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May 25, 2022·edited May 25, 2022Author

Course description & registration link - https://ipak-edu.org/integrative-wellness-for-mental-health/

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.....I only wish that a STOP be put to pathologizing, effective stigmatization of what's REALLY best described as.....[results of] 'environmental injury' [though 'autism', shares the SAME etymological root with 'auteur'; from Merriam-Webster, can mean 'an artist (such as a musician or writer) whose style and practice are distinctive' but, I'd reasonably ADD 'devotee; possessing of EXCEPTIONAL focus' - MOST however, will NEVER make that association] - FEELS like calling such attributes ANYthing else with ALL that's been LEARNED now and STILL-resultant attitudes towards them, just does a SERIOUS disservice to those so affected - while MANY, are only TOO willing to ACCEPT as much.....

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.....one OTHER realization I've had within the past decade, Jamie - there is something of a societal PREDISPOSITION to misperceive effects from PTSD as simply, 'spectrum behaviors' (though NO question they CAN occur at once; my own lifepath out of a BADLY-broken home, has been instructive with recognizing that, FREQUENTLY absent of physical injury an expectation for DESIRED response on EITHER side of a verbal transaction produces EXTREME stress, debilitation in younger individuals when it's NOT been CONSISTENTLY communicated by EVERY aspect, if an adult or peers' body language CONTRADICTS what they're voicing - REGARDLESS clinically-diagnosed functional compromise and, not NECESSARILY due to any failures on their parents' or guardians' part.....a Linguistics graduate student at UMass, felt compelled to AFFIRM the validity of what I've recognized after sharing it with her, too).

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FYI, these links don't work for me on the IPAK-EDU site:

Wholistic Approaches to Wellness

Vaccine Course

Psych A

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