Spotlight: Clinical Hypnosis with Children and Adolescents, LLC

Ever wonder if clinical hypnosis is a treatment that your child might benefit from? We are spotlighting Dr. Tuddenham, M.D., pediatrician and owner of Clinical Hypnosis with Children and Adolescents, LLC to bring families more information about this treatment option.

Understanding Hypnosis

It may not be what you think it is!  You know that feeling between being fully awake and falling asleep, when you can still hear everything people say to you, but aren’t aware of much else?  Hypnosis can feel like that.

Hypnosis is a method of tapping into your child’s patterns of concentration and imagination to facilitate treatment of certain problems. There is nothing magic or mysterious about it. Children are naturally so often in hypnosis that as you become more aware of that state, you will realize that you witness it every day when interacting with them. To be in hypnosis is to be in a trance, a state of restricted focus in which a minute can seem like an hour or an hour like a minute.

It is a way to use the power of your imagination to help you be so calm that your inside mind will begin to tell you how to solve your problem. It is NOT a gold watch that goes back and forth. It is NOT a power someone has over you.

Meet Dr. Ann Tuddenham, M.D.

Dr. Tuddenham has been a remarkable primary care pediatrician for 19 years right here in Maine. In May 2002, Dr. Tuddenham was one of two Maine physicians listed in Ladies Home Journal as one of America’s Best Family Doctors, and in 2012 was listed as one of US News and World Reports “Top Doctors.” Additionally, she has published articles on mental health and began her training for clinical hypnosis in 2017. 

Dr. Tuddenham currently works with children and adolescents teaching them self hypnosis to help in the treatment of:

  • Fears and phobias,
  • Anxiety and stress,
  • Migraine,
  • Functional headaches and abdominal pain,
  • Tics and habits,
  • Sleep issues,
  • Bed wetting and stool holding.

Recent Feedback:

“Dr. Ann provided a safe space for my son to address his symptoms. She provided him with skills to allow him opportunities to be independent in his self hypnosis. While she was communicating the steps, I had an ‘a-ha!’ moment that allowed me to realize how often my son was using self hypnosis in a spontaneous way already. However, it was her ability to teach him to be intentional in his practice that has been a gamechanger with symptoms and his self confidence. ” -parent of 8 year old son.

If you are working through any of the above issues with your child, you may be hopeful to hear she is currently accepting new patients.

Clinical Hypnosis with Children and Adolescents, LLC
Ann D. Tuddenham, MD
6, Cumberland Street,
Brunswick, Maine 04011
Phone: 207-844-8426


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