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For many children, hypnotism can be very successful in eliminating and managing a
multitude of issues.  Hypnotherapy is a natural drug free way to
heal issues, manage conditions, change behavior and promote wellness.

Sometimes children are better candidates for hypnosis than adults, and the process can help resolve many issues and challenges such as pain, anxiety, bed wetting, ADD/ADHD and asthma, to name a few.

Our experience with most children is that they tend to respond to hypnotic suggestion more easily than adults because they tend to be less inhibited about using their imaginations.  Children as young as age 3 can be hypnotized, though children ages 5 and older seem to respond more easily to the treatment.

How do I know if my child is a candidate for hypnosis?

Most children are capable of being good candidates. It just depends on whether the problems they are having can be helped by hypnosis, whether the child can cooperate, and the skillfulness of the hypnotherapist.

What role, if any, does the parent play during a hypnosis session?

As in any therapy, it is important for parents to be informed, and to provide information.  But in the actual hypnosis session the parent is either in the waiting room or in the background.

How many times does a child typically visit a hypnotist?

Each individual case is different, and some issues take more time to resolve than others.  Generally, most children attend 4 to 8 sessions with a qualified hypnotist. During that time, the hypnotist can teach a child how to do self-hypnosis.

Is hypnosis safe?

Yes, is is safe when the hypnotist is qualified and has training and experience with pediatric hypnosis.  More than 80% of the top 25 children's hospitals identified by Child in February 2005
now use some form of alternative medicine including hypnosis. Medical centers that deal with children's pain or other chronic conditions -- which often defy conventional cures -- are especially likely to employ these therapies.

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