Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs
By Bob Woodward
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
'Bob Woodward, a respected member of the National Federation of Spiritual Healers, and a senior co-worker at the Sheiling School, a Camphill Centre, draws on the practice both as a healer and curative educator in order to share key concepts of both areas of experience with the reader. Examples of individual healing sessions with children with a variety of special needs demonstrate the part that spiritual healing can play in calming emotional disturbance, and helping to restore harmony to body, soul and spirit: a marked improvement in the ability to relate to both peers and adults was noticed by carers and teacher.'- The Christian ParapsychologistSpiritual 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.
'This modestly written, yet profound book is warmly recommended as a vivid description of how spiritual healing can be harmoniously and fruitfully integrated in a curative eductaional setting.'- Journal of Curative Eductaion and Social Therapy'This book will appeal to those wishing to know more about the complementary approach to spiritual healing.'- Speech & Language Therapy in Practice'The book will appeal to a wide range of people and it gives information to assist in the understanding of the behaviour of children and adolescents with learning disabilities. It is also helpful in describing the approach to children and adults with learning disabilities within Camphill schools and communities.'- Heather Bullen, Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy
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.
Foreword. Introduction. 1. Spiritual Healing. 2. Curative Education. 3. Camphill Schools. 4. Healing Sessions I - Steven, diagnosed with Sturge Weber Syndrome and epilepsy - Jane, diagnosed with Dystrophic Syndrome with coronal synostasis and epilepsy - Lucy, diagnosed with Velo-Cardio-Facial or Shprintzen Syndrome and epilepsy - John, diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome and within the autistic spectrum - Tracey, diagnosed with epilepsy and autistic behaviours - Sandra, diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. 5. Healing Sessions II - Simon, diagnosed with autistic features and emotional and behavioural difficulties - Larry, diagnosed with Lowe's Syndrome and Asperger's type of autism - Susan, diagnosed with meningo encephalitis brain damage and also within the autistic spectrum - Harry, diagnosed with hypoxic brain damage and epilepsy - Ben, diagnosed with a complex chromosome abnormality and global developmental delay - Brenda, diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder 6. Healing Sessions III - Peter, diagnosed with global developmental delay in language, with fine and gross motor problems and hypotonia - Dora, diagnosed with complex difficulties; reportedly Williams Syndrome and autistic features - Alan, diagnosed with autism - Trevor, diagnosed with autism, mild cerebral palsy and aphasia - Mark, diagnosed with autism - Wendy, diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. 7. Reviewing Healing Practice. Conclusion. Bibliography. About the Author.
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