What It Means To Be Neurodivergent

A Short, Brief Take On Neurodivergent with Paige
Let’s remove the definitions of a label 
Neurodivergent, or ND, is an umbrella term for a variety of neurological conditions that affect and more-like control our behaviours. These include autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and other similar conditions that challenge the way a person may think, perceive and learn. I have been self teaching better ways to understand and challenge this term as part of every day living.

Let’s Understanding Neurodiversity and Neurodivergence.
Neurodiversity is the concept that each person’s brain functions differently, and that these differences should be understood and embraced in culture. Neurodivergence acknowledges the fact that each individual is different, despite a common diagnosis. It’s important to remember that no two people with ND are the same; therefore, it’s essential to recognise an individual’s unique struggle and focus on providing personalised support for them. In terms of what we can do at Neuro Touch… the struggles may show to be more underlying than assumed. And our focus is not what is causing the disruptions to every day life. We can work together to understand what areas of the brain and body may not be connected strong enough. Together we can focus self treatments on weakened areas so that day to day tasks are a lot easier and this diagnosis does not become you. 

Common Neurodivergent Conditions
The most common neurodivergent conditions include autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, dyspraxia, Tourette syndrome, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Each condition presents its own set of challenges and strengths. Our focus at Neuro Touch is on the strengths. Where do these lie neurologically and how can we treat you to enhance the strengths to support areas that can be struggling. Note that our aim is to always reset for you to regain better health, essentially overcoming these challenges. 

Strengths of Neurodivergent Diagnosis's 
Neurodivergent individuals often possess unique strengths that can be harnessed and ignited. For example, individuals with autism may have exceptional attention to detail, pattern recognition abilities, and intense focus. Those with ADHD may exhibit high levels of creativity, hyperfocus, and out-of-the-box thinking. It is important to focus on these areas and not so much the challenges. How can we work together with you to reignite the areas of the brain not doing so well with these super strengths. 

But What Could Be The Challenges? 
 These can include difficulties with social interactions, sensory sensitivities, executive functioning skills, and communication. Many of these can get in the way of “normal” functioning, although so we are told. The stigma around what is normal and what is often underlies challenges, creates challenges and enables them at times. The important factor is note what can be causing you to not feel as though you are in control or motivated or able to live healthy within your mind and body. And then we work with your body and brain to take back what was lost. 

So What Is The Main Point Here ? 
We are faced with challenges, some defined by diagnosis and some are not. The point… to be motivated enough to join an environment were motivation, health, control and balance are a priority. Where you can work within a team and not as the ‘patient’. After all, we help you to help your brain. 

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