The Regulation Rescue - Holiday Survival 2022
a 60-day intensive for exhausted adoptive parents who want to regain their patience and increase their confidence for parenting kids with challenging behaviors
You know the power of co-regulation and are trying to have more patience but...
  • Just staying calm doesn't seem to work.
  • You feel stuck in a rut.
  • No matter how hard you try, it feels like you're failing.
  • You keep yelling at your kids even though that doesn't work either.
  • You are almost too tired to even try anymore and may be experiencing blocked care.

Imagine if you could reset your entire family's nervous systems
in 60 days
using brain-based and research-backed tools so you can laugh more and yell less.
Registration closes on November 28
for the Holiday Survival Cohort

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We talk to adoptive parents every week who desperately want more peace in their home but are going about it all wrong.
That's why we created The Regulation Rescue!

Access to the Safe and Sound Protocol so your entire family can increase their windows of tolerance and be less reactive.

Guidance on how to use essential oils safely to protect your brain from the effects of stress hormones and create an anchor so you can access regulation in an instant wherever you are.


Learn the REAL Life Behavior Plan System™ so you can figure out the best way to respond to your child's challenging behaviors so they can grow but also trust you at the same time.


Group coaching and individualized support so you get the maximum transformation and know you are not alone.

I completed the Safe and Sound Protocol, and it was about a month or more later that I suddenly noticed I wasn't anxious anymore and it didn't take as much effort to respond well.  
I didn't feel as triggered.

Adoptive Mom

Melissa Corkum helps adoptive parents find brain-based solutions for challenging behaviors so they can laugh more and yell less. She and her husband, Patrick, have six kids by birth and adoption and two grandchildren. Melissa is also an adoptee.

For the Regulation Rescue, Melissa is combining her expertise as a Safe and Sound Practitioner and Certified Essential Oil Specialist to bring parents and children a powerful reset for their nervous system. Parents will also learn her unique REAL Life Behavior Plan System ™.

What Other Parents Are Saying

I reached out to Melissa when one of our children started displaying scary behaviors that were outside of the tools we had. I had run out of ideas and felt like I was failing. Once we started using the REAL Life Behavior Plan System, I could feel the bitterness slipping away, and I started enjoying my child. The behaviors haven't completely gone away, but I don't live in fear anymore. I feel in control of myself and confident about my parenting. The transformation is like night and day. Thanks to Melissa, we feel like we have our family back again."

Foster and Adoptive Mom

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Safe and Sound Protocol?
Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a multi-day auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. Based on Dr. Porges’ Polyvagal Theory, by calming the physiological and emotional state, the door is opened for improved communication and more success with other therapy modalities.

Why is aromatherapy important for this intensive?
Your sense of smell is the only one of your basic five senses that bypasses the cognitive or thinking brain and directly impacts the limbic system, the part of our brain where emotions and memories are stored. By anchoring an essential oil to your Safe and Sound experience, you can use that essential oil to trigger a desired regulation state.

Do we have to be an adoptive family to participate?
No. All families are welcome, but the language in the program has adoptive families in mind.

What are the dates for the next program?
The next cohort starts in December 2022.
The group calls will be:
Wed, Dec. 7 from 1 PM to 2 PM EST / 10 AM to 11 AM PST.
Wed, Dec. 14 from 1 PM to 2 PM EST / 10 AM to 11 AM PST.
Wed, Jan. 4 from 1 PM to 2 PM EST / 10 AM to 11 AM PST.
Wed, Jan. 11 from 1 PM to 2 PM EST / 10 AM to 11 AM PST.

What if I can't make a call?
The calls will be recorded and available for a limited time. Additionally, you can receive support via the Voxer group.

What is the investment to participate?
The 60-day intensive includes:

  • Pre-assessment services
  • Personalized coaching services
  • Post-assessment services
  • Four live group calls
  • Access to a private Voxer group
  • Access to the Safe and Sound Program Core Program

Plus these bonuses at no additional cost:
  • An ultra-sonic diffuser*
  • Ten 5ml of doTERRA essential oils*
  • 21 parent training videos
  • Primary brain tasks assessment

The investment is two monthly payments of $425. Your first payment is due when you register, and the second payment will be automatically charged 30 days later.

*For folks who have never had a doTERRA account in the past.

What if my child is diagnosed with ____________?
This program is appropriate for families with children who have a range of diagnoses such as RAD, ODD, Sensory Processing Disorder, FASDs, ADHD, and/or Autism.
However, if you or your child have tinnitus (ringing in your ears), misophonia, or epilepsy, please consult with Melissa before signing up.

If you have additional questions about the program, click here to schedule a free consult.

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