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Accepting the Facts: Navigating Client Decisions

June 19, 2024

In my line of work, I’ve often encountered clients who find themselves stuck in a cycle of saying no to various requests or situations.  How do we move forward?  Well first we must “accept the facts” and then acknowledge out feelings and one crucial aspect of my approach is emphasizing that clients are not obligated…

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A regulated prediction vs. worry

May 1, 2024

In our journey towards self-regulation, making predictions can be a powerful tool. But here’s the thing: not all predictions are created equal. There’s a difference between a regulated prediction and plain old worry prediction. As a somatic behavioral coach, I often guide my clients through this distinction. Regulated prediction involves a thoughtful assessment of potential…

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“Listen to be impacted”

April 3, 2024

Over the recent weekend, I had the privilege of attending a workshop led by Marie Thouin, and she shared some insights that truly resonated with me: “listen to be impacted.” While we often hear about the importance of active listening – nodding, paraphrasing, and showing attentiveness – Marie emphasized something deeper. She urged us to…

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Innovating out of necessity

March 28, 2024

Did you know back in 2009 I started a side business helping neurodivergent children and adults use the iPad? Innovating out of necessity, I devised various solutions to make iPads more user-friendly for my clients. From crafting home button covers to designing gloves with the pointer finger exposed for precise interaction, every invention aimed to…

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Assume that I can Video

March 20, 2024

I love this sentiment. Let’s see more!

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Reframing ‘Masking’ vs. ‘Functioning’

January 10, 2024

I’ve been thinking a lot about the whole masking concept and the labels “high functioning” and “low functioning.” I am inspired to do a reframing based on a facebook post I saw. The woman in one of my groups said, “I’m ditching the term ‘high functioning.’ It’s just too limiting and doesn’t really fit where…

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Happy solstice and holiday season

December 21, 2023

Today is the winter solstice and I am filled with gratitude and appreciation.  To those around me, I extend heartfelt wishes for a happy solstice and a holiday season filled with warmth and connection. I hope this new year is one that is filled with profound joy and proud moments.  May all your uncomfortable situations…

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Understanding Dynamic Interactions: Navigating Different Roles in Personal Relationships

November 7, 2023

In the realm of personal and professional connections, interactions can often take on varied forms, shaping the way we communicate with one another. Recently, I’ve been reflecting on the multifaceted nature of these interactions, especially in the context of my work with clients. One of my clients, in particular, experiences a range of communication styles…

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I am going to try it.

November 1, 2023

I’ve heard of this product, Sensate. Basically it’s a device that promotes relaxation and mindfulness through the power of sound and vibration therapy, using cutting-edge technology with the principles of ancient healing practices. I’m very intrigued and curious.  I’ve asked to borrow one for a bit, as it’s pretty expensive. I want to see what…

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An important tip for using Prologuo2goImportant with smart devices

October 4, 2023

Prologuo2go, an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app, offers a fascinating and innovative way to interact with smart home devices like Amazon Alexa. By programming specific commands with careful attention to punctuation and spacing, users can engage in call-and-response interactions with Alexa. For example, you might input a command like “Alexa. Play Shake it Off…

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