It is so simple – following the “crying baby” model for
filling the need as soon as it arises, all Attention Seeking
Behaviour Disorders can be entirely avoided as well as cured by
giving focussed attention immediately and as soon
as the request has been received.
This does not mean one has to put one’s entire life on hold
or “run rings around the creature” – it is literally a simple
little flash of attention at the right time and when first asked
for it; the classic “a stitch in time saves nine” principle.
Rather than “rewarding” attention seeking behaviour, it never
gets to escalate, the creature’s energy system remains balanced
and the disturbed behaviour never need take place at all.
As the babies who are fed when they are hungry cry markedly
less or not at all, creatures who receive attention energy (or
love or recognition energy) when they ask for it, their
attention seeking behaviours become markedly less frequent,
markedly less dramatic and may cease altogether once the system
has been in operation for a while and the creature has
understood that not only can it get what it needs just the for
the asking, but also its energy system has become more robust,
more healthy, more resilient and won’t collapse when there is a
time when attention is in short supply.
Let us now look at how to apply this theory in practice when
treating severely disturbed forms of animal behaviour, and
including trance and repetitive behaviour problems.
Animal Autism, Trance Behaviours & Repetitive Behaviours