Teens & Students

We all want our families to be healthy – physically, mentally and emotionally, but the truth is that sometimes we forget that growing up and learning about the worlds intricacies can be a very challenging arena for most teenagers and budding adults.

 

The world we live in can be an exciting backdrop for a happy, carefree child but it can also be stressful, confusing and fearful when not equipped for situations that may come too early in their personal development. A child can internalise from a young age and it can stay with them through to adulthood.

 

Sometimes as children we can develop common behavioural issues:

  • Bed Wetting
  • Head Banging
  • Tantrums
  • Selective and picky eaters
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Nail Biting
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Social Anxiety

Not all instances of what we might describe as demanding behaviour are indicative of an underlying issue requiring treatment, some resolve themselves in time as they mature and become more attuned to their social environment. However, others do not grow out of these behaviours naturally, a hypnotherapy course of treatments can be a safe place for your child to be supported. Their issues can be resolved long term or nipped in the bud depending on their personal requirements.

The fun, friendly and upbeat sessions are designed to be enjoyed by your child and often they will not even realise they are being treated. It is a positive experience designed to equip them with relaxation techniques and tools for life. We are mindful, gentle, sensitive and discreet. All parents can of course be present or not, dependent on their preferences.

 

Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for medical care but can help and support during or following medical treatment. In some areas, we may require written permission from your medical practitioner before we are able to provide treatment.

Hypnotherapy is an effective treatment to enable your child to explore their inner-confidence and flourish. Being a teenager can raise many challenges in any household.

Here are some common ailments:

  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem and Confidence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Exam Stress
  • Self Harm

Emotional Signs of Anxiety:

  • Cries often
  • Becomes cranky or angry for no clear reason
  • Is afraid of making even minor mistakes
  • Has extreme ​anxiety
  • Doubts their skills and abilities, even when there’s no reason to
  • Can’t handle any criticism, no matter how constructive
  • Has panic attacks (or is afraid of having panic attacks)
  • Has pressing fears or phobias
  • Worries about things way off in the future
  • Often has nightmares about losing a parent or loved one
  • Has obsessive thoughts or worries about bad things happening or upsetting topics

Behavioural Signs of Anxiety:

  • Avoids participating in class activities
  • Stays silent or preoccupied when expected to work with others
  • Avoids social situations with peers or school
  • Refuses to speak to peers or strangers in stores, restaurants, etc.
  • Becomes emotional or angry when separating from family or loved ones
  • Begins to have explosive outbursts
  • Starts withdrawing from activities
  • Constantly seeks approval from parents, teachers, and friends
  • Has compulsive behaviours, like frequent hand washing or arranging things

Hypnotherapy is a useful tool to let go of anxiety and any hidden fears that may come to the surface by unlocking the subconscious mind.

Self Esteem

  • Have a negative image of themselves, they might feel bad, ugly, unlikeable or stupid
  • Lack confidence
  • Find it hard to make and keep friendships, and may feel victimised by others
  • Feel lonely and isolated
  • Tend to avoid new things and find change hard
  • Can’t deal well with failure
  • Tend to put themselves down and might say things like ‘I’m stupid’ or ‘I can’t do that’
  • Are not proud of what they achieve and always think they could have done better
  • Are constantly comparing themselves to their peers in a negative way

We use tools and techniques to boost esteem long term.

Hypnotherapy for Teenagers

Eating disorders

We are particularly sensitive to these issues…we do not want you to suffer in silence and making an appointment is a very good sign you are on your way to recovery – to be free from the constraints of an eating disorder.

 

Hypnotherapy can be a very effective complementary therapy and we see encouraging results by instilling confidence and support.
Disordered eating tends to start in teenage years (and often even younger) and all too often continues into later life. People suffering with an eating disorder, focus and obsess around food, believing that by controlling food intake or weight they can rid themselves of their lack of self worth and painful feelings.

 

Our hypnosis sessions work at building self-esteem and confidence because it is those unacknowledged feelings and unresolved problems that have a way of turning into overeating, purging or strictly controlling and denying food. We aim to permanently break that destructive cycle of bingeing, yo-yo dieting or self-starvation, changing the punishing thought patterns to enable them to rid themselves from the disease by finding a healthy, balanced approach to food and their body. We re-programme the negative patterns of thought that enable the eating disorder to conduct their life. We also introduce intuitive eating where we identify the toxic self-talk, the blocks and negative mentalities around food and body and replace them with inner peace and choices based on the most informative guide, our intuition. We also focus on gut health and nutrition.

