Calm Kids -
How to help your child be happy at home and school
A child who is experiencing high stress levels often has trouble focusing and learning. Allergies and nutrient deficiencies also effect our ability to learn.
Every experience in your life has some effect upon you. Starting from the time you were in your mother's womb to the moment you are reading this. Things that can effect childrens learning and growing include:
Any or all of these things can cause distress to your child. Kinesiology identifies the significant issues in your child's life and provides real solutions and healing for them. Why one person handles stress better than another is a bit of a mystery to us all. Kinesiology gives you and your child the opportunity to change the way you handle stress in your life and for you to both enjoy this very precious time of their childhood.
What ages benefit from kinesiology?
Susan has worked with children of all ages from new borns to teenagers and young adults. Testing of young children requires the assistance of the parent. Older children are able to be muscle tested themselves. Mum or Dad stays present in the room throughout the session. An individual session follows the same protocol as a normal Kinesiology consultation. Susan has developed quite a unique style when working with children. First we spend time to develop an easy rapport. Working with children is particularly challenging (and rewarding) as we spend time helping the child identify their own stress and affirm the parts of their lives that they love. At the same time, Susan checks in with the parent's concerns regarding the child's health and behaviour issues. The resulting session has the child working towards want they want in life, and we are helping them to achieve a healthy balance.
I truly believe that children are not naughty and certainly not bad. They are merely behaving in a way to get us to take notice and help them grow, change, develop and mature. Sometimes they require tough love ... sometimes they simply need their brains to work in an integrated manner. Have you ever tried to think when you've been in an "off-your-head" state? Parents are often moved to tears as they watch their child deal with painful emotions and situations that life throws at them. Your job as a parent is not to protect them from that pain, but to walk beside them, letting them know you are there if they need. You are to be their advocate, especially when the people around them behave in unjust or irrational ways. (including their parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers and friends).
At Breathe Easy Therapies we have been working with a number of families over the last 6 years. It is a real privilege to watch these children grow up, some we have worked with since birth. The children only come occasionally (perhaps every 6 months or so) but they have learned to recognise when kinesiology would be helpful for them. Though they don't really understand the process, they do know how they feel. They report feeling more relaxed and happy.
The two children Susan has worked with the most is her own boys, James and William. James was 4 when I began learning kinesiology, William was 2 or 3. They are now both teenagers, growing into beautiful young men - I'm allowed to be biased :). Both boys are able to recognise different kinds of stress in their life. For dietary stress they will ask if a particular food or supplement could help ( and they also recognise when they've hit the junk food too hard). For physical stress (sore legs, backs etc) they will often ask their dad for a Bowen Therapy session. But for emotional stress or issues with studies or their friends, they will almost always request a session with Susan.
What constantly amazes me is that kids generally accept healing as soon as it's offered (adults usually put up all kinds of defences that I rarely see in children). This means that once they have become comfortable with the process, healing follows with relative ease.
How many and how often are sessions needed?
Each child is unique with their story. As a guide you can expect to come to 3 sessions over 9 weeks. This will enable you time to implement the changes your child needs in their life, and follow up sessions to assess how those changes are going. It is normally recommended to return 2-3 months after your program for a single session follow-up.
This is not just another parenting program. Kinesiology deals with the blocks that prevent your child from learning and growing the way a "normal" (unstressed) child would.
How will my child benefit?
Every child comes to kinesiology at a different starting point. Therefore every child will receive benefits particular to their story. As a parent you will benefit with: more peace and calm in the house, less time spent on worrying and more time spent on loving.
Less aggression, better able to deal with anger and frustration.
Calmer, more focused, better able to concentrate.
Fewer and reduced reactions to foods and other allergens.
Improved co-ordination, better balance, improved sporting performance.
To book a session with Susan ph 07 4128 4331