Webinar: Autism and Anxiety

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Autism and Anxiety often go hand in hand. Evaleen from AUsome Training is joined by psychotherapist, Eoin Stephens and author Jude Morrow. Jude is author of “Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad”. These three speakers give you an in-depth insight into their own experiences and the shared experiences of many Autistic people . We look at how our environment leads to high levels of anxiety in Autistic kids and adults. We explore ways to cope with and minimise these levels. But we also explore the environmental changes which are needed so that Autistic people can have better mental health.

Rates of anxiety

If we look at autism and anxiety we see that Autistics are disproportionately at risk of suffering from anxiety than the general population. In this webinar we share insights on how living in the world as “different” impacts our self esteem and wellbeing. Our speakers draw on their own experiences as well as research to explore why Autistic children and adults experience such high levels of anxiety. We are all products of our environments and so we must look at how the social environment responds to Autistics. Autistics are often classes as “odd” or “weird”. We often experience bullying and all of this impacts how we  feel.

How do we deal with autism and anxiety?

Eoin offers information on CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and  stresses the importance of having “autism informed” therapies for dealing with anxiety. He also looks at social anxiety and its root causes and ways we develop to cope. 

Jude shares some of his experiences from his book “Why Does Daddy Always Look so Sad”. He shares a little bit about his own experiences with intense anxiety and his own journey to self-acceptance. 

Evaleen breaks down the relationship between autism and anxiety, depression and trauma. She emphasises the need for more Acceptance of Autistic ways. 

Length: 1 hours 52 mins. Once you purchase the webinar it will be available in your account to watch and to re-watch.