It’s getting harder to have a happy childhood according to a new report by Action For Children. Bullying, exam pressure and social media are some of the things having a negative impact on childhood in the UK. They call for a National Childhood Strategy to protect young people. The Government is developing a Youth Charter to give young people a voice on issues that matter to them.
As a therapist I work with children and young adults on issues of confidence, self-esteem, body dis-morphia, bullying and peer pressure to smoke, use drugs, alcohol, have sex, be more pretty, smart and popular. With social media these pressures are 24/7.
As a Hypnotherapist and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapist I work with children and young adults to overcome anxiety be it social or general, depression, other negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
Hypnotherapy is excellent at developing confidence and self-esteem, improving self-worth and body image issues. It is also very good at managing and reducing anxiety, depression, self-harm, cutting, drugs and negative behaviors to escape the pressure they feel under.
Mindfulness therapies teaches them techniques to manage and prevent episodes of depression, anxiety and traumatic events such as bullying and peer pressure.
By Adrian Sonnex a Hypnotherapist since 2007 a Mindfulness Therapist since 2009.