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29
Nov

Online Mindfulness for Autism Group

Click and Connect

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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 9, 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.

Topics include:

  • 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 every Tuesday morning from 18th October until 13th December. Each session will run via Zoom and are free to join.

Target Audience: Autistic individuals and family members of autistic people in Scotland (18+)

Group Host

Jonathan Drury is an experienced meditator and has practised many methods of meditation and holistic health from an early age, personally experiencing the benefits and mitigation of the negative impacts of Asperger’s and ADHD, specifically upon mental health and depression. He is a MBLE (Mindfulness Based Life Enhancement) and MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) practitioner, a certified coach and specialist mentor, working in the field of autism and neurodiversity.

Jonathan is supported by Kate Salinsky, (MA Autism) who is an experienced and qualified specialist teacher and mentor with a 25-year demonstrated history of working in Sheffield, education, health and social care organisations.

 

Time
10:00am to 11:00am
Date
29th November 2022 to 29th November 2022
Location
Online
Price
Free

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How to book

General Enquiries

This is for Block 7 of the Online Mindfulness for Autism Group.

Time: 10am to 11am
Date: 29th November 2022
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Register

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 15 places.


Please email any queries to events@scottishautism.org