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Positivity Is A Journey Of Self Discovery & Strategies

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This is from a personal perspective – remember think of strategies that make you happy 

My previous blog was somewhat raw but  a necessary look at situations that can affect the mind and mental health of a person (who ever they are) – with reflective thought and with the help of friends on social media – I believe as difficult as mental health problems can be the importance and acknowledgement of positive energy and that it is good for people.

How we get to this is personal so here are some things that have helped me over the years. 🙂

Special thanks to Kirsty Seager & Richard Attfield 

  •  Comedies – Laughter that raw feeling of finding something brilliant in all of its hilariousness has helped me today I was watching an episode of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em.
  • Drawing – From a young age I would draw and found i very relaxing, today I have started  drawing again which is cartoon art mixed with fashion this has been a nice past-time to take back up.
  • Poetry – It is a way for me of conveying humour, real-life, emotions and opinions
  • Woodlands – My friend Richard Attfield suggested the countryside strolls within its ethereal beauty as way to calm down, relax and be at peace and that the act of doing so releases anti-depressant chemicals in the brain.
  • Sensory Integration – Another friend Kirsty Seager suggests sensory toys and human software therapy which has helped her.
  • Diet  Richard has also pointed that importance of diet, vitamins and minerals for a healthy body and mind
  • Healthy Friendships – These are very important it is not about someone projecting at someone it is about compromises (which are reasonable) and listening to one another and enjoying each others company this can also flow into workmate and romantic relationships also.

I do not proclaim victim-hood I do however acknowledge victimisation –  this isn’t going to dictate me or my life all people on this earth deserve the right to be happy, content, settled and secure. I will continue to do this. 🙂 

I hope this helps others. 🙂

Paul Isaacs Adult With Autism 2014

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Author: Paul Isaacs

Paul was branded as a “naughty & difficult child” at school. He was classically autistic and non-verbal due to speech articulation difficulties. He had complex sensory issues and appeared both deaf and blind. He gained functional speech around the age of 7 or 8 years old. He went through the mainstream school system with no additional help or recognition of his autism. Consequently, he did not achieve his academic or his social potential and had very low self-esteem. At age 11, Paul was referred to the children’s mental health service with childhood depression where he was regarded as “developmentally underage” and having speech problems. As an adult, Paul had a string of unsuccessful jobs, and his mental health suffered. He developed both Borderline and Schizotypal Personality Disorders in early 2007. He was referred to mental health services and misdiagnosed with “Asperger traits with a complex personality”, which did not satisfy Paul or his family. A local autism organisation put Paul in touch with an experienced psychiatrist, who diagnosed him with Autism at 24 years old. In 2012 Paul was also diagnosed with Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome by an Irlen Consultant who confirmed that he also had face, object and meaning blindness – conditions which Paul describes eloquently in his speeches and training sessions. He also has dyslexia, dyscalculia and also a dissociative disorder. Having started working as an local autism organisation as a public speaker in 2010, Paul joined their mission to promote autism awareness. His hope is that others will not have to suffer as he did. Now also a core member of our Training Team, Paul continues to enhance true understanding of autism at every opportunity. Paul has released and published 5 books on the subject of autism published by Chipmunka publishing and has contributed to other books too. Having overcome many challenges to achieve the success that he now enjoys, Paul’s message is that Autism is a complex mix of ability and disability. He firmly believes that every Autistic person should have the opportunity to reach their potential and be regarded as a valued member of society. Apart from autism related blogs Paul also write about movies, fashion, art and anything that is of interest. As of August 2015 Paul now works as a freelance speaker, training and consultant in and around the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire area. If you are interested please contact him via email at staypuft12@yahoo.co.uk

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