Who needs our help? A little explanation
First a little (traditional) explanation: " There are many forms of epilepsy, each with its own characteristic symptoms. Whatever form of epilepsy, the disease is always the result of a functional problem in the connection system of the nerve cells of the brain. Normally these cells communicate by sending small electric signals back and forth. In someone suffering from epilepsy the signals of a group of nerve cells occasionally becomes too strong, in such a way that they start to overpower the adjoining parts of the brain. It is this sudden and extremely powerful electrical discharge that causes the condition which is known as an epileptic seizure." ( taken from " The Macmillan Guide to Family Health " by Dr Tony Smith/Dr G.T.Haneveld )
Precisely because of the above mentioned over-activity in the brain, the energy we pass on during treatment will slow down these abnormal electrical discharges in the brain, making epileptic seizures less serious and less frequent or even preventing them.
At our practice we treat both children and adults for epilepsy.
1. Epilepsy in children
suffering from a congenital defect. Despite taking prescription medication for years, epileptic seizures still occur in some children. Most of them react positively to our treatment: their seizures are less severe and happen less frequently, or go away completely.
Practical experience: For 8 years Griet has been treating a boy, Stef ( 12 years old ), suffering from a severe form of Bourneville-Pringle Syndrome ( Tuberous Sclerosis Complex ), a hereditary disease. When he was four years old, doctors still had not managed to control his epileptic seizures, the pain in his head, and his utterly outrageous behaviour. At their wits end his parents finally turned to us because specialists had told them they just had to learn to live with the refractory epileptic seizures ( the various anti-epileptics they had tried on him did not succeed in suppressing the seizures ). Stef is currently still under supervision of specialists, but is no longer taking any medication. He has been freed from seizures for about 5 years now, thanks to our therapy. He goes to a special school during the week, and spends weekends at home. Stef’s condition improved gradually throughout the course of the therapy: he started sleeping through the night – and after 4 exhausting years, so did his parents; he was more cheerful, no longer had heart palpitations, and his self-injuries decreased ( due to the intense pain he was in, he would hit himself on the head ); he developed a strong immunity and hardly ever got ill. What thrilled his parents most was that he ( being autistic ) gradually sought more eye contact with them and others and that he ‘communicated’ ever better. We ourselves have noticed that each session he will determine for himself which part of his body needs the energy the most ( which is in line with what our adult patients feel and express daily ). He will, for instance, often grab Griet’s hand and put it over his abdomen or his heart, at which point she immediately feels the stomach and heart eagerly soak up the energy. Stef is now a boy who communicates well non-verbally, is very sensory, and sensitive to someone’s pleasant or less pleasant charisma (vibes). He has developed very fine motor skills; his most recent passion is unravelling anything threadlike: patiently and very accurately he will unravel small or larger knitted pieces, to then make something else out of the fine threads. Despite his ‘mental deficiency’ he surprises everyone with his clever acuteness and alertness, which is partially due to the intensive treatment of his head.. For a few years now, from a medical point of view he no longer matches the traditional profile of this type of patient, nor does he answer to the negative prediction the specialists entrusted his parents. The most recent improvement is related to his speech: he is starting to form ever more intelligible sounds and is using sound patterns consistently.
Since becoming an adolescent, Stef has had occasional violent anger outbursts to enforce his will, which is less positive but our therapy has decreased the frequency and intensity of these outbursts. During a session we often take away negative energies from his aura, but even children like Stef have to learn – despite their limitations – to channel frustrations in a healthy manner. Parents and family of a child with a disability often have difficulty handling the demands and tantrums of their child. They often think: “We should leave him/her be, he/she has been punished enough by life itself”. Unfortunately we have seen it happen many a time at our practice. One day, these children will grow up and become stronger and ever more demanding - sometimes blatantly unmanageable, aggressive and tyrannical - , sometimes making permanent placement in an institution the only way out, which affects the whole family.
The energy we pass on does not alter the character or personality of children or adults with a disability. Nevertheless, we often hear from their family members that the person has become more pleasant to be around.
2. Epilepsy in adults.
It often takes some time before we can partially or completely free adults from seizures, as the process takes several steps.
Practical experience: Pierre treated Norbert ( in his fifties ) weekly for two years before his severe epileptic seizures stopped. The last seizure ( a very severe one ) dates back to about 15 years ago. Some time after his last seizure he was allowed back behind the wheel and he could pick up teaching again. Now he has two sessions a month for what he calls ‘maintenance treatment’. Why? We don't cure people with epilepsy: with our weekly ( and later, monthly ) treatments, we make sure people are at least partially seizure free or at best fully for the rest of their lives.
3. ‘Seizures’ in people showing signs of ( premature ) old age.
In these people, the great evil causing sporadic or frequent ‘seizures’ is diminished brain activity ( i.e. “the brain is losing it” ). Some elderly people suffer from severe memory loss, concentration loss, ‘absent-mindedness’, … for some time. The ‘seizures’, ‘black-outs’, … decrease or disappear because of the stimulating energy we pass on. The aging process ( and for some a clear beginning of dementia ) is slowed down or postponed by the treatment. Obviously we cannot work miracles with highly demented elderly, but the earlier on in the deterioration process ( to use a less flattering word ) we can start our treatment, the easier it will be for the energy to turn back the clock. We certainly don’t provide a miracle cure that makes people 10 years younger, but a therapy that keeps people active for as long as possible, or helps them regain some or lots of vitality.
Practical experience: We heartily and happily remember Jeanneke ( 80 years old and fully demented ), whom we treated for about a year. Her husband ( who looked after her day and night ) noticed she slept better, ate more and was more cheerful thanks to our treatment. Although she had not spoken a single word for years, her face told ( a thousand ) stories and often she would make both her husband and us smile. Her husband regularly pointed out Jeanneke liked Griet's therapy and personality a lot and that people who have lost their intellectual capacity are not necessarily emotionally "absent". The energy Griet passed on felt good to her, which is why she was remarkably peaceful during the entire 45-minute sessions.
In our work we often notice that dementing elderly “ think with their emotions ”. They feel ( and know ) whether relatives, friends, care-givers, nurses and therapists are sincerely concerned and loving ( which does not equal " treating them as a child " ) or, on the contrary, treat them as ‘ absent ’ ( not counting anymore ). As her therapist, Griet involved Jeanneke in the conversations rather than talking about her with her husband. Communication is still communication, with or without understandable content: a person’s expression or body language are visible to dementing elderly, unspoken gestures ( and looks ) of contempt or compassion can be felt by them, a person’s acceptance or rejection are visible and noticeable to them, a painful silence ( what is there left to say to someone who has lost his/her intellectual capacity? ) they can hear and notice…
After all those years of total silence Jeanneke’s husband was taken aback one afternoon ( when trying to get her into the car a bit too hastily ) when he clearly heard her complain in a sharp tone: “ Hey, I cannot help it either ”. Her angry words sounded like music to his ears. A few months later she died peacefully in her sleep one night. Our treatment had made the last year – given the circumstances – a lot more pleasant and tolerable for them both, compared to the previous years of her illness.
We would like to acknowledge the sometimes superhuman efforts of all the anonymous men and women who look after and support their sick partner, child, or parent(s) with tremendous care and unconditional love – often for many years.