November 22nd, 2019

Episode 8 -Alicia Eaton

First aid for children’s minds

This week’s episode is with Alicia Eaton, an Emotional Wellbeing & Behavioural Change practitioner.  She is a qualified Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist, as well as a Master Practitioner in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). She is licensed by the Society of NLP as an Advanced NLP Therapeutic Specialist, which makes her a leading practitioner in the field worldwide.

Alicia has run a successful practice in London’s Harley Street for over 15 years combining both psychology and practical advice as she helps change children’s unwanted habits and behaviours. Alicia helps parents help their children with anxiety, fears and phobias, thumb-sucking, nail-biting, bedwetting, fussy eating and sleep problems.  

She is the author of four books:

  • Words that work
  • Fix your life with NLP
  • Stop bedwetting in 7 days (Yes, just 7!)
  • and most recently First aid for Your Child’s Mind which outlines simple steps to soothe children’s anxiety, fears and worries

Alicia had strong childhood experiences of anxiety given that her parents had both survived traumatic experiences during the war and as a result were extremely protective of Alicia and her sister. The refrain of her childhood was about how to avoid danger and to be prepared. She became all too aware of how restrictive and inconvenient life can be when one is ruled by fear -you have to take round about routes to school to avoid post boxes!

Listen to this episode with Alicia Eaton if you want to learn:

  • About how words can really impact on children for life
  • How to get over phobias, using hypnosis and desensitisation techniques
  • The difference between ‘having’ anxiety and ‘doing’ anxiety and how that distinction can give one power
  • How contagious anxiety can be. Parents worry about this a lot but Alicia emphasises how parents can change their words to change their child’s experience
  • Some reasons for the well-documented increase in anxiety which might surprise you, including some aspects of diet and environment
  • How anxiety is different from normal worries and fear
  • What not to say to or do with kids who are feeling anxious! And what words work better. (See TPP’s module 2 on Emotion Coaching in our face to face or online courses)
  • What parents can do to prevent anxiety
  • How to use a Worry Box and easy ways to do mindfulness with tools like The Mindfulness Jar

In our celebration of vulnerability and perfect imperfection Alicia shares with us a Low Parenting Moment of her own which may trigger all sorts of anxieties in parents of young children! How Alicia responded to that episode has benefitted her clients.

 And Alicia also shares her top tip for raising children to be confident, happy and successful. 

 

Links

To get in touch with Alicia:

https://www.aliciaeaton.co.uk 

https://twitter.com›aliciaeaton    

 

Posted in: Anxiety , Mental Health

 

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