I just finished taking a course on reflex integration called Masgutova method. In few words, this method integrates/reintegrates any missing or dysfunctional primitive reflex that we have. A primitive reflex, for instance, for a baby is sucking, turning head, or crawling. Under normal conditions, they emerge in a predictable sequence. If they are disturbed for many reasons, it will affect normal functioning and development. Those reflexes may get disturbed also during our lifetime, after a trauma, a surgery or due to lots of stress.
So I took this course for the aim of helping my daughter, as she has many reflexes unintegrated properly. And I thought, instead of taking her to centers to fix them, I’d rather take this course and help her myself now and in the future, whenever she needs it.
During the course, and after each reflex we took, we had to work with a partner to check the reflex and integrate it on each other. This is where I found out that I have many immature reflexes! And I thought, it is amazing how learning methods to help my daughter is revealing my own flaws and shows me how much I need to help myself first… How on our way to help others, we need to help ourselves along the way… and when I thought I am more whole and more complete, here is my child who lead me to a new path that showed me another dimension of me that needs to be taken care of…
An anonymous quote reads: “Until you have a kid with special needs you have no idea of the depth of your strength, tenacity and resourcefulness.”
And another one reads: “Sometimes the things we can’t change end up changing us.”
Mila, my love, you are healing me all the way…
Rania Hammoud, ACC,Life Coach
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