By Jann Garitty
and Karyne Richardson
Karyne Richardson is the Director of Education at The Institute for Sound Health & Integrative Medicine (formerly Sound Engineering Technologies International Institute). She specializes in working with children who are described as having Autism Spectrum Disorder or some type of attention, learning or behavior difficulty. Using a specialized program called Voyage into Recovery™, children and their families achieve a level of healing seen by no other integrative methods. “Helping families identify whatever toxin or issues are causing the problems, rid the body of these substances, and repair the neurological whole-brain function in brief solution-based therapies, is science and healing combined.”
|We can see the out-of-phase genetics and the physical issues using the scan, but the flower is the door to the spirit within.|
Flower essences are used initially to provide emotional support for the child as they are excreting toxins, which can have a dramatic effect on emotions and behavior. Rock Rose and Five-Flower Formula are extremely helpful for letting go of the internal fear inside the emotional body of the child, the feeling of being ‘no where safe’—even inside your own body since birth. The bodies of children diagnosed with autism are rhythmically out of sync within; they usually don’t sleep well and they don’t breathe deeply enough. These flower essences help calm the spirit so that the body can begin to entrain to synchronous music from Computerized Cognitive Brain Training (CCBT) software, which brings the body into balance, and thus heals from the inside out. As expressed by Karyne, “We can see the out-of-phase genetics and the physical issues using the software, but the flower is the door to the spirit within.” Sound therapy awakens the child. Karyne initially suggests that flower essences be used at bedtime so that stress, which is held in the cell’s memory, can be released through dreams.
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Jarrett was born as a “preemie” weighing 1.1 pounds. With global learning challenges, he has come a long way while using SetiSMART™ Technology for several years, plus a devoted mom, dad and big brother. He has been using Five-Flower Formula and Cosmos flower essences.
assists in reconnecting to body after severe neurological injury
A beautiful young woman named Robin first came to us at 22 years old. She was 6’ tall, and she had been a basketball player in college. While at home during the summer, she helped her father re-roof a neighbor’s house. Her task was to dip the wooden roof slates into fire retardant. She did not wear gloves to protect herself, and so the chemical penetrated her skin and a “toxic burden” began systemically throughout her body. Within six months, it permeated her whole brain and physical system. Medical doctors diagnosed her as having MS, but her stress response on the SCAN, demonstrated that it was toxic chemical overload.
When Robin first arrived, she was in a wheelchair, her eyes were rolled back, she had a tube in her stomach to receive food and she could barely move her fingers. She could not speak as her mouth and tongue were very swollen. Her body indicated an urgent need for Five-Flower Formula several times per day. As the therapy progressed during the next months, the tube was removed from her stomach, she could eat and feed herself, she started dreaming at night, and talking again.
The flower that came up for her on the next Spectra Vision SCAN was Pretty Face, indicated for: willingness to go through a period of ugliness or discomfort; desire for beauty and perfection which inhibits one from staying with the intensity of the healing process. As we spoke together in making the decision to use this flower remedy she recognized she could choose to be in a fantasy world and stay disconnected from her body, or choose to accept her pain so she could learn to be in her body again and have a meaningful inner life—not the life of a college basketball player, but a new life with new meaning. The flower was the catalyst and key to her spiritual and physical unfolding during a particularly difficult phase of her Voyage into Recovery™. Robin had chosen to live life, even though it was still in a wheelchair; she chose to turn around the toxic tragedy and choose a life of cheerful service with her voice and hands. I believe that the flower essence helped her spirit choose joy in this life, rather than vegetating in a nursing home waiting to die. She is the eldest of ten children, she still lives at home, helping with the younger siblings, reading with them, and receiving their loving affection as they care for her physical needs.
Michaela, age 5, came to the Institute for Sound Health with issues including seizures that began when she was an infant, just a week after Hepatitis B vaccines. She had unclear speech, physical awkwardness, and was very accident prone.
