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Tips for Raising a Highly Sensitive Child

Posted by on Mar 7, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Is this your Child?

Written by: Felicia Grant Reiki Master, excepts taken from Scary Momma & Dr. Elaine Aron

It can be daunting, but what’s most important is your support.

Some children have a soft spot for animals. Others get upset when someone pokes fun. However, there is a difference between being sensitive and being highly sensitive.

The designation “highly sensitive person” (HSP) is used to describe those who are hypersensitive to stimuli ranging from loud noises to bright lights to deep emotions. Raising a highly sensitive child presents a unique set of challenges for parents. Learning how the world affects your child can be crucial in helping you be a more compassionate and effective parent.

What Does It Mean To Be A Highly Sensitive Person?

Amber Trueblood, MFT is a marriage and family therapist, an author and the mother of four sons, some of whom happen to be highly sensitive. “Although ‘High Sensitivity’ is not a medical diagnosis,” she explains, “many now acknowledge the importance of understanding highly sensitive children and how we might better meet their needs both at home and in the classroom.”

She goes on to clarify that this distinction is about more than just a child’s emotional response to a situation. Referencing the dictionary definition for “sensitivity,” Trueblood explains that “highly sensitive children have an increased awareness and capacity for receiving sensory input, compared to the general population.”

So how can you recognize the signs that your child might be highly sensitive? It can be tough, as not all highly sensitive kids share the same traits. Lights, sounds, scents or textures may easily overwhelm an HSP. They might avoid violent or scary movie scenes or upsetting situations. They may sometimes need quiet time alone and can be perceived as shy. They also often have a great deal of empathy, emotional awareness and creativity.

“Like anxiety, its effects can range from mild to completely impeding one’s ability to function in society,” says Trueblood. “Some children experience increased sensitivity only in one area (i.e. tactile) while others may have multiple areas (i.e. auditory, visual and olfactory).”

How Can Parents Help Their Children Cope With Their Sensitivities?

What can you do if your child is highly sensitive? Reducing sensory overload is a great place to begin. “For parents, it’s very helpful if they notice any highly-sensitive reactions, and help their children learn to modulate or minimize the input as much as possible,” Trueblood advises. “If the child is young and the sensitivity is mild, you can gradually introduce more and more stimulation until the child can calmly withstand the input levels they’ll find in the outside world.

As an example, Trueblood shares that her own children were unable to cope with the sounds and visual stimuli of movie theaters when they were just 4 or 5. “But at 8 and up (for the most part), they now enjoy movies in an actual theater. We started by watching movies at home, with low sound, on a small screen.”

Angela C. Santomero, creator of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” from The Fred Rogers Company, also recommends carefully screening the media highly sensitive kids absorb. “A highly sensitive child is very empathetic and caring and, therefore, even more engrossed in the media they see, ‘leaning in’ more and ensuring that the learning is stronger,” she says. Because of this, it’s important that parents choose shows that are visual, active and slower paced, and that have characters who are positive models. “All kids model what they see in media,” says Santomero, “but this is especially true of those who are highly sensitive.” In fact, this is why the needs of highly sensitive children are always considered when Santomero and her colleagues create shows for preschoolers.

Equipping your child with tools and skills they can use even when you are not around can also help your child cope and flourish. “When children have very high levels of sensitivity, it’s helpful for parents to teach their children how to breathe,” says Trueblood, recommending that you teach your child to stop, close their eyes and take three deep breaths. She also says it can be helpful for them to learn how to talk to others confidently about their sensitivities. For example: Yeah, I have super hearing ears so even regular noises can sound super loud to me.

How Else Can You Nurture Your Highly Sensitive Child?

It is essential for parents to be supportive of their child’s unique needs, emotions and sensitivities. So, as a start, you should:

  • never tease your child for tearing up over a song or a piece of art.
  • make it okay for him to leave the room or hide his face during a movie scene he deems tense or scary.
  • let her cover her ears when sounds are too loud or change her top when it feels too itchy.
  • take a break from errands or other busyness if he starts to appear overwhelmed. What seems like everyday stuff to you can be exhausting to your highly sensitive kiddo.

Along with teaching them how to avoid or minimize extreme and uncomfortable levels of sensory input, parents should help highly sensitive children comprehend and accept that they are wonderful just the way they are.

