In 1989, 8-year-old Jonathan Wallace of Seattle 'died.' Then, paramedics revived him. Massive brain damage initially denied Jonathan outside world communication ability. The grandparents, Jonathan’s legal guardians and primary caregivers, felt desperate to connect with their grandson in vegetative state. They didn’t know what or how to do it.
Brain dialog researcher, clinical hypnotist and author, Susan Fox, found out about Jonathan. Back in 1989 when the event occurred, she worked with the boy using hypnotic suggestion and a technique called Command Following to reduce Jonathan’s stress. Within 48 hours of working with her client, he started appropriately responding consciously to caregivers.
Pleased at how quickly the hypnotic suggestions worked for her child client, Fox continued working with Jonathan. In August 2013 she published her book, The Coma Whisperer based on the true event details. (Read the book to find out what happened to Jonathan.)
In her Kindle book, currently available only on Amazon, caregivers can read the heartbreaking and heartwarming story’s exciting specific details. The caregivers in Jonathan’s life learned what to say and how to say it to get through to this child suffering from vegetative state.
“I wrote the book to help caregivers feel hopeful working with their vegetative state loved one,” Fox, a clinical hypnotist and Avon resident, said.
“I’ve used this technique successfully with more than one vegetative state client. It’s good to work with open-minded medical doctors for this chronic problem. Though I did nothing medical, MD’s can suggest supportive ideas.”
“I’m giving away free book copies for anyone willing to write a positive book review. Get your free Kindle book Oct. 1-5, 2013 on Amazon by typing in The Coma Whisperer in the search box on those dates. Wait until the book goes to $0.00 to get a free copy. A portion of the proceeds when it goes on sale after Oct. 5 goes to a non-profit organization found at www.funerals.org. This all-volunteer organization assures you get reasonable funeral expenses costs.”
Fox will also be starting a local writing group at the Avon Lake Public Library, Sept. 28 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Writing group membership is free but requires sign up at the reference desk. The Avon Lake library is located at 32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, OH 44012. Call the library at (440) 933-8128 for further writing group details. Contact Fox by email at email@example.com or by leaving a message 24/7 at (740) 531-0400.
How brain dialoging works
The following explanation is by Susan Fox on how brain dialoging works:
The brain contains the equivalent of 4 living computer software application programs, (words, numbers and symbols, mind images and feelings)” Fox said. “I call them thoughtware programs because we activate them using the four types of thoughts.”
Fox coined “brain dialog researched” because the brain is always dialoging. “When I listen to what they are saying and the goals they want to achieve, this research makes it easier for me to point out common sense ways they can achieve their goals.”
The lower left brain's thoughtware program is like a word processing program. It thinks in words. So when you think words, you activate this brain quadrant. This is the efficiency-expert part of the brain.
The upper left brain's thoughtware program is like a critical analysis software program similar to Quickbooks. It thinks statistically, commonly in questions. When you think a question, the brain is hardwired to come up with an answer. If the answer is self-limiting the behavior is self-limiting. So, in the case of somebody in vegetative state where their might be brain damage, it's important to ask questions in a specific format whereby the client critically analyzes an answer that improves a behavior. This is the accuracy expert part of the brain. When we act perfectionistic, we think predominantly from this brain quadrant's thoughtware program.
The left brain is most closely associated with the conscious mind. It is the task-oriented part of the brain.
The upper right brain thinks in mind images. So, when you use your imagination, you activate this brain quadrant's programming. The thoughtware program in this quadrant could be compared to something like Photoshop or Facebook. It's very visual in its processing. It thinks in creative pictures and demands to feel appreciation for it's contributions.
The lower right brain thinks in feelings. It's looking to interact and build relationships. It's the touchy, feeling part of the brain and is interested in getting along and cooperating with people. You can relate it to an inter-relational database program like Microsoft Access. It is the reason we connect with people in the world.
The right brain is the spatial, people-oriented side of the brain. As we think using the 4 types of thoughts across the corpus calloseum, we can spontaneously see different viewpoints of people. This helps us spontaneously create new ideas so we can improve our quality of life, come up with solutions to life's problems and civilly interact with others.