Medical hypnosis is really interesting stuff!
Medical hypnosis is a technique giving children more control over their body and feelings by using their own thoughts and imagination.
The best thing about hypnosis is that everyone can do it!
The more you practice, the easier it gets and the better it works. And… children usually respond even better to hypnosis than adults.
Note: There is a big difference between hypnosis for entertainment and hypnosis used for medical concerns.
Video: Here Dr. Nikhil Thapar, pediatric gastroenterologist, explains what hypnosis is.
Video: Dr. Thapar shares the latest findings on how hypnosis works in children with abdominal pain.
How to do it?
You can practice hypnosis either with a therapist over a few visits, or on your own with our home-based hypnosis recordings.
Home-based Treatment with hypnosis exercises
On this website we now offer this new and simple treatment. Children with chronic abdominal pain can learn to help themselves by using these audio hypnosis recordings, consisting of 5 different recordings, including relaxation, breathing and imagination techniques. We give you an information leaflet with information on how and when to use these recordings. Listen to one of the recordings every day, preferably before going to bed. It takes only 10 to 15 minutes.
Medical hypnosis with a doctor or a therapist
A therapist is likely to invite you to use your imagination, together with breathing and relaxation exercises. But, for hypnosis treatment to become optimal, you yourself need to do daily self-hypnosis at home. Hypnosis treatment with a therapist will likely be 3 to 5 consultations over 2 – 3 months. If you prefer to see a hypnotherapist instead of doing hypnosis with the recordings by yourself, ask your doctor to recommend someone.
Click here to learn more about ordering these hypnosis exercises for children with chronic abdominal pain.