Friday, August 01, 2008

Look into my eyes, not around the eyes ...

Children are more easily hypnotized than adults and hypnotherapy has been found to be effective in childhood disorders such as asthma and chronic and acute pain and in helping children deal with unpleasant procedures associated with cancer treatment. A review of studies on the use of hypnotherapy for mental-health problems in children found 60 articles. Their findings indicated that hypnotherapy may be useful for a wide range of disorders and problems and may be particularly valuable in the treatment of anxiety disorders and trauma-related conditions.

Huynh, Melanie Ekholdt, Vandvik, Inger Helene and Direth, Trond H. - Hypnotherapy in child psychiatry: the state of the art Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry July 2008, 13(3), 365-376

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