I first heard about the Sunflower Programme through a chance conversation with a friend. I was telling this friend about some problems we were experiencing with my son. We were worried about that fact that he seemed to burst into tears over every little incident in his life. On top of that, he appeared to be more disorganised that other children of his age, gullible and generally immature. I had also noticed his reluctance to try new things. Mother’s instinct told me that something was not right. My friend suggested that perhaps the Sunflower Programme might help Freddie. I have to admit, I did not fully understand how the programme could help but I trusted my friend and thought that there was no harm in trying something that was holistic and non-invasive.
With an open mind, I brought Freddie to the first Sunflower session. I really did not know exactly what to expect. In that first session, the practitioner put Freddie through a series of tests and assessments. He asked Freddie to stand behind a frame designed to show whether Freddie’s body was aligned. I saw instantly that he was not standing in a balanced way and when the practitioner started to talk me through what he could see, I began to think that perhaps this man could help my son.
As we progressed through the programme, I began to see improvements in Freddie’s attitude to things at school and to life in general. I could see that the ‘re-wiring’, as it was called, was certainly having quite an effect on Freddie’s confidence. Not only was Freddie now willing and able to try out new things, he was also in much better physical shape. This meant that he was doing better at sports at school and, as a result, felt happier about himself.
I was also surprised at how much Freddie enjoyed the sessions at Sunflower. Although he was always tired a day or so after, which we were warned about, Freddie was always happy to go to the clinic. He was also very happy to take the nutrition that was recommended and didn’t need me to place it in front of him.
The breathing exercises for calming his emotions seem to have had quite an impact on Freddie, to such an extent that whenever my husband and I were having arguments over little things, Freddie would come into the room and say, “Mummy, BREATHE SLOWLY and you will feel much better.”
Freddie has now finished his treatment and I can see a huge improvement in his confidence. I know that we will go back to Sunflower for a top-up session, which will, no doubt, be necessary from time-to-time. It’s so nice to know that there’s something out there that is totally natural that can have such a positive effect on a child – I think every child should have a Sunflower Practitioner to go to!
The Sunflower Trust