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Discovering You Have an Environmental Sensitivity - Managing Overwhelm and Important Decisions
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Discovering You Have an Environmental Sensitivity - Managing Overwhelm and Important Decisions

Realising you have environmental sensitivities to things like chemicals, emfs or mold can be overwhelming. Many people don't know about much about these sensitivities, what to do, where to go for help or how to explain what's happening and this can lead to additional stress and emotional burden on top of what is already being experienced with physical symptoms. This insightful presentation will cover the following: - Self-compassion through initial overwhelm - Gaining perspective and the next steps to take - Finding a medical practitioner who can help - Immediate interventions to reduce exposures - Working through tools for relief and wellbeing - Planning ahead to minimise triggers - Thinking about the future in terms of home/work environments Watch Andrea's previous event with us and you will learn so much! 114. Keys to Managing Environmental Sensitivity with Andrea Weber Andrea Weber is founder of expansivehappiness.com, a site specifically designed to encourage, inspire and support those managing environmental sensitivities, while creating much needed public awareness around these conditions. Andrea has created an Environmental Sensitivity Quiz and a range of practical and inspirational resources for environmental sensitivity management, including the Self-empowered Sensitivity Management Program. Take the free Sensitivity Quiz, listen to my HSP podcast, join my online Sensitive Empowerment community, and explore all my resources for HSPs, including my books and online courses at https://www.juliebjelland.com/ (Be sure to subscribe to my weekly Sensitive Empowerment newsletter to stay updated). Julie Bjelland is a psychotherapist and founder of Sensitive Empowerment. As a sensitivity expert, her HSP podcast, books, online courses, and Sensitive Empowerment Community have helped thousands of highly sensitive people worldwide reduce their challenges, access and share their gifts, and discover their significant value to thrive to their fullest potential. Known for her ability to teach HSPs proven brain-training tools that work quickly, Julie is on a mission to empower sensitive people to live their best lives. To explore Julie’s valuable HSP resources, including her free Sensitivity Quiz, visit https://www.juliebjelland.com/
Highly Sensitive, Autistic, or both? Understanding the Differences with Julie Bjelland, LMFT
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Highly Sensitive, Autistic, or both? Understanding the Differences with Julie Bjelland, LMFT

In this episode, I discuss the differences that set autism apart from high sensitivity, particularly in women. I highlight the outdated diagnostic criteria for autism and the misdiagnosis or lack of diagnosis in many women. We'll explore the unique characteristics of autistic women, such as the challenges of masking, the need for solitude, and the intense sensitivity across multiple senses. I also emphasize the importance of self-compassion and acceptance for autistic individuals and the need for a neurodiverse society. Resources Mentioned Assessments and Consultations with me: https://www.juliebjelland.com/consultations-with-julie Stay updated! Join my free newsletter https://www.juliebjelland.com/newsletter Product Recommendations: ⁠https://www.juliebjelland.com/sensory-friendly⁠ Sensitive Empowerment Community ⁠SensitiveCommunity.com⁠ (Join my Autistic Women’s Group inside the community too!) Autism Resources (including free Autism Quiz, Assessment and Consultation Info, Research, Surveys, and Education) ⁠AutisticHSP.com⁠ Recommended Resources: ⁠HSPcourses.com⁠ ⁠Brain Training Course⁠ to reduce anxiety, overwhelming emotions, and the fight/flight/freeze over-activation ⁠HSP & Neurodiverse Toolbox Course⁠, I share how I balance my nervous system. ⁠Blooming Brilliantly Course⁠: Learn self-love and self-compassion. ⁠Your Self-Discovery Journey⁠: Spend time with me and others learning who we are and what we need at this stage of life ⁠Grow a Heart-Centered Business⁠ as an HSP or Autistic Individual. We do things differently! Key Points: Many individuals who identify as highly sensitive may actually be autistic, prompting updates to sensitivity quizzes. Autistic women face hidden challenges. Many of us have feelings of being different and flawed. Autistic women require solitude to reduce overstimulation and restore energy. We tend to experience heightened sensitivity across multiple senses, which can be intense. We prefer communicating honestly and directly, valuing clarity. Accepting an autism diagnosis can lead to reframing experiences and self-compassion. Social gatherings, sudden changes, and small talk can be challenging. Repetitive movements serve as a way to soothe and focus, with fidget tools aiding in this. Written communication may be preferred and eye contact can feel intense and overwhelming. Managing emotions, especially when fatigued, is challenging. We experience high empathy. Building a neurodiverse society that celebrates differences is vital for our well-being. Themes: Unveiling the Hidden Challenges Faced by Autistic Women Navigating Intense Sensory Sensitivity in Autism Understanding Autism in Highly Sensitive Women Unique Special Interests Among Autistic Individuals Overcoming Challenges Stemming From a World Not Setup for Us. Sound Bites Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Change in Podcast Title 01:21 Understanding Autism in Highly Sensitive Women 08:06 The Importance of Solitude and Alone Time 15:00 Navigating the Intense Sensory Sensitivity of Autism 25:27 Reframing Experiences and Finding Self-Compassion 28:23 Challenges in Social Gatherings and Small Talk 33:22 Creating a Neurodiverse Society that Celebrates Differences Did you find this episode helpful? Please share in the comments! Visit https://www.juliebjelland.com/ for more resources.
