I wonder whether there have been times when you have looked around you and wonder why things are the way there are.
I was reflecting on that after speaking to an occupational therapist who is working in the early intervention program. He got interested in our work after seeing our website and got in touch with me.
Some of the things he told me about the work done at his early intervention centre saddened me. It saddens me because I realize that many of the methodologies being used there is actually a form of coping, instead of actually healing autism at its roots.
What is coping? To use a metaphor, it is to give a physically disabled person a wheelchair so he can move around, but it doesn’t change the fact that he can’t walk. It is like spraying perfume over the garbage every time it stinks.
Treating chemical imbalance is coping, because chemical imbalance is a symptom, and that is what biomedical intervention aims to do.
Teaching a child to go to the toilet is coping, because it doesn’t change the fact that he learnt it through repetition and ingraining into him as a habit, instead of him being able to do it on his own initiative. And that is what occupational therapy aims to do.
Why does coping make things worse?
Coping means that the problem is still there, the child has just learned a more constructive way to deal with the pain. But coping equals stress.
The bodies and mind have a list of things to be done every day and a certain amount of energy to do them.
There are the “have-tos”, things like breathing and heart beating. Then there are the “need-tos”, like digestion, waste removal, blood cleansing and immune functioning and finally there are the “want-tos” which includes repair work and resolving of traumatic memories.
Keeping traumatic memories suppressed requires huge amount of energy and it’s constant. Your boy has to suppress it every second of every minute of every hour of every day for the rest of his life. When his body uses all its energy to suppress these memories, what do you think is the first thing to go? Repair work and the immune system. No wonder there is an autism problem!
(If you are not sure how traumatic memories are linked to autism, read our special report again!)
Coping actually adds to the existing stress because it does not deal with the underlying problem, and at the same thing, it adds more to the problem by getting the body to behave in a certain way that it would usually NOT do (if it is natural based on its existing state, the body would already have done it).
Of course, I know you are probably thinking, but what else can we do? If we don’t cope, our child is going to be running around, misbehaving, screaming non-stop, etc, etc.
All misbehavior of your child is a call for help… can you hear it?
That is why I wonder why things are the way that it is…
If more people can know the cause of autism and treat it at its roots, maybe more autistic children could be healed…
I sincerely hope that time would come.
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