Hypnotherapy For Children

Parents try their hardest to perform their duty of care towards their children. But while some problems are simple to solve, others can be difficult and complex. We all want our children to be happy, healthy and resilient, but what if a recurring problem is preventing them from thriving? From increasing concern to unsuccessful attempts at helping, coaxing a child to communicate their problems can yield little to no results. A child can feel frustrated and exhausted from perceived failures or feel pressured to display change when they are trying their hardest. This limits them even more from feeling and doing their best. From struggling to overcome something they find difficult to understand, to simply not being able to deal with unwanted emotions in a healthy manner, a child with unresolved problems will be unhappy and respond poorly to life events in the long run. This can cause strain in family relationships, creating conflict, tension or silence in a once lively and loving home. Hypnotherapy for children is a gentle process that allows a child to overcome various emotional and psychological challenges. It applies age-specific relaxation techniques, child-centered pacing and most importantly, a solution-focused framework. Call Core Hypnosis today to book a hypnotherapy session for your child.

Why Choose Hypnotherapy For Children

Some people may feel skeptical about hypnosis for kids, but hypnotherapy for children is completely safe. There is no re-experiencing past memories or negative experiences. It is a solution-centered approach that is child-friendly, with no side effects. Children can benefit greatly from hypnotherapy because a child’s unconscious mind is often the ideal candidate for hypnosis. Their vivid imagination makes it easier to access their subconscious and bring about their desired change. Furthermore, child hypnotherapy can be used to deal with a wide range of issues that leave a profound impact in their lives. It directly resolves the underlying causes of the problems your child is experiencing while keeping them in a safe and controlled environment. Hypnotherapy can greatly improve your child’s self-esteem, morale and wellbeing in the face of adversity. It is an effective treatment for a wide variety of children’s issues from social problems, health and anxiety to symptoms of mental health conditions.

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How Children Respond To Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis for children is often received positively. Teens and kids tend to feel excited when it comes to child hypnosis because it allows them to experience something different. In application, hypnotherapy is particularly effective with children and adolescents because it taps into their active imagination and facilitates healthy, positive change. Often, children and teenagers enjoy their hypnotherapy experience because it allows them a sense of power and autonomy. They love the feeling of being independent and can find pride in knowing they are responsible for the improvement in their lives. They also get to learn new skills while moving at their own speed as they are given the respect, privacy and sense of control they need. In the long run, children can better deal with stress and respond to the challenges of life in a manner that is healthy and beneficial to their overall growth.

Areas Hypnotherapy Can Help Your Child With

Hypnotherapy provides an outlet for your child’s emotions and solutions to their problems. It is a powerful intervention tool that allows them to eliminate stressors and gain healthy attributes that will help them lead fulfilling lives. The following are some common issues hypnotherapy can help your children overcome:

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  • Anger and emotional outbursts
  • Stress and anxiety i.e. separation anxiety, academic anxiety, speech anxiety
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Fears and phobias i.e. fear of darkness, fear of dogs, fear of water
  • Eating issues
  • Extreme shyness and social anxiety
  • Learning capacity
  • Nightmares, night terrors and sleep problems
  • Obsessive thoughts and actions
  • Pain and health problems i.e. asthma, headaches, stomach aches, motion sickness
  • Bed wetting
  • Bullying
  • Chronic thumb sucking
  • Chronic nail biting
  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Parents’ separation or divorce
  • Sports confidence and/or performance

If your child needs therapy for any of the above or something else, hypnotherapy can help them resolve ongoing problems so they can enjoy the simple pleasures of childhood. A trained hypnotherapist can help families like yours using proven techniques to empower your child so they can lead happy, healthy lives.

Hypnotherapy For Children’s Stress And Anxiety

If a child is unable to outgrow fears and worries found in typical young children and this interferes with their school, home or fun activities, they may have an anxiety disorder. If left untreated, it can diminish the quality of their daily life and leave them moody, sad or irritable. Some examples of ongoing stress and anxiety in children include:

Separation Anxiety

being afraid of being away from parents or doing things independently


immense fear about a specific object or situation such as dogs, water, insects, the dark, needles and doctors

Social Anxiety

experiencing incredible distress at school or environments where they have to interact with people

General Anxiety

being very worried or scared about the future and bad
things happening

Panic Disorder

having symptoms and episodes of sudden intense fear such as increased heart rate, breathing problems, dizziness, shakiness or profuse sweating

While anxiety may show up in children as fear or worry, sometimes it does not present itself in a straightforward manner. Anxiety can make children irritable and angry, which can be difficult to differentiate from normal displays of emotion. It’s important not to dismiss a child’s symptoms even if they are not conventional as children in their developmental years may display a different outward behaviour to mental health conditions than those typically seen in adults. For instance, a previously mild mannered child who turns to frequent displays of anger may not be having a bout of misbehaviour, but is experiencing melancholy and fear. Anxiety may also appear in physical symptoms such as fatigue, trouble sleeping, headaches and stomach aches. Some anxious children keep their worries to themselves and may find it difficult to communicate their symptoms. If you suspect your child is dealing with anxiety, hypnotherapy can help them overcome their stressors and lead them to become confident, resilient and happy children.

Hypnotherapy For Children With Depression Symptoms

Feeling sad every once in a while is a normal part of every child’s life. But feeling hopeless and sad for a long period of time, unable to enjoy things they once found interesting or feeling powerless in situations they are able to change are symptoms of depression that need proper care and attention. If a child feels persistent sadness and hopelessness, they may be diagnosed with depression. Examples of depressive symptoms and behaviours seen in children may include:

  • Being uninterested in hobbies and fun activities they love
  • Feeling sad, irritable or moody most of the time
  • Changes in eating patterns — eating a lot more or a lot less, or infrequently
  • Changes in sleeping patterns — difficulty sleeping, night terrors or sleeping a lot more or a lot less than usual
  • Changes in energy — tired and fatigued or tense and restless most of the time
  • Changes in concentration — memory problems, often distracted, having a hard time focusing or paying attention
  • Isolating behaviour — unwilling to interact with others, showing an abrupt lack of interest, or a preoccupied, disengaged or hostile attitude
  • Sudden decline in athletic or academic performance
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Self-injury and self-destructive behaviour
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Extreme depression may lead a child to have suicidal thoughts or attempt suicide. Some children may not appear sad in their depression and display unexpected, contradictory behaviours. They may be prone to act destructively, causing trouble or appearing unmotivated, resulting in others to be misled into thinking the child is either lazy or a trouble-maker. Before adults incorrectly assume a child’s character, it is important to engage the child with empathy and give them the support they need. Otherwise, some children may attempt to mask their depressive symptoms and refuse to be open about the negative thoughts they’re experiencing.

Try Hypnotherapy For Children Today At Core Hypnosis

At Core Hypnosis, an experienced hypnotherapist can work with your child and provide a solution-focused approach that lets them overcome their problems. Through hypnotherapy, your child can resolve ongoing issues and grow into the person they’re meant to be. If you’d like your child to feel healthy and happy so they can better enjoy their favourite hobbies or spend time with beloved friends and family, try hypnotherapy today. Book an appointment at Core Hypnosis by calling or enquiring online.