About the Group
Mindfulness for Autism is a strengths-focused mindfulness approach that provides recovery and counteracts the negative sensory impact of the world for autistic adults and their carers. It also aims to reduce the impact of stress, isolation and fragmentation in autistic people and family members/carers of autistic people and aims to break this negative cycle, helping people to live a more self-aware, empowered and fulfilling life. There are 10, 1 hour weekly online Zoom sessions. Each session includes a presentation and a guided meditation on a theme and a facilitated Q&A / group dialogue.
- Mindful communication
- Sensory sensitivities
- Mindfulness and emotions
- Mindful relationships
- Self-care and compassion
- Masking and the authentic self
The facilitated group dialogue part of each session is important because thinking, experiences and stories are shared, in order to create a cohesive community of mindfulness friends. As experienced facilitators, we intuitively address the needs of participants in a semi-structured way, making our events a constructive setting for autistic people who normally find gatherings problematic.
The group will take place on Tuesdays from 18th July to 26th September from 10am - 11am (excluding 22nd August). Each session will run via Zoom and are free to join.
Target Audience: Autistic individuals and family members of autistic people in Scotland (18+)
Amina has been teaching Yoga and Meditation for 7 years and has a special focus on Diversity andInclusion. She holds a certificate in Mindfulness Meditation Teaching from Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield and has practiced Mindfulness techniques, herself, for many years. Amina has worked with a wide range of people, and enjoys taking a flexible, person-centred approach to teaching. As a neurodivergent person, Amina is interested in exploring how Mindfulness can be adapted to accommodate anyone and everyone. She is also training as a Psychotherapist for Children and Young People to gain a deeper understanding of the kinds of challenges people face, and how to take a holistic approach in addressing them. In her spare time, Amina enjoys being in nature, doing creative activities, and researching topics of interest.
How to book
This is for Block 10 of the Online Mindfulness for Autism Group.
Time: 10am to 11am
Date: 19th September 2023
Please note when you register for the group you have the option to book all sessions in the block, alternatively you can pick and choose which sessions you would like to attend.
Maximum number of attendees: 20
Please email any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org