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Shock

How To Help Children And Youth Affected By Shock

Emotional And Psychical Effects Of Accidents, War, Natural Disasters, Abuses Of All Kinds, Beatings

When bad things happen to children & youth, their minds, bodies, emotions and spirits can go into shock, which protects them from dying or going totally crazy. Their muscles tighten up or go limp. Their memory may stop. They may shake and quiver or they may appear as though nothing happened. They may not make eye contact. They may stare off into space blankly. Without sensitive, effective help, patterns of muscular organization caused by shock can cause physical challenges later in life. Unreleased shock can also produce confusing psychological challenges, learning challenges, irrational anger and/or fear, withdrawal, isolation and nightmares. Long forgotten or repressed strong, frightening thoughts and emotions can erupt suddenly from shock–sometimes years or decades later. This can be very frightening and confusing. Children & youth can develop strong fears and angers that are confusing because the memory of the original causes of the shock have been submerged. This is especially true after accidents, abandonments, being beaten, attacked, bitten, sexually abused, raped, incested, abandoned, or being very badly frightened–such as being held down or being unprotected in dangerous situations.

First, We Would Investigate

Second, We Would Investigate

For Long Term Support
We Would Investigate

  • Craniosacral
  • Flower Essences
  • Aromatherapy
  • Homeopathy
  • Herbology
  • Western Medicine
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Attitudinal Healing
  • Ayurveda
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Osteopathy
  • Chiropractic
  • EMDR
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Biofeedback
  • EMDR
  • Massage
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Expressive Arts
  • Support For Parents
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Light Therapy
  • Developmental Optometry
  • Aikido
  • Yoga
  • Drumming
  • Music Lessons
  • Independent Study
  • Precision Teaching
  • Flower Essences
  • Craniosacral
  • Attitudinal Healing
  • Meditation
  • Aikido
  • Yoga
  • Aromatherapy
  • Herbology
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Osteopathy
  • Chiropractic

On Our Own We Would Try: • Replace sodas, juices, sugars, fats, fast foods with water, veggies, whole grains, nuts, protein, fruit, slow foods • Pets • Long Walks/Hikes • Bedtime Stories and Chats • Wholesome Pleasures • Back Rubs And Foot Massages • Nature • Less or No TV, Movies, Video/Computer Games

For Parents: • Get medical evaluation as soon as possible, preferably with practitioners who are familiar with the practices listed above. • Release the shock as soon as possible. • Ordinary living, good food, safe sleep, enjoyable exercise are very important. • Patience with the child or youth is important.

Check out: www.Childtrauma.org, Parents of Traumatized Children: www.traumasoma.com/index.shtml (very technical); www.acestudy.org.

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