Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) affect over 3 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide. Twelve years ago I started my career in the helping professions as an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapist working with children with autism and their families. Spreading awareness about ASD remains very important to me. Please follow this link to learn more about this group of complex disorders of brain development: https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism
Ever find yourself saying something positive and then following it up with “but” and a sentence that discounts the positive thing you just said?
For example, “The sun is shining outside today” and then comes the dreaded BUT, “but it is still cold.”
Well that just takes the air out of your sails straight away, doesn’t it? So try a simple technique of reversing the sentence.
“It is still cold”…”but, the sun is shining outside today.”
Does that make a difference? Do you feel a tad more hopeful? Reversing the sentence to end on the positive can make a big difference in how positive you feel.
I am excited to announce that I will be expanding my psychotherapy practice to full time starting December 1st 2014.
My offices will also be moving to: 928 Broadway (between 21st St. & 22nd St.), Suite 500, New York, NY 10010.
Please reach out to me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 917-274-7248 to schedule your free telephone consultation today.
If you find yourself devoting a lot of time to meet the needs of your child with special needs and sometimes feeling that the needs of your other children are either being put on the back burner or going unnoticed then this is the workshop for you.
We will focus on talking about the experience of the sibling and provide concrete steps that you can take as parents to support them and meet their needs.
When? Wednesday May 21 @ 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Where? Watch Me Grow, Children’s Sensory Gym & Speech-Language Center, 361 East 19th St. @ 1st Ave., Top floor, New York, NY 10003
I will co-lead this workshop with my colleague Lauren Tobing-Puente, Ph.D. http://drtobingpuente.com/
RSVP to me via email: email@example.com or via phone: (917) 274-7248
Breathing exercises are a good way to relax, reduce tension, and relieve stress. A great free app for your smart phone that can help you to “just breathe” is the Relax Lite – Stress & Anxiety Relief app . Download it now and follow along as the music and visuals guide you through the breathing exercise. Remember – abdominal breathing is key; your belly should go outward on an inhale and should draw inward on an exhale.
When you are feeling low, it can be helpful to engage in fun and pleasurable activities. Research shows that people who engage in enjoyable leisure activities on a frequent basis have better psychological and physical health. Follow this link to find a “big” list of simple and easy things that you can do if you are stuck for ideas: http://www.newharbingeronline.com/excerpts/cbtWkbkPD/Chapter_4-2_Pleasurable_Activities.pdf