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Anxious Teen?


Growing up is not easy, even though it happens to all of us. It can be especially difficult  now with the growth in technology and the  influence of social media. Worries about cyber bullying, privacy and who’s friending, following or talking about you online can all lead to a lot of problems for an anxious teen.  Even seeing everyone’s “perfect” life online can make you feel inadequate.

The online social world is not the only hurdle.

  • stress about entry exams
  • GCSE’s and A-Levels
  • worries about parents getting divorced or remarried
  • loss of a loved one such as a grandparent
  • loss of beloved pets we grew up with
  • peer pressure to try drugs and alcohol
  • distorted body image through exposure to media

All this and more can lead to loss of confidence, anxiety, and even depression in teenagers as well as many physical symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, IBS, dizziness or headaches. Other symptoms can include behavioural problems such as aggression, sleep problems, nail biting or ADHD.

Hypnotherapy can help your anxious teen help themselves

Medication and psychotherapy are no longer the only forms of treatment. Adolescents respond generally well to hypnotherapy. It can be an alternative but very effective form of treatment for all the above issues and more. Especially when parents have a session to help themselves relax and de-stress.  Hypnotherapy can help teenagers who feel as if they have lost their way feel a zest for life and  even joy again.  Samantha teaches mindfulness techniques and other simple tools. When the teen uses them at home regularly, they can really help them feel better long term.

Hypnotherapy can help to improve grades, sports performance and confidence,  help with eating disorders, remove fears and phobias, and build confidence to deal with anything teenage life throws at our youngsters.

Teenagers bring a wide range of issues to hypnotherapists. If they are willing to work with the hypnotherapist, however, powerful results can be achieved. Adolescents are very well suited to hypnotherapy as they are strongly motivated for change. They also still have a vivid imagination that makes accessing their subconscious easier.

An article on the BBC website shows how the effects of hypnotherapy were found to be greater than those of more traditional relaxation techniques when dealing with an anxious teen. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6230327.stm

Samantha Culshaw-Robinson is a clinical hypnotherapist and has dealt with many young people in her practice and has helped them overcome phobias, anxiety and exam stress. She also provides these services to schools in the Nottinghamshire area. For more information and to book a complimentary consultation please get in touch via email sam@livewellpractice.co.uk or ring 075 222 777 22.

If you would like to book in for a session, please fill in your contact details on my consultation page.


Disclaimer: As with most practices, mindfulness may not be suitable for everyone. If you have any existing mental health conditions or past trauma, you should discuss these with your GP or mental health professional and these should also be disclosed prior to enrolling in a class.

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