Hypnosis is currently being used to treat a variety of disease and various disorders. While it has become an established therapeutic method for adult, hypnosis in children is just gaining ground. It is being used in children to help them overcome issues like anxiety, fear etc. it is amazing to note that many children respond well to hypnosis. This is the key reason why the technique is becoming quite popular among professionals in resolving child hood disorders
The common technique used in children is the "blow away" technique. During the therapy session the child is encourage to blow away the unwanted feeling after they have been put into a hypnotic state. Other common techniques used by professionals would include relaxation as well as utilizing mental images that are related to the child daydream or fantasy.
The average number of session required to deal with a particular disorder is between four to eight session. However it must be noted that the ideal number of session required in hypnosis for children would vary depending on the severity of the case and how fast the child responds to therapy.
Various specific disorders that can be resolved with hypnosis in children include bedwetting, eating disorders, thumb sucking etc
Children can be hypnotic as young as three years old; however children above five years are more responsive to therapy. A lot of people have the notion that children undergo hypnosis they do not have an idea of what they are saying, but the hypnotist makes sure they know what they are saying and that their speech at that point in time is most beneficial to them.
It is important that children get the necessary attention they need when these disorders arise because a deepening of this disorder would lead to inability to focus and eventually have effects on their studies as well as lead to social withdrawal. Their behavioral problem then begins to manifest in various mannerism.
Hypnosis in children help correct these deep seated mannerism by bringing about positive influences in the child subconscious, however these changes are not permanent as they can be reversed by negative influences. If such an event occurs it would require that backup sessions would be scheduled to reinforce the positive influences so as to solidify their effect on the child.
Despite the fact that child hypnosis is just gaining grounds among doctors, it is being recognized as being extremely valuable in addressing various child hood disorders.