Category Archives: Case Studies

5 year old boy-Parent resolved child’s habitual cough

Case history for a 5 year old boy-Parent resolved child’s habitual cough

Child Coughing7th February 2012

I met with Mr and Mrs B in February 2012 in relation to their 5 year old son who at the time had a habitual cough.

The cough was believed to be in relation to anxiety and personal confidence and parents ruled out any allergies or medical conditions after tests and medical advice from their GP who advised it was possibly anxiety related.

B was using an inhaler for asthma and was taking vitamins.

B’s Mum spoke about B’s habitual behaviours such as chewing of clothes, smelling hands and more recently a persistent cough that teachers were noticing at school as were B’s peers. It was something that was causing anxiety and upset for parents and was very obvious at school and at home.

Mum and Dad said that B was quite irrational at times and was tearful and would rage when upset.

I spoke with parents at the end of March and B’s teacher had said that B had had a good term, the cough had decreased and that she had noticed improvements whilst in the classroom.

During the Easter holidays parents reported that the cough was minimal.

B then started back to school and the weekend prior to going back to school the cough had returned.

To note- the process was stopped over the Easter holidays as parents went away on holiday and were unable to fit the technique in with routine.

I advised that behaviour may have reverted as the process had stopped for two weeks. (This is due to the fact that it is recommended to follow the process for a minimum of 3 months to change the negative self beliefs to positive’s within the subconscious part of the brain) and with this in mind it was suggested to continue with the basic foundation words for a further two weeks until we had seen improvements in the cough again for us to then move onto the support stage where we would add specific words for B to the foundation words.

Parents had also had a consultant check up prior to their holiday abroad and B had been weaned off the inhaler that he was on and all allergies had been tested and it was shown that there were no food allergies, milk allergies and no environment allergies.

Mum was advised by Doctor that it was possibly anxiety related and that B would grow out of it.

17th April 2012

I met with B’s Mum mid April and there had been a further improvement again in the cough within the two weeks of delivering the foundation words again.

Mum reported that the cough had decreased again and commented that they had watched a program on television the week prior and couldn’t hear it as B was coughing so much through it. One week later they watched the same program with ease as B’s cough had decreased.

Other things that were reported by Mum were that B was now more receptive to going to other children’s houses to play, talking more expressively and displaying through words that he was able to rationalise more in his mind.

B was also happy to read with more confidence and was applying himself more in his studies.

The behaviour of hand smelling had stopped in the first 6 weeks and although B was still having outbursts they were more stable than they had been before.

We decided on the support words to add to the foundation words.

22nd May 2012

I spoke with B’s Mum to check progress and Mum reported that she couldn’t remember the last time that B had coughed.

It was recommended to continue with the process for a further two months.

This case history has been shared with parent’s full permission.

Overcoming A Fear Of Using A Potty In Just 10 Days

child-unable-to-poo-on-a-potty-250I was approached by a parent recently whose child was afraid of using the potty to do a poo. This is one of the most common potty training problems.

Here is what she has to say once we had worked together. The whole process from start to finish took just 10 days.

After a week I saw results. Charlie had begun a fear of going to the toilet for his bowel movement. He used to hold on with all of his body, shaking and on holiday was pressing his face on the patio window to stop it coming out. He held on for weeks and would scream when ever I tried to help him- he was absolutely terrified!!!

He ended under a paediatric consultant as it was affecting his health and he was in extreme pain. He was put on medication but still was terrified as if it was becoming worse. He started school and was having a lot of accidents and he couldn’t socialise and would not play as was stood in a corner holding on. He couldn’t go swimming or play football – this fear was taking over his life.

I then alongside his medication started SleepTalk. I had already tried reasoning with him, comforting him reading books about toileting and playing with toys about toilet and reward systems. The nurse said I had tried everything possible.

Within a week of using the SleepTalk process Charlie was letting go, using his potty and was not scared. He now after about six weeks is going to the toilet himself and does it all alone and is no longer scared at all. He uses public toilets and school toilets without any fear- how amazing!

I thought this nightmare was never going to end and I still continue to do the foundation stage every evening. In fact with Charlie there was no need to go beyond this stage. He can now have a childhood like any other child enjoying socialising and going to school.

What a miracle!!!!
Parent of two children, Stockport. UK

If you would like to learn more about the prcoess used to help this parent and child please contact me.

Case history for 3 children ages 2-6 years of age for fussy eating, sleep, confidence and self esteem

Mrs W came to see me in December 2012 to learn the SleepTalk process for her three sons ages 2- 6 years old.

At this time her eldest son was not feeling too great within himself and was very aggressive both verbally and physically towards her and her husband. He seemed very insecure and lack of confidence.

Her middle son had very little attention span and would hardly concentrate on anything, when trying to get him to concentrate, he would just giggle and give up straight away, and would prefer to be off playing somewhere.

The youngest son was not sleeping well and often woke through the night and was an extremely fussy eater. Mum wrote down the exact foods that he would eat at this time and explained how it was difficult to get him to try anything else or any new foods. His speech was also slightly behind for his age.

The process was applied and followed each evening apart from a few nights that were missed and the feedback within 3 weeks was the following.

Mrs W’s eldest son who had previously been very aggressive was now a lot happier within himself and less angry, he actually seemed quite happy and settled again within himself, he was communicating better, and seemed to be able to deal with his emotions without lashing out.

Mum spoke about how previously her middle son who is 4.5 years of age would giggle when she was attempting to get him to do some reading and not really show much interest in reading. Now he was not giggling and was showing more confidence in reading the book and sounding out words. It was such a refreshing change.

The youngest little boy of 2 years of age had started trying a few new foods, was only small amounts but was a start and something he would not have done 3 weeks prior. His vocabulary had also improved and was now stringing 2-3 words together, and the words were a lot clearer and precise.

Overall within the last 3 weeks the family has become a much happier unit, where they can enjoy going out without the eldest son having a tantrum and lashing out, Mrs W stated everything is not perfect yet but only time can heal, as long as my family is happy and enjoying life, then I am happy.

With Goulding SleepTalk Consultant Jenny Harrison, UK