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Becoming a parent is one of the most exciting moments in life, but having a child is as challenging as it is rewarding in equal measure – and no parents were born knowing how to handle the situation! Itís often a Ďlearn as you goí process, doing the best you can along the way.
It can all feel a little too overwhelming sometimes, and thatís completely normal. Parenting is a difficult job and tackling it on your own isnít easy. Hypnotherapy can be of help, empowering your parenting skills and getting you through the tough moments.
Becoming a confident parent
Many of us feel we donít have a natural Ďparenting instinctí. The responsibility of being a parent can create seeds of doubt that can wreck havoc with your emotions and leave you feeling insecure or incapable of dealing with the situation. These fears are very common, but that doesnít mean you have to live with them.
Hypnosis can help in giving you a dose of calm when you need it the most, allowing you to take a step back from the situation and realise that youíre more than capable of bringing up your child. It can help you enjoy parenting in the way you deserve.
When your kids misbehave, it can often be difficult to keep your cool. Youíve tried being a bastion of calm, but yet another tantrum or rude response can drive even the most patient person to an exaggerated reaction. Having such an outburst can leave you feeling guilty, confused and upset.
Hypnosis can help you to control the inevitable stress youíll face as a parent, helping you feel calmer and more at ease. It can give you a chance to form a positive relationship with your kids, allowing you to feel relaxed even after a long and difficult day at work.
Being a parent is all about give and take, but unfortunately some parents have a problem with giving in to their children a little too much. While teaching our children to adhere to some disciplines and principles is the desired route, we often feel either guilty or sorry for our children. Despite deserving correction, we let them do as they please.
However, this meek attitude wonít help your children in the long-term. Being assertive, establishing clear boundaries and teaching your children about right and wrong are all extremely important parenting skills. Hypnotherapy can help this process by helping you disassociate your emotions from the situation. Youíll be left clear to think and to stick to your principles, not relenting to crying or apologetic children. Tough love is sometimes necessary!
Become more playful
Worrying about being a good parent can often draw all the fun out of it. But your relationship with your child should also have a sprinkle of play and games – letting your inner child out can create some of the best memories! Hypnosis can help you release that stress and worry, giving you a chance to connect with your kids on their level. Playing with your child can also have a therapeutic effect, allowing you to leave the worries of day-to-day life behind you. Also, depending on the age of the child, they can also be helped with hypnotherapy.
Dealing with crying babies
Having a continually crying baby can bring up a range of emotions: from sheer helplessness and frustration to anger and questions of why you canít do anything about it. You canít have a conversation with a baby to ask what they want, nor can you reason with them.
Hypnosis can help you deal with this specific situation by getting a new perspective on the situation. You will no longer carry unnecessary expectations about the crying, making you feel relaxed and ready to support your child. This is often enough to help your baby relax and stop crying!
If youíre considering hypnotherapy for issues regarding parenting, please donít hesitate to get in contact.