When people think of hypnosis, they may imagine the slow and rhythmic swaying of a pocket watch or recall a time when a stage hypnotist had participants barking like dogs or quacking like ducks. While the common representations of hypnosis that we see in literature, movies and TV are entertaining, they are far from reality. In clinical practice, hypnosis – or hypnotherapy – is an evidence-based mind-body medicine approach that is used to treat a wide range of conditions and symptoms. And, it can be used with children and adults alike!
Nurse practitioner and Mom Enough® co-host, Dr. Erin Erickson, was on KARE 11 to discuss the benefits, myths & misconceptions of clinical hypnosis.
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❉ CLINICAL HYPNOSIS FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS: BENEFITS, MYTHS & MISCONCEPTIONS. In this episode, Mom Enough turns to one of their own in-house experts, co-host Dr. Erin Erickson, a nurse practitioner, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), and maternal-child health specialist. Erin talks about how clinical hypnosis is similar to other mind-body approaches and how it helps both children and adults build new skills in managing stress, anxiety or physical pain. Erin draws on both research and her own clinical observations of how hypnosis can help people get unstuck and live life to the fullest. Tune in to learn more about how clinical hypnosis could help you and your children.
❉ THE SCIENCE OF MINDFULNESS: USING MIND-BODY SKILLS TO OPTIMIZE WELLBEING. In the daily ups and downs of parenting, mind-body techniques can be simple, effective tools to enhance your own wellbeing while setting a healthy example for your children at the same time. You also can help your children build these same mind-body skills at any age, giving them a head start on living a rich, peaceful, joyful life. Mom Enough co-host Dr. Erin Erickson teaches mind-body strategies and uses them in her clinical practice and in her demanding life as mom of three adolescents. Erin’s mom and co-host, Dr. Marti Erickson, interviews Erin on this important and practical topic.
❉ CLINICAL HYPNOSIS FOR CHILDREN WITH EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL CHALLENGES. University of Minnesota pediatrician Dr. 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, Dr. Barnes 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.