Improve social skills

People with Autistic Spectrum Conditions often misinterpret the verbal and nonverbal social cues that most people take for granted. These are some things you may, or may not of course, notice about yourself: You are confused because someone is not paying attention to...

Autism and bereavement

Bereavement and loss is an inevitable part of life. Grief and mourning is the natural response to loss of any kind. Unfortunately very little research seems to be done involving the grief process when complicated by Autism, where it is necessary to consider the...

Autism and Sensory Dysfunction

We are sensory beings. We experience life through our senses. Through seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, feeling or moving around – sensors receive information and send it to the brain. The prime aim of our senses is to look after our body. People respond in...

Coping with anxiety, part 6

5: Make time for fun and relaxation. Beyond a taking-control approach and a positive attitude you can reduce stress in your life by nurturing yourself. If you regularly make time for fun and relaxation you’ll be in a better place to handle life’s stressors when they...

Coping with anxiety, part 5

Adjusting Your Attitude. How you think can have a profound affect on your emotional and physical wellbeing. Each time you think a negative thought about yourself, your body reacts as if it were in the throes of a tension-filled situation. If you see good things about...

Coping with anxiety, part 4

Dealing with stressful situations – the 4 A’s. Change the situation                Change your reaction Avoid the stressor                    Adapt to the stressor Alter the stressor                     Accept the stressor Stress management strategies. 1: Avoid...

Coping with anxiety, part 3

Unhealthy ways of coping with stress. These coping strategies may temporarily reduce stress, but they cause more damage in the long run: •    Smoking •    Drinking too much alcohol •    Overeating or under eating •    Spending hours in front of the television or...

Coping with anxiety, part 2

Start a stress journal. A stress journal can help you identify the regular stressors in your life and the way you deal with them. Each time you feel stressed, keep track of it in your journal. As you keep a daily log, you will begin to see patterns and common themes....

Coping with anxiety, part 1

Stress Management: HOW TO REDUCE, PREVENT, AND COPE WITH STRESS It may seem that there’s nothing you can do about your anxiety levels. The bills aren’t going to stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day, and your career or family responsibilities will...

Relationships and self-esteem

HEAR WHAT OPRAH WINFREY HAD TO SAY ABOUT MEN : If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay. Stop making excuses for a man and his behavior. Allow your intuition (or spirit) to save you from heartache. Stop...

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