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.