Some time ago The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy recognised the potential market for helping children (up to the age of 16 years old), to solve problems that seem to be ever more prevalent in today’s society. They developed a stand alone masterclass in Paediatric Hypnotherapy. The course is comprehensive and covers the entire spectrum of working with children, from legal and ethical issues to recommended protocols for dealing with many different presenting issues. On successful completion of the course, graduates will be issued with a Diploma in Paediatric Hypnotherapy.
Children and young adults respond well to hypnotherapy. They are both imaginative and open minded, they seek guidance and embrace change. Parents are confused and bewildered by the options of therapy available, and they have difficulty in discerning between serious mental health problems and more common behavioural issues. They are also frustrated by the lack of ‘NHS’ help available, and if it is available, the extended waiting times for treatment makes this option often impractical.
Year on year we see in our practice an over 30% increase in the attendance of children at our clinic. This is with little direct marketing and driven principally on a referred basis. Parents are prepared to drive hundreds of miles to find a qualified paediatric hypnotherapist because they can’t find one locally.
It’s time for you to help solve that problem by becoming a qualified Paediatric Hypnotherapist.
The course is over an extended day( approximately 8Hrs.)
The syllabus includes the following areas of study
Important issues to be understood when dealing with children
- Ethical and legal background in dealing with children
- Operator centred inhibitors to Paediatric Therapy
- Disclosure and barring service providers
- Contra Indicators for Children
- Criteria Parental consent
- Criteria for children’s confidentiality
- Code of Ethics guidelines
- Child intake forms
- Children’s understanding
- Concentration in children
Structuring the therapy
- Which is the best general approach
- Progressive relaxation with children
- How to use visualisation with children
- Using heroes to change behaviour
- Further options – Make believe or let’s pretend
- Treatment principals
- Relationships with Hospitals and GPs
- Relationship with Schools/Education Authority
As currently practised, hypnotherapy most often involves helping a child to effortlessly change habits, eradicate discomfort and physical symptoms. The child learns to use relaxation techniques and mental images similar to a daydream or fantasy to enter an “altered mental state” (in other words, to induce hypnosis).
The child may also need specific information about their problem, as a means of helping them learn to exercise control over their body. For example, a child with nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) may be taught the basic anatomy and function of the bladder.
What are the typical problems with which we use hypnotherapy with children?
Hypnotherapy has been used to treat hundreds of behavioural disorders
- Habits including thumb-sucking
- Trichotillomania (hair-pulling)
- Nocturnal enuresis (bed-wetting) and Encopresis (soiling)
- Sleep terrors
- Nightmares, and other sleep disturbances
- Swallowing problems
- Eating issues, food aversions, and choking
- Anxiety and stress
- Confidence building
- Dyslexia related issues
- Self harm
- Compliance with medication
- Weight issues
- Exam nerves
- Nail bitting
- Fears and phobias
- Problems associated with learning difficulties
Part of the course includes detailed case studies for discussion and resolution. The course also includes hypnotic scripts for children.
This master class is on Saturday the 18th of June 2016 it is held at
Croydon & District Masonic Hall
73 Oakfield Road
Times 9:00 – 18:00 (08:30 registration)
Course fees are £185 for non members and £130 for NCH-members.
The workshop counts as 8 hours CPD.
Please complete the form below to book.