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What is Autism Therapy?

What is Autism Therapy & How Can it Help?

Everyone learns at their own pace, some needing more time to learn a particular concept than others.

Autism is a variance in neurotype that leads to its own strengths and challenges.

There is usually nothing that sets apart autistic individuals in terms of physical appearance, however, the way they learn, interact, and behave may differ from their neurotypical peers. Their learning, thinking and problem-solving skills can range from gifted to challenged, much like their neurotypical peers as well.

Autism traits usually become more noticeable in childhood and is defined by a certain set of behaviours. The different degrees of these behaviours are why Autism is said to be "on a spectrum".

There are certain therapies that can help autistic people develop better communication skills, self-understanding and stress management.

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How to Improve Mental Health

How to Improve Mental Health

Mental health refers to your overall psychological well-being, which includes the way you feel about yourself, your ability to deal with difficulties, and the quality of your relationships.

From childhood and adolescence to adulthood, your mental health plays a big role in the way you deal with stress, relate to others, and make choices. Some factors, such as family history, genetics, and life experiences cannot be controlled. However, you do have an influence on a wide portion of your mental health.

Protecting your mental health is easier than you think. With the help of small activities practised every day, you’re able to build a stronger resilience and better cope with difficult situations life throws at you.

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What Does Depression Feel Like?

We all experience a temporary sadness that goes away though, for some, the feelings of unhappiness and hopelessness are constant and have become a part of their regular lives.

Though it’s a term often used loosely to describe how we feel after a bad week or when going through a breakup, depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.

Besides sadness being a response to life’s struggles, depression affects how you think, feel, and function in daily activities. After some time, it may also begin to impact your ability to work, enjoy life, and maintain relationships.

No matter how hopeless you may feel right now, remember that it doesn't have to be permanent. By understanding the causes and signs of depression, you can take your first steps towards well-being.

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How to Prepare For Your First Therapy Session

How to Prepare For Your First Therapy Session

The commitment to start therapy is a ginormous leap in the right direction, and the strength needed to make that decision is something you should acknowledge and be proud of.

Though therapy can be extremely rewarding and beneficial, the first session is known to be the hardest. It can take some time to build a trusting relationship with the therapist, let alone manage any anxiety you might be experiencing.

It’s normal to be wary about opening up to a stranger, and while you should stay open-minded, if you feel like your therapist is not a good fit, you should trust your gut.

Whether you’re excited about your appointment or completely dreading it, preparing yourself beforehand will alleviate any stress and help you identify new goals you’d like to achieve throughout your sessions.

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