Posted in Neurodiverse, Prelude

Explore 💙 C.E.N. Treatment

I found a new DIY self-care project thanks to the video below. I’m not sure if it’d be a good DIY without at least a preliminary knowledge of psychology; but given I studied psychology for my first three years of college, I figure I got this.Famous last words.

Also, it’s not like prototyping a method for self-soothing is going to be harmful to an autistic person. Let’s be real here.

Watching Right Now 💚 Childhood Emotional Neglect

Listing 💜 7 Steps for Treatment

  1. Track your feelings;That’s what this blog is for;
  2. Describe the feeling;But don’t actually use the word for the feeling (the video has an example);
  3. Notice your needs;I struggle with defining this one because I feel like, no matter what, it’s too much;
  4. Practice self-care;This blog is also meant to track my progress in this category, thanks to the dashboard;
  5. List what makes you feel nurtured,This prompt scares the hell out of me… which is what I plan to do for my next post
  6. Accept help and support from others;UGHHHHHH
  7. Setting healthy boundaries.I can’t. I’m not allowed. That’s why I hide.

Watching Right Now ❤ Developmentally Arrested

But what happens when developmentally arresting traumas happen to someone with a developmental disorder? Because I connected with this video, then felt overwhelmed as soon as I considered the co-morbid complications.


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Kourtnie McKenzie holds an MFA (Fiction) from Fresno State and a BA in English (Literature Studies) from Cal State Fullerton. When she isn't writing novellas, she's moonlighting as a professor at Fresno City College and College of the Sequoias. To read more of her writing, visit en.gravatar.com/kourtnie.

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