Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Take Two

We'll try this one more time before we go screaming into the night. For the record I've typed this post twice and it disappeared both times. Into thin air.

I am so glad we can always start fresh each new day. Yesterday was not a lovely day but today J has changed it up entirely. Yahoo! I believe a lot of is stress induced about the trip tomorrow so the AT gave her a guided imagery where all she has to do is touch her index finger to her thumb in an o shape to remember that she is safe and Pink Hippo will help take her to the safe place.

You'll notice some changes to her blog. Instead of doing her blog and her written journal she is now going to be just blogging but incorporating her journal into the blog. Two written assignments a day on feelings is too much for both of us.

At the AT's I discovered a new book that I am so excited about. It's Invisible Heroes - Surviors of Trauma and How They Heal by Belleruth Naparstek. Oh my heavenly stars. It is good and written in a language that my simple brain can understand. Lots of wonderful information in this book. She talks about a lot of things we're already doing such as EMDR, Reiki, EFT (tapping), etc. She also talks about guided imagery and how important it is to overcome trauma. There are many guided imageries in this book that you can take and re-work for the issues at hand. So my thoughts are to record several guided imagery sessions and load them onto J's mp3 player. It's plugged into her cd player and she listens to different soothing music sessions each night. Should be easy as pie to do this with the imagery. I've already done this with positive affirmations as some of you will remember and it works great. You can find out more about that here.

Here is just one of the reviews of this 5 star book:


"The bad news is that stress-related disorders are epidemic in our society. The good news is the new array of therapies that are truly effective in healing them. INVISIBLE HEROES is a package of hope for anyone whose life is compromised by the insidious effects of emotional trauma. This is one of those blessed books that deserves to be called life-changing."--Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Beyond the Body, Reinventing Medicine and Healing Words

We are very blessed with an AT that uses guided imagery but this book will help me able to use it at home too. I am always so lost when trying to figure out what kind of imagery she needs and I do think she needs it daily not just when we see the AT because I KNOW it works. Just like the "How To Change a Belief" thing I do with her. I tried to find my post about that but it's a needle in a haystack so I gave up.

Off to pack. On the down low.

G made the comment that I don't need to take everything. How obvious that he's never packed a kid.

16 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Sounds like a good plan. I think that would be too much writing even for me!

Dinah said...

I always feel so inadequate when I compare what I'm doing with Little B to what you are doing with you J. You have so many resources and the time and committment to use them. I really am in awe of what you do.

I get so frustrated with Little B because when we try something new he shuts down and will not cooperate with me. Unless he's in the mood to do it.

I'm not a weak wimpy person...and I know what's going on (I'm not naive to RAD) and we have support from family who's been through this also. Maybe I'm just having a bad day. ANyways, that's a long and badly composed comment!

I hope you have a really really great trip!!

Christa said...

You can't even take kids to the grocery store without having to bring the whole house along. ☺

Lauri said...

I love Belleruths work... she does some guided meditation cd's and they are amazing, very soothing.

Ashley said...

Safe travels, you two!!

Lauri said...

http://www.healthjourneys.com/

Website that sell's Bellruthes cd's & tapes

Have a great trip

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

Always looking for a new book!
I would suggest that you tell G to pack J, but then she would probably be without socks and nothing that matched.
Have fun!

Jillene said...

I agree with Christa!! And men don't understand the rhyme or reason--just pack what you need and never mind G!! (0;

Maury said...

I hope everything goes well with your trip! Sounds like you are mentally prepared to handle whatever comes you way, and that is awesome!

Jo said...

I am so glad that J changed things up and I am hoping HUGELY that the trip goes well.

Perspective is Everything said...

Good Stuff!

Holly said...

Sounds like a good idea and I'm sure with less she'll enjoy writing more. You are always so good at thinking of all the ways to do something and continuing until something works.

PeWee said...

have a wonderful trip!

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

um hello? It is Saturday... you have been gone a really long time... I don't recall granting permission for you to go off the grid completely! Plug in somewhere ASAP!

Viva Las Vegas said...

Your writing always makes me feel better, I hope that is OK, you are so strong it makes me want to be stronger!! So know you are doing this for me, not that you need to even think about it, but your strength carrys on.

J. said...

I stumbled across your blog today, well actually J's blog. I have been a blogger for years but am new to parenting - so glad to of found you.