Ivonne-Reflexology has recently launched a new research and experimental project with students from a local school in Bristol, who have notoriously challenging, or sometimes deemed ‘bad’ behaviour. Ivonne doesn’t believe that such a labelling should exist, that very often this type of behaviour, outburst or inability to concentrate in school has its roots in something deeper, something deep enough for reflexology to resolve.
Have you ever wanted to get to the root of bad behaviour?
It may seem very difficult and strange to believe that a child’s disruptive, loud, or even aggressive nature can be down to anxiety, stress or even internal imbalances brought on by bad diet, disrupted sleeping partners or even eating too much sugar. Beyond that belief, how can Reflexology be trusted to find a cure for this? It’s a big challenge, and one with many questions and uncertainties, it is a challenge however that Ivonne has decided to explore!
The journey begins
The journey started following a conversation with an already existing client as she relayed her worries regarding her son, and the possibility he may be expelled from school. Following from this very troublesome conversation Ivonne decided to offer a treatment, to see if there was something reflexology, reiki and other holistic therapy could do. The boy was 9 years old, and he received treatment for 3 consecutive weeks, in this short period of time the results were astounding. The child was calmer, teachers were remarking on how much his attitude and concentration had changed.
It was from this point on, that Ivonne realized there was something she could do to help children and teenagers with behaviour difficulties – if they were willing to try!
The next opportunity presented itself one another client, working as a teacher at a local school, commented on wanting to try out holistic therapy as an alternative treatment for bad behaviour at the school. It was an opportunity not to be missed.
The headteacher agreed, and Ivonne was presented with two children, they each received treatments – with the aim of seeing HOW reflexology could work – this experiment was taking a very exciting turn! The selected children were two of the most disruptive in the class, the each received hand reflexology and reiki. The children, despite the presence of their teachers, were quite shy to take about the experience they had, but they seemed to be enjoying it very much.
The trick with children, according to Ivonne, is to really give them control, time and a relaxed and safe environment. Pushing a treatment like reflexology is actually very counterintuitive, and only those willing to give it a go with truly see the benefits of the treatment.
“It was lush” Boy, Aged 11.
The other child suffered from stress and extreme anxiety – related to home life difficulties. He was treated in much the same way, the results were not so obvious after the first session…
The teachers informed Ivonne that the students were very much excited to receive the treatments once again, this time they were more relaxed and open. The both said that they had slept much better and their teachers had said that during that week they had both been much better behaved, with minimal to no disruptions in any of the classes – extremely unusual behaviour.
“more quotes here from the teachers”
The change following the sessions was noticeable:
– Less disruptive behaviour
– Better concentration
– Seemingly less angry, short-tempered and stressed
As a result, Ivonne will now be making regular visits to the school and will hopefully become an integral part of the behavioural management ‘plan’. The real hope is to spread the message of how reflexology can truly play an integral role in managing ‘bad’ behaviour, and to re-label bad behaviour as there is no such thing as a badly behaved child, just one who needs a little more attention and maybe a different attitude.
Ivonne is going to start working at the school regularly due to the great results