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A Traumatic Experience At The Ice Rink

Author: Azure C.
Skill: ZYTO Compass
Date: 03-03-2012
Views: 2,889
Word Count: 803
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Testimonial ID: 6901-OR
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Scientific Studies: 8

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I am still a little upset from today's event, however I now feel the beauty in the lesson playing out, thanks to my recent discovery of Young Living oils. Here's what just happened this afternoon...

As we left to take my son (4) and daughter (1) to watch him learn to skate at the local arena, I felt motivated to pop a few oils in my pocket; Peace & Calming, Valor, Thieves and Lemon. I intended on applying Valor to us all, but in the confusion at the busy arena, the guys got away from us, but happily proceeded to the ice. It was nice experience overall and I was actually just thinking we did okay without having to use an oil.

My daughter just then started to kick up a fuss, it being her nap time. The scene I'm about to describe played out in almost slow motion for me as I'm now looking back. I almost saw it all before it happened and couldn't do a thing to prevent it.

My son was by my side sipping hot chocolate, my man making circles like a child of 4 himself, and my daughter insisting on her milk NOW! I motioned through the glass for him to return, time to go... He flew across the ice like Gretzky with our son's skating aid over his shoulder.

As he burst through the doors, the side of the skate aid smacked square the face of an unexpected 5 year old girl. Thankfully she was ready to go on the ice, so fully geared up with a helmet, preventing any real impact, but as a mother, I registered her shock and surprize as my 6'3" husband barrelled into her.

She stood frozen, we of course tended to her the best we could, but as the strangers that caused this mess she wanted nothing to do with us. We were of little help and her father took her into a change area. We almost left while I was in a state of disbelief and panic for the little girl, but I felt into my pocket, reassured that I had those bottles with me, pushed through the hesitation (had I had that Valor I wouldn't have even paused) and found two of them huddled together on a bench to comfort her sobs of defeat and sadness.

My heart bled and I began to shake and tremble. My mouth went dry and my stomach acids Rose to my mouth filling it with a horrible taste. I nervously shook as I asked the father to please consider applying a natural product to his child. Thinking to myself as the words tripped off my tongue, that I myself would have some reservations.

Clearly he could tell that I was truly concerned, he indicated that I should go ahead. I instead asked him to hold the bottle, take a moment to smell it for himself as I described the contents of Peace & Calming. I felt it only right to give him the chance to decline. He seemed happy to go ahead. It felt like an hour passed as we waited for one of the last few drops to escape.

I instructed him to place drop on the back of her neck as she was tightly drawn into him and would not look at us, she only continued to cry. I knew I needed a few drops myself but I couldn't think of anything but this little girl.

She took in a few breaths and immediately popped up. Her eyes were bright and they immediately found the bottle. She was focused, clear and there wasn't a sign of sadness or fear. She didn't speak, but her crying had stopped. I knew in my heart her resentment, fear and shock had disappeared.

Daddy was immediately asking a million questions, himself feeling the calming affects. It was beautiful. (Note to new Distributors, be prepared with contact info as I fumbled awkwardly to ask him to remember my name when he asked where he could find the oils :-)

His daughter was fine, so we felt it okay to head home. The first thing I did when I returned to my family to report that she was okay, was to apply a drop of Peace & Calming to my wrist and take a good sniff. The symptoms of shock disappeared as quickly as they showed up; my heart stopped racing, my worry subsided and my mouth and breath returned to normal.

From here on in, it'll be Valor and Peace & Calming as a preventative, before I start my day. Just having them in my pocket was enough to help me leap into action. To help another is truly my passion and I'm so thankful I've got tools like Young Living oils to help me do my job.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: emotions-/-feelings — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
2.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
3.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
4.Associated topics: emotions-/-feelings — "Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link
5.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
6.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link
7.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link
8.Associated topics: emotions-/-feelings,stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link

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