Hypnotherapy for children

Are you concerned about your child?

As a parent myself, I know how upsetting it can be when your child is struggling and nothing seems to be working to improve the situation. It can leave you feeling helpless and overwhelmed.

Hypnotherapy can be an effective way of helping children and young people cope better; building confidence, resilience and essential life skills.

Underlying many conditions is an overload of stress and anxiety. If left unchecked, this can become evident in certain behaviours.

Maybe your child is having difficulty regulating their emotions.

https://childmind.org/article/how-to-help-children-calm-down/#.W08DAORxpEI.facebook

Anxiety can build up over time and then spill out in explosive ways. In my hypnotherapy sessions I use the metaphor of a full ‘stress bucket’ which can sometimes overflow.

Key to gaining more control over our emotions and actions is to reduce stress and focus more on the positives and solutions to problems. When we continue to feel more relaxed and calm in our everyday lives; our ‘stress buckets’ begin to empty, so that catastrophic thinking and irrational behaviours can be avoided.

Children who are defiant and oppositional may be suffering from heightened anxiety.

https://childmind.org/article/how-anxiety-leads-to-disruptive-behavior/

Disrupted or insufficient sleep

When our sleep cycles are interrupted or we are lacking in sleep it has a direct effect on our reactions and behaviour. This can be particularly challenging to deal with in children and affect their ability to cope and do well at school.

https://childmind.org/article/encouraging-good-sleep-habits/

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help your child reduce the stress and anxiety which are often the underlying causes of changes in sleep patterns. As your child becomes calmer and more in control they will gain the confidence needed to cope better and maintain a positive outlook.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD

OCD in children can manifest itself in various ways; from fear of germs to obsessive rituals such as checking and rechecking doors are locked and even intrusive thoughts.

http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/obsessive_compulsive_disorder.html

Hypnotherapy addresses the underlying anxiety behind obsessive and compulsive behaviours. The aim is to get your child back on track so that they are more in control and can fully embrace the things they love doing.

Nail biting and hair pulling

Hypnotherapy can be very helpful in breaking down harmful behavioural patterns and behaviours; replacing them with new ways of behaving that promote relaxation and wellbeing.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/conditions/onychophagia-nail-biting

By addressing anxiety hypnotherapy can help overcome these issues and much more.

The good news is hypnotherapy can be very effective in lowering stress levels in children. I have helped children and young people overcome low confidence, low self-esteem and other issues that have been holding them back. They go on to do be brave, happy and confident in their own abilities; fully able to embrace opportunities.

Give me a call on 0755 0098 029 if you would like to discuss a concern you have that isn’t listed here. All calls are confidential.

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If you would like to book your child in for a FREE Initial Consultation give me a call on 0755 0098 029 or email me at:  emma@emmavictoriahypnotherapy.co.uk. You are welcome to attend sessions with your child.