The Sooner Attended, The Better!

Of course, this also applies to adults, but studies show that children and teenagers can very quickly descend into deep sorrow. They do not have the inner strength to support themselves. They are not yet fully grown. Thus, the children and young adults are always given priority when they need support.

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Hypnotherapy for children

More and more children and adolescents are diagnosed with ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), learning disabilities, lack of concentration, etc. The reasons for this are varied, and sometimes paradoxical. On the one hand there are children whose time is planned down to the last minute with a variety of activities such as sports, language or other courses, etc. On the other hand, there are children whose parents are often absent because of work or other reasons, and leave their children alone. Those children often distribute their free time between playing computer games or social network on the PC, when not watching TV.

For young people, social networks or SMS messaging are very important forms of socializing. In addition, many study and listen to music through headphones at the same time, maybe let the computer run by and casually send another SMS. For them, it is a completely normal way of being. Many know nothing else.

Only, if the brain is constantly overwhelmed and overworked, it is not surprising that these people suffer from concentration or learning disorders. For example, they are not accustomed to focus on only one thing for any length of time, their brain being used to operate at different levels most of the time. No wonder then if, when they have to sit quietly in front of a test, they have trouble concentrating.

In school, children and adolescents are under more and more pressure, more and more is expected of them. This is so because we live in a society where the hustle and bustle of activity is normal. Thus, the children often have no notion of what peace and serenity mean.

Hustle leads to unconscious fears. Not knowing “who”, “where”, “whether”, “what is”, the children lack self-confidence and rely on external objects (many of which are virtual objects) for clues. Then, if one of those “clues” is unavailable, fear produces a further anchoring of already existing symptoms such as test anxiety, and can increase aggressive behaviour. Also, if children are only recognised by the parents when they bring home notes or certificates, they identify with grades and performance, and are afraid to fail. It is not a failure of the parents, but the pressure of the society in which we live!

Hypnosis in Children & Adolescents

EEG measurements have shown that children and young people up until the age of 21 are more or less in a natural state of hypnosis. Furthermore, they have not the necessary life experience to solve their own problems, fears, and worries, like an adult. Thus, the process with children differs from that with adults. It is adapted according to the age of the child / adolescent. It is important to perceive young people as they really are, and help them to manifest existing potential.

Relaxation techniques (such as autogenic training and / or progressive muscle relaxation) It can be practiced in groups or one on one, in a loving environment and with loving companions. Slowly and carefully learning to let go and relax, can help the young to contact him/herself, and feel safe to freely and slowly break away from hectic life patterns and find him/herself, instead of being trained to forced quietness.