METHODS MY MOM USED TO TRY TO GET ME TO SLEEP BY MYSELF AS A CHILD

The first time I slept in my room by myself I was 13 and no longer afraid of The Exorcist trailer on late night TNT
  1. Homeopathy
  2. Taking me to this doctor that calculated the electricity in my body by making me stand on a heated metal plate. The prescribed treatment was to stop eating pasta and take these Chinese supplements. He also told me that the redness in my cheeks were caused by a dairy allergy...
  3. Freudian therapy. My therapists name was Celia, I hated her and she made everything I said or did into something sexual, and everything was my moms fault, and everything was because I was in love with me father...
  4. Teaching me how to pray
  5. Making me get a first communion and confession.
  6. Paying a lady to sleep in the trundle in my room until I fell asleep. Her name was Rosa, she was very nice but wore strong perfume
  7. Weekly shiatsu massages
  8. Melatonin, valerian root, camomile tea
  9. By having a rational adult conversation with me explaining that I would be okay and there was nothing to be afraid of
  10. Exposure therapy by sending me to camp. It was 4th grade. I threw up and cried everyday and my camp counselor was mean, but my friend Laura helped me survive
  11. Incense
  12. A portable DVD player and The OC season 1 box set. That proved to be the treatment for my fear and loneliness. And life was never the same after Sandy Cohen.