Corey is a 5-year-old boy. The information that his mother sent me prior to his first appointment showed that he was an extraordinary sensitive child, even from birth. As a toddler, he would scream and hide in his bedroom from visitors and was scared to go outside.
He hated the feeling of wind in his face and falling rain made him totally panic. He had many fears and phobias including that he couldn’t cope with birthday candles, certain smells and watching TV. Corey complained of a sore stomach constantly, describing it in his words as “fizzy like lemonade”.
Going to school caused him to pace the floor up and down the hallway wringing his hands asking over and over again “when will you be coming back?” His mother said “It is extremely difficult walking away everyday knowing your child is scared and sobbing for you.” The teacher says that he is okay providing she keeps to the same routine and anything extra or a change, such as assemblies, causes problems.
To date, I have seen Corey three times. The work I have done included an NLK VAK Repatterning, some Phobia and Sensitivity Tapping and Barbara Wards’ Noise Sensitivity Balance. Corey and his mother have been taught a range of the NLK Mental Fitness Exercises to do with the 5-minute Switch On tape every day. This has achieved amazing results – see his mother’s journal below.
Gary and I feel Corey responded well to his kinesiology with Marion today, after explaining to him about going to this lady’s home and using the spiral staircase, he was quite keen. Marion had a lovely approach, and with writing to her ahead of our appointment, she was well aware of Corey’s worries, and was able to start working with him straight away without having to ask for a lot of information. I hope with all my heart this works for Corey, as he deserves to feel relaxed and happy with his life. He fell asleep quickly tonight after his first treatment, I think this might be a good sign?
This morning we started our NLK Mental Fitness cassette tape, it will be a commitment I’m very willing to do providing I can see positive results. It’s a very happy tune, that Corey enjoyed, he even asked it we could repeat the exercises again. Marion said any extra times in a day is a bonus, so we did.
It has only been a week since we began our kinesiology routine. Corey is showing very good signs towards these exercises helping him. His constant agitation seems to be easing, this is wonderful. He seems less grumpy.
Today Corey’s teacher commented on Corey’s concentration and focus improving, we have been doing the exercises for three weeks now. This is such a breakthrough.
Bevan is amazed at his kid brother’s more even temperament and ability to now actually sit and watch a DVD without running off. It’s such a fantastic sight that most would take for granted, but is precious to me, something I would have doubted would happen before discovering Marion’s help.
It dawned on me today, how Corey’s appetite has increased, also he will try different tastes and textures now and will even eat things he once spat out saying it felt yucky on his tongue.
His teacher is delighted that Corey now participates in classroom news, he answers questions, and volunteers to give morning talks – very exciting!
Today I walked into class and found Corey sitting beside his teacher, in the special helper’s chair, he looked so proud of himself and was enjoying his privileged role. When the teacher told him to choose the first four children to be able to go home on the bell, he chose three kids, then turned his finger pointing to himself – the teacher laughed and laughed. “Now all the children will want to follow his lead,” she said.
Corey couldn’t wait to go to school this morning, he now eagerly watches the clock to 8.30am. Looking forward to seeing his three little mates. Such a big achievement for a little boy that used to pace the floor in tears, wringing his hands – and try to hide away to avoid school. It’s great seeing him now joining in.
I realised today Corey never mentions his fizzy tummy anymore – and rain is no longer an issue – Corey is very happy with himself when it’s raining at school and he is able to tell me, “Mummy it rained today and I wasn’t even scared,” with a huge grin of satisfaction on his face. After trying homeopathy, bach flower remedies, herbal medicine, cranial massage, reading numerous books, this technique has given us the best outcome. Things I thought would seem too difficult are becoming more possible and a reality.
When arriving at Marion’s clinic today for a treatment, I cringed to find all the roadwork equipment. The huge trucks, once would have sent Corey into a panic with fear, instead he wanted to know what they were doing as we walked past into Marion’s clinic. I was very impressed – his hand clasped in mine didn’t even tighten (as it would have once) as we proceeded past the workers. Corey enjoyed rolling on the big rubber ball, and bouncing on it, showing more confidence this time. Marion worked on reversing Corey’s anxiety about parting from me and going to school without tears.
Three days have passed and Corey’s tears are lessening – Yeah! He still struggles with the length of day – but so do others, they are all adapting.
This weekend we drove to Oponini, and stayed in a cabin to catch up with a long overdue visit to family. We wouldn’t have considered this before Corey’s advancement. It was fabulous to get away and feel confident that things would go smoothly. And they did! Corey thrived and loved the beach setting, running everywhere with excitement, wanting to take it all in. He even patted the little goats that were roaming around. We discovered Corey is now a good traveller and he enjoyed his ride home again, asking lots of questions about the scenery.
Today when I went to pick Corey up from school, his classroom was empty. I heard children singing in the hall and recognised some others from his class. So I quietly stood at the back of the hall. Corey was sitting cross-legged and was watching the projector screen with fascination, this once would have spooked him. He was clapping his hands and attempting the new words of Christmas carols. He was so engrossed and looked so beautifully peaceful. I felt rather weepy with pure joy.
Corey no longer has the tantrums he once had, he is more contented, we still find bedtime tricky and he is difficult to settle some evenings. We have come forward a lot, in a short span of time. Thank you Marion.