Hypnotherapy for young people has become a normal and healthy way to help our teenagers build great emotional intelligence and be able to regulate their emotions in a healthy way, during a time in their lives that can be difficult to navigate. That means knowing it is ok to feel all their emotions, as all emotions are valid, but also knowing how to self sooth if emotions are confusing, overwhelming, or uncomfortable. This empowers them to feel confident and resourceful in any situation.
Teens will often have built up some unhelpful belief patterns over their younger years which when mixed with the huge biological changes their bodies are experiencing can cause interference in their emotional health. 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 mis interpretation of information given to us when younger, leading us into limiting thoughts and behaviours going forward, such as…..”I am rubbish at Maths because my teacher at school told me that”
Teens are good researchers. They will have grown up with the ability to access any information they require at the touch of a button, day or night. This enables them to be very good at identifying the issue or problem they have and also have a strong desire to find a positive solution.
Teen minds often feel and think deeply, not just about their own lives but those of their friends and families, they also consider the problems in the wider world. This is where Hypnotherapy can be helpful, as by utilising their natural curiosity and desire to change things for the better we can help teens overcome emotional difficulties, anxieties, or destructive behaviours, in a thoughtful, considered relaxed and relatable way. Hypnotherapy for teens looks similar as for adults but can also be an eyes open approach. We teach through resource building and ego strengthening by using metaphor, techniques and strategies also utilising traditional hypnotherapeutic techniques to help them create a wellbeing toolbox for life.
Our fully qualified Hypnotherapy Practitioners work with each young person 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, using relatable metaphor to enhance the learning process and creating usable techniques and strategies so they can 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 young person 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 10 – 13 are;
Exams & schoolwork pressure/ social anxiety / depression / confidence / school / sleeping / friendships / self-harm
Common Issues for Young People from age 14+ are:
Self-harm / relationships / exam & schoolwork pressure / depression / social & generalised anxiety / confidence / Uni stress / external & internal pressure to succeed / eating