Sensation(al) Kids Program
You’re a parent face to face with a child whose needs are drastically different from other kids. You take your child to a playground or observe others in a classroom and you can’t help but notice, your kid is different. Different is NOT a bad thing but you recognize that your child’s needs run much deeper than the needs of others. You may be drowning in quirky behaviors, difficult transitions, and excessive meltdowns.
You’re more aware than ever of sensory input and how texture, sounds, or visual cues can influence the outcome of an entire day. Your drowning in the child’s emotional needs and desperate for relief of your own. You keep wondering what the edges of ‘normal’ are or if other parents are experiencing this. I too am a mom to 3 highly sensitive children. I’ve navigated the academic, emotional and physical waters time and time again not only as a parent but as a professional in the counseling and social work field. I’m here to tell you, you’re not alone and there is help out there for your child.
Highly Sensitive children are just that: HIGHLY sensitive to physical (and metaphysical) input. So many little triggers can send your child into a frenzy of behaviors. Together we can explore the seemingly endless waters of sensory overload.
In the Sensational Kids Program, we work together to enrich the bond between you and your child. Together we unlock understanding behind sensory triggers and find grounded solutions to facilitate healing. We create a safe support system for EVERYONE involved. As parents, it’s EASY to become overwhelmed with the limitless needs of a sensitive child. Not only will we learn how to accommodate the child’s needs, but we also work to help Mom and Dad create some much needed coping skills.
Your child might be “different” but he/ she is just as beautiful for their sensitive nature. Right now you’re wondering how you’ll ever connect with a child that is so consumed by anxiety, fears, or needs, but I am here to say you will! Neither of you are meant to yell and cry forever! It’s time to start working WITH your child’s sensitivities in order to bring forward their purpose. Sensitive children are here to teach us how to feel things more deeply. We must create a balance between knowing your child(ren), meeting their needs, and keeping them safe. You desire to accept your child’s sensitive nature but crave an understanding at the same time and all of this is possible through our Sensational Kids program.
Together, we explore the natural design of your child’s needs and journey into a deeper heart connection that moves beyond the surface of the overwhelm and into the heart of your irreplaceable relationship.
Shadow Mother Healing
Many of you feel the sting of unresolved trauma and abandonment when you reflect upon your childhood. There may be no conscious recollection of physical abuse, but you can’t help but feel sore over the memories of your past. This is because your needs as a highly sensitive child went undetected. Your deep desire for an emotionally available mom (or dad) is the key to unlocking the mystery of your suffering. You craved someone to read your sensory/ emotional triggers and hold you in the cruel unusual spaces of your mind. But these needs went unattended, so you pulled your pain inside as not to interrupt the expectations of others.
Perhaps you can’t yet come to terms with the idea of emotional/ sensory neglect as abuse. As you gaze upon your fuzzy memories you may feel uncertain. You were sheltered, supported and loved, therefore you should only be so grateful, right?
The truth is, any time ANY of your needs go unattended, it leaves a scar. These slicing blows cut right through your soul, leaving you vacant with no conscious memory of how the hole ever emerged. Any time you’ve ever spent cowering over your own fears, or praying for empathy… any time you wished for compassion or understanding is a moment spent rubbing salt in an open wound.
As a highly sensitive person, your needs have been dismissed. You’ve learned to “deal with it” and silence your truth. You were taught to believe the very thing that makes you special, is the very thing you should be wishing away in order to receive acceptance.
But I’m here, calling you in, asking you to recognize yourself as the uniquely sensitive being you are.
Your needs are NOT brokenness.
YOU are not what’s wrong with the world.
YOU were silenced by a shattered system in order to preserve a hardened world.
Your thoughts were locked away because you were told you were “too difficult” to handle.
You were suppressed for the rich way you view life, and that IS abuse. Your exquisiteness was denied, leaving you to wonder where exactly you fit in.
But, it’s time now to come out of hiding.
You were stifled because no one could see the world the way you do. Your individual expression and emotionality is a gift and it’s time to unleash its worthiness.
Momtuition ~ Healing the mothers of Highly Sensitive Children
You’ve been to countless doctors, therapists, screenings and haven’t been able to find the help you’re looking for… you’re exhausted and you’re wondering if there’s anyone really out there that sees your situation the way you do.
You’re feeling frustrated because all of these services are telling you something is ‘wrong’ with the way your child is wired…
You can’t help but compare your sweet babe to others. You recognize children with special needs and you know your child exists somewhere in the undefined middle ground. There are few small yet specific similarities as well as enormous differences between your child and those around you. There are children with autism, ADHD and other various diagnoses,
but your child does not quite align with the parameters of these areas. Yet, you KNOW deep down there is some characteristic, some ‘not quite yet’ defined category that your child must fit into.
Welcome to the world of parenting Highly Sensitive Children. You are the mother of an “HSC”. Your child is unique, he possesses a certain characteristic you can’t really put your finger on, but you KNOW without a doubt, this child has a special something that can not be defined or denied.
These traits (and many more), while wonderfully unique, can cause extreme overwhelm in your system. Every minute seems to be an endless struggle in keeping your child safe in his or her own body. You desire deeply to better understand your child, yet are so exhausted from meeting his high level of needs day to day that you collapse at the very thought of having to take on one more ‘thing’.
You are a mom, but remember, you are only human. You too need a break. You crave the proper balance and support. You may even wish someone saw all of the miraculous things you do for your child(ren) on a daily basis.
In the Momtuition program, we will identify your specific mommy medicine while also establishing clear boundaries on how to harmonize the duties of mom-ing, wife-ing, and woman-ing in your everyday life.
Come, remember who you are, the wild woman that calls your name from the mysterious forest is you, the mom that heals her child’s heart and the warrior who rises to the call.
“You are the Goddes Mother,
you birthed a child to the world who is a gift to all of humanity .” — Robin Lynn