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CASE STUDY 4. KATIE (AGED 11).
Feb 18, 2024

CASE STUDY 4. KATIE (AGED 11).

Meet Katie: not her real name.

Katie lives with her mum and grandma and her passion is football, of which she is very good at. She is in year 6 primary school.

We had weekly sessions over the first 10 – 12 sessions face-to-face. These then turned into 2 weekly for another couple of months.

Katie was such an excellent client; she engaged and challenged me (which I love) and really understood and accepted the process fully. She listened to her recording as she was asked and answered whatever I asked. The sessions had a light-heartedness about them which worked very well as she relaxed into the process of the therapy. Being my first younger client, I learnt a great deal from her. During the hypnosis part of the therapy, she would either draw or play upsies with a football, sometimes read or just fiddle about as any normal 11-year-old would, but she always listened and never interrupted the session. I have now learned that children are excellent clients, and they just allow the hypnosis to wash over them, but they do also engage well. Admittedly, with Katie, I wasn’t sure how the hypnosis part would work, but it worked brilliantly from the first session. She responded so well that I just rolled with it, and we got into a proper groove.
 
Her mum’s feedback at that time was that Katie’s sleep really changed quickly. She stopped sleepwalking and was getting better at getting up in the morning – as much as an 11-year-old ever does!

She then started going into school more easily and with fewer problems, she also stopped worrying about war and extreme weather events. We continued with the sessions as I’ve already described, and at every session she engaged. She didn’t appear to be bored (you will have to ask her if she was pretending but knowing Katie, she would have expressed any boredom quite happily!).

The best news with this story is the school trip. Katie was quite sure she wasn’t going to go, but on the day, I got a message from her mum with a picture of Katie and her suitcase getting on the bus!

Katie managed to overcome her fears to the point that she now is at secondary school, walks to school quite happily and continues to be a superstar at football.

Katie's mums' comments:
From Katie’s mum – “Penny, just reading this shows how lucky we were to find you! It’s quite emotional reading it back to see just how bad she was and how far she has come! I have no doubt in my mind that if anyone else’s child is suffering then you are the person to help! We are so thankful.”

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Fear of flying & Anxieties: After having a difficult year I decided to try hypnotherapy with Penny and it was the best choice I have made for myself! I'm now able to live more in the moment and have a better understanding of how to cope with or even eliminate my anxieties. I also had 2 sessions dedicated to helping to reduce my phobia of flying which helped me tremendously as I was able to get on a plane again without feeling terrified! Pen is always very positive and relaxed during our sessions and always makes me feel comfortable.

Anxiety/Stress: I went to see Penny as I felt stuck, struggling to cope & unable to move on in life. I had 12 sessions.  I had never really done hypnosis before & really struggled to focus on the words as my mind raced everywhere. Penny reassured me it would still work - which it did. It took a couple of weeks to kick in but I really appreciated the time taken to focus on the issues & Penny's positive attitude really filtered through. Slowly my positivity increased, the overthinking eased off & my sleep improved. This allowed me to problem-solve & plan more changes to make. It was like moving a large rock - once we got it moving progress started to happen & towards the last few sessions things started to speed up. I would recommend Penny to anyone who feels overwhelmed or near a crisis point.

Pain: I had 12 hypnotherapy sessions with Penny. The hypnosis was relaxing & reviving and seemed to link with my subconscious & bring me back to positive feelings. I still use the audio which acts as a kick-start if doubts start seeping in. I also found Penny's voice calming & reassuring. I have no reservations in recommending Penny. I liked her honesty in what the therapy could offer. I have been very happy with the outcome of the hypnotherapy.

Stop Smoking: Both myself and my husband decided it was time to stop smoking. My husband had smoked 20+ a day for 35 years and I had also smoked on and off for years. We can both honestly say we have never felt better thanks to Penny, she made us feel comfortable and was very reassuring, after just one appointment we were smoke-free.  We are now looking forward to extra holidays with the money we have saved and also stress free knowing we can travel and not worry about going without a cigarette.

Stress Buster/Body Image: Pen has helped me massively increase my resilience to stress. Tasks which seemed ongoing and impossible became doable. While work may still be stressful, the speed with which I bounce back is great and has allowed me to put in boundaries, both personal and professional. It has increased my self-confidence and assertiveness and has improved my sleep patterns so much. Penny has also taken me through several weight-loss sessions from which I am feeling the benefits and feel now that I am in the right place to start an exercise regimen and take control of my fitness.

Sleep Issues: I was slightly sceptical over hypnotherapy, probably because I was frightened of being made to do something I didn't want to. But my sleeping was all over the place and I'm a constant worrier, so thought I'd give it a go - I am so pleased with how relaxed I felt and how my sleeping has improved. I feel much calmer now and can rationalise things better than before. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone with for a variety of problems or habits, and Pen's voice is greatly comforting when I listen to the recording when going to sleep. I know I can come for a top-up whenever I need to.

Public Speaking: I wanted to try hypnotherapy in order to deal with the anxiety I experience before speaking in public. My sessions with Pen have helped me reduce this in such a short amount of time it is really unbelievable how effective they’ve been. I now feel calm and focused and those waves of panic that tripped me up before talking in public have entirely gone away. I can’t stress enough how effective these sessions with Pen have been. She is calm and an intuitive listener who instantly puts you at ease. I wouldn’t think twice about recommending her sessions to anyone.

I would highly recommend Penny for helping and supporting anyone suffering with anxiety. My son Louie was suffering from panic attacks and it was heartbreaking watching him missing out on having fun with his friends because of a general fear something was going to happen. Penny was recommended to us by a friend who’s daughter was suffering from anxiety and was attending sessions with Penny to tackle this and couldn’t talk highly enough of her. So we thought it must be worth a try. Louie started having sessions with Penny and the difference was amazing, he started being more confident and less panicky and slowly started getting back to his usual happy go lucky self, which was a joy to see. I’m sure anyone who has a child, family member or friend that suffers from this realises how stressful this situation can be on a day to day basis. So get in touch with Penny, it could change your life.

Penny, thinking just how bad she was and how far she has come! I have no doubt in my mind that if anyone else’s child is suffering then you are the person to help! We are so thankful.

Hypnotherapy.... The final piece of the puzzle that completed and transformed my life. Amazing!