Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tips to Help Kids Overcome their Fears

You're about to go on a week-long family vacation, but your 4-year-old doesn't want to board the plane. Or you spend a day at the beach, and your toddler refuses to even go near the water. Often, there's nothing to worry about, because phobias are common in kids, especially those ages 3 to 6.

Then again, you don't want them to stay scared forever, but you don't want to force them to 'get rid' of the fear – otherwise, they could grow up to believe being afraid isn't okay. Short of having them undergo hypnotherapy Melbourne, what can you do to help them get over their phobias?

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1. Acknowledge the fear. This is like telling your kid the fear isn't valid, and it can make the experience scarier. Imagine facing monsters in the closet and not being able to ask for help because you're the only one who can see them – wouldn't that make you more afraid?

Ask them what you can do to help, and what makes the thing they're afraid of less frightening. The gesture may feel silly for you, but to a child, knowing they have someone on their side goes a long way to helping them feel more secure and safe.

2. Talk about it. Just as acknowledging the fear, talking about it helps to pinpoint what exactly makes it something to be afraid of. If your kid is afraid of flying, for instance, narrow it down to what makes a plane ride scary. Is it the 'thunk' sound the wheels make when they come up, or is the shuddering that comes with hitting air pockets?

3. Expose and distract. Gradually expose your child to the phobia, on their terms. Have something on hand to help distract them so it doesn't become too much for them to handle.

For example, if they're afraid of the dark, go with them into a room, give them a kid-sized torch, and tell them you're going to turn of the lights. Hold their hand when you do so. You can suggest a game of hide-and-seek, using your torches for light, to distract them.

4. Get professional help. You can bring your child to a hypnotherapist who's used to working with kids. Melbourne hypnotherapy can actually be used to help people overcome fears, even adults, so there's no reason it shouldn't work with someone younger. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss and Stress

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Two of the most prevalent young adult health problems are obesity and excessive stress. The turn of the 21st century brought with it heavy commercialisation and the Internet culture, and demand for high-pressure jobs in the IT industry have been met with a youth hubris – evidenced through the emergence of young millionaires and billionaires in their late 20's. Consequently, high levels of stress results to poor health management, as statistics show that at least 74% of YA workers are exposed with more stress and pressure than their counterparts a decade ago.

Though the thrust to embrace body weight have been pro-actively and reactively making waves throughout the globe in the past few years, healthy eating is still not a commonplace for most of young adults. Obesity is still an issue, and shows like Biggest Loser Junior catapulted the issue into  worldwide spotlight. With the shift in lifestyle changes in the past decade proved a positive inclination to exercising and healthy dieting, drastic measures are still needed to decrease stress levels and obesity within today's generation. One definitive option to lower these situation: learning how to perform hypnosis.

Here are some things you should know about hypnosis, weight loss and stress management:
1. Hypnosis have long been used as a therapy course for certain types of addiction: drug, smoking, even excessive eating. It is considered as an alternative treatment, and a number of studies show that it is widely effective therapy alongside regular medication.

2. Hypnosis for weight loss is as prevalent as hypnotherapy for drug and substance addiction. The procedure usually takes a few sessions, every session lasting 60 minutes or longer. The process usually involves reaffirming the subconscious to curb off eating, process foods more efficiently and burn fats more.

3. Hypnosis for stress reduction have long been tapped as a novelty therapeutic course, like foot spas and facials. Scientifically, hypnosis for stress reduction usually is directly correlated with acupuncture.

4. Hypnotherapy Melbourne offers both the services, with conscious hypnosis as its main product push.