Would you rather spend 10 minutes supervising your child while they have a meltdown?
Or spend that same 10 minutes running their bars in peace?
A few months ago, I had a father and his three children attend one of my regular Access Consciousness Bars Classes. He attended to learn to be a practitioner but, given that children can participate for free, decided to bring them along for the experience too.
I gave the children the freedom to participate as much, or as little, as they liked throughout the day, and the youngest daughter spent the latter half of the day napping peacefully, snuggled under a blanket on the couch, while the son played on a rug for most of the day just within view of us all while the older daughter really got involved.
Fast forward a few months and Dad has been running the children’s bars from time to time within the family home. The little boy enjoys receiving his sessions at night and falls asleep within a few minutes each time.
The younger daughter has previously been diagnosed with a couple of the standard behavioural disorders. She often has melt-downs when things get a bit much and these can be quite disruptive to family life and in the classroom.
I recently caught up with the mum and asked her how things were going. She told me of a recent afternoon where their little girl was about to spiral into one of her usual episodes and was getting louder and louder and more and more stressed when all of a sudden, tearily she yelled; “I….just…need…you ..to run..my bars!”
On hearing this, Mum and Dad both sat with her, while Dad placed his hands gently on her head and ran her bars. Within a couple of minutes she was calm. Another couple of minutes and she was fast asleep.
What if all she required was a gentle touch and relief from the energies circling in her head? So many of our little ones are no so super sensitive and aware and this can often be overwhelming for them.
Would you rather spend 10 minutes supervising your child while they have a meltdown? Or spend that same 10 minutes running their bars in peace? What change would this create in your household? What if a short, nurturing bars session was all it took to create peace in the home? What if you and your children had these tools at your fingertips every day?
Even if Dad never uses what he learned that day to become a practitioner for clients, it seems the outcome at home, for this beautiful family, is already priceless.