Hypnotherapy For Children & Teens

Is your child’s struggling with anxiety issues, fear or phobia, behavior problems, learning difficulties, or low self esteem? Hypnotherapy sessions with family therapist who is expert in the issues of children and teens at “Make It Happen Hypnotherapy” provide you with effective solutions to your child’s problems.

Efficacy of Hypnotherapy for Children & Teens

There can be a whole host of stressful events in a child’s life such as relations with siblings, bullying or traumatic events that can contribute to chronic stress, generalized anxiety, unhealthy habits or low self esteem. Children, just like adults, show their reaction to stress, change, violence, low self-esteem, grief and loss in many different ways. It becomes pertinent to understand the issues of children and help them overcome difficulties, and train them to use their emotions as their strength in a positive way.

Hypnotherapy when combined with psychotherapy is an excellent evidence-based solution to your children’s issue.


Common Reasons for Children & Teens to seek help with hypnotherapy:
  • Anxiety, Fears and Phobias
  • Worries & Stress
  • Emotional issues
  • Body image
  • Low self esteem
  • Eating issues
  • Weight issues
  • Bullying
  • Stuttering
  • Nail biting
  • Nightmares
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Good memory recall
  • Study focus
  • Self Confidence
  • Confidence in exam, audition
  • Sports performance


How Hypnotherapy Works for Children & Teens?

Children and adolescents will learn powerful relaxation techniques and other mind-body skills to apply throughout life and gain much confidence and self-belief.


Employing New Response Set

Hypnotherapy can be used for children and teenagers who don’t have the coping mechanisms, or who are overwhelmed with feelings and emotions that they simply don’t understand.

Hypnotherapy helps them to disengage from the negative associations (any thoughts or feelings) and eliminate any negative beliefs. This is achieved by finding the root causes and changing their subconscious thought patterns. The newly formed healthy associations are rewired through repetition, and they can then override the old neuropathway which caused the problem at the subconscious level.


Using Powerful Imagination

Hypnotherapy with children and teens is an opportunity to invest in your children’s vast creative ability to help themselves, they learn to believe that they have the necessary resources and abilities to resolve their problem.

We use hypnosis to engage your child in the process of therapeutic change is to take the child’s theme and transform it into a therapeutic metaphor. It is only through play that the young child can be engaged in a hypnotic experience to shift distress, dysfunction or change behavior.

The child will be guided to use his own powerful imagination such as stories, visualization to transform the unwanted feelings of distress into something he could process and then release, thus shifting from a place of powerlessness to one of mastery.

Unlike conventional talk therapies, hypnotherapy works so well with children because children are highly open to suggestions, which makes them highly susceptible to an effective change.


What To Expect From Hypnotherapy Sessions?

Usually 4 sessions are needed to tackle one issue, to help your child change their way of thinking. Each session takes around 40 mins.


What to Expect for the 1st Session:
First 20 Minutes:

Sandy will have an informal chat with your children to make him/her feel comfortable working with her. She will get your child to talk with her about everything, e.g. his interests, his favorite cartoons, sports, schools, anything that interests him.

It is important that the child would like to change the issue or negative behaviour themselves, so Sandy will help your child understand the benefits of hypnosis, build rapport with your child, so that he/she will get ready to work together.


The Next 20 Minutes:

Sandy will start hypnotherapy with your child. Parents are advised to wait outside during the hypnotherapy session to avoid distractions. After the session, Sandy will get your child to share with you what they have done.

Change can happen in just one session, but more improvements will be made with few sessions to reinforce the change. It is suggested to encourage your child to listen to the hypnotic audios that given from the session regularly, so as to help him/her to sustain all the changes that have been induced by the therapy.


Why Choose Sandy As Your Children’s Therapist?

Sandy has been working with children for years and is an expert in dealing with child issues including low confidence and self-esteem, poor learning performance, anxiety, anger, habit problems, sleep disturbances, fears/phobias and more.
Sandy had a lot of successful cases with children, all parents are happy with the results in just few sessions. She makes sure hypnotherapy is not only safe but amazingly rewarding equally for both children and parents.

Children will learn some useful techniques to manage their anxiety. Children often respond extremely well to hypnotherapy as it requires them to engage with their imagination and creativity, they learn to let go of their worries and feel calm.

They have an open mind and are more responsive towards suggestions in a trance state. The flexible mind of the child can easily be induced for a successful hypnotherapy session.


The Need for Family Therapy

It is important to understand that the biggest influence that anyone has on children is either their mother or a father as parents spend most of the time with their children. Children always look up to their parents regarding any matter.

In most of the cases, the childhood traumas of children are linked with how the parents treat them, how’s the relationship between the parents, how they maintain the environment of the home, etc. For instance, parents do not show any kind of affection towards their children or treat them harshly, or bad relationship between parents, unfair interactions between children can directly influenced a child’s development.

Often times, these traumas or issues can change their brain landscape if the trauma has been there for long and are “settled” in the subconscious of the children.

In these conditions, the parents need to learn to deal with their emotions, rekind the relationship with themselves, then with their partner, and eventually they are able to repair the relationship with their children.

If parents would not change their own behavior, and how they interact with their children, then there would be no benefit of therapy for children. So, it is highly suggested that parents have few sessions of therapy with our family therapist in Brisbane, so that you can restore balance to your stress levels and develop the right mindset to bring the best out of yourselves to support your children. Such sessions will be helpful for the welfare of the whole family.

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