Trouble concentrating, passing tests, staying organized and motivated?

Hypnosis has helped many people who struggle with test anxiety

It could be there is more to anxiety before tests than just being nervous.  Hypnosis has helped learning difficulties for many who have struggled.

Is your child experiencing learning difficulties? Does your child have problems with any of these issues?

  • Reading, writing, math or other academic subjects
  • Organizational skills (bedroom, homework, desk is messy and disorganized)
  • Temper tantrums; acting out; aggression
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Dyslexia
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Depression
  • Sleep difficulty
  • Social skills or excessive shyness

Is your child suffering from text anxiety?

Children struggle with life's challenges just as adults do. There are many factors which can affect concentration and make learning more of a challenge: anxiety, depression, emotional trauma and stressful events to name just a few.

If your child needs help, hypnotherapy with Susan French has helped many children to do better in the classroom, in social relationships, and at home with family and friends.

Susan  specializes in working with children: “I love working with children and they seem to like working with me. They do better in problem areas and feel better about themselves. Check out my testimonials from kids and parents."*

In today’s complex, busy world, it’s not easy to find the time and the right words to help your child deal with issues that he or she faces each day.

Let Susan French help.

How Hypnotherapy could help your child

Research and clinical literature on hypnosis with children suggests that they are usually excellent hypnotic subjects. In fact, they are often more hypnotizable than adults. Children live in their imaginations most of the time, which is exactly what hypnosis is. It is being in your imagination.

There is much research that suggests that children are the most suggestible subjects when they are between the ages of 8 and 12. There is significant research that suggests that preschoolers are also very suggestible. Hypnosis is also very effective with adolescents, especially if it involves something that they, themselves, want to accomplish.

What kind of hypnosis techniques are used for children?

Hypnosis occurs naturally when listening to a story for both children and adults. The hypnotic metaphor is the basis of Ericksonian hypnosis. Milton Erickson, MD was a psychiatrist whom we could easily call the father of hypnotherapy as we know it today.

Crippled by polio in the 1950’s and he spent a good deal of his childhood paralyzed in bed. He became an acute observer of human behavior. When he later became a medical doctor and psychiatrist., he laid down the foundations of what we know call hypnotherapy. We owe him a great debt of gratitude for all he taught us.

The hypnotic metaphor, guided imagery and storytelling are all used in adult hypnotherapy very effectively. The subconscious mind can often accept an idea when presented as a story that it might otherwise reject. As we know, children learn easily from stories and we go into hypnosis naturally when engrossed in a story, movie, TV show or computer.

How hypnosis can enhance your child's ability to learn

Learning is the process of gathering information effectively through the senses, storing it in the subconscious mind in such a way that it can be retrieved again and then conditioning the mind to be able to retrieve it. And as with anything that involves the subconscious mind, hypnosis can help.

Hypnosis may help you or your child learn more quickly, retain information more fully and access it more reliably. It may also help improve concentration and focus.

Also, factors such as self-esteem, self-concept and limiting beliefs can get in the way of a person’s ability to learn. Hypnosis could help change beliefs about self that stand in your way.


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