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FMTV - Kristen Morrison Interview

Kristen Morrison Interview

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Series: FMTV Special Expert Interviews | Runtime: 28m 50s | Release date: 2016

This film features: James Colquhoun.

When Kristen’s third child was born, she and her husband were devastated to find that he had Down syndrome. Faced with the traditional bleak prospects for her new baby’s diagnosis, Kristen embarked on intensive research of natural therapies and implemented many of them with her son.

From here Kristen needed to chronicle and document her findings. This is where 'Naturally Better Kids' began - a book and website based on providing resources for parents to help their children be at their best – naturally.

In this interview Kristen will answer the following questions;

  • How did you deal emotionally with the diagnosis of your son being born with Down syndrome?
  • What were some the initial reactions and challenges that came up for you?
  • What was the pivotal experience of the news of and how did you let family find out?
  • What was the big turning point in the way you approached healing?
  • What it was like trying to find information on how to help heal your son? What were some first glimmers of hope?
  • From a nutritional point of view, what were some of the key distinctions you made in regard to Gryffin’s diet?
  • Could you expand further on what some of the core pillars of the program were and the results you saw?
  • How does the 'Grow Foundation' support families with children with issues?
  • How is Gryffin progressing and what is his life like now?
  • How to be encouraged by signs of making a difference, feed on those things and remain empowered
  • What is your legacy or mission you hope to leave with the work you are doing?

Featuring:
Kristen Morrison
James Colquhoun

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Julia Olsen | 2 years, 1 month ago
By chance I found this today, after a session with Lauren on the yoga mat! As the mother of Dominic, 40 - who, in his words, has "Up Syndrome" - I cheered Kirsten all the way. There is so much that we can do to help any child who is "special". The video brought back my own memories of watching and working at every level every to give Dominic the best chance I could to live life to the full as independently as possible. He is an amazing man who gives so much joy to people, even while supporting me to live well with cancer. As a baby we gave him organic food, excercise, mental stimulation, homeopathy .... and, crucially, acceptance and openness, which revealed his uniqunesss and gifts. Between us we surprised and challenged professional expectations of that time (UK 1977): I hope we also helped some parents to see another future for their Down's child - one built on potential rather than fear. I particularly loved the notion of Gryffin's agenda. I would never wish that another parent should experience the challenges of a child with a syndrome, yet somehow I feel Dominic has both an agenda and a purpose. He constantly reminds us, just be who he is, that life is more than serious work - dreams matter for everyone, and empathy and generosity and forgiveness are fundamental to living a good life. Thanks Kirsten, and FMTV, you have inspired me to write our story too - which is really quite interesting.
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 2 years, 1 month ago
Thank you for sharing a very inspiring story with us, Julia. Sending hugs and love to you and Dominic! ~ Jasmin ❤
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georgina camp | 2 years, 1 month ago
A really interesting interview and really appreciated the importance of self efficacy that you promote. So pleased you were propelled into action and questioned the diagnosis and expectations. Keep up the good work!
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Katie Troyer | 2 years, 4 months ago
Beautiful and moving. ♥️♥️♥️
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Douglas Doman | 2 years, 3 months ago
We are glad you think so!
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Mackenzie Garnica | 2 years, 4 months ago
I work with a number of Down Syndrome middle school aged students, your list of common "symptoms" for Down Syndrome children I have noticed. I just wanted to tell you that your preventing steps to give your son the best chances and to optimize him as a person is amazing! In todays society people are to quick to take what a pediatrician says and run with it, without finding their own research and knowledge. As a educator around my school there are posters all over about reading and gaining knowledge from reading. One quote, "The more that you read, the more things that you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go"-Dr. Suess, is all over the school and the quote is so true. Parents need to read into research and things that they can do themselves to help their children not only with Down Syndrome, but with anything. If reading is knowledge then we need to provide ourselves with this and not just listen to someone because they have a degree and title and that makes them right, that's not true. You are proof that reading lead your family to more knowledge and learning and that is amazing.
I loved this video!
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 2 years, 4 months ago
We've always hoped that we have enlightened some people and have been an effective tool to support wellness, Mackenzie. Thank you for your support and wishing you good health always :) ~ Jasmin
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Kristen Morrison | 2 years, 4 months ago
Thank you Mackenzie! What lucky kids in your care to have you on their team!
Kristen x
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Douglas Doman | 2 years, 3 months ago
We would love to hear from you and your work with children with DS. Please feel free to contact us at www.iahp.org
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Almeda Peer | 2 years, 4 months ago
I was captivated by this interview - thank you, thank you. So many things Kristen said resonated with me. I am now a nutritionist because 23 years ago in spite of everyone around me accepting that children got sick a lot, I started researching and found a nutritionist who helped my 2 daughters get well. I know I am only talking about ear, throat and tonsil infections, but at the time I did think that it was affecting so many areas of all our lives, especially the expense of medicine. They got better overnight with the changes we implemented and so I used that money we spent on doctors to start eating better and have come a long way. In fact I cured myself in the process. I so agree that Gryffen was meant to bring this message that Kristen so bravely discovered and also hope to families. I am a firm believer in taking responsibility for our own health. God bless you all!
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