Bed-wetting / Enuresis


Yes…it is about bed-wetting and how to stop an infant or a child from doing it. I got this from a fellow member, Barbara, in USA. Barbara belongs to the same association (International Association Of Counsellors And Therapists) as I.

This is what she wrotes in helping an fellow IACT member who was faced with a child patient having a bed-wetting habit.

Read about this and perhaps you can share Barbara’s experience with someone who has a child with the concern.

“Children are very receptive to hypnosis and imagery; in fact children are more often in that imaginary, magical world than in the so call real everyday adult world. Working with children in hypnosis, using a lot of bells and whistles and storytelling works great. If the child is young, crayons and paper work wonders. I sometimes have the child draw a picture of himself or herself, or write a small book about himself or herself before the 1st visit.

I meet with both the child and parents and we all enjoy this wonderful book together. Children always love to share things about their lives, and it is a great way to start rapport. I also receive the joy of seeing their lovely artwork, sharing and commenting on it. An easy technique which I used and works quite well with children 6-8 years is that I will have them create a picture in their mind about the concern, in this case, bed-wetting and we talk about how it makes them feel, etc. Then have them crumple up that picture and throw it away, and make a new picture in their mind of the way they are from now on going to be…. and then draw that new picture….. a lot of fun imagining, and with great result.”