Project Description

‘In ten sessions we made more progress with our son than with years of therapeutic parenting’

Issue: Anger, Anxiety, Sleep

We adopted our son when he was 13 months old. We noticed quickly that he was always anxious, always on alert. We expected that this would go away as he adjusted to his new environment and became attached to us. It did not go away; in fact, it got worse. When he turned six, sleeping was becoming a greater battle.

For 4 months he only slept 45 min-1 hr a night. Nothing we did worked. We tried everything you could possibly imagine. Eventually his anxiety manifested itself through violence and anger. He destroyed all of the furniture in his room, ripped out his drywall, broke his window time and time again, ripped out his light sockets, and began to use objects as weapons against us. His rages would last for hours at a time. We were desperate, and we had tried everything. We had been to a developmental psychologist, a therapist, and a psychiatrist. We had completed an intensive program for behavioural modification for atypical children. Our son has only had 10 sessions so far, and the changes in him have been remarkable. After the first few sessions, I noticed that he started yawning in the late afternoon. This is a child who always became more and more anxious as the day wore on. He started sleeping better almost immediately. We began to take him off of his sleeping meds, and he was still sleeping soundly through the night, all night, and we even have to wake him up to get him ready for school. He stopped flinching when he would hear loud noises and started being able to watch any age-appropriate cartoon. He also stopped responding to us with anger, and it is hard to picture him ever having been violent. We were in an unfathomably dark place, and we honestly feel that Brain Optimization™ has given us our lives back. He is completely off two of his medications, and of the medications he still takes; smaller doses are now more potent than the larger doses were before. We plan on continuing treatments and still have issues that need to be worked through, but there is peace and laughter in our home.

I truly have been so impressed with Polly. She is so gracious as my son tears around her office like a little force of nature. We can honestly say that Polly’s office is a safe place, free of judgment, not just for him, but for us as well. I would encourage those of you out there to try Brain Optimization™. In ten sessions we made more progress with our son than with years of therapeutic parenting. For the first time in a long time, we have hope for his future and our future as a family. We can’t wait to see what ten more sessions will do for our little guy.