Parent-Delivered CBT Reduces Kids’ Anxiety

Image: 'Children and patience [ Explore *21* ]' Found on flickrcc.net

Image: ‘Children and patience [ Explore *21* ]’ Found on flickrcc.net

“…According to the investigators, 5% to 10% of all children are affected by anxiety disorders; and these can increase the risk for later problems, including mood disorders and substance abuse.”We were keen to develop an intervention that could be delivered quickly and efficiently so that, ultimately, more children could access treatment. Working with parents, who are in a position to put procedures into place in their children’s day-to-day lives, is an ideal way to do this,” added Dr. Creswell. The study was published in the December issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry. In an accompanying editorial, Sam Cartwright-Hatton, ClinPsyD, from the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex, UK, writes that the study’s finding that more than 70% of the children receiving CBT were free of their primary anxiety disorder 6 months later was impressive…” To read the full article please click here.

Br J Psychiatry. 2013;203:436-444, 401-402. Full articleEditorial

Deborah Brauser, January 22, 2014. 

Hypnotherapy offers the possibility to practice those principles from CBT under a state of hypnosis, thus allowing them to sink faster and easier into our subconscious mind. This allows those positive, constructive ideas to become part of who we are at a particular time in our lives in an efficient and perhaps more rapid way. Additionally, the work of hypnosis with children has in general positive results, since it encourages the work with imagination and the subconscious, aspects of our mind which seem to be in many cases more accessible to children than to adults.

 

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About Anna Pons

Certificat (CPPD), Post Graduat Certificat (PGCert) i Post Graduat Diploma (PGD) en Hipnoteràpia Clínica, London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) i Universitat de West London (UWL)
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