Category: Attitude

Loving Kindness

Good Morning to each and everyone of you amazing and most lovely people! I am reading a book about Dipa Ma, who was one of the first women Buddhist masters. She believed that women are “better” at meditating than men, as they are more emotional and therefore have more flexible minds. Being a woman myself…
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Being Present and Appreciating the Current Moment

Now when it comes to work I find it easy to be present and focused on what I am doing, whether working with a parent helping them learn the Son-Rise Program, teaching a trainee, editing an interview, handling my emails, etc. It is the in between times, when I have not chosen any specific thing…
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Tales from a Son-Rise Program Child Facilitator – heightened Senses

I found out very quickly through volunteering in a Son-Rise Program that Autistic children are extremely good at sensing things. I had learnt at The Son-Rise Start-Up Program that because these children had challenges picking up on social cues, they had other ways of figuring out the world to compensate for that. I know that…
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Apply the Son-Rise Program Principles to yourself.

“To all those who read this, I am sending love and appreciation from all of us at the Autism Treatment Center of America. “The Son-Rise Program was designed for children on the Autism Spectrum, however apply the following principles to yourself on a regular basis and change the quality of your life. “Your Child’s potential…
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Relaxing with a Possible Unwanted Future

We have just returned from teaching the Son-Rise Program New Frontiers training course in the UK. It was an incredible week. I was very inspired by all the people who attended the program – there were moms, dads, volunteers, sisters, an aunte, a pastor etc. all coming together to focus on loving their special child/adult…
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Tales from a Son-Rise Program Child Facilitator – my world in a playroom

It was time for one of my volunteer playroom sessions in The Son-Rise Program, and having come straight from work, I wasn’t wearing appropriate playroom clothes. I asked Anna if I could borrow an old T-Shirt for my session. At the time she was running the program at her parent’s house so she leant me…
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Meaningful Hope For A New Son-Rise Mom:

I just wrote this to a Son-Rise Program mom on my Facebook wall (check it out if you haven’t viewed it). She had written a sweet note to me. Hi, Amazing Rosemary: There are many who feel it is appropriate, even prudent, to look at a child and say they’ll never really improve or overcome…
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A Son-Rise Kind of Love

Imagine the beauty of a sleeping child … all innocent, all goodness, just perfect as is … that’s without looking tenderly into your eyes, without doing a single action (no performance required), without giving you anything – not even a smile, without making any overtures of love or caring, and without any indication that they…
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Back to Basics

Hi. I’m a Son-Rise Mum and I have been running a programme for 5 years. Has it been hard? Yes. Has it been glorious? Yes. Is my daughter still autistic? Yes. Did I hope otherwise? Yes. So many Yes’s. But the hardest one has been Back to Basics. You see, when we started, my daughter…
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Wide Awake

Good Morning! It’s Friday the sun in streaming into my office window, and I am filled with a huge feeling of gratitude for my life. Working here At the Autism Treatment Center Of America I get to do what I most enjoy. This week we have a beautiful 8 year old, he is Autistic, tall…
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