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Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism

Reframing Autism

Reframe your thinking around autism

The book that started a new movement for this progressive approach to autism and asperger’s syndrome.

REFRAME YOUR THINKING AROUND AUTISM: HOW THE POLYVAGAL THEORY AND BRAIN PLASTICITY HELP US MAKE SENSE OF AUTISM, BY HOLLY BRIDGES. BOOK AND E-BOOK, 104 PAGES, 1ST EDITION, 2015. ISBN:978-1-84905-672-4.

Book Chapters

Where We Are & What We Know

Something New – The Polyvagal Theory

The Polyvagal Theory in More Detail

The Social Engagement System

Living is an Embodied Experience

Learning to Be

The Gifts of the Autist

Integrating the Nervous System

Brain Plasticity and Autism

The Process of Discovery and Self-Image

Anat Baniel and Brain Plasticity

The Nine Essentials

Some Other Integration Techniques

Where We Go From Here

Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism is a smart, easy-to- grasp book that offers a whole new paradigm for understanding and working with autism. It is written for those on the spectrum of all ages, their parents and supporters, and is refreshingly jargon-free.

"We need to get more sophisticated in our appreciation of autism so we can value the paradox - the heights of and the lows simultaneously - while being allowed to explore avenues of healing and growth."

Holly Bridges
Autism as a learnt response

The book explains in simple language the work of American neuroscientist Dr Stephen Porges, and his Polyvagal Theory. The Polyvagal Theory suggests that autism may not be a neurological disorder, but a learnt response of the body to early stressors. It supplies not only a plausible answer to the question ‘What is autism?’, but it also explains why there is a spectrum. This theory is beautiful and allows for the possibility of real change.

Scope for positive change

So many people do change on the autism spectrum. Some people are non-verbal, only to find that they later find their voice. Others can become much more proficient and comfortable in company as they mature. Some parents have described their child as neurotypical only to find after some event that they were not, and some document that the symptoms of autism in their child have been completely reversed.

Making sense of autism

The Polyvagal Theory makes sense of this change. It allows us to see past the diagnosis of autism and opens new doors to therapy and healing.

"It can make a huge difference to the autist to understand that what is happening is a physiological response, that it is not ‘them’… Informing the autist that this is just 'triggered circuitry' can be profoundly liberating for an autist."
~ Dr Stephen Porges

REFRAME YOUR THINKING AROUND AUTISM: HOW THE POLYVAGAL THEORY AND BRAIN PLASTICITY HELP US MAKE SENSE OF AUTISM, BY HOLLY BRIDGES. BOOK AND E-BOOK, 104 PAGES, 1ST EDITION, 2015. ISBN:978-1-84905-672-4.

 

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NEW INSIGHTS INTO AUTISM

“Suddenly the penny dropped. I have seen the results of responding to my boy’s needs differently, and now I feel that I ‘get’ him in a whole new way”

~ Ceri, parent

SO EASY TO UNDERSTAND

“You convey complex theories in a way that is quite easy for me to understand. Anyone who is involved with autists should read this book”

~ Jo, parent

A GREAT LITTLE BOOK

“Holly has woven together cutting-edge ideas to form a premise that holds a lot of potential for those dealing with or seeking to understand autism”

~ (via Amazon)