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How To Support Your Mental And Emotional Capacity During The Holidays

How To Support Your Mental And Emotional Capacity During The Holidays

December 11, 2023 @ 19:30 21:00 UTC+13

Our culture would have us believe that this time of the year can be the ‘happiest time of the year’.  

However, for many Autistic and ADHD parents, children and teens this time of the year is the most overwhelming time of the year.

  • The pressure of tests, assessments, exams and report cards as well as the sheer amount of change and uncertainty at this time of the year is so overwhelming for our children.
  • Everything is everything brighter, louder, blinkier and busier.  
  • Demands on our time, social battery, finances and emotional capacity increase significantly during the holiday season.
  • All this is on top of our already low emotionally tapped-out capacity due to the cumulative exhaustion and burn-out that we can feel at the end of a busy and demanding year.

Everywhere we look on every type of media, are suggestions on what we should be doing, how we should be doing it, what we should buy, and how we should be feeling.

I can be full-on. The pressure can feel immense!

The increase in our demands can result in reduced executive function and an increase in meltdowns, shutdowns and burnout for us and our children. 

Although we have very little control over what is happening in the world around us there are still things that we can do to help ourselves and our children during this time of the year.  

In this 90-minute Masterclass, we will be exploring:

  • How to connect with what is truly important to us and our families and ways we can reduce demands during the holiday period?
  • How to set and maintain boundaries with friends and family members.
  • Practical things we can do to lessen the load during the holiday season.

Suitable for all parents of neurodivergent children and teens.

This Masterclass will be presented in an interactive workshop format. To encourage authentic sharing and to protect the privacy of the participants this Masterclass will not be recorded and will need to be attended live.

Tanya Valentin

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