How To Reduce Stress
While Raising An Autistic Child
What you’ll discover on this webinar:
This FREE WEBINAR is going to inspire you to completely rethink how you see your role as a parent of an autistic child.
What Causes Parental Stress?
At the best of times parenting can feel stressful enough.
We're constantly needing to juggle work, life, running a household and attending to the needs of our children.
We're always trying to do the best by our kids, while at the same time, trying to build our own best life and meet our own wants and needs.
Every parent experiences self-doubt, worry, overwhelm and stress at some point.
Every parent experiences times where they have no idea what they are doing or how to tackle a challenging behaviour their child is exhibiting.
Every parent is learning, growing, adapting their approaches and working on trying to do better.
However, when you throw in an autism diagnosis for one or more children in the family, not only do you find a parent still dealing with the everyday challenges of being a parent, but you also find a parent feeling overwhelmed with even more stressors being thrown his/her way. Such as:
- Where are the best therapies for my child to learn the skills he/she needs?
- Which ones are going to work for my child?
- Where will I find the time to help my child with all they need?
- How do I do this without neglecting the needs of my other children?
- What do I do when my child is being aggressive or hurting themselves?
- How do I stop a meltdown when I don't even understand why the meltdown even began?
- How do I get support for this?
- How do I help my child's self-esteem when society keeps judging or rejecting them?
- There's so much they need to learn, where do I even begin?
- What would happen if I wasn't here to help my child? What if something happened to me?
- And what about me? When do I get time for me? When do I get my needs met?
It's no wonder that parents of autistic children are 77% more likely to experience high levels of stress, than parents with children with typical development.
But do all these additional challenges have to constantly result in stress and overwhelm?
Is there a way you can face these realities without the constant overwhelm?
YES! Join this free webinar that will teach you how.
About The Webinar Facilitator,
Jackie Hall is a qualified counsellor and mental health therapist with 15 years of experience working with parents and non-parents.
Jackie has extensive experience with adult and child mental health. She has worked with clients (parents and non-parents) who have experienced Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Drug/Alcohol Addiction, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorders and Eating Disorders.
Jackie has a Dip. Counselling, with specialised evidence based skills in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Mindfulness, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Training for Challenging child behaviours, DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy), Solution-Focussed Therapy, Trauma-informed approaches, EMDR (for PTSD, Anxiety and Depression).
Over the last decade and a half, Jackie has personally created 15 online parenting programs and authored five books, teaching parents how to alleviate their stress, as well as delivered 1,000s of online and offline seminars and webinars to over 20,000 parents worldwide.
During this time, Jackie has worked with many parents of children with ASD, ODD, ADHD and other neurological disorders and well as typical parents, helping them to manage their own emotions and the stress that comes with raising neurotypical and atypical kids or children with special needs.
Jackie has also spent some time working in Residential Youth Care where she had front line experience working with children with ASD, ODD, ADHD and aggressive behavioural challenges.
In addition, Jackie has undergone evidence-based behaviour therapist training so she could further understand the fundamentals of mainstream evidence-based approaches used to assist with behaviour management in Autistic Children.
That said, Jackie prefers holistic approaches that are person-centred and allows for flexibility, and focuses on the individual child's needs and developmental uniqueness.
She does not believe in 'fixing' children, as they are not broken. Jackie aims to work with parents on what they feel the child needs to learn to function better within life, so her approaches will never interfere with beliefs about what behaviours do and don't need to be addressed.
Jackie's approach to helping parents of autistic children is heavily focussed on working with parents and alleviating their stress as a primary goal, and working on behaviour management together, as a secondary goal.
With Jackie, you will get non-judgemental, realistic and solution-focussed approaches backed by science-backed, evidence based psychological approaches.
Jackie's style and her no judgement approach really resonated with me. I really needed someone who understood where I was coming from without judging as I felt like I was failing.
Doing he program I started to just relax and be able to enjoy my children for the first time in a little while. People started to comment on our child's behaviour being better. That was a real plus...A real plus.
So I’m very grateful to Jackie for helping us through that and I’ve been very grateful for being part of the community that it brings you into afterwards.
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