For many years I have worked with children in schools, as a Teaching Assistant and as a Specialist Teacher and I’m a mum of three, so I like to think I have some understanding of how children think, feel and behave.
As an adult it’s easy to forget the internal worries that children can experience as they grow, and at times the world can seem a frightening place full of danger and fear which can manifest itself in certain behaviours, patterns and common tics. Although not all these behaviours necessarily need intervention and can resolve themselves as the child grows and matures, in some cases, if left unresolved, it can lead to more entrenched and serious behavioural issues.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a short therapy which aims to resolve these issues in a gentle, supportive way. It provides children with skills which they can use for the rest of their lives and apply to a range of situations. Some of the most common behavioural issues I deal with are; anxiety, fears and phobias, bed wetting, self-destructive behaviours, sleep issues, bullying, picky eating, concentration problems, thumb sucking, exam nerves, low self- esteem and confidence issues.
Can Hypnotherapy Work For Children?
Children are extremely receptive to hypnotherapy as they do not come along with preconceived ideas, they just want to get their issue sorted. The great thing about children is they have an immense ability to imagine and this can be successfully utilised to achieve their goals. However, the critical factor is whether the child wants to address their issue, as hypnotherapy is a collaborative therapy, the child needs to want to make the necessary changes. Most children enjoy the sessions and look forward to coming back.
If you would like to find out more or would like to enquire about any other issues I can help with, please get in touch: (I have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and as well as being a qualified Cognitive Hypnotherapist I have had additional training with Kids Matter)