Benefits of Hypnosis for Children
Hypnosis for children is starting to get attention nowadays since it is giving and showing results in helping children deal with problems, illnesses and other conditions. Hypnosis is getting recognized as a treatment. It is getting attention from pediatricians who are not even using this practice or method
Some benefits of hypnotherapy would include treatment of anxiety, fears and phobias, reducing pain and stress, self confidence building, alleviating depression, addressing loss of weight, putting stop into smoking and even enhance performance whether in athletics or academics.
Hypnosis makes use of the deep relaxation as its element. Deep relaxation enables the mind to be more receptive of changes since the mind opens up during this time. This period of deep relaxation is not a sleeping nor an awake period of time. This is induced by a person skilful in therapy and hypnosis. The mind is awake during this time, unlike what myths say, that the mind during this period is completely unconscious.
Unlike what most people and doubters say that a hypnotized person is unable to control their own actions, children have the command on their own action. Receptivity is important. You cannot hypnotize a person who does not want to be hypnotized.
This is the same for hypnotism for children. Even if the parents like to have the children undergo hypnotherapy, it is important to make sure that the children understand this process and able to get their full attention and cooperation. Although the mind is open during the period of hypnosis, the subconscious would still not accept the suggestion if it conflicts with the person’s values and beliefs.
Since hypnotherapy invokes deep relaxation, it is said to reduce blood pressure, stress, anxiety, and pain. It could even change habits like smoking, alcohol consumption and eating too much.
Hypnosis can even be used in eliminating phobias. It can even help in reducing predetermined nausea and vomiting brought by treatment for cancer or pregnancy. It is important to remember that children or people who have mental illnesses should not undergo hypnotism
Hypnotherapy for children can resolve problems like bedwetting in children or teenagers. It can also reduce nightmares and night terrors. It also addresses fear or phobia of animals or even school. It also helps children who are having difficulties at school and with behavioural problems.
Results showed that children who took hypnotherapy are more confident, they have an increased self-esteem, reduced stress, tension and anxiety. Children are also able to get rid any of their negative emotions which affect their school performance or social interaction.
Being a good parent does not only mean that we should provide the physical and material needs of our children. Giving them emotional and mental support and be able to provide the best possible future to our children is our responsibility.
Hypnotherapy is an alternative medication. And alternative medicine is being used by almost 40 percent of Americans nowadays. Alternative medication can render very successful results, sometimes much better than taking prescribed drugs and medicines.
Hypnotherapy or hypnosis for children is an option which you can try to help your children face their problems. There are people testifying on its phenomenal results, but also there are critics saying that there are not enough evidences showing significant results. But surely, something drug-free, calming and enjoyable is something worthwhile to be used for the children.