Childhood

Childhood Stress (for Parents)

Childhood Stress (for Parents) Sometimes I wish I was a kid again, don’t you? I would play all day long, have fun, not go to work, and not worry about paying bills. However, the world of children is not necessarily free of worry. When I am helping kids, I listen to their stories and observe…

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Get your kids ready for back to school

It’s almost time to hit the books. After a summer filled with fun and sun, it can be stressful for kids to switch gears and get ready for the school year. Here are some tips to help them be prepared. Ease into the school routine Before school starts, you can gradually adjust your child’s sleep…

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7 Brain Foods for Kids

7 Brain Foods for Kids Children’s brains grow and change rapidly. The foods they eat are important. “These years are critical for brain development, and what they eat affects focus and cognitive skills,” says psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, MD, co-author of The Happiness Diet and Fifty Shades of Kale. These seven foods can help kids stay sharp and affect how their…

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The Power of Words

The Power of Words on Children Last week I met with a teenager for a hypnosis session; she was anxious as she feared there was a change that was about to occur in what was at that moment her home. This young lady had found out there was probably an ensuing divorce between her parents. So…

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How Does A Child’s Atmosphere Mold Their Mind?

    Verbal abuse from peers during the middle school years had the greatest impact, presumably because this is a sensitive period when these brain connections are developing and becoming protected with myelin. The atmosphere that a child is raised in molds not only their mind, but also their brain. This is something many for…

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What Effects Do Words Have On You?

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. We probably all realize that this childhood verse is far from the truth. Words do injure; words wound. Teasing, hatred and disgrace, all are a source of injury, and when it is conveyed in childhood from a child’s peers or a respected…

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How Does A Hypnotist Work With Words?

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez The Power of Words on Children This week I had a teenager in my office for a hypnosis session concerned that something bad would happen to his family. This young man was growing up in the midst of a possible divorce between his parents ; it was not a surprise that…

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Is there a difference between physical pain and social pain?

Hypnosis has long been known to be associated with heightened control over physical processes and has been used as a therapeutic tool since mankind’s early history. As a Hypnosis Clinician, I have found that hypnosis is also associated with control over emotional processes from certain episodes of our lives which may remain for a lifetime.…

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How do childhood events affect us as adults?

Another major reframing that can take place in hypnosis involves the concepts and memories regarding our parents. It is implied as a part of our human condition to expect to have an inalienable right to possess perfect parents. Though, no one is privileged to have them. Still, we handle our disenchantment either by refusing to…

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