Hypnotherapy For Younger Children and Adolescents (7-16 years old)
Parental concerns concerning the child.
As a parent you have noticed a substantial change in your son’s or daughter’s behaviour, which may have gradually worsened over time or happened suddenly. They may be distraught, angry, anxious, frustrated, restless, withdrawn, have nightmares or sleep walk at night. They may be biting their nails and running their fingers through their hair absentmindedly. Your child’s school may have expressed concern over the change and even tried the usual counselling routes to help your child, but with no noticeable effects. Younger children may be wetting their beds, which is very upsetting. There may be eating disorders and even smoking with older children. Your son or daughter may not want to share their deep feelings with you, and as a parent you may feel powerless to help. Your child may have been suffering from anxiety for many years now and may be dreading exams, as they know that their anxiety may greatly impair their performance on the day. Your child senses your concern, even if you don’t express it, which of course compounds their anxiety and feelings of powerlessness. They can’t sleep properly and go to school tired which only exacerbates the problem. No wonder child asthma and allergies are on the up in this fast moving and pressurised society…..
What is possibly happening in my child’s psyche?
Children are capable of very intense emotions. When they come across a very stressful situation which they can’t deal with emotionally at the time, nature steps in to safeguard them through a remarkable mechanism: the intense and unbearable emotional charge is stored away deep inside their psyche, out of the reach of their conscious mind, to keep the hurt away. This explains why children can carry on functioning in the aftermath of terrible events and be so resilient. In fact, it does not have to be necessarily a terrible event, it could be a deeply damaging thought, it just depends on how the child responds to it.
What can you do for your child as a parent?
In the IAPH, we have a special approach, designed to help children release their deep emotions in a safe and secure way: The Blowaway technique. Within one session, if sufficient therapeutic rapport with the child is secured, it is possible to assist the child to relax deeply enough so that they can literally blow away all the intense emotions they are carrying inside. This is not a talk therapy. In fact, The Blowaway technique does not require the child to speak or to explain anything. All they do is feel and release the various emotional charges while in a light state of hypnosis, under my guidance and in your presence. This is why the Blowaway Technique is so powerful as it targets the very emotions which caused the symptoms. Within the same session I also plant into your child’s deep mind tailor made, positively phrased suggestions, which help create new healthy neural pathways in their brain, for greater inner confidence and well being. It’s like replacing a bad program with a new one. This is possible due to the scientifically proven neuro plasticity of the brain. In other words, the brain can be rewired successfully through the deep mind (which accounts for 90% of all thoughts).
I wish you to see my child. What is the next step?
Please contact François on 07964 768897 or e mail him at : firstname.lastname@example.org, to make an enquiry and arrange an appointment. The parent is required to attend the session with the child.