Children are often better candidates for hypnosis than adults. Hypnosis for children can deal with problems such as anxiety, pain, asthma, insomnia and bed wetting.
Research showed that children respond to hypnotic suggestions more quickly when compared to adults as they are more in touch with their imaginations. Children above 5 years of age can respond well to the treatment.
Hypnosis for children or pediatric hypnosis involves teaching your children how to self-hypnotize in order to eliminate the bad habits, physical symptoms and various other health conditions.
During the session, your child will learn how to use relaxation techniques and mental images like a fantasy or daydream to enter into an altered mental condition.
Once the baby enters into this altered state, therapist gives some suggestions to produce a desired change in behavior, anxiety and symptom intensity.
Your child can also be given specific teachings about their difficulties as a means of assisting them learn to exercise to get control over their bodies.
For instance, children with bedwetting can be trained with the basic anatomy and bladder functioning.
Usually, children need to attend 4-8 hypnosis sessions, during which the therapist teaches your child how to hypnotize himself. Probably, you will find few hypnotherapists that can work with children.
Conditions that can be treated with hypnosis for children include:
- Academics performance
- Acting out
- Bedwetting or nocturnal enuresis
- Behavioral problems
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Dyslexia and various learning difficulties
- Difficulty swallowing
- Fitness and weight loss
- Habit disorders such as thumb sucking, trichotillomania and Tourette’s Syndrome
- Motion sickness
- Nail biting
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Pain relief
- Public speaking
- Reducing fear of painful medical procedures
- Sibling rivalry or birth of a new sibling
- Sports performance
- Sleep terrors, nightmares and various sleeping problems
- School phobia
- Temper tantrums
- Transitions such as death of a pet or loved one
- Tourettes and various other motor disorders
One of the greatest advantages of hypnosis for children is that it has no negative side effects. It is completely drug free, calming and enjoyable for children.
Hypnosis for children gives them the tools and techniques that are required to make healthy decisions in the life. It eliminates the mystery of how thoughts always precede action.
Knowing this helps to encourage a sense of control within your child. The therapy gives children a hope and encouragement required to reach the goal of self-management.
Hypnosis for children helps them to overcome with the challenges like anger management, test anxiety and many more.