The SCAN technology, using resonant frequency for each part of the brain, let us know that her spirit would be greatly calmed by using the Five-Flower Formula. It was used immediately during the first weeks for her emotional emergency and first aid, for immediate calming and centering. During the first phase, Five-Flower Formula is very effective in harmonizing severely disturbed or traumatized energy in the child. This is how we began this basic emotional support during Phase One of the CCBT Sound Therapy. Within weeks, the seizures became less frequent, less intense, and her physical body integration and co-ordination improved so that she did not trip as often over her own feet. In another few weeks, she began to do cartwheels and was able to skip around the room. When her babysitter brought her to therapy one day, she asked us “What do you REALLY do here? Michaela is able to do headstands now! How is this possible? She could not walk without falling or stumbling often before. How can sound do that?”
During the second scan and to begin the second phase of the sound program, Cosmos flower essence was chosen by the child’s body. I was amazed, since this flower is specifically for “speaking with clarity and depth when speech tends to be too rapid or inarticulate; integration of ideas into coherent self-expression; translating higher thoughts into mental concepts.” The day of this scan, I can remember Michaela putting her arms around my neck, looking deeply into my eyes for several seconds as if to say “pay attention,” and said very clearly: “Thank you.”
For the next three months, she took Cosmos flower essence drops several times each day and just before bed. This phase in Sound Therapy addresses specifically the frequencies of speech which focus in the left brain. This location also links directly to the speech organs in the throat and mouth. Her speech blossomed weekly. Her mother and grandparents noted in their reports all of the new words she was saying, and then how she was creating expressive sentences. She began school the following year with no labels, no issues, and as a bouncy, vivacious little girl ready to show the world: “Here I am!”
Casey, age 4, came to the Osteopathic Center for Children as a referral from his pediatrician. He had never spoken and was born with the umbilical cord around his neck. A beautiful child with thick, shiny, black, curly hair, and big brown eyes, he smiled and held eye contact, but did not make a sound.
Since the Sound Therapy CCBT qualifies as a treatment for Auditory Processing Disorder, we began his evaluation using the Spectra Vision to see if there was any impedance in any part of the brain that may have been injured at birth. We found none.
We did, however, find that his brain was starving for nutrients to function properly. His digestion was lacking in enzyme function so that what he ate was not being broken down into the building blocks for cell growth in the brain: amino acids and minerals were not reaching his mind. As part of his nutritional protocol we added California Wild Rose and Calendula flower essences, which strengthen and vitalize the heart, and promote clarity and vitality in verbal expression. They also counteract feelings of apathy by bringing compassion for others and interest in life. We had learned from his mother that he was socially disconnected, and these flower essences are often used to connect to life with new meaning.
Within weeks on the CCBT program, he began to speak. We moved him rapidly through several phases since he had no other illness or blocks of impedance to progressing faster. There were several weeks of stomach retching, and probiotics were added to increase his body’s ability to digest correctly and make B-vitamins available for the brain, which then promote calmer emotions. We also knew he felt very sensitive in his stomach area.
During Phase Five, an amazing thing happened during his home sessions. His mother called one day. She was somewhat frantic, saying that he was crying, really crying, while watching cartoon characters on television being hurtful to each other. Until this time, he had no negative emotions or even awareness of emotions, except being happy all the time.
The flower combination of Golden Yarrow and Mimulus were chosen during the next several months. These provided an emotional buffer, especially for the solar plexus; Casey learned to project his voice out loud despite anxiety and fear of making a sound. Mimulus flower essence was used for his shyness, timidity, and perhaps an “in utero” cell memory of the cord around his neck causing him to swallow his words as he began to speak. This flower supported his nervousness when speaking. The Phase Five daily therapy of fractal sounds were specific high frequencies of consonants which resonate in the left brain speech centers.
