Do you sometimes feel like your life has been hijacked by Autism?
If so, this is the podcast for you. The Autism Mom Coach is a podcast for moms who feel overwhelmed, afraid, and sometimes powerless as they raise their child with Autism. Join your host, Lisa Candera, Certified Life Coach, lawyer, and (more importantly) full-time single mom to a teenage boy with Autism as she shares cognitive-based tools and trauma-informed strategies you can use to feel better now and transform your relationship with Autism and special needs parenting. The truth is, Autism is not in charge of your life, YOU are, and you have more power than you think. Visit theautismmomcoach.com for more information
81. The Grief Spectrum
Tune in this week to bring curiosity and compassion to the emotions that rise from your experience of grief. I’m discussing why grieving a continuing loss means you’ll encounter a whole spectrum of emotions, where these emotions are coming from, and I’m sharing an experience of my own to demonstrate exactly how the grief spectrum shows up.
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80. Ambiguous Loss
I recently discovered a framework that gives a voice to the nuance of our experience in grieving the loss of a child we expected to have, and it’s called ambiguous loss. Join me today to learn what the theory of ambiguous loss entails and how naming it for yourself will help you move towards acceptance in any given moment.
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79. Grief Myths
Ignoring or resisting grief never feels good long-term. To address your grief intentionally and directly, tune in this week. I’m shining a light on the most important misconceptions about grief, and how to spot where these myths are getting in the way of understanding your own experience of grief in a validating way.
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78. Grieving the Life Not Lived
Tune in this week as I highlight why we often fail to acknowledge parental grief and how you might be grieving the life that was not lived. Hear how this is an experience all parents raising children with Autism go through, whether we realize it or not, and my top tips for getting to radical acceptance, enabling you to live your life with more ease and joy.
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77. Defining Success for Your Child with Autism (MVP)
Discover why it’s important for you to define success for your child with Autism, an exercise that will help you find evidence of all the ways they’re succeeding right now, and a myriad of benefits that come with tailoring uniquely what success means to your neurodivergent child.
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76. Tantrums v Meltdowns
Although tantrums and meltdowns may look similar, they are actually very different. Discover how to think about and respond to the different behaviors your child exhibits, explore some of the thoughts that may come up when your child is having a tantrum or a meltdown, and how to use what I’m teaching you this week to be an ambassador for parents of children with Autism.
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Autism Mom Rockstar
From one Autism Mom to another, nothing beats a coach who has WALKED this journey, who shows up authentically even when the times they are personally going through are hard. Lisa embodies the identity of an amazing Autism Mom Coach. Anyone who is struggling in the pain should be working with Lisa. I couldn’t recommend her or her podcast more. xo
Practical & Honest with Humor
I just finished listening to Lisa’s most recent podcast episode 64 called Anger. This had me laughing out loud and shaking my head and also making mental notes of practical tips for me to raise my son with Autism. Thank you Lisa for being the Autism Mom Friend we all need!
The Autism Mom Coach Podcast is a resource that every Autism Mom needs. She give practical advice that can be put into action immediately. I wish she was coaching 10 years ago at the beginning of my journey. Luckily, I get to soak up her advice weekly on the amazing podcast she created.