I love working with children and teenagers and since 2010 have been presenting seminars and teaching other Therapists how to work with and be confident in helping the children they see within their own practices.
I treat children of all ages from approximately 5 years old with applied positive hypnotherapy within the banner of the Thrive Programme and find it amazingly helpful and effective for the child or young teenager. Although most teenagers from around 12 years or thereabouts would be suitable for the Thrive for Teenagers Programme.
Applied Positive Hypnotherapy
Applied Positive Hypnosis treatment is tailor made to suit the individual child’s needs and may be as quick and simple as one session.
You and your child will experience a nice, gentle relaxing session focusing on the positive rather than the negative. The session is designed to enable the child/teenager to be completely at ease and for once they will not be expected to talk about their problems.
Any symptoms, habits or issues your child has been experiencing will lessen and they will also learn some coping techniques in addition to learning how to relax and de-stress themselves
Applied Positive Hypnotherapy does help to bring back harmony into a child’s life and whilst none of us are able to influence the circumstances or events which happen during a child’s normal growing up process, hypnotherapy can provide a way of allowing the child to cope with situations in a more effective way.
At all times if a child is under 18, I would expect a parent/parents/guardian or responsible adult to be present at the sessions. Having said this the sessions will be focused on the child but the adults always gain some benefit themselves too.
Symptoms and Issues
Some symptoms and issues that I have helped children and teenagers with throughout the years are listed below and the list is by no means exhaustive.
Shyness, Shy Bladder (can’t pee in public toilets or in someone else’s house), School phobia, Bullying, Bed wetting, thumb/finger sucking, nail biting, selective mutism (fear of speaking), stammering, blushing, sports performance, confidence, self esteem, anxieties, fears, phobias (including emetophobia, the fear of sick or being sick), stress, exam nerves, trichotillomania (hair pulling), skin picking, body image, body dysmorphia, food phobia, fear of foods, fear of choking, feeling inadequate or not feeling good enough, perfectionism, obsessions and compulsions, encopresis (soiling – withholding bowel movements), weight related issues, gaining weight or losing weight and so much more.