Often we look at our children and assume that disruptive behavior (yelling, whining, talking back) is our child being disrespectful and defiant. From a Gestalt perspective that child is attempting to meet a need but given their past engagement in the world they have developed a maladaptive way of attempting to meet their need. When… Continue reading Disruptive Behavior or an Attempt to Meet a Need?
Reiki is a Japanese healing technique utilized for wellness and stress reduction. There are many individuals exploring the use of Reiki to assist individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Although there is very little research on the use of Reiki for autism spectrum disorders, more general studies have indicated that Reiki may be an effective treatment… Continue reading The use of Reiki to treat Autism
Children between the ages of two and six are learning how to regulate their emotions and how to meet their needs. They often struggle with big emotions that lead to tantrums, aggressive behavior, and power struggles with their caregivers. Parenting can be demanding, and parenting a child struggling with these emotional and behavioral issues can… Continue reading Parenting the difficult child with PCIT.