Things (Some) Autistic People Do: 15 Quirks You Didn't Know You Have
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Things (Some) Autistic People Do: 15 Quirks You Didn't Know You Have

In this video I’m sharing a compiled list of quirky autistic experiences from my shorts series: Things (Some) Autistic People Do. This is a generalized list and may not apply to all autistic people. It’s just a fun way to connect with the community! Scroll down for timestamps.👇 *This list is not a diagnostic tool.* 🚨🚨🚨 JOIN FREE 👉 Mom on the Spectrum Online Community: https://mots.circle.so/checkout/mom-on-the-spectrum-community-membership Join a support group for Autistic Adults, Find Your People!: https://taylorheaton.as.me/schedule/72a3ecc1 🙀🌟 RESOURCES 🌟🕺 Download my 🟣 🟡 FREE Ultimate Guide to Understanding Autism 🟡 🟣 HERE 👉: https://taylorheaton.gumroad.com/l/autism-dictionary 💻 🎭 ONLINE COURSE How to Unmask https://www.momonthespectrum.life/how-to-unmask 🗂 FREE Big Autistic Resource Guide (BARG): https://taylorheaton.gumroad.com/l/barg 🖥 Mom on the Spectrum website: https://www.momonthespectrum.life More Mom on the Spectrum Videos: https://www.youtube.com/momonthespectrum ❤️ 🧡 💛 MY FAVORITE THINGS 💚 💙 💜 ONO Fidget Roller (affiliate link): http://bit.ly/3xLZnQY (use code: MOMONTHESPECTRUM for 10% off at checkout) Flare Earbuds for Sensory Overwhelm (affiliate link): https://www.flareaudio.com/momonthespectrum Manta Weighted Sleep Mask (affiliate link): http://bit.ly/3n3l64I (use code: MOMONTHESPECTRUM for 10% off at checkout) Weighted pillow (affiliate link): https://www.onequietmind.com/?ref=taylor_heaton (Use code: MOMONTHESPECTRUM for 15% off your order) 💃⭐️ FIND ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA 🤠🎶 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taylor_heaton_ Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@taylor_heaton_ ⏰ TIMESTAMPS Things SOME (not all) autistic people do 😜 (2:32) We like secret thumb holes in clothing (or we create our own). (3:26) We don’t like being asked to identify our “favorite” anything… except maybe color. (4:56) We speak in paragraphs rather than sentences. (5:36) We are skeptical of marketing strategies. (7:26) We have trouble navigating group conversations. (9:09) We have very specific lighting preferences. (9:52) We hate getting our hands sticky or messy or wet. (11:07) We struggle with the specificity of language and interpret things literally. (12:27) We ask a ton of questions. (13:37) We experience the “stand there awkwardly phenomenon.” (14:26) We are overwhelmed with the pain scale question. (15:35) We have trouble understanding expectations. (16:38) We tend to work with uneven productivity. (18:18) We have covert stims. (19:32) We are keenly aware of being “perceived” and it often makes us uncomfortable. 📬 BUSINESS ADDRESS: Taylor Heaton 8901 Tehama Ridge Parkway, Suite 127 PMB 680 Fort Worth, TX 76177 📧 Business inquiries: info@momonthespectrum.life 👏🏻 FREE 👏🏻 WAYS TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT 🦾 🟥 SUBSCRIBE to the channel 🟧 LIKE the videos that are helpful to you 🟨 COMMENT in the comment section 🟩 Click the “bell” to be notified when I release new videos DISCLAIMER: Taylor Heaton is not a licensed psychologist or specialist healthcare professional. Her services do not replace the care of psychologists or other healthcare professionals. Please note that Taylor can’t take any responsibility for the results of your actions, nor any harm or damage you suffer as a result of the use, or non-use of the information available through her website, YouTube Channel, or social media accounts. Please use judgment and conduct due diligence before taking any action or implementing any plan or practice suggested or recommended by Taylor Heaton or Mom on the Spectrum. Please note that Taylor doesn't make any guarantees about the results of the information you may apply from her website, YouTube channel, and/or social media accounts. Taylor shares educational and informational resources that are intended to help you succeed in navigating life as an autistic adult. You nevertheless need to know that your outcome will be the result of your own efforts, your particular situation, and innumerable other circumstances beyond Taylor's knowledge and control. Taylor is an Amazon affiliate and may receive commissions on qualifying purchases from affiliate links. Taylor is a Flare affiliate and may receive commissions on qualifying purchases from Flare links. 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 You are a beautiful person worthy of love! #latediagnosedautistic #momonthespectrum #autisticadult
