Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Rubbing for Fear Video

I have some composure today. Thank goodness!

Sweet Jillene gave out awards today and I was a recipient. Thank you Jillene!


I'm not going to give it out to any particular people because you are all too special and I would leave someone out. So it's awarded to all of you who are walking this journey with us.

I discovered that my photo camera has a setting for youtu*e so I'm giving this a shot instead of my video camera. The video is on Fear Rubbing. You can use any phrase but it's important to start with the problem and end with a positive. You need 3 phrases to complete the technique.


"Even though I'm really scared, I'm still a totally great kid"


"Even though I'm really nervous, I still totally love and respect myself."


"Even though I'm scared, my mom still totally loves and respects me."

Or:


"Even though I'm really mad right now, I totally love and accept myself."


"Even though I'm really angry, my mom still totally loves me."


"Even though I'm so very angry right now, I'm a great kid."


You get the idea....



Up for 24 hours. Gone baby gone....


Gotta love Puddin in the background. Yesterday when J was doing strong sitting, Puddin went up, sat down right beside her, and started doing strong sitting. Hysterical!


The more J blogs, the more normal she becomes. No. I am not helping her. My parents are reading her blog now and my mom was convinced that I was helping her. Nope. Nada. This is all her. If she wants to blog that's ok...if not...that's ok too but it has to be her voice. Not mine. I can be a catalyst but she has do the work. Every time she gets a comment she is over the moon and you can almost see her self-esteem rising off the floor. It's humbling and thrilling at the same time.


It is empowering her. Her own recovery seems more vitally important to her now.


Sasha, your kids are too funny. Tell them they can tap on any other places they want to, not a problem, just make sure they tap on the places in the list too. Maybe they'll knock the RAD out tapping on their head. ;-)


Torina, you made my little lady's night. She was ecstatic! Thank you!

6 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I'm so glad the blogging has been helping her! I think it's great that you set it up for her.

Jillene said...

You TOTALLY deserve the award!! I am so happy for J!! I am gald that blogging has been helping her!!

Perspective is Everything said...

I can't wait to try these out! The videos really help. THANKS J! :)

Jo said...

The importance of connection is not to be under estimated. I am so blown away about what is going on with J. I do think that the virtual community could be very healing in that it offers connection, support and reciprocity, but in a way that hasn't been closed down by fear and pain. What do you think?

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

It had to be a thrill for her to find out how many people had been reading about her and connecting throught you. That is just the coolest thing!!!!

Lauri said...

Great video..

I love your accents...