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04
Mar

Mindful Autism Support Group

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Event Information

This group is now full. Come along to our Mindful Autism Support Group for autistic individuals and families in Scotland, with Jonny Drury running every Thursday until 1st April (excluding 11th Feb). Each session will take place via Zoom and are free to join.

Target Audience: Autistic individuals and families (18+)

This is a guided support and discussion group that uses guided mindfulness meditation and group conversation as a basis for stress recovery and improving relaxation and wellbeing.  Using a set of easy-to-learn practices, we will create our own safe space and a community where participants are welcome to share and listen to each other’s thinking, stories and experiences.

  • Themed sessions on various topics like challenges, gratitude and inspiration.
  • Share your own and hear about other people’s experiences.
  • No previous experience in groups necessary and no obligations to join in.
  • Respond rather than react to stress.
  • Cultivate self-awareness and empowerment.
  • Explore your identity in relation with autism.

Practices

  • Speak with honesty.
  • Slow the pace.
  • Listen carefully to yourself and each other.
  • Respect your own and others' viewpoints.
  • Instead of competing or challenging, build on what was said.
  • Confidential group - please do not reveal the identities of the other participants.

Logistics

  • Join in as many sessions as you like, the more the better!
  • The sessions will run via Zoom, you will need a computer or device with good Wi-Fi.
  • Cameras and microphones are preferred.
  • Email support with facilitator during the series.
  • Based on the Autism Dialogue Approach™

Autism Dialogue is an inclusive, safe and confidential space that brings together members of the autism community including autistic people and families. Within the space there is an attempt to reach a common understanding and to experience everyone’s point of view fully, equally and nonjudgmentally.

About Jonny

Jonny Drury is an experienced group facilitator, meditator and coach-mentor.  He encourages mindfulness meditation as part of a whole system of self-care and personal and professional development.

This Mindful Autism Support Group is part of our Winter Connections project to allow the autistic community to stay connected through the winter months. Meditation and group conversation is great for your wellbeing and helps focus the mind. If you find yourself alone or isolated during lockdown and want a way to connect with others then join the group.

Time
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Date
04th March 2021 to 04th March 2021
Location
Online
Price
Free

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How to book

General Enquiries

This group is now full.

Enquiries to events@scottishautism.org

Time: 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Date: 4th March 2021
Location: Online (This session will be delivered via Zoom)
Price: Free
 

These groups will take place on the following dates (click for more info & to register): 

11th March
18th March
25th March
1st April