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The Nurturing Authenticity Programme

A BRAND NEW Programme aimed at neurodivergent adults, who are diagnosed, undiagnosed or self-identifying and beginning to UNMASK. This programme guides you through the process of discovering your neurodivergence, understanding and accepting your true self and giving you the confidence to grow and develop according to your own needs and individuality,

We guide and advocate for CONSENT, AUTONOMY, and AUTHENTICITY. Three crucial aspects for us to develop healthy connections with the world around us.

What is The Nurturing Authenticity Programme?

If you often hear yourself saying things like “I don’t have any “SPOONS” left” or “I am running out of “SPOONS” then this programme may be hugely beneficial for you as you may be using up all your energy reserves by Masking, Camouflaging or Fawning. 

This programme is designed to help you unravel who you are. As Neurodivergent adults, who may have spent a lifetime masking or hiding our true authentic and unique personalities we are tangled in a web of constant wonder. Often being confused of our own preferences, desires, wants and needs, because we are experts at adapting our masks for every given situation, thus we end up constantly in a state of shutdown/burnout and therefore never able to fully replenish those spoon levels to feel refreshed. 

Masking can be extremely detrimental to our mental health, and if we have children it can then create that ripple effect where our children may begin to also hide who they really are.

This programme is extremely personal, It may pull you out of your comfort zone at times, of course with the greatest care, and nurture, and ONLY should you be in a space where you are able to reflect on this and participate in discussion about your own personal circumstances to be able to move into a more comfortable, AUTHENTIC you!

 

PLEASE ALSO SEE TRIGGER WARNINGS BELOW BEFORE MAKING A DECISION ABOUT BOOKING THIS PROGRAMME

Being Radically, AUTHENTICALLY, Uniquely, YOU

If you often hear yourself saying things like “I don’t have any “SPOONS” left” or “I am running out of “SPOONS” then this programme may be hugely beneficial for you as you may be using up all your energy reserves by Masking, Camouflaging or Fawning. 

This programme is designed to help you unravel who you are. As Neurodivergent adults, who may have spent a lifetime masking or hiding our true authentic and unique personalities we are tangled in a web of constant wonder. Often being confused of our own preferences, desires, wants and needs, because we are experts at adapting our masks for every given situation, thus we end up constantly in a state of shutdown/burnout and therefore never able to fully replenish those spoon levels to feel refreshed. 

Masking can be extremely detrimental to our mental health, and if we have children it can then create that ripple effect where our children may begin to also hide who they really are.

This programme is extremely personal, It may pull you out of your comfort zone at times, of course with the greatest care, and nurture, and ONLY should you be in a space where you are able to reflect on this and participate in discussion about your own personal circumstances to be able to move into a more comfortable, AUTHENTIC you!

 

Guide One: Taking a little look back over your younger years and unravelling your comfort levels in certain situations will really help you to begin to find out who you are, what you like and what you don’t like.

Guide Two: In this session we take a deep dive into what triggers us and why. Is it sensory, Trauma, or something different? What can we do to help ourselves and calm our nervous system to avoid such an onslaught of triggers. 

Guide Three: It Takes A Village. 

Guide Four: A Trauma Informed workshop

Guide Five: Radical Connection.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Three LIVE 1 hour professionally illustrated presentations delivered by Jodie Isitt over a six week period.

AUTHENTICITY GUEST – Dannii Bolton from PDA Our Way joins us throughout Guide Three to explore Burnout/Shutdown, Radical Acceptance and Finding ourselves.

Our brand new Calm, Connection & Co-Regulation® model embedded throughout this programme.

AUTHENTICITY Workshop on Parental Trauma with Dr Naomi Fisher.

A downloadable guidebook to be used alongside the programme for note taking and progress reporting. 

Membership access to The Nook by Nurture for those that do not already have it for the entirety of the programme.

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DANNII BOLTON FROM PDA OUR WAY 

BOOK YOUR SPACE

You have the option to pay in full or pay in three instalments

Simply click the relevant button below to book your place. After booking you will receive an email with the Zoom links to join the programme and next steps.
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TRIGGER WARNINGS

PLEASE NOTE: This programme is NOT suitable for children. This programme comes with a set of TRIGGER WARNINGS that you need to be aware of before signing up to this programme.

1. Consent & Vulnerability

2. Sexual Abuse

3. Bullying

4. Mental Health

 

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Guide One: I Don't Know Who I Am

This session will focus heavily on the TRAUMA created by a society that not only stripped us of our CONSENT, but blamed us for the resulting trauma that was created due to our vulnerability being taken advantage of.

  • My journey – Who was I?
  • Consent, Vulnerability & Trauma
  • Let’s Look at Consent
  • Let’s Look at Vulnerability
  • Let’s Look at Trauma

Guide Two - Trust Your Gut

Guide Two: Trusting your instincts is a vital part of the process for RADICAL (UN)Parenting and we will discuss the many experiences of the facilitator and the learners where this has either proven to be true when listened to or when you wish you would have listened and acted on that gut feeling.

Briefly discussing methods of communication for the neurodivergent person and how important it is to study our young people intently so that we can begin to talk their language.  This session guides you back to your most confident, enabling those advocacy skills to flourish once more and encouraging you to always trust your gut.

Week 3: Reasonable Adjustments

The pathway of SEN / EHCP’s / Reasonable adjustments and so forth can be a scary and bewildering place. But knowledge is POWER and this session aims to provide members with this power. 

Attendees will be given clear information and knowledge so they will be able to navigate these pathways armed with confidence. This will include basic law and children’s rights including ideas about what reasonable adjustments vs unreasonable adjustments are. We give examples of our own reasonable adjustments, how to ensure these adjustments are put in place and ideas on how to approach the professionals in your children’s lives to ensure that their needs are met. 

