Healing deafness in Scotland
http://www.donaldsons.org.uk/ (The deaf school - since moved - where research was conducted)
In November 2004, I was invited to help Allan Sweeney with a pilot research Study into the Effectiveness of Energy on Deafness in Scotland. This was the 3rd month of the study & was to be the final part. This was a totally new experience for me and I approached it with a mixed feeling of excitement and anxiety knowing that new skills would be needed. Bur I new that working alongside Allan is always memorable!
The six adults were to be seen every day for five consecutive days, each session lasting one hour.
It was immediately apparent that I was entering a new world, as I met the healees and realised that I would have to adjust my communication skills to gain good rapport. The healees relied heavily on lip-reading and facial expression to understand the detailed assessment questions. I had to speak much more clearly, slowly and succinctly, which was a very important learning experience. (As Paddy Ladd describes how he sees deafness: “We are not impaired people- we are people of the eye.” - Sunday Times, Jan 16th 2005).
Over the next few days it was very moving to see and hear the benefits these healees were beginning to experience in the clarity of their hearing, some improvement in loudness, and lessening of blockages in the ears. The quality of life assessment revealed improvements in stress levels, confidence and back pain, and in two cases tinnitus symptom scores dropped to zero level. What was most exiting was the fact that these improvements were occurring in a condition that until now there is no evidence of prior healing research, and that in some cases the doctors involved had clearly stated that nothing could ever cure these conditions (This was also challenging the healees themselves to open their own consciousness to their feelings about their deafness.)
I was also aware of the great significance and importance of the careful recording of scores, evaluation of comments and precise description of repeatable healing techniques used. Compiling this evidence was vital for the final report of the study, which could then provide the basis for the following more comprehensive studies.
For me, this was a conscious integration of left and right brain thinking. The whole experience increased my confidence in my personal skills, and healing ability. To see something very special unfolding before my eyes is an experience I shall always remember. I felt I moved up a gear in my development to respond to the challenges. I enjoyed the healing part of the project immensely, and it was especially heart warming to see one healee go to have her singing assessed by the music teacher after a healing session with me, and to hear such positive feedback. It was good to learn from Allan in this working environment. Janet Anderson was the music teacher – also one of Allan’s students, and the instigator of the location of this project and the co-ordinator of the healees.
Another memory that really touched me was when one of the healees said that she had heard her dog snoring for the first time! It was so encouraging to see benefits being recorded in such a relatively short healing time.
The possibilities for this project are extremely promising. But there is lots more work to do. If you are given the chance to take part in a similar project to continue this research – grasp this opportunity. You will gain enormously from this, as well as helping our world.
I would like to thank Allan Sweeney for giving me this opportunity and Janet Anderson for instigating the project in Allan’s mind with her inspiring music lessons with deaf children.