Finding the Right Hypnotherapist For You
Working with children can be extremely rewarding but I haven’t always felt that way. Ever heard the TV term “never work with animals or children”. That was a saying that I decided to stick with for life. Believe me, even after I had children of my own I never swayed from my plan, in fact having my own kids probably cemented and confirmed to me that I was right to stick with my chosen path! That is until my eldest child, now 10, was diagnosed with GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder) 2 years ago.
Now believe me, I am not one to throw the word “anxiety” around loosely. In fact, I believe that most people use the word far too often and not where applicable at all. When you suffer with real, gut wrenching, fear driven anxiety, then you truly know how intensely debilitating it can be.
There are different types of anxiety of course, and most people have anxiety when it only comes to one or two issues. GAD on the other hand is a totally different kettle of fish.
My beautiful boy has the most debilitating type of anxiety. Anticipatory anxiety. The thought of any future events that he is not completely accustomed to can send him into a meltdown of fear and worry, especially if mum or dad are not right there by his side.
Even though he was diagnosed 2 years ago, we always knew there was something not quite right. He was always scared. Most babies and toddlers have NO fear and you have to watch them like hawks. Our son was scared of EVERYTHING, even other children! This was further emphasised after the arrival of his sister who naturally gravitated towards other children, would always run away, keep running, and made anxious parents of us.
After my son was diagnosed I decided to change my direction slightly. I wanted to be able to put my Hypnotherapists skills towards helping kids that are suffering. I would be lying if I told you that my son no longer suffers, he does. But my son is an extreme case.
I have seen children overcome so many issues. Emotional and behavioural. If your child is working with a counsellor or therapist than hypnosis can increase the effectiveness of that therapy immensely.
Hypnosis is a wonderful natural form of treatment and can improve self-esteem, confidence, concentration, sports performance, bed wetting and so much more.
The best part is that Hypnotherapy works wonders on children. Children have wonderful imaginations and are able to produce vivid images. Most children are very suggestible, open and willing to follow the instructions they are given by a hypnotherapist, and most really enjoy the experience.