I love to tell this story. Years ago a former student called me at my office to give me an update. She had been doing the work on many people for years with great success.
She even taught her husband how to do it, and they worked on people together in their retirement. I sat listening to this thinking that was not in the game plan for our courses, but in rural Pennsylvania people do their own thing and I was OK with it.
Then she surprised me by saying they taught their five-year-old grandson how to do the work. I really perked up when she said that now he is seven and he is really good. I had to chuckle.
I totally believed her because of the purity, clarity, and innocence of that age. But as this child develops, that energy may change for the following reasons:
He is not in the present moment. He starts to think about sports or his girlfriend while doing therapy. He may be more interested in his phone.
He develops an ego. He starts to think he is a healer. He forgets that he is just the co-pilot in therapy and tries to be the pilot. My view: I will help you loosen and God will heal you.
He has high healing expectations for the patient. He lost the fact that he needs to be fully engaged in therapy but not attached to the outcome. The healing game is much larger than him.
He stops listening to the body, and his early clear childhood intuition gets drowned out with life’s distractions.
The keys to successfully doing the Gillespie Approach: Be in the present moment, let go of your ego and expectations, listen to the body, and allow the healing to begin.
If you are considering taking our courses, you can do this work. It’s not brain surgery.