What Natural Play Therapy (NPT) means to me

To understand what NPT means you must allow me to explain what life was like before we went natural.  I played with facilitators all day long with them copying my impulsive stims.  They did this to show me they accepted me and to understand how best to help me when I wasn’t being impulsive and was engaged with them.  This was all done with the intention of love.  Because faked automatic good feelings lack authenticity, I always felt the underlying bad emotions of my playmates.  I always wanted people to be real.

Now with NPT I get real people and learn new activities.  Sometimes I just watch and learn without needing to try out the activity.  Other times I try in my own way excitedly.  And other times I learn to do activity exactly as it is supposed to be done.  Even more fun is to start an activity and to build on each others ideas.  These are the natural ways we interact in all relationships.

I love that I have natural interaction with people and they get to learn with me as friends.

Both the Son-Rise Program and NPT teach parents to love more deeply.  However, Son-Rise supports bad impulsive delivery of love while NPT creates opportunity to build purposefulness into the day while leaving space for respect of impulses.

I am thankful for NPT and for intention love of Julie Sando and Jake Pourchot and their team of Child Coaches for opening my world.

Playfully,

Jordyn

Pictured are Julie & Jake

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What Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) means to me.

To explain what RPM means you must first understand that I only make requests with my mouth intentionally when asking for food or drink, everything else is Rocky talking.

My voice was trapped behind my mouth inside.  You really need to know how much I wanted to talk all my life.  Not only was my mouth impulsive, but my typing and printing too.

So when I met Soma my world opened up and I could see communication was possible.

Now a great life and mission plot my course, not fate of having no voice.

Soma created a method that allows my voice to make a difference in the World.

Elizabeth Vosseller noticed my brilliance and gave mommy confidence to work with me so we could talk to anyone.

What is important to know is without them my voice would still be trapped.  You need to trust your kids ability to communicate.

Trust and love,

Jordyn

Who Rocky Is

My uncontrollable body’s name is Rocky.  I only named it so I would be able to tell it what to do.  Only when I’m able to distinguish my stonr* impulsive side from ME, can I stop it from running the show.

Every day I get more purposeful, intentional, and in control.  You would not try to understand unless you answered to impulsivity.  So many times uncontrollable impulses hijack my wishes.

Now that I can communicate my wishes my team of absolutely lovely angels can stop my body.  I am grateful for them and Rapid Prompting Method letting me be ME.

With love and faith,

Jordyn
* stonr – this is not misspelled but a term Jordyn has adopted when his body is impulsive after I (his mom) called the corner of his letter board where he’d get stuck that had these letters the “stonr corner”