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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.

Problems helped

The problems that can be helped include...

  • Anxiety
  • Shyness
  • Self Confidence
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Phobias
  • Thumb Sucking
  • School phobia
  • Blushing
  • Difficulty Making Friends
  • Stuttering
  • Stammering
  • Aggression
  • Fear
  • Insomnia / Sleep Problems
  • Hyperactivity / ADHD
  • Reclusiveness
  • Bed Wetting
  • Nightmares
  • Eating / Food Issues
  • Social Awareness
  • Bullying

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.

An example

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.

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If you'd like to talk to a real person about how we might be able to help you, then please give us a call on (0208) 1234 924.

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Common questions

How does hypnotherapy work?

Put simply, hypnotherapy is where calming, relaxing words are used to get you into a nice, comfortable, relaxed state, where you can 'take on board' some helpful suggestions. It can be done as either self-help, or with the help of a therapist in a one-to-one setting.

Self-help options

Our self-help option is perfect for those people who want to do something at home, without visiting a therapist.  You can do it whenever you want, and take everything at your own pace. It only takes a few minutes a day.

One-to-one help

One-to-one hypnotherapy sessions are ideal if you feel that you need a little bit more individual help from a therapist.  You can meet with a hypnotherapist free of charge, and have a really good chat about how they can help you.

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If you'd like to meet with a hypnotherapist for a free, friendly, confidential chat, simply fill out the short form below and choose which practice is closest to you from the drop-down list.

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