One of the most common problems children who have ADD/ADHD are faced with is low self-esteem. This is a major area where hypnotherapy can help. A child who feels positive about him or herself is able to accomplish anything that they want to, but that is often difficult with the outside influences surrounding ADD/ADHD. Any adult who suffered from one of these disorders as a child well knows how cruel other children can be when they recognize that another child is different from them. If you are a parent who is interested in learning more about how hypnotherapy can help with ADD/ADHD, the following paragraphs will shed some light on some things that a good hypnotherapist will be able to help your child achieve.
ADHD children are not clocks with a broken mainspring and gears falling out.
Be sure to let your child know that you are NOT trying to change them; that they are perfectly fine just the way they are. Let them know that the sessions will help them feel better about themselves, help them have a positive attitude, and relieve some of their symptoms.
Hypnotherapy is a fabulous tool for raising the self-esteem. Our self-esteem is the foundation of everything we do in this life. If someone feels great about him or herself, they're a force to be reckoned with! A child with a high self-esteem won't be affected by negative comments from other children. They can learn to set goals within their range and reach them. Once your child knows their strengths, has a positive attitude, and feels good about him or herself, the world is a whole new place.
Hypnotherapy can help the child turn around the negative self-talk often repeated over and over again that leaves a vast amount of negative messages in the subconscious mind. If we believe we are smart and can do anything, then we can!
With hypnotherapy the child will easily learn that it is possible to make changes, have the confidence to do it and will make the effort. There are many case studies of children with ADD/ADHD where they were making D's and F's at the beginning of therapy and were able to improve their grades to C's and above.
Test taking is another area that can be tough for the child with ADD/ADHD. The hypnotherapist will be able to help the child relax and calm their mind before a test by helping them learn techniques that help bring the mind into focus, as well as helping them to remember the details of the hypnotic suggestion right when they need it most. These are very helpful and effective tools.
Hypnotic suggestions can help your child remember anything they want to remember, help them stay focused, help them love school, do their homework on time, pay attention in class, improve their attitude, and much more. The important thing is not to focus on too many areas in the first session, but the overall impact hypnosis can have on your child and your family is miraculous.
Our subconscious mind is an amazing thing. By directly accessing it to help create wellness, it can bring about permanent changes in our lives. If you're afraid that your child won't be able to focus on a hypnosis session, never fear. A good hypnotherapist will be able to discover what your child likes and direct their mind to that area while helping them heal subconsciously. Focusing on something as simple as a football or a balloon can take your child into hypnotic trance. The end result will be a happy, healthy, self-confident child who WANTS to succeed! And they will!