Hypnotherapy for Children and Adolescents
Parents are often confused and bewildered by the options of therapy available, and they have difficulty in discerning between serious mental health problems and more common behavioural issues. They are also frustrated by the lack of NHS help available, and if it is available, the extended waiting times for treatment makes this option often impractical.
Hypnotherapy is recognised as a treatment option by the National Health Service (NHS) and the Professional Standards Authority (the UK Parliamentary regulator for Healthcare), and year on year, more parents are turning to hypnotherapy to help their children overcome behavioural problems, increase confidence and tackle anxiety.
Parents are prepared to drive hundreds of miles to find a qualified paediatric hypnotherapist because they can’t find one locally.
Every hypnotherapist on our register has undergone our extensive training in paediatric hypnotherapy and has passed our examination.
Paediatric hypnotherapy most often involves helping a child to effortlessly change habits, eradicate discomfort and physical symptoms. The child learns to use relaxation techniques and mental images similar to a daydream or fantasy to enter an “altered mental state”.
The child may also need specific information about their problem, as a means of helping them learn to exercise control over their body. For example, a child with nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) may be taught the basic anatomy and function of the bladder.
What are the typical problems that are treated by paediatric hypnotherapists?
Hypnotherapy has been used to treat hundreds of behavioural disorders.
Common behavioural problems:-
- Habits including thumb-sucking
- Trichotillomania (hair-pulling)
- Nocturnal enuresis (bed-wetting) and Encopresis (soiling)
- Sleep terrors
- Nightmares, and other sleep disturbances
- Swallowing problems
- Eating issues, food aversions, and choking
- Anxiety and stress
- Confidence building
- Dyslexia related issues
- Self harm
- Compliance with medication
- Weight issues
- Exam nerves
- Nail biting
- Fears and phobias
- Problems associated with learning difficulties
Parents and Guardians
TISPH registered Paediatric Hypnotherapists are specialist trained, insured and meet all requirements for paediatric practice
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