One of the heartwarming places where this is occurring is in camps for teenagers in Denmark, thanks to the work of newly licensed facilitator Eva Dalhoff.
Dalhoff works as a counselor in camps for 150 teenagers at a time from ages 13-19. Though these camps are aimed at “normal kids,” they have a lot of weighty issues facing their young lives. “Everyone has a challenge,” says Dalhoff. Some of those challenges are missing mom and dad and not being able to sleep. Others’ challenges are dealing with a divorce at home.
Lots of the “normal” kids have already been diagnosed and treated with drugs for ADD, ADHD, and anxiety disorders. At one camp for “normal” kids there were 4 girls diagnosed and medicated for anxiety who were able to discontinue their medications after learning the Access Consciousness™ tools. They told their parents they didn’t desire to be on medicine any more.
In addition to the normal kids, the courts send a small percentage of these teenagers to the camp as the last stop before jail.
Miracles can occur with this full spectrum of “problems” and behaviors, Dalhoff has found. She is full of miracle stories.
One “wild kid,” 18 years old, who had been sent by the courts, said, ‘Fuck, I cannot stand being here another minute!”
“He wanted to beat somebody up or something. I called him and said lie down. I didn’t talk much. I did a few ‘poc and pods’ and ran his Bars.”
This young man said later, “I don’t know what that lady did to me. It’s fucking weird in my head. It’s quiet.” He was in so much peace with himself that he’d never experienced before.
The teenager turned into a lover of the program and walked around proud. Everybody was so surprised how that angry guy turned into a lover of the (camp) program.
“When the guys around him saw what was happening with him, they saw that he got some kind of calmness and enjoyment and could take part in the program, he was a great inspiration. They came to me too and said, ‘Can we get some of that?’”
Another tough guy who was addicted to hashish was a victim of Dalhoff’s terrorist attacks of consciousness. “I jumped behind him and said, ‘I’m just going to talk to his ears a little bit.” She held the Bar known as the “implant band” as he sat there with his head bent forward. “His contact person was very annoyed because if the kid did not go into the camp program he would go back to jail.”
While Dalhoff was running the Access Bars™ on the teen, she noted the “contact person got calm also.” Forty-five minutes later the kid was still in the mood to leave the camp and he did—only to return 20 minutes later. When she saw him the next day, he said, “I’m so happy to be me, I’m so happy to be in this camp, I’m so happy I stopped smoking hash.”
The contact person of the hashish smoker later came to Dalhoff with his pregnant wife and mother-in-law to learn the Access Bars™ so he could get tools to use where he works and with his own child.
Although the camps where Dalhoff has the position of counselor are not based on Access Consciousness™, the owner of the company that runs camp has noticed that since Dalhoff started integrating the Access Consciousness™ tools and Access Bars™ into her sessions with the kids, problems with the kids that used to take a day and half to resolve are now resolved within 90 minutes, in
a “much more fun and profound way.”
Dalhoff has noticed the Access Bars™ and the Access Consciousness™ tools work equally well for the quiet kids. One 15-year-old girl she worked with was extremely sad. Her story was that her birth family had taken in two younger boys who had been molested terribly. The 3 year old had been thrown into the wall in an attempt to kill him. She was scared that the authorities would take away her younger brothers and return them to these parents.
When Dalhoff taught her the tool, “Who does it belong to?” she got “so relieved because she could see what was her parents’ and what was her own. Everybody has choice, she has choice, the other kids have choice, her parents have choice. It was a burden off her shoulders.”
“After I gave her these tools, I gave her [an Access Bars™ session] and she really relaxed. What we then talked about was how she could bring these tools home to the family. She wanted to give the little kids [Access Bars™ sessions] and she would tell them who does this belong to and the implant band and “whatever is heavy is not yours.” She was so happy you could see her taking part in the camp, enjoying herself. Before that, she was caring for others all the time and not caring for herself. She improved so much during the camp.
She said, “’I am the most important person in my life.’ She had some tools. Her biggest gift was taking care of herself and also giving to her small brothers. I love this story because she got better and also because it spread to more people. She came and hugged me when she left and said her life was changed forever. That was a nice way of helping—before she learned these tools, she was killing herself by taking on their pain.”
What are these radical tools Dalhoff is using, besides the Access Bars? One of them is “Who does this belong to?” When she shares this with the kids, she notices that “their whole world changes. Once they find this out their eyes are shining like they’ve got this secret of life. ‘Aha! This is what it’s about!’ Those moments are so fantastic! During the week I remind them, and the moment they see me, they say ‘Who does this belong to?’”
Dalhoff also teaches them the difference between what’s heavy and what’s light, as a tool they can use to choose. “How to know what’s my choice and what is other people’s choice.” As teenagers they are so into other people’s choices. Once they play with the tool of light and heavy, they are never the same again.”
She also finds “interesting point of view” useful. “They love it! It sets them free because it frees them from being afraid of other people’s judgments. They can do what they want. They can stand on stage if they want. They can use it with their parents and with the schools and everything.”
A veritable fountain of basic Access Consciousness™ tools that can change lives, Dalhoff continues, “Of course there’s the question. All the time being in the question, all the time reminding them when they come to conclusion, ‘What question could I ask here instead?’ This opens up whole new possibilities for them.”
The parents of one of the anxious children wrote a thank you letter to the camp, letting them know that 45 minutes with Dalhoff meant more to their daughter than 3 years of psychology.
The virus called consciousness is spreading in Denmark. One Danish town has bought the camp program for all of the children in their schools. What are the infinite possibilities?