Hypnosis for Teens: Lecture & Session
1.5 CE hours
Do you use hypnosis for teens in your practice? It wasn’t a market that I was seeking when I began my practice in 1989. However, desperate parents begged me to work with their sons and daughters. Since I didn’t know how to approach them, I treated them all as if they were adults. I found that worked very well.
And the attitude that they gave their parents wasn’t apparent at all in our sessions. Once parents see the change in their teens, they often become clients themselves. Because teenagers are affected by many of the same issues as adults they need hypnotherapy for stress reduction, athletic performance, insomnia, self-esteem and more.
Normal adolescence is one of the stormiest times of life. It’s perfectly normal for teens to experience ambivalence – swinging back and forth between childhood and adulthood. One day a teen will despise his parent’s existence and the next day crave his company. As frustrating as this is for the parents, it’s necessary in order for teens to finally leave home.
Studies show that teen’s number one worry is career: what kind of work will I do? How will I take care of myself? What and who am I going to be when I grow up?
I can still remember my daughter’s heartfelt tears as a senior in high school. She sobbed one day because she just didn’t want to grow up, leave her friends and be on her own. She stayed at home until she was approaching 22 and, even then, would have moved back home if we’d have allowed it.
Normal adolescence is a lonely time. Even with friends, teens may feel an emptiness inside. With a new ability to think abstractedly, the future becomes a problem for the first time. These new mental abilities lead teens to question “Who am I?” and “Where am I going?” Egocentric thinking comes into play at this time as well. Teens are acutely self-conscious and think that everyone is looking at them.
Unlike adults, they have few, if any, fears about the process. It’s a great time in life to introduce them to hypnosis as a viable therapy and to increase your income simultaneously.
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