Hypnotherapy for Children & Teens

It’s not easy being a parent. And we all want our children to be happy & settled.  So let’s talk.

What is Hypnotherapy for children?

Hypnotherapy for children is a little different. After all, children aren’t mini adults.

A Hypnotherapy session with an adult consists of an easily identified combination of solution focused therapy & formal hypnosis. 

And this combination works so well – that we use it with children as well.

But it is age specific.

Children usually respond to Hypnotherapy faster than adults. And because children are like sponges, solution focused therapy is a particularly positive route forwards.

Parent’s typically seek help for their child’s fear, phobia, sleep or other anxiety based issue.

Some parents/guardians like to start with a session just for themselves. You know your child best.

So learning how to best support your child is a good place to start.

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What does Hypnotherapy help with?

The list is endless, but here are a few of the most common reasons parents want to help their child:

  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Phobias
  • Sleep problems
  • Bullying/ Making friends
  • Selective eating
  • Nail biting
  • Confidence
  • Compulsive habits
  • Exam stress

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Important things about therapy for under 8s

Younger children relax differently to adults. Rather than using formal hypnosis, children are more easily drawn into a waking trance/ hypnosis with conversation and practical exercises. Very young children just need to hear a familiar rhyme.

And it’s important that you and your child have a shared goal.

Hypnotherapy is not suitable for under 8s – so I work with the parent instead. And I support you in introducing the therapeutic processes that can help your child.

In person, or via Zoom, a parent or guardian needs to be present during each session.

You are a valuable part of this wonderful change. 

Hypnotherapy for Teens

It’s not easy being a teenager. And life has so many more pressures than it used to. So again, hypnotherapy is a positive step forward.

Hypnotherapy for older children and teens is focused on solution focused conversation. Some older children (12-13) may find formal hypnosis helpful. And it’s perfect for most teens from 14 years onwards.

A parent/guardian needs to be present during sessions for under 18s.

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Are you ready to for change?

Positive change just takes that first step. Check my availability here & let’s start.

Steph McGee Hypnotherapy

A peaceful & convenient Hypnotherapy Practice on the edge of Oxford