14 Workplace Accommodations for Autistic People
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14 Workplace Accommodations for Autistic People

This video explores 14 simple workplace accommodations you can make to better support your neurodivergent employees. Scroll down for timestamps. 👇 Download my 🟣 🟡 FREE Ultimate Guide to Understanding Autism 🟡 🟣 HERE 👉: https://taylorheaton.gumroad.com/l/autism-dictionary 🙀🌟 RESOURCES 🌟🕺 Online community events and support groups (webinars, classes): https://taylorheaton.as.me/schedule.php 📒 Meltdown Survival Guide: https://www.momonthespectrum.life/meltdownsurvivalguide 🖥 Mom on the Spectrum website: https://www.momonthespectrum.life More Mom on the Spectrum Videos: https://www.youtube.com/momonthespectrum ❤️ 🧡 💛 MY FAVORITE THINGS 💚 💙 💜 ONO Fidget Roller (affiliate link): http://bit.ly/3xLZnQY (use code: MOMONTHESPECTRUM for 10% off at checkout) Flare Earbuds for Sensory Overwhelm (affiliate link): https://www.flareaudio.com/momonthespectrum Manta Weighted Sleep Mask (affiliate link): http://bit.ly/3n3l64I (use code: MOMONTHESPECTRUM for 10% off at checkout) Weighted pillow (affiliate link): https://www.onequietmind.com/?ref=taylor_heaton (Use code: MOMONTHESPECTRUM for 15% off your order) ⏰ TIMESTAMPS 0:34 Create an environment where it's safe to ask for help 0:58 Provide regular check-ins from upper management 1:32 Provide visual aids whenever possible 1:47 Provide alternative communication methods 2:29 Reduce sensory overwhelm in the environment 3:49 Outline a clear purpose for each meeting and stick to the plan 4:41 Walk and talk meetings 5:04 Understand that transition are not easy 5:45 Offer mentorship opportunities 6:13 Encourage breaks 6:22 Allow flexibility to work from home 6:39 Set clearly defined goals in all things 6:58 Allow individuals to opt out of group work 7:38 Get comfortable with saying "I don't know. Let's find a solution together." 💃⭐️ FIND ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA 🤠🎶 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taylor_heaton_ Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@taylor_heaton_ 📬 BUSINESS ADDRESS: Taylor Heaton 8901 Tehama Ridge Parkway, Suite 127 PMB 680 Fort Worth, TX 76177 📧 Business inquiries: info@momonthespectrum.life 👏🏻 FREE 👏🏻 WAYS TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT 🦾 🟥 SUBSCRIBE to the channel 🟧 LIKE the videos that are helpful to you 🟨 COMMENT in the comment section 🟩 Click the “bell” to be notified when I release new videos DISCLAIMER: Taylor Heaton is not a licensed psychologist or specialist healthcare professional. Her services do not replace the care of psychologists or other healthcare professionals. Please note that Taylor can’t take any responsibility for the results of your actions, nor any harm or damage you suffer as a result of the use, or non-use of the information available through her website, YouTube Channel, or social media accounts. Please use judgment and conduct due diligence before taking any action or implementing any plan or practice suggested or recommended by Taylor Heaton or Mom on the Spectrum. Please note that Taylor doesn't make any guarantees about the results of the information you may apply from her website, YouTube channel, and/or social media accounts. Taylor shares educational and informational resources that are intended to help you succeed in navigating life as an autistic adult. You nevertheless need to know that your outcome will be the result of your own efforts, your particular situation, and innumerable other circumstances beyond Taylor's knowledge and control. Taylor is an Amazon affiliate and may receive commissions on qualifying purchases from affiliate links. Taylor is a Flare affiliate and may receive commissions on qualifying purchases from Flare links. 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 You are a beautiful person worthy of love! #latediagnosedautistic #momonthespectrum #autisticadult #audhd
