Jul 11, 2023
Words Matter: Claiming Identity Through Inclusive Language
Co-regulation does not mean that you will feel calm. It’s about attunement and being present with you in the moment. We challenge negative biases and stereotypes about neurodivergence, such as the idea that being pedantic is always negative. We discuss the importance of using non-judgmental language when speaking to someone about their experiences, especially when it comes to gender identity and pronouns. We also talk about the difficulty some may have differentiating the different types of friendships.
Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC
· Strengthen your connections by learning about co-regulation and attunement in relationships.
· Recognize and increase awareness of linguistic biases to build healthier, more empathetic partnerships.
· Embrace authenticity and vulnerability in conversations for deeper understanding and bonding.
· Break down barriers in communication to foster effective and meaningful exchanges with others.
· Discover the significance of neurodiversity in the continued development and growth of human interactions.
The resources mentioned in this episode are:
· Practice co-regulation by being present and attuned to someone's emotions without trying to fix or change them.
· Use non-judgmental language when speaking to someone about their experiences, especially when it comes to gender identity and pronouns.
· Consider collaborating and communicating with other disciplines and research teams to gain more insight and information.
· Embrace neurodivergence and recognize the strengths and gifts that come with it.
· Challenge negative biases and stereotypes about neurodivergence, such as the idea that being pedantic is always negative.
· Keep an open mind and be willing to evolve and adapt as we learn more about ourselves and the world around us.
Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Coach. She knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast, misfit, and truthteller. Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), then learning she is neurodivergent helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and a sense of self-compassion. She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other neurodivergent folks know that they aren’t alone, and that having a brain that is wired differently comes with amazing gifts, and some challenges. Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors you
Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC has been a psychotherapist for 20 years. She specializes in helping Highly Sensitive People thrive in love, work, and parenting Highly Sensitive Children. Jen is passionate about using mindfulness and compassion-based approaches to ameliorate human suffering.
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