Children are wonderful with hypnosis. Their imaging skill is high and they have not yet built up conscious mind questioning. There are certain techniques that we use based on age and comprehension. For example, for the younger child we me use the Magic TV Induction where we ask if they would like to watch TV. After getting agreement, we would
close you’re your eyes and make yourself loose like a rag doll or a well cooked piece of spaghetti. Now let’s make believe we are going to your house. We walk up the walk, open the door and walk into the room where the TV is. I’ll turn on the set as you lie down on the floor and get ready to look at the picture. Your favorite cartoons are on and
all your favorite cartoon characters are mixed up together. Which one do you like the best? If you open your eyes the cartoon characters will go away. As you look up at the cartoons, isn’t it funny, you can’t open your eyes. You don’t want to open your eyes because you want to watch the cartoons. Now, as you continue watching you don’t have to pay
any attention to me unless I tap you on the shoulder like this. I will be talking to you but you won’t pay any attention to me unless I press your shoulder. (Demonstrate). Now just watch this funny cartoon show because the longer you watch it the funnier it gets and the more relaxed you become.” The hypnotherapist can now begin suggestion to the subconscious mind.