Hypnosis for Children

Kids Live in the Sub-Conscious

Since they operate in the sub-conscious mind, hypnosis for children is very easy to achieve. Kids think with their emotions (sub-conscious) and until language is firmly developed and critical thinking has been established, the sub-conscious rules.

Critical thinking slowly begins to form but is not fully develop until around 20 years of age (depending on which expert you read).

Children only know what they are exposed to. A child who is never exposed to the colour red, would not know that it existed. In the same way, if a child is never exposed to discrimination, he will not act in that way.

Just as he can’t know what he is not exposed to, the conditions that a child grows up in automatically become his belief system. If you treat your child with respect he learns the lesson and will automatically treat others in the same manner. It’s all he has been exposed to and therefore it’s all he knows.

What is your child being exposed to?

Kids are little sponges, just soaking up everything that they see, hear, feel and read. Everyone around them and every media around them is a teacher.

Consider who and what your children are exposed to every day:

  • parents
  • grandparents
  • teachers
  • babysitters
  • aunts
  • uncles
  • cousins
  • neighbours
  • club leaders
  • religious teachers

to say nothing of:

  • T.V.
  • music
  • radio
  • and movies

Every contact is giving them a suggestion. And suggestions become beliefs. Does this make you want to lock them in the house? (Another suggestion!)

You can also use this information to your advantage.

By using your words and the way you say them, your child can benefit by gaining confidence, performing better in school and sports, improving sleep patterns, even cleaning their rooms!

Hypnosis for Children

Your child also picks up ideas about herself by unspoken suggestions. How much time you spend with her, the amount of attention you give when you’re with her (turn the T.V. off!), even how often and the length of time that you make eye contact are all hypnosis for children in the form of suggestion.

The time just before going to sleep is a natural time of hypnosis for children (as well as adults). You can also create the same conditions using sleep hypnosis. Repeat your child’s goals in sleep hypnosis or simply use it as an additional method of boosting her self esteem.

There’s a great book called “Raising Your Children with Hypnosis” written by Don Mottin that is an excellent resource for parents. You can reach Don at www.donmottin.com. I highly recommend it for those who are interested in using hypnosis for children to give them the very best start in life.


Hypnosis for children doesn’t have to be formal. Simply become more aware of the words that you are saying to your child. Insert a few positive remarks during normal conversation. And ask for her opinion about subjects also. It’s a great confidence builder to know that her opinion counts.

A Little Story

Allow me to tell you a story based on a real incident.

A young couple was expecting their second child and wanted to include their 4 year old son, Michael, in the preparation. They taught him to anticipate the arrival of the new baby by feeling the kicking and talking about all they would be able to do together as a family.

Since Michael loved to sing, the parents also encouraged him to sing near the mother’s stomach so the baby could hear and get used to having a big brother.

Finally, the day came when the baby decided to enter this world. Everything went according to plan, but once born, the little girl did not respond as had been hoped. The doctors and nurses explained that her vital signs were not in the normal range. There didn’t seem to be any explanation, but she was not thriving. The family was told to prepare for the worst.

Little Michael didn’t understand all that was going on and wanted to see his sister. Without upsetting him, they tried to discourage his wish to visit the baby. Finally, the doctor’s gave permission for the boy to see his sister, since it was evident that it may be the only change he would have to see her alive.

Michael walked up to the crib, put his hand on the baby and began to sing in the pure clear voice of a child:

“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.
You make me happy when skies are grey.
You never know, dear, how much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.”

When the song was finished, there was a collective gasp by those who witnessed the touching scene because the little girl’s organs suddenly started working more efficiently. The monitors proved it. And in a couple of days, instead of being carried in a coffin, she was carried home in her mother’s arms.

Was it the power of song… or the power of words? You be the judge.