Empowering Children and Teens
Hypnosis for Children and Teens
Using hypnosis and coaching, teenagers and children are better equipped to relax, and take charge of their actions, thoughts, and emotions. Sometimes referred to as “Pediatric Hypnosis,” this is a nonthreatening and efficient way to help children and teens build confidence, improve coping skills, and overcome a wide range of problems. And, they can use these tools for a lifetime.
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 easily visualize, sense, or feel the things that are suggested to help them resolve an issue. Teenagers tend to be more analytical; but their curiosity about hypnosis, their imagination, and desire to make changes generally make them good candidates for this modality.
Your Child can be Programmed for Success
There are so many factors that can negatively influence children, and make them feel inadequate, uncomfortable, and unable to achieve their goals. This process focuses on building their belief in themselves, 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. Young people who are introduced to hypnosis and coaching (sometimes referred to as hypnotherapy), and apply themselves tend to
- Be more relaxed
- Feel competent and capable
- Focus more easily
- Feel empowered
- Creatively problem solve
- Feel equipped to handle challenges
The following lists demonstrate some of the issues that bring children and teens 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
Sample Issues Addressed with Adolescents (in addition to above)
- 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 / Organization
Determining if 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 in resolving it. He or she must be a willing participant. Your child must be able to sit quietly for at least 10 minutes at a time and should be able to follow simple instructions.
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.
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.
To find out more about these services and how they can assist your child, contact me. It all begins with a phone call!
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