Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I feel safe

We had our first working therapy session at the Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska on Saturday. I feel so hopeful now that we will be able to get some healing started. Candace and I learned a song to sing together when her "mad brain" is starting to take control.

To the tune of "Farmer in the Dell":

I am safe, I am safe. Hi ho, here we go, I am safe.

I am calm, I am calm. Hi ho, here we go, I am calm.

We're supposed to sing it in a place where Candace usually feels calm and relaxed, like Mommy's rocking chair. It can be done while rocking or while clapping our hands together in a clapping game. We've used it several times already, and it makes us both feel more in control. :)


Jen Stutzman said...

THat is wonderful that you finding help. Keep blogging about it, it is so helpful. I will need a lot of advice and help coming soon.

Jennifer said...

Paula, that is so great! You found a great resource that's working already. I love hearing about the techniques they use.....So glad it's working for both of you!

Becky and Naing said...

that is so wonderful!