Hypnotherapy can help put an end to bed-wetting / enuresis in Reading, Oxford, London Wallingford and Thame
Enuresis / bed-wetting can be incredibly frustrating and it can damage a young person’s entire sense of self-esteem and well-being. It needn’t be this way, however. Hypnotherapy can help! I see boys and girls and use hypnotherapy for enuresis in Reading, Oxford, Wallingford and Thame.
It’s most commonly boys who come to see me. In fact I’ve almost finished working with one such boy this week. He has never stopped wetting the bed until he came to see me. He has had five weeks, now, with only one episode and so is very close to being free of it for good. However, it isn’t just boys. I also see some girls with the same problem. The physiology may be different but the approach is just the same and just as effective with both. I see more and more clients with this condition due to the fact that I am also a qualified Child and Adolescent Counsellor and am almost finished with my Masters degree in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. You can read more on my work with the under 18s here.
As I write this post there’s a teenager out there who is enjoying his first dry nights ever. He has been seeing me for a few weeks now and hypnotherapy has helped him to achieve something which he once thought would never happen. He can now go on residential school visits, sleep-overs and other trips which he once avoided for fear of his secret being exposed. He’s a very happy young man. There are lots of others like him, male and female, in Reading, Oxford, Wallingford and Thame. Hypnotherapy helped them all and could help your child too.
I also offer hypnotherapy online for enuresis (dependent on age), using vsee, zoom or whatsap. Please get in touch for more details as to how this works.
Enuresis is much more common than believed
It’s more common than you think. I’ve used hypnotherapy in Reading, Oxford, London, Wallingford and Thame to help teenagers and adults to overcome this issue. Adults? Yes, I’ve seen people up to the age of 22 for this problem. In fact, this is no longer true. At the point of updating this page I’m presently seeing a 27 year old for the same issue and he has been free of it for two weeks straight, even after nights of heavy drinking (a common trigger in people of this age).
It’s often seen as being something which ‘you’ll just grow out of ‘ as if there’s nothing to be done. After all, you’re asleep. What can you possibly do about it?
The answer is that you don;t always grow out of it and there’s also plenty to be done about it. You may be asleep when it happens but you don’t relinquish all control when you’re asleep. Your brain still functions and it can learn to change its behaviours and the manner of control it maintains over the body.
Bed-wetting isn’t something you just have to learn to live with. Working on anxieties and other aspects of life during the day can help the brain to exercise greater control during the night. Ending unhelpful habits (on the part of both children and adults) can also help with eliminating the problem of bed-wetting.
Hypnotherapy could help your child to establish control over their bladders at night. Wetting the bed could soon be history. Hypnotherapy could help you to help your child to be happier and free to enjoy his or her life.
Get in touch to find out more. I’ll be glad to talk with you.
Continent during the day? It can be the same at night, too!
Whilst you sleep your brain remains awake – helping you to breathe, digest supper and turn over every now and then in order to allow for the circulation of blood. Only your conscious mind is sleeping. Other areas of the brain are wide awake and functioning.
In those who suffer enuresis, however, the brain is neglecting its duties with regard to keeping watch over the bladder. It does its job during the day, or else we’d be incontinent all day long, but when we sleep it goes off duty.
You can learn nocturnal continence just as you learned not to roll out of bed.
I recall being very amused on the nights when we finally took the cotsides from our daughters’ beds. Their rooms are above the sitting room and on both nights I remember hearing the ‘thud’ as they rolled over, found the cot-sides missing and fell onto the floor.
I remember it with more amusement than they do, I feel, but they only ever did it once. The brain learns fast and the brains of my daughters learned in one instant how far they could safely move during the night. Growing out of enuresis is a similar matter. Hypnotherapy could help to make it happen.
Why wait for your child’s self-esteem to suffer more? Why let them watch as friends enjoy their sleepovers and their school trips away? The problem can be resolved and you’ll soon save the money you spent through no longer needing incontinence pads, alarms and other ultimately useless interventions.
Yes, that’s right. I have found, through working with children, that the interventions put in place by parents are often useless and are even counter-productive. One very famous children’s hypnotherapist even refuses to work with children whose parents insist on continuing with incontinence pads and the like. Making bed-wetting easier to manage simply makes it easier to continue. I’m not as extreme as this but I do encourage parents to let go of such things as soon as progress begins to make itself known.
Communication between brain and bladder can be improved
The communication between brain and bladder can be improved so that your child’s mind is as vigilant as they sleep as it is during the day.
Change can be intermittent at first. Perhaps your child will simply be a little less wet as their brain begins to improve its vigilance. Perhaps there’ll be a dry night here and another later, with the familiar wet nights inbetween. One thing is near-certain, however: once change begins it will accelerate and strengthen. Your son or daughter really can be free of bed-wetting with hypnotherapy in Reading, Wallingford, London, Reading, Thame or Oxford.
You can strengthen muscles with hypnotherapy!
Years ago, when I first received a call from a mother whose child was nine and still wetting the bed, I must confess to feeling a little apprehensive. I’d never seen a client for this issue before? Could hypnotherapy really help?
I then recalled a study I’d read a while ago. This study, by Erin M. Shackell and Lionel G. Standing at Bishop’s University, showed that visualising a tough work out actually led to increased muscularity. It sounds fantastic but the science is there.
If this is true then hypnotherapy could use similar and other techniques to awaken that part of the brain which simply hasn’t learned to co-ordinate the muscles at the right time. It certainly works. I have seen plenty of clients for this upsetting problem and enuresis really does respond to hypnotherapy very well indeed.
Safety pants can prove counter-productive
Furthermore, when some change becomes apparent it’s soon time for the client to begin to abandon their safety pants and so forth. Of course, when children continue to wet the bed beyond a certain age parents quickly discover incontinence pads, mattress guards etc. These, unfortunately, do the opposite to that which is desired.
When there’s no cost to bedwetting there’s no real incentive to change. Continence aids make enuresis easier to maintain. Still, if you’re reading this because your child suffers from enuresis then this stage may be a little while away yet. Feel free to contact me and we’ll discuss how I could help you.
Why let your child continue to suffer? Give me a call and we can discuss a happier future
I’m truly happy for my enuresis clients. They always feel so much better when their bed-wetting is behind them. I’ve used hypnotherapy for enuresis in Reading, London, Oxford, Wallingford and Thame in order to help lots of young people put a stop to their bed wetting.
Your child can be helped too.
Since I first wrote this post I have worked with dozens of children and young people in order to help them to overcome enuresis. They’ve been able to enjoy sleepovers, scout-camps, holidays with friends and more besides, completely free of that fear.
Most children downplay how much this problem bothers them. It feels shameful enough as it is. If you’d like to help your child to be free of a life-limiting problem which threatens their sense of self, their confidence and their ability to view themselves as slowly emerging adults, give me a call. I’ll be glad to help.
If you live in or around these places and you, or your child, would like to achieve the same thing then you could call on 07786 123736 / 01183 280284 / 01865 600970, email at email@example.com or use the contact form below I’d be glad to help.
You or your child can beat it. I’ll be glad to help!