I currently offer two stand alone classes adapted from the 5 part class series.
Stand alone class 1: Polyvagal theory, autism, and human sexuality
This class is a deep dive into the nervous system and its role in sexuality and socializing. This class includes an examination of polyvagal theory, fascia, and trauma. Auditory hyperacusis, PDA (pathological demand avoidance) and rejection sensitive dysphoria will also be covered as illustrative examples of how an understanding of the nervous system, trauma, and the polyvagal theory can help shift our perspective around challenging behavior. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of the nervous system as well as how the nervous system and trauma impact and influence sexuality and ability to socialize.
Stand alone class 2: Sensory Processing Disorder, Autistic Burnout, and human sexuality.
This class is a deep dive into the senses and burnout- specifically autistic burnout- and how both (individually and together) impact sexuality as well as socializing in general. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of our senses and autistic burnout and their role in sexuality and socializing.
Who are these classes for?
These classes are primarily for therapists but they are open to anyone (i.e. parents, educators, other professionals who work with autistic individuals etc.) who is interested in learning about autism, human sexuality, and the intersection of the two subjects. Each class will include an extensive resource list. Instead of piecemeal resource gathering, individuals can get a wide range of information in one place with guidance. These classes will be more focused on the “why” of behavior rather than behavior management/description. Course content can be adjusted based on participants prior knowledge and training. The stand alone classes are limited to 10 people. There is an option to take the classes one-on-one. Both classes will be live and not prerecorded. If interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a screening call (video or phone).
Each stand alone class is $250. Payment plans can be arranged by contacting email@example.com for more information.
Each class is 2 hours. This includes ~75-90 minutes of instruction with time for ~20-30 minutes of questions.