Encopresis involves higher-level brain functions. It’s not something a child can simply grow out of as he or she matures. Many conventional methods focus solely on the use of oral medications (laxatives and softeners) to loosen stool.
Written by a psychologist, the Soiling Solutions® protocol is the result of a more thorough examination of the brain mechanisms involved in bladder and bowel elimination. Through this approach, the child learns to reconnect his urge signals and voiding responses through Pavlovian Classical Conditioning. The power of the program is that it can all be done from home, by firm and loving parents.
Using oral medication alone, as prescribed by many physicians and psychologists, may actually train more holding because of a fear of accidents and negative parental reactions. Oral medications take time to move through the digestive process, whereas enemas and suppositories cause the body to expel stool almost immediately making sitting and going more automatic with an accompanying sense of relief.
For nurses and doctors
The Soiling Solutions protocol sets forth an entirely new approach to treating encopresis, when the standard trial of stool softeners and/or laxatives is not successful.
Along with oral remedies, suppositories and enemas are used on a daily basis to establish positive control to end soiling and empty out the colon for a 24 hour period, along with a daily “power hour” of 2-3 minute repeated toilet sits. While this may seem like a traumatic approach, it provides child and parental control much more quickly, leading to substantial relief. It is also in accord with modern findings on treating anxiety. Encopresis is by far itself more traumatic and damaging if it is allowed to persist and become increasingly entrenched or chronic.
Advocating a passive approach fails to understand the urgency that parents have to overcome this problem. A more direct and active intervention is required.
The Digital Format Advantage
I wrote the Clean Kid Manual for parents and physicians. The bound version is only available within the USA. The digital format is readily available from an email downlink response upon purchase and no shipping delay. You can have up to 5 copies with your order if the downloads are made within 2 weeks of your order. You can do a “save as” for up to 5 copies on different devices from your email download link and they remain available from those devices long after the store server goes “dark”.
What is really important is that you can FORWARD any unused email links to your physician, school, spouse or whoever until all 5 downloads are used up from the store server.
IF YOU ARE A PHYSICIAN, NURSE OR PSYCHOLOGIST YOU CAN FORWARD the email download links email to your associates for their use in supervising parents for monitoring progress. A parent email forum is registered with their own independent purchase. This provides much assurance for them saving your office time.
Dr C—Author and retired psychologist