How Effective is Hypnotherapy? | Hypnotherapy vs Other Therapies (renewed-edge.com)Hypnotherapy for children, teens and adults can be used very successfully for a number of issues. Children and Teens respond well as they are generally open minded and imaginative. Hypnotherapy for children draws upon their imagination to nurture characteristics such as self-esteem and confidence. Parents can be confused about how to help their child or teen, and may choose this option after other therapies or options have failed.
Some of the common issues that can be treated with hypnotherapy include: fears, phobias, anxiety and behaviours such as nail biting, bed wetting, ticks and hair pulling. Hypnotherapy itself, is very pleasent, it is similar to a meditation or a daydream however it is a more deeply relaxed state of mind. Mental images and deep relaxation allows the Client to correct bahaviour using the conscious and sub conscious mind. Our subconscious mind is where belief systems, perceptions, programmed habits are housed. When we get the conscious and sub conscious working together to solve an issue it can have fast and efficient results. However it is very important that the Client wants to make these changes and is eager to get this help. A parent or guardian should be present for any hypnotherapy session with a child under 18. It takes approx 1.5 hours and may take several sessions depending on the individual. Recordings of each session are provided so that the Client can listen to it anytime they wish, this reenforces the work being done. Hypnotherapy is safe because the client is in control the whole time.
Please note - If your child has been diagnosed with Acute Anxiety Disorder (AAD) or another serious anxiety disorder or mental health condition they should be refereed to hypnotherapy by their GP.
Is Hypnotherapy Safe?
Yes, hypnotherapy is safe and well used and recognised for many years. Hypnotherapy is recognised as a treatment option by the NHS (National Health Service) in the UK. The Professional Standards Authority (The Parliamentary Body that regulate Health Care in the UK), also offer hypnotherapy as a treatment. In the USA the American Medical Association approved Hypnotherapy as far back as 1958 and in the UK the British Medical Association approved it in 1955. The American Psychological Association approved hypnosis as a Science in 1960. For 200 years previous to this, medical and psychological professionals were using hypnosis to benefit their patients.
Does Hypnotherapy work?
Here are the astounding results from a comparative study released in 1970.
Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
Behaviour Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions
Caoimhe O'Grady Tegart is a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register and The International Society for Paediatric Hypnotherapy