INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF PEAK STATES
The Autism Project
Revision 2.2, May 4, 2011
A request for autistic clients:
Thank you for your interest in our autism symptom elimination project. At this time, the Institute is currently looking for people with medically diagnosed autism to participate in a study of our autism symptom elimination process. If you are interested, please read the material on this webpage - all relevant information is included. If you have questions or wish to become involved, click on the link above or call our office at 250-413-3211 in Canada.
We believe we have found a way to restore the ability to have an emotional connection lost in people with autism. The preliminary tests of our process to eliminate this autistic symptom is very encouraging.
What takes place:
Our experimental process does not involve any drugs, physical substances or any other kind of physical intervention - instead, we use state-of-the-art psychological healing techniques EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique), aWHH (Advanced Whole-Hearted Healing), and PCR (Primary Cell Repair). Our basic process involves touching or taping meridian points while repeating phrases to the sound of music, applied to the facilitator and/or autistic client. A typical session takes a few hours, and there is typically 3 sessions. Results are fairly immediate.
Consent and Liability Agreement:
If you decide to participate in our study, we will require you to fill out the consent, confidentiality and liability form (which can be downloaded as a pdf file) before you start the treatment procedure. This protects us and also allows us to keep the method proprietary so that we can retain patent rights on the process. All the necessary documentation for prospective clients is included on this web page so that you can read them over at your leisure, to decide if it's something you'd be interested in pursuing.
About the study:
Our process to eliminate the symptoms of autism is still in an experimental stage, and as a participant you can expect several trials of our procedure as we adapt it to your particular needs. You will also be required to fill out an autism symptom evaluation questionnaire to evaluate the degree of autism and results of the process before, during, and after we finish. Note that at this time, we only work with clients with a medically diagnosed form of autism. We will also require the client to get a new medical diagnosis if the treatment appears to be successful. We also require that the client allow us to use their name and contact information as verification of the procedure (if successful).
Because this process is new and experimental, the possibility of unexpected negative reactions or problems occurring does exist. Thus, before proceeding, we will expect you to thoroughly understand the procedure and what to expect out of it so that you can make an informed decision to continue.
There is no charge to be included in this experimental study. When our process is finalized, therapists licensed in our process will follow the core project principle of charging only for results (symptoms gone or reduced greatly).
Feel free to call us anytime at 250-413-3211 if you have any questions.
To explore working on this project, or to become a possible client, phone 250-413-3211 in western Canada to contact us. Due to the ever increasing spam problem, this is a better way to get in touch than through email.
Dr. Grant McFetridge, Director of Research
Institute for the Study of Peak States
Recently, other research groups and individuals have also realized that autism is a trauma related disorder.
Dr. Stephanie Mines
We highly respect the work that Dr. Stephanie Mines in the USA is doing with autism. She independently discovered the same connection between autism and trauma that we did. She has kindly sent us the following material so that interested people or clients can be updated on her work (as of November 2007):
"Dr. Stephanie Mines has developed a research protocol to explore the use of subtle energy medicine and therapeutic storytelling in the treatment of autism. The project has been accepted at a private facility with an autism lab in Oklahoma. Affiliation with the University of Oklahoma is now in progress to finalize the start date of the project. This is the second research study using the TARA Approach. The first, implemented at the University of Colorado, tested the subtle energy medicine applications of the TARA Approach in the treatment of stroke and post-stroke aphasia with positive results."
"The TARA Approach combines non-invasive, gentle touch on specific bio-electrically charged sites on the body with the repatterning of early shock. For the treatment of autism Dr. Mines has developed specific storytelling structures for the autistic spectrum. These structures are designed to enhance the “thinking in pictures” aspect of autistic neurology in the cultivation of attachment and social engagement."
"The TARA Approach is a comprehensive design for the treatment of shock and trauma. Dr. Mines, founder of the TARA Approach, is the author of numerous books and articles on this subject. She oversees an international training program and provides programs for hospitals, social service agencies, and healthcare professionals worldwide."
"For further information about Dr. Mines and the TARA Approach, go to www.Tara-Approach.org."
"Stephanie Mines, Ph.D.
The TARA Approach for the Resolution of Shock and Trauma
Ending the Lineage of Violence Worldwide
A psychotherapist in Toronto also successfully used EFT on her son to eliminate autism symptoms. The case description was recorded on Gary Craig's EFT website as "Mom doing EFT for autistic son yields enormous changes in one month".
2.1, May 4, 2011: Updated this page with our latest conclusions.
2.1: November 7, 2007. Added the 'Other Relevant Research' to this page. And moved the 'Autism Client Evalutaion' material to its own webpage.
2.0: November 2006. Added 'Autism Client Evaluation' material to the webpage.