Are You on the Autism Spectrum?
So am I.
In 2016, at the ripe old age of 58, I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Before the diagnoses, I had been told my challenges with isolation, anxiety, depression, bi-polar, abuse, alcoholism, unwanted habits and behaviors – and the excruciating sense of loneliness – was due to PTSD from old trauma.
Since the diagnoses, I have clear insight into how it feels to live in the world of recovery., and how it feels to live in the world with autistic traits.
In addition, I have been free from drugs and alcohol for more than 27 years.
Because of my diagnosis and my experience in recovery, I now have a keen understanding of how it feels to be clean and sober…and still not fit in…because of Social Blindness from Autism and PTS.
Life can be lonely, confusing, and so frightening. And it does not need to be! There is a solution – a Somatic Solution.
By working through the Somatic Process, I was able to build a life I had only imagined. I have now developed a great relationship with my husband and children, and have built a successful business.
I found a life of fulfillment. And so can YOU!
My journey makes me an expert on Recovery with Social Blindness.
I offer a solution to learn how to “see” others by developing intuition and social awareness. I feel a calling to bring my experience, strength, and hope to the autism community.
Read about the Link Between Autism and Addiction.
The BEAM LiFE process cultivates brilliant behaviors to support you and help you develop:
Clarity in what you want
Confidence in what you do
Courage to BE…You!
After guiding people with Asperger’s through the BEAM LiFE Process, I have received exciting feedback of changes and successes in their lives. Many have become free of anxiety and fears that used to block their path.
The BEAM LiFE focus is to help you Get Unstuck from any Life-Limiting Habits and learn Brilliant Behaviors to develop your Formula for Successful Living.
And know that the perspective is of a person in recovery who is also on the Autism Spectrum… me.
A discussion about Social Blindness on the Autism Spectrum with Sarah at Plaid Radio for Women.
If you identify yourself as ”being on the Autism Spectrum” you may find this article interesting. I invite you to contact me and find out more about how The Shift can help you change your life!
Also, click here for my workshop on Social Ease.
The High Functioning Person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder:
A “Tourist” in His Native Country
Contributed by Beverly Vicker, CCC-SLPBloomington, IN: Indiana Resource Center for Autism.
How can parents explain to relatives, neighbors, teachers, or service agency personnel that their son or daughter with an autism spectrum disorder has a significant communication problem? People often hear the high-functioning individual using good articulation, speaking in sentences, and engaging in comments on selective topics. The parentsmay be asked, “How can there be a communication problem?” Parents, when explaining their son’s or daughter’s disability, face a dilemma. Should the parent explain using terms such as difficulties with “pragmatics,” “social communication,” or “comprehension of the subtleties of daily communication discourse”? Probably not. Such descriptions do not explain to people how to interact with a person with an autism spectrum disorder. Parents really want people to feel comfortable about communicating with their son or daughter, and want to make the interaction more mutually successful. Parents may find that people will better understand the situation if information is presented within a familiar frame of reference. Thus, an analogy might help someone understand whereas a presentation of facts and explanations may not. Read more
“Up until very recently, I had never defined myself as a socially adept person, mainly because I didn’t trust myself to behave appropriately with acquaintances or peers. One session with Eva transformed this discouraging assumption into an unshakable belief in my ability to do and be confident and competent in the company of others, which I didn’t think was possible for me. She helped me step into my own incredible potential, and opened up new avenues that had been inaccessible to me for nearly two decades. To say Eva changed my life would be understating how important she has been to my growth as a human being.”Hayden Mears
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“My favorite person that does SE, along with a whole bunch of other modalities that she sort of combined into the BEAM LiFE Process is Eva Angvert Harren.
It is amazingly powerful stuff. I’m in Seattle. I fly down to her, like, once every three or six months or so. It is the most powerful, magical thing I have ever seen in my life, so much so that it informs pretty much everything I do in my life.
If everybody knew how to do SE, the world would be such a changed place. It would be miraculous.It is the single greatest thing that gave me my life back.
People ask, OK, you’re somebody with Asperger’s. And you’re in your mid to late 20s now. How did you actually succeed in life? This, right here, this is what I did. You want to know the magic secret sauce?
Somatic Experiencing and Eva over at BEAM LiFE Coaching is it.”
Eva’s goal is that you will eventually not need her services.
You will become a self-loving and self-motivated person who will find Clarity in what you want, Confidence in what you do, and Courage in being You!
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Call on 510.825.7574