Shift, Change, Evolve

Children and Adolescents

Essentialist hypnotherapy for children & adolescents

Kirsty is a qualified teacher experienced in working with children and adolescents aged 5 - 18, and offers therapy sessions especially tailored to meet the needs of each child.

Children respond very well to hypnotherapy, as they are naturally suggestive. The entryway between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind is the imagination, and children are thus naturally adept at reaching deep levels of hypnosis where imagery and stories can be profoundly effective in addressing issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem & confidence
  • Bed-wetting
  • Learning & study issues
  • Thumb sucking
  • Weight management
  • Relationship issues – including siblings, school peers, teachers
  • Issues arising from divorce and separation
  • Strong emotions such as anger 
  • Fears and phobias
 

HIGH FUNCTIONING AUTISM

Kirsty also has specific experience working with children who have high functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. Specific behavioural concerns can be addressed via hypnotherapy, allowing for changes significant enough to improve the quality of life for the child as well as the family as a whole.

Hypnotherapy may assist children high functioning Autism and their families in the following areas:

  • Stress reduction
  • Self-confidence and autonomy
  • Social behaviour (eye contact, introversion etc.)
  • Nervous behaviours
  • Anger management
  • Bed-wetting
  • Increased focus and concentration
  • Relationship issues – familial, school peers, teachers
  • Improved bed-time/sleep routine