Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs

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Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs gives a fascinating account of individual healing sessions with children with complex special needs and moderate to severe learning difficulties. Drawing on his experience as a qualified spiritual healer and senior co-worker at The Sheiling School, a Camphill Centre, Bob Woodward shows how spiritual healing can help children with special needs to achieve peace and relaxation.From his perspective as both spiritual healer and curative educator, the author ...
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Overview

Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs gives a fascinating account of individual healing sessions with children with complex special needs and moderate to severe learning difficulties. Drawing on his experience as a qualified spiritual healer and senior co-worker at The Sheiling School, a Camphill Centre, Bob Woodward shows how spiritual healing can help children with special needs to achieve peace and relaxation.From his perspective as both spiritual healer and curative educator, the author introduces the key concepts of both subject areas to the reader and explains how the two disciplines can be combined and applied, providing case examples of healing sessions with children with a range of special needs, including autism, epilepsy and emotional and behavioural difficulties. The author demonstrates the benefits of spiritual healing for these children as a natural, non-invasive, holistic approach that restores balance and harmony to body, soul and spirit.This unique book will be of interest to parents and professionals involved with special needs children, as well as practitioners of and those interested in spiritual healing.Bob Woodward M.Ed, M.Phil is a qualified spiritual healer and curative educator. He has lived and worked with children and youngsters with special needs in a Camphill Community school setting in Thornbury for over 30 years. He has a particular interest in autism and has co-authored a book on approaching autism holistically, and authored a book on spiritual healing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843105459
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Limited
  • Publication date: 3/15/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     7
Introduction     9
Spiritual Healing     13
Curative Education     19
Camphill Schools     23
Healing Sessions I     29
Steven, diagnosed with Sturge Weber Syndrome and epilepsy     29
Jane, diagnosed with Dystrophic Syndrome with coronal synostasis and epilepsy     33
Lucy, diagnosed with Velo-Cardio-Facial or Shprintzen Syndrome and epilepsy     38
John, diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome and within the autistic spectrum     46
Tracey, diagnosed with epilepsy and autistic behaviours     53
Sandra, diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder     60
Healing Sessions II     67
Simon, diagnosed with autistic features and emotional and behavioural difficulties     67
Larry, diagnosed with Lowe's Syndrome and Asperger's type of autism     73
Susan, diagnosed with meningo encephalitis brain damage and also within the autistic spectrum     81
Harry, diagnosed with hypoxic brain damage and epilepsy     88
Ben, diagnosed with a complex chromosome abnormality and global developmental delay     93
Brenda, diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder     99
Healing Sessions III     105
Peter, diagnosed with global developmental delay inlanguage, with fine and gross motor problems and hypotonia     105
Dora, diagnosed with complex difficulties; reportedly William's Syndrome and autistic features     110
Alan, diagnosed with autism     116
Trevor, diagnosed with autism, mild cerebral palsy and aphasia     121
Mark, diagnosed with autism     132
Wendy, diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder     139
Reviewing Healing Practice     147
Conclusion     153
Bibliography     157
About the Author     159
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