Hi Everyone. Firstly, thank you all again for your continued support of lovepda, and to the new subscribers. You can follow the blog if you have a WordPress account, or you can join as an email follower. By following, you add credit to this blog and support PDA awareness. I am motivated to keep writing… Continue reading Holiday Expectations and how they translate to a PDA mind.
I haven’t written in detail before now, of our experience within the mental health system here in Christchurch, New Zealand. The reason for this is because the trauma is still very raw for me and I am not ready to share. I also believe in shining light on the things I want and not what… Continue reading We need to do better Doc. Catch up with Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome and avoid the fallout.
I was just thinking about autism in general and how we call it a spectrum. A range of traits that differ in severity. We picture the ‘severely autistic’ person who cannot communicate in the way the majority do. They cannot talk and are trapped behind sensory processing and brain processing impairments. There is a soul… Continue reading Being hidden within an autistic mind.
Firstly, thank you so much to everyone who has read, shared and joined my blog. The last post received epic numbers 4,000 and rising, just on 3 days, wow! This is great news for us because it means that PDA is being spoken about and learned about in the outer circles, not just our PDA… Continue reading Things you can do to help a family with PDA.
Today I would like to see if I can put into words, just how difficult it is to ‘Just do it’ when your brain is wired as Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome. If you are well read or educated on what PDA means, you will have learned that people with PDA avoid or refuse every day… Continue reading ‘Just Do It’. I just Can’t. The truth about Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome.
I want to talk a bit about what we in the PDA community call triggers. A trigger, is something that causes a spike in anxiety. If a trigger is pressed and not handled correctly, there is a significant risk that the situation will escalate quickly and can lead to meltdown. A meltdown is the brains… Continue reading The ‘triggers’ within Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome.
This week I have had some really big spiritual Ah Ha! moments. The message the universe wanted to me to hear was the word connection. I observed, with the help of my friend Lindsay from Peace with PDA, that many parallels were happening in separate friend groups. The feelings that were coming up for… Continue reading Connection.