Mother's Guide Through Autism

Reduce Stress for Your Child on the Spectrum with Routines - Joseph Shipman

February 04, 2020 Brigitte Shipman, Joseph Shipman Season 1 Episode 17
Mother's Guide Through Autism
Reduce Stress for Your Child on the Spectrum with Routines - Joseph Shipman
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Mother's Guide Through Autism
Reduce Stress for Your Child on the Spectrum with Routines - Joseph Shipman
Feb 04, 2020 Season 1 Episode 17
Brigitte Shipman, Joseph Shipman

In this week's episode, Brigitte Shipman continues the conversation on stress management with her son Joseph Shipman. Joseph shares his perspective on how he experienced stress growing up with autism and as an adult living with autism. 

Brigitte shares her memory of how easily Joseph got overly stimulated and cried constantly as a child. She recalls creating a cassette recording of the white noise that the vacuum cleaner produced to soothe and calm Joseph when he was crying. 

As a child on the spectrum, the world was full of external stimuli that were extremely stress-inducing and fear-provoking. Joseph shares how deviating from routines was often a big trigger for him to experience stress and fear.   

They discussed the importance of keeping solid routines but also of introducing the child on the spectrum new experiences so they can "file" them away in their brain to refer back to in the future. 

Joseph also shares how mindfulness practices have helped him manage stress as an adult and suggests introducing them to autistic children and their moms to manage their stress. 

Enjoy the show!

Resources:

BMV Life Coach
https://bmvlifecoach.com/

Show Notes

In this week's episode, Brigitte Shipman continues the conversation on stress management with her son Joseph Shipman. Joseph shares his perspective on how he experienced stress growing up with autism and as an adult living with autism. 

Brigitte shares her memory of how easily Joseph got overly stimulated and cried constantly as a child. She recalls creating a cassette recording of the white noise that the vacuum cleaner produced to soothe and calm Joseph when he was crying. 

As a child on the spectrum, the world was full of external stimuli that were extremely stress-inducing and fear-provoking. Joseph shares how deviating from routines was often a big trigger for him to experience stress and fear.   

They discussed the importance of keeping solid routines but also of introducing the child on the spectrum new experiences so they can "file" them away in their brain to refer back to in the future. 

Joseph also shares how mindfulness practices have helped him manage stress as an adult and suggests introducing them to autistic children and their moms to manage their stress. 

Enjoy the show!

Resources:

BMV Life Coach
https://bmvlifecoach.com/