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 TESTIMONIALS > The Gentleness Of Ttouch On A Sore Wrist Helps A Child Learn To Trust Again
 
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  THE GENTLENESS OF TTOUCH ON A SORE WRIST HELPS A CHILD LEARN TO TRUST AGAIN
Testimonial By: Stacy Lewis        Publish Date: 2005-08-01

I wanted to share this sweet story from today......
 
Besides my animal work, I also work with at risk high school kids at a charter school in St. Paul, MN - the rough kids who’ve gotten kicked out of every other school and have one last chance to get it together or they don’t graduate.
 
This particular girl, Anna, informed me the first week of my job (two months  ago) that she not only hated teachers but that she also hated women...and  that there was absolutely NO chance she’d ever like me. Being a teacher, I took it as a challenge, of course : )
 
TTouch changed both of us this afternoon. I was helping out in a home ec class today when Anna hit her wrist really hard on the underside of a table. I watched as she winced in pain and another female teacher asked Anna if she wanted an ice pack or any help. She declined. The teacher then offered that I could do TTouch with her and that I had "magical powers." I smiled and walked over to this cranky kid and gently said, "Do you trust me?"  "No!!" she said, "But it really hurts."
 
I knelt down in front of her and touched her right arm. She winced with fear and I looked into her eyes and told her I promised I wouldn’t hurt her. She finally relaxed her arm with some coaxing and I did a series of Python Lifts from her elbow down to above where she hit her wrist and I stopped. She looked at me and smiled. I continued on by just holding my warm hands over her freezing cold fingers and I explained about helping her circulation with Python Lifts....and that I use the same TTouch on my dog to help with nail trimming. She was intrigued, impressed and laughed.
 
I repeated the Python Lifts down her arm again, showed her how to do them herself and wrapped her wrist in an Ace Bandage and walked away.
 
A shout bellowed from Anna across the room at me. "Hey, I trust you! And I’ve never trusted anyone. That’s huge!" I smiled back at her and she left to go home for the day.
 
I never underestimate the power of this work and the connection it can bring to so many instances. I’m going to guess that in no time, Anna will be teaching her friends how to do the Python Lifts that the horrible female teacher taught her today in home ec : )
 
Blessings,
Stacy
 
Stacy Lewis is a Ttouch Practitioner for Companion Animals in the US

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