‘Namaste my child
My soul honours your soul.
I honour the place in you where the entire universe resides.
I honour the light, love, beauty, and PEACE within you, because it is also within ME!
In sharing these things we are united,
We are the same,
We are one’
The Brain and PDA:
The amygdala is a small part of the brain with BIG impact in our lives as parents of children and young people with PDA.
It’s an almond-shaped part of the brain somewhere in the centre.
Importantly to us, it’s the primitive part of the brain that controls emotions, the fight/flight/freeze response, and impulsive behaviour.
Now, if you have a child with PDA it’ll be no surprise to you that due to their neurology this part of the brain is highly sensitive and easily aroused.
When a stressful situation occurs brought on by Demand Avoidance, Sensory Input or more, they experience negative feelings like fear, anger, anxiety and distress.
Their brain signals their body to go ‘on alert’ to danger to help them fight off the threat or flee to safety.
The physical sensations of the response are experienced as anger (fight), fear (flight) or an inability to take action (freeze).
- Are you planning everything 10 steps ahead to keep things calm?
- Are you always worried and hyper-alert of the environment your child is in?
- Do you feel you are walking on eggshells?
- Do you feel stressed and highly strung just trying to find a way through each day?
- Do you feel you are going into battle with teachers, GPs, CAHMS etc?
- Are you eating poorly, caught in addictions, or depressed?
- Is your immune system depleted?
- Are you anxious about the doorbell going, the phone ringing, or a relative wanting to visit?
- Are you often defending yourself or others in the house?
If the answer is YES to some of these and more it is likely that you are also feeling caught in a stress pattern where your brain is hyper-aroused (even if your own neurology doesn’t create that environment and especially if it does!)
Many parents with children with PDA have been really lacking in support often under stressful and confusing circumstances.
I like to bring EFT into this supportive community as a tool for you to help if you feel trapped, caught in a difficult cycle and you’re tired of feeling sad, depressed, anxious, discontent, and unwell.
If you’re fed up with the feeling you don’t have any power over your health and happiness and you’d like to grow, flourish, and thrive.
If you want to be the best parent you can, living a life that is filled with peacefulness, joy, and fulfilment, from day to day, and moment to moment then you’re in the right place!
EFT can help YOU to interrupt that stress pattern of ‘fight-flight-freeze for yourself and release those stress hormones your body has been flooded with, and begin to retrain your body and mind to respond differently!
Most parents I come into contact with have been through very stressful times, and many are still in them.
But my love it’s time to retire from that and relax now!
Research at Harvard University has suggested by observing scans on the relevant parts of the brain that the simple process of EFT appeared to send vibrations along the meridians directly to the amygdala, which actually turned down the fear response, rather like a dimmer switch for our stress!
How cool is that?!!
Sounds good, but what actually is this EFT?
EFT nicknamed ‘Tapping’ is a super simple technique and can be learned by anyone in minutes. That’s one of the many reasons I love to share t with already busy parents!
Whatever life stress or challenges you have been through, learn how to use EFT to release the stress and start having fun and enjoying the family you have.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a combo of acupressure and neuroscience. It effectively and simply removes ‘blockages’ in the bodies energy system.
EFT is a self-help technique to relieve mind, body & soul!
You can clear out limiting beliefs, restrictive behaviours and doing away with negative thought cycles for good.
So why EFT?
There are so many reasons I love to share EFT with my community of parents of children with PDA
Here are just a few:
- No need for drugs or any other types of medicine
- Clinically proven to be effective
- Can be done in the comfort of your own home by yourself
– EFT (Also known as Emotional Freedom Techniques or ‘Tapping’) is a simple self-help technique that stimulates the body’s own meridian points by gently tapping on them with your fingertips.
– EFT stimulates a natural healing process by allowing the body’s natural energy flow.
– EFT is really accessible to parents as a self- help & personal growth technique.
If you want to become the parent you dream of being, and at the same time learn a simple technique that can support even young children this is for you!
Reduce YOUR stress & anxiety with EFT!
Alternative healing methods have been growing in popularity even in mainstream medicine for many years now. Some GPs in the UK will refer to an acupuncturist or hypnotherapist on the NHS and EFT is now available through many NHS hospitals and in schools showing great results in schools in easing anxiety & improving exam results.
Although a relatively new therapy itself, the principles of EFT are based on Eastern medicine such as acupuncture that has been around for several thousand years.
EFT is great for adults & children alike and a wonderful tool to integrate into everyday family life!
‘The Tapping Solution’ describes EFT like this –
Tapping provides relief from chronic pain, emotional problems, disorders, addictions, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, and physical diseases. While Tapping is newly set to revolutionize the field of health and wellness, the healing concepts that it’s based upon have been in practice in Eastern medicine for over 5,000 years. Like acupuncture and acupressure, Tapping is a set of techniques which utilize the body’s energy meridian points. You can stimulate these meridian points by tapping on them with your fingertips – literally tapping into your body’s own energy and healing power.
Your body is more powerful than you can imagine… filled with life, energy, and a compelling ability for self-healing. With Tapping, you can take control of that power.
If you’d like to know more about EFT or learn EFT free of charge please see details of my next FREE 5 day Facebook challenge for parents
Do you have a child who is wired in their brain to resist absolutely any pressure or control?
You can either choose to tune into the energy within you of expansion, personal growth, & taking a wider deeper view of parenting and living OR you can be stuck, blocked, and frustrated!
EFT, Change, Acceptance, Peace – it starts with you!