Hypnotherapy for Children
Some of the most common reasons that Hypnotherapy may be used for Children are:
- Bedwetting – also known as Enuresis
- Low self-esteem/Confidence
- Exam stress
- Eating or food anxieties
- Improving grades
- Nightmares/Night terrors
- Pulling of Hair
- Stuttering or Stammering
- Anger management
- Nail biting or thumb sucking
Children are very susceptible to hypnosis. They have the drive to discover and they hunger for new experiences. They are open to new learnings, willing to receive and respond to new ideas, as long as they are presented in an understandable way. Children are usually easily relaxed and focused. They have an ability to change and to be versatile, and, before the age of twelve, to accept most ideas uncritically. Children aren’t as dominated by rational questioning and concerns that adults have formed through their life experiences. Also, they don’t have the fears and misconceptions about hypnosis that so many adults have. This all makes it relatively easy to work with children.
The benefits of hypnotherapy for children are the same as for adults, as long as their problems are treated as seriously as adults. Hypnosis is a powerful tool in strengthening a child’s confidence. It helps a child to feel empowered. It releases willingness to use their natural gifts. It elicits talent and creativity. It provides a wonderful foundation in their education. With a good hypnotherapist, children can experience true success in their lives in all areas. They feel happier, and have a sense of real freedom.
Parents are of course able to attend with their child, and depending on the age of the child may wish to stay in the room for the therapy session as well.