Children are very suitable subjects when it comes to hypnotherapy, as they are very imaginative and often respond excellently to therapy with incredible results in just one session.
We see children and teenagers for hypnotherapy treatments from the age of 6 to 16 years of age. Children under the age of 16 are always accompanied by a parent or guardian, usually we like to consult the parent that the child ‘gets on with the most’, or who is playing more of an active role in the child’s upbringing.
The parent is also encouraged to participate in the session exactly in the same way as the child does making the child more at ease.
The ‘Blowaway’ technique
This single hypnotherapy session has been designed in mind for the use with children to help them resolve their anxieties, worries or phobias.
The therapy, using hypnosis, is aimed at removing hurdles to the child/teenager’s development, so that the child/teenager will eventually be the best person they possibly can be as a child and when they are in adulthood.
The Blowaway session is without a doubt a very gentle, yet powerful type of therapy where during the session, as the child calms and relaxes, they are encouraged to take a deep breaths and ‘blow away’ any negative intense emotions/feeling or ‘bottled up’ feelings, resulting in reduced anxiety or stress that initially they were presented for.
The session then ends with relaxation and some positively phrased hypnotic suggestions for both the child and the parent. It is a fun, interesting, informal and very liberating experience for both the the child and parent.
The Blowaway technique is ideal for help with all the following symptoms:
Please remember that the list below is not exhaustive as we cater for many other symptoms.
A person with anorexia nervosa, often called anorexia, has an intense fear of gaining weight. Someone with anorexia thinks about food a lot and limits the food she or he eats, even though she or he is too thin. Anorexia is more than just a problem with food. It’s a way of using food or starving oneself to feel more in control of life and to ease tension, anger, and anxiety. Most people with anorexia are female.
Attention or Concentration Problems
Bulimia, binge or purging
Bulimia nervosa, often called bulimia, is a type of eating disorder. A person with bulimia eats a lot of food in a short amount of time (binging) and then tries to prevent weight gain by getting rid of the food (purging).
Exam Pressure and Exam Worries
Fear of cats, dogs, or other animals
Low Self Esteem
Nightmares or Sleep Worries
Performance Anxieties - eg on stage or in concert
The word phobia was first documented about two thousand years ago by the Roman medical writer Celsus, to describe morbid fears. Phobias are an external symbol of an internal anxiety…so strong overwhelming emotions that we feel inside…are set off by something outside. Read more at our Phobias page.