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Dealing with challenging childhood behaviour

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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Fear of the toilet

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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Hypnobirthing: hypnotherapy for birthing and beyond

By Avidmode / May 8, 2019 /

For hundreds of generations, we have been led to believe that giving birth is a terrifying and painful experience. We have been told horrific stories about various mum’s experiences and some people love nothing more than telling a new mum- to- be just how terrible childbirth is! Hypnobirthing can be a useful tool if you…

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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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Hypnotherapy for children

By Elaine Hodgins / March 27, 2019 /

“Will my child be unconscious?” “Will my child be in a trance?” “Will my child remember everything afterwards?” “Will hypnotherapy for my child be dangerous?” These, and many more, are the type of questions I get asked about my therapy for children every single day! But it’s natural isn’t it. I mean, we want our…

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Understanding Childhood Destructive Behaviour

By Elaine Hodgins / March 20, 2019 /

An 8-year-old boy called Dillon has a meltdown in school. He’s become angry about something another boy in his class had said to him, he pushes the other boy, and a fight starts. When the teacher steps in to break it up, Dillon really has a meltdown and starts throwing furniture and books around the…

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JUST EAT it – it won’t hurt you!

By Elaine Hodgins / December 27, 2018 /

How many times have we said this to our children? I know I have – loads of times! However, having spent the last several years specialising in children’s problems I’ve come to realise that anxiety over food is THE most common issue that I deal with daily! Why? Oh, I wish I could answer that but there…

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Coping with an Anxious Child after the Split!

By Elaine Hodgins / December 6, 2018 /

When a relationship ends, it’s hard for all concerned but making sure that the children are ok is normally the single mums biggest concern. Your children are going to be affected by your break-up no matter what age they are when you separate. In some cases, the problems will show straightaway such as in their behaviour, grief, sadness,…

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