You: OK Amy, what I want you to do is just stand still and completely relax. I want you to look around the room and think about everything your seeing, exactly how you think Kate would see it.
(Now you should talk about things which are actually in the room, for example if your in a bar you should talk ask Amy to consider what Amy would think about the music, the bar service etc, etc. What you say specifically here is unimportant - but it creates a decoy for the real method..)
You: Amy, I want you to close your eyes and completely relax. For the next minute or so I would like you to only give me one word answers - is that ok?
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To do this successfully you need to build a clear path of action by using tools if necessary. These tools would be facts, evidence and stories which you know they can relate to. Plus you always want to have their best interests at heart, in other words, you know what is good for them