VIDEO CONFERENCE: Are you a Thriver or Victim in your relationship?
An International Support Group facilitated by Dr. Marshack. This Video Conference is only for members of Meetup. Click here for membership details and to register for this call.
Topic: VIDEO CONFERENCE: Are you a Thriver or Victim in your relationship?
When: Wednesday, February 22nd at 9 am Pacific Time
I spend a lot of time talking about the stress of life with an adult with Autism (or ASD). We all need that acknowledgment so that we don’t feel so alone. However, if all we do is focus on what’s wrong, we can sink into a depression that is so severe we cut ourselves off from hope. We can become so negative in our thinking that we feel like victims and act like it too.
Learning to thrive in the face of such hardship is the ticket. Truly resilient people have a number of traits that we can learn. For example, they accept what is, and stop wishing for the impossible. They also believe that no matter how hard it gets, there is a way to survive and thrive. . . even if they don’t know how to do it yet. They turn to good friends for support and love. And if all else fails, they turn to their religious and spiritual foundations (or should this be first?).
Here’s what a member said about the first time I hosted this conference back in 2016:
“I can’t express enough how helpful to my hungry soul it was to listen. For me, it has been 16 years of living a blindsided life. Now in my first year of “learning” and “educating” myself on ASD and playing back those years from the different perspective is requiring megadoses of healing salves. Thank you, Dr. Kathy, for the work required to provide this service.”
Let’s meet to share inspiration on how to thrive in the face of adversity, especially when so few people except us really know what we go through. Let’s also help each other out of the stuck, depressing spot. We’ve all been there more than once. Helping others is one trait of resilience too.
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