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TEENS and Young adults 
coaching

Neurodivergent children (i.e. ADHD, Autistic, dyslexic) and neurotypical children have something in common: they want to be listened to, paid attention to, seen and validated.

​And often this does not change much when we grow up!

When you are a child (teen or young adult), is like learning to drive for the first time. And that can be frustrating! Especially, when you do not have someone that supports you to find out how to turn the engine on, or how to break. 

 

 

HOW NEURODIVERGENT COACHING WORKS?

​Neurodivergent coaching is addressed to anyone who might be experiencing neurodiverse challenges. It might be for you, for your partner, for your child or for anyone who has a connection with someone who might be considering a diagnosis, have a diagnosis or a dual-diagnosis. 

 

At Open Lines we have the advantage to understand what some of those challenges might be or might feel like as we are neurodivergent ourselves. We have worked on our personal challenges and found our personal solutions by walking on the same path you might be choosing to walk on next: coaching.

Together, we will discover who your child is and how their engine works. At the end of our journey together, they will be confident to show up in the world as their authentic self.

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM NEURODIVERGENT TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS COACHING?

If you book a coaching session, we will be working in partnership with your child to find out what is possible through a creative process.

 

​Together we will:

  • Get to know your child to understand who they are, what they like and what motivates them. 

  • ​Work with them to understand their emotions, to recognise them, to label them and to work on self-regulation tools.

  • Support your child to understand their brain and to learn how to work with it rather than against it.

  • ​Support them to improve their self- esteem by empower their self-talk and their inner coach.

  • Empower your child to find their own solutions, to remember and celebrate their accomplishments, and to allow themselves to make space for kindness and compassion. 

They will:

  • Be willing to attend a coaching session

  • Be willing to explore how their brain works and confidently work with it rather than against it

  • Come up with solutions that works for them free of pressure.

  • Take accountability for your actions and results where possible

 

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that your child must be open to work with a coach. If they are not fully committed, we might ask you sign up for the parents and carer coaching offer until when your child is ready. This is part of our holistic approach.

WHAT CAN COACHING CAN SUPPORT ME WITH?

Some of the areas that we might explore during our session are:

  • ADHD Awareness

  • Autism Awareness

  • Executive Functions (Emotion Control, Response Inhibition, Flexibility, Goal-Directed Persistence, Metacognition, Time Management, Working Memory, Organisation, Task Initiation, Planning/Prioritisation, Sustained Attention, Stress Tolerance)

  • Co-regulation and Self-regulation - through the Polyvagal Theory or 'The Zones of Regulation' 

  • Learning Modalities

  • Rumination

  • Procrastination

  • Overwhelm 

  • Sensory and Emotional Overload

  • Physical and Cognitive Hyperactivity

  • Poor Performance (work, education, social relationships)

  • Social skills

  • Anger and Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria (RSD).

  • Anxiety 

  • Routines 

  • Transitions

  • Meltdowns

  • Burnout

  • Masking

  • Coming to terms with the diagnosis 

BEFORE BOOKING A SESSION:

 

Please remember that you are the person who provides all the information necessary and you are the one who does all the work!

 

The relationship between coach and client is really important; sometimes, we might not be a match and that is ok!

​For this reason, we invite you to book a FREE 30 minutes session to find out if we are the right coach for you.

Additional Children offers

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Home Visit -Play Intervention 

Suited for autistic children from 2  to 8 years old.

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Siblings Coaching

This programme is divided in two sections: 'Understanding my sibling's condition' and 'Finding myself'

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