How it all started
It was during my training as a hypnotherapist that I learnt the best way to deal with children's issues. Kids are always in a trance, they soak things up so quickly and love reading stories and having stories read to them.
Harnessing this love of storytelling and the natural intuitive nature of children, I set out to convert this knowledge into a story that parents could read and deliver to recreate the same success I have one on one with kids.
It was during a summer holiday I met a mother who mentioned that her son was angry due to a 'blockage' in his bottom, with previous toilet visits involving discomfort, pain and blood. As a result, he was consciously avoiding going to the toilet and wider behavioral changes were a consequence of this toileting avoidance.
His worried mother asked if I there was anything, as a hypnotherapist, I could do? I developed the first of my stories, The Baseball Player and had the mother read it to her son that night.
The following day the mother came to me with an amazed look on her face... her son (then 3.5 years old) had gone to the toilet, there was no comment of pain, and everything was back to normal. The meta4kids concept was born.
It was only a few minutes later as she was marveling at how simple and efficient the meta4kids story was in resolving toileting issues that another opportunity arose.
Another mother turned to her 5 year old son and asked if he wanted to go for a swim... the response... "Don't let my die mummy! Don't let me die!
Being fully aware of the intensity of his response, the mother provided me with the background. For the past 18 months her son could not have his face splashed with water, no hair washing and no swimming. At the age of 18 months, he had slipped into the pool during a swimming lesson and the long-term results were intense to say the least.
With my heart in my mouth and tear in my eye (thinking about this and my own son), I created the second story Fly and Be Free and I delivered this to Mum who read the story that night.
The following day I found a look of amazement on the mother’s face, followed by a shrug of the shoulders and a smile as her son excitedly told me how "we just went swimming and I dived under the water and splashed and... and..."
The metaphors in the stories work for children from 18 months through to adults. I have written these stories to share with parents and help them improve the lives of their children without the need for drugs.
Many children create the issue in their own mind and hence, can delete the issue using their own mind too.
I look forward to sharing these powerful but simple stories with your family!