Through recent researches in psychology, fear has been found to be very common in childhood, especially fears of the unknown. When a certain stimulus is experienced that is not favorable, the child has a tendency to develop a fear regarding that stimulus. In early childhood, specific situational phobias and social phobias develop and collide. This collision can cause a series of mixed emotions and perspectives regarding psychic abilities. At such a young age, a child is incapable of understanding the more simple processes associated with life, let alone the more complex and abstract processes associated with abilities performance and control. With a developing mind and lack of emotional control, a child is also incapable of any level of psychic stability.
Occasionally a trusted adult, particularly parents, out disbelief, negotiates a child into suppression fearing for their child, assuming they are either overly imaginative, which can cause social issues, or mentally unstable, potentially posing many issues immediately and later in life if not properly addressed. I recommend limiting conversations regarding psychic abilities. Keep conversations vague and never use associated terminology. Children remember a great deal and are likely to take newfound knowledge onto the playground and into the classroom. In almost all cases, it is best to promote suppression in younger children.
Suppressing an Out-of-Control Psychic Ability
Sometimes suppression is not addressed until after the ability is seemingly or obviously out of control. Signs of an out of control ability are not limited to sporadic and potentially dangerous psychic events. A professional child psychologist should immediately address emotional issues. I suggest limiting the information provided to the psychologist to social issues and problems at home. Divulging to much information regarding your child's out of control ability can result in severely compromising the child's care and recovery. Today many households resort to family meditation and even yoga to teach their children mental and physical discipline. Child psychologists also promote and advocate meditation and relaxation as a therapy for troubled, anxious and stressed children. Medication, such as anti-anxiety medication, may not help a child with a psychic ability at the root of their stress and anxieties as their issues are not clinical, rather they are situational. There are also many books tailored towards children that walk parents and children through realistic methods of dealing with and lowering stress. It is crucial for parents too regularly let their gifted child know that they are loved and accepted.
Suppressing a Psychic Ability Due to a Fear of Persecution
Children who fear persecution either disassociate from peers and teachers to hide their psychic ability or are teased because of events resulting from their ability. Teasing is nearly impossible to prevent or cease even with the help of parents and teachers. A parent cannot protect a child from these hurtful situations any more then they can protect a child from their ability, but with professional direction, they can teach their child methods to deal with social conflicts. Children will also tease for attention and peer acceptance, but in any case, if the parent over reacts in these matters the child is more likely too over react as well. Parents should remind the child that they are strong, smart and capable of handling the situation with the proper guidance. Encourage the child to talk about their concerns and remind them of their positive and very normal qualities and that they have a permanent place in the family as they may be feeling alienated on a regular basis.
Suppressing a Psychic Ability Due to a Fear of the Unknown
Whether the fear roots from a parent or the child, these fears are very common and are reasonable. Psychic abilities such as psychokinesis (metaphysical movement of objects) or Mediumship (seeing and or hearing the dead) cannot only be trying and dangerous, but also very frightening to the child, siblings, friends and especially parents. The child will in time turn to the parent for answers, but rarely do parents know how to respond. Upon the child announcing their ability, most parents will go through a stage of denial first, void of concern because they attribute the situation to the child's vivid imagination. Secondly, anger. After more time has passed, parents tend to attempt to talk their child out of mentioning their ability or in some cases mentioning or using their ability. This is the stage of bargaining.
After bargaining with no results, the parents will find themselves moving into a fourth stage, depression. Acceptance is the final stage, but is limited to those who have thoroughly researched their child's gift or have succeeded in bargaining the child into suppression until a later age. Acceptance is harder to reach for parents who believe their child is experiencing mental illness instead of experiencing psychic events. If you believe the child is not experiencing psychic events, be sure that the child is not simply looking for attention before subjecting them to counseling.
