Hypnotherapy and EMDR Children
A note about Child Hypnotherapy
Child Hypnotherapy requires appropriate training. A therapist may agree to treat your child, but many do not have the correct skills or knowledge to do this safely and effectively. It is also worth checking whether they have an up to date DBS.
Children generally have fewer misconceptions than adults, as most have not seen or heard of stage hypnosis. The advantage with children also is that they great at using their imagination. They rarely have a problem imagining or visualising things, unlike adults.
Children Hypnotherapy sessions – what to expect
The biggest difference when working with children is that the session is less formal. It is completely fine for them to keep their eyes open or have a parent with them. They are made to feel safe and in control of what is going at all times. Trying to keep it fun is top priority!
I treat children in my clinics in Warrington and Liverpool. Where the surroundings are comfortable and relaxed.
ASD and ADHD
There is a misconception amongst hypnotherapists that children with ASD cannot be hypnotised. Fortunately, this is not the case at all. I have lots of experience with ASD and my own daughter, step-son, niece and sister are all on the spectrum.
Children (and adults) with ADHD are usually the easiest to hypnotise. This is because ADHD is not a deficit of attention, it is just badly spread out. In fact, when they fix their attention on something, they do it better than anyone else. It’s a fantastic skill!
Type of Conditions Treated
Children and adolescents can be helped with all sorts of conditions such as anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, bedwetting, emetophobia, nail biting, CVS, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, bullying, tics, focus, confidence, exam techniques and revision, sleep, obsessive compulsive disorder, self harming, sexual assault and phobias etc. This list is not exhaustive!
A Solution Focused Approach
A solution focused approach is where the focus is on positive change in the future. Regression is not done, as this can, in some cases, re-traumatize the child. If a hypnotherapist suggests regressing your child, you should treat this with extreme caution.
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