If a child is under the age of 18, then this is classed as Children's and Teenager's Hypnotherapy. With teenagers, the process is fairly similar to that used with adults. With children and very young children the process is much more about active engagement of the mind. It can be described as a highly focused, daydream-like state which is sometimes relaxing but it is also very common that eyes are open with plenty of wriggling around! I use imaginative activities, metaphors and stories. All of these need to be age-appropriate of course and also matched to a particular child’s interests, attention span and personality.