripts (previously Key Hypnosis)
I particularly like the way these scripts give you comments down the side, so you know exactly what each section or suggestion is designed to achieve. Really useful when adapting them, especially if you lack a bit of experience. [Link checked April 2023 - Key Hypnosis no longer seems to exist as it did when I wrote this blog, and there are not as many free scripts as there used to be. But there are some, and they're still good, so I have updated the link.]

Final words

Where else can I get free hypnotherapy scripts?
This blog lists a few of my favourite resources. You, of course, may know of others: if you do, feel free to post them in the comments section to help spread the word for those who so generously give of their time and knowledge. On this occasion, please include only sites which offer at least a few of their scripts free of charge.

You can also look at my related blog, How to Have a Free Hypnotherapy Script for Everything, which will give you some more ideas.

Updating this article
If you find any of the links above are broken or no longer giving free scripts, please let me know.


Author: is Senior Tutor At Yorkshire Hypnotherapy Training, which offers multi-accredited hypnotherapy practitioner training in Wakefield and York, along with taster days and foundation levels. Debbie has written a chapter on working with IBS in The Hypnotherapy Handbook, aimed at students and newly qualified hypnotherapists and also offers supervision and continuous professional development (CPD) for those in practice. Please contact Debbie to find out more.