INTEROCEPTION CHECK–IN

“Emotion regulation involves a coherent Relationship with the self, specifically effective communication between body, mind, and feelings”

When I am disturbed by something I can't work out or shake I do a quick 'check-in' to better understand myself: the decisions I make and if I can make new choices that align with my Neurodivergent identity, culture and flow returning to knowing, directing and mastering my life.

 

 

 

 

   LET'S START   

 

We identify a disturbance, great or small which we can't shake addressing one disturbance at a time

 

 

1 – WHAT HAPPENED?

 

(Keep this short and to the point – one issue at a time)

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2 – WHAT DID I DO IN RESPONSE?

 

(What action did or didn't take OR would I like to take?)

 

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3 – WHY DID I DO WHAT I DID?

 

(What thought motivated my response?)

 

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4 – WHY DO I THINK THIS?

 

(Why do I think the above? It doesn't have to be rational or mature)

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5 – WHAT DO I FEAR?

 

(What did I fear at the time OR what did I fear would happen?)

 

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6 – WHAT BELIEF CAUSED ME DO TO DO WHAT I DID OUT OF FEAR?

 

(what did I think at the time that made me do what I did?)

 

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7 – WHAT NEW BELIEF WOULD I LIKE TO EMPLOY?

 

(If the previous belief isn't serving me well, I can create a new belief that is kind

and loving)

 

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  MOVE _ NOW  

To embrace a new thought and begin to abandon a belief that has caused pain or discomfort I can work out I can do now and in the future. I can quickly change a worn-out belief or idea by changing what I do: take new actions

 

 

EMBRACE 

 

I am willing to embrace the awareness, I am uncomfortable with

 

(the belief that I discovered in question 6)

 

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STRETCH 

 

If I am willing to stretch my truth ...

 

Whether I accept it or not, is it still true the belief makes me feel uncomfortable?

 

If, 'Yes it is.'

 

 

SOAR 

 

Am I willing to soar beyond what I am currently doing or experiencing?

 

If, 'Yes I am.'

What can I do to love and look after myself and/or child?

(Having embraced what it is that makes me feel uncomfortable what can I DO that would be loving and kind toward myself)

 

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TIP: I write a list of the things I was DOING that comes from the belief – answered in question 6 – and write a list of doing the exact opposite :)

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

OUR AUTISTIC/NEURODIVERGENT CULTURE

​We acknowledge our LBGTIQ2KA+kin autistic/neurodivergent humans.

 

We use identity-first language, "I am autistic", opposed to "I'm a person with autism", reflecting Autism at the core of our identity, that Autism is a Spectrum, a part of neurodivergence and not a disorder. We radically embrace and celebrate neurodivergence.

 

Authoritarian and conforming learning and approaches such as ABA or Applied Behaviour Analysis, treatment or cures, ableism or functioning labels are harmful to both FAN and their child's neurodivergent neurobiologies.

 

AFFILIATED DISCLAIMER

 

ROARHEART™ makes no recommendations nor has any opinions about or is responsible for the content or deficit language of neurodivergence on sites and links that are external to ROARHEART™. The language that describes neurodivergent neurologies and life experiences as disordered, defective or that to be "fixed, changed and cured" is offensive and harmful to FAN and their child.

It is strongly recommended that medical, psychiatric and other therapeutic advice or treatment can only be given by suitably trained and accredited professionals. ROARHEART™ is not a substitute either inferred or directly to replace any form of treatment participants are currently engaged in. We further suggest that prior to making any changes to current treatment participants discuss this with the practitioner that prescribed the treatment or at least get a second opinion from a suitably qualified and accredited clinician. We cannot do this we are not qualified.

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