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Neurodivergence

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The term “neurodivergent” describes people whose brain differences affect their brains’ work. That means they have different strengths and challenges from people whose brains don’t have those differences. Neurodiversity refers to the unique way that each person’s brain develops. That means it’s not preventable, treatable or curable.

Neurodivergence includes Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and other ways the brain receives, stores, and processes information in unique ways. Since no two brains are alike, learning knowledge to adapt and build skills is the key to continue a life worth living.

Neurodiversity helps solve the complexity of the interconnectedness of the brain, body and everyday life experiences. People who are neurodivergent and learn that it means they’re different — not sick or defective — are more likely to be happier and aim higher in their careers.

An example of this is someone who has dyslexia. People with dyslexia struggle to read because their brain doesn’t process written language like the brain of someone without dyslexia. However, people with dyslexia usually have brains that are better at processing or mentally picturing complex objects. That makes them much faster at identifying optical illusions, and they have a natural talent for jobs like graphic design and arts, engineering and more.

Another example would be an individual diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). People with ASD often struggle with social connections and interpersonal relationships. Yet, they often excel in complex, detailed work requiring intense focus, passion, and dedication.

My ADHD makes it a constant struggle to stay with it, being focused, and just remembering the things I need to remember but cannot remember. Once I learned how to take control of the things I excel it, my life started to change and my mood improved so much!

Jack

    It's not about the condition. It is about who you are.

    Counselling can help you explore and make sense of your unique experience by finding the words or stories to explore and document your identity and personality. You can explore strategies for cultivating meaningful and supportive interpersonal relationships while also learning how to regulate your emotions, even when everything seems to be full of distresses. Identify the skills you have been looking for to help you excel in explaining to others who you are, how you function, and what you are best at doing!

    Counselling Neurodivergence is not about correcting conditions or disorders. It is about building skills to understand who you are, what you excel at, and finding ways to continue to live a life without continued stress and failure.

    Chris de Feijter

    One major aspect of counselling neurodiversity is establishing a Mindfulness practice. Mindfulness sounds simple, but most people go through life with a tunnel vision-like experience. We generally tune out of our actual experiences and get distracted by thoughts of those occurrences. Most of us are so conditioned to engage with our thoughts rather than the present moment that we can quickly lose sight of what is happening right in front of us. In addition, skill training helps with building skills that help you navigate through life more manageable and with fewer barriers.

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