"And now, my hypnotist will display the Elman induction"
"What?" he said, blinking to awareness.
"Nothing dear," she said. "You were going to hypnotize me, right?"
He shook his head to clear the fogginess. "Right. Umm-Ok. Imagine making a fist so tight..."
He proceeded through the induction by rote, enjoying the feeling of focus and sympathetic trance that came from watching his wife go under. It was lovely to see her this relaxed. The rapport felt especially good today. As she counted backwards he could almost feel himself responding- as if he was the one falling deeper and deeper...
The numbers stopped.
His eyes slammed shut.
After a moment of silence, her eyes suddenly opened. She rolled her neck, took a deep breath, and smiled at the class.
"Mmm- that was lovely. Good boy, hun," she said, patting her dozing spouse on the knee. He smiled dreamily.
"Ok, any questions from the class?"