Post by Heather and Judy on Jan 22, 2009 22:48:47 GMT -5
We ordered the new DVD from www.nancythomasparenting.com about Beth Thomas, Nancy's adoptive daughter and the former HBO Child of Rage. The DVD is called "More than a Thread of Hope".
You guys have GOT to get this DVD! Good for yourself for inspiration and PHENOMENAL for family members to SEE how good these children are at manipulating and HOW THEY CAN HEAL.
One DVD is of the Child of Rage special and shows Beth Thomas from age 6.5 to 7.5, then ends with Nancy Thomas interviewing her for her opinion on "holding therapy", which is actually not really what we call it all anymore. The child is placed in the lap but it is not about restraining them; but rather a position of closeness and security during really big feelings.
The second DVD, although we haven't gotten all the way through it yet, is a taping of Beth Thomas, at 24 years of age and now working as a nurse, doing a RAD seminar. Wow...
You have got to buy this video, especially if you have not read the larger book, Dandelion on My Pillow, Butcher Knife Beneath by Nancy, Beth and Terena Thomas.
It is $25 USD plus shipping. Get the DVD, consider buying it for family!
I thought WOW was a good description of the book you mention here, re: "Dandelion..." If this dvd is anything like the informative nature of the book, it will definately be a must see, must have DVD. Thanks for posting this. Carol
Post by Heather and Judy on Jan 23, 2009 8:30:31 GMT -5
OH yeah. The book is way more descriptive and has the auto-biographies of all 3 women in it, plus describes how and why Nancy Thomas got into therapeutic parenting, but, nothing compares to watching and listening to Beth Thomas as a disturbed child and now successful woman.
People should be buying this! Heather
It's impossible to rationalize irrational behaviour...