Hypno-Parenting: Parents Using Hypnosis On Children

If all else fails, would you use hypnosis on your children to make them behave? This is known as hypno-parenting and is negatively viewed by many people, but successful used by some.

Parent Herald reports that hypnosis can make bad kids act like angels. Lisa Machenberg, a mother of three and a professional hypnotist, claims to use hypno-parenting.

“Hypnosis and parenting is a natural combination. If we learn hypno-parenting, we learn how to hypnotize our children to be cooperative, peaceful, have containment, and have good study habits because they have focus and have more resilience out there in the world.”

Her hypnotic practice is not cheap. She charges $125 a session and has used hypnosis on more than 1,000 children. She even admits that she regularly uses hypno-parenting at home with her children and husband.

“I hypnotize my children and my husband to do things for my benefit all the time. We have a household to run. Many times, I exert influence so my children are able to get their chores done, so this house runs efficiently.”

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Machenberg discusses on Hypnosis Motivation Institute how she uses hypnosis on children to get them to behave.

“First, stop. Put your hand on the child’s shoulder, look directly in his/her eyes and give directions as statements, not questions. For example, you can say, ‘John, it is now time for you to take out the garbage, please.’ This is more effective than, ‘Can you take out the garbage now?’ Want to increase the chances that John will do it the first time you ask? Simply nod your head up and down in a ‘yes’ motion as you give your direction, and you will notice John nodding back!”

She also discusses how you can hypnotize your child to help them overcome nervousness, stress, or sleep issues.

“Right before he/she goes to bed, have your child close his/her eyes and get comfy and cozy under the covers. Then simply tell your child a wonderful story about succeeding in whatever the challenge he/she is facing. Remember, use positive images like, ‘Once there was a little girl who could sleep comfortably all through the night.’ This is much better than negative images like, ‘Once there was a little girl who did not get up and bother her mom in the middle of the night.'”

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VRC Fitness Club reveals that hypno-parenting is not about forcing your children to do what you want them to do, but about suggestions. Children are very suggestible to their parents, which is why children often act like one or both of their parents. For example, if you smile at a baby, most likely, he or she will smile back because that is the suggestive thing for the baby to do. If you are screaming and yelling at your child, your negative behavior will likely cause the child to yell back or even cry because of your suggestive behavior.

Using hypnosis is a natural way to make positive suggestions to your children, which in return makes them do what you want them to do. For example, if your child refuses to follow a certain rule, instead of having a heated discussion, which will likely do no good, try making suggestions. Making suggestions about good behavior will help your child’s subconscious mind think that he or she can be proud to follow the rules.

What do you think about hypno-parenting? Do you think it is wrong and controlling, or do you agree that using hypnosis on your child is natural and a positive suggestion? It certainly would be nice to be able to change your child’s negative behavior, and perhaps maybe hypnosis will really do the trick!

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