Confusion inductions are based on the assumption that if we cannot find understanding or comprehension in what we are hearing or experiencing, we tend to shut down and go inside to make sense of the confusion.
They can be helpful with highly analytical or rigidly controlled individuals whose conscious minds would continue to analyze, critique, plan and so on throughout a basic induction.
Those clients who pick apart everything the therapist says, instead of experiencing and benefiting from hypnotherapy.
For such people, a confusion induction is a powerful tool.
Confusion inductions are not recommended for those already deeply confused, such as suicidal, grieving, or paranoid individuals.