What is Hypno-Parenting?
Hypno-parenting is a method of communicating with children that influences them in a positive way and helps elicit desired outcomes. Anytime you present ideas to your kids and you want them to act on those ideas, you are attempting hypnosis. But the words you choose and the manner in which you communicate those words can make a huge difference in whether or not your children will take in your suggestions.
For instance, most children (past the age of 18 months) are less likely to respond to direct suggestions or mandates such as, “Put on your shoes.” They’re more likely to respond to an indirect suggestion or one that’s imbedded within a question such as, “I wonder if you’ve had a chance to….put on your shoes?” Or, “Isn’t it easy to…put on your shoes?”
Hypno-parenting teaches you how to refine your communication so that both you and your child can get your needs met. If you find yourself feeling frustrated that your kids aren’t listening when you ask them to do something, consider the manner in which you’re approaching them. Parents often find themselves acting reflexively (based on their own deeply programmed ways of reacting to emotional situations) rather than thoughtfully. Daily tasks with your children can easily become a battle of wills, leaving parents feeling burned out and guilty about their reflexive responses.
Hypno-parenting helps put the fun and creativity back into parenting. It creates more closeness between parents and their children. And it gives parents the tools to be able to calmly tackle many of the challenges that kids face, including sleep difficulties, anxiety and behavior challenges.
What Can I Gain from learning about Hypno-Parenting?
Some of the benefits of learning this approach include:
- Understanding the difference between Influence and Control
- Understanding what motivates children
- Learning to build rapport with children
- Becoming aware of how to turn negatives into positives
- Using sample scripts to tackle everyday challenges
- Understanding how to use storytelling to achieve desired outcomes
- Learning to use direct and indirect suggestions with your child
- Learning about permissive language and metaphors