So Simple a Child Can Teach It

See, all you have to do is open your arms and let it go.

On the Sedona Method 4-in-1 Audio course a woman asks Hale Dwoskin how to introduce The Sedona Method to her kids and he recommends that with children the best thing to do is live it, and that even more than what you do children look at what you’re being.  Hale goes on to say that many parents artificially try to ‘do the right thing’ around our children but feeling-wise we haven’t shifted.  It struck me how similar this is to what Katie says: if I think someone needs to do The Work, I need to do it.

I’ve needed to hear these messages over and over as I have at times felt a strong urge to force my kids – and the whole world, including myself – to let go, be happy, peaceful…  Nowadays I usually just welcome that urge, and allow it to pass, and this often has results I could never have imagined.

As well as being fluent in The Work, the girls both know the Method and that they can ask for support to release if they want it. LB often asks to release, particularly around bedtime if she has trouble getting to sleep. Lolo, on the other hand is pretty happy-go-lucky and only rarely worries about much. Although a while ago she liked listening to the story of how Lester Levenson originally developed the process, she  has hardly ever done any Sedona Method. Or so I thought. Then a week or so ago I was feeling upset about something and Lolo asked if I’d like to release. Of course I said yes! Her version of The Sedona Method was a little different and really great for anyone who might have resistance to welcoming or letting go, as I was at that moment.

“What are you feeling?” she asked.

I told her I felt sad.

“Would you invite it in and give it a cup of tea?”

I was already smiling by then. Yes, I could invite my sadness in and give it a cup of tea.

“And a cookie?”

Oh, yes, that was no problem either.

“Would you let it choose when it’s time to leave?”

Yes, I would do that too.

“Could you watch it going off down the hill on a bouncy space-hopper?”

By then I was laughing and hugging Lolo. And she didn’t stop there. Sensing I was still holding on, she asked the questions again and up popped an underlying emotion I hadn’t even realised I was feeling.  Releasing that has left me a lot freer around a long-standing issue.

So if  you’re struggling with any issue that feels sticky, or if life has become a bit too serious, then I invite you try The Lolo Method. And please let me know how it works for you!


  1. That is so very interesting. Yvonne Spense sent me over here to check it out as I wrote a post about combating negative feelings as I battle cancer.

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