I'm Hannah Currant - Practitioner and Supervisor, in the past few years, you may have had like me, an increasing awareness of the number of clients coming through the door who are neurodivergent - especially adult women who are identifying they have or may have ADHD.
Historically, fewer women have been diagnosed with neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and dyspraxia. This is because women often present differently to men or boys with these conditions. For example, it is common for women with autism to mask their difficulties with social interactions (but the effort of doing this is exhausting and takes its toll); women and girls with ADHD may not appear as physically hyperactive as boys and therefore get labelled as a day-dreamer, shy, etc. rather than ADHD being considered.
People who are neurodivergent often experience more trauma throughout their lives due to society generally being suited to the needs of the neurotypical majority. People who are different to the ‘norm’ are often excluded, bullied, and exploited due to their differences. Recognising conditions like ADHD, autism, dyspraxia, etc. is complicated and requires specialist knowledge. There is often a lot of overlap with the effects of trauma, other mental health conditions, and different personality traits.
As practitioners of various disciplines, many of us feel ill-informed about different forms of neurodivergence, and lack confidence in how best to support these clients.
In recognising this I have teamed up with Consultant Occupational Therapist Lucy Wells, to create Lunah Training to offer a series of supervision groups and training to support practitioners of all disciplines to better understand neurodiversity. Our aim is to help fellow practitioners to recognise when clients may be neurodivergent, and how to meet their needs within therapy compassionately and effectively.
We would like to invite you, regardless of your discipline to join us in
A Two-part Supervision Group for Practitioners curious about Neurodivergent Clients
This is an online Supervision Group for Practitioners of any discipline who are curious about neurodiversity. These two interactive sessions are designed to provide a supportive space for practitioners and therapists to safely and honestly discuss strategies, and challenges, for working with neurodivergent individuals.
Upcoming Supervision group sessions: Supervision Group for EFT Practitioners curious about Neurodivergent Clients
Mon, 18 Sep & October 9th 2023 14:00 BST Supervision Group for Therapists Curious about Neurodivergent Clients
Thu, 21 Sep & Oct 12th 2023 09:00 BST Supervision Group for Therapists Curious about Neurodivergent Clients
Mon, 2 Oct & 30th 2023 19:00 BST
We will be offering 2 sessions each of 90 minutes, 3 or 4 weeks apart, for a small group to come and bring all your ADHD questions, your Autism queries, your ponderings, wonderings and confusions. You are invited to ask ANYTHING about neurodiversity, how it may be showing up in your practice, and how you might be able to work differently with clients to give them the best benefits of your expert support. No question is too big or small!
Whether you are new to working with neurodivergent clients or have experience in this area, this group aims to foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for practitioners to share knowledge and learn from each other. Together, we will delve into effective techniques, share case studies, and address any questions or concerns you may have. Some common questions asked are:
· What’s the difference between Autism, Aspergers syndrome, and ADHD?
· What do medications do?
· Does what I offer help?
· Who do trauma and neurodiversity overlap? Are they the same thing? Or is it completely different?
· Is a diagnosis useful or not? And how does that inform how I practise with someone?
· How can I work with someone with ADHD who is very chaotic? – will it ever change?
· Isn’t everyone ADHD these days – isn’t it just a fad?
Don't miss this opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and enhance your skills in working with neurodivergent clients. Click here to Reserve your spot today! Other dates are available, if you can’t make these ones - more details here or on our website www.lunahtraining.com or contact us Hannah Currant and Lucy Wells firstname.lastname@example.org to join our mailing list and be kept up to date with further training and supervision opportunities