Hypnotherapy for children has become a normal and healthy way to help our children to build great emotional intelligence and be able to regulate their emotions in a healthy way. That means knowing it is ok to feel all their emotions, as all emotions are valid, but also knowing how to self soothe if emotions are overwhelming or uncomfortable. This empowers them to feel confident and resourceful in any situation.
Young children are like little sponges always absorbing and learning, taking on board information, experiences and observations with little conscious analysis. That is because it is believed that conscious mind awareness does not get switched on in the brain until around the age of 7. So, anything they see, hear or feel is taken on board as true for them and belief patterns begin to get laid down as a blueprint for life.
This is how we have evolved as people and some of our belief patterns will be good, learnt from our caregivers and be well based and beneficial to our wellbeing and safety such as… “If I put my hand in or on something hot it will burn and hurt”. Some however, will be less helpful and may even be based on a misunderstanding or misinterpretation of information given to us, leading us into limiting thoughts and behaviours going forward, such as…..”I am rubbish at Maths because my teacher from primary school told me that”
Children’s minds accept suggestions openly and easily whether negative or positive. This is where Hypnotherapy can be really helpful, as by utilising their wonderful imagination and through the power of positive suggestion, we can help children overcome emotional difficulties or upsets, in a quick, relaxed and fun way. Hypnotherapy for children looks different too, often it’s an eyes open approach and we teach through metaphors and stories, techniques and strategies, building a wellbeing toolbox for life.
Our fully qualified Hypnotherapy Practitioners work with each child as an individual, getting to know them and building a bespoke therapy plan around their interests, background and understanding. We do this through teaching them about the brain and how it works, making games out of this learning process they quickly learn how to safely feel and regulate their emotions, creating a great mental strength which will set healthy foundations for life.
We use our MindHack System which incorporates a variety of therapy modalities such as Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Tapping, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Positive Psychology / Coaching.
This gives your child a Wellbeing Toolbox of techniques, strategies, healthy habits and beliefs about their own resourcefulness that will enhance their wellbeing.
Common Issues for Children from age 5 – 9 are;
Bedwetting / anxiety / confidence / school / eating / sleeping / friendships