Hypnotherapy EFT for Anxiety in Northwich Cheshire
Anxiety and depression in children

Can hypnotherapy help with anxiety in children?

If you are a parent, you will certainly already be aware of some of the challenges currently facing children. Parents often ask me ‘Can hypnotherapy help with anxiety in children? I am happy to say that the answer is yes, it certainly can!

In many cases, children can face a complicated and uncertain world in modern society. Social media and peer pressure can heavily influence children and teenagers therefore they may sometimes find it difficult to cope. Unfortunately this can result in problems arising with emotions and behaviour. Kids may struggle with anxieties, fears, confidence issues, bullying or even depression or self harm.

It is estimated that around one in ten children in Great Britain aged between five and sixteen have a recognisable mental disorder. Approximately 4% of children suffering from anxiety or depression. To a child, emotions can be overwhelming and learning how to manage them can be scary.

As a parent it can be really worrying when your child is suffering and unfortunately there are limited resources available on the NHS to deal with these types of issues. If your child is experiencing difficulties, it can be hard to know what to do or where to turn. Waiting lists and children’s services are at breaking point and many children just aren’t getting the help they deserve. However there are ways that you can help as a parent. I work with children and young people but I also help parents. If you are looking for ways to help both your children and even yourself, I can help.

Children can learn to manage and control their own emotional wellbeing

I use a combination of the very latest in solution focused therapies to treat children’s issues such as these, and I teach all my young clients how to manage their emotions, how to overcome fear and how to use the power of their own minds to change things for the better.

Hypnotherapy for children looks very different to how we might imagine. Children already live in a world of imagination, and hypnotherapy is simply using that skill to help the child to change how they feel. EFT is a very gentle technique that teaches children an easy way of being in control of their own feelings.

These methods are simple and help children to learn how to cope with negative emotions and how to have the power to self soothe. EFT empowers children and helps them to become more positive, confident and self-sufficient. Enabling them to grow and achieve to their fullest potential.

Contact me if you would like a chat to discuss your child’s needs, for more information, or to see if solution focused therapies can help.

EFT as first aid for children

Recently my daughter had some little friends over to play. Everything was going fine until James (age four) unwisely decided to rest his hand on the door just as it was being closed. Result – trapped purple fingers and a yell that had me running from the other end of the house like a bat out of hell.

Poor James was inconsolable so instinctively I led him quickly to the tap to rinse his fingers under the water, and while he did that I just began to tap the eft points from the top of his head to collarbone, repeatedly for a moment or two.

The results were quite remarkable. Within about 30 seconds James had stopped crying. Within a minute his breathing had returned to normal, and within two minutes he was completely calm. I asked him if he had any soreness left in his finger, and he paused for a second, then happy as Larry replied “Nope! It’s all better now.”

Upon examination, the fingers that a few minutes earlier were livid purple and undoubtedly bruised were a normal colour with no hint of even slight bruising. James of course took all this in his stride and scampered off, leaving me staring into space in wonder, marvelling once again at the amazing healing power of EFT.

When I next saw James, it was a couple of days later, and when I asked how his fingers were, he had forgotten he had hurt them, and there wasn’t a mark on them. Magic indeed!