Clinical Hypnotherapy Sessions
How does hypnotherapy work with children?
Imagination in most children and young people is very vivid. An active imagination can be a beneficial resource when undertaking clinical
hypnotherapy as it can assist with connecting to the subconscious mind. Our modern, technological society has exposed the young to life’s trials and tribulations a lot earlier than in previous generations. Therefore undeveloped minds can experience a sense of ‘information overload’ which can effectively make simple decisions harder and more stressful.
It has been noted that the continual bombardment of visual and auditory stimulation in the cyber world is beginning to have some detrimental effects on children and young people. The growing influence of social media has also contributed to the manifestation of heightened levels of anxiety, worry, fear and depression.
Though advanced technology is hugely valuable, it may facilitate internal tension, conflict and negative interactions within families. Simple comparisons can be amplified in the young who may already be struggling with social or educational pressures and as a result, a child or young person may become self-critical, develop reduced levels of self-confidence and self-esteem.
We recognise that this can pose quite a challenge for both parents and healthcare providers and this is where clinical hypnotherapy can be of help. Introducing the use of hypnotic techniques can increase feelings of calm whilst also de-escalating fears, worries and anxieties. Ultimately aiming to promote a positive mind, self-talk and behaviour.