Empower Your Child With HypnosisSarla Mills July 1, 2007
Are your goals directed to living your ‘best life’ by making changes that promote a healthy mind, body and spirit? Whatever your goals may be, have you considered that living your ‘best life’ includes helping your child to live his or her best life?
Hypnosis is a powerful yet simple way in which to develop and nurture your child’s self-esteem and sense of self-worth. It can help your child tap into a massive reservoir of personal power. Hypnosis is a technique that harnesses one’s natural ability to enter an altered state of consciousness.
Children do this daily when they daydream or ‘zone out’. In this naturally occurring trance state, they experience a state of relaxed concentration and calmness in which their conscious mind is bypassed and their powerful subconscious mind is receptive to empowering and beneficial suggestions. Children access this state naturally several times throughout the day. They slip into these states very easily while they are at play, watching TV and/or at bed-time when they are about to fall asleep.
As parents, you can use these naturally occurring trance states with your child to boost her self-esteem and confidence. The key is to recognize the trance states when they occur and then use them to ‘speak’ to your child’s subconscious mind.
Recognize the trance state by looking for those times when your child is in a state of relaxed concentration and calmness – when he is zoned out. This may occur when he is drawing a picture, playing make-believe with his favourite toys, watching his favourite DVD or just as he is drifting off to sleep. He may have a glazed look in his eyes and/or may appear to be caught up in his own little world.
Sit next to your child and start saying positive things (it is important to use positive words and avoid using negative statements). Your positive statements should aim to boost self-esteem and confidence. Here is an example: “You are a wonderful person, you are so smart and creative”; “you like to try new things at school”; “you are well-liked”; “it is easy to tell that you are a wonderful person”; “you like to share your toys”; “you are so good at sharing your crayons because you are a very kind person”; “you are so good to your little sister”; “I love you very, very much”.
When you are speaking to your child, modulate your voice so that is slightly softer than your normal speaking voice and speak slowly. Ensure that you use words that your child understands.
Simply speak to her for a few minutes in this manner. Your child may say things, move around, nod her head or speak to you. That’s perfectly normal. If she asks you what you are doing, be transparent and tell her that you are talking to her subconscious mind that works like an inner mind computer so that she knows how great she is.