Clinical Hypnotherapy Sessions
How does hypnotherapy work with children?
In most children, the imagination of a child is very vivid and using this active imagination helps to reach the subconscious mind easily thus rebuilding confidence and self-esteem.
In this high-tech, fast paced world, children are being exposed to life’s tribulations a lot earlier than previous generations. There is heightened anxiety with violence in the news and social media creating a false pressure to ‘belong’ by needing to fit into certain groups. There are additional concerns with exam and sport performance, natural body development, as well as bullying or harassment that may develop into serious issues like depression or self-harm.
Parents too can be distracted by work pressures and advanced technology can facilitate internal tension, conflicts and negative interactions within family life. Therefore simple comparisons to others can be amplified in children, already struggling with social or educational pressures, leading to self-criticism, low confidence and low self-esteem.
We recognise that it is a challenge for both parents and healthcare providers; therefore using hypnotherapy with children uses their very visual creative mind to create and increase the feelings of calm whilst helping de-escalate fears and anxieties thus creating more positive self-talk and behaviour.