It underlies many conditions! Childhood Anxiety is on the rise!
Unfortunately, at a time in their lives when we feel children should be carefree it seems that they feel under more pressure than ever before! Where does this pressure come from?
Tests and exams at earlier and earlier ages, face-to-face and social media bullying, family break-ups, lack of quality sleep, childhood fears & phobias, inappropriate and unsupervised TV and on-line viewing to name but a few causes!
Luckily I have answers for you that can be a tremendous help for anxious children. If the anxieties and fears are very strong probably a face to face session is the most effective method since everything is tailored to the individual child or young person.
Nevertheless, I always advise trying one of my MP3s or CD's first. Thousands of children all over the English speaking world have overcome their anxiety through regular bedtime listening to the appropriate track for their particular issue. The audios are a great first attempt and often do the trick!
If they need further individual help they will still have gained benefit from the audio. They will have become accustomed to my voice and to the type of imaginative activity I might ask them to do in the treatment session. And it will almost certainly have begun the process of positive change and this will reduce the number of sessions required.
There is a lot of anxiety around sleeping too … or rather NOT sleeping! Children are afraid of the dark, monsters, household sounds, being the only one left awake, possible intruders, being parted from their Mum or Dad Separation Anxiety … so many fears can be relieved through gentle hypnotherapy, CBT or BWRT.
Let your worries fly away
Rub out those negative thoughts & beliefs
Take on positivity & confidence
Appreciate own good qualities
Feel greater sense of self worth
Feel loved & appreciated
Enjoy being yourself
NOCTURNAL ENURESIS (WETTING THE BED)
Nocturnal Enuresis is the medical term but most of people think of it as ‘wetting the bed’! Whatever you call it, it can be a very distressing problem when it continues as a child gets older.
Children, and particularly teenagers, find it embarrassing and go to great lengths to hide it and live in fear that their peers will find out their ‘guilty secret’. They feel ‘babyish’ and ashamed even though it is certainly not their fault. They miss out on sleepovers and school trips and their self-esteem can plumit.
A medical check is important
To rule out physical causes such as urinary, kidney infections and, in the case of sudden onset, possible childhood diabetes amongst other things. (Don’t get too worried about this as it is not normally the case but it is definitely worth checking out.)
When can Hypnotherapy help?
It can help where the problem is related to habit, anxiety or negative expectations of wetting the bed all very likely when they’ve been wetting the bed for years.
Hypnotherapy is natural, safe and drug free. I’ve been helping young people with this problem and in general get very positive results. Many of these children have been through the medical clinic system and used alarms and other methods to no avail!
In the first instance I suggest regular listening for several weeks to one of the following downloads available: Contact me for details
I’m dry at night (5 yrs to 9 yrrs)
Control your bladder (9/10 yrs to about 15/16 yrs).
Often, particularly if your child has some dry nights already, this may be enough but if your child needs more help, then consider one-to-one appointments.