Parents often call me asking "Can my child be hypnotized?" The answer is YES! In my experience children are often very amenable to hypnosis. In fact, kids respond really well to hypnosis. Maybe it's a component of their lack of world experience or a more robust imagination but many children find it easy to go into hypnosis and benefit from the change work as well. Over the years, I have been able to help young people improve school & sports performance, increase confidence, stop nail biting, hair pulling and more.
Working with young people is great because of the energy they bring to the session - I sense an open-mindedness and awareness that is just not there with adults. It's also impressive when the child has asked to come see the hypnotist... this tells me the young person is ready for change and they have often done their research and are already committed to the process.
Recently a client came to me about hair pulling. She is a strong and independent woman that has battled hair pulling for more than three decades. After she put this embarrassing habit behind her, she said to me "I wish I had used hypnosis back when I was a young kid, when my hair pulling started... it would have saved me a lot of pain..." For those parents with a child that is suffering from a self-limiting behavior, I strongly encourage you to consider hypnosis now, while your child is young. I offer a free consultation to answer any of your questions.
Scott Howard is an NGH certified consulting hypnotist and the President of the Baltimore City Chapter of the National Guild of Hypnotists. Scott is dedicated to helping everyday people with everyday problems through hypnosis.