During my sessions with clients, I am regularly asked if, as a shaman, I can also do something in the field of Autism, AD(H)D and HSP in children and teenagers.

Below is a description of these three concepts.


Autism (ASD) stands for ‘autism spectrum disorder’ and is the collective name for behavioural characteristics that indicate a vulnerability in the areas of social interaction, communication, flexibility in thinking, moving and acting, in sensory stimulus processing and in filtering and integrating information.

Scientists worldwide have been conducting intensive research on autism for years. Despite this, it is still unknown exactly what autism is. There is also no ‘biomarker’ – such as a blood or DNA test – that can objectively diagnose autism. Diagnosis is therefore still based on behavioural traits.

Problems in social interaction

  • Difficulty with social or personal contact. For example, difficulty making and maintaining friendships. The way you connect with others is noticeably different.
  • Difficulty understanding what another person expects from you.
  • Not being able to sense other people well.
  • Paying little attention to the other person. This can manifest itself, for example, in talking to someone, rather than with someone. ‘Is the other person interested in what I have to say?’ is a question someone with autism will not ask themselves.
  • Not making eye contact, i.e. looking past someone.
  • Not being good at sharing fun, pursuits or achievements with others.

Problems in communication

  • Delayed language development. For example, not talking until the third year of life.
  • Language comprehension falls short. For example, language is always taken literally, a sarcastic remark is not recognised. Double meanings or (word) jokes are not understood.
  • Peculiarities in language use. For example, talking too loudly, monotonous talking, literally repeating words (echolalia), making up words themselves (neologisms).
  • Having great difficulty in keeping conversations going.

Other (deviant) behaviour and limited interests/interests

  • Sticking to own habits and routines. Deviation from these causes behavioural problems, such as panic attacks or tantrums.
  • Hypersensitivity or not at all sensitive to pain, heat and cold and sounds.
  • Aberrant motor skills. Clumsily moving, waving hands a lot (talking with hands).
  • Excessive focus on one subject and little or no interest in other subjects.

The characteristics of autism are broad and diverse. They can be present to varying degrees and also ‘expressed’ in different ways.


The abbreviation AD(H)D stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

The brains of people with AD(H)D react more quickly to stimuli (impulses, moods and events).
Inattention, attention deficit, impulsivity and hyperactivity are the main characteristics of AD(H)D. There are three forms of AD(H)D, each with its own characteristics:

  • The child mainly has difficulty keeping attention on something. This is also known as ADD.This type is more common in girls.
  • The child is busy, moves a lot and has difficulty sitting still. It also shows impulsive behaviour. This is called the ‘predominantly hyperactive and impulsive picture’.
  • Most often, children have characteristics of both forms: they are both busy and have trouble paying attention. This is called the combined picture of AD(H)D.


Highly sensitive is not a disease or disorder, but a personality trait with several characteristics.
A so-called HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) is someone who is more sensitive to impressions and stimuli than average. He or she perceives more subtle nuances in the body language and moods of others and is more sensitive to light, smells and sounds. As a result, highly sensitive people get overstimulated faster and feel the need to withdraw more quickly.

Characteristics of a highly sensitive person at a glance:

  • You react more strongly than average to sounds, smells and/or light.
  • You perceive many details.
  • You perceive more non-verbal signals from others.
  • You feel different from others.
  • You often feel misunderstood.
  • You think deeply about things.
  • You act conscientiously.
  • You often know or feel what you need.
  • You are prone to overanalysing such as thinking in doomsday scenarios.
  • You sometimes think too complex or others think you are being complicated.
  • You can come up with original solutions in complex situations.
  • You have a strong sense of justice and stand up for the underdog.
  • You are focused on others and their needs.
  • You sense the atmosphere in a group.
  • You like harmony in yourself and around you.
  • You get overexcited more easily (e.g. you experience short circuits, confusion, strong emotion, irritability emptiness or chaos in your head).
  • You regularly withdraw.
  • You regularly need time before giving an answer or making a choice.
  • You want an overview before deciding or taking action.
  • You think not only of yourself but also of group interests.
  • You can make connections quickly and therefore sometimes think faster in steps.
  • You sense other people’s emotions and moods.
  • You like one-to-one contact better than group contact.
  • You like to be helpful.
  • You find it hard to cope with change, especially if it is sudden.
  • You are regularly hard on yourself.
  • You have a profound way of processing.

