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CROWN HOUSE PUBLISHING

Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy with Children

ISBN: 9781845901394

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A handbook for therapists using hypnotherapy with children and young people. In addition to providing a collection of hypnotic scripts for children from six to sixteen, it offers an easy to follow, solution - focused ways to structure treatment sessions. In addition, background information, advice, contra - indications and possible pitfalls are provided on common and not so common problems that children may present.Clear and easy to use, it will appeal to all levels of experience. It has a variety of tried and tested inductions and scripts for different ages and thinking styles using up-to-date metaphors such as computer programs and play stations as well as the more traditional balloons, gardens and magic hammocks. Issues include self esteem, confidence, bedwetting, soiling, the effects of bullying, behaviour problems, school issues such as lack of organisational skills, study skills, exam strategies using accelerated learning skills, overcoming general anxiety and anxiety in relation to exams and school phobia.''Scripts and strategies in hypnotherapy with children' is a fresh, vibrant and richly involving book. The collection of scripts and therapeutic interventions are accompanied by an enlightening apparatus of comment and digression in the distinctive style of Lynda Hudson. The pieces selected cover a broad period of childhood, from the age of 5 to the age of 15 and tackle a diverse range of psychological and behavioural problems. The varied case studies and scripts enhance the reader's enjoyment and appreciation of hypnotherapy not just by highlighting their distinguishing features but also by identifying intriguing and thought-provoking insights into clinical work with children. While the annotations enlighten, they do not adhere slavishly to any set pattern and, crucially, they set out to make the reader think and sometimes to provoke. Authoritative but not stuffy, irreverent but not flippant, instructive but not dogmatic, this text will be helpful for anyone looking for a book that offers practical solution focused interventions.''- Andy Young, RMN, LLB (Hons), LLM, PG Cert Hed, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing Faculty of Health and Wellbeing Sheffield Hallam University''I was pleasantly surprised by the depth and breadth of the subject matter covered in this book and the background information given on each subject was well explained and very well written. This seems to be a book that is well researched and the approaches offered must have been well tried and tested. It provides a useful text on an area of our work that is so often overlooked and often avoided.''- Stuart Harragan GQHP Dhip, Harragan Hypnotherapy at www.harragan.org.uk''This book by Lynda Hudson is one of the most exciting books that I have reviewed in years and also, I feel, one of the most long awaited too.''- David Slater, The Hypnotherapist Magazine, May 2009''Finally a book that helps therapists with youngsters aged between 5 and 15 years old! Lynda Hudson has done a terrific piece of work, this book is packed with hypnotic scripts, also advises the Therapist of any possible pitfalls that one can have, whilst working with youngsters.The author has clearly studied and included all aspects that affect youngsters in this day and age, from self confidence to bedwetting, also issues that faced at school, such as bullying, study skills, exam strategies, school phobias and many more. Lynda Hudson has packed this book with background information, advice, induction, scripts and much more but to name a few. A must read.''- Jas Bassi, Adv Dip Hyp, GQHP, GHR, Hypnotherapist, Regression Hypnotherapist, Inner Child Therapist, Life and Corporate Coach