No More Bedwetting!
Our youngest child, Madison, will be six this coming January. She is creative, beautiful, and super energetic. She potty trained just after turning three. My husband and I gave each other a high five when we gave away the last box of diapers. What an awesome feeling it was to know that the diaper years were DONE!
But then one night she wet the bed again. And then again the next night. We put it off for a couple weeks and tried everything we could think of to help her but nothing worked. With extreme disappointment, I bought a box of pull-ups and resigned myself to the fact that our diaper years were back. I still remember the crushed look on my sweet little girl's face when she realized she had to start wearing them at night again. For the next two years she continued wearing pull-ups and hadn't had a dry night since. Until now.
I was in a group of moms several weeks ago and the topic turned to kids and bedwetting. Each of the moms expressed their frustration with the situation and with not knowing what to do. They spoke of how their children were beginning to lose their self-confidence and were even being teased by siblings and others. My heart broke for one girl who is nearly thirteen and has never had a dry night. Slumber parties? Probably not. Unless there were a way to change it, a way to help these kids to teach their bodies to stay dry.
And the light bulb went on! Of course! I'm a hypnotherapist for Heaven's sake, why I didn't figure this out long before now I really don't know. But, better late than never. I went home and decided to write a hypnosis script for bedwetting. My daughter was so excited when I told her that mommy had a recording she could listen to to help her stop wetting the bed. And she began listening to it that same night.
Madison has this thing she does. She likes to sit against the wall and bounce her back in rhythm while she makes up songs. Last week I woke up and listened from across the hall as she was bouncing and singingwith her happiest voice these words: "I am a big girl. I am a big girl. My body listens to me! I am a big girl. I am a big girl. My body is so dry you see! No more, no more, no more pee pee in bed for me!"
Can I get a hallelujah!? Seriously, hallelujah! After the second night of the recording she woke up dry. And it's taken only three weeks of using the recording and repeating positive affirmations to achieve consistent dry nights. I wish I could capture the happiness on her face each morning when she wakes up and knows she is dry. It's way beyond priceless. My only regret is that I didn't try it sooner.
There are many and varied reasons that children wet the bed and hypnosis will not help with all of them. Consultation with a medical doctor is warranted to rule out things such as urinary infection, kidney disease, diabetes, and congenital abnormality of the urinary tract. Emotional stress and abuse can also lead to bedwetting and must be addressed with a competent professional. Hypnosis treatment should in no way be seen as a substitute for medical advice and I encourage every parent to explore potential underlying reasons for your child's condition and to be wise in making treatment decisions for your child.
Hypnosis is a safe and natural state of mind that can be used to help an individual to achieve desired results. It engages the subconscious mind in a way that thinking, analyzing, and goal setting cannot. Essentially, hypnosis can help to get both parts of the brain (the conscious and subconscious) working together with the same goal in mind. And, the result is powerful. As the subconscious mind is the part of our brain that is responsible for body functions and is also the only part of our brain that is awake while we are asleep, it makes perfect sense that hypnosis is effective with issues such as bedwetting.
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