Mind Align Kids Therapy
Hypnotherapy & NLP Coaching for Children
Neuro Linguistic Programming – NLP
What is NLP?
NLP is a Coaching tool used by practitioners to facilitate change in people for various outcomes. It has been used worldwide since the 1970’s and was co-created by Dr. Richard Bandler and John Grinder after having observed and modelled the best therapists in the industry of personal change and development. In many ways it is very similar to CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) in that people are given strategies and techniques to gain control and regulate their inner emotional state. Most occurrences outside of ourselves are pretty uncontrollable, i.e life happens to all of us at all ages. Life can be difficult at times too, for example, the recent Corona Virus Pandemic is a good example of this and has resulted in so many new anxieties for children and young people. Therefore, learning and having these strategies at hand can be invaluable. You can read more about NLP here.
The NLP4Kids Franchise was created by Gemma Bailey over 10 years ago. At NLP4Kids, the tools and techniques from NLP have been modified and adapted in order to make them child and young people-friendly. However, this does not mean they are less effective, rather, they are presented in a more fun and accessible format. Once children begin to use the techniques, they can begin to feel empowered to tackle their everyday challenges much more confidently.
For the last five years, I was the West Midlands Practitioner for NLP4Kids. This experience has been invaluable and I have really enjoyed being part of that team.
Helping children to become the best version of themselves is such a rewarding job to have. In sessions, not only do children work on their thinking patterns through talking and fun activities, but they are also taught some of the tools so that they can use them forever afterwards. NLP is fantastic for creating these new thinking patterns and developing lasting confidence and change for many challenges.
Until December 2022, I was based in Kenilworth (Holly Farm Business Park) where I saw children in weekly face-to-face sessions. However, as I’m going through some structural changes with my business, I am only seeing children online at present.
What can you expect in a therapy session?
Therapy sessions are one hour in duration and I will be working with your child alone. Please do not worry about your child or be offended by this. Children can quite often be rather protective of their parents and do not like to upset them by saying things around them. Therefore, it is for your child’s benefit that we work alone.
Kids Therapy in Schools
I have provided in the past, 1-1 therapy and workshops for children in school settings, both with Barnardos and for my own company. I have worked in quite a few schools across Coventry, therefore have extensive experience with children, parents and teachers.
At the moment, I am busy preparing workshops for children for the school holidays. These will be advertised on my social media pages and on this website in due course.
Common benefits of Therapy for Children
- One to one attention for your child
- Techniques and strategies for your child to learn and take away
- Renewed sense of strength and self
- Self empowerment
- Builds resilience
What my clients say
Priti took him through what was happening in language he could engage with and gave him fun ‘exercises’ to practice the tactics with which she armed him.
- What kinds of challenges can NLP help with?
- Childhood Anxiety
- Fears and phobias
- Low confidence and self esteem
- Self harm
- Separation anxiety
- Managing stress at school / home
- Improving study skills
- Managing emotions around conditions such as ADHD, Autism etc
- Communication for friendships and family relationships
- Anger management
- Tics and other involuntary behaviours
- NLP4Kids – Ex Practitioner
- NLP Master Practitioner
- Registered Hypnotherapist
- Mindfulness Practitioner
- Trauma therapist
- GDPR qualified
- Fully Insured
- DBS Certified
- Certified in Safeguarding for children
- First Aid for Children – St Johns Ambulance
- Previous experience in working with children
- Life coaching Diploma
- Masters in Childhood in Society
- BA Degree in Early Childhood Studies
Memberships and Organisations
- The Life Society of Neuro Linguistic Programming
- The General Hypnotherapy Register
- The CNHC – Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council