My experience of giving a session to children with Autism, AD(H)D and HSP is that I get the response from the parents that after the session they notice that their children make a clear progress regarding their physical, emotional and mental well-being, such as:

  • Feeling more comfortable in their own skin
  • Feeling more relaxed
  • Being more emotionally balanced
  • Experience more peace of mind
  • Becoming less easily over-stimulated
  • Improved concentration
  • Feeling more confident
  • Making contact more easily
  • Radiate more joy in life

A session with Robby

When I work one-to-one with children, I can operate on location or remotely.
Because energy knows no boundaries. We learned that from Einstein years ago.
He told us it is not a philosophy; it is the truth.

Energy flows everywhere so, as a shaman, I have learnt how to ‘log on’ to his/ her energy field ‘with the parents’ and child’s permission’ and, as a result, sessions can be conducted online via WhatsApp as efficiently as on location.

The duration of a session is an hour, up to an hour and a half. A parent is always present during the session, both on-site and online.

The cost is € 75.

Here are some reactions from parents:

What I see after the session is a sociable girl who is more and more in touch with us.
Last year I had a depressed child with me on holiday and I don’t experience this anymore.
I am immensely grateful for how things are going now and see solid difference since the session last month.
It’s really quite an improvement.
You don’t want to know what you have meant to us, it is beyond description.
My daughter, despite her adolescence, is back to who she was, tough and bubbly.

Ma. (mother of Je, 14 years – ADHD)

Thank you again for the session with Na. last night.
She indicated immediately after the session that she no longer felt tension for tomorrow’s Cito test and that there was no more busy train running around in her head. She then went to sleep wonderfully.
This morning she was also very calm and sweet, whereas she is normally very busy in the mornings and quickly throws a tantrum.

Just now I picked her up from school. She said she still had a headache and was very tired, but she went on to say: ‘Normally I am grumpy after school, but now I am cheerful and happy’.
So all in all, a very positive change so far!

2 Weeks after the session:
As agreed, I’ll email you again about how Na. is doing. Since the session 2 weeks ago, she has fewer outbursts of anger and when she does have an outburst it is much less violent.
She also regularly indicates that her head is calmer and that she experiences less tension, for example before the Cito tests.
So all in all, things are moving in the right direction.

Fa. (mother of Na, 10 years old – ADHD)

Happy to let you know that Na is doing better and better. 😊

Since the 2nd session we did, her eyes are brighter. Before, we could sometimes see real fire in her eyes when she had an outrage and that is no longer the case.
She is also generally calmer and happier. People who know her also remark that she is doing better.

She had been on quite a lot of medication for almost 5 years based on her diagnoses of ADHD and Autism. Previous attempts to reduce medication were never successful, but after the second session you did with her, I felt strongly that this medication was starting to backfire.

So at the beginning of our holidays, we stopped giving the medication to Na. altogether and she has now been completely without medication for about 4 weeks!!!

Next Monday, school starts again and then of course we will have to wait and see how she will cope without medication, but I am hopeful. She herself also indicates that she feels calmer now than before with the medication.

Both Na and I have the feeling that there is still room for improvement, energetically.

Would you like to do another session with her soon?

Love from us!
Fa. (mother of Na, 10 years old – ADHD) – Session 2

St. had recently been suffering an awful lot from social anxiety. Fear of going out in public, getting among people, having panic attacks in crowded places (such as on the bus, in a crowded shop …). During the holiday period she doesn’t go out as much anyway now that she doesn’t have to go to school, but it was very noticeable that she was much less anxious the last few times and dares to go out on her own again more easily without me (or one of her friends) having to be there. We had already agreed before the holidays that I would look for psychological help for her, but when I asked her last week if that was still necessary, she started thinking about it (which is already exceptional, because before that she definitely wanted it).

Ma. (mother of St, 14 years – HSP)

I really did notice an improvement with St. after the second session. She was struggling with enormous social anxiety and this has really decreased a lot now. I also notice that she is a bit more assertive, stands up for herself more easily (also to us) and I think that’s a very positive development that really only started to improve after the start of this holiday/session with you.

Ma. (mother of St, 14 years old) – HSP