Approximately one five-year old in seven and one child out of 20 children aged 10 wet the bed. This can often be caused by medical conditions such as diabetes and cystitis, or it could just be down to the child in question being late to develop bladder control. Ether way, it often turns into psychological issue as the child will start to believe they are incapable of going through the night without wetting the bed.
Clinical hypnotherapist, Lynda Hudson has 15 years of experience. She specialises in the treatment of children as well as adults and she is currently writing a book and releasing a hypnotherapy CD for children .
“About 40-45 per cent of children I see come to me for bedwetting or other anxiety-based problems, which is why I produced a CD called I’m Dry at Night. This aims to change the mindset of a child who wets the bed, telling them that they can take control at the unconscious level. They can also listen to the CD in the safety of their own bedroom before they go to sleep at night,” says Hudson
The CD uses clever imagery with which children can relate. For instance, Hudson uses the idea of locking up the bladder with a large, strong and colourful key and standing sentry outside it. “I’ve also included powerful suggestions for signals to be sent from the bladder (via the sentry) to the brain for the child to wake if necessary, or to keep those muscles tightly closed until morning. I can’t promise that this approach will work for every child, but it does for the vast majority,” she says.