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There is huge human and creative potential in autistic folks that is too often locked-in by the mental health difficulties we develop going through life with no self knowledge, insufficient support, and wrong advice.
That’s why I offer online support for other autistic folks to lay a foundation under our mental health using natural, self-directed and free strategies based on our strengths (such as finding patterns, testing and optimising) to support the integration of the intellect with the body and emotions.
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Since I’m running a consulting service that is trying to give users “tools you can use at home alone”, without having to buy fancy stuff, go to expensive classes, take far-away workshops, or pay through years of special therapies (if you can’t), it would be convenient if I could say, with what we call inContinue reading “The sad truth about autistic mental health – material conditions matter”
There are two typical challenges related to emotions that people on the spectrum often face, sometimes without realising that this is what it is (I didn’t for a long time). One challenge is what they call alexithymia – having no clue, or at least not being able to articulate, how you feel emotionally (“How do youContinue reading “Emotional tools”
My approach is based on 3 pillars: Foundation-strength tools (nutrition and sleep) Emotional tools (enter a useful dialogue with your emotions) Somatic tools (dialogue with the body and movement) Because our sensitivities have rarely been respected across our lifespan, we people on the spectrum often disconnect from bodily needs and feelings (including emotions) at someContinue reading “The toolbox”
“Somatic awareness” means “body awareness”, but not at all in the sense of being aware of your looks, or even your fitness, and other external markers. It is awareness of how your body feels in the moment – felt from the inside out, through proprioception and interoception – and the value and many uses of thatContinue reading “Somatic awareness: thinking with the body”
This might be surprising, but for a lot of sensitive people (many auties are almost by definition in that category) the gut-brain axis is a big thing. The standard approach to mental issues has recently become the “brain chemical imbalance” theory. While I’ve spent about 6 years studying how the brain works, for me theContinue reading “Nutrition: a primal foundation for feeling safe”
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I have no medical training and do not provide medical advice. This content is based on personal experience and opinion and meant as an inspiration to responsibly consider health-supporting lifestyle choices.