“Raising a highly sensitive child is just like raising a child with any other trait or quality that is not the norm,” states Trueblood. “Most important is helping them to understand themselves without guilt or shame, so they do not become a target for bullies or a victim of their own self-talk in the future.”

Overall, being a loving, accepting and attentive parent may be the best advice. Highly sensitive children possess a unique gift, enabling them to be deeply touched by—and to touch deeply—the world around them.

[h/t: Scary Mommy]

Is this your child and you need support?

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Reiki Energy Healing is a wonderful alternative therapy to help HSP children. Reiki is a stress release for the parent and a relaxation technique for the child?

Felicia Grant is a Holy Fire Reiki Master, Certified Psychic Medium and Advanced Soul Coaching practitioner® with a private practice in Wilmington, NC


Reiki Is Now Reaching The Top Hospitals In The US

Posted by on Mar 5, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Article originally written/posted at Collective Evolution

Dr. Jessica Utts, the Chair of the Department of Statistics at the University of California and a professor there since 2008, published a paper in 1999 showing that parapsychological studies and their results are far more statistically significant than the studies that are used to approve some of our medications. Not long ago, she expressed: Reiki Is Now Reaching The Top Hospitals In The US. Holy Fire® Reiki Energy Healing.

“What convinced me was just the evidence, the accumulating evidence as I worked in this field and I got to see more and more of the evidence. I visited the laboratories, even beyond where I was working to see what they were doing and I could see that they had really tight controls… and so I got convinced by the good science that I saw being done. And in fat I will say as a statistician I’ve consulted in a lot of different areas of science; the methodology and the controls on these experiments are tighter than any other area of science where I’ve worked.” (source)

In fact, in 1999 she published a paper published a paper showing that parapsychological experiments have produced much stronger results than those showing a daily dose of aspirin helping to prevent heart attacks.

Here, she’s talking specifically about remote viewing, but she’s also referring to parapsychology, which includes distant healing and Reiki. Reiki is a very specific form of energy healing in which hands are placed just above the body or lightly touching the body, as in “laying on of hands.” Reiki can also be done “long distance” as a form of prayer.

Article originally written/posted at Collective Evolution

Dr. Jessica Utts, the Chair of the Department of Statistics at the University of California and a professor there since 2008, published a paper in 1999 showing that parapsychological studies and their results are far more statistically significant than the studies that are used to approve some of our medications. Not long ago, she expressed:

“What convinced me was just the evidence, the accumulating evidence as I worked in this field and I got to see more and more of the evidence. I visited the laboratories, even beyond where I was working to see what they were doing and I could see that they had really tight controls… and so I got convinced by the good science that I saw being done. And in fat I will say as a statistician I’ve consulted in a lot of different areas of science; the methodology and the controls on these experiments are tighter than any other area of science where I’ve worked.” (source)

In fact, in 1999 she published a paper published a paper showing that parapsychological experiments have produced much stronger results than those showing a daily dose of aspirin helping to prevent heart attacks.

Here, she’s talking specifically about remote viewing, but she’s also referring to parapsychology, which includes distant healing and Reiki. Reiki is a very specific form of energy healing in which hands are placed just above the body or lightly touching the body, as in “laying on of hands.” Reiki can also be done “long distance” as a form of prayer.

This deals directly with human intention and whether or not our thoughts can have a direct effect on our biology. We already know that human intention can have a direct effect on our physical material world in multiple ways. This document I obtained from the CIA’s electronic reading room titled, “Paranormal Ability To Break Through Spatial Barriers” clearly outlines that, and it’s only one of dozens of examples.

Studies within quantum physics also illustrate this fact. For example, a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Physics Essays explains how this experiment has been used multiple times to explore the role of consciousness in shaping the nature of physical reality. Human intention, via meditators, was able to actually collapse the quantum wave function. The meditators were the “observer” in this case.

In fact, the author points out in his lecture that a “5 sigma” result was able to give CERN the Nobel Prize in 2013 for finding the Higgs particle (which turned out not to be Higgs after all). In this study, they also received a 5 sigma result when testing meditators against non-meditators in collapsing the quantum wave function. This means that mental activity (the human mind, attention, intention, consciousness) compelled physical matter to act in a certain way.

