Hypnotherapy and EMDR for 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 are great at using their imagination. They rarely have a problem imagining or visualising things, unlike adults.   

Introduction

What to expect

The main difference when working with children is that the session is less formal.  Children can keep their eyes open or have a parent with them during the hypnosis.  They are always made to feel safe and in control at all times.  Trying to keep it fun is top priority!

I treat children in my clinics in Warrington, Malpas/Wrexham and online.  There is no difference in effectiveness and some children will find online sessions less stress inducing.

ASD AND ADHD

There is a misconception amongst hypnotherapists that children with ASD cannot be hypnotised.  Fortunately, this is not the case at all.   

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, school refusal, 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, can re-traumatize the child.   If a hypnotherapist suggests regressing your child, you should treat this with extreme caution.

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Anxiety and Panic Attacks in Children

Anxiety and Panic Attacks in Children

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Bedwetting

Sleep Disorders

Child sleep problems and nightmares

Confidence building in children

Confidence building in children

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Emetophobia or fear of sick

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Exam anxiety, GCSE’s, Revision

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Fussy eating or ARFID

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Oppositional defiant disorder