On a Saturday, I decided to fly to Philadelphia the next day. This episode addresses travelling considerations when you’re neurodivergent. I had to set some boundaries and I also had to implement a lot of self-care. We talk about strategies for travelling, and how to anticipate, prepare, execute, and communicate your needs. We talk about non-violent communication, frequent check-ins, how to adjust if you need structure, and ways to regulate your nervous system.
Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC
- Decipher the significance of fostering emotional safety and its effect on personal growth and wellness.
- Discern the importance of self-care and setting boundaries, specially tailored for neurodivergent individuals.
- Grasp the immense value of open communication and conflict resolution in cultivating deeper relationships.
- Demystify the methods used in maintaining a regulated nervous system while navigating life’s many challenges.
- Understand the strength in being vulnerable and authentic in communication – an often underexplored path to fulfilling relationships.
- Check out nonviolent communication resources: Learn more about nonviolent communication and how it can improve your relationships and create emotional safety.
- Plan a spontaneous trip: Embrace spontaneity and plan a surprise trip with a loved one or a group of friends. Step out of your comfort zone and create new memories in a different location.
- Create a structured and consistent environment: If you feel the need for more structure and predictability in your life, consider implementing routines and schedules that provide a sense of stability. This can help reduce anxiety and create a safe and familiar environment.
- Practice frequent check-ins: Cultivate a habit of checking in with yourself and others regularly. Ask yourself and your loved ones what they need and how you can support them. This can enhance communication, deepen connections, and create a sense of emotional safety.
- Prioritize self-care: Make self-care a priority in your life. Take breaks when you need them, set boundaries, and engage in activities that recharge and rejuvenate you. Remember that taking care of yourself is essential for your overall well-being.
- Use earplugs for sensory regulation
- The importance of fostering emotional safety and its impact on personal growth and wellness is highlighted.
- Setting boundaries and practicing self-care are emphasized as essential for neurodivergent individuals.
- Open communication and conflict resolution are recognized as vital for cultivating deeper relationships.
- Strategies for maintaining a regulated nervous system while navigating life’s challenges are explained.
- The significance of vulnerability and authenticity in communication is explored as a path to fulfilling relationships.
- Honoring personal needs is emphasized as an act of self-love and respect that contributes to emotional well-being and improved relationships.
Patricia was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, but is now exclusively providing coaching. She knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast, misfit, and truthteller. Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), then learning she is neurodivergent helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and a sense of self-compassion. She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other neurodivergent folks know that they aren’t alone, and that having a brain that is wired differently comes with amazing gifts, and some challenges. Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors you
Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC has been a psychotherapist for 20 years. She specializes in helping Highly Sensitive People thrive in love, work, and parenting Highly Sensitive Children. Jen is passionate about using mindfulness and compassion-based approaches to ameliorate human suffering.
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