Alicia can help your child with the issues listed below
- General anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Fears and phobias
- Illness and being sick
- Stage performances
- Musical recitals
- Food issues
- Fussy eating
- Chocolate / sugar addiction
- Junk food cravings
- Weight control
- Body image
- Nail biting
- Thumb sucking
- Hair pulling
- Lip biting
- Sleep issues
- Fear of the dark
If your child is experiencing problems, there are a number of psychological methods that can help them. Personally, I find that Hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) are very often more suited to children than the more conventional types of psychotherapy or ‘talking’ therapies.
Very often, ‘talking’ about a problem can make it seem bigger in a young child’s mind, especially if the conversation is about an incident that happened some time ago – for all we know, we are simply re-kindling the problem and making it bigger.
Hypnotherapy and NLP, on the other hand, require the child to engage in visualisation techniques. This could be to ‘reduce’ the intensity of a problem – or to ‘enhance’ feelings of success.
I always tell children that it’s a bit like having a ‘magic TV control’ inside your mind – you can play around with it until you’re feeling happy with what you see, hear and feel. Children find this very easy to do, for their imaginations are particularly vivid in childhood – likewise, slipping into trance-like day-dreamy states is something that comes quite naturally to them too.
You see, young children’s minds randomly absorb all sorts of habits and behaviours as they’re growing up – they’re programmed to do this naturally because it’s how they learn about their world and how to behave in it. However, not everything that gets ‘downloaded’ is good for them and they end up acquiring habits and behaviours which do not serve them well. For example, bad habits such as nail-biting, thumb-sucking, hair-pulling – or a fear of the dark, dogs, wasps or swimming pools. NLP can help to get rid of these problems too – all the irritating habits that parents have to deal with!
In fact, many adult fears, phobias and habits develop as a result of the experiences encountered during childhood – perhaps you can remember some from your own childhood. It’s never too late to correct things for yourself.
Advantages for parents:
There are many advantages for parents if they learn about NLP techniques too. Not only can they instruct and guide their children at home – quickly and easily – as and when help is needed, but they can also feel confident that they’re doing and saying the right thing. There’s nothing more frustrating than having to wait for an appointment to see a practitioner say, because your child is suffering from nightmares. What you really want is to be able to help them straightaway and alleviate their anxiety quickly, so they can fall asleep happily once more.
Parents can learn more about NLP by reading “Words that Work” and also “Fix Your Life with NLP” both by Alicia Eaton and available from this website, Amazon and all good book-sellers. Visit www.aliciaeaton.co.uk for more details about Alicia’s work with adults.
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