Hypnosis for Children
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness in which the brain essentially works in an alpha state, thus emitting alpha waves. This frequency is associated with states of deep relaxation such as meditation and sleep.
In a hypnotic state, the patient remains conscious and alert, however, their attention is focused on themselves.
In this state, the cerebral hemispheres achieve an excellent capacity for communication with each other, facilitating the exchange of symbolic and psychic information between the conscious, the preconscious, and the unconscious. The patient is thus able to communicate with their unconscious easily.
Hypnosis in children happens in the same way as it does with adults. The child or adolescent remains awake, aware and in complete control of oneself. Children enter into a hypnotic state more easily than adults because they have a great imagination, which is the language of the unconscious. Children, therefore, make hypnosis a simple procedure.
A large proportion of the problems arising in childhood and adolescence can be overcome through clinical hypnosis:
Behavior problems such as low self-esteem, insecurity, fears, phobias, depression, difficulty sleeping, problems related to food, anxiety, difficulty in school performance, hyperactivity and attention deficit.