Tips of first finger and little finger on chair arm
Middle and ring fingers extended, not touching chair
Now let's play a little game, shall we?
Let's play that this finger (touching the forefinger) and this one (touching the little finger) have gone to bed on the arm of the chair.
Now watch these other two fingers; keep your eyes right on them.
They are getting tired too and want to go to bed.
Now watch as they slowly go down on the chair.
As they do this, your eyes will get tired and they will close.
Then we will play that all of you is in bed, real warm, and quiet.
Images: Related links to external sites (from Bing)
These images are a random sampling from a Bing search on the term "Hypnotic Induction in Children." Click on the image (or right click) to open the source website in a new browser window. Search Bing for all related images
FPnotebook.com is a rapid access, point-of-care medical reference for primary care and emergency clinicians. Started in 1995, this collection now contains 6691 interlinked topic pages divided into a tree of 31 specialty books and 731 chapters. Content is updated monthly with systematic literature reviews and conferences.
Although access to this website is not restricted, the information found here is intended for use by medical providers. Patients should address specific medical concerns with their physicians.
This page was written by Scott Moses, MD, last revised on 12/14/2015 and last published on 7/4/2019.