Children are subject to more stress than we can ever have imagined. Helping children with anxiety + stress is one of my favorite things to do. Clinical hypnosis or hypnotherapy has proven very effective in helping children’s health and wellness goals.
It’s an evidence-based, effective tool for helping children both physically and emotionally: Anxiety and fears, as well as aches and pains.
Using a combination approach, I use hypnotherapy with some behavior modification to alleviate nervous habits. These include nail biting and thumb sucking, hair twisting, lip-biting and other behaviors. (Click here for more information on helping children.)
Clinical hypnotherapy is powerful, but it isn’t magic. It takes our natural ability to intentionally focus the mind. We relax into a day-dream-like state of consciousness. Children are often deeply absorbed in their own thoughts and feelings. Watch a child playing a game, reading a book, watching TV.
Children’s appointments are half-an-hour. (30 minutes)
(Adults require an hour and a half intake, then hourly sessions.) But with children, I like to keep their appointments short and sweet. Half an hour with the parent/s for intake. Then 1/2 hour with the child to begin.
So, if this sounds like something will work for you and your children’s health + wellness, I’ll send you paperwork to get started. Email me or phone 206-883-3482.
Most likely, we’d begin with me helping your little-one imagine a fun activity or special place where they feel happy and safe. Then go on to tell them a story about a child, just like him or her, and how they worked out a way to solve a problem. This may in the form of a metaphor or ‘fairy story’ dependent on the child’s interest and involvement.
Any treatment plan involves parental participation at home. It becomes a way for the parent(s) and child to have a closer bond.
Call me 206-883-3482 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
And we’ll book an appointment to get started.
Helping Children With Anxiety
To listen to a Sample of helping children with anxiety, click here or on image below.