Side Effects of Suppression
So far, we have covered the results of not suppressing an ability. Now, we will address the side effects associated with suppression. Side effects associated with suppression can vary and manifest due to two main reasons. If the child is experiencing mental or physical side effects from suppression then the child has not correctly suppressed the ability. This can occur if the child has not learned the proper relaxation and mental techniques required to suppress. These side effects initially manifest themselves as emotional issues such as anxiety, depression, rage issues and more. These emotional issues in time will result in physical side effects. These side effects should be treated by a medical professional and taken very seriously as the side effects have the potential to become detrimental the child's health if left untreated.
Side effects pertaining to psychic events can vary based on the child's specific ability. Psychokinetic events can become more sporadic and volatile, while children with visual and auditory-based abilities can experience more vivid and disturbing effects. Effects can become very distracting and even frightening to the child resulting in the child acting out, having nightmares or experiencing sudden alterations in their personality. In moments of excitability, the child is exponentially prone to volatile psychic events if their ability is out of control either prior to or as a result of suppression. Relaxation and stress reducing techniques are crucial to reducing these moments. On the other hand, if suppression was successful the child should not be regularly informing the parent of events. Instead, once a year or less the child may mention a minor psychic event, but this is completely normal.
Steps to Address a Psychic Ability
Promoting meditation is the best way to suppress and control a child's psychic ability. Guided meditation is recommended. Parents can teach three main meditation methods to the child. The first method requires the child to lie down. The second method requires the child to sit instead of lying down. The third method is tailored more for children that have difficulty sitting or laying still. This method consists of the parent taking the child out for a nice walk. Allowing the child to control the conversation will provide better results. Allow the child to ask questions regarding their ability. Parents should keep answers vague and void of terminology. In time the child will reach a relaxed state of mind allowing them to look inwards and "let go" of the ability. As long as a child is fearful and stressed, suppression is impossible. Parents should involve their child in meditation for about ten to twenty minutes once a day, every day. Meditation should continue until suppression is obtained and meditation should always involve one adult to guide the child.
Preparing a Child for Adult Psychic Events
As the child grows, but their ability is suppressed, it is ok to educate the child regarding their ability. It is best to educate the child about their ability through science. For children with suppressed psychokinetic abilities realizing the scientific area to promote is simple, but for more psychical abilities, this can be confusing to the parent. Parents with child empathy should promote learning about emotions and sociology, child telepaths should learn about sociology and telecommunications such as computers and child mediums should learn about history, sociology and medical science. These fields will prepare a child for later years when they may wish to revisit their ability and enhance it in their teen years or adulthood. Parents should research the child's ability thoroughly so they understand how the ability works. This way, the parent can properly choose fields and study materials that relate to the child's ability.
With so many children online today, parents should keep an eye on the child's internet habits to make sure the child is not seeking enhancement through online resources if the parents deem the ability still unstable and unable to be controlled during enhancement. Enhancement with no control can be detrimental and cause life long side effects and hardships. The best age range to pursue abilities is ages eighteen to twenty-two.
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The following is a summary of my hypothesis of the mechanisms involved in psi processes.
When an individual finds themselves in an urgent need (psi is theorized to be a evolutionary survival mechanism by most parapsychologists), I assume the psychophysiological stress caused by the ‘need’ results in oxidative stress in various areas of the body.
I assume this results in the increase of the amplitude of the ultra-weak biophotonic field around the individual (scientifically proven to exist) due to electrons in the body being lowered to the ground state where by emitting biophotons.
At this time, I assume the biophotons then detect diverse information in regards to the individual, the situation, and the environment via the quantum teleportation of information (communication of information at a distance between photons; a scientific possibility).
I then assume the biophoton energy is then converted into electrical energy (scientifically possible) and the information is then processed by the central nervous system, and sent through the memory areas of the brain (a parapsychological theory with a very solid basis) and shortly thereafter the information is consciously cognized by the individual.
This particular model assumes the process of receiving psi-based information through Clairvoyance. The same model can be used to describe ESP reception and transmission, and PK (e.g. 'environment, biophotonic field, CNS, memory, conscious awareness' or reverse 'conscious/subconscious intent, memory, CNS, biophotonic field, environment.')
