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6 years ago  ::  Jun 29, 2008 - 12:40AM #11
divalicious
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Thank you for letting me introduce you to Massage therapy and all that it can do to calm the mind and body. There are so many aspects that can, and absolutely do, provide workable solutions. It's even good for stressed out Fathers/Mothers, who have children that cling like "wet wool blankets"...

First, every state is different. Some require that a therapist has a license to practice- Florida requires therapists have a valid license. That is where I live. Quite a few states require National certification. Florida also requires this. So, you would know your getting a good therapist here.

Second, consider making it a Father- Son day out, activity.

Here are some great links that can help you find a good practitioner and some modalities to consider.
I really hope that something clicks and the settling begins.


http://www.amtamassage.org/

http://www.massagetherapyfoundation.org/

http://www.ncbtmb.org/about_required_states.php

http://www.iahe.com/html/therapies/cst.jsp

http://www.swedishmassage.us/modalitiesdefined.htm

http://www.totallybowen.co.uk/human/hum … tments.htm

All the best,
Divalicious
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6 years ago  ::  Jul 22, 2008 - 9:46PM #12
NancyNic
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I think you're very smart to think of meditation as a way to help your child.  It doesn't have to be 'formal' - just sitting with your child for a minute, closing the eyes and concentrating on the breath will bring a sense of calm.  Start with just a short time and as you continue to practice, the time can lengthen.  This is a very good way to teach how the breath can be a source of calm in any situation.  Focusing on the breath throughout the day can become a positive habit!

Nancy

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5 years ago  ::  May 28, 2009 - 5:37PM #13
Hokeycokey
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Hi Beerlover


Just a thought inspired by a recent show on tourette's syndrome.  Playing the drums seemed to have a really calming effect on the young men on the show.  It channelled a lot of the nervous energy, also it is an incredibly cool thing to be able to do.  As your son likes music, maybe it would appeal?  Possibly you could look out for a drumming workshop?


Not quite sure what you mean by a 'wet blanket'?  Not from the US of A!


Keep positive and focus on his good points, I appreciate that at times this is easier said than done! 


kind regards


 


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5 years ago  ::  Jun 16, 2009 - 3:17PM #14
BeerLover
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May 28, 2009 -- 5:37PM, Hokeycokey wrote:


Hi Beerlover


Just a thought inspired by a recent show on tourette's syndrome.  Playing the drums seemed to have a really calming effect on the young men on the show.  It channelled a lot of the nervous energy, also it is an incredibly cool thing to be able to do.  As your son likes music, maybe it would appeal?  Possibly you could look out for a drumming workshop?


Not quite sure what you mean by a 'wet blanket'?  Not from the US of A!


Keep positive and focus on his good points, I appreciate that at times this is easier said than done! 


kind regards


 


HokeycokeySmile


 


 



Hi Hokey,


I sort of forgot about this thread.  As it turns out, mosts others did as well.  The phrase "wet wool blanket" isn't uniquely American.  Just take a thick wool blanket, get it soaking wet, put it over your shoulders, and try to go about your day.  Get the picture?


Unfortunately, I had to drop the big one on my son.  He is in a long-term residential treatment facility, cooling his heels, and hopefully learning how to be part of a family.  He got the the point where he had no regard for parents or teachers, and the death threats were becoming more frequent.  He needed an intervention.  I'll look into the drumming thing- I would enjoy that as well.  Breathing exercises are also in my future at least- blood pressure is creeping up into the danger zone.  I have some good meditation CD's at home.  It's time to re-prioritize some meditation time into my weekends.


Hope to see you around,


BeerLover

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5 years ago  ::  Nov 17, 2009 - 12:13PM #15
Uncleyin
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One important thing to note is that there are many different forms of meditation/mindfulness or energy work that can be used so it may be appropriate to try different methods and see which works best for him.


i.e. Moving meditation - Tai Chi is the usual form, however a class like wing chung may be more appropriate.  Other types of moving mediation involve mindfully walking/ passing through nature or possibly using iron balls.


Singing/ Music - Someone mentioned drums, I play the guitar and have found that to be very useful/ spiritual and a way of expressing myself as well


Sitting meditation.  this is usually done seated and can be concentrating on the breathing however there are a vast number of techniques depending on what you prefer.  I suggest that you again try some of the different techniques to see what works best with your child


Best of luck


 


 


 

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