The key to working with kids is the ability to gain rapport easily and therefore trust. Karna has had great success working with children as young as 6 years of age who are experiencing issues ranging from shyness to anger to stress in school, family and sports. She has worked with many teen-agers suffering from issues such as bullying, cutting, low confidence and low self-esteem. She has addressed a variety of subjects: making healthy lifestyle choices, fitness, dating, shyness, family, relationship building skills, relationship endings and peer pressure. NLP has wonderful tools for building confidence, achieving goals, creating success, seeing conflicts from others' perspectives and discovering happiness.
"My son has been labeled ADHD and I see how he struggles in ways that other children don't. His biggest issues have to do with being fearless, zero impulse control, and an inability to "switch gears". This coupled with extreme difficulty in focusing his attention make it tough for him to feel good about himself. Working with Karna has given him a sense of control over his behavior and hope for making changes. By using simple to understand exercises he has been able to learn how to slow himself down and think before acting.
To me it makes so much sense to teach children strategies that help them change behaviors now instead of trying to undo years of damage caused by destructive patterns developed over time. Now he's getting along better with others both at home and at school, and is able to more clearly express his feelings. Because he can communicate better with me, he's feeling more understood and I feel like a much more effective parent.
Karna has a gift when it comes to children. She has a genuine way of engaging them because she truly cares and respects them. They pick up on that. It allows them to trust her and to listen to what she says long enough to give it a try. I wish she could come home with me so that I could learn how to communicate with my son as effectively as she does. Bravo."
"Before coming to Karna, my mom and I were battling each other constantly. There was always something going on that would prevent us from seeing what's worth getting emotional over and what's not. My sessions with Karna helped me clearly see where my mom's emotions were coming from, which helped me better understand the entire situation. My mom also worked with Karna and that helped her to see my perspective. Without Karna, I don't think our relationship would be the way it is today....healthy, loving and patient. We have never been more emotionally stable with one another."