 

Hypnotherapy reconnects you to areas of your life that you’ve been hiding from, it allows you to break free from stories and imprints you’ve been living and believing around food and body dysmorphia, and most importantly, banish the negative noise and self-talk. It is a journey and immensely relieving.

 

Intuitive Eating is a non-diet diet – an approach developed to help people who have issues around food. It’s tempting to believe that there’s a way to lose weight quickly, easily and permanently by taking drastic measures, eliminating entire food groups, radically cutting calories or going on a low-carb diet. In reality, most people are unable to override their body’s natural biology and cravings for extended periods of time. Instead of trying diet after diet only to feel like a failure every time you cannot stick to such a rigid plan, stop dieting altogether and join the intuitive eating tribe. Guilt free, nourishment with self care as the base line.

 

We are very sensitive to these issues, creating a safe haven for the client & offer long term support, a minimum of 10 sessions is required. We really do see incredible results, sometimes teenagers need to be in an environment outside of the home or classroom and we find this can be very beneficial for long term results.

Exam Stress

Exam season can be a really daunting time for teenagers and students, whereas others seem to just take it in their stride. They feel under-pressure and you may find that helping them get organised for revision is an uphill struggle but it is important to note that each young person has their own way of revision that often works for them.

 

If you’re worried about your child’s exams and the marks they might get, imagine how overwhelming it might be for them. Preparing for and sitting exams can be a very pressured time, and then, once the exams are finished, it’s a countdown to the results which can be equally stressful for everyone.

 

As a parent you can support your child or brood through this time, just by being there for them and encouraging them to talk about their feelings and fears. Arrange some downtime for them in between the exams so they can fully recharge before the next exam. Having some balance is very important and can help them manage their stress and anxiety levels.

Support

It is important to remember that every teenager will approach their exam season in their particular way and whether it is listening to music whilst revising or studying with friends together in a group. Read our top tips below.

  1. Make sure they have a comfortable place to work and study which is quiet.
  2. If you do not have a suitable spot, make it easy for them to study elsewhere, like the library or at someone’s home. It may be better to go out and let them have the house to themselves at crucial times for an hour or so.
  3. Establish a revision routine by re-arranging the family’s schedules and priorities that works for them.
  4. Give them a break and understand lost tempers and moodiness.
  5. Try to avoid nagging them as it can help them lose focus.
  6. Don’t go in for bribes; encourage them to work for their own satisfaction.
  7. Arrange some downtime so they can have a break from revision and exams.
  8. Be calm, positive and reassuring and put the whole thing into perspective.

Students

Everyone else around you seems to know what they are doing, and you seem to be confused and overwhelmed. The rollercoaster ride of growing up feels tiring and the negative noise in your head is pushing you towards feeling down and anxious. Other times, life is fun and interesting. It is this juxtaposition of feeling in control and upbeat one moment to feeling engulfed the next, that we can really soothe.

 

Sometimes you just need that extra hand from someone who is not a friend or parent. At any stage of life, we can feel stuck and inhibited. We can help support you and get you back into your authentic self, remembering your self worth, to stop overthinking with comparison. Ultimately being able to step into your confidence.

 

The techniques we use are non-evasive and a safe way to open blocks, re-programme pathways that are limiting your life and build resilience. Positive reframing to uplift your thoughts and change your own world around you, it is a supportive, effective transformational tool for moving forwards.

 

I take you step-by-step into your most empowered, authentic and confident self. We use a 4 pillar programme to rid the negative noise, inner-critic, limiting belief systems and instil coping mechanisms, useful for life.

 

We have to work together to establish root causes, subconscious thinking and thought processes that are outdated.
You have the tools within you to be reset, invigorated and ignited. It’s uplifting!

Your self-belief system can either inhibit or instil confidence – those with a positive stance will be more confident.
Your beliefs also in turn affect the physical processes in your body. In other words, every thought we think creates a physical reaction in our bodies, think butterflies in your tummy.

 

Our thoughts also affect our blood flow, which is why we can blush at a vague thought.

 

Thoughts can create anxiety and tension, increase blood pressure and heart rate and can even have a powerful effect on self esteem and alignment.

  • your thoughts control your feelings
  • your feelings affect your body
  • your feelings control your action
  • your actions control your behaviour

Thoughts affect chemical changes in the body.

 

Positive thinking can produce chemicals in the brain and cells of the central nervous system, which then affects the immune system too.

The sessions are cosy, non-judgemental and upbeat. We use our main four pillars of support – Hypnotherapy, EFT, Meditation and Mindfulness.

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