Radio Interview on Parent Stress Transformation: KLTT 670 AM “Adoption Perspectives” show

In case you missed my interview that aired on Saturday, March 3, you can click to listen just below. Rebecca Vahle (Adoption Liaison for Parker Hospital’s Family to Family program) and I discussed how parenting children from hard places (trauma, neglect, etc) can look different from parenting “typical” children. We also talked about the importance [...]

Family Transformation Breakthrough Session: New Year’s Special!

For Adoptive Parents of Challenging Children:

 

Last couple of weeks to take advantage of a fantastic New Year’s special I’m offering: a full 90-minute “Family Transformation Breakthrough Session,” for only $77! (New clients only) (The regular fee for this 90-minute session is $147.) In this session, you will

 

–> get clear about [...]

Pushing buttons, pulling triggers…Oh my!

Several years back, I noticed that I was feeling pretty good in my own skin. A rough, traumatic break-up of a long-term relationship (along with a job loss and other “crises”) had sent me seeking healing and transformation, and I found it. I was finding that I wasn’t so reactive to the emotional states and [...]

Stress, Touch, & Oxytocin

You might remember a post I did a while back informing you about a webinar by Bryan Post on the Power of Oxytocin. (Oxytocin, sometimes called the “cuddle hormone,” is a¬†neuropeptide that increases feelings of trust and bonding, thought to be elemental in the formation of attachment.)

Now I’d like to pass on a [...]

We Can Do Better: Adopting with Open Eyes, Informed Mind, & Big Heart

A friend and colleague parent coach/therapist alerted me today about the news story telling about the little boy, just 7 years old, who was “returned” to Russia by his American adoptive mom. (If you haven’t read this story, you can do so at¬†http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_RUSSIA_ADOPTED_BOY?SITE=NEYOR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT .) A brief recap might be “MOSCOW (AP) — Russia threatened to [...]