Autism Self Diagnosis is Valid | Here's Why
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Autism Self Diagnosis is Valid | Here's Why

In this video I'm sharing a powerful quote from a self diagnosis resource published by University of Washington Autism Center. Download my 🟣 🟡 FREE Ultimate Guide to Understanding Autism 🟡 🟣 HERE 👉: https://taylorheaton.gumroad.com/l/autism-dictionary 🙀🌟 RESOURCES 🌟🕺 🏫 University of Washington Autism Center | Self Diagnosis Resource: https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Self-Identified-Adult-Autism-Resources-handout-10.26.23.pdf 💻 🎭 ONLINE COURSE How to Unmask https://www.momonthespectrum.life/how-to-unmask Online community events (webinars, classes): https://taylorheaton.as.me/schedule.php 📒 Meltdown Survival Guide: https://www.momonthespectrum.life/meltdownsurvivalguide 🗂 FREE Big Autistic Resource Guide (BARG): https://taylorheaton.gumroad.com/l/barg 🖥 Mom on the Spectrum website: https://www.momonthespectrum.life More Mom on the Spectrum Videos: https://www.youtube.com/momonthespectrum ❤️ 🧡 💛 MY FAVORITE THINGS 💚 💙 💜 Weighted pillow (affiliate link): https://www.onequietmind.com/?ref=taylor_heaton (Use code: MOMONTHESPECTRUM for 15% off your order) ONO Fidget Roller (affiliate link): http://bit.ly/3xLZnQY (use code: MOMONTHESPECTRUM for 10% off at checkout) Flare Earbuds for Sensory Overwhelm (affiliate link): https://www.flareaudio.com/momonthespectrum Manta Weighted Sleep Mask (affiliate link): http://bit.ly/3n3l64I (use code: MOMONTHESPECTRUM for 10% off at checkout) MUISTA CHAIR: https://muista.eu/?ref=TAYLOR Use Discount Code: TAYLOR7 💃⭐️ FIND ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA 🤠🎶 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taylor_heaton_ Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@taylor_heaton_ 📬 BUSINESS ADDRESS: Taylor Heaton 8901 Tehama Ridge Parkway, Suite 127 PMB 680 Fort Worth, TX 76177 📧 Business inquiries: info@momonthespectrum.life 👏🏻 FREE 👏🏻 WAYS TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT 🦾 🟥 SUBSCRIBE to the channel 🟧 LIKE the videos that are helpful to you 🟨 COMMENT in the comment section 🟩 Click the “bell” to be notified when I release new videos 🙏 Thank you immensely to those of you who have already donated, been active on the channel, and/or purchased the Meltdown Survival Guide. DISCLAIMER: Taylor Heaton is not a licensed psychologist or specialist healthcare professional. Her services do not replace the care of psychologists or other healthcare professionals. Please note that Taylor can’t take any responsibility for the results of your actions, nor any harm or damage you suffer as a result of the use, or non-use of the information available through her website, YouTube Channel, or social media accounts. Please use judgment and conduct due diligence before taking any action or implementing any plan or practice suggested or recommended by Taylor Heaton or Mom on the Spectrum. Please note that Taylor doesn't make any guarantees about the results of the information you may apply from her website, YouTube channel, and/or social media accounts. Taylor shares educational and informational resources that are intended to help you succeed in navigating life as an autistic adult. You nevertheless need to know that your outcome will be the result of your own efforts, your particular situation, and innumerable other circumstances beyond Taylor's knowledge and control. Taylor is an Amazon affiliate and may receive commissions on qualifying purchases from affiliate links. Taylor is a Flare affiliate and may receive commissions on qualifying purchases from Flare links. 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 You are a beautiful person worthy of love! #actuallyautistic #momonthespectrum #autisticadult

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