Taken from Chapter 16, “House of Miracles” by Bernice Dotz
In the last blog, Dr. Phyllis Books was working with Dennis, a young man who had attempted suicide five times. Read on to find out how she helped him stop having suicidal thoughts and live the life he was meant to lead.
When we left Dr. Books, she was doing a physical exam with adjustments for Dennis.
When she got to his skull, she held it as if she were holding a chord on the piano, pressing her fingers on various spots where the bones meet. She manipulated his ears to improve coordination between the eyes and the ears. As is often the case, the temporomandibular joint of his jaw also needed adjusting. When all else was in balance, she massaged around the eye muscles.
Dennis could not move his eyes up and down without moving his full forehead and lower jaw. He had to use his forehead and jaw to move his eyes. Dr. Books very gently released the tension in the muscles around his eyes so he could move them up and down and back and forth without the help from his forehead and jaw.
For the next five days, Dr. Books treated Dennis in a half-hour session twice each morning and once each afternoon, going over the same routine, so that eventually the muscles and bones of Dennis’s body would respond and stay where they belonged. I tutored him in reading, handwriting, and mathematics.
After fifteen treatments over five days, Dennis was half an inch taller than he was when he began treatment. His walk was more even, his shoulders were level, and his hands hung evenly at his side.
He could barely read when he came to us, but after fifteen treatments of Books Neural Therapy™, he could read thirty pages at a sitting. His math and writing had improved as well. He was so excited about his new abilities, and he felt it was like a miracle. His reading had improved about three grade levels.
He read with expression, joy, and ease, comprehending at the sixth-grade level rather than the third. When he came to a word he wasn’t sure of, he could figure it out by himself, which made him proud and happy. Now he could read just for the joy of it, without struggle.
His dad said that his own goal was to receive a short note from Dennis that he could read and understand. After his treatments, Dennis wrote a letter to his dad. It wasn’t perfect, but it was more than he was able to do before.
Four months after his treatments, Dr. Books and I met with Dennis and his father in San Diego. We interviewed them to see how Books Neural Therapy™ had changed his life. He told us about the sad things that had happened in his life and how unhappy his childhood was because he felt unsuccessful in school.
Dennis knew he wasn’t dumb, but he was frustrated. He had a good mind, he could memorize, he had a good voice and could speak, but he could not do math or spell or read.
He was so miserable, in fact, that he had tried to commit suicide five times.
Suicide is alarmingly common, and attempting suicide is even more widespread. Dr. Books can assess self-destructive patterns in certain misalignments of the cranial and sacral (head and tailbone) areas. Many patients, including Dennis, freely discuss their attempted suicides and suicidal thoughts with Dr. Books, grateful that someone sees their distress. Before Dr. Books’ treatments, Dennis felt as if he were in a box with a bunch of tigers and couldn’t get out.
I interviewed Dennis’s father, who admitted to having some of the same problems, such as ADD, when he was a child. It was painful for him to talk about it because it brought back so many memories. He admitted not spending a lot of time with Dennis because it was hard to face him having the same problems he had endured.
In a way, he sacrificed his father-son relationship to avoid his own pain. However, once his son wrote that letter to him his heart melted. He said, “I feel like I’ve got my son back.”
Two years later, I phoned Dennis to see how he was doing. He was working as a teaching assistant at a new high school. The students he worked with had long-term disabilities. He helped the children get around the campus and get their assignments from their teachers. They were in regular classes most of the day, with one “special” period.
Dennis felt this was much better for the students than being in Special Ed classes all day. He was very encouraging, a good role model, and the children liked him. Being a yard supervisor at the school was fun for him.
Recently, Dennis returned from a trip to Baja, Mexico, after volunteering for a week in Mexico to build ten houses. The Mexican families who had been living in cardboard shelters with dirt floors now had houses with concrete floors. Along with other young people, Dennis helped put up framing, plywood exterior walls, drywall interior walls, and shingle roofs for the ten homes. They installed wiring for electricity, even though there is no electricity in the area yet. They also dug a ten-foot-deep latrine for each family.
Helping build these homes was a very rewarding experience for Dennis because he could do something positive for others. He doesn’t think of suicide because his life is full and rich with plenty of potential. He’s another Books Neural Therapy™ success story.
Do you or someone you love have suicidal thoughts? Dr. Books wants to help.
Contact her today for a consultation or to set up an appointment.