Flower Child Holistic
Children: Souls on a Journey
We are all souls on the path of evolution, including children. They are in the process of incarnating, which means, taking the time and the work to get into their physical bodies and earthly lives, as they descend from spirit. This can be an arduous process and children may have behaviors that are confusing and triggering to adults. These are messages that the child needs support in their blossoming. Much can be done to assist them in this evolving process because children are so malleable and open. So-called problem behaviors can be met and transformed with the correct attitude, intention and holistic support. Donna offers therapeutic sessions with children including movement therapy, play, art, storytelling, meditation and nature immersion.
Flower Child Holistic offers a holistic education program for parents and therapeutic sessions with children, bringing positive change and wholeness to families.
At Flower Child Holistic, Donna offers education and counsel to families and caregivers who are seeking to understand the mysteries of a child. She has worked extensively with children who present a mystery to their families and teachers, children who may be identified with labels. Donna has a gift for working with these children and has spent 18 years in the field, celebrating those who are often misunderstood. In her sessions, she offers nature immersion, movement and play therapy, art, singing, storytelling and meditation. With her expertise in holistic education and her work as a spiritual intermediary, she helps families understand their child on a deeper level and bring healing to their family relationships. At Flower Child Holistic, Donna invites the soul of the child to blossom and brings healing to families.
Donna has worked extensively with children who present a mystery to their parents and teachers, children who may be identified with labels. Her gift is working with children and in particular, children who are misunderstood. In her endeavor, Flower Child Holistic, she offers a holistic education program for parents and therapeutic sessions with children, bringing positive change and wholeness to families.
Sessions With Children
Donna loves working with children because they are so close to spirit. In her sessions, she creates a welcoming and non-judgemental environment for each child. She meets the child with nature, which is a great healer and teacher. She draws on meditation (when age appropriate) and the movement protocols pioneered by Rudolf Steiner in his curative work, which have a profound healing effect. Singing, storytelling and art are an important part of her sessions and she draws on her work with the Radiance Technique® to enlighten the entire process. Donna loves this work and is pleased to offer this service to families.
Artist: Ruth Elasser
Donna began her studies in therapeutic education in 1998 as a Waldorf early childhood teacher. She was inspired by working with Bonnie Rivers, an expert in remedial education. From Bonnie, Donna came to understand child development and observation. She went on to take up the study of the remedial work of Rudolf Steiner with the Association for a Healing Education in 1999. The birth of her son in 2002 began a new phase of this work. He presented her with many mysteries to solve and she did extensive research attempting to support him.
Like many of the families she counsels, Donna was met with labels and recommendations for medication for her son, from the educational and medical professionals she encountered. As this was not her path, she forged her own. Donna educated her son outside of the state system, drawing on Waldorf education, therapeutic movement, nature immersion, art and transcendental studies. She did a great deal of inner work, pursuing Hatha Yoga, Buddhism, meditation and Jungian analysis. This journey brought her a degree of clarity and equanimity that is very helpful in working therapeutically with children.
Donna’s son is now 2o years old, an artist living independently in Oklahoma. He is an intelligent, successful and whole person, despite the judgments placed on him by the professionals that intended to help him.
Donna can offer families not only her expertise and experience with children, but also her personal journey. She is called to help children and their families find harmony and understanding. She enjoys unraveling and enlightening the riddle that each child brings.