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How Can NLP be Useful for My Child?
– Exam stress e.g. 11+ examinations, GCSE’s or specialist subject exams.
– Lack of Confidence caused by natural shyness or life experiences.
– Low Self Esteem e.g. self doubt, lack of assertiveness, negative beliefs, sensitivity.
– Phobias From mild fears to sheer terror.
– Bereavement– remember this can be a confusing time for children, they may react to the emotions of others who are close to them or may experience a deep loss for someone/something that may be regarded as minor by others around them.
– Parents Divorce or any other kind of changes in home life can also cause disruption to an ordinarily balanced emotional state.We also work with children with these problems:
- Anxiety in children
- Anger management for children
- Teenage depression
- Children with ADHD
- Children with ODD
- Children with OCD
Children are much easier patients than adults as their minds are more open to the idea of improvement. They have not received the same conditioning from life that adults have. This means that results occur much more quickly when working with children. We ask parents to support their child throughout their treatment in a variety of ways, and this may involve others within the family behaving or reacting in new ways. Since we usually work alone with the child after the initial consultation involving the child and parent(s) we are able to build up good rapport with the child, and this way the child will usually express themselves a little better when their parents are not around. This is because when the parents are in the room, they would tend to let their parents do most of the talking and thinking!
Our team are qualified in NLP, possibly with additional qualifications such as counselling for children or hypnotherapy for children and they may also have specific qualifications or experience in working with young people. They have each undertaken a specialised NLP course for children and have regular retraining and CPD to maintain their license as part of our education franchise. Parents should therefore feel comfortable and confident about having their child work with an NLP4Kids practitioner.
How Much Do the Sessions Cost?
The costing depends on the skills and experience of the practitioner and to some extent the location of the practice. Typically session costs start at £65 per session and reach up to £200 for our most senior practitioners.
Can I Pay For These Sessions Using My Insurance?
Possibly though it’s rare for an insurance company to cover the cost of alternative therapies in a non regulated industry. It’s always worth asking them though.
When Do the Sessions Take Place?
We understand it is important that your children go to school! So usually sessions take place after school hours and many practitioners offer weekend sessions too.
Who Facilitates the Sessions?
Our one to one sessions are conducted by a licenced NLP4Kids practitioner. The practitioner will be DBS checked and will have a first aid qualification and safeguarding training.
Where Do the Sessions Take Place?
Most of our practitioners work from an office or therapy centre. Some do make home visits but it is very important that if this is the case, you ensure that any distractions are kept to a minimum so that the practitioner can work effectively with your child.
What Are the Skills/Experience of The Practitioner?
NLP4Kids practitioner have completed an entry level exam in NLP prior to attending their live NLP4Kids training. The live training is made up of 3 levels and our practitioners will have attended at least one of the 3 levels in order to offer sessions to children.
Are the Practitioners Accredited?
The training the practitioners attend is accredited by either the GHSC (General Hypnotherapy Standards Council), the ANLP (The Association of NLP) or in some cases both.
Ongoing membership to these bodies is at the practitioners own discretion so please do ask the practitioner if they are current members if the professional accreditation is important to you (for example if you are paying for sessions via an insurance company.)
How Long Are the Sessions?
How Many Sessions Do Children Attend?
NLP can work very quickly. However the speed and effectiveness varies from one child to the next. Once your practitioner has met your child and conducted a consultation they will be able to give you a more accurate idea about how many sessions might be needed and how effective they treatment is likely to be.Typically we see children somewhere between 2 and 5 sessions.
Are There And Dangers in Using NLP With Children?
NLP is not always suitable for those with complex mental health problems or severe learning difficulties. Our practitioner will be open and honest with you and if they feel that their skill set is not a good fit for yours/your child’s challenges they will point you in the right direction to find alternative help. (Usually your GP).Some critics of NLP claim that those with more underlying, serious mental health problems may not be suited to this kind of therapy. If you are concerned that this may apply to you or your child, please consult your GP prior to and if necessary throughout the duration of any work with our practitioners. We sometimes pass our notes to GPs and other professionals when requested to do so and in some cases of concern, may contact your GP on your behalf.In the interest of positively affecting the wider system that may have influence over a child or families problems, we may make suggestions about how others can support the work we are doing, for example, suggesting to parents new reactions towards old problematic behaviours. This is because NLP largely relates to how one can change themselves but environment and other people can influence the rate and ability to achieve success.The work we do isn’t right for every child, teacher or family. It is useful for certain situations and conditions relating to emotions and state of mind. There is evidence that suggests these kind of interventions can be useful in overcoming phobias, stress and to improve confidence and self esteem and it may also reduce the risk of returning to those unwanted emotional states again in the future.
At times, treatment can be challenging so it’s important that whoever we work with has a commitment to changing their thoughts and behaviour to get the best results. It requires an element of persistence, openness and bravery to get the most success from the work that we do. Sometimes there may be uncomfortable emotions to get through before that success is achieved and the results gained will often vary dependant on the child and family’s level of active participation, taking of responsibility to get the desired result and commitment to the processes we use.
Do You Offer Session for Older Children and Parents?
Will I Be in the Session With My Child?
Not usually. We tend to find that children concentrate better and are more open and honest when their parent/guardian is out of the way. (Sorry!)
How Do I Chose the Right Practitioner?
Finding the right practitioner is of the upmost importance. If you do not feel the right bond and connection with the practitioner, the session will be ineffective.
As such we always recommend you give us a call for a chat about you and your child’s needs. We have spent a considerable amount of time with our team and have a good idea about their personalities and skill set.
Our aim is to “match you up” with the practitioner that would be best suited to helping your child overcome their challenges and sometimes the right practitioner isn’t the one who is geographically closest to you. You can contact us on 0203 6677294 or email info@NLP4Kids.org
Do The Practitioners Ever Conduct Sessions Via Skype?
We do offer one to one sessions via Skype though it is not a preferred method of working and we always like to have at least one face to face meeting before using skype.
What is the Minimum Age For One to One Sessions?
Typically we work with children aged over 7 years though some practitioners do have experience in working with younger children and may be able to offer sessions.
Do You Offer Any Free Consultations?
Most of our practitioners offer a free face to face consultation. Some offer free telephone consultations and others charge for face to face consultations.
You can always call us to find out which practitioners offer free consultation sessions.
You can contact us on 0203 6677294 or email info@NLP4Kids.org
What parents are saying about NLP4Kids Sessions…
“Her confidence has definitely improved and she now dealing with the friend issue at school very well. The school has just telephoned me today to let me know how mature she has been and that they feel she has more confidence.”
“The best bit of news for her is that she remained calmer for her dancing exams and the dancing teacher was very impressed at how she dealt with her nerves. She got a merit for her ballet but a distinction for her tap, she is over the moon!!”
“He now tries to reach his full potential instead of denying that he is good enough to even try.”
“…She has learnt to communicate more effectively (especially with adults.)”
“He does more (i.e. Homework) independently.”