Hypnotherapy for children and young people is considered highly effective and is completely safe.
Children tend to respond very well to hypnotherapy as they are naturally imaginative and they use their subconscious minds a lot more than adults do.
hypnosis for children’s issues
Common issues include
Stuttering or Stammering
Pulling of Hair
The trauma of divorce or the death of a loved one are also challenges which can be helped with hypnosis.
School can be a significant area of difficulty for many children.
Everything ranging from Exam Fears to the effects of Bullying can be addressed with hypnosis.
Children can gain significant improvement in their self-confidence and their ability to succeed with the use of hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy can help them learn healthy and empowering coping techniques. It can help enhance and release their creativity too.
With help, a child can become much more successful and happier.
Children who wet the bed often struggle with feelings of shame and embarrassment, and feel a significant lack of control. They often feel especially vulnerable and their self-esteem can suffer significantly if the problem is not addressed and resolved quickly. Hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment for this.
Children can prove to be very receptive to hypnotherapy. It can be a very positive experience for them.
Anxiety and Stress in children and teenagers.
Everyone experiences anxiety and stress at some point in time which is normal. For example, it is normal to feel anxious when on a rollercoaster or before an exam.
Anxiety is adaptive as it helps us prepare for real danger, like crossing a busy street.
It can also help us perform at our best, and motivate us to study for an exam or practice for a big game.
When we experience anxiety, it triggers our natural “fight-flight-freeze” response, which prepares our body to react. For instance, our heart beats faster, to pump blood to our muscles, so we have the energy to run away or fight off danger. Without it, we would not survive.
However anxiety becomes a problem when our body reacts in the absence of real danger.
Anxiety and negative stress are the most common mental health concerns for children.
Children from “aspirational” families are the “fastest growing” group using mental health services as they struggle to cope with the pressure of attaining top grades.
“Being high-achieving, perfectionist and competitive” are all traits that are celebrated in highly academic schools. These traits are also among the serious risk factors associated with eating disorders.
Anxious children and teens are often quiet and compliant, therefore the symptoms frequently go unnoticed by parents and teachers. As a result, many never receive the help they desperately need.
Unfortunately, when left untreated anxiety can lead to other problems later in life, such as depression, missed opportunities in career and relationships, increased substance use, and an overall decreased quality of life.
Research suggests that anxiety is high among teenagers, affecting their mental health and predisposing them to mental health diseases, such as depression and schizophrenia, and personality disorders, as well as poor physical health. The Office for National Statistics Mental Health in Children and Young People reports that one in ten children up to the age of fifteen suffers a mental health disorder. Their findings also indicate that mental health problems among children rises as they become teenagers or reach adolescence.
Although it’s normal for people of all ages to experience fear, as teenagers’ minds and bodies develop, they are particularly vulnerable to having feelings of excessive fear. These feelings can become a habitual way of feeling and thinking, leading to panic disorders and anxiety/panic attacks.
Children and teens can experience anxiety in their body in many ways:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Rapid heart rate
Rapid breathing, feelings of shortness of breath, or breath holding
Discomfort or pain in the stomach, nausea
Feeling very hot or cold
Trembling or shaking
Numbness or tingling
Chest pain or discomfort
Dizzy, lightheaded, or unsteady feelings
Feelings of a lump in the throat or choking
Feeling things are unreal or feeling detached from oneself
If many of these physical signs happen suddenly and intensely, your child may be having a panic attack. Panic attacks are uncomfortable but not dangerous.
If children and teenagers do not receive the treatment they need, their excessive anxiety can lead to more complex mental health conditions.
Understanding the symptoms and treatments available can help teenagers manage their anxiety before it becomes overwhelming and before it becomes a more serious mental health issue whilst still in their teens or as adults.
Anxiety is treatable.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help.