"Take a nice deep breath and hold it. Now let it out and close your eyes."
"I'd like you to take your attention to your eyelids and the area around your eyes. You can relax your eyelids so much that they just won't work. Once you are sure that you have done that, hold onto that relaxation, and test them to make sure they won't work. (Watch to make sure she tests them.) Good, stop testing and go deeper relaxed. Now send that feeling of relaxation down through your body, from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet".
"I'm going to do a check to make sure you have understood the instructions, and have been following directions. I'm going to lift your hand and drop it. Don't help me lift it. Helping me would remove the relaxation. Just let your arm be limp and relaxed. " (Lift your client's hand up a couple of inches and then let it drop down in her lap.)
"Human beings do better with practice, so let's do that one more time and you will find that you can go even deeper. Take your attention to your eyelids and hold onto that relaxation. One more time, test them to make sure that they won't work. Good, stop testing and go deeper. Now send that feeling of relaxation that you are allowing in your eyelids down across your entire body, from the top of your head to the tips of your toes as if you meant to go ten times deeper."
"One more time. Take your attention to your eyelids and test them to make sure that they won't work. Now send that feeling down across your body as if you meant to go ten times deeper. Good."
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