Hypnosis for Children’s Issues

This page contains information about the treatments we provide for children between the ages of two and 18. Please note that an adult must be present in any session involving a child under the age of 18.

Medical hypnosis is NOT a substitute for medical care but can help and support during or following medical treatment. In certain circumstances we may require written permission for your child’s medical practitioner before we are able to provide treatment ourselves.


We all want our children to be healthy, both physically and emotionally, but children are particularly susceptible to issues which may start as a small fear or phobia but which, if left untreated, may develop into a serious problem.

Many common children’s problems resolve themselves in time, but more serious or entrenched behaviours can be relatively easily resolved using a form of hypnosis and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Common behavioural issues such as bed-wetting, stool-holding, head-banging, tantrums, selective eating (picky eating) and sleep disorders, nail biting, thumb-sucking, fears and phobias are among those which can be treated using hypnosis with children and we also have experience of working with children with Aspergers, autism, dyslexia and other development conditions

At Zoë Clews & Associates we also provide treatment for children with Neuro Developmental Delay (NDD). All of us are born with primitive reflexes – rooting, sucking and swallowing – which are vital for survival. But as we grow and develop, these give way to more adult reflexes forming the foundations of unconscious, automatic balance control, posture and movement.

NDD is a condition which results from the late development of those adult reflexes and this impacts on elements of our physical, cognitive, behavioural, emotional and social development.

Neuro Developmental Therapy (NDT) is a non-invasive, drug free therapy that helps to identify and treat any developmental delays, symptoms of which might include anger, difficulties learning, balance, co-ordination, spatial awareness, sleeping problems, inability to sit still, difficulty making friends and social interaction.


Our fun hypnosis sessions for common children’s issues are designed to be enjoyed by your child and often they won’t even realise they’re being treated. The treatment is gentle and sensitive and designed with your child in mind.

If you’ve come to us because you have reason to believe your child may have NDD, you’ll be asked to complete a questionnaire and at your first consultation we’ll review your answers and complete a number of simple yet effective tests that allow us to build an individually-tailored programme for your child’s recovery.

Every programme consists of a movement and balance exercise programme which is followed at home for ten minutes a day and is reviewed and adapted every 8 weeks. Your child will be expected to attend six review sessions.

In our experience the improvements in balance, co-ordination, spatial awareness and general behaviour are amazing.

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