By Greg Turner | August 10, 2016
Yes, child hypnosis does absolutely work. In fact, it is easier to work with children than to work with adults!
Hypnosis works by communicating with the unconscious mind of a person. This process is easier to do with children because they are already more in tune with their unconscious mind. Children, specially young children, are in a naturally occurring trance most of the time.
The language of trance work is imagination along with works spoken with some theatricality. Anything to draw in and absorb the child’s attention.
One of the best ways for working with very young children is through stories. You if you have, for example, a young girl you can tell a story of a fairy princess in a far away place with a similar problem and how she handled it.
The typical problems that come up for teenage children are self confidence and anxiety around test taking. Both of these issues can be worked with using hypnosis.
Parents want to know their role in the process. Typically, the parent can sit quietly in the background while I work with their child. Sometimes if I get a hint that there is some conflict between the child and parent that is causing the child’s problem, I may ask the parent to stop out from the room so that the child will feel that she can speak with me honestly.