“Observations not only disturb what has to be measured, they produce it. . . . We compel [the electron] to assume a definite position. . . . We ourselves produce the results of the measurement.”

A recent study has found that healing intentions and energy can be stored and used to treat breast cancer cells in vitro. It’s one of many examples of mind-matter interaction and the mind-body connection. You can read more about that and access the study here.

There are so many examples, and I just wanted to provide a brief background and overview. There are thousands of papers out there examining the effects of human intention, and this theory dates back thousands of years, from ancient cultures and indigenous peoples throughout all periods of history.

Reiki

The popularity of this practice is exemplified by the fact that, as of 2000, there were more ‘distant healers’ in the United Kingdom than therapists practicing any other form of complementary or alternative medicine, and the same goes for the United States. (Barnes PM, Powell-Griner E, McFann K, Nahin RL. Complementary and alternative medicine use among adults: United States, 2002. Adv Data. 2004. May 27;(343):1–19. [PubMed])

Reiki is a type of study that can be grouped into the category of Distant Mental Interactions With Living Systems (DMILS).  The effects of distant mental interactions are measured using electrodermal activity, heart rate, blood volume pulse, and electrocortical activity (EEG electrodermal activity, heart rate, blood volume pulse, brain blood oxygenation [MRI], and electrogastrogram [EGG]). These studies have yielded remarkable results, which have since been successfully repeated in laboratories around the world.

DMILS experiments, which relate to distant healing, more clearly indicate the existence of genuine interactions between people from a distance. As Dean Radin, Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), explains:

But the proof-of-principle offered by DMILS experiments more clearly indicates the existence of genuine interactions between distant people. This presents us with an evidence-based enigma worthy of serious consideration. However, for many researchers, the mere concept of distant healing continues to elicit significant resistance for two main reasons. The first is based on the assumption that “action at a distance” is impossible because it violates one or more physical or biological laws. The second is founded on the neuroscience-based assumption that the mind is identical to the brain, in which case it does not make sense to propose that the brain activity we call “healing intention” can interact with anything outside of the brain’s own body. (source)

Below is another great point that really gets to the core of why it’s taken so long to integrate such therapies into hospitals.

There seems to be a deep concern that the whole field will be tarnished by studying a phenomenon that is tainted by its association with superstition, spiritualism and magic. Protecting against this possibility sometimes seems more important than encouraging scientific exploration or protecting academic freedom. But this may be changing. Cassandra Vieten, PhD and President/CEO at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (source)

But it’s not all about the science, it’s about what patients report and feel, which is why this practice is starting to enter into multiple hospitals in the United States.

The Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine & Digestive Center in Maryland USA offers Reiki to its patients “to create deep relaxation, to help speed healing, reduce pain, and decrease other symptoms you may be experiencing”. They don’t explain its mechanisms, but have wisely adopted Reiki among acupuncture, integrative psychotherapy, and therapeutic massage.

The Mayo Clinic was ranked No. 1 at USNews.com’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll in 2017-18. This is a clear example of an integrative model where the latest developments and technology are applied and the spiritual and emotional needs of the patient during cancer treatment are addressed.

Their Integrative Healing Enhancement Volunteering Program along with the Clinic’s Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program have a wide range of wellbeing and healing services in which Reiki is clearly included. They also have a brief explanation of what Reiki is about.

If this isn’t enough, their Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center has a huge range of services, and guess what? Reiki is in the list of the Relaxation Services.

Considered the 2nd best hospital in Connecticut, the Hartford hospital is also rated as high performing in 6 adult specialties and in 5 procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical facility as well as a teaching hospital. Specially trained Reiki Volunteers give free Reiki sessions throughout the main hospital, the Harry Gray Cancer Center, the Dialysis Unit, and the Brownstone Outpatient Clinic. Patients may request a session through their nurse or physician.

In 1973, the University of Pennsylvania established a cancer center to serve as the focus and stimulus for all cancer-related activities at the University. In 2002 it was renamed the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Reiki Therapy is available for any type of patient, either for the ones that are given infusions or for those receiving treatment in the Radiation Oncology department. This therapy is available at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

You can see more examples of hospitals integrating this type of therapy here.

