Re-Connecting: Working with Essential Oils within the Autism Spectrum
April 10 @ 10:00 am - April 11 @ 6:00 pm
Autism is not a disease but a spectrum condition that must be fully understand, accepted and must be seen in its real perspective. There are highly effective treatment and intervention methods available (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) that can help individuals with autism and their families to cope and address the symptoms and characteristics of this disorder.
Different interventions have been developed to help children and adults with autism, and this re-connecting technique using aromatherapy is one of them.
As autism lasts for the entire life, the autistic signs in all stages of life, early childhood, middle childhood, teenagers and adulthood are different and as such, the use of aromatherapy must be not only personalised but adjusted to the life phase wherein the individual is at so that we can be able to support them, if possible and in their own right, in living a fulfilling life at home and immersed in society.
Autistic people share common traits and symptoms but they are all different in their strengths and weaknesses and they have their own way to connect with their environment.
In my opinion we don’t need to try to make them less autistic or even try to make them behave as non-autistic because autism is, especially for autistic teenagers and adults a fundamental part of their identity and we need and can support them in different levels.
Aromatherapy can be a wonderful way to support their development helping them to connect and re-connect with themselves and with their parents, siblings, family and others.