A Word from Neuro – Holding a Baby

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Do you remember the first time you ever held a baby?  What was the experience like for you?  Maybe you thought you might drop him; how fragile the little body seemed to you.  Maybe she was freshly bathed and smelled like clean baby.  For most of us holding an infant who means a great deal to us is a defining moment in our lives.

Now, imagine what you might experience if the sound of a baby’s cry hurt your ears so much it could make you vomit.  How much joy in life would you miss out on?  How distressing would a simple trip to the store become if there crying children around you?

B.D. is a Rancher who experienced such discomfort from crying babies.  Over the last two years, as part of his Neuro Program, we have addressed his auditory sensitivities and have been successful to the degree that a few days ago, for the first time in his life, he was able to hold a baby.  It is a moment I don’t believe he will forget (especially since we were able to grab a picture or two).  A few days after this experience, the baby was visiting us again and started to fuss.  Rather than running away from her, B.D. picked up a Beethoven CD cover and went to show it to her in order to help her quiet down.

I emailed a copy of the pictures to B.D.’s parents and they replied that seeing him hold a baby “brought tears to their eyes” and “was almost unimaginable”.

As one lessens auditory sensitivities and as one lines up dominance so that one is not living in one’s emotionality, the world becomes a better, brighter place.

Ongoing, I would like to take this opportunity to share more of the details of the Neurodevelopmental Approach in an effort to deepen your understanding.  If you have questions feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer.

Naomi Gray
Coordinator of Neurodevelopmental Therapy

(Naomi can be contacted by emailing naomi@rainbowacres.com)

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