The A Word – Children on the Autistic Spectrum
This is not like my usual blogs but I believe it’s important. I recently watched a programme about a young boy who was on the Autistic Spectrum. It was very interesting, but very sad – for the child and the parents.
Please don’t click away now. I know this subject is not relevant to everyone. If it’s not for you, perhaps you know someone who it could help. If publishing it can help just one child and one family then I’ll be content. There are so many children being born on the Spectrum and they don’t know how to live in our world. They are frightened by our world, feel isolated and lonely.
Help for those on the Autistic Spectrum
Peter had been coming to see me for some time. He was in a very difficult marriage with a young son. The Bach Flower Remedies “made life liveable” for Peter.
However, Peter’s young son Tom, did not develop as he should and was soon diagnosed as being on the Autistic Spectrum.
Rescue Remedy now became the ‘glue’ that kept the family afloat. It helped both parents and it help young Tom a lot. This is why.
Rescue Remedy could have been specially ‘made’ Tom and others like him. It contains 5 remedies mixed together that, when combined, they ‘Rescue’. Just look at the healing that takes place with Rescue Remedy.
Star of Bethlehem. The remedy made from this small white flower heals shock, trauma and sadness. The child in the TV programme was lonely – no one would play with him – and he was sad. Let alone the trauma he had to face in daily life. And he said he was sad because he was different.
Rock Rose heals the fear that rises into panic when the children have to go into a situation that’s unknown to them, or they’re being asked to remember something they’ve forgotten. It helps when they’re in a situation they don’t know how to deal with.
Cherry Plum is brilliant for the obsessive thoughts: irrational thoughts that they can’t stop. This remedy helps O.C.D: is soothing and healing.
Impatiens for the frustration they feel when they can’t do what they want to do: can’t find the words to say what they mean. Impatiens soothes the frustration and irritability they feel.
Clematis is the grounding remedy. It helps bring the daydreamers to earth. Those on the Autistic Spectrum live in a different realm to us, Clematis can help ground them.
Other remedies that help
There are two another remedies that Peter found really helped Tom.
Holly. The remedy made from the tiny white flowers of Holly is for anger and violent rage. (No wonder – look at the prickly leaves!) Tom would go beyond frustration and go into anger that he couldn’t control. Peter soon learnt the signs that Tom was going into a Holly state, and would give him the remedy before he got out of control. Holly heals and melts the anger, making life easier for Tom and for his family too.
Chestnut Bud is the remedy to help when we don’t learn something from experience. It helps with the ability to absorb knowledge. This is the link to the blog on Chestnut Bud if you’d like to find out more.
Rescue Remedy and the other remedies will not ‘fix’ being on the Autistic Spectrum – but they certainly do help, bringing relief to both the child and the parents – as Nicki discovered.
Nicki’s 9 year old son is on the Autistic Spectrum. For some time, Nicki has been giving him 2 Sprays of Rescue Remedy his mouth, just before he goes into school every morning (and also when he was facing something he wasn’t comfortably with).
However, being a busy mum she would sometimes forget. When she forgot, when she collected her son from school, she was met by the teacher with “You forgot today didn’t you?”
Even the teaching staff recognised the difference in Nicki’s son when he had Rescue Remedy.
The Bach Flower Remedies are natural, simple to use and safe for everyone. They makes life easier for the child, for the family and for the teachers too. And, after all, isn’t that all everyone wants – to make life easier.
If you have a spray – 2 sprays when needed will help the world go around.
(This is the most common brand of Bach Flower Remedies sold in UK. But there are other brands available that are equally effective.)
If you use the liquid remedy, put 4 drops into approximate ½ pint (300mm) of water or drink, so they can drinking it throughout the day.
It will make a difference.
Even if this blog doesn’t apply to you, perhaps you know someone who has a child on the Spectrum. If so, please forwarded this to anyone you know that might find it helpful. Thank you.
Over to you.
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