1. Stephanie @ From the Burbs to the Boonies
    10/08/2013 @ 9:20 AM

    Wow, that’s tough. One technique for overcoming anxiety is engaging the senses – scented candle or essential oil, warm cup of spice tea, visual stimulation like say a patterned light, tasting something strong, soothing music – but if her sense are already heightened, I don’t know if it would work! For me, prayer is absolutely critical. What about a “safe” area to go to during an anxious time. Some place with nice textures and pictures with a little border around it. Good luck!
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  2. Missy Bell
    10/07/2013 @ 11:55 PM

    I don’t have any suggestions on how to help unless focusing on the fact that everyone is ok will help. That’s the best way to look at it. It is a trauma that will take some time to get through I’m sure. It didn’t hurt anyone but there has been a devastation to your home that now needs repair. The hassle of going through all of that will be unsettling and could possibly uproot you so to speak until repairs are done. We had a bad ice storm in 2008 that k=knocked the power out for 12 days and caused our pipes to burst causing $30,000 in damage. For about 2 years after that, any time we lost power in this town, most of us panicked. PTSD, I guess. I would suggest seeking a professional who can help with that if she feels it getting out of control or affecting her every day living. My best wishes for the clean up. Again, glad everyone was ok.

    Missy Bell

  3. Jenn
    10/07/2013 @ 10:59 PM

    Yep, we know about sensory diets here! Glad it helped your kiddo and I trust that the park and our insurance company will work it out.

  4. Heather
    10/07/2013 @ 10:05 PM

    Sensory issues are so tough. My son had auditory sensory issues when he was a toddler and still deals with some tactile issues. For a time we put him on a sensory diet which sound like something food related but the truth is, it has to do with giving nervous-system-receptors the feedback they seems to be reaching for incessantly. This really did help him to begin to normalize his responses to things. He used to literally gag at foods of the “wrong” consistency or cup his hands over his ears at the flushing of a toilet or when car windows were opened. Here is a link that has some sensory diet suggestions: Sensory Smarts, Sensory Diet Activities.

    I hope that you are able to get your roof fixed soon (and that the park pays for it plus a little restitution for your inconvenience and present discomfort).
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