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Neuro Developmental Delay or Retained Primitive Reflexes

By Elaine Hodgins / August 7, 2019 /

The medical profession has created checklists of developmental milestones of various skill sets that children need to meet by certain ages. We all know that when we have had our child, we are constantly being asked by the GP or the Health visitor: “Is your child crawling/sitting up/speaking/walking/holding objects etc etc….” And we always feel…

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Just a Naughty Child? Or, Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

By Elaine Hodgins / July 24, 2019 /

When parents start looking up behaviour problems on the internet, one phrase tends to jump out: ‘Oppositional Defiant Disorder’. It’s easy to see why: Often, when parents bring their children to me at the clinics for bad behaviour problems, they often say “I’m sure my little Johnny has ODD he is SOOOOO badly behaved and…

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Is Your Child ready for Primary School?

By Elaine Hodgins / July 10, 2019 /

It’s exciting isn’t it. Your child is starting primary school, but have you prepared him/her? If not, you haven’t got long before the new school year starts! As a clinical children’s hypnotherapist, specialising in all sorts of anxiety and behavioural problems, I am often asked by mums: “Can you help me – my child is…

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A challenging child

By Elaine Hodgins / June 12, 2019 /

Do you ever wake up in the morning and wonder what you are going to be faced with today?  Do you feel like your stress bucket is already nearly full before the day has even started? Do you wonder if you will get another call from the school or another violent outburst from your child?…

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Why children become scared of going to the toilet

By Elaine Hodgins / June 5, 2019 /

BAs a Clinical Hypnotherapist, specialising in children’s problems, I often get asked by mums “Why won’t my child go for a poo on the toilet or potty?” Well, the answer is – fear! It could be fear of falling into the toilet or not feeling “stable” on the potty, or it could be that someone…

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Building confidence in children in their formative years

By Elaine Hodgins / May 29, 2019 /

Let’s face it – we would all love to have confident kids, wouldn’t we? Of course, as parents we CAN have an impact on our child’s confidence and obviously their general development but there are a couple of myths we need to dispel first! The first one is that people are either confident OR totally…

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Helping the child exam nerves

By Elaine Hodgins / May 22, 2019 /

Exam time can be a challenging time for children and young people, and their parents or carers. But there ARE some ways that you can help your child ease the tension and nerves. Look out for signs of anxiety Children and youngsters who are anxious about tests and exams may worry a great deal. They will…

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The main benefits of hypnosis

By Elaine Hodgins / May 15, 2019 /

What IS Hypnosis? As a Clinical Hypnotherapist I am often asked “What actually IS hypnosis?” A sensible enough question – however due to TV shows and stage entertainers over the years, some people don’t realise that hypnosis was used centuries ago to stop pain, to do operations (no anaesthetic) and in childbirth. They think it’s…

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Ways to help your child eat fruit and veg

Getting your child to eat fruit and veg!

By Elaine Hodgins / April 24, 2019 /

As caring and nurturing mums and dads, we all want our children to be brought up eating healthily, sleeping well and generally being in good health – don’t we?  But, how do we do that when the child refuses point blank to eat any fruit and vegetables? Children who are fussy eaters have a food…

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Anxiety in children and adults

By Elaine Hodgins / April 17, 2019 /

Working with anxiety and using hypnotherapy can be so effective. It is one of my favourite areas to work with. The reason being is that clients that suffer from anxiety find it hard to do some of the things that they want to do in their everyday life. This applies to both children and adults.…

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