Hypnosis for Children’s Issues in London

We all want our children to be healthy, both physically and emotionally, but the truth is that sometimes we forget that the business of growing and learning is hard for a child. This vast world we live in might be a huge adventure playground in some respects, but in others it’s a scary place full of stress, danger and fear.

As adults, we look at children through the knowledge we have gained over years of experience, and we think of our offspring in the context of being carefree. We don’t see the world through their eyes because we’ve been conditioned to see it in a different and more mature way.

That inevitable loss of empathy means we’re not then equipped to understand the internal stress of growing that a child feels – stress that manifests itself in all sorts of common tics and patterns and behaviours, most of which our children will grow out of as we get older, just as we ourselves did.

Not all instances of what we might describe as challenging behaviour are indicative of an underlying issue requiring treatment and many common children’s problems, which might start as a small fear or phobia, resolve themselves in time as they mature and become more attuned to their social environment.

But if left untreated, may develop into more serious or entrenched behaviour and may include habits that may be antisocial or harmful. In some, but by no means all, cases behaviour which becomes more persistent or pronounced over time may well suggest a more deep-rooted psychological issue requiring resolution.

We know that we can often be extraordinarily hard on ourselves when it comes to how we judge our parenting skills. For many parents, simply acknowledging and accepting that their child has an issue which we don’t have the ability to resolve is very often the hardest step of all to take.

That’s why our sessions are also designed to work with you as a parent in order to give you the tools and knowledge you need to support your child through a period of emotional transition. Together, we work at finding the causes of deep-seated unwanted behaviours and help you and your child to free yourselves from a negative cycle of behaviour so you can enjoy life.

Hypnosis For Children’s Issues

What is Hypnotherapy for Children?

Hypnotherapy for children involves specialised treatments designed to address the physical and emotional well-being of children aged 5 to 18. At our practice, located in Marylebone, London, we understand that the journey of growth and learning can be challenging for children. Our approach aims to provide relief and resolution to common children’s issues through the utilisation of hypnosis and cognitive behavioural therapy techniques.

Who is Hypnotherapy for Children For?

Hypnotherapy for children is intended for parents and guardians who seek solutions for their child’s behavioural challenges and emotional transitions. Not all behaviours exhibited by children require treatment, as many common issues may naturally resolve as children mature and adapt to their social environment. However, certain behaviours, if left untreated, can become more severe or deeply rooted, potentially leading to antisocial or harmful habits. In such cases, hypnosis and cognitive behavioural therapy can offer effective interventions. We have experience working with children with various conditions, including Asperger’s, autism, dyslexia, and other developmental challenges. Our sessions also aim to support parents by equipping them with the necessary tools and knowledge to aid their child’s emotional growth.

How Does Hypnotherapy for Children Work?

Our hypnotherapy sessions for children consist of personalised recordings, face-to-face and / or online sessions, tailored to the specific needs of each child. Through these sessions, children are exposed to personalised stories and positive suggestions embedded within the recordings, often unaware that they are receiving treatment. The virtual and face-to-face sessions provide a safe and secure environment where children can relax in the comfort of their own setting, facilitating a gentle and sensitive treatment experience. In some cases, children may be asked to maintain a progress record, which not only aids in their treatment but also allows them to perceive and celebrate their development, no matter how small.

Hypnosis For Children’s Issues In London

Benefits of Hypnotherapy for Children

Hypnotherapy for children offers several key benefits for both children and their parents:

  • Effective Treatment: By combining hypnosis and cognitive behavioural therapy techniques, our approach provides effective solutions for a wide range of common children’s issues, including bed-wetting, stool-holding, tantrums, selective eating, sleep disorders, nail-biting, thumb-sucking, fears, and phobias.
  • Personalised Approach: Our hypnotherapy sessions are personalised to address the unique needs and experiences of each child, enhancing the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • Parental Support: We work collaboratively with parents, equipping them with the necessary tools and knowledge to support their child through emotional transitions and break negative behavioural cycles.
  • Safe and Comfortable Environment: Virtual sessions create a secure space where children can relax within their familiar surroundings, allowing for a gentle and sensitive treatment experience.
  • Progress Tracking: Recordkeeping helps children and their therapists monitor progress, providing a sense of achievement and contributing to their overall development.

With a clinic based in Marylebone as well as the option to work online, we’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about hypnotherapy for children’s issues.

Please book a free consultation call below or get in touch with us for more information. You can read our testimonials here.

Children’s Issues FAQs

Hypnotherapy for children is a therapeutic approach that utilises hypnosis techniques specifically tailored to meet the needs of children. It aims to address various emotional, behavioural, and psychological issues by accessing their subconscious mind and promoting positive changes.
Hypnotherapy for children can be used to address a wide range of issues, including anxiety, phobias, bedwetting, sleep difficulties, self-esteem issues, behaviour problems, exam stress, separation anxiety, and coping with traumatic experiences, among others.
When conducted by a trained and qualified professional, hypnotherapy for children is generally considered safe. It is a non-invasive approach that does not involve medication. Side effects are typically minimal, but children may experience temporary emotional release or heightened sensitivity during or after a session.
Yes we recommend an initial phone consultation before booking an appointment
Children and young people can respond well to hypnotherapy, as they tend to have active imaginations and are often open to new experiences. They may find the relaxation techniques and visualisation exercises engaging and enjoyable.
In many cases, parents or guardians are present during the session to provide support and reassurance to the child. However sometimes the child may benefit from being by themselves, as the adult may accidentally cough etc causing an interruption to focus in the session, the level of parental involvement may vary depending on the child's age, needs, and the issue being treated. Prior to the start of the session, it is always discussed and agreed upon with the parent or carer. Generally, younger children may benefit from personalised recordings offering the same benefits as a face-to-face meeting
In a hypnotherapy session for children, the therapist will typically create a safe and relaxed environment where the child can feel comfortable. They will guide the child into a state of focused relaxation, use age-appropriate language and techniques, and address the specific issue or goal discussed before the session.
The preparation for a hypnotherapy session with a child may involve discussing the process in an age-appropriate manner, addressing any concerns or questions they may have, and explaining the goals and potential benefits of the session. It is important to create a trusting and supportive atmosphere.
Hypnotherapy may not be appropriate for children with certain psychiatric conditions, severe developmental disorders, or those who are unable to understand and actively participate in the therapeutic process. It is important to consult with a qualified hypnotherapist to determine suitability.
Evaluating the progress and effectiveness of hypnotherapy for your child can involve observing any positive changes in their behaviour, emotions, or the specific issue being addressed. Regular communication with the hypnotherapist, providing feedback, and discussing your child's experiences can also help assess progress.
The effects of hypnotherapy for children can vary depending on the individual and the specific issue being addressed. In some cases, the effects can be long-lasting, especially when combined with appropriate support and reinforcement strategies. However, ongoing support and follow-up sessions may be recommended to maintain and build upon the progress achieved.
By relaxing the mind, it allows the child to engage with their own mind, bringing all their knowledge and confidence to the forefront of their mind
A phobia can be either a learnt behaviour or caused by a trauma whichever way hypnotherapy allows the child to refocus into a new habit pattern
It is recommended that your child has between 3 and 4 sessions
Yes, I work with the child and parent to teach tools and techniques to use consciously, regulating and allowing the subconscious mind to take over the task, allowing your child to live the life they desire
The deep relaxation sessions can allow a child to visualize studious behaviour and implement it into their life.

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