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๐๐ž๐ฎ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐Œ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ

Updated: Nov 17, 2023


#Neurodiversity means people experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways; there is no one "right" way of #thinking, #learning, and #behaving, and differences enriches the environment and are not viewed as deficits.

It is a term coined by, Judy Singer, an Australian sociologist. And it aims to increase acceptance and inclusion of all while embracing our neurological differences.


๐–๐จ๐ซ๐๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ข๐ง ๐ง๐ž๐ฎ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ


Like everything else we discuss in #Mindfulness, when we talk about becoming a mental health ally at workplaces, schools, and every other setting, we always need to bring forward the knowledge of โ€˜๐Œ๐ข๐ง๐๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐’๐ž๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ฌโ€™ because our words matters and it helps shapes cultures.



Encouraging inclusive cultures through words and actions.


How Can We Become Mindful?


  • ๐€๐ฅ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐š๐๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ: ๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ: Offer a quiet break space (๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ I know through out my working years I have always found it difficult working in open office spaces โ€” I would get fixated on the loud noise and it hindered me from getting things done).


  • ๐†๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐. I do even apply that in a classroom setting. We should not be stuck behind our desks and glued to our chairs. We are not meant to function that way. (Plenty of Studies by Stanford researchers Opezzo and Schwartz, Hillman, University of IIinois by Dr Chuck, Microsoft human factor lab โ€” Found that walking breaks, and merely standing even ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐›๐จ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง).


  • ๐ƒ๐จ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ! Inform people of what you expect from them at workplaces/students of what you expect from them in classroom settings, and don't assume someone is deliberately breaking the rules or being rude. ๐‘๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฆ๐š๐๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐›๐ž ๐š๐๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฑ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž.


  • Communicate with clarity. Be kind, patient, and thoughtful.


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