My friend is a therapist who works with autistic children. I got a frantic call about this young chap who was screaming each night, terrified of three people who kept appearing. Can we check it out? The mum is ready to try anything to make this stop.
The dream session was held at my friend’s office. The teen was somewhat shy, not terribly communicative, and no eye contact either. His therapist and mum explained to him what the dream session was about, and that we’re going to find out more about the people who are appearing each night and making him scared. We assured him that we will keep him safe while we check.
He settled in, complete with blanket and soft cushion to cuddle. However, when he closed his eyes, they wouldn’t stay shut and he asked for a blindfold. One blindfold coming up and adjusted to his satisfaction. He soon pointed to ‘three people’ in front of him. I asked if he recognised them and he immediately identified them as his friends ‘from before’. Before what? Before he came to earth. They needed to take him somewhere. I asked whether he wanted to go with them. He enthusiastically nodded his head.
He was taken to where a spaceship was grounded. Seems he used to captain this spaceship and his crewmates needed his expertise to repair it. Thus their urgency in getting his attention. He proceeded to fix a series of engineering issues that took a while. Although he explained what he was doing, I had to depend on his mum and therapist to translate.
My communication with him was complicated by speech and language limitations. Although he seemed to understand my questions, I had to continuously look to his mum and therapist to translate what he was saying. His mum filled me in later with loads more details of what actually happened during the dream session and interesting events that followed.
He was really happy after the dream session. His mum had never seen him this animated, chatty and smiley. He’d always told them that he came from far away, does not belong on earth and wants to go home. This dream session gave them more understanding of his fascination with the stars and engineering concepts, and a way to engage his attention and nurture his development. Way to go!!!