Children are as likely to experience anxiety as adults. Teenagers are probably more likely to experience stress and anxiety than adults! Anxiety and stress can affect children and teenagers even when they live in a loving home.
Anxiety is a normal response to danger whether real or imagined; when a child experiences any threat to safety and security or often just a change in scholl from primary school to high school can trigger huge anxiety.
Children can feel extremely anxious if they have experienced a loss of self control, self esteem or self belief, particularly when this happens for the first time.
If a child’s anxiety has a specific cause this can develop into a fear.If the fear becomes more powerful it can interfere with everyday life become a phobia. If a fear or phobia overwhelms a child’s he or she could start to panic. There will be a release of adrenalin which causes unpleasant physical symptoms, which feed the panic and start a loop of symptoms and panic reaction to them. If a child’s anxiety and fear are not treated because you hope that he or she will grow out of it, it will become more difficult to treat.
Children can be helped to overcome anxiety and many symptoms which result from this using hypnosis in a ‘Blowaway’. Children are usually very interested in trying new experiences and new ways of being in charge of their bodies and regaining a sense of control and they are usually really happy to be hypnotised.