Every individual’s energy affects the collective field environment. The means each person’s emotions and intentions generate an energy that affects the field. A first step in diffusing societal stress in the global field is for each of us to take personal responsibility for our own energies. We can do this by increasing our personal coherence and raising our vibratory rate, which helps us become more conscious of the thoughts, feelings, and attitudes that we are feeding the field each day. We have a choice in every moment to take to heart the significance of intentionally managing our energies. This is the free will or local freedom that can create global cohesion. – Dr. Deborah Rozman, the President of Quantum Intech (source)

Did you know that your heart emits electromagnetic fields which change according to your emotions, or that the human heart has a magnetic field that can be measured up to several feet away from the human body? Did you know that positive emotions create physiological benefits in your body, or that you can boost your immune system by conjuring up positive emotions? Did you know that negative emotions can create nervous system chaos, and that positive emotions do the complete opposite?

I thought it was important to mention this, it comes from the work of the scientists at The HeartMath Institute. Look them up if interested.

Our Interview With Dr. Natalie Trent

Dr. Natalie Trent, PhD is a neuroscientist and shamanic energy healer working to integrate the scientific and the mystical. As a scientist, Natalie studies the power of mind-body medicine and spirituality for wellness, healing, and the prevention of illness and disease. Natalie has received media attention for her work and has been interviewed by The Dr. Denise show, Collective Evolution, Michel Pascal, and Juliana Klinkert, and her research has been featured in The New York Times. She appeared in the recent documentaries Expanding Reality and Titanic: Premonitions. Natalie is the author of many scientific publications and two forthcoming books from the award-winning publisher Param Media: Expanding Science: Visions of a Post-Materialist Paradigm is a great example. Natalie has presented her research and given talks to diverse audiences throughout North America and Europe.

You can learn more about her and see her publications by visiting her website.

A couple years ago, I sat down and interviewed her about the subject, which you can see clips from below. If you’re interested, you can watch the full interview here on CETV, a platform we created to combat the censorship we are currently experiencing. Thank you for your support!

There’s a reason why such practices are entering into mainstream medicine, and that’s because they hold a certain degree of scientific validity as well as something that goes beyond science, and that’s the experience patients have with this type of work and how it makes them feel.

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Felicia Grant is a Certified Medium and Holy Fire® Reiki Master in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Want to Change your Life? Start practicing Gratitude.

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The idea of practicing gratitude to change your circumstances and your life is probably not totally new to you. But even though you may have heard about gratitude being a game-changer, you may have no idea how to practice gratitude. As someone who firmly believes in the power of practicing gratitude as a means to rising into your truest self, I wanted to share these tips with you on how to practice gratitude, so you can get started (and reap the rewards) right away.

Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

I believe that practicing gratitude will deliver countless benefits to you, but don’t just take my word for it — even science recognizes the power of acknowledging and giving thanks for the things in your life. Seven scientifically proven benefits of practicing gratitude include:

  • Better physical health
  • Better mental health
  • Less anger and more empathy
  • Better sleep
  • Better self-esteem
  • Better mental stamina
  • Better (and more) relationships

Powerful benefits, right? Again, I believe these are just a start. I’ve found that gratitude also puts me into better alignment, brings me closer to my truth, and allows me to be a better mother, wife, business owner, and servant to my tribe.

How to Practice Gratitude

Now that you know the benefits of practicing gratitude, you’re probably ready to dive right in and see if this gratitude thing can really work for you. (Spoiler alert: if you commit to a daily gratitude practice, it can — and will — work for you!)

Step #1 – Start a Journal

You’ll want a place where you can document your thoughts each day, so if you don’t already have a journal, now’s the time to get one. A regular notebook will work fine, too. Just choose something that feels good to you and where you’ll be happy spending time each day. 

Hint: If you’re left-handed, choose a journal that can lie flat as you’re writing; and if writing crooked or on a slant bothers you, choose a journal with lined paper. The goal here is to pick a journal that feels comfortable and welcoming and doesn’t give you reasons to not use it.

Step #2 – Write Down Everything You’re Thankful For

This part might sound easy, and at first blush, it is. If you have a comfortable home with running water and heat, you’re most likely very grateful for it and will want to write that down. Same with clothes, food, your car, etc.

But what if you dislike your job? Should you leave that off the list? In this case, I would suggest writing down what about your job you’re thankful for. Is it the income? The proximity to your home? The type of work you do? Your coworkers? Try to identify what about your job you do like and write that down, specifically. 

