Fishers Landing Hypnotherapy - Henry's Bullfrog


 One of the areas of Hypnotherapy that I most enjoy, is working with children.  As you may know, children have the most wonderful imaginations, which helps them greatly to learn and grasp skills to feel better.  Since our unconscious minds work primarily in metaphor to process information and sort through emotions, Hypnotherapy for children is a given.

The most common dis-ease of emotion that children struggle with, thereby affecting their behavior, is ANGER.  It has been found that the emotion of anger, is a call to action to remedy a thought, belief or feeling that just does not feel "fair".

Sometimes, the anger we feel is valid, and sometimes it is simply a byproduct of one not having control of a situation.  With kids, especially between the ages of 8-12, the frustration they battle with is often displayed in angry behavior, sassing, and introversion.

So for parents and other adults that give care to those children, the battle of authority ensues!  As caregivers, we know we must retain authority to keep those pumpkins safe and build their minds.  And wouldn't it be lovely if we all had a guidebook to help us, help them? 

A book, like Henry's Bullfrog, can get the wheels of communication and compassion turning in the right direction!  Here's an excerpt...



Chapter 2

Grounded


I had a few days to think about how mad I was. My mom told me she had calmed down and apologized to me for getting angry.  How does she do that?  How do you stop feeling angry?  And how come grown-ups get to say they apologize and kids have to say they are sorry?  Is it the same thing?  If I apologize, will I feel better than I do if I have to say I am sorry?  Sometimes, I really do feel bad, or sometimes sad, when I do something that gets me in trouble.  But sometimes, I wish a grown-up would just listen, like James does when I tell him what happened.  He always listens.

So, after James recovered and felt better from being squashed by Katie, and the fake mouse was taken out of his house, I knew he would see my side and not be mad anymore.  He always listens to me.  I wish he could talk. 

The next day, I gave him some bugs instead of a dumb mouse.  He was not mad at the bugs, but he still ate them.  I told him that I was grounded for 3 whole days from games, and I had to do 2 more chores.  That was what my mom said was my punishment for dirty words, and breaking Katie's head, again.  She said that's what it would take to get me out of trouble.

Mom got to chose the chores.  Cleaning the cat's poop box, and James' aquarium, all on my ownThat made me mad.  What made me mad, even more, was that no one was listening to me!  Except James.  He always listens.

I tried to talk to Morris when I cleaned that disgusting thing he poops in.  He just wanted to play with the scooper.  I like Morris, too.  He is a funny, cute kitten.  But I think James must be smarter than that kitten right now.  Morris is not old enough to know how to listen.  Morris talks a lot, and I sure wish James could talk. 

If I could understand cat talk, Morris might have been trying to find out where his mouse went.  I did not tell him.  I did not want to get in more trouble over the cat toy shredding.  Besides, I knew that sometime Morris and James would be friends like my mom says my sister and I will be.  I did not want Morris to be mad at James.

Then, I cleaned James' house.  That's what I call it.  I gave him logs and plants to jump around.  He really likes the wet rocks he poops on.  He even takes food behind them sometimes.  Maybe he thinks I would eat his bugs and mice.  I'm not sure, but I think it is so funny. 

James always makes me laugh.  He gets very excited when I come home from school.  He jumps up and makes smaller noises when he knows it is his dinner time.  I just wish he did not poop so much.  Oh, and I wish he could talk.

I put him very carefully in a box when I got ready to clean his house.  I took out the rocks and washed them in the bucket.  I put new logs in his house, after I cleaned all the junk out.  I knew he would jump all over the place when he got back in.  But, I did not know that what happened next, would be a wish come true.


Henry's Bullfrog is written by Terry Conner, C.Ht., NLP