Is it suitable for Children & Adolescents?
The years between 6 and 16 (middle childhood and early adolescence) are a time of important developmental advances that establish a child’s sense of identity. Biological and cognitive changes transform children’s bodies and minds. Social relationships and roles change dramatically as children start school, join sports programs and become involved with peers and adults outside their families. During primary childhood, children develop a sense of self-esteem and individuality, comparing themselves with their peers. In adolescence, the tumultuous physical and social changes that accompany puberty, the desire for autonomy and distance from the family, and the transition from primary school to high school can all cause problems for our young.
Our fears, behaviors and beliefs are greatly influenced by what we see, hear and experience. As we grow older generally speaking these beliefs and fears we created at a young age begin to manifest into our actual existence and soon they become our normal. For example, this is where we can see repeated patterns in our life such as the woman who seems to always be with an abusive man, and can’t seem to break the pattern.
Early identification and clearing of these limiting, detrimental and self-sabotaging beliefs allows the child / adolescent to move forward in a healthy, happy way.
Self-esteem returns, relationships with parents, teachers and peers improve. They have a renewed sense of self and are now in the best possible position to make the right choices allowing them to shine and be all that they can possibly be.
Personally I am very passionate about early intervention and believe it’s the greatest gift we can give our children.