Hypnosis Helping Kids
Hypnotherapy has been used to treat hundreds of behavior disorders, bring relief to sufferers of chronic diseases, and pain and discomfort. Here's a partial list:
Habits: Thumb sucking, trichotillomania ( hair pulling) etc.
Nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting)
Stress and anxiety
Fears ( of animals. dentist ...)
Food intolerance and many more
What is Pediatric Hypnotherapy?
Pediatric Hypnotherapy requires the child to have a certain level of mastery of language. By the time the child is 5 or 6 years old a child will benefit from hypnotherapy.
In play therapy the child becomes relaxed and begins to talk about the things it wants to change. I ask the child simple questions and allow the child to find solutions. In this way the child feels it has an active role in the therapy session. During play therapy I may also teach the child certain functions of the body - the functions of the kidneys and bladder for example to help the child gain a better understanding of why the body works the way it does. The greater the understanding the better the results of the therapy.
After the play therapy the child goes into hypnosis where I give the child the suggestions intended to bring about the desired changes or the desired relief of pain or medical symptoms. The child stays relaxed throughout the session.
The child may learn certain EFT Techniques to help cope with certain situations or to alleviate discomfort.
Therapeutic imagery is usually the child's favorite part of the hypnosis session since it learns to use its imagination and directed focus in order to achieve its goals. These may range from recalling times of feeling happy and well in a child with chronic pain, to thinking of the body as a “computer” that the child can “program” with his or her mind.
Often the child will learn self hypnosis automatically and at times I teach special self hypnosis techniques to help the child deal with certain situations or to cope with certain conditions.
· Due to rising childhood cancer incidences I now teach workshops in various locations. These workshops are designed to bring much needed information to concerned parents who struggle to make the right decisions for their children’s physical, mental and emotional health.
Some of the topics include:
· WEIGHT LOSS FOR KIDS:
Obesity is one of the leading causes for childhood cancer. We will discuss why this is so, and what parents can do to restore the child's health and well being.
· MOMMY AND ME COOKING:
In this workshop we talk about involving our children in food preparation, making healthy snacks, and meals. History has proven time and again that children who have responsibilities in the family have greater self worth and a greater sense of belonging.
· CANCER PREVENTION:
In this workshop we will talk about why cancer runs in families and what we need to look at in our quest to prevent cancer. We will talk about great cancer fighting foods, how to mange dietary change, PH, breathing and the mental aspect of what makes us prone to cancer.
HEALING AND SELF HEALING:
In this hands on class children ages 6 and older do very well. Both parents / grandparents and children will learn easy ways to use energy to help alleviate pain and discomfort.
· RAISING HEALTHY KIDS IN A TOXIC WORLD
Toxins are all around us. Many very damaging toxins are used in food preparation and packaging, household and garden chemicals. We will talk about some of the toxins we generally do not think about and how we can protect our children or minimize the exposure and potential damage·
If you would like to attend a workshop or host a workshop please call for times and locations:
E- mail: Julie4041@att.net
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What is hypnosis? What is self-hypnosis?
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness . Some people describe hypnosis as a normal state of focused attention. They say they feel very relaxed and calm. During hypnosis, the mind is more open to suggestion than usual.
Hypnosis is a natural mental state. For example, children are often in a state of self-hypnosis when they are playing imaginary games. Actors and athletes often use it to improve their performance. Because people are open to suggestion while in a hypnotic state, they can learn to change their thoughts, feelings, behavior, and attitudes.
Kids can make these changes happen during hypnosis and use them for self-improvement in their usual state of consciousness. For example, hypnosis can be used to help reduce anxiety, fear, control pain, control the perception of discomfort during medical procedures, lessen discomfort of physical symptoms, and break bad habits.
Many of our children are overweight or obese. Doctors repeatedly warn us about the dangers of childhood obesity.
Childhood obesity is quite damaging to children both physically and emotionally. Obesity is the number one cause of childhood Diabetes, Cancer and many other devastating diseases that until now did not appear until much later in our lives
But Obesity is not just dangerous to our children’s health. It also influences how the child feels about himself or herself. Depression, anger, disinterest, low self worth, feeling rejected inferior and worse emotions quite often accompany childhood obesity.
When children succeed in loosing excess weight they feel a great sense of accomplishment, self worth and self esteem. Their organs return to normal functioning and their energy levels and confidence are greatly increased. Often the parents observe that certain unwanted behaviors disappear as well.
What do I need to know about bad habits and behaviors in children?
Parents find many habits and behaviors of their children annoying. When you want to change an unwanted behavior, it helps to first understand why your child is doing it. Often bad habits are just a coping strategy. Your child may fall back on these behaviors when they are stressed, bored, tired, frustrated, unhappy, insecure, or falling asleep. Many of these “bad” habits are calming and soothing to the child.
Most of the time, these behaviors are just “phases” or habits—not serious medical problems—and the child typically outgrows them. Managing them can be difficult, however.
What about thumb and finger sucking and pacifiers?
Thumb and finger sucking typically starts in the first few months of life. Many babies outgrow it well before their first birthday, and most stop by age five years due to peer pressure. Other sucking objects include pacifiers and blankets.
Sucking has a soothing, calming effect, and often helps kids get to sleep. However, it may become worrisome when the permanent teeth start coming in (around age five) if the sucking alters the shape of the child's teeth, palate or bite. At this time Hypnosis can help the child overcome the sucking habit.
Bruxism, or teeth grinding or clenching, is a habit seen in over half of all infants of normal development. It usually starts around age six months when the baby teeth come in and again around five years when the permanent teeth come in. Teeth grinding happens mainly during sleep. The child usually outgrows it, but the bruxism may continue into adulthood. It can be concerning if it causes dental problems or a disorder of the jaw joint and may need evaluation by a dentist.
What about nail and cuticle biting or picking?
Nail biting or cuticle biting and picking is a concern if it results in infection of the nail or recurrent bleeding. Like other habits, positive reinforcement strategies are the most effective way to stop the behavior. Try to catch your child without their finger in their mouth, and simply describe what they are doing with their hands instead. For example, “I see you are folding origami with your fingers.” Or “You are using your fingers to scratch the cat's ears! She likes it!”
What about nose picking? Nose picking is one of the most aggravating behaviors to parents because it is one of the least socially acceptable. However, it is one of the most common habits among children and adults.
Nose picking starts when crusting occurs from infection, allergies, or minor trauma. Picking causes more irritation to the nose and may create a vicious cycle. Picking is the most common cause of frequent nosebleeds.
Tell your child that picking is not acceptable in public, but that they may use a tissue to clear out the nose and take care of itchiness. Explain that they are more likely to get sick and pass their germs to others if they pick their nose. Insist that they wash their hands after they pick or blow their nose. Often a little petroleum jelly a couple times a day inside the nose will help to break the vicious cycle of nose irritation and picking. Keeping the nose moist with a little saline spray also help, and is a better option for kids with asthma. Talk to your child's primary care provider to find out what they recommend to reduce your child's nose irritation.
Many of these and other behaviors can be corrected with hypnosis. In overcoming these habits and receiving praise the child feels accomplished and gains more self confidence.