Parenting Children with Special Needs
Anne Huxtable is an educator and sound therapist who was also the parent of a daughter with severe physical disabilities. Before her daughter passed away at 10 years of age, Anne was often very stressed and unsure how best to help her daughter. Since then, she has learned many skills and tools which would have been very useful back then. She wishes to share her knowledge and wisdom with other parents, to help them navigate the world of special needs children as smoothly as possible.
Participants will learn many practical tools that can be incorporated into daily life, to benefit both parent and child to cope with the challenges, but focussing on the parent’s wellbeing. The session will close with a group Sound Therapy session, which leads participants into a state of deep relaxation and peace. This is best experienced while lying down on a mat on the floor. (as well as a mat, you may want to bring a pillow and blanket)
The workshop will include:
- Chronic grief of parenting special needs children and how to work through it
- Highly sensitive people and ways to cope with overwhelm (many people with disabilities are highly sensitive)
- Mindfulness and breath as a way to become calm and peaceful
- Brain Gym exercises to relieve stress and balance the body
- EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) or Meridian Tapping, a simple technique to learn which can release emotional stress from the body
- Voice as a self-healing tool
- Ways to use essential oils for stress and emotional clearing
- The value of support groups
- A “Sound Bath” where participants will be “bathed” in the therapeutic vibrations of crystal singing bowls, voice and other sound therapy tools.