Category: Personal Growth

Walk Beside Us … A Walk to Remember

FROM JAMIE: The first day of our walk for Tyler and I was February 27, 1994, the day she was born. She was a beautiful girl though her head was larger than normal. An MRI taken at Chidrens Memorial in Chicago, IL showed an arachnoid cyst at the base of her brain. The neurosurgeon said…
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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

FROM GERD: This blog is dedicated to all of you out there, who have considered taking a program at The Option Institute, but for many different reasons and supported by many limiting or even undermining beliefs, have not done so. Some of the reasons/beliefs may be: “I can’t get away from my kids and family”,…
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Deeply Caring – Pain and Anger!!

FROM WILLIAM: “As I grew up I watched my mother be angry to get what she wanted, I see my see sister being angry to get what she wants and I am aware of myself getting angry to get what I want.” This is what a Son-Rise Program mother recently shared with me in a…
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Living the Dream… or the Nightmare, it’s Up to You

FROM SIMONE – I have a recurrent nightmare. Every now and again I dream I am in my chambermaid years in Amsterdam and I have 100 rooms to clean in a couple of hours but the clock is running really fast. Even though I am working really fast and I am doing so much when…
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From: Kim A belief to share!!! Hello everyone I am moved to share with you something I continually come back to… the belief that everything we have to offer is more than just enough… its absolutely perfect! When we go about our days… waking up in the morning… driving to work… walking the dog… working……
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Lived Happily Ever After!

FROM WILLIAM: Over the last month or so I have been facilitating joint consultation sessions between parents. This is where husband and wife or partners sit down to specifically focus on their relationship – what is working/not working; what they would like more of or less of from their partner. It is a wonderful process…
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Letting Go

FROM WILLIAM: When people say “Just let go” what exactly are they talking about. When I say to myself whilst in the middle of a challenging or difficult situation “just let go” what am I telling myself to do? I normally say this to myself when I am tense, anxious, upset etc. I am encouraging…
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The Day the Earth Stood Still

FROM SIMONE – Any parent of an autistic child can remember very well the day they were given their children diagnosis. For a brief moment the Earth stops moving, and you really have the impression you are going to wake up from the nightmare at any moment as it is not real, this is something…
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Listen to What I Hear

FROM JAMIE: This story begins in 1995. Tyler is 14 months old. What they said: “They” are 9 medical professionals from Neuropsychologist, Neuropsychiatirst, Medical Physician, and several Therapists. “Tyler is Severely Organic Brain Dysfunctioned. I’m sorry this happened to you. You will be lucky if she dresses herself or feeds herself. Expect nothing more. Put…
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Stress – Danger keep out of reach of children (and yourself)

FROM SIMONE – I was at an Autism Biomedical Conference this weekend and several speakers, commented on how influential the STRESS factor was in the treatment of autism.A Doctor in Functional Medicine, for example, showed us the whole biochemistry of metabolism processes in the body going completely dysfunctional because of stress. Even mainstream medicine recognizes…
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