Children’s Treatments

hypnotherapy for children manchester

Hypnotherapy for children

I really love working with children. Unfortunately they can have many of the issues us adults have to deal with – fears, phobias, and low self-esteem, lack of confidence, anxiety and stress about all sorts of issues. It is very fulfilling to know that I am helping them let go of these and open them up to being the best they can be; helping them to begin to believe in themselves and their abilities at such a young age and therefore helping them move forward in life building on the new behaviours and attitudes. If they can do this at an early age then they have a very good basis to approach life with confidence and self-belief.

You see the good news is that they usually have a lot less sceptism than us adults and are very open to treatment – especially if parents are very positive and optimistic about their success. Even the cynical teenagers soon change their minds when they quickly start to notice an improvement in the way they think, feel and behave.

What ages can treatment start?

I treat children from 6 years old, as at this age they are able to sit still for short periods of time and are able to focus for longer – younger children are restless and very easily distracted. It’s often useful to find out the child’s hobbies, favourite toys, stories, hero’s or songs as these can often be incorporated into the treatment. Older children usually respond well to general relaxation techniques.

How do you treat them?

Working with children often involves teaching them some simple self hypnosis techniques which is a useful way of teaching them how to programme their own minds so they can continue to do this long after we have finished the sessions. Therefore they will always have a trusted ‘tool’ to use if new issues arise. Teaching them to change their own internal ‘self-talk’ is also a very important part of their progress.

All children respond extremely well to EFT (see the EFT page for more info) and have often learnt the technique at the end of the first session! A problem that was ‘big’ becomes ‘tiny’ and no longer bothers them in the old way or seems a lot less important. Again it is something that they can use whenever they feel the need to. I will give them a simple script that they can practice with at home.

I often involve them in the recordings I make so that they have their own voice on the CD’s reaffirming their new beliefs and positive statements about themselves! Kids really love this!

My child is nervous about the treatment, can I stay with them?

Parents are always encouraged to come into the session and leave only when the child feels relaxed and comfortable for them to do so. There is a waiting room directly attached to the treatment room. Sometimes in their child’s best interest parents can put extra pressure on their children therefore it can be useful to allow them some time to talk freely with me and like adults, children often respond to treatment better without an ‘audience’ watching them. If parents would prefer to stay throughout the session, of course that is fine with me.

So why not give your child the chance to release their fears and build up outstanding confidence before the problem grows even bigger? Freeing them at an early age will prevent long term confidence and self-esteem issues and of course we all want the best for our kids, don’t we?

Please call me on 01625 419655 to discuss how I can help your own child or teenager.

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