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Working with Children

Introduction to Working with Children Workshop

Principles & Guidelines, Using a Solution Focused Approach, 
Induction Techniques, Self-esteem Building, Enuresis

Nov 3rd 2013 - Southampton, investment £94.50

By Lynda Hudson

Clinical Hypnotherapist

Specialist in Children's Problems

Author of 'Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy with Children' &

'More Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy' (for adults)


This workshop will help you identify and be prepared for the differences in approach between working with adults and working with children. It offers general principles, guidelines and good practice for the safety and protection of child and therapist alike.

By using a solution focused approach it seems that often as much therapy can take place outside the trance as inside the trance. It is important to be aware of the expectations of all concerned (including your own) and to expect the unexpected and be able to use your own creativity and imagination.

There will be a mix of lecture, examples of case history, questions and group discussion.


  • Differences in approach between adults and children
  • General principles and guidelines
  • Safeguards for child clients and the therapist
  • Using a solution focused approach: ways to structure a session
  • Inductions
    • Purpose of inductions with children
    • Appropriate age-related induction techniques
    • Induction scripts
  • Self-esteem building
    • Self-esteem v self-concept
    • Advantages of high self-esteem
    • Could there be any disadvantages to high self-esteem?
    • Esteem building scripts
    • Advice to parents
  • Enuresis
    • Background information on possible causes
    • Conventional treatments
    • Appropriate aims for Hypnotherapy treatment
    • Pre-appointment preparation: what you need to know and what you need to ask
    • Advice to parents
    • Enuresis script


Certificate of Attendance

Student notes with background information plus a selection of scripts will be provided

The workshop assumes knowledge and skill using a variety of hypnotic approaches with adults but little or no experience in working with children


Lynda Hudson

About Lynda Hudson
Clinical Hypnotherapist with Adults and Children

Her Approach

In generala solution-focused approach, tailored to the individual. Where there are unresolved past issues, patients can be helped to release repressed emotions and deal with these resourcefully

Her Specialty

Working with children from the age of about five or six years


Scripts & Strategies in Hypnotherapy with Children

"At last, the book our profession has been waiting for... Lynda is the acknowledged expert on the use of hypnotherapy with children." Peter Mabbutt FBSCH

More Scripts & Strategies in Hypnotherapy (for adults)

“Many of Hudson’s offerings are slanted for medical uses of hypnosis, which is great for hypnotherapists who work with medical referrals. The author’s ‘soothing liquid calm’ for IBS is masterful; and she also offers some unique scripts for pain management, as well as for pregnancy and childbirth” Roy Hunter, Author/International Trainer of Clinical Hypnosis

A Series of Hypnotherapy CDs / MP3s with ranges for Adults, Teenagers and Young Childrenavailable fromwww.firstwayforward.comand as well as various international online bookshops

Lecturer in Clinical Hypnosis

Thames Medical Lectures for medical schools; The London College of Clinical Hypnosis; 
The ISIS Centre; The Institute of Clinical Hypnosis; The Essex Institute; Freelance Trainer 
in Working with Children

‘An excellent day’, Well worth taking time off work’, ‘Inspired me’,  Attentive and inspiring’, ‘Held my interest all day’,  Excellent’, ‘ Today has been so valuable. I’ve learnt so much’

Workshops Taught

The Use of Hypnosis with Children; Treating Anxiety in Children; Helping Children with Behavioural Issues; Selective Mutism; Selective Eating; Working with Trauma and PTSD


Dip Clinical Hypnosis; Dip Stress Management; Adv Certs Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Trauma PTSD & CISD, Integrative Therapy; Master Practitioner NLP
First class honours degree in Psychology; Dip Applied Linguistics

In practice since 1994; previously a teacher in South-East London 

Professional Associations

Diplomate Member of British Society of Clinical Hypnosis
British Psychological Society
Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy 
General Hypnotherapy Register
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine


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