This blog is so late but if you read my last update you’ll understand why. But today I want to talk about one thing. Meltdowns it is inevitable that at some point in you or your child’s life you have experienced a meltdown. I have had many of them trust me. But recently I was able to fight it. In the time I was on that work programme. I managed to get flustered by too many processes going on in my head at once and I made a mistake that really sent me over the edge. Now in my head I had two options. Fight it or run. I wanted to run so bad. But if I did would I be where I want to be by the end of this programme. So I fought. I told myself I could do it. I can work past it. If I don’t it will consume me if I do I can be proud of my work today, and so I continued to work.
The mighty describes a meltdown as the world ending, a darkness which consumes you. I tend to agree with that statement.
As i Usually do I think its about time I explain what an actual meltdown is. Oh and thanks to Ambitious about Autism for this definition, I don’t think I could explain it any better.
Basically, it’s a complete loss of behavioural control. A person having a meltdown tends to scream, attack people, hurt themselves, break things, and generally go all-out. Once you reach meltdown point, they’ve pretty much lost it – and the chances are fair that they won’t be able to get hold of themselves for quite some time.
– See more about Autism @: https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/understanding-autism/behaviour/meltdowns#sthash.HKONqSkZ.dpuf
Have to put a plug in to my friends now and then don’t I?
The five main triggers of a melt down are emotion, too many demands, information, sensory issues, and the unpracticable nature that is life.
No doubt you probably have some useful tips for handling meltdowns, I normally handle mine by mentally focusing on my happy place. Now your wondering what my happy place is. I’ll tell you next week in my blog coping techniques,
Now I want to know your methods. Leave a comment either on facebook or twitter, you know where I am right?
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