We are a 25-acre former horse ranch located in the Santa Rita Mountains near Sonoita, AZ. We are 15-20 degrees cooler than nearby Tucson. Summer temps are in 70s-80s. Winter daytime temps in 50s-60s.The ranch is home to friendly goats, chickens, dogs and cats who love visitors. We are surrounded by public land with roads and trails for gravel biking, mountain biking, hiking and off-road vehicles directly from ranch. Horses and dogs are welcome. Horse holding pens and fenced in pastures are available. This is a ride out location, no trailering needed.
Processing traumatic memories can improve daily life functioning. But it requires a lot of energy and can lead to temporary worsening of symptoms. There must be enough stability in daily life before the child can start processing traumatic memories. If a child fears being expelled from school or a disruption of placement, it might prevent him from talking about his memories. And for therapists it is not possible to start trauma processing if all treatment sessions are spent on managing crises. With this test the problems in daily life that need to be addressed in order to start trauma processing, such as school, sleeping problems, lack of daily routine, can be identified and worked on, by a variety of interventions like making a box to put away memories or relaxation exercises. The case of seven-year-old Eline illustrates the need to do that.
Dogs experiencing a seizure cannot be easily woken, while dreaming dogs can. Dogs having a seizure often are disoriented afterwards and may drool and pant. Seizing dogs may urinate or defecate on themselves, while dreaming dogs usually do not.
If you feel the need to wake a sleeping dog because you are concerned by his movements, it is better to call his name loudly or make a noise, such as dropping an object on the floor, and see if he responds. If he wakens, he was probably dreaming, and then you can gently reassure him if he is startled. 1e1e36bf2d