Hypnotherapy for Children
Most hypnotherapists work with adult patients and rarely have the opportunity to use hypnotherapy with children. Children however, make excellent hypnotic subjects and past research indicates that they are easier to hypnotise than adults. Children have very active imaginations and are able to fantasise easily so can visualise effectively. Likewise therapeutic metaphors can be very effective with children because of children’s familiarity with storytelling.
Where can hypnosis help children?
Research a few years ago at the child and adolescent psychiatry department of Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo Norway indicated that hypnotherapy could be useful for a wide range of disorders and problems with children. They found that hypnotherapy was particularly valuable in the treatment of anxiety disorders and trauma related conditions.
Paul has undertaken additional study in this area and he has a certificate in hypnosis with Children.