Hi, I'm Bozena.
I'm passionate about supporting autistic and neurodiverse children and their families to cope with emotions and self-regulate, using mindfulness resources.
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My Mindful Neurodiverse Story
Working with emotion has been my passion for the 20-or-so years of working as a therapist.
And, mindfulness has been my roadmap for transitioning from overthinking, worrying, and stress into the wonderous, peaceful pace of an inner mindful awareness...
That, in a nutshell, was the theme of my B.C. life (before children).
When my boys were diagnosed with being on the autism spectrum an unexpected dimension enriched my life, that of trying to understand their inner experience, ways of processing information, and relating to the world. I felt like I had to untangle from the clutches of the concept of a disorder and the medical model that we were initially immersed in, and grow in gratitude and complete acceptance of this chapter of our journey together.
I've learned that many individuals on the autism spectrum find information processing and emotional regulation challenging. After a typical school day, my children can feel exhausted from the mental effort it takes to filter out distractions, interpret social cues, or cope with changes to routine, to name a few. This can impact their levels of tolerance and coping. They can seem easily upset. At such times, out come my treasured mindfulness resources and, with the help of ongoing research and continuous learning, I apply myself to translating what I found most helpful with my neurotypical clients into strategies that helped my boys to expand their awareness of emotion and coping.
Mindfullness is by no means a quick fix. The appeal of unfounded fads and elusive cures may allure some, but my belief is that our neurodiverse mindfulness journey is about lifelong learning and growth, one day at a time...
Mindfulness will never be the answer to all of our challenges. However, my experience is that mindful awareness affords me a present, joyful, wonderous, grateful, and calm journey...
Bozena is a Multi Award-Winning Author/Counseling Psychologist (MA Psych, Post Grad Dip Psych, Post Grad Cert Peace and Conflict Studies), Gold Medalist in Readers' Favorite Biblical Counseling Genre.
“Let us rejoice in the truth, wherever we find its lamp burning.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
"Love is kind." (1 Cor 13:4-7)
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Cor 3:17)
"The humanization of our society depends on greater involvement by
women in the basic structures on which society is built." ~ John Paul II
Equality of Worth
"So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." (Gen 1: 27)
"Through his 'artistic creativity' man appears more than ever in the image of God." ~ John Paul II
Up Close and Personal...
I spent my childhood holidays in a remote country cottage in Poland, in the Bierna village, where I forged my life long passionate love of nature.