Posted: August 10, 2021
Hello and warm wishes to all parents and guardians of school age children, from pre-school to college!!!
I want to suggest a way to talk with your kids, to ease garden-variety anxiety about going back to school. It can come in handy with or without a pandemic, but with a pandemic, it’s especially useful.
None of this is terribly original and most of it consists of repurposed therapy skills. But it can come in handy, and maybe you’ll get some fresh perspective in here. As always, I count on you to take what you can use and chuck the rest.
Posted: March 03, 2021Tags: trauma, kids, car accident
I am looking for Guided Imagery for an 8-year-old girl who is now living with her Grandparents. Her mother is severely mentally ill and this child suffered multiple traumatic experiences while in her care. She is now doing well with her grandparents, who are good caretakers and who love her very much.
A recent incident occurred in which she was riding her scooter and was nearly hit by a fast-moving truck. Her uncle yelled to warn her, and this seems to have set her back. Her reaction was to panic. She has since withdrawn from interacting with the family. This is a shame, because she was doing so well.
Posted: November 05, 2020Categories: Partner SpotlightTags: partners, partner spotlight, kids
Today, we’re putting a spotlight on Akron Children’s Hospital. Ranked among the best children's hospitals in the country, Akron Children’s Hospital invests in new research, designs facilities, makes their equipment kid-sized, and tailors their care experiences for a young audience — all to better serve kids and their families.
Ask BR Holiday Gift Questions: What to Get an Anxious Kid, A Grieving Friend, a Dad Facing Cardiac SurgeryPosted: December 18, 2019
Starting around Thanksgiving, we get a big uptick of questions from people who want to give something that they hope will be helpful and meaningful to someone they care about… in other words, some guided imagery. Here’s an early sampling. Unless told otherwise, we change the names to protect privacy:
Posted: April 23, 2018
Put a headset that’s playing some guided imagery on the super-receptive little ears of a first grader, and you’re giving that kid the gift that keeps on giving for the rest of his or her days.
Posted: March 27, 2018
The central insult of posttraumatic stress is the sense of helplessness it engenders. Powerlessness is the thread that runs through every traumatized response, whether it’s from a car accident, family violence, a hurricane, or a school massacre…
Posted: February 20, 2018Tags: vha, teen stress, anxiety & depression, kidsA pastor asks Belleruth about guided imagery and other healing techniques that can help their community cope after a school shooting.
Posted: December 06, 2017
What bits of wisdom or generalized instructions can you offer to parents and families who want to begin using guided imagery with their children?
Posted: October 04, 2017
Can you recommend guided imagery for my daughter, who is anxious and frightened over upcoming surgery?
Posted: October 03, 2017
A pilot study in the American Journal of Maternal & Child Nursing investigated whether guided imagery could help a kid undergoing MRI . . .