Hypnosis for Children

What's the #1 Reason Parents Use Hypnosis?

When it comes to school there are many problems kids can develop. We help with: Getting Homework Done, Classroom Performance, Liking school, Improving grades, Friendliness, Low self-esteem, Reading, Writing, Memory, Better Grades, Peer Pressure, Friendship issues, and more.

Why does Hypnosis work so well with Children?

Hypnosis works so well with children because they have fewer imprints and less years of reinforcement in their minds. Their subconscious is highly receptive because, as children, they are literally creating the structure of their inner library and its beliefs, impressions and life experiences. These will affect them for the rest of their lives. For this reason children have a natural drive and hunger for new experiences and ideas. They love to discover things and are very open to learning, receiving and even responding to new ideas.

It is commonly known among hypnotists that children are the very best subjects by far! Children aged 6 or older respond best to hypnosis. Most Children only need 2-3 sessions with improvement beginning from the very first session.

Parental Support Very Important

As in any intervention with children, it is important for parents to be present and informed. During sessions the parent is either relaxing nearby in the background or waiting outside the hypnosis office. Parents are supportive and encouraging, but really don't play any part in the actual sessions.

First Session

In the first session, just as with adults, the child identifies the problem and decides what kind of outcome they want. It is also a time of building rapport and trust between child and hypnotist. During this session the child is evaluated to determine that they are willing to work with the hypnotist and that they want to change.

We use the power of your child’s Imagination

Most children reach powerful levels of hypnosis far faster than adults. We may use one or any of the following to help transform a child while in hypnosis: Stories, visualizations, imaginative games, role playing, magic, puppets, costumes and any other tool we feel we may need!

What Else Can Be Helped?

Hypnosis is commonly used for (but not limited to) the following areas with Children:

Sleep DisordersGeneral fearfulness
ShynessFear of Needles
Performance FearsSports Performance
Teeth GrindingBed Wetting
Pain, temporary or ongoingHeadaches
Fear of ThunderstormsFear of the Dark
Fear of the DentistFear of MRI
Thumb SuckingNail Biting
Hair PullingBowel and Toilet-training problems
Irritable Bowel SyndromeAnger Management
ADD/ADHDTerminal Illness

A Little Homework Can Make a Difference

Children are sometimes given homework. This could involve keeping a diary, listening to a recording at bed time, drawing pictures or some other simple exercises. Hypnosis is about empowering the child to help him or her self, and it is important that the little one builds confidence and the belief that they did most of the work in solving the problem themselves.

No Side Effects or Risks

Hypnosis, done right, poses neither risk whatsoever nor any adverse effects. Hypnosis is about learning things you didn’t know you knew and controlling things you didn’t think you could. It’s about using daydreams and imagination, thinking deeply and learning how to get your own mind to work for you instead of against you.

Please Note: Hypnosis is a very powerful method for change and has helped thousands of American children to make all sorts of changes in their lives. But….Hypnosis is not mind control. For instance, not even the most excellent hypnotist can MAKE a child change behaviors if they really don't want to or if the parents continue to make opposing non-supportive or non-encouraging suggestions in their day to day life. (If you find you are getting in the way of your child's progress feel free to ask about sessions for yourself. No one is born a perfect parent and sometimes we all need a little extra help.)

We, also, can not accurately predict how many sessions your child will need. Most little ones, but not everyone, begin to experience the benefits from the very first session and most children are happily finished in 2-3 sessions.

For kids we normally limit the number of hypnosis sessions for each issue to 6-8 sessions in most cases. If it takes more than 8 session's hypnosis may not be right for your child. Ultimately, you and your child are responsible for the changes that occur as a result of your hypnosis sessions. Rest assured, however, that we will not attempt hypnosis on a child if we do not believe he/she is ready and willing.

It is because of these aforementioned reasons that we can not guarantee success, but actually, this is true in any situation where a professional is trying to help you. There is always a human factor. Doctors don't guarantee that you will get well. Teachers do not guarantee you will learn. Lawyers do not guarantee you will win your case. Having said that, we think you will be pleased with the results of the sessions! And we look forward to seeing you and your child.

What we do guarantee is the very best hypnosis services, using the most current information and proper techniques for you and your child's problem.