Struggling with meltdowns? 0-60 emotions in seconds? Poor organization? Difficulty concentrating? Sensitive to sounds?
The Tiger may need some taming.
When someone’s tiger is out of control it makes someone feel powerless to their emotions and their loved ones feel powerless too.
The Tiger (our survival system) can get overworked due to many factors such as: early trauma, neglect, premature birth, genetics/inherited traits, sensory issues, neurodevelopmental issues like Autism, ADHD and more. If our Tiger gets woken up a lot, it now thinks it’s in charge of everything and we lose some control over our reactions and emotions.
The Owl (our logic and reasoning) is now often flying away when our Tiger wakes up. In order to tame the tiger, we need to reset the nervous system and create more connections so our Tiger and Owl communicate and work together so we can learn, connect with others and take back our power.
More connections = less frustrations.
The brain starts growing in utero and the Tiger is fully grown when a baby is born. The brain developed hierarchically, from the foundation up, similar to a building with a foundation and different floors. We can do work on those upper floors, but if the foundation has issues the problems will just resurface.
In order to have a solid building, you have to fix that foundation and then move to the upper floors.
Often different types of therapy are aimed at the upper floors, so progress will be slow and short-lived because the foundation issues aren’t being addressed. The MFA (Measure of Foundational Abilities) can inform what floors need some help. MFA is an assessment of symptoms that measures what is going on in the foundation as well as the other floors of the brain.
What is Tame Your Tiger?
We have 2 programs: ILS Focus Series and SSP (Safe and Sound Protocol) the SSP was Developed with trauma researcher Dr. Stephen Porges
Designed to help people with PTSD, ADHD, SPD, CAPD, RAD, anxiety, autism, other neurodevelopmental disorders, learning disabilities, and hypersensitivity to sounds.
Programs are for ages 3 to 103
A non-medication holistic approach.