Can children be hypnotised?
Children Are Often The Best Subjects For Hypnotherapy!
Yes. Children enjoy hypnosis and the techniques I use are helpful to them. For children I use a technique called “Blowaway” and/or “Journey” which utilises their vivid imagination and which they enjoy. Some very common issues for children are bed-wetting and fear of being bullied.
Children can benefit from hypnotherapy in more ways than you might imagine. They are good hypnotic subjects and typically more easily hypnotisable than an adult. Children generally have very active fantasy lives, which will enable easy access to the imagination, making change work possible.
Hypnotherapy can help to eliminate habits such as:
- Nail biting
- Hair-pulling (trichotillomania)
- Encopresis (soiling)
- Thumb sucking
- Fears (e.g. monsters, bullies etc.)
- Concentrated terrors
Hypnotherapy can help benefit children to improve in areas such as:
- Sleep disorders
- Social skill
- Test anxiety
In most hypnotherapy practises, an overwhelming number of case histories are of adults who seek help understanding and dealing with childhood memories. It is really amazing how much damage can be done by a well-meaning, but misunderstood remark. Especially when it comes from a trusted source like a parent or a teacher. Worse – when it comes deliberately from an abusive source. Either way, hypnotherapy can help to put it right.
Children all have individual personalities, just as adults do. They each respond to comments by authority figures in their own way. For instance, a parent might see a poor report card and try to use reverse psychology to motivate the child. The parent might say something like: “I can’t believe any kid of mine is this stupid.” If the child has enough self-confidence, it might provoke him into trying harder; but if the child is insecure, a statement like that could make him believe that he really is stupid, or worse, that his father or mother doesn’t love him.
Hypnotherapy can help children to understand what was really meant at the time of the negative remark, and prevent the misunderstanding from becoming an emotional scar that would limit their personal growth or performance throughout their life.
Teenagers can also benefit from hypnotherapy. It can be effective in improving concentration, memory and learning ability. Hypnotherapy is a wonderful tool for redirecting energy and negativity, refocusing more constructively. It can also be helpful in dealing with behaviour problems such as peer pressure, anger, delinquency and drug addiction. With teenagers, however, motivation plays a much larger role. It is essential that they understand and want the change.
It is necessary for a parent or guardian to accompany children under 18.
Georgina has a Clearance Certificate for the safety of your child and for your reassurance.
For more information regarding how Hypotherapy can help your child, call Georgina now.