Saturday, November 22, 2008

treating children

Children tend to be less attached to their attitudes and ailments than adults. They haven't yet "owned" their fears and traumas and behaviors- haven't self-identified these elements as part of who they think they are.

For this reason, they are easier to treat. Treatments require less time and/or fewer sessions.

Also for this reason, children are fun to treat. They enjoy the release and balancing of their energies quite visibly. Quite often, they are aware of what has happened more fully than adults and express their relief.

"Don't stop." "More." "I like that."

It's fun!

Monday, November 3, 2008

treating infants

Infants tend to be so amazingly connected to their mothers that treatment can be effected by treatment of the mother. For most conditions, very little treatment is necessary and improvement can be quite rapid.

Once I was seated on a long airplane journey next to a mother and 9-month-old infant. The baby was covered with hives, quite uncomfortable and crying. The mother and I conversed. I explained what I did and asked if she would let me touch the infant. In the cramped conditions of the airplane, treating the infant was the practical solution. She said yes. I put two fingers on the baby's body, while the mother and I chatted. In twenty minutes, the hives were gone completely and the baby was calm.