Being a child is not easy. There are so many things to learn, so much to know, absorb and assimilate. Alongside mental maturity, kids also need to deal with the physical and hormonal changes in their body. So, it is not surprising if they need a little help along the way – a little boost that will help them with confidence issues, sense of responsibility and in some cases, to manage their treatment (should they be suffering from some difficult illness).
Self Hypnosis is not just for adults and their issues, but can provide effective results for children as well.
Now the question is – how is a child to be trained in self hypnosis?
To answer the query at hand, the basic principle of self hypnosis remains same for both adults and children. Here are the basic steps to follow:
- 1Help your child find a calm and peaceful corner, where neither of you will feel disturbed.
- 2Allow your child to relax and help him calm his breathing. Ask him to imitate the actions of blowing a balloon. It makes it easier for children to grasp the concept of deep breathing.
- 3Guide him to close his eyes, and concentrate. Ask him to relax his body and mind alongside. This should go on for at least 5 minutes.
- 4Ask your kid to imagine a happy place – to concentrate on the color, texture, sights and smell of that ‘happy place’.
- 5Count to 5 slowly and once your child is sufficiently relaxed, instill positive ideas in his mind, boost his confidence, and let him know how well he is doing.
In fact, at all times, you have to encourage your child – let him know that he is doing a good job. This confirmation from you will go a long way in instilling those positive ideas in him that will help him grow.
But, there are a few trying points, and under no circumstance can you forget that you are dealing with a child. So what are the problem points that you might come across while helping your child with self hypnosis?
So let’s find out the…
Trials on the way to mastering self hypnosis:
- The child must be over 5 years of age, and even then he might not be able to comprehend the steps of self hypnosis.
- The child might not be inclined to follow the instructions – he might fidget and refuse to pay attention.
- The child might also be wary of what he is being told to do – and he might not be as motivated to make the desired change.
- The child might not be as patient with his session and may not show much progress even after a while.
Sure, dealing with a child is not easy, especially for something as sensitive as self hypnosis. But as long as you are patient, and concerned, you are bound to meet success in teaching your child self hypnosis. Sooner or later, your child will respond to the effects of self hypnosis and be able to carry out a session all by himself.