Therapy For Children

I have been working with children and young people for many years now, using two different techniques. The first is art therapy and the second is hypnotherapy. Both are extremely effective.

Art Therapy

Children often find it very difficult to articulate their fears. For many years now art and play therapy have been used to help children to draw or play the situations they encounter and the things that frighten them. They regain control and soon start to feel much better. Many children these days suffer from stress and anxiety because of the complex world we live in. Constant testing at school, difficult family situations and many other stressors can affect children so much that they need to help make sense of a world that can be confusing and difficult to cope with.

Children work extremely quickly in therapy. I find that it is very easy to build up rapport and trust as children let me into their world. It is a great privilege working with children, I always treat them with respect and I am never surprised at the insight and understanding that can be shown by children and young people from their earliest years.
Juliet talks about how therapy can help your child to growth and happiness

Hypnotherapy for your child

For less serious problems, children are entirely suited to hypnotherapy and often respond incredibly well to therapy with amazing results even in one session. Hypnotherapy is a gentle and relaxing treatment for bedwetting, phobias, exam worries or many other problems that children may encounter as they grow up.

The Blowaway Technique for children
This single session hypnotherapy technique has been especially designed for use with children to help them resolve their anxiety, worry or phobia. The technique, utilising hypnosis, is aimed at removing obstacles to the child/teenager’s development, so that the child/teenager will progress to be the best person they possibly can be.

The Blowaway Technique is a very gentle type of hypnotherapy where during the session, as the child relaxes, they are encouraged to take a deep breath and ‘blow away’ any negative emotions or ‘bottled up’ feelings, resulting in both a reduction of anxiety or stress within the child and an increase in self-esteem and confidence.

The session ends with relaxation and positive hypnotic suggestions for both the child and adult. It is often a fun, interesting, informal and very liberating experience for both!

Hypnotherapy treatment for children and teenagers:

  • Bedwetting in children or teenagers (Enuresis)
  • Thumb sucking
  • Nightmares or night terrors
  • School phobia
  • Emetophobia
  • Fear or phobia of dogs or other animals
  • Children who lack confidence
  • Performance anxieties e.g. on stage or in exams
  • Attention or concentration problems e.g. at school
  • Behavioural problems

Benefits of hypnotherapy for children

  • More confidence
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Reducing anxiety and tension
  • Enhancing their self-image
  • Allowing them to get rid of some of their negative emotions.