Children Are Often The Best Subjects For Hypnotherapy
Children can benefit from hypnotherapy in more ways than you might imagine. The research and clinical literature on hypnosis with children suggests that they are good hypnotic subjects and typically more easily hypnotizable than an adult. Children generally have very active fantasy lives, which will enable easy access to the imagination, making change work possible.
Hypnotherapy can help to eliminate habits such as:
Bed-wetting (enuresis), Nail biting, Hair-pulling (trichotillomania), Encopresis (soiling), Stuttering, Anger, Thumb sucking, Sleep-Walking, Fears and/or Phobias.
Hypnotherapy can help benefit children to improve in areas such as:
In today’s practice, an overwhelming number of case histories are of adults who seek help understanding childhood memories. It is really amazing how much damage can be done by a well-meaning, but misunderstood remark. Especially when it comes from a trusted source like a parent or a teacher.
Children all have individual personalities, just as adults do. They each respond to comments by authority figures in their own way. For instance, a parent might see a poor report card and try to use reverse psychology to motivate the child. The parent might say something like: "I can't believe any kid of mine is this dumb." If the child has enough self-confidence, it might provoke him into trying harder; but if the child is insecure, a statement like that could make him believe that he really is dumb, or worse, that his father or mother doesn't love him.
Teenagers can also benefit from hypnotherapy. It can be effective in improving concentration, memory and learning ability. Hypnotherapy is a wonderful tool for redirecting energy and negativity. It can also be helpful in dealing with behavior problems such as peer pressure, anger, delinquency and drug addiction. With teenagers, however, motivation plays a much larger roll. It is essential that they understand and want the change.
Hypnotherapy can help children to understand what was really meant, and prevent the misunderstanding from becoming an emotional scar that would limit their personal growth or performance throughout their life.
Problems with studying can be due to bad habits. Your sense of how to manage your time or how to concentrate may be poorly defined and put into action. This results in an unnecessary drain on your energy and emotions. For example, if you have an exam, a progress report, research for a lecture, any act of learning that requires preparation and organisation, you can see it as a traumatic, self punishing experience by delaying it. If, instead, you did the task in small bite size increments before your deadline, your task would be considerably easier.
This is not a complex, tedious process. It simply involves breaking your whole project into workable segments. You can do this with any block of material, such as the information to be learned for an exam. Your learning module can be compared to a jigsaw puzzle piecing together each bit until the whole picture emerges.
Other poor study habits may result from the physical location of your study area and your association with it.
1. Designate one particular location for study and use that place consistently.
2. Eliminate any external distractions.
3. Leave the location as soon as you are unable to concentrate.
Some distractions will never be easy or even possible to eliminate, such as a neighbours, dog barking, or traffic.
If your concentration has diminished it can be regulated by a time set for your activity. Give yourself a starting and stopping time that is within your normal attention span and then work within those limits. Without a time limit you can create exhaustion. Don’t keep to your stopping time if you can no longer concentrate. When you can’t focus your attention on your material, it is time to stop and leave the location. This will allow your to associate with the study area as a positive one. You will view it as a productive place where you can succeed at what you are doing.
Anxiety, stress and depression are all too common these days and with these negative thoughts and feelings, it is very difficult to concentrate on studying.
Many students fail to do themselves justice during exams. Even though they have spent time studying and learning in great detail, when the time comes to take the exam they become so nervous that their mind goes blank. They might have expected a higher grade but have performed with less efficiency, getting lower grades or even failing altogether. Fear is a powerful force, which can seem to erase volumes of material that you thought you had successfully committed to memory.
It is these cases that can benefit from CBT cognitive behavioral to break-up old habits, and learn new skills and techniques for reducing the constant worry.