Do you know how it feels to have a child that cannot communicate with you? Rupert Isaacson knows how you feel. At first, Rupert thought his autistic son, Rowan, would never communicate with him and wanted desperately to connect to his Rowan. But then he saw how well Rowan responded to horses, so they traveled all the way to Mongolia, the spiritual home of horses, and he used the power of shamans to provide some healing. After the shamans place their healing hands on Rowan, the tantrums, incontinence, and hopeless isolation had ended, but Rowan began to regress again a year later. Then, Rupert remembered that the shaman had told him that he and Rowan would go through three more healing journeys after that one.
Rupert decided to take his son to the Bushmen in Namibia and Australia for their healing powers and then he went to a Navajo reservation in America, where he found a few different techniques to connect with autistic children using nature, movement, and animals. He had figured out ways of healing autistic children unlock their potential and developed two programs called Horse Boy Method and Movement Method–these were to become internationally known for their help with even the move severe autistic children.
Learn New Ways to Connect with Your Autistic Child
Reading The Long Ride Home was like going through a great journey, and Rupert tells his honest tale of becoming more connected his son through nature and movement. Although he and his wife Kristin had their courage tested, their love for their son drove them to this incredible adventure that would eventually change the lives of all the families who joined them in their movement. The book is inspirational and provides a great hope for families–families who want to communicate with, connect to and help their autistic children become their best selves.
To learn more about Rupert and their journey, I interviewed him. You will find the full interview in the podcast below. He talks about autism, changing perceptions, and embracing our children as they are. When you have a moment, sit and listen. You will be inspired.
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