If your child is suffering with an issue or you feel that they are not as happy as you feel they could be then you may find that it is invaluable for your child to speak to someone who has the skills and tools to help them. Children are generally highly receptive to hypnotherapy and the other forms of therapy that I use as they are more open to positive suggestion and don’t have years of conditioning and resistance which adults have. Positive therapy with a child is often easier than with an adult and the positive results are often quicker.
Mostly it is a child’s ‘imagination’ that have got them into their problems like school anxiety, fear of the dark and self esteem issues and many other fears and phobias, but by using their imaginations in a therapeutic and positive way they can move away from their problem. A lot of children’s problems have also become a habit of their thinking like bed-wetting and nail-biting so hypnotherapy can help them to break the negative cycle.
Hypnosis can be an effective treatment for a huge variety of problems, issues and disorders in children. Common issues that I have helped children with include anxiety, bed-wetting, self-esteem issues, night terrors, homework struggles, thumb sucking, and fear of the dark and confidence issues. Hypnotherapy can also help a child who is trying to cope with a traumatic event such as the death of parent or dealing with parents who are divorcing.
Being a teenager in this day and age is tough. Hypnotherapy is particularly suitable for teenagers as they face the challenges and pressures in their lives such as school exams, homework and dealing with their peers and the extra responsibilities put on them with college and employment. Being a teenager is confusing at the best of times, but in these days of mobile phones, facebook, twitter it is becoming more challenging for them to deal with, understand and manage their thoughts and feelings. This in turn can lead to them feeling anxious and stressed, affecting their confidence and self esteem.
The teenagers that I work with usually enjoy my scientific explanations about how the brain works and what it has been doing to create the problem, and they enjoy learning ways to take control and improve their thoughts and confidence and free themselves for their problem.
Common issues that I have helped teenagers to overcome are exam nerves, social anxiety, low confidence, panic attacks, eating disorders, self harm, depression, public speaking nerves and driving test fears.