Hypnosis for children is starting to get attention nowadays since it is showing results in helping children deal with problems, illnesses and other conditions. Hypnosis is getting recognized as a treatment. It is even getting attention from pediatricians, who are not even using this practice or method
Some benefits of hypnotherapy would include treatment of anxiety, fears and phobias, reducing pain and stress, self confidence building, alleviating depression, addressing loss of weight, putting stop into smoking and even enhance performance whether in athletics or academics.
Hypnosis makes use of deep relaxation. Deep relaxation enables the mind to be more receptive to changes since the mind opens up during this time. This period of deep relaxation is neither a condition of sleeping nor of being awake.
It is induced by a person skilful in therapy and hypnosis. The mind is awake during this time, unlike what myths say, that the mind during this period is completely unconscious.
Unlike what most people and doubters say that a hypnotized person is unable to control their own actions, children and adults have full command of their own actions while under hypnosis. Receptivity is important. You cannot hypnotize a person who does not want to be hypnotized.
This is the same for hypnotism for children. Even if the parents want to have their children undergo hypnotherapy, it is important to make sure that the children understand this process and are able to get their full attention and cooperation. Although the mind is open during the period of hypnosis, the subconscious would still not accept the suggestion if it conflicts with the person’s values and beliefs.
Since hypnotherapy invokes deep relaxation, it is said to reduce blood pressure, stress, anxiety, and pain. It could even change habits like smoking, alcohol consumption and eating too much.
Hypnosis can even be used in eliminating phobias. It can help in reducing predetermined nausea and vomiting brought on by treatment for cancer or pregnancy. It is important to remember that children or people who have mental illnesses should not undergo hypnotism, except under the care of a psychiatrist.
Hypnotherapy for children can resolve problems like bedwetting in children or teenagers. It can also reduce nightmares and night terrors. It also addresses fear or phobia of animals or even school. It also helps children who are having difficulties at school and with behavioral problems.
Results show that children who took hypnotherapy are more confident, they have an increased self-esteem, reduced stress, tension and anxiety. Children are also able to get rid any of their negative emotions which affect their school performance or social interaction.
Being a good parent does not only mean that we should provide the physical and material needs of our children. Giving them emotional and mental support and providing the best possible future to our children is our responsibility.
Hypnotherapy is an alternative medication. And alternative medicine is being used by almost 40 percent of Americans nowadays. Alternative medication can render very successful results, sometimes much better than taking prescribed drugs and medicines.
Hypnotherapy or hypnosis for children is an option which you can try to help your children face their problems. There are people testifying to its phenomenal results, but also there are critics saying that there is not enough evidences showing significant results. But surely, something drug-free, calming and enjoyable is something worthwhile to be used for both children and adults.