Welcome to autistic mental health mentoring
The huge human and creative potential of autistic persons is too often obscured by the mental health difficulties we develop going through life with minimal self-knowledge, acting against our needs and integrity while following unhelpful mainstream advice.
This website, the courses available here (under construction) and the mentoring offer aim to fill in some gaps that can remain unaddressed when autistic persons are looking for support in mental health recovery and personal development.
It comes from my personal perspective, but I hope that other autistic people, especially those interested in natural approaches to health and integration between mind, body and emotions, will find some of this information helpful.
If you (might) identify with the “empath” label or are very emotionally sensitive, check out this special sub-section.
Started by Sash. Contact me if you would like to comment or collaborate.
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 “Matter over mind: living conditions and autistic mental health”
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 “Tools for emotional integration”
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 “Body-mind-emotions toolbox for recovery”
“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 “Feeling and 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: the bodily 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.