Empowering Children and Teens
Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis for Children and Teens
Many people wonder if hypnosis for children and teens is as helpful as we see with adults. In fact, using hypnotherapy (coaching) and hypnosis for kids produces excellent results. Through coaching, teenagers and children are better equipped to relax and take charge of their actions, thoughts, and emotions.
Sometimes referred to as “Pediatric Hypnosis,” hypnotherapy for children and teens is a non-threatening and efficient way to help them build confidence, improve coping skills, and overcome a wide range of problems. Plus, they can use these helpful tools to make a difference for a lifetime.
Why Hypnosis for Children is a Great Option
Hypnosis effectively engages the subconscious mind—that part connected with behavior patterns, emotions, and memories—which is the seat of the imagination.
Children are so adept at using their imagination that they are said to be in a state of hypnosis much of the time. They are masters at daydreaming, playing “pretend,” and engaging in “make believe.” That ability allows them to visualize, sense, or feel the things that are suggested to help them resolve their issue.
With Teenagers, they tend to be more analytical; but their curiosity about hypnosis make them ideal candidates for this modality. Gifted with their imagination and the desire and motivation to make changes in their lives, when a teenager participates in the hypnosis/hypnotherapy process we find outcomes are particularly positive.
Pediatric Hypnosis – Programming Your Child for Success
Today there are so many factors that can negatively influence children and make them feel inadequate, uncomfortable, and unable to achieve their goals. Whether your child is experiencing issues with social anxiety, anger management, or school-related problems, children and teens can benefit from hypnosis.
Hypnosis can give your child the tools he or she needs to believe in themselves. On a regular basis, I see these children blossom as they overcome some of the biggest issues facing young people today.
One of the key components is that the parents are on board and supportive. Children sense subconsciously the parents deepest feelings and beliefs and they respond accordingly. When parents encourage children to listen to their program daily and even be in the room with them the children are even more successful.
Through the treatment process, they increase self-confidence, and practicing and reinforcing successful behaviors, and letting them “experience” the benefits. Imagine what a wonderful foundation this is – and how it will prepare them to travel on life’s journey.
Hypnotherapy for Kids Delivers Results
Children and teens who are introduced to hypnosis and coaching (sometimes referred to as hypnotherapy), and apply it to their lives tend to:
- Be more relaxed
- Feel competent and capable
- Focus more easily
- Feel empowered
- Creatively problem solve
- Feel equipped to handle challenges
Common Issues Addressed with Hypnosis for Children and Teens
There is a wide range of issues and challenges children and teens face that are a good fit for hypnosis. The following lists demonstrate some of the issues that bring children to my office for hypnosis.
- Fears (e.g., doctors, dentists, being alone)
- Habits (e.g., thumb sucking, nail biting)
- Symptomatic Relief (e.g., asthma, itching)
- Sleep Problems
- Anger Management
In addition to the common issues described above, the following is a Sample of Issues Addressed with Adolescents:
- Social Unease
- Study and Test Taking Skills
- Athletic Performance
- Habits (e.g., nail biting, skin picking)
- Side Effects of Chemotherapy
- Fears (e.g., starting college, dating)
- Weight Management
- Public Speaking
- Pain Management
- Pre-Surgery Concerns
- Concentration and Focus
- Time Management and Organization
Is Your Child is a Good Candidate for Hypnosis/Coaching?
It’s important that your child recognize that there is a problem and sees the benefits of resolving it. To truly receive help through hypnosis, your child must be a willing participant. At a minimum, he or she must be able to sit quietly for at least 10 minutes at a time and should be able to follow simple instructions.
What to Expect at Your Child’s Hypnosis Session
Some of this is done with the parent present and some when the parent is in another area. The hypnotic induction, suggestions, and techniques will all be customized to your child’s needs. Kids enjoy these sessions—and they love feeling empowered. Three to six sessions are generally adequate for most issues, and I’m committed to helping your child in the shortest time possible.
Parent Must Be Present for the Hypnosis Process
The approach with adolescents/teens is comparable to the approach used with adults. In the case of children and teens, a parent must be present to authorize the process. Also, there are times when authorization from your PCP or licensed mental health professional may be required.
Contact me to find out more about our hypnosis services for children and teens services and how they can assist your child, contact me. It all begins with a phone call!
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