We have come to know through many children since Casey, that these same frequencies wire the right brain and connect our emotions to our feeling selves in our body. We worked with Casey and his mother with facial pictures, which show an array of emotions so that he could begin to connect his new felt feelings with a word, and what it looks like in the mirror: sad, angry, scary, happy, grumpy, excited. We moved him slowly through this awakening of his emotional self, and he became comfortable with his feelings and his ability to express and feel all the rainbow of emotions; each is a frequency that connects us to left and right brain, and gut or soma. When a child is over-sensitive to specific sounds, they often shut down psychologically. This blocks their expressive language development. There was nothing physically wrong with Casey: he had a birth trauma, and through gentle consistent Sound Therapy CCBT and the emotional support of flower essences, his body and spirit were ready for first grade a year later. His parents were always supportive and patient, without rushing the process of integration.
The experience and total support of the parents of a child with autism best determines the success and reversal of the condition. A child with such a condition “probably came into this world to lead its family to new awareness about the meaning of life.” The new term for many of these children is “Indigo Children;” they are very intuitive, creative, and refuse to be put into a normal societal box.
It is helpful when parents can view their child as a whole, wonderful soul who begins their “turn on earth” coming into the child’s body at birth. The body and brain are simply not physically wired or connected correctly; parents who are loving, healing and grateful for what they are learning during their child's Voyage into Recovery™ contribute enormously to the healing of their child. Parents who are angry or blaming, and those who would take legal action against the so-called culprits causing their child’s autism, jeopardize the healing treatments. Children come into this world to teach us love—unconditional love. Parents in this program often learn to forgive themselves, each other, and their child. Forgiveness is a catalyst for soul change which then manifests into positive physical change.
|For some children, using the flower essences is the first time the soul wants to stay in the body. Their beautiful natural personality begins to shine.|
Autism can be said to be a family’s search for meaning, similar to Victor Frankl’s theory of Logo therapy/Existential Analysis. Karyne believes “when you find purpose and meaning from suffering, you transcend and heal from it.”
The Voyage into Recovery™ protocol requires parents to come and stay at the institute for a short time to become certified to use the SetiSMART™ technology. They then continue the treatments at home guided by Sound Health Counselors via weekly virtual web training. The purpose of the training is to uplift and support them in the protocol, to renew their spirits and enable them to be competent to do the therapies at home. “The whole experience helps to restore hope, faith, and love—and helps parents let go of blame—and to realize this is their personal journey—their child chose them, just as they chose their child.”
The flower essences which the children choose themselves during the initial evaluation are crucial for children during the therapy. They help them to sleep deeply, and healthy sleep patterns restore circadian rhythms. Organic new baby “daughter” cells can be born in the brain during deep Delta wave sleep. Rock Rose is an example of an essence that is perfect for children who have night terrors. Since many of these children have little or no speech, and can’t express themselves, their internal fear affects heart rate and stress hormones for years after. For some children, using the flower essences is the first time the soul wants to stay in the body. Their beautiful natural personality begins to shine.
As a Learning Disabilities Specialist, Rev. Karyne Richardson is trained in neurological assessment to discover possible a-typical brain patterns that affect learning and behavior. She then can provide individualized services and therapies during the Voyage into Recovery™. She has years of clinical experience helping children to improve motor and speech functions. She has demonstrated the Quantum Spectra-Vision™ technology at Continuing Education Courses for the AMA (American Medical Association) to hundreds of medical doctors during the Journey into Healing week with Dr. Deepak Chopra.
Ms. Richardson was nominated in 2007 to receive the PIONEER GRANT for the National Institute of Health in Neuroscience Research for five years.
Training is available On-Line for Health Professionals and Educators: Certification for CCBT Computerized Cognitive Brain Training for
APD—Auditory Processing Disorder using the SetiSMART™ Technology.
Rev. Karyne Richardson SpLT, HA, ON, APP
Speech & Language Therapist
Homeopathic Allergist, Orthomolecular Nutritionist
Institute for Sound Health and Integrative Medicine
|Karyne Richardson (center)
with Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz