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Hypnotherapy and Kids

Hypnotherapy and Kids

Growing up can be difficult.

While parents and carers are busy taking care of life’s events, they can sometimes lose sight of the effect that those events can have on their children until an issue arises with the child.

Children have to deal with change, loss, bullying, violence, criticism, low self-esteem, and their own bodies as they move through rapid growth over short periods of time. There are many hurdles they have to overcome like making new friends, handling bullies, unfamiliar school work, education, sport and all this time trying to “belong”.

Sometimes the comparison to others can make feelings of inadequacy, low self-esteem or even depression rise to the surface.

Children, just like adults, show their reaction to stress, change, violence, low self-esteem, grief and loss in many different ways. Their marks in school may begin to drop. The child may become forgetful, distracted, angry, irritable and even violent. They might become accident-prone or have headaches or an upset stomach.

They might start to bite nails or pull hair or wet their beds. They may become angry easily and stammering may become more prominent.

Hypnotherapy can transform children’s lives through visualisation, hypnosis and other imaginative methods. Hypnosis is rewarding, fast and unique. Most problems are resolved in just a few sessions.

Hypnotherapy works amazingly well for children and we can help them to deal with many issues including concentration problems, classroom fears and worries about schooling, nail biting, blushing, bed wetting, thumb sucking, fear of the dark, nightmares, dealing with changing relationships such as a divorce and new partners, anger management, overcoming shyness and building self-confidence, as well as many other issues. While most children grow out of these issues, parents may want to cut them short as much as possible to reduce impact on the child later in life.

Using hypnotherapy for children

When using hypnotherapy for children it is often not necessary to explain in detail to children about “hypnosis”. It may simply be explained that they will be having a really relaxed and quiet time in which they use their imaginations to solve problems. It is important that the child would like to change the problem behaviour or issue themselves.

Whilst treating a particular childhood problem, the therapist is often able to introduce other positive affirmations to the child. For example, being more relaxed, having more energy, feeling confident, feeling happy, liking themselves better, remembering more easily or reading faster. Children are very suggestible and respond well to these types of therapy.

When using hypnotherapy for children, participation of the parent in this process is important. A parent’s anxiety about a particular behaviour can often make change more difficult for the child. As a parent, you can also learn the techniques to let go and relax yourself; practising these with your can help you bond as well as help their development in the longer term.

Children have a natural thirst for knowledge, often driving their parents mad with their curiosity and incessant questioning. They enjoy responding to new ideas that are presented to them in a way that they can understand. Their openness makes them especially good subjects for hypnotherapy.

During hypnotherapy, they become relaxed and focused easily, and are happy to take on ideas that will help them to deal with any problems they are facing, and thus they can make changes more easily.

If your child has an emotional or behavioural problem that doesn't seem to respond to traditional treatments or you'd like to find out more about what we can do to help, contact Jarvis Hypnotherapy today to talk about the therapies we offer to ease their anxieties and problems and make life easier for the whole family.

What Hypnosis can treat

  • Bedwetting (Enuresis)

  • Nail biting

  • Divorce and Blended Families

  • Hyperactivity and Concentration issues

  • Phobias

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Anger Management

  • Getting on with Siblings

  • Problems with new partners

  • Exam nerves

  • Eating issues

  • Compulsive behaviour

  • Friendlessness

  • Grief and loss

  • Insecurity and lack of confidence

  • Learning and Memory Problems

  • Low self-esteem

  • Nervousness and nervous habits

  • Nightmares and sleepwalking

  • School problems

  • Shyness

  • Stealing

  • Thumb-sucking

  • Vandalism

  • Weight issues

Jarvis Hypnotherapy is based in Woollahra, Sydney. Contact us today for a complimentary phone consultation.


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