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How to Harness your Childs Visualisation to help them cope with demands

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How to Harness your Childs Visualisation to help them cope with demands

Increasing confidence through guided visualisation

Today, a large proportion of children have insecurities, possibly from the pressures they are experiencing on a daily basis. Many parents report to me that they feel society has changed, with a greater demand for children to perform to a higher standard resulting in too much homework, too many tests and no freedom or leisure time for their children.

It is also evident that with the increased usage of online social environments, a lot of parents worry their children appear less confident in ‘real’ social situations and unable to establish positive peer relationships. This observation makes parents concerned about their children’s future in the job market and indeed whether they are having a happy and active childhood.

What is important to understand is that children often find it difficult to put words to their emotions or even explain why they behave the way they do. Frequently, children simply know they are feeling something ‘unpleasant’ which makes that particular sensation disturbing and this in itself causes the child to experience confusion.

Harness your child’s vivid imagination to help them

If a child is subjected to a long and draining analytical intervention from parents or a professional, your child will often be left confused since concepts are too abstract and emotional which result in your child feeling intimidated and powerless. This is the reason why my natural approach, using guided visualisation techniques, appeals to young people as they are accustomed to utilising their vivid imagination. Instead of feeling powerless, your child will feel supported, secure and willing to open up to new ideas. Your child will focus on what they want to happen instead of what they don’t want to happen and, in turn, this will bring about the desired behaviour or feeling.

Most importantly, my visualisation exercises are matched to the mind of a young person, who typically presents with a shorter attention span and who thrives on experiencing success rather than being faced with failure. I aim to ensure your child is never put in a position where they might feel they could fail. It is very much about your child achieving results in order for your child to build self-confidence and give them a sense of empowerment by gaining control over their own life.

Choosing a holistic approach to support your child is valuable as it involves no use of medicine but is a calming and gratifying experience that greatly boosts your child’s self-reliance as well as encouraging a better flow of communication academically and socially.