Imagine in your minds eye a single candle which is lit.
Focus your mind on the flame of the candle, notice the flickering and dancing of the flame as the yellows and reds swirl around.
Keep the candle in your mind as you go very gently and very deeply, into a profound state of relaxation. And as the flame flickers and dances, you may notice a halo around the flame - and if you find your mind wandering away from the flame of the candle, just bring it gently back again.
And as you keep the flame of the candle there in your mind, I will count down from 10 to 1. Each number will make you 10 times more comfortable and relaxed than you are now.
10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1
deeply, deeply relaxed.
Zero. You are now very deeply relaxed and each and every suggestion that I make will go deeply into your mind.