Positive Experience Changes Brains

Keep hope alive folks, because there definitely is plenty of reason to do so. The brain is capable of repair beyond our current scientific understanding. Play, laugh, talk together about real life things, so your child can learn about life the best way–from YOU.  
 
Our traumatized children have a hard time feeling safe with parents, so they often cannot learn from us. Playing, laughing, rolling around, and acting silly together creates safety–felt safety. Felt safety is what allows a fragile brain to grow new neuropathways, new insights, new access to the part of the brain that governs memory and executive functions such as logical sequencing, cause and effect thinking, connections, organization, theory of mind, empathy, and moral reasoning.
 
Your child may not fully heal while living at home, but positive experiences change brains and move children further down the road to a fulfilling life. That’s really all we are hoping for, right?  
 
Play more. Bark less.
 
Love Matters,
Ce Eshelman, LMFT
The Attach Place Logo The Attach Place provides a monthly no fee Trust-based Adoptive Parent Support Group in Sacramento, every 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Next group is April 8th. Come join us.  Online RSVP each month required.   Child care provided.
Next Trust-based Parent Workshop  is planned for May 16th and May 23th, 10am to 3pm each day.  Child care provided for an extra fee. Sign up online at www.attachplace.com.
Next Hold Me Tight Couples Workshop by Robin Blair, LMFT at The Attach Place is planned for April 17th, 18th and 19th.
The Attach Place supports The Wounded Warrior Project by providing free neurofeedback to veterans.  Feel free to send a soldier our way for an assessment and 20 session course of treatment.
Feel free to send this link to friends or family members who you would like to receive Daily YOU Time: Wisdom for Adoptive Parents.

Practicing what YOU know is hard work.  
Get support from others who are “in the know.”  YOU will be glad you did.
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Comments

  1. Reblogged this on Belonging and commented:
    Author Marilyn White & adoptee of new novel BELONGING totally agrees with you…always be honest and reinforce security & love with a child, then all may blossom beautifully.

  2. Reblogged this on Belonging and commented:
    Author Marilyn White & adoptee of new novel BELONGING totally agrees with you…always be honest and reinforce security & love with a child, then all may blossom beautifully.

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