Hypnotherapy for Kids & Teenagers
Number one with kids is rapport - do they feel safe with me? Do they enjoy coming? Having a teenager myself I understand how important this is. Hypnotherapy for kids and teenagers is safe and can be very effective. It does require a child to be able to focus so we don't recommend treatment for anyone younger than eight. I really enjoy the process of connecting and helping young people. The most common issues are anxiety, performance anxiety (exams, sport, public speaking, dance) and low mood and self esteem. With anxiety we work with self-help tools, breathing, hypnosis, NLP for incident anxiety and EMDR for trauma. I teach the kids how to recognise the changes in their nervous system when they are anxious and help them to learn how to shift it.
I find young people respond well to hypnotherapy for anxiety, relaxation (to manage ADHD), phobias and confidence issues. It can help when they have been bullied or are simply shy.
Breaking habits or phobias such as nail biting or fear of needles is a process of re-training the unconscious and hypnotherapy is suitable for any habit breaking.
Rapport is number one when dealing with young people and I recommend having a one-off session to start with, to make sure your child is on-board with the changes and that there is a connection between us.