Teenage Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety in Children
Children and Teenagers are reported to be experiencing stress at astoundingly high levels, this increasing stress may result in anger, anxiety and depression as well as lowering self esteem and self confidence. It is possible that anxiety, low self esteem and depression will affect the school performance of children and teenagers by disrupting their thinking and impacting on their learning.
Hypnosis, Mindfulness and CBT are recognized as valid therapeutic interventions for a variety of problems faced by children and teenagers. Interest and usage of mindfulness based interventions for helping teenagers and children cope with anxiety and depression is growing. There is a need to help children and teenagers with a practical yet simple means of combating stress, anxiety and the pressures that they are facing. Mindfulness based strategies along with hypnosis can empower children and teenagers, supporting them in dealing with the difficulties they are facing in a non threatening, easy to understand and powerfully effective way.
Research suggests that mindfulness training for teenage anxiety and depression as well as anxiety in children can reduce stress significantly, improve self confidence, relationships with others, attention, optimism,and self esteem. Other studies have also suggested that mindfulness based approaches may be also suitable for behaviour problems as well as teenage anxiety and depression. Mindfulness may enhance school performance, cognitive and academic performance. This type of approach appeals to teenagers and children because they are self management techniques, empowering children and teenagers to take control of the way they are feeling. Simple but so easy to implement and my experience suggests that both children and teenagers find the method easier to grasp than CBT alone.
As an approved consultant Hypnotherapist for Spire Yale Hospital Wrexham I have a current DBS certificate for your peace of mind and I am also a member of the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.