When Jay first came to the centre, he was a young man (14) uncomfortable in his own skin. He lacked confidence due to physical limitations – clumsiness, poor attention span and inability to control emotions (anger). In his everyday life, he was unable to focus during class, socially he found it hard to mix with peers which lead him down a path of depression. He was a bright boy, however, he was underachieving and he was performing below average in Maths and English. Aggressive behaviour was something he was unable to control, anger would go from 0 to 100 very quickly. He would smash up his room constantly in frustration.
As a teenager, he was self-aware of his difficulties, therefore, during treatment as the neuro-stimulation was allowing him to function as expected, he was noting the change and embracing it. We watched him develop confidence and come into his own. This was first noted with his sense of humour. Pride in appearance and self-regulation of tasks (brushing teeth, homework etc). His social group at school was growing, he found it easier to make new friends. One day, something with maths just clicked. He went from being a below-average student to above average, receiving a distinction in his verbal English exam.
The most significant change he accredits to the treatment is integrating the Retained Moro Reflex, responsible for the fight-flight state. He noted after the reflex was eradicated it stopped him from being aggressive, it stopped him reacting when it was not necessary. The tense feeling of anger in his chest had subsided and he no longer took it out on his bedroom. He is now in control of his emotions, this has also enabled him to recognise the emotions of others.
From that young boy, who thought school was not his thing absolutely dreading each day to the point of suicidal thoughts he has done a complete 360! For the first time in his schooling, his teachers have mentioned how excited they’re about his bright future as he goes from strength to strength!
During our visits to London for our monthly review, we also bonded and now have the mother-son relationship I’d always dreamt of.
For a treatment we had never heard of before, we decided to take a leap of faith and this is something we will be forever grateful for. Alex was a fantastic guide and Amanda was a joy to see each month. This kept us going and made huge changes to our lives as a family. The son I always knew was there, is now in front of me, enjoying life and I look forward to watching him achieve his goals.
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