Helping our young people
After the success I have recently had working with teenagers suffering from anxiety and low mood, I thought I should write a blog for parents who have no idea where to go next, that Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can massively help. As a Mum who has been waiting on CAMHS support, for almost 2 years, I know there is a huge lack of support for our young people. There are so many families struggling and services are stretches beyond capacity.
I worked as a speech and language therapist for 14 years before leaving the NHS to work more flexibly around my family.
I have lots of experience working with teenagers as a speech therapist and have a good awareness and knowledge of how autism, (which is especially misunderstood in girls) and specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia can be very damaging to our young people’s self esteem, confidence in school, their self worth and the way they function day to day.
The thing about solution focused therapy and why it is so appealing for teenagers as that they don’t actually have to talk about their problems or feelings. What the latest evidence in neuroscience tells us is that we can process trauma, difficult feelings and experiences without going over them. We focus on the good things, the next steps and use hypnosis to help the changes to happen.
The difference in these young people has been so profound, they themselves have said it has completely changed the way they feel about life, in a relatively short space of time (8-12 weeks). Their families have been so relieved and have said they are much happier and coping so well.
I have helped these teenagers really understand anxiety, depression and anger, and how to monitor and look after their mental health long term. Once they are feeling free from these debilitating feelings, life will still bring ups and downs. The downs however will be less severe as they understand now how the brain works in terms of anxiety, low mood and anger. These feelings will be so much easier to get on top of once they have received a block of solution focused hypnotherapy.
We use measured outcomes and as you can see from the graphs, these teenager’s mental health scores soared over such a short time period. (Each point on the graph is one week later). See FB post:
I was so proud to see the change in them week on week. They are now discharged and are unlikely to need more therapy. Once the neural re-hardwiring is done. It has a lasting effect.
You can find out more about Nicola and about Solution Focused Hypnotherapy at: