Our daughter had been suffering through clinical panic attacks since she was six years old. Now at nine she is able to control her thoughts enough to veer away from the cascade of events that is a panic attack. This is due in part to the truly educational and generous amount of information available on your website and the parent CDs in the Turnaround program. I was very enlightened and made some needed changes in my views and behaviors resulting in the correct support to my daughter.
I can’t thank you enough for the help received; I view it as an immeasurable blessing. Receiving the needed information and being able to assimilate it and implement it at my own pace was really what was needed. This was much faster than weekly visits with therapists doling out ideas at their judiciously insufficient measure.
I know from much experience that there is a line in running a business that delineates what you do in helping people and making a profit. That line has often kept me from benefiting from knowledge and treatments that increase my health. Not so in my experience with you. You should know and feel the good you are having an effect. Linda
I bought the program initially for my 7 year old who I have been noticing has been becoming quite the worrier. She worries about everything, from fear that our house will burn down (we’ve never had any issues with fire) to fear she’ll wet her pants (she’s never really had much of an accident before). We have had a few moves in the past three years but are now settled into a very comfortable home. It was just a few months before I bought the program that she began having outbursts of anxiety (crying all the time, finding anything to complain about, not thinking she could go to bed on her own) related to her fears that were so ridiculous and overwhelming that I was really starting to get worried myself about her stability.
So I started researching what we could do for her that seemed reasonably attainable, affordable, child focused and God-centered. I was pleased to find TURNAROUND to be all of these and more. She loves the CDs and her workbook! We have included the CHILL KIT CD into our bedtime routine. She IS ASKING ME to listen to the lessons on a daily basis (I think this is our second time around so far). Although she isn’t able to read all of the parts of the workbook yet, I help her with it and she enjoys being able to express herself through the pages as she goes through the lessons.
As we have been getting though this process, my youngest daughter (age 5) has become equally interested in TURNAROUND and has her own copy of the workbook so they are both having a great time with it!! We are getting there slowly, but I have already seen changes in how she has started coping with her fears and anxieties. She has also been sleeping much better and smiling a lot more:)
Thank you for all your hard work. Please know how grateful I am to both of you for finding a place in your hearts to dedicate your efforts toward the greater good. I hope others find TURNAROUND to be as helpful as we have and I would recommend you to anyone who has children who struggle with fears and anxieties. Lucy T
We have very much enjoyed your program. We ordered it to help our 8-year old son who started at a new school this year. He is a very active and intense boy who doesn’t really give the impression of being shy or anxious. In the past we had experienced what seemed like isolated incidents of anxiety that didn’t cause us great concern. However, when he changed schools in September his anxiety really became impossible to ignore or explain away. After a month at the new school he was refusing to get out of bed on Monday mornings and his behaviour at home was really hard to manage. In his case, his anxiety would manifest in anger and aggression.
When your program arrived I decided to play in the car while driving to school. I didn’t explain what it was all about because I knew he would object to it. I just starting playing it instead of listening to the radio. He was immediately drawn in by the story and the characters. He was really curious about this “camp”. I think he could really relate to the voices of other kids and especially liked the Jordan character and found Krank very amusing. The warmth and understanding of the “docs” was also a key for him – it made him willing to listen. He also liked the references to Sponge Bob etc.
The program gave us a common language and understanding for these very strong feelings and reactions he was experiencing. When I identified he was in an anxiety struggle, it helped to use the new language we had learned in the program. For example, I’d say: “It sounds like you are having some of those all or nothing thoughts” or “You are getting all cranked up right now, remember you probably need to chill”. This helped heighten our awareness of when these feelings were coming on and putting a name to it sometimes was enough to squelch it.
We have seen much improvement since September. He is much calmer and the resistance that was once so intense seems to have subsided. I would say the best part about the program for him has been that it has enabled him to understand his feelings and behaviour. He knows that he is not the only one struggling with this and that he has the ability to deal with it. The coaching for the parents has been great as well. We feel we have the tools we need to address this now.
We sincerely thank-you for this excellent program. Angela, British Columbia, Canada