Members will also be equipped with ideas for “reasonable adjustments” versus “unreasonable adjustments”. A guest expert speaker – Karen Stepanova – SEN Consultant is arranged for this week who will give her very own presentations on the basics of SEN Law.

Week 4: Mental Health

In this session we look at how Imposter Syndrome can cause people to doubt their abilities.

The toll of advocating for children with additional needs can be detrimental to a parent or carer’s health. Our aim is to build up confidence and restore the mental health of parents or carers so that they have the inner strength to fight as hard as they can for their children.

This week focuses on changing negative thoughts to positive ones and helps restore the mental health of attendees. Jodie and Laura provide ‘Top Tips’ to staying mentally well during tricky times.  

Week 5: No-one can help me

What can I do? By week 5 we hope that all attendees will feel more confident, less stressed and have the skills and facts that they need to successfully advocate for their children. But we know that sometimes this is not enough.

The system can be fraught with challenges, and no matter how skilled you are, it can feel like your journey keeps being taken off track. In this session, an expert speaker will join to give fantastic advice on where to turn next when you feel you have exhausted all avenues. Practical advice regarding matters such as benefits, grants and additional sources of advice is also given, leaving the attendees feeling well equipped in their journey ahead.  

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Guide Three: I'm Giving Up

Making sure that consistency is key, as our young people will not learn to trust us if we do not show them we are trustworthy. So making sure that when we start this process, we are committed to making it as successful as we possibly can.

Gaining trust, and keeping it is extremely important, however we all make mistakes, we will get triggered at some point, it is how we manage those mistakes that count. We are so used to being judged for our parenting choices, that throughout this session you be inspired to take back control of who you are, and give you the confidence to shut out the negative and leave more room for the positive.

Radical Guide Four: F*ck That Sh*t

Tuning out all the negative interference from around you will be crucial to enhancing your progression through this change, and this is something that will be difficult for a lot of families particularly when people are not yet ready to accept the RADICAL approach. Ditching the negative impacts on your parenting so that you can be free to be you. No shame. No judgment, just unapologetically you!

Join us whilst together we chant:   

F*ck That Sh*t

Week 3: Worrier to Warrior

In this final session, we will help you and those you support to find ways to reframe negative thoughts so that it is possible to “think better and feel better.”  We will also cover practical strategies to help you manage your anxious self, keep calm and turn you from a worrier, to a warrior, ready to battle everything that life throws at you.

Guide Five: RADICAL CONNECTION - Neuroparenting with Kristy Forbes & Jodie Isitt

Kristy and Jodie have worked together for a number of years and are completely aligned in their parenting, and in fact all round beliefs. Creating neuro-inclusive spaces, using neuro-affirmative approaches as standard. 

Week 1: Introduction to ASC

We will explore the many aspects of being autistic or having an autistic family member. Jodie will share her road to diagnosis for her three children and finally herself and her own diagnosis in 2020 at 35 years of age.  This first week will lay the foundations for the rest of the Five week programme. 

Week 2: Differences I May Experience

Focussing on the saying, “When you have met one autistic person you have met one autistic person” we will take a deeper dive into the way that autism effects everyone individually.  During this session we will look at sensory needs in more detail and provide some ideas to help keep autistic children more regulated.

Week 3: Advocating For My Autistic Child

Laura and Jodie feel that “small changes make a big difference” for autistic individuals – and during this session we will discuss helpful tips for parents and reasonable adjustments for schools and colleges. 

In this session you will also be able to ask us questions relevant to this topic and we will signpost you to other helpful organisations and sources of information related to Autism. 

Week 4: Sibling Support

There is no doubt that an autism diagnosis can affect the whole family.  In this fourth session we will explore the impact autism can have on families and siblings.

We will discuss lots of helpful approaches to help you support your whole family and explore the positive aspects of an autism diagnosis.  We will also discuss how to support siblings of autistic individuals using empathy and understanding whilst also covering the importance of looking after your own mental health as parents.

Week 5: The Autistic Experience

Chloe, Jodie and Laura will discuss the medical model of autism and some of the theories of autism which are now proven to be out-dated and detrimental to autistic individuals.

Chloe will talk using her personal insight as an autistic adult, will discuss effective ways to support the mental well-being of autistic individuals and answer questions from attendees.

Week 2: Nurturing Anxious Minds

Whilst it is true that many children suffer from anxiety at any one time, those who are neurodivergent (ie are autistic, with or without PDA; have ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia etc) are more likely to have anxiety to varying degrees as part of their experience.  In this session, the anxiety experienced by any child is approached with understanding and acceptance and is jam-packed with practical ways to support children in a positive and nurturing way.

Week 1: Understanding Your Anxious Self

In this first session, Laura and Jodie gently introduce what anxiety can look and feel like with a real and tangible understanding that all participants come from a variety of experiences. Together, we will look at the impact anxiety can have on how we behave and interact with different people as well as the internal struggles it can bring.  By offering an invitation to reflect on and recognise our own anxiety and the negative internal voices that drive it, they begin to consider ways to quieten those voices and fears both for ourselves and those we wish to support. 

Week 2: Nurturing Advocacy Confidence

The aim of this session is to break down attendees’ advocacy skills, then rebuild them so that facts and controlled emotions are used successfully.

Laura and Jodie share their experiences of advocating for their children – both good and bad and demonstrate how to use assertiveness skills effectively and remove emotive language.

They also share their “Top Tips” before, during and after transitions to ensure that all objectives are achieved.