Hypersensitive Hearing and AIT - Stunning Results!
AIT Testimonial from Client of Laurie
Ross Brenan, AIT Practitioner, New
"If you’re just not sure about AIT…
Before I can explain how, you need to understand where we’ve come from. Since our son was born, we’ve always had to adjust how we do things, as many parents do, knowing that certain places, crowds, noises, would set him off. We never understood why and often times, the behaviors we would see looked and felt to us like disobedience, defiance, stubbornness. We would see everything in him from rage to just balled up sobbing depression, even from a very young age.
I’ll always remember the first time I started to wonder if he was just a depressive kid and maybe we needed to see a psychologist. We took our family to Disneyland, happiest place on earth right? We stopped to watch one of the parades. A few minutes in, I looked around and he had moved away from the street to a bench and was crying, angry and wanted to go; we weren’t sure how to handle it or why he was feeling the way he was. There have been so many other easy examples, noisy restaurants, crowded stores, certain TV shows... so many things would disrupt his focus and his mood.
This last year, it turned more serious, with our son retreating to his room in the afternoons, before dinner, crying, moping, angry. When I was able to get him to open up, his explanation was simply that he just felt sad and “bummed out” and he didn’t know why. This has been the norm for him.
Around our house, it’s been a constant battle. Fighting for every chore. Yelling just to get out of bed and out the door for school. Yelling at his sister, over reacting at her tiniest comment. Anger and frustration has been the tone for so long around our house we’d reached the end of our rope.
We found Laurie through a friend, hoping and praying we could find a solution that didn’t involve drugs, shrinks, therapy… While my son was taking a hearing test, Laurie handed me the flyer on AIT and the hows and whys. As I read, I found myself saying Yes to almost every single symptom and behavior in reference to my son. The odd part, was that I was saying Yes in relation to myself as well! My son was off the charts, and I asked Laurie to test me, well, I was too. I was in tears talking to Laurie as I realized that my son was just like me, and how desperately I wanted to be a better dad, how much I myself wanted some help with my short fuse, how much I wanted to fix my fractured family. Laurie, as always, was understanding and caring and confident she could help us out.
My son and I took the therapy together. Laurie tells me we adults change slower, but I’ve already noticed that my fuse is longer, I am able to focus more. In the last few weeks, I’ve been able to accomplish several things I’d been ignoring and to be honest, I hadn’t noticed that change as something astonishing. I just feel more normal if that makes sense.
My son however is a different kid. My wife and I both look at each other daily and are having to retrain ourselves as parents because we’ve always known he was a great kid, but now he’s happy, calm, rational, obedient, kind, expressive, loving, focused…. I could go on.
Here are some easy examples. I was doing yard work last weekend. He (remember this is a 9 year old boy!) came outside, offered to help, grabbed a rake and worked outside with me for over 2 hours! At one point, without being asked, without the suggestion, had the thought to go inside and get drinks, not just for him but for all of us.
He recently had braces put on. That simply would NEVER have been possible before AIT. He would have been a ball off tears being oversensitive to pain in addition to sounds. He’s not bothered by the experience at all.
I woke him up this morning for school. I nudged his foot; he opened one eye and said, “Oh, sorry dad, I was dreaming. I’ll get up”.
We feel like a family again. We still have kids, kids still fight, kids still don’t really want to clean their rooms, but we’re not yelling! We as parents make requests and he just does it. We have family discussions, not family battles. We’re able to go out to stores, restaurants and noisy places without my son and I both turning into unhappy wrecks.
We’re happy to talk to anyone who’s skeptical or wants an objective opinion. If you have doubts, my son and I are the proof. Laurie has our number.
Do this, it doesn’t matter what the cost is.