Help for Children’s Problems with Rosamond Lloyd
Is your child experiencing any of these difficulties?
Firstly, it is essential that you have consulted with your child’s GP and that all medical diagnoses have been established.
How can I then help?
Children respond to hypnotherapy very successfully and naturally.
First of all we have a chat about the issue they have come for.
I always talk directly to your child rather than just ask you questions about them however and generally I ask you to let them answer for themselves rather than jumping in to help them.
When I need extra information I usually ask them if it is OK now if I ask mum or dad a question to see what they think. In this way they are reassured that they are the important person in the room and their opinion counts.
We talk about how things are now, how long they have been this way and how they would prefer to think, feel and behave instead.
I ask them (and sometimes you) about the qualities they already have that will help them get over the problem. In this way elicit from them that they are strong, optimistic, determined or confident in other situations.
Focusing on a positive element will help with the solution.
Naturally I adapt my language to the age and interests of the child in question.
Children experience a light trance, a dreamy kind of state many times a day quite naturally. When they are waking or falling asleep, or just becoming absorbed in thought or in imaginative play.
Children have a well developed sense of imagination and frequently imagine they are Spiderman or whichever character they particularly like at the time.
In this kind of state, their minds are really creative and receptive to positive suggestions and can come up with solutions to problems.
Children are quite happy to close their eyes and relax to enjoy a guided daydream packed full of positive suggestions for them to ‘act out’ in their imagination.
During my sessions I will almost always include positive suggestions for confidence and self esteem whatever problem is being addressed.
Then, depending on their age, I might help them to relax just in a similar way to the way I would do with adults but using appropriate language for their age group e.g. ‘now just let your arms go all floppy and tired, now see if your legs are more or less floppy and tired.’ etc.
I might just get them to imagine something as if telling them a story.
They are encouraged to relax, feel at ease and a little day dreamy but they do not go to sleep and they do hear everything that is said, albeit in a possibly dreamy way.
I always encourage parents to stay in the room, especially for the first session, so a child will feel more at ease.
It also puts your mind (as the parent) at ease to see that the process is safe and positive; gentle or as fun as appropriate.
Sometimes older children prefer to be on their own so they don’t have a sense of ‘being observed’.
I recommend you to have a chat with your child and go along with their preferences as many children are quite happy on their own after a first or second session.
Also remember that children mature quite differently and can often seem considerably older or younger than their chronological age.
Treatment varies according to the problem and to the age of the child but will always include positive suggestions for confidence and guided imagery so that they vividly imagine themselves overcoming their problem with ease.
They are encouraged to see, hear and feel themselves responding in a more appropriate way, which seems right for them.
Everything is gentle and positive and is aimed at helping them overcome their present difficulty.
There is absolutely no ‘messing with minds’ as some parents fear and since in any case you can elect to be there with them you can be completely reassured that the process is natural and safe.
Why choose me as your child’s hypnotherapist?
Having previously mentioned in the About Me section I have worked with children and families, in schools and family homes and many other settings for 25+ years .
My experience, qualifications and passion for empowering children to live happy, healthy lives is at the core of my hypnotherapy practice.
I work from a private therapy setting in Kingswinford but also have clients in Stourbridge, Hagley, Kinver, Dudley, Wolverhampton and elsewhere in the West Midlands.
I provide a comfortable, calm and relaxed, child friendly environment where you and your child can be assured of a safe, caring and confidential experience.
I will be focusing on your child’s success and supporting you both every step of the way.
I am however more than happy to work with you and your child in your own home if you feel this would help them to feel more comfortable.
Until it’s done, it always seems impossible.