Hypnotherapy for thumb sucking is effective, fast and saves you a fortune in dentistry

 

I recently received a call from a dentist. For years she’d been seeing a child who had continued thumb sucking despite warnings about their teeth. Their mum had told them what would happen if they continued to suck their thumb. Their dentist had, their dad had. Nothing would stop them.

Until hypnotherapy stopped them sucking their thumb

thumb sucking hypnotherapyFinally they were brought to see me, to receive hypnotherapy for thumb-sucking. They stopped in two sessions. Their mum was happy. Their dad was happy.
The dentist was overjoyed and called me to ask if I could send her a bunch of business cards. It turns out that she had plenty of other patients whose parents were at their wits end. How could they stop their children from sucking their thumbs?
Well, it turns out as if hypnotherapy could be the answer.
I now receive a good number of referrals as a result of this client and commonly use hypnotherapy for thumb-sucking in Oxford, Reading, Wallingford and Thame. None have come to me in London, yet. Give it time…
Does your child need to stop too?
Hypnotherapy could help them.

Why bother to stop? Why not just let thumb-sucking run its course?

Thumb sucking is cute when it begins. You may have seen it on the scans you had at 20 weeks. It begins in-utero and so is incredibly deeply ingrained even before your child is born. The use of dummies/pacifiers only serves to increase the connection between comfort and sucking. Few people mind. A toddler sucking on a thumb is natural, normal, charming.

sucking thumb hypnotherapyIf your child is now considerably older, however, the sucking of a thumb has probably become less endearing. Dentists and relatives begin to warn about the dangers posed to teeth.

What once seemed natural and harmless in a three year old is less so when the child’s age nears double digits. There comes a time when the need to stop becomes urgent.

The dangers are real

The pressure of a sucked thumb slowly forces teeth out of line. Overbites or underbites develop. Smiles become warped and distorted. Gums and even facial structure are damaged. It’s really quite severe.

A child’s development, looks and self esteem are under threat and your wallet will suffer too, as the costs of orthodontics and even surgery begin to mount and loom. Why can’t your child just stop?

Thumb-sucking often becomes the focus of disputes and bad feeling. After all, it’s such an incredibly deep-seated habit that your child can’t really help it. Nonetheless, you remind them, cajole them, offer rewards and try every means of persuading them to stop.

And nothing seems to work.

Perhaps you’ll even find them sucking their thumb in their sleep! It’s now a completely unconscious habit and arguments on this topic merely stress your child, causing him or her to need the comfort of a sucked thumb more keenly!

Hypnotherapy could provide the answer you’ve been looking for

hypnotherapy for children

Hypnotherapy is great at helping children and teenagers to turn away from unconscious habits.

I’ve used hypnotherapy in London and Reading to help children stop grinding their teeth at night.

I’ve used hypnotherapy in Oxford, Thame and Wallingford to help children stop wetting the bed at night.

Hypnotherapy targets that unconscious part of the brain which is responsible for these habits. Hypnotherapy also helps children to replace the comfort of thumb-sucking with something more sustainable.

If thumb-sucking is a consequence of an anxious or unhappy child then hypnotherapy can also help to develop confidence and self-esteem.

I know that hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for thumb-sucking in young people. My clients and their parents know it too. Perhaps it’s time to consider using it to help your child as well.

If you’d like to help your children grow up into confident young people with winning smiles then simply get in touch.

You could contact me by using the form at the bottom of this page. You could email me at paul@resolvedhypnotherapy.co.uk. You could call me on 07786 123736 / 01865 600970 / 01183 280284 or 020 71939331.

If you would like your child to stop sucking their thumb then hypnotherapy could be the answer. If you live in or around Reading, London, Oxford, Wallingford or Thame then simply get in touch and we’ll discuss how it works and when we could begin to get down to work.

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