Adolescence is a difficult time full stop! We start the phase as a dependent child and the aim is to end it as an independent adult having gained a set of skills and values that support adulthood. And then throw in hormones! It is a period of huge change and coping with that change can be very difficult.
Much of my work with teenagers who are struggling is about helping them ‘reframe’ the struggle. This is teaching them to look at things from a different perspective that then changes the meaning. And teens are typically very, very good at doing this!
Reframing is more effectively done under hypnosis than using conscious awareness and the new levels of awareness are more readily utilised at the subconscious level.
The number of sessions required varies from teen to teen but typically few sessions are required with often only 1 or 2 being sufficient to help the teen be ‘up and running’ again.