All our brains are wired differently, this is what makes us all unique as humans. While we all have our own unique way in which we function, maybe you or a loved one have found that the “neurotypical world” can be a difficult one to exist in. Maybe you have been labeled as “weird” or “social awkward” and can find connecting with others or that you just do not fit in. You may find busy environments exhausting, or potentially you have already been diagnosed with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or other specific learning difficulties. If so, you may fall under the umbrella of neurodivergence.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, the term neurodivergence is defined as
a word used to explain the unique ways people’s brains work. While everyone’s brain develops similarly, no two brains function just alike. Being neurodivergent means having a brain that works differently from the average or “neurotypical” person. This may be differences in social preferences, ways of learning, ways of communicating and/or ways of perceiving the environment. Because of this, a neurodivergent person has different struggles and unique strengths. People who are neurodivergent can benefit from education and programs that help them develop their strengths using them to their benefit to live happy, healthy lives.
How Can Peace Of Mind Wellness Help?
Sadly, neurodivergent conditions often connect with trauma. Neurodivergent individuals can often experience social disconnection, bullying, or abuse. These experiences leave them at high risk for anxiety and depression. Additionally, masking can lead you to neglect who you are and leave you feeling exhausted. At Peace of Mind Wellness, we want to assist you in embracing and connecting to your true self and eliminate the high cost that masking (a term used to describe the exhaustion of someone having to cover who they are to survive in a neurotypical world) can bring. Let us help you embrace the true you and begin the path to self-acceptance and healing.