Step #3 – Stretch Yourself… And Think Ahead

Once you write down the basics of clothes, food, shelter, etc., now it’s time to stretch and think deeper. Dig into your relationships, both with others and yourself. Are you grateful for a solid marriage? A best friend that’s there for you no matter what? Your sense of humor or your nurturing instincts? Dig really deep here and try to identify something new each day.

I also want you to pick an area you’d like to develop and begin practicing gratitude for it before it’s actually here. For example, if you have a desire to release weight, feel gratitude for a body that enjoys movement and responds quickly and positively to being fed healing foods. By programming your mind with feelings of gratitude for something you’d like to bring into your life, you’re signaling to your subconscious that this is your reality… and then reality follows suit, as long as you take action on it.

Step #4 – Write and Review Every Single Day

Practicing gratitude first thing in the morning is a great way to start the day and set the day up for a positive flow. At the end of the day, you can review the list you created in the morning, or you can make a new list that includes whatever made you feel thankful throughout the day. 

There are no hard and fast rules to this, but I do suggest ending the day with a gratitude practice so you drift off to sleep in a state of peace and contentment. 

As you can see, setting up a daily gratitude practice is not rocket science, but it does take commitment. Once you get into the habit, you’ll no doubt see changes and you won’t want to be without it. So relax and enjoy — an attitude of gratitude RULES!

Felicia Grant is an Advanced Soul Coach, Certified Medium and Holy Fire Reiki Master in Wilmington, North Carolina.


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Psychic Kids…what do I do?

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This topic comes up over and over again with parents or grandparents raising highly sensitive children. They talk of seeing relatives or family members that have passed in great detail even though they have never meet them. It’s important that we don’t brush off these encounters with our children by saying things like “it’s just in their imagination or they must be making this up!” Even though we can’t see or understand these things our enlightened little ones can!

Here are some tips to help you and help our psychic kids!

Helping your child hold onto their Spirit Connection.
It’s not unusual for small children to be aware of spirits around them, be highly sensitive to energy, and to share insights and wisdom that seems beyond their years. Some are able to hold onto these gifts for longer than others, and when this comes to the attention of the people around them are labeled as crystal, indigo or rainbow children. Many other children are too young to express themselves in a way that adults can understand, and their gifts can go unnoticed.

Your child’s ability to hold onto their spiritual connection depends a lot on parenting. The world is in desperate need of the love and enlightenment they have to offer, and it’s the responsibility of the adults in their life to protect, nurture and encourage them.

Encourage your child’s light.
There are some simple things you can do to help your child stay in the heart space and keep from letting earthy influences dim their light.

– Encourage your child to lead with their heart, not their head by asking them to share what they feel, instead of what they see.

– Honor their instincts about people and places. Let them pick the playground you visit, and don’t insist that they give scary Aunt Lillian a kiss just to be polite if they clearly don’t want to.

– Foster a love of nature and animals. There’s plenty of time for movies, amusement parks and technology – balance out those activities with walks in the woods, days at the beach and quality time with pets!

-Meditate together and incorporate mindfulness into everyday activities. It will help both you and your child to connect with each other, and with the universe.

-If your child tells you about paranormal experiences – seeing ghosts or having memories of past lives – listen respectfully. You might even encourage them to write out and draw their experiences.

-Share books and articles about the spiritual world. I wrote Looking Beyond: A Teens Guide to the Spiritual World  to help young people embrace their spirituality and enhance their gifts. It’s not just for teens – parents and younger children can learn from the lessons too.

-Encourage your children to be around other people who share their sensitivity and compassion. Don’t push them to play team sports if they would rather be helping out at the animal shelter.

Parents make a difference.
As a young boy, I could see dead people. My deceased grandfather often visited me, standing at the foot of my bed, and sometimes other spirits showed up as well. I was lucky – when I told my mother about my visions, she made them seem perfectly normal. She told me that she could see spirits too, and that I had a gift.

Parents can make the difference between children fearing their special gifts and accepting them as the blessings that they are!

Felicia Grant is a Holy Fire Reiki Master, Certified Psychic Medium and Advanced Soul Coaching practitioner® with a private practice in Wilmington, NC

What is the difference between a psychic and medium?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

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