Clinical Hypnosis for Children with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges: A Conversation with U of M Physician Andy Barnes

photo of hypnosis for children ME guest, Dr. Andy BarnesClinical hypnosis for children can sound strange or even scary to many of us. But University of Minnesota pediatrician Andy Barnes finds hypnosis for children to be an effective, child-friendly way to help his young patients (tots to teens) use play and imagination to strengthen self-regulation skills and manage their behavior in situations that challenge them.

 

In concrete, practical terms, Andy discusses how he uses hypnosis and biofeedback in his practice and also mentions books and inexpensive devices that can help parents and children enhance their self-regulation skills beyond the doctor’s office.

 

In talking about his use of clinical hypnosis for children, Dr. Barnes stated, “It’s always self-hypnosis.” What did he mean by that? Give an example of ways he engages his young patients in self-hypnosis.

 

For the Be the Boss of Your Body series, click here.

For Conquering Your Child’s Chronic Pain, click here.

For HeartMath, click here.

For the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute (NPHTI), click here.

For Andy’s show on habits like nail-biting, nose-picking and thumb-sucking, click here.

For Andy’s show on potty training, click here.

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