Quantum-Touch Calms Spastic Child
Dear QT community,
The following story took place at work. I'd like to share it. I work at a facility for multiply handicapped youngsters. Ricky is spastic and vision-impaired as a result from brain-damage; he regularly suffers from epileptic 'grand mals'. In spite of this he is usually cheerful and cooperative and trusting towards staff members. However, a number of new faces have appeared lately, wonderful for us, but overwhelming for a young man like Ricky, who will get into quite a state at times, over apparently minor things.
At one of these occasions one of the newcomers asked me "could I please come help you with Ricky?" Things had gotten out of hand at changing time in the bathroom. I had seen Ricky upset before, but this was of a different order. He was crying uncontrollably, banging his head against the wall and biting himself all over. I was afraid he was going to have one of his seizures next.
I found that anything 'regular' you'll do in such a case, speak soothingly, say the person's name, sing a song he likes, was only making things worse. Suddenly it occurred to me to try Quantum-Touch. But of course, touching Ricky in this violent mood was out of the question. So I just began breathing nice long audible "Quantum" breaths. At only the *third* breath he began to calm down. After a minute or two at the most, he stood up of his own accord and allowed me to clean and change him. I had a happy young man at my side again, who, on and off, was cheerfully puffing up his own 'quantum breaths'.
The afternoon was saved, thanks to QT.
So nice to have this in one's 'toolkit'!
Thanks a lot,
Margriet Bloemhof, the Netherlands