Sweetest girl ever and how her walls came down
Be the best you, it is time! Being a NeurOptimal® trainer, I know that I can help clients to become the best version of themelves. The work is so rewarding. Over the years, many people have found relief of symptoms due to the coaching they received at Neuro-Insight. But, the relief and transformation became mile-high when I introduced NeurOptimal into my work. One of the miracles that happened in my work is this: The most gratifying aspect of being a neurofeedback professional is witnessing complete – almost miraculous – transformations in the lives of your clients. One such client is an eight-year-old little girl. She attends a special school for children with multiple psychological disorders and severe behavioral issues. I provide NeurOptimal® neurofeedback sessions there once a week (2014-2019). When we first met, her mother explained to me that her daughter was autistic and suffered from severe failure anxiety. She typically avoided eye-contact with strangers and would not shake hands on a first meeting. Her mother and I went to her classroom and asked her to come with us for her first neurofeedback session. Seeing her mother, the girl agreed to come with us. I kneeled down in front of her, and gave her my hand; she took it and told me her name. I heard her mother whisper, “wow!” Hooking her up with the NeurOptimal® system, it was challenging to get the sensors in place -first time experience- since she was afraid to be touched on the earlobes. I allowed her to attach the sensors herself after demonstrating on her pet cat. During the session, she watched part of a movie – a story about a Dolphin. The session went well and when it was over, she smiled, looked at her mother and said: “NICE!” The family went home for the weekend then came back the next Friday. Her mother couldn’t stop talking about the changes they’d witnessed in their daughter the week before. The Saturday morning after the first neurofeedback session, she and her husband were awakened early by the sound of a child whistling in their garden. They went outside to find their daughter dancing in their sun-covered-garden, whistling tunes. When the girl saw her parents, she threw them a smile and said: “Look, there is the sun, and now I can hear the birds. My dance has been stuck in my head but now it is free”. The mother looked at her husband when he asked: “Could this be possible? After one neurofeedback session?” She said: “Yes, it must be! Nothing else has changed.” When the mother told me this story, I said, “Yes, we see miracles all the time. Your daughter is experiencing one of them”. About the Trainer: NeurOptimal® Trainer Hannie Ruinen first tried NeurOptimal neurofeedback on herself in 2004 to mitigate severe postpartum depression. The experience was so transformative that she integrated NeurOptimal® into her life coaching practice. Today, her neurofeedback training clients include special needs children, professional ballet dancers as well as members of the Netherlands Royal Concert Orchestra. She is also a Zengar certified Instructor, Representative and a member of Zengar's staff where she works as a Zengar Technical Support Specialist. She lives in Roermond, Netherlands with her husband and three children, living the miracle herself.