Hypnosis for Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)
Persistent bedwetting in school-aged children is more common than one would expect. According to the National Kidney Foundation®, 5 to 7 million children in the United States who are over the age of six, still wet their beds at night. Sometimes it continues well into their teens, and in rare cases, even older. While most will outgrow it without any treatment or intervention, some will continue, causing social issues and embarrassment for both the child and family.
The first step, of course, should be a consult with child’s the physician. If there are no physical or medical issues, bedwetting can often be corrected with hypnosis.
More often than not, the cause can be attributed to deep sleep. Children who sleep very deeply might not be easily wakened by the sensations of a full bladder. If, during the daytime, the child also tends to ignore the urge to urinate until the last moment (think “potty dance”), he or she could be more prone to wetting the bed during the night.
Hypnosis can help connect the subconscious part of the mind with the physical sensation needed to wake up from sleep to get to the bathroom. That, coupled with daytime exercises to strengthen the muscles involved, and increase awareness, has proven to be quite successful.