Children And Teens
As a grandfather, and someone who has educated children and teenagers in a wide variety of settings including secondary school classrooms, martial arts classes and one to one tuition and mentoring, I am deeply concerned about the physical and emotional health of the younger generation.
Over the past 25 years, I have found that I have been able to create positive learning experiences for young people in which they can thrive. The hypnotic experience for children and teenagers is empowering and most take to it readily.
If you are a parent who has a child who is suffering from either a physical condition or behavioural issue, please do contact me to discuss whether hypnotherapy is the right approach for your child.
Hypnotherapy can be helpful in the following conditions or issues with children and teenagers:
Nocturnal Enuresis (Bedwetting)
Learning and Exams
Obsessive Thoughts and Compulsive Actions
Encopresis (Soiling underwear or passing faeces in inappropriate places)
Thumb or Finger Sucking
TESTIMONIAL FROM A SATISFIED PARENT
My daughter’s very first session with Daniel had an astonishingly positive impact. The tools he has since given her to improve her confidence, to help her focus and to manage the anxiety that was building up in GCSE year have completely transformed her state of mind. She’s now tackling the stressful exam period (which she and I were both dreading) with an energy and confidence she simply didn’t have a few weeks ago. I cannot recommend him enough.
Mrs K, Bath
My son's levels of anxiety steadly increased when he started senior school and his education suffered. It was not until he refused to go to school that I realised there was a serious problem to address. He stopped leaving the house as passing a stranger on the street or basic communication would bring on anxiety. He had been self diagnosing himself on 'Google' and had concluded he needed mental health drugs from the Doctor. I was horrified at this thought and asked close friends their advice, Daniel was recommended and gave my son 5 sessions over 5 weeks with great results.
My son is now confident enough to apply for Colleges/Apprentiships, although he is still unsure which direction to take his life. His experience of hypnotherapy through Daniel has taught him that he can control his levels of anxiety in taxing situations, which is a life long lesson. Daniel continues to email me with anything that he feels could help my son progress further. To see my son happy in his own skin is everything.
Some Words from an A Level Student:
I came to Daniel struggling with focus, especially during exams and school work. After just a few sessions with him my focus improved greatly and I was getting much better results in tests. I also find homework much easier to complete now I have the ability to focus. Over the two months I have been seeing him, he has given me plenty of tools to use on a daily basis and I am now much more comfortable in exam situations. I cannot recommend Daniel enough. He has helped me in number of ways and he approached me in a very individual and specific way. The experience has been very enjoyable and I now strongly believe hypnotherapy can help in countless situations.
LONG TERM SUPPORT
Sometimes a child or teen may have ongoing issues which may take more than a few sessions to resolve. With these individuals I may see them weekly, fortnightly or monthly. The following is an extended testimonial from a parent of one of these children:
When we approached you over a year ago we felt as a family that we’d “run out of road” in terms of what we could do to help our 7 year-old son. He was having severe difficulties at school and at that time had an undiagnosed condition of Asperger’s Syndrome. We were being offered no support from those professionals who were assessing him, marking his behaviour down as ‘complex’ and moving on. His primary school had decided they couldn’t help him any further and began isolating him from his friends and scaling back any expectations on his learning. We lived with the recurring threat he was likely to be permanently excluded. Around us, those in health and educational fields we had reasonable expectation would help us, seemed to be turning their backs.
So when we first came to you we were at a pretty low ebb. We believed however, that under the veneer of a child who was increasingly prone to violent and emotional outbursts was a kind, polite boy struggling to understand himself and the world he found himself in.
At our initial meetings you provided an empathetic ear and gave an alternate viewpoint to the black hole we considered ourselves to be in. By taking the time to listen and importantly respect our son’s thoughts and feelings, he quickly formed a trusted bond with you so listened to and thought deeply about stories and views you expressed. We saw very soon a change in his behaviours and outlook. You helped him to develop strategies and techniques to control and manage the anxiety he was feeling, the low self-esteem he felt about the way he looked and his concern that he was different to his peers and not “normal”.
Within a few months he was able to better express how he was feeling through words rather than actions. He had a more positive outlook on his school week and looked forward to the opportunity to talk through any of his worries and concerns with you. You were kind, friendly and engaging with him and up until that point, the only adult outside of the family that had taken the time to understand what it was that excited him, interested him or angered him in a non-judgemental way. In a year of emotional highs and lows you were a bedrock of support, providing him with coping mechanisms that have smoothed his path ahead.
We are a year plus on, and having now moved to a school better suited to accommodate his needs, he is a happy, confident boy that is capable of expressing his feelings without allowing his frustrations or anger to overwhelm his behaviours or actions.
You have had a transformational impact upon our son’s life and by consequence upon our wider family. We thank you, but in his own words he says, “Basically last year I was having really bad problems in class. After Daniel had talked to me for the first time I felt a lot of my worries had disappeared. He taught me how to handle my emotions and worries. He also did lots of recordings so I could listen to him anytime of the day or night. After I started [at] my new school I was a bit worried at first but I remembered what Daniel had taught me and I moved on perfectly fine. I feel like Daniel had changed my life.”