It's about living the life you want
Only you know what you want out of life. While you are the manager of your life, you may find you would like the help of a partner to help you get there. This is when an autism-affirming life coach can join forces with you. Together, you and your coach can consider what you want and don't want in your life. And, the right coach helps you find ways to decrease the negative self-talk and appreciate your "you-ness," little by little.
Autism-affirming coaching can help you get the life you want by helping you recognize your unique talents as an autistic human being. Our coaches work to empower our clients, helping you negotiate challenges, set and achieve your goals, and develop strategies that are tailored to your specific needs and strengths. Our focus is on embracing who you are and helping you thrive in a world that is not designed with you and your traits in mind. The right coach promotes your self-advocacy and self love too.
What is getting in the way?
Do you find that you just cannot get started on a task? This can be so confusing when it is something you really, really want. Some share an extreme task avoidance profile (called Pathological Demand Avoidance) or ADHD task paralysis. With your autism coach's support, you can get unstuck and begin moving again.
Is your life aligned with your values?
After a careful reflection, many of us realize we are not really living OUR values but instead trying to measure up to others' expectations of how we should be living our lives. It is helpful to remember that you've been taught to view your life through a neurotypical, ableist lens.That is exhausting. It feels inauthentic and soul-crushing and leads to burnout.
How do you chip away at the many expectations people have for you and too many commitments? Do you want to create better boundaries but you are not sure where to begin?
Coaching sessions with an autism-affirming coach is one way to gain support while finding your way.
In Sacred Space coaching sessions, you and your coach can focus on
*Deciding what is REALLY important & having your life reflect it.
*Practicing communication with your partner, friends, or family.
*Starting fresh with an improved study schedule.
*Figuring out how to handle laundry, groceries, and a more comfy (clean enough for your contentment) living space.
*Setting up a budget that works for YOU.
*Moving back to school or creating a home in a new place.
*Creating a social life that includes time with people you want in your life AND downtime to rejuvenate too.
*Decreasing your shame and increase your self love.
**Coaches are not therapists, but you can find a neurodivergent therapist here.