Did you know that children live in an altered state through their imagination and sometimes through their mere presence? They live a life open to being able to dream and imagine the seemingly most unreachable goals. This allows them to get some of the best results we have seen for hypnotherapy.
Children are considered to be the best candidates for hypnotherapy because their minds are alive with imagination and mental pictures. Because of this, children respond to hypnotic suggestions better than most adults. Children can be hypnotized as early as three years old, but I have found that between ages Five and Eleven is where that “sweet spot” tends to be. The results are much higher and they are able to eventually move into a more naturally controlled state of Hypnosis by themselves. As soon as they are able to achieve this state, they now have the tools and ability for the rest of their lives., and they can be used in any setting.
Hypnotherapy is effective in dealing with many issues; anger, self-esteem, fear, chronic dyspepsia, anxiety, learning problems, ADD/ADHD, competitive sports, bed wetting, habit controls, pain, asthma, and weight. We use child friendly language and terms, such as creative stories, to help the child feel more comfortable with the trance. Recent studies have shown that child hypnosis is used more and more, being recognized as a valuable tool to use with children. When I began working in this area there were only a handful of therapists using hypnosis. I have since had the opportunity to train many more Therapists in this successful alternative.
Hypnosis is a good alternative to prescription drugs for children diagnosed with ADD, ADHD and Dyslexia. Many children have been sent to me when the parents do not wish to use prescribed drugs, or they want help alongside prescription drugs. At times, when self esteem issues are the initial hidden, underlying cause, children may receive an incorrect diagnosis. When this happens, Hypnotherapy offers a safe successful alternative and aid for these children. This is a solution that happens quickly and helps to encourage a child through focusing and imagination.
Teenagers have found hypnosis to be a great addition for their busy and sometimes stressful lives. Using a pre-recorded hypnosis or learning to do self-hypnosis on themselves can help them stay clear and calm while managing there lives. Self-Hypnosis at these ages is an amazing and effective tool that only takes a short amount of time to learn, and it will only continue to give back and grow with them as they transition through life.