Hypnotherapy for Children
If your child is having some difficulties in life that are emotional or psychological in nature, then there are some very effective hypnotherapy techniques that can be used to help them.
Every child is going to experience emotion and upset during their childhood years, but when the problem is around for a while, or gets in the way of their everyday life, then it's at that point that something often needs to be done.
Fortunately, there are some techniques available today that can be very successful at helping children with a wide range of difficulties.
The problems that can be helped include...
How Does It Work?
It works by recognising that children and teenagers are often overwhelmed with feelings and emotions that they simply don't understand, or where they don't have the coping mechanisms in place yet.
Because they don't understand these emotions, and often have no idea where this strength of emotion is coming from, they can do very little about it for themselves.
When a child has difficulties like this, they sometimes feel confused by it too.
Take a child who is bullying, for example... they may only be 'acting out'... bullying has become their only outlet for their emotions... it's easier than trying to make some sense of their feelings.
At the bottom of it all are usually emotions that the child has no way to express. They may not even have the language skills necessary to express them.
Getting help for a child
Children with emotional problems are often taken to see a counsellor or psychotherapist. While taking an emotional, confused and often frightened child into something like counselling or psychotherapy may sometimes help, it can sometimes just add to their turmoil, because they are being asked to justify their actions, and explain things that they often don't understand.
The hypnotherapy techiques used on children that we are describing here, do not involve the child having to explain themselves... it works by using their imagination to have an outlet for their emotion... allowing them to express themselves, often without having to say a word!
They feel comfortable with a non-judgemental therapist, and can often allow themselves to express feelings of embarrasment, guilt or shame for example, that they can't 'offload' anywhere else.
The children often really enjoy the sessions, and indeed, the mums and dads that get involved often gain a lot from the session too!
Meet with a therapist for a chat about your child
If you'd like to meet with a therapist to have a chat about how they might be able to help you and your child, then the best place to start is to arrange a free initial consultation.
On our one-to-one help page, the therapists who treat children are clearly marked. More about one-to-one help.
Improving problems can be relatively straightforward, when you know what to do
You might be relieved to know that there are a few things that issues like these tend to have in common. They are often to do with the way you think about the problem, and while they can be relatively straightforward to change when you know what they are, they can be difficult to spot if you don't.
Our self-help programme
The Avon HypnoCognition® Programme has been designed to help with issues like this.
We've helped lots of people over the years to see what's behind their problems, and we can help you to do this too. We can show you how to recognise these things for yourself, and we've put all this info into a self-help programme.