Treating children and teenagers’ problems
Children from about the age of 8 can be treated and they are one of my favourite types of clients. Kids might not understand what I do, but they know I’m there to help them feel better.
A gentle and effective technique (called Blowaway) is used especially for younger clients. It helps them to literally blow away negative thoughts and feelings, like having a bit of a spring clean of the brain. Positive suggestions will also be incorporated to help with general feelings of wellbeing plus for the specific issue consulted for.
Children can be quite fidgety during a session, even opening their eyes occasionally and this is perfectly normal. It can be their way of reassuring themselves and doesn’t mean the therapeutic benefit of the session is lost. A parent is generally present throughout the session (certainly for the younger ones) and I start off by getting to know their child by asking about school life, their hobbies etc. Some children can be shy usually but I’ve had parents of even the shyest child say they were surprised how open their child was with me. I have my own young children so hopefully kids feel they can talk to me quite easily. Click here for more information on suggestion therapy.
Examples of treatable symptoms:-
- Exam worries
- Family breakups
- Fussy eating
- Nail biting
- School anxiety
- Sleep issues
- Thumb sucking
General effects of the sessions for kids
- Clearer mind
- Higher self esteem and confidence
- Reduced anxiety/stress
- Release of bottled up emotions