In 2015, I started co-facilitating workshops with Danny Raede at Asperger Experts, and became suspicious of how well I related to “their problems.” After a year of teaching the BEAM LiFE Process to “these people,” I finally went to a psychologist, an expert on adult autism.
And guess what, at the ripe old age of 58, I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Before the diagnoses, I had been told my challenges with isolation, anxiety, depression, bi-polar, abuse, alcoholism, unwanted habits and behaviors – and the excruciating sense of loneliness – was due to PTSD from old trauma.
Since the diagnose, I have clear insight into the world of recovery while still feeling an overwhelming sense of isolation, separateness, and that weird feeling of not belonging.
I have become an expert on how to develop self-respect, self-acceptance, and self-love, with social ease and comfort in the world of Autism.
In addition, I have been free from drugs and alcohol for more than 28 years.
Because of my diagnosis and my experience in recovery, I now have a keen understanding of how it feels to be clean and sober…and still not fit in…because of Social Blindness from Autism and PTS.
Also, worth mentioning is that we can also call this condition “Neurodiversity.”
The National Symposium on Neurodiversity at Syracuse University says that, “Neurodiversity is a concept where neurological differences are to be recognized and respected as any other human variation. These differences can include those labeled with Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autistic Spectrum, Tourette Syndrome, and others.”
Life can be lonely, confusing, and so frightening. And it does not need to be! There is a solution – a Somatic Solution – called the BEAM LiFE Process.
By working through the BEAM LiFE Process, I was able to build a life I had only imagined. I have now developed a great relationship with my husband and children, and have built a successful business.
I found a life of fulfillment. And so can YOU!
My journey makes me an expert on Recovery with Social Blindness.
I offer a solution to learn how to “see” others by developing intuition and social awareness. I feel a calling to bring my experience, strength, and hope to the autism community.
Read about the Link Between Autism and Addiction.
To get free from social blindness, you can take this course in the comfort of your own home.
Are you on the Autism Spectrum?
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The BEAM LiFE process cultivates brilliant behaviors to support you and help you develop:
Clarity in what you want
Confidence in what you do
Courage to BE…You!
After guiding people with Asperger’s through the BEAM LiFE Process, I have received exciting feedback of changes and successes in their lives. Many have become free of anxiety and fears that used to block their path.
The BEAM LiFE focus is to help you Get Unstuck from any Life-Limiting Habits and learn Brilliant Behaviors to develop your Formula for Successful Living.
And know that the perspective is of a person in recovery who is also on the Autism Spectrum… me.
If you identify yourself as ”being on the Autism Spectrum” you may find this article interesting. I invite you to contact me and find out more about how The Shift can help you change your life!
Also, click here for my workshop on Social Ease.
Dear Asperger Experts;
I recently flew from New Jersey, to Seattle, to attended your two day seminar with my 15 year old son Michael who is on the autistic spectrum.
I am a physician and have practiced medicine, specifically Cardiothoracic (heart, lung, and esophageal) surgery, for 16 years, at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country, including, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. I have attended countless seminars and conferences watching presentations of the most innovative advancements in my field. I have never been impacted by any experience as much as I was by Asperger Experts seminar.
My wife (also a physician) and I have tirelessly researched autism in an effort to help our son. We’ve listened to multiple speakers over the years, with impressively advanced degrees and accolades. They were able to, without even knowing Michael, describe his issues with remarkable accuracy. However, that was where it ended. There were no real suggestions, solutions, or answers, especially for teenagers. Asperger Experts has those suggestions, solutions, and even some answers. This course should be mandatory for all families touched by autism. The course, however, goes far beyond autism. You are all LIFE Experts.
Your mere example of the adversity you have all overcome in a world convinced that success would be impossible is above inspiring. In a system that tells parents to hope for the least and expect the worst.
The biggest mistake anyone could make for themselves and their loved one is to not attend your seminar. Thank you for all your massive efforts to bring this to us. You are an incredible team! I was truly left speechless and hopeful.
With greatest thanks and sincerity,
Vincent E. Lotano, MD
“My favorite person that does SE, along with a whole bunch of other modalities that she sort of combined into the BEAM LiFE Process is Eva Angvert Harren.
It is amazingly powerful stuff. I’m in Seattle. I fly down to her, like, once every three or six months or so. It is the most powerful, magical thing I have ever seen in my life, so much so that it informs pretty much everything I do in my life.
If everybody knew how to do SE, the world would be such a changed place. It would be miraculous.It is the single greatest thing that gave me my life back.
People ask, OK, you’re somebody with Asperger’s. And you’re in your mid to late 20s now. How did you actually succeed in life? This, right here, this is what I did. You want to know the magic secret sauce?
Somatic Experiencing and Eva over at BEAM LiFE Coaching is it.” ~ Danny Raede
“Up until very recently, I had never defined myself as a socially adept person, mainly because I didn’t trust myself to behave appropriately with acquaintances or peers. One session with Eva transformed this discouraging assumption into an unshakable belief in my ability to do and be confident and competent in the company of others, which I didn’t think was possible for me. She helped me step into my own incredible potential, and opened up new avenues that had been inaccessible to me for nearly two decades. To say Eva changed my life would be understating how important she has been to my growth as a human being.” ~ Hayden Mears.
Contributed by Beverly Vicker, CCC-SLP Bloomington, IN: Indiana Resource Center for Autism.
How can parents explain to relatives, neighbors, teachers, or service agency personnel that their son or daughter with an autism spectrum disorder has a significant communication problem? People often hear the high-functioning individual using good articulation, speaking in sentences, and engaging in comments on selective topics. The parentsmay be asked, “How can there be a communication problem?” Parents, when explaining their son’s or daughter’s disability, face a dilemma. Should the parent explain using terms such as difficulties with “pragmatics,” “social communication,” or “comprehension of the subtleties of daily communication discourse”? Probably not. Such descriptions do not explain to people how to interact with a person with an autism spectrum disorder. Parents really want people to feel comfortable about communicating with their son or daughter, and want to make the interaction more mutually successful. Parents may find that people will better understand the situation if information is presented within a familiar frame of reference. Thus, an analogy might help someone understand whereas a presentation of facts and explanations may not.
You will become a self-loving and self-motivated person who will find
Clarity in what you want
Confidence in what you do
Courage to BE…You!
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