VIDEO CONFERENCE: No More Power Struggles
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: No More Power Struggles
WHEN: Thursday, October 21st, 12 pm PST
I don’t have an easy answer for this one actually. All of the platitudes for avoiding power struggles or disengaging when they start, just don’t seem to work with our “Aspies.” They can be so determined that we are wrong that they won’t let up. It’s as if there’s a volcano inside that is overflowing and can’t be stopped even when we capitulate.
Power Struggles are different than meltdowns. They aren’t due to sensory overload or some other emotional disequilibrium. Rather it is the black and white thinking that seems to stump them.
Without empathy, they seize on a small point of disagreement and take it to the extreme. I plan to use this time to talk more about why our ASD loved ones engage in power struggles, but even more important is how to protect ourselves from these difficult moments.
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