Marianne Klemm Special to the Bonanza

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April 11, 2012
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Health and Wellness: How to enable our children to be happy

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Is your child sensitive? This was me as a child. I was “sensitive.” I was actually sensitive to the energies and the emotions around me. I felt anything and everything, to which I reacted and usually not in a healthy way. The list of sensitivities can be long and varies. One minute a happy child, the next crying at the drop of a hat.Does your child get angry at seemingly nothing? Are they constantly sick, or cry so hard that they make themselves ill? Have you ever watched your child think themselves sick? Digestive issues, sensitive stomach or lots of tummy aches are all symptoms of being “sensitive.” Think back to times in your life when you have been sick, and think about if there has been an emotional component that came along with it.Our children are still innocent and pure; they have not had the nos, the can’ts, and the should nots in life. They are just going along learning and “experiencing.” Kids feel everything, and some more than others. They take on things that are not their own because they have not been taught the tools to do otherwise.As children and adults, we can make ourselves ill by the things we think and feel. The word disease is “dis” “ease,” which translates literally to not being at ease. When we are uneasy what happens? I know what happens. A lot of time was focused on being sick to my stomach by the emotions that I felt as a child. I swallowed other people’s words, and my own only to end up with numerous sore throats.How many times in your life have you held your tongue and not said something only to end up with either a sore throat, upset stomach or constipated because you swallowed your words? As a way to cope with my “sensitivity,” I spent most of my time spaced out, daydreaming and unable to concentrate. I was put on Ritalin to help me concentrate. If they only knew that I all I had to do was learn to be grounded, to be present in my body. I wouldn’t have had to take all those pills!This all continued into my early 20’s, until I really started to learn about energy, Reiki and how to harmoniously live with the energies that surround me. As an adult I use the energies around me to help me stay grounded. But what is being grounded? It is the feeling of being really present in your day and your body.Breathing is an example of grounding. You know, take a deep breath and count to ten; it is a general starting point for grounding. Most of us live our lives in a clumsy, not being able to think clearly, bumping into things, forgetting things way. We are so OVER stimulated between work/homework, cell phone, computer, TV, Facebook, friends and on and on that we are not present in our-self.As an adult who was a “sensitive” child I am excited to share my knowledge to help kids be more healthy and productive in their lives. Along with Brooke Butler, RMT, and Evon Eisenberg, RMT, we will be offering several opportunities to empower children!On April 13-14, we will be teaching a Kids Introduction to Energy class. This is a two day class to teach your children how to live harmoniously with the energies around them. We will be teaching them, how to be grounded, how to shield or bubble, how to focus energy to help themselves andamp; others. Kids need these tools as much as adults. To help them concentrate. To enable them to help themselves when they are in uncomfortable situations and mom andamp; dad aren’t around. To teach them how to deal with emotions in a healthy way therefore preventing them from making themselves sick from it.Being sensitive is not a problem, it’s a gift. Let’s enable our children to be happy, healthy, and grounded kids.— For more information on the Kids Class or Marianne Klemm, RMT, visit or

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