Reclaim Compassion: The Adoptive Parent's Guide to Overcoming Blocked Care with Neuroscience and Faith (Paperback)

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Shed your shame. Renew your hope. Rediscover the parent you know you can be.

Is your adoption journey turning out differently than you imagined? You had so much love to give, but now you feel ashamed and bewildered by your lack of compassion.

You may be experiencing blocked care-a self-protective mechanism in your nervous system that makes it difficult to connect with your child and maintain compassion. When it happens, it's like your heart seems to have left the relationship. But the good news is you are not a bad parent. You can heal from blocked care, and compassion can be rekindled in your heart.

Written by two adoptive parents who have overcome blocked care, Reclaim Compassion answers the questions, "How did this happen?" and "Will it ever get better?" You'll recognize yourself in the honest stories from the authors and other parents and come to realize that you are not alone.

Rooted in faith and backed by neuroscience, this practical and powerful guide offers a simple step-by-step process for reclaiming compassion for your child and yourself.

"Lisa and Melissa's holistic-brain, body, and spirit-approach to understanding and overcoming blocked care will lead you to personal healing and meaningful connection with your children. Every foster and adoptive parent should read this book " Jamie Finn, author of Foster the Family, Director, Foster the Family
"Reclaim Compassion practically and compassionately addresses part of parenting that no one wants to talk about. Lisa C. Qualls and Melissa Corkum are the go-to experts on blocked care, and this book is proof. No one understands it better than they do. We can't recommend this book enough " Mike and Kristin Berry, hosts of The Honestly Adoption Podcast, coauthors of Securely Attached

Lisa C. Qualls and Melissa Corkum serve thousands of adoptive parents by providing post-adoption support

through their podcast, books, speaking, and coaching.

To learn more, find Lisa and Melissa at

Product Details
ISBN: 9798987764312
Publisher: Adoption Wise Press
Publication Date: February 28th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English