As a teacher, I have worked with children and adolescents for 30+ years and am well aware of the increased pressures that are being piled onto the younger members of our society.
Pressures and high expectations at home, at school and amongst their peer group can occasionally become too much for a young person to handle. They may need help to process how they view and experience the world around them.
Tapping and other mindful interventions are a form of emotional self-care and can help children with managing and overcoming:
Fears of the dark, monsters, robbers, war or indeed fear of illness and death.
School phobia as well as performance anxiety and any other anxiety that makes them hyper-sensitive and worried about particular situations or places.
Separation anxiety which can prevent children from going on sleepovers, school trips etc.
Low self-esteem prevents children from achieving their potential as well as enjoying their schooling
OCD type symptoms and tics can make a child feel they are not in control.
Past traumas such as illness and death of a person close to them or even trauma sustained during a hospital stay or trauma resulting from witnessing disturbing events or accidents.
Fear of going to the dentist’s, doctor’s etc
Performance anxiety prevents children enjoying performing in front of peers or presenting to their class.
During the session, I work with the child to ease any negative emotions by gently tapping (fingertips) on specific points on their face and collarbone although some children prefer to tap themselves . I also teach the child to tap on themselves outside of the session. It is a very easy to remember routine that will empower them to use as a ‘First Aid’ remedy whenever they are confronted with a fear, anxiety or worry.
The other mindful interventions I teach children are also straightforward and user-friendly. They can be helpful when the child feels self-conscious or anxious in a classroom or social situation. For many children, the techniques soon become trusted tools to improve their emotional fitness. They feel empowered, knowing that they have the capability to help themselves in challenging situations.
The consultation with a child can be attended by a parent but consultations with an adolescent are generally conducted with no other adults present unless the young person specifically wishes for such presence.
"It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults"
- Frederick Douglass, 1817-1895
Costs per child consultation (in person or online)
Please allow 1 to 1.5 hours
1/2 to 1 hour