Your family needs you to be the best you can be!
As the mother of a child with ASD, it’s no secret that you experience a higher degree of stress than the average parent. An article in Disability Scoop (2009) compared the stress levels ASD Moms experience to that of combat solders! It may sound a bit radical, but it’s not. I’ve experienced it myself. I’ve posted a link to the article below.
So, what happens when your physical or mental health suffers? Everyone in the family is affected. How can you help your child, when you’re suffering yourself? It’s impossible to be mentally and physically present when your self esteem is low, or your physical health is poor.
What can you do about this challenging situation? There are several simple things you can do; take a short walk, listen to music that soothes your soul, or call a friend and chat – regularly. The trick? Make time for you. As Moms, we tend to put ourselves at the bottom of the heap. Enough already. It’s critical that you pay attention to your needs. If you don’t, who will? Right.
Don’t put yourself last anymore!
The goal of my coaching is to help ASD Moms live a more empowered life, by improving their physical and emotional wellbeing. I can’t think of a better cause to get behind. Can you? Your family needs you to be the best you can be.
Coaching provides a judgement-free, safe space for you to get your bearings, explore your needs and own your power. Power, you say? Yep! It may be hidden, but it’s there. Let’s find it together. What makes this even better? Coaching takes place by phone! For more information go here: Coaching with Sue
“Before working with Sue as my coach, negativity was my default mode. After seven weeks of coaching I am amazed at how my life has changed. Self confidence and physical health were the two areas I wanted to improve in. I thought improving my health would have a “trickle-down” effect on my mood, and in turn make me feel better about myself. Surprisingly, it happened the other way around! By increasing my self worth and confidence, health improvements fell into place naturally!”
~ Kay, Barrie, ON
Link to Disability Scoop acticle: http://tinyurl.com/yz3ynu8
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