Hypnosis with Children
Hypnotherapy is a safe relaxing way for the treatment of children’s problems, and also to believe in themselves, to let go of their worries and gain confidence.
I usually work with children between the ages of 8 and 16 for problems such as :-
- School phobia
- Separation anxiety
- Bed wetting
- Thumb sucking
- Hair pulling
- Nail biting
- Exam stress
- Emotional issues
- Worries and stress
It is important that children are not forced to come to therapy, they have to want to, and it is important that their mother stays in the room with them.
(a lot of mums participate and relax as well)
We discuss the problem, and make sure the child is happy and comfortable before sitting or lying in a chair; of course they can close their eyes or keep them open if they wish. Everything is very relaxing and aimed at helping them to overcome their problem, make a positive change, and feel happy again.
It is important for me to know the kind of things the child likes doing, (a safe special place) so I can include it in a story I will tell them – and they can imagine themselves in their special place – whilst we work on the problem, giving them techniques to use, so they can let go of any anxiety or habit, and build confidence and self-esteem.
A CD is made of the hypnotherapy session so they can take it home and listen to it before they go to sleep if they wish.