After recently receiving a lot of great feedback from mothers who use the metamorphic touch at home with their kids and partners, I’ve been reminded just how wonderfully this approach works is in family life. This gentle and loving touch acts as a catalyst to the our own Life Force which can transform our blocks and challenges. In this article, I focus on how children’s patterns can often be an expression of their energetic connection to a parent.
A child’s challenge is often related to the parent
The first thing to know about every family is that there is a deep energetic connection between each family member, particularly parent and child, which means that a child’s issues may be a response to the parent’s block. The most dramatic shifts I have witnessed have always been when both parent and child received sessions, or when the practice is used at home, often with mum giving sessions to the others.
Eating for mum
Years ago I worked with a woman who brought her eight year old daughter for sessions. The girl had a pattern of waking up hungry, three times each night. She was growing more and more exhausted, and her mother was worn out. I started the session by working first on the mother, then I placed the daughter on the couch and gave her a comic book to read while I began to gently stroke her feet.
The cause unexpectedly revealed
Out of nowhere she turned to us and said “mum, I need to eat because you don’t eat enough.” I looked over at the mother who was bone thin, and she looked back at me knowingly. Privately, the mum later confided that during her pregnancy she had felt the child compelling her to eat. The pattern of compensating for her mother’s inability to nourish herself had begun in the womb. During the session it came to the surface and was even verbalised as it transformed.
Speaking for the first time
A couple came to a to metamorphic workshop driven by the desire to see their 8 year communicate. Although she was physically able to speak, she confined her communication to just two words: yes and no. They had no idea how she was feeling or what was going on in her head. During the workshop the parents gave each other a session. I suggested that at home, they work on their daughter for ten minutes at bedtime, whenever the girl was happy to receive a session. This is such an easy way to integrate the practice into family life, tucking your child in, chatting, and lovingly stroking their feet.
Three days later I received an ecstatic phone call. She described how a long term pain in her neck had suddenly disappeared. Her fear of taking the child into public places dissolved and they had a new experience together, a day out on the tube. The next day the girl started speaking in long sentences full of quirky observations. The family was overjoyed. When parents patterns transform, the children’s blocks have been known to resolve themselves very quickly. These range from bedwetting, insecurity, being bullied, nervous behaviour and much more.
Coming up to the surface
A mum came for sessions and confided that she had been abused by her father. From time to time she would bring her young daughter for a session as well. While I worked on her feet, the daughter suddenly started speaking about a boy who would regularly drag her into the corner of the playground, pull down his pants, and rub himelf up against her. At times, I have noticed that children will put into words the pattern or issue that is coming to the surface. When things are expressed they are no longer hidden. This is how transformation can show up at times. Now aware of the situation the mother was able to go to the school and address the situation. It was just the beginning of a very deep shift for the whole family.
Using Metamorphic Touch at home
Metamorphic touch is wonderful when used by the whole family. I often to teach mums who show the others how to use this gentle and loving touch. It is a practice to be shared again and again, and can be used at any stage of life from pregnancy to the last moment of life.
In 2004, I began training in Metamorphic Technique with it's founder, Gaston Saint-Pierre. I became a practitioner, then a teacher in 2006, which led me to run workshops all around the world. I then created Sacred Life Alchemy, the Co-Create with the Field Manifesting Process, and Heart Listening, three profound healing systems to transform your reality into more of what you want. In 2017, I renamed my teaching Metamorphic Touch to reflect the new insights and perspectives I bring to this approach. Metamorphic Touch is a powerful healing modality to transform your life.