AN INTER-ACTIVE GUEST SPEAKER PRESENTATION
Dr Gavi Ansara Presents:
"How to Unlock your Aspie Superpowers"
Thurs 6th September 2018, 7.30 pm
What’s fabulous about Aspie people? Unlocking your Aspie superpowers, appreciating and bringing out the best in yourself and your Aspie loved ones!
This interactive presentation will also involve discussion with attendees about:
Classic Aspie/allistic communications issues and how to manage them such as:
- Why an Aspie may feel they are the ‘bad’ one and how to deal with this
- Why is my parent/partner always upset at me?
How you can be a cheerleader for your Aspie loved one including how to be more supportive and respectful as well as empowering?
Discovering Aspie Superpowers
The strengths that Aspie people bring to work and relationships
Practical examples and solutions that will spark questions and discussion
Aims to educate adult Aspies, and their partners/loved ones:
For Aspie people to discover confidence in themselves while loved ones learn how to understand and empower their Aspie
To learn strategies for and their loved ones to handle some common situations where Aspie and allistic people have different needs and expectations
To understand ways to improve Aspie/allistic ‘intercultural’ communication without blaming or pathologising the Aspie person, including ways Aspie people can advocate for themselves
For both Aspies and loved ones to discover some of the unique benefits and strengths - the Aspie superpowers- that Aspie people bring to their interpersonal relationships and how to activate and apply these strengths.
Who is This Presentation For?
Even though this interactive presentation is focused on adult Aspies and their loved ones, everybody that is interested in relationships and empowerment is encouraged to attend. Gavi will provide copies of his slides to attendees.
Please come join us and Dr Ansara will welcome your participation. The event will include breaks with a basic supper afterwards to catch up with your community.
About Dr Gavi Ansara
Dr Gávi Ansara (PhD Psych, MSc Soc Psych, MCouns, PACFA Reg. Provisional, Reg. NDIS Provider) is a polycultural, trauma-informed, and trans-affirming psychotherapist with over 15 years of global experience supporting people with marginalised life experiences. Read more about Dr Ansara in the attached How to Unlock your Aspie Superpowers flyer (pdf).
Arrival: From 7.00 pm onwards, ready for 7.30 pm start.
Format: Session will start with approximately 20 minutes of Dr Ansara talking and then a short break to allow time to think of questions / talk topics. We encourage you to submit questions you already have in the box on the registration form below.
Costs: $25 for Members of Aspergers Vic; $40 for Non-Members
Getting There: Parking: Free parking is available at the venue in the carpark and in the surrounding streets. Public Transport: Take the train (Lilydale or Belgrave Line) to Blackburn and walk about 5 mins up to Railway Ave. Or several buses service Blackburn station.
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