Working with Children
When problems are encountered with teenagers or children, asking them 'what's wrong' rarely results in a straightforward answer. The best you can sometimes expect is 'I dunno' and a shrug of the shoulders. Frequently, adolescents really don't know what is wrong, or perhaps it's simply that they don't know how to express what is wrong?
There are so many reasons why a child or teenager feels unhappy; sad, lonely; upset; guilty; embarrassed; anxious or stressed, such as:
lack of confidence/performance anxieties concerns about changes in their bodies problems in school, with studies, teachers or peers phobias, i.e. fear of the dark, going to sleep, doctors, dentists, needles, etc.embarrassment of habits like bed-wetting or thumb sucking a new baby or parental relationship problems.
Some of the signs indicating anxiety could be:
consistent health or food control problems lying or stealing, drugs or alcohol trouble sleeping, frequent nightmares or sleep walking.
Children can respond particularly well to Hypnosis as long as they are happy to work with me to change and as long as they perceive there is a problem which they wish to have solved.
Relaxation and breathing exercises can help reduce anxiety or stress and a corresponding increase in self-esteem.
I usually work with children aged 10 years and over. I would strongly suggest an Initial Consultation with parents first, to discuss a child's issues, as it's important that you understand how change comes about.