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Just Shy, or is Your Child Struggling with Selective Mutism?

By Elaine Hodgins / December 2, 2020 /

Being shy as a child can be so hard, can’t it?  I remember when I was quite young, feeling so anxious about speaking to anyone I didn’t know (even people I DID know) and how everyone used to say to my mum: “Oh isn’t your little girl shy” and then proceed to make me feel…

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Why is my teenager so difficult?

By Elaine Hodgins / September 4, 2019 /

Every week in my hypnotherapy clinics I see around 5-10 teenagers with various behavioural problems. Mum’s or dad’s call me and say: “He’s so self -centred we can’t cope with him anymore!” or “She stays in her room all day, says nothing, does nothing, what IS WRONG with her?” My answer is usually “Nothing –…

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Hypnosis is Child’s Play!

By Elaine Hodgins / December 12, 2018 /

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy are now recognised as valuable tools in the medical field but what about hypnotherapy for children? Mums are always asking me: “Is hypnosis dangerous for children? Will it harm them? ”  and my answer is: ” Hypnotherapy, in the hands of a qualified, registered and reputable hypnotherapist is the safest and gentlest…

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