Co-founder of Autism HWB
Flo is an autistic Health and Wellbeing coach living with her husband, teenage daughters, dog and cat in a village in the South West of England.
She has a Masters Degree in Health and Wellbeing from the University of the West of England and is due to start a PhD in October 2020 on autism and wellbeing. She runs workshops in stress management, for organisations, businesses and schools.
Flo says, “I am inspired at all times by transformation. Witnessing the first blossoms appear on the trees, relishing the taste and vibrational change when I’ve added certain ingredients to a dish, feeling my heart rate slow, my muscles relax and my imagination expand when I take time to just be. Transformation drives my personal and professional practice.”
Co-founder of Autism HWB
Rhi is a writer, poet, playwright and blogger who has five children and lives in the wilds of West Wales. She has a passion for peaceful, sustainable living and a lyrical approach to life.
She runs courses and workshops about autism on such topics as; The Power of Creativity, Autism in Women and Girls and Autism in the Workplace. She also works as an advocate and mentor with autistic adults. Her award-winning play, The Duck, about being a late-diagnosed autistic woman is currently touring the UK.
Rhi says, “Probably one of the things that helps me the most is my sense of humour. Life is ridiculous, people are ridiculous, we’re all doing our best and muddling through, and once you realise no one else has the key to what will make you happy, then you can start to build things for yourself. Pick and choose what works for you, we are all so beautifully different, one size will never fit all.”
Laura Z. Weldon
Laura is a naturopath, writer, and neurodiversity advocate who lives among the bluegrass and rivers of central Kentucky in the US. She has a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters Degree in Integrative Mental Health and works with neurodivergent and chronically ill clients over telemedicine. Her practice, Weldon Wellness, focuses on celebrating difference, accomodating disability, and re-defining what it means to be well. She also researches the prevention and treatment of autistic burnout.
Laura says, “As an autistic person, I often feel I exist in liminal spaces and have a deep sense of connection with others who live in the margins. I firmly believe we are the experts of our own experience and am enthralled by the collection of writing on Autism HWB that centres our own understanding – here, we take up the space on the page we have deserved all along.
“When I walk in the woods, the leaves in the wind shimmer in my body, the roots and branches cling to me, inviting me to stay, and I feel a deep sense of connection. Connection to ourselves (mind, body, and spirit), to others in relationship, to community, and to nature drive my passion for wellbeing.”
Upcoming Workshop Dates
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