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Self-regulation resources and training to support children’s mental health

Relax Patients

Do you get the feeling of a huge pit opening in your stomach every time you walk into a Hospital? 

Although we at Relax Kids greatly appreciate the work that doctors and nurses do to look after us all, we can’t help but feel a little nervous whenever we have to go to a Hospital. Just imagine how scary it can be for a child with a chronic illness or disease and having to deal with all of the unpleasant and painful procedures while not really understanding what’s going on, and feeling very ill to boot.

It’s these sorts of challenging situations where a creative and unconventional approach can be really productive. For many children with serious conditions and diseases, Relax Kids has offered peace and relief. Here are just a few of our success stories.

A 10-year-old boy was diagnosed with cancer, and after lots of blood tests developed a needle phobia. On Christmas day, he was rushed back into hospital. The staff needed to do more tests and administer emergency medication through a cannula. The boy refused everything and was angry and frightened. He was about to be sedated when his Mother decided to talk him through one of his Relax Kids meditations. The hospital staff were all amazed as he had his tests and scans with no problems or anxieties.

One little boy, who has a serious medical condition, required regular injections. From this, he had developed a severe needle phobia. However, after discovering Relax Kids, what would normally be a traumatic experience having his cannula inserted became a painless and tranquil session as he listened to his favourite Relax Kids CD. His father Colin said, “He was almost oblivious and I wanted to tell you how grateful I am that there is such a tool!”

An 8-year-old boy was suffering from tinnitus, making it difficult for him to get to sleep. His ENT specialist suggested music and playing Relax Kids CDS. It has helped him relax at bedtime, and has reduced his anxiety about his condition. His mother said: He often asks if he can have it on when he is gong to bed.

Have you got any amazing stories to share with us? Let us know in the comments or on one of our Facebook groups!