What happens in the sessions?
For every child or young person the format of the session remains the same as with adults:
• Talking about what’s been good about your week.
• Talking about the brain and how it causes us to feel or behave in a certain way.
• Goal setting – visualising a small, achievable goal for the week.
• Hypnosis – positive visualisation and suggestion to facilitate change
However, the way I present information to children will be altered to suit their particular interests – we may imagine Superheroes or Harry Potter characters to explain how our brains work for example. Stories, metaphors, positive visualisation, toys and play are all used to make the sessions engaging and relevant to the individual child and are a fun way to help your child begin to make positive change.
There’s no way my child will be able to relax for hypnosis.
Children do not need to be resting back with their eyes closed in order to be relaxed. They may wish to quietly play with a toy, stroke a cushion or colour in a picture. They may sit still but with their eyes open. As long as they are quiet and calm they are in a state of trance and their subconscious mind will be processing the positive suggestions for creating change.