What is pediatric hypnosis?
Does your child suffer from chronic headache or migraine?
Does your child struggle with anxiety or depression?
Is your child wetting his/her bed frequently?
If any of the above (or some of them) applies to you and your family, can I just say….you are not the only one who is going through tough time.
There are different ways to treat conditions like headache, anxiety, enuresis (bed-wetting), and sleep disorder, and I would like to introduce you to hypnosis. Some people may call it hypnotherapy.
So what is hypnosis or hypnotherapy?
Dan Kohen, MD and Pam Kaiser, PhD are the founders of National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute (NPHTI) and say “hypnosis is a tool to strengthen children’s existing or under-developed skills in self-regulation.” (See this article for more information).
What Pediatric Hypnosis is not:
It’s not something where a hypnotherapist would make your child quack like a duck (or sleep-walk).
Hypnosis is an evidence-based, scientifically proven technique to help your child overcome his/her struggles by treating medical or psychological disorders.
Pediatric hypnosis is an awesome way to help children because they are naturally great at imagination and super focused once immersed in this type of environment!
For example, have you experienced that your child gets into playing video games and can’t hear you yelling for dinner? Or has your child enjoys playing a basketball game so much that he/she notices bruises on their knee the next day but didn’t feel the pain during the game? Your child is natural at hyper-focusing on something they enjoy already!
Some examples of the REAL hypnosis are presented by my dear friend and psychologist Jody Thomas, PhD.
I often use hypnosis techniques with my patients to shift their attention from something that’s bothering them to something that makes them feel good, safe, and comfortable so that they can control themselves. It’s quite fascinating to witness the positive change overtime:)
Want to hear more about it? Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free 15-minute consultation.
Until next time…be well.