In the 1970’s, Australian rock and roll singer, Jeff St John, a sufferer of spina bifida, visited the Northcote School for Crippled Children.
Reporter, Peter Luck called what followed, “a sort of minor miracle”.
A group of disabled children, many who have barely moved for years, spontaneously dancing, could be seen as a minor miracle. However, it might be better to ask, “What motivated those children to suddenly move?” Or, to put it another way, “What inspired them to rise above their suffering and embrace life?”
I suspect that a life affirming aspect of the children was met by a life affirming aspect of the band and the school staff.
The question for the psychotherapist, is how to align with this life affirming aspect of the patient.
In the next blog, the Northcote children help us to see we can be more than we believe we can be