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?
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.