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logo Maxine Aston
MSc. Health Psychology
C.C.CERT.Relate.
C&G 7407 Further Education
Diploma in Casework Supervision
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Specialising in relationships affected by Asperger Syndrome.
Individual, couple and family counselling.
Conference speeches, lectures & workshops.


Author of 'The Asperger Couple's Workbook', 'Aspergers in Love' and 'The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome'

Cassandra Workshop
Healing of Cassandra

A weekend workshop for women who are either in, or have been in, a relationship with an AS partner; who would like to feel both understood and supported.

(See also The Healing of Cassandra)


Programme Outline
 Coming to Terms - Why?
 Attraction - Parent or Partner?
 Sorrow and Loss.
 Self Worth & Self Esteem.
 Assessing CAD - Am I?
 Needs - Mine and Others.
 Determining Self Potential
 Rights - What Are They?
 A Life After - With AS?


This is a weekend event where you get to work with Maxine, meet other women in similar situations and make time for yourself and your needs.

Workshop Schedule

Coventry
The Village Hotel & Leisure
Thursday
1st March
&
Friday
2nd March 2012
More info & Book

Symptoms
  • Low self esteem.
  • Feeling confused/bewildered.
  • Feelings of anger/depression.
  • Feelings of guilt.
  • Loss of self.
  • Mental health.
  • Physical health.
Is Anyone Listening?
  • Not being believed.
  • Not being heard.
  • Being blamed.
  • He is just behaving like a man.
  • Let down by professionals.
Mental Health
  • Anger turned to depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Phobias - agoraphobia - flying - social.
  • Asperger ways.
  • Complete breakdown.
  • Medication and therapy.
Physical Effects
  • Migraines.
  • Loss or gain in weight.
  • PMT/female related problems.
  • ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis).
  • Low immune system - colds to cancer.
Why?
  • Why did I fall in love with him?
  • Why did I not notice?
  • Why did I waste so much energy?
  • Why did I put up with his ways?
  • Why did I not take the children and leave?
  • Why do I still love him?
  • Why, Why, Why!
Letting Go of Hope
  • Hope is the last thing to die.
  • Giving Hope a new perspective.
  • Taking control.
  • Change of Focus.
  • Renewing Trust in self.
Rebuilding Self Esteem
  • Having a voice
  • Looking at negative responses.
  • Looking at self image.
  • Building confidence.
  • Becoming assertive.
  • Attending a Workshop.
Finding Self
  • Identifying Parent - Child roles.
  • Changing learned helplessness.
  • Rebuilding self.
  • Rebuilding family and relationships.
  • Rebuilding a social life.
  • Finding support.
Conclusion
  • Emotional support is a basic human need.
  • Time to rebuild.
  • Support/Workshops.
  • Life after Aspergers.


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