I was only going to share this revelation with a couple of folks but started feeling really bad about keeping this information on the down low. Especially considering how many kids this might help it would be negligent on my part to withhold the information. Consider I'm still giving you this information in spite of the fact that I know there will be a serious lack of comments. This is the pure, genuine love I have for you, people.
The book that I told you about, Invisible Heroes, is a must buy. Don't walk...run to amazonian or wherever and purchase this book. You will NOT be sorry. Ten bucks people. Ten bucks with amazing interventions for our kids. Heck, not even for just our kids, for ourselves as well.
I'm not kidding you when I tell you that I feel that this is going to be one of the most important things I've ever done for J. I'm beyond impressed.
I've recorded 3 sessions of guided imagery (now I don't have to pay the AT to do this because it gives it to you word for word.) I know guided imagery works because I've seen the things it's done for J when the AT has recorded sessions for J. Now that we're down to one hour of therapy a week instead of two, I just want to use therapy for therapy instead of guided imagery and now I can!!!!! Plus the AT & I both believe it will be much more successful with my voice. The first half of the book has survivor stories and how they recovered from trauma. The rest of the book is all the guided imagery. Now I don't have to pay for the impersonal pre-recorded imagery. They are great, don't get me wrong, but it's expensive when considering all the ones J would need AND it's much better because it's in my voice.
The first section of GI is getting the body prepared to release trauma, the 2nd is letting go of the trauma and the 3rd is recovery from trauma and to encourage self-confidence. It explains how to do it and to put soothing music in the background to make it more effective. Instructs cadence of voice, not using punctuation such as hypnosis, etc.
You can pick and choose from MANY different ones to record so I've chosen the ones that I think will be helpful to J where she is now in recovery. You, too, will be able to easily ascertain the correct GI for your kids. It's intuitive. This GI is not specifically for RAD kids. It's for many different kinds of trauma including grief, car wrecks, abuse, alcoholism, rape, etc. GI is even recommended for babies who have had trauma and it's known to work really well for them.
We are on the fourth night of GI and J is sleeping MUCH more soundly now that I've been playing them all night plus I think she's comforted just hearing my voice. Of course at the end of the GI for sleep I whispered, "I love you" over and over several times. J LOVES it!!!!
If you have a RAD kid that is still actively pushing you away I think this would really work as well. They can "be" with you without having to "face" you and push you away. Make sense?
It's not rocket science people. This is easy peasy stuff and takes just a minimum of time to create a recording for a lifetime benefit. What could be better? I tried to upload an audio file so that you could have an example but blogger keeps giving me errors dang it.
I created her recordings the day I received the book but didn't actually read the book till last night. I'm a backwards kind of gal. Luckily I didn't screw anything up. Today I finished a good novel just to get me off the the therapeutic track. My kid is sleeping like an angel and she's still getting therapy. ;-) I'm going to download the tracks onto my mp3 player and give myself a dose too. :-)