LIVE WEBINAR: Self-Care – Putting You First with Barb Cook 27th May 2021

$35.00 $30.00

WHEN: Thursday 27th May, 2021

START: 6pm Brisbane, Australia (AEDT)

DURATION: 75 minutes (1 hour presentation + 15 minutes Q & A)

WHERE: Online – Webinar link will be sent one (1) day prior to event start

On completion of this workshop, a certificate will be provided with 1 hour personal development.

Autism – ADHD – Dyslexia – Dyspraxia – Neurodiversity

Self-care is critical in maintaining good mental health and physical wellbeing, but is also one of the hardest things to implement into our daily lives. Neurodivergent people often experience higher rates of anxiety and depression, along with high levels of stress and burnout. By the time they hit their 30s and 40s, many neurodivergent people are exhausted, struggling to stay employed, have broken relationships and friendships, along with the emergence of associated chronic disease and health problems.

Causes of long-term negative health impacts can be from:
• Negative self-talk
• Overthinking & catastrophising
• Working excessively, never saying no
• Working in toxic environments
• Being under or unemployed – financial stress
• Being people pleasers
• Masking – trying to fit in, be the chameleon
• Not being mindful of how their body feels – introception
• Not seeking medical help, thinking they will be ok
• Poor diet and exercise
• Not taking holidays or downtime
• Not putting themselves first

This webinar will explore good self-care strategies, how and when to implement them into daily life, how to identify when we are not feeling our best, when to say no and how ask for support.

This webinar will provide practical tools, tips and strategies for neurodivergent people, parents, teachers, employers, allied health professionals, support workers and carers.

This event may be claimable for Self & Plan Managed NDIS Participants. Please check with your plan manager/LAC. Please advise in checkout or email if you require an invoice to claim against your funding package.

About the presenter Barb Cook, M.Aut. (Edu), Dip.HSc. (Nut)

Barb is a registered Developmental Educator, Deputy Chair of the Developmental Educators Australia Incorporated (DEAI), and an Autism and Neurodiversity Employment Consultant and Life Coach for neurodivergent adults (ADHD, autism and dyslexia). Barb holds a Master of Autism (education) degree with focus on employment from the University of Wollongong, where she is also a researcher and co-project lead in the area of self-determination and self-advocacy for adults on the autism spectrum.

Barb has extensive experience in working with adults on the autism spectrum and ADHD, in creating pathways in attaining life goals in the areas of self-determination and self-advocacy, education, employment, health and interpersonal relationships.

Barb is founder of the Neurodiversity Hub in Gympie Queensland, a space providing allied health services for neurodivergent people, including one-on-one support, therapeutic groups, workshops and presentations and an informal space to meet. The Neurodiversity Hub opens May 2021.

Barb is Director and Founder of NeuroEmploy Pty Ltd, a company providing a variety of neurodiversity specific educational and training programs for neurodivergent individuals, workplace staff, management and businesses.

Barb is founder of Spectrum Women Magazine and editor and co-author of the internationally acclaimed book, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism. Barb is a prolific writer on neurodivergence and employment and is published in academic research.

Barb is a highly sought after international speaker and presents on a variety of topics related to autism, ADHD and Neurodiversity.

Barb identifies as neurodivergent, being formally diagnosed mid-life with ADHD, Autism and dyslexia in 2009, and promotes a strength-based and person-centred approach in her life and work.

Barb is a passionate motorcyclist, and enjoys riding the love of her life, Ron Strom Burgundy, a Suzuki VStrom DL1000, who assists her with good self-care and an effective anxiety reducing and depression busting practice.

For more information on Barb and her work click HERE.

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