Hypnosis can be highly effective for the treatment of various children’s issues. Unlike adults, children are generally more receptive to hypnosis because they are much more suggestible. They have vivid imaginations which makes it much easier to access the unconscious and bring about the desired change.
Children are great candidates for hypnosis because they don’t have the years of conditioning and resistance which adults have. Because they are used to learning they are often more receptive to trying something new, such as hypnosis. Children are not as prone to question the process and are like sponges when it comes to learning.
Hypnosis can be an effective treatment for a huge variety of problems, issues and disorders in children.
Common ones include learning problems, academic performance, anxiety, bed wetting, self-esteem issues, homework struggles, thumb sucking, and fear of the dark. Also, coping with a traumatic event such as the death of parent or dealing with parents who are divorcing or arguing are challenges which can be helped with hypnosis. Children who struggle with frequent nightmares may benefit from hypnosis also. Children have vivid imaginations and can trip up the fight/flight/freeze area of the brain that makes them feel anxious. Hypnosis can also help children feel less anxious when facing a serious medical procedure such as surgery or going to the dentist.
School is a significant area of difficulty for many children. Everything ranging from learning and homework to problems with bullying and their friends can be addressed with hypnotherapy. Children can gain significant improvement in their self-confidence and ability to succeed with the help of hypnosis. Hypnosis can help them learn healthy and empowering coping techniques. It can help enhance and release their creativity also so a child can really blossom and become much more successful and happier.