HISP offers tailor-made programmes for individual pupils to help with a wide range of issues that affecting mental health, general well-being or learning.
Which pupils can it help?
- Aged 5 years or older
- Have a cognitive ability of at least a 5 year old
- Have a receptive language ability of at least a 5 year old
- Have no history of psychosis
- Are willing to engage with the intervention
- Are willing to make a change
- Are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the sessions
What issues can it help with?
- Low self-esteem
- Lack of confidence
- Dealing with feelings e.g. anger, stress, anxiety,
- Symptoms of diagnosed issues, e.g. ASD, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression, panic attacks
- Self-harming, e.g. cutting, scratching, hair pulling
- Attachment issues
- Enuresis and encopresis (wetting and soiling)
- Difficulties with concentration, memory and organisation
- Habit breaking, e.g. thumb sucking, hair pulling,
- Anxieties / phobias, e.g. exams, school, social, public speaking, answering/asking questions,
- Eating issues, e.g. fussy eating, weight control, worries about eating in public
- Sleeping difficulties, e.g. nightmares, night terrors, struggling to get to sleep
- Speech and language issues, e.g. stammers, selective mute
- Pain control, e.g. headaches, stomach aches
This list is by no means exhaustive. If there is an issue that is not listed above, please get in touch to see if HISP can help and would be suitable.
How to refer a pupil
If you are a school and would like to refer a pupil for HISP, please contact Caroline Dyson (or your nearest HISP Practitioner) who will send you the referral forms and provide you with more details.
Once a pupil has been referred, the HISP Practitioner will arrange an initial assessment session where they will come into school and speak with staff (and parents if appropriate) before conducting a session with the pupil. Assuming they feel the child is suitable after this session, the intervention will then run for approximately 6 weeks, with a 30-45 minute session conducted within school every week. HISP Practitioners will bring all necessary equipment so all the school need to provide is a quiet and private space where the session will not be disturbed. As part of the programme, the pupil will be given a hypnotherapy CD to support their sessions which they will be asked to listen to at school/home. At the end of the intervention, a report will be submitted to school which will include evaluation data and impact measures.