Children are naturals with hypnosis, as they frequently flow in an out of imaginary play and day dreaming - both cornerstones to understanding how the mind can easily slip in and out of the subconscious and conscious states of mind.
Most children will see a dramatic improvement over presenting issue immediately, however, it is recommended that a minimum of three sessions are completed to ensure the maximum success.
It's important to properly prepare your child for their hypnotherapy session so they don't have any fears or misconceptions: they will not lose control, reveal secrets or get "brain washed" during their sessions. They are in total control the entire time, and I take direction from them about what they would like to work on during their session.
No matter what your child is seeking help for, it is imperative that the parent or guardian can commit to hypnotic support at home to maximize success. Sessions for children under the age of 12 require nightly parental hypnotic follow-up (Roughly 10 minutes each night.) Children over the age of 12 (or as determined by the Hypnotist) will perform their own nightly hypnotic follow-up exercises.
5-10 min - Complete & Go over paperwork with Hypnotist
10 min - Discussion of goals for child (child encouraged to participate with parent in the room)
10 min - Explanation of hypnosis
10 min - Hypnosis demonstration (parent encouraged to participate)
5 min - Questions/Clarification
25-30 min - Hypnosis with youth
5 min - Questions from youth
10 min - Parental follow-up & instructions