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Spalding mum's gift helps keep daughter free of pain

A Spalding mum has said there is “no greater gift” than being able to free her daughter of crippling pain which she had suffered since she was a baby.

Emily Parsons was just 18 months old when she was first diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) – an autoimmune disease which affects around 15,000 children and young people in the UK.

In Emily’s case the condition resulted in puffy and swollen joints, which some days would be so painful she would be unable to get out of bed.

Emily Parsons and mum Rachel Farnsworth.
Emily Parsons and mum Rachel Farnsworth.

Mum Rachel Farnsworth said: “One of the first sentences she learned to say was ‘Mummy, not walk this morning’, meaning that she couldn’t get out of her toddler bed because her joints were too painful.

“It absolutely broke my heart to see my wonderful daughter in so much pain and I felt so helpless to do anything about it.

“I am her mum – I am meant to kiss the hurt away, to make it all better, but I couldn’t.

“All I could do was take her to the hospital regularly and watch her self-inject the medication and hold her hair when she was
being sick.”

Emily’s condition meant much of her young life was spent going backwards and forward from the family’s home in Spalding to the paediatric rheumatoid clinics at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where doctors prescribed her drugs which are more commonly used in cancer treatments to suppress the immune system.

The side effects of the drug included “brain fog”, nausea and frequent bouts of sickness, whichaffected Emily’s ability to focus on school work.

Eventually the drugs worked and held Emily’s symptoms at bay for two years between the ages of 12 and 14, but when she came off the drug in June 2018, the pain in her joints returned and Emily’s doctors insisted she needed to go back on the drug.

But at about the same time, Rachel, who had previously had a career in banking and admin, had just qualified in Rapid Transformational Therapy, a combined talking therapy often described as “hypnotherapy on steroids”.

Rachel had discovered RTT during a Google search as she tried to find a new focus after her relationship with her husband broke down and her two teenage children left to live with their dad.

RTT uses hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, neuro linguistic programming and psychotherapy to address issues on a deep level by accessing the subconscious mind which is the driver behind behaviours and limiting beliefs.

Rachel had already experienced the benefits of the therapy in her own life,
including increasing her public speaking confidence and healing her eyesight, and faced with the prospect of watching her daughter suffer more years on the drugs that made her feel so ill, decided to give it a try on Emily.

She said: “I asked the doctors to give us a couple of months’ grace so we could try RTT and they very reluctantly agreed.

“The session itself was amazing and her subconscious mind revealed that the pain was there to allow her to connect to others. Her cousins had pain and illness, which needed operations, and her brother had asthma.

“She said that during the session she actually felt JIA leave her.

“We have continued to have regular check ups at hospital and in that time she has been drug free.

“She has now gone over a year without medication and her doctor described her joints as “perfect” when we went back last month.

“My daughter is now free to live the life that she was meant to.

“Her eyes are no longer dull from pain, but bright and shiny and she is energised.

“She is now able to fully take part in all physical
activity that she couldn’t before, such as PE at school.

“She was climbing a steep hill on holiday last summer and she commented that previously she had believed that everyone else had the same pain as she experienced, but they were just better than her at pushing through it. I guess if you have been in pain all your life it is your ‘normal’.

“There is truly no greater gift than being able to help my own child in this way. I really don’t have the words to express my gratitude for Rapid Transformational Therapy properly.”

RTT was founded by Marisa Peer during her 30 years of treating clients, including royalty, Olympic athletes, Hollywood stars and CEOS. Marisa has also been voted Britain’s best therapist.

Since then it has won awards for its effectiveness at reversing symptoms of anxiety and depression without the need for years of therapy.

Usually a month’s package is enough, but no more than three to get the results you want. It is not called rapid for nothing!

To find out more about Rapid Transformational Therapy and how Rachel can use it to help you, visit her website at www.wellnesswithrachel.co.uk You can also email rachel@wellnesswithrachel.co.uk or call her on 07564 160818.

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