Hypnosis is no magic trick even though it may feel like magic when a child gets rid of an irrational fear or a stubborn behavior. Parents need to get acquainted with the benefits of hypnosis, learn about the misconceptions around hypnosis and incorporate hypnotherapy in their toolkit.
Children are very often in a state of hypnosis. They receive many verbal and non-verbal affirmations. In a hypnosis session, a trained hypnotherapist guides the child into a focused state of awareness and provides positive suggestions. The practitioner uses language to help the listener develop self-mastery and confidence. Some people describe the hypnotic state like daydreaming. Hypnotherapy is non-invasive; it uses words.
The first publication about child hypnosis took place in a major American Journal, Science. The article “Suggestion in infancy” was published in 1891. Child hypnosis became a major part of research starting from the late 1950s. Since the 1980s, researchers and clinicians published hundreds of studies on children and hypnosis.
Children are more responsive to hypnosis than adults. While researchers are unable to pinpoint the reasons for children’s higher affinity with hypnosis, one possible reason could be that children can have a fertile imagination. They hone their imaginative skills through active use of imagery, as they consider many options to choose from.
Hypnosis for kids requires different methods compared to adults or teenagers. A child hypnotherapist will use unique techniques for younger children—for example, the younger the child, the simpler the visualization. But hypnosis for teenage can apply the same clinical hypnosis principles as for adults. An adolescent might even be able to follow self-hypnosis training which would be too difficult for a younger child.
Parents and researchers have revealed great benefits from a hypnosis treatment. Children can get relief from a variety of issues also faced by adults. For instance, hypnosis can help:
Hypnotherapy is a very valuable therapeutic tool in pediatrics because it can help with situations that are specific to childhood or teenage. Here is a glimpse of what child hypnosis can help with.
Pediatric research involving hypnosis highlights the efficacy of hypnosis and hypnotherapy for children. Doctors started documenting the use of child hypnosis as early as the 19th century. An abundant body of research and empirical evidence make a compelling case for its wider use.
Because hypnosis is safe and non-invasive, you should consider raising your child with hypnosis. It should be part of the tools you can use to enhance the child’s wellbeing and health and improve their confidence and self-esteem.
At Renewed Edge, we use the most advanced techniques in hypnosis to help you and your loved ones enjoy a happier and healthier life. Please contact us and find out how we hypnosis can help you.