Hypnosis is practiced on children in order to help their minds to relax. There are many kinds of hypnosis induction scripts for children, but care should be taken to practice hypnosis in the presence of a counselor or a child psychologist or anyone trained to handle the responses of the child. The hypnosis script should be such that the child understands what is being said to him or her and is attracted by the content.
This allows him to relax to the extent of being hypnotized in the medical or technical sense of the term. Scripts can either be read out from, or they can be played on a tape. Either way, the point is to capture the imagination and mind of the child being hypnotized and allay his fears.
Self Made Hypnosis Scripts
There are many technical ways in which hypnosis can be induced in children. For example, the arm drop method, the make belief method, the magic world method are some of the common methods of inducing hypnosis in children.
The make belief or the magic world methods are especially popular because they are targeted at children who will allow themselves to be taken in by the magic of the content being weaved for them. If needed, along with the textual content of the script, audiovisual tools can also be used which will ensure that the child is completely captivated by whatever is being read out to him.
Care and Caution
Generally the hypnosis scripts which are targeted at children are aimed at inducing deep relaxation hypnosis. On doing so, the counselor or the parent can reach the core of the child’s anxieties or worries and attempt to eliminate them. There are many script books for hypnosis induction available on the internet but it is best to use something that has been tested before and approved by the alternate therapy specialist or child psychologist or whoever is handling the specific case.
The response of the subject is very important in this case and it is important to gauge the pace of response of the child in order to come to any kind of conclusion. Hypnosis scripts can also be created by the enterprising parent or guardian, but the efficacy of these scripts can only be tested after they have been tried on the child. In case of failure, it is a lot of effort and time wasted and treatment is also delayed.