Recent parapsychological research suggests that psychical system (e.g. psychical processes) are both “need-based” and are the result of a normal subconscious engagement with Nature (including reality and all constituents of reality e.g. individuals) beyond our physical and sensorial boundaries. This engagement, termed &ldquosi,” void of spatial proximity (distance), can be broken into two main categories (e.g. Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis).
Such received and assimilated information is assumed involved in the development of all experiences. Psi is assumed to operate continuously at the basic, beginning level of human functioning (i.e. a first sight rather than a second sight). Since it seems that perceptual experiences begin with the psi level of engagement and shares similar functioning patterns with other subconscious processes, psychical processes are assumed to be integrated with these other subconscious processes.
Research has also lead to the finding that psi processes work with the memory (specifically the long-term memory) which is stored in various regions throughout the brain. Because psi is a fundamental basis of human functioning (e.g. perceptual experience), and the information is received and stored throughout the mind, there may be no way to “shut off” a psychical ability.
However, the psychical system appears to be linked to the emotional system and personality. Typically, in an individual will low stress and well maintained mental and physical health, psychical processes present themselves in a non-intrusive and typically unnoticeable manner, whereby simply contributing to experience rather than be an experience in and of itself.
Acute and chronic periods of heightened stress, mental illness (anxiety, depression, etc) and or physical illness, can increase the noticeability of a particular form of psychical phenomena. The resolution here is to remedy the stress (stress management, meditation, behavioral therapy, other forms of medical or therapeutic treatment, etc.) to alleviate the noticeability of the phenomena.
In addition, I have found correlations between personality types and specific phenomena. I have also found that personality deviation (altering personality) can result in the “disappearance” of one form of phenomena, to be replaced by another (e.g. telepathy for clairvoyance). However, even if personality deviation leads the exchange of a psychical specialty, the stress related factors will still play a critical role in the operations of the “new” phenomena (i.e. personality deviation in conjunction with stressors will still present intrusive phenomena).
In other words, if the psychical phenomena experienced by an individual is intrusive, the individual should focus either on alleviating stressors from their life, or learning new methods of coping with stress, as stress puts the body in continual state of “need” (e.g. needing to reduce stress, therefore “searching “ for a means to do so, as a means to promote system wide health). Once such needs are addressed, the phenomena will no longer be intrusive (i.e. will appear “shut-off&rdquo.
A large quantity of ESP based data has become comprehensible due to memory models in which assume that the systemic source of extrasensory information is somehow localized in the long-term memory.
Recent findings support the hypothesis that memory is distributed in many regions of the brain, assumed as a means to potentially compensate for damage to one storage area. In other words, the support of memory is not specific to certain regions, but rather a whole network.
The view up until now was that in regards to memory, if point (A) was lost then point (b) would be on all of the time to take over for (A). However, this assumption appears today to be incorrect, as (b) would only take over if and when needed (i.e. is exclusively need-based).
Most of the time (b) appears to act like a normal piece of brain tissue and only kicks into “hyperdrive” when (A) is particularly challenged, and performs in less than a second. While this is a remarkable fluid neural plasticity, it is not to be confused with the standard “(b) took over for (A), but rather (b) will take over when needed.
Such a finding (that memory is distributed in many regions of the brain) will pose an issue for the parapsychological community in regards to isolating a region of the brain responsible for psi cognitive processes, or rather, could potentially explain what such a region has not yet exclusively been found.
Psi phenomena appear to be need-based, suggesting a “requirement” rather than simply a general “desire” or want.
Such a need is pertinent to the reception of psi-based information and the possible assimilation of the information along with information gathered via other preconscious processes.
To differentiate between a desire and a requirement, desire in this case is a sense of longing for an outcome. Such a longing is excited by the thought of the outcome, whereby exciting an individual to take action to obtain said outcome (i.e. I want to perform].
Contrastingly, to require an outcome is to identify a necessary obligation, or to indentify a necessity arising from the circumstances of a situation (i.e. I have to perform).