Sunday, May 13, 2012



·         How can your child benefit from Hypnotherapy?

In more ways than you might think. Hypnotherapy can help to eliminate infant habits such as bed-wetting and nose-picking. It can help develop good study habits, improve concentration and learning ability, develop motivation, creativity and self-esteem. Hypnotherapy can help deal with grief or loss. Most importantly, it can prevent potential psychological damage that might be caused by misunderstanding the words of an adult.

“I have files filled with case histories of adults who have sought help understanding childhood memories.” states Shanimah Leal Ra, PhD. “It is amazing how much damage can be done by a well-meaning, but misunderstood remark; especially when it comes from a trusted source like a parent or teacher.” Children all have individual personalities, just as do adults. They respond to comments by authority figures each in their own way.

For instance, a parent might see a poor report card and try to use reverse psychology to motivate the child. The parent might say something like: “I can’t believe any kid of mine is this dumb.” If the child has enough self-confidence; it might provoke him into putting forth more effort. But, if the child is insecure, a statement like that could make him believe that he is truly dumb or worse, that his father or mother doesn’t love him.

Hypnotherapy can help children to understand what was really meant and prevent the misunderstanding from becoming an emotional scar that would limit their personal growth or performance potential throughout their life.

·         Children are actually the best subjects for hypnotherapy!

Prior to beginning any program, I take the time to interview with children, to find out what the child likes and dislikes. We discover, together, the best imagery to use. It’s easy for children to have a positive experience with hypnotherapy.

Once they develop an adequate attention span, children are easily hypnotized. Children spend most of their waking hours playing games and indulging in fantasies and pretend experiences in which they become totally absorbed. These are excellent methods and techniques with which to implement therapeutic suggestions.

Children may not realize the potential power of visualization. Yet, we all have this natural talent for dreaming and picturing things in our minds; children even more so. They respond beautifully to fairy tales and bedtime stories. They like to imagine that they have a part in the story being told and they slip into hypnosis easily.

Teenagers benefit immensely from hypnotherapy. It can be successful with improving concentration and learning abilities. It has also proven to be helpful in dealing with behaviour problems such as delinquency and addictions. With teenagers however, motivation plays a much larger roll. It is essential that they understand and want the change.

I have multiple degrees in Clinical Hypnotherapy; I also do Etheric Energy Work, practice EFT techniques and am a Reiki Master, which compliments my therapy toolbox,” explains Dr. Ra.                                                                             ©1/25/2012


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