Adults aren’t the only ones who suffer from low-self esteem and anxiety issues. Our children also face these problems from dealing with the stress and social pressures associated with school and general life. Many parents look for different ways to help boost their child’s confidence.
However, there’s one method that purported to elicit behavioural and emotional changes in kids– and that’s children’s hypnosis.
In this article, we will look at what hypnotherapy is, how it works, and what benefits children gain when they receive a confidence boost.
What is Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy?
Unlike it’s portrayed in movies or TV, hypnosis does not involve putting someone in a trance and making them quack like a duck or behave in other abnormal ways.
In reality, hypnosis is a short-term therapy treatment that aims to heighten a person’s level of awareness. People enter hypnotic or “flow” states all the time when they’re highly focused on a task, playing a video game, or watching their favourite show.
When used in a therapy setting and under the supervision of a trained medical professional, hypnosis can be a powerful tool that a person uses to help them deal with problems and conflicts that arise in life.
In adults, besides boosting confidence, resilience, and self-esteem, these are some of the most commonly mentioned benefits:
- It helps with sleep problems such as insomnia or sleepwalking
- It helps with chronic pain
- It helps with anxiety
- It helps with weight loss
- Many more
Why Hypnotherapy Is Great For My Child’s Confidence and More
After about age 6 or so, hypnosis begins to work exceptionally well on children, as they are old enough to focus but young enough to be a blank slate. Also, the child’s vivid imagination enhances the effects of a hypnotic trance.
Since a lot of self-esteem issues and low confidence come from bad experiences, typically when we’re younger, hypnosis helps them build the tools and techniques to help better cope with negative situations and emotions.
Here are a few ways hypnotherapy can help improve confidence in children.
- Hypnotherapy is a tool for reframing and adjusting your current mental state
- Self-hypnosis can be used to create and reinforce newer, more positive thoughts
- Hypnosis helps them develop more compassion for themselves and others
- Hypnotherapy can help foster the child’s assertiveness
However, hypnotherapy can help in other areas of their lives as well. These are other issues a skilled hypnotherapist can help address:
- Your child hates school
- Your child wets the bed
- Your child deals with fear and anxiety
- Your child has habits such as biting their nails
- Your child is shy or acting out
- Your child has trouble concentrating
- Your child has difficulty forming relationships or making friends
- Your child is sad, angry, or has other emotional issues
Using hypnotherapy while the child is young is the best way to ensure they are put on a path where they can blossom and live a successful, happy life.