Children's anxiety doesn't really differ from that of adults. Except for the fact that they have much less life experience to help then understand what is happening to them.
Anxiety is an extremely common condition in which the sufferer is afraid of being put 'on the spot'. They fear humiliation, or being made to look stupid, or embarrassing themselves, particularly in front of their peers or school-related, public or social situations etc.
Anxiety consists of many varied symptoms, but the most common include:
Lack of confidence
Fear of speaking openl
Stuttering or stammering
Difficulty using telephones or speaking up in class
Being afraid to eat in front of other people
Problems with Agoraphobia or going out
Hot flushes or panic attacks
Performance related e.g. interviews, tests or exams, talking to opposite sex
The aim of any therapy is not to take away anxiety completely, as it is a natural part of the body's mechanism to keep us alert to the world around us. It can help us stay focussed and 'on our toes' as and when necessary and appropriate.
The aim is to reduce the anxiety or steer it away from those events, experiences or situations in life where it is unecessary or unwanted.
Children respond well to hypnotherapy and therfore can see tangible results in a short amount of time.