Working with Children

The world around us can cause problems for children, the same as it does for adults.  Physical growth over short periods of time, and the accompanying concerns about body changes can bring about stress and cause a loss of self-esteem.  School can trouble a child whether it is problems with studies, teachers or peers.  Another cause of stress is fears: fear of the potential danger in school, fear of the dark, fear of going to sleep, fear of doctors or needles, etc.  A child might be embarrassed of habits they have not been able to overcome, like bed-wetting or thumb sucking.  The introduction of a new baby or other family structure change can cause undue stress for them. Of course, you have the major issues that can affect them from hearing about or experiencing crimes and abuses. The child’s world is the one around them until they experience the remaining expanse of the world outside their sphere. They are the “center” of their world. From that aspect, everything else is where they are also. They take on family problems as if they are their own. They sometimes feel fearful or guilty when their parents have relationship issues, as if they caused or should have prevented it. When this occurs, it creates a child older than his actual age. They can carry this guilt and fear into marriage and adult relationships, especially with their children.


School Influences

• The loss of a friend who moves away

• A teacher or principal shaming or frightening them

A peer or teacher who passed away or got seriously ill

 Boredom with school

Making new friends

Problems with schoolwork

Falling behind in a subject

For a shy child, getting up in front of others in a classroom is hard

Other children threatening or bullying them

Pressures of drugs, sex, alcohol, and criminal behavior add tremendous stress


Societal Influences

The Media:


Television and movies regularly present violence, sex and innuendo as the norm.

TV sit-coms project shallowness and self-centeredness.

Advertising and acquisition causes parents to go crazy trying to buy everything the child wants.

Pre-teens understand that must be very thin or buff like the models or risk unacceptable by their peers. Young girls, especially, begin worrying about their weight at any earlier and earlier age.

News events on TV:


War and the resulting migration of homeless families

Famine and other tragedies within countries

Kidnappings, abuse and other mayhem against children

The latest disease or other terrors


All of these are projected on the screen and bombard children and adults alike. This constant barrage of negative messaging affects both children and adults.


Family Influences

Dissatisfied parents who can never be pleased

Being compared to a sibling

An older sibling leaving for school

A death in the family

Divorce or other separation

Loss of a parent or favorite grandparent

Moving away from friends or members of the family

A depressed, anxious or highly-strung parent

Family members who are chronic worriers

An abusive sibling who teases or shames

Arguments or violence between parents

Threats of harm

An addictive parent or step-parent

Physical, sexual or verbal abuse

A parent or sibling who is physically ill much of the time


Peer Influences

Moving to a new school

Having to make new friends

Handling bullies

Unfamiliarity with schoolwork

Falling behind in a subject

Being teased for not fitting the status quo

The struggle to belong

Rejection by groups



The Power of the Imagination  
Children have a great imagination; that is until it is interfered with by family and school and other influences. The imagination is the bridge between the conscious and the unconscious mind. As such, a Hypnotherapist can reach the child’s subconscious, at deep levels of hypnosis, very quickly and much more so than with adults. Using adventure stories, games, role-playing, and other tools that stimulate the child’s imagination, a Hypnotherapist is very effective when working with children.


What Hypnosis Can Do For Children
Children are more accepting of hypnosis. They like to discover and thrive on new experiences. They are willing to learn things, willing to accept new ideas, as long as they understand the manner in which they are presented to them. Easily relaxed and focused, children are able to change and are versatile. Before they reach twelve years old, they accept most ideas uncritically. Adults rational question and have concerns that have formed through their life experiences where children do not. Children readily accept hypnosis due to a lack of fear and misconception about it.
Hypnosis is a wonderful method to build a child's confidence. The child can feel empowered instead of a “victim.” They willing use their natural talents in making the changes they desire. Hypnosis calls upon their creativity.


With our experienced Hypnotherapists, the children find true success in all aspects of their lives. They will be happier, and advertise a genuine release from the past.