TruHap Healthy Autistic Boundaries
Class Agreement

We are delighted to have you with us!

 

Please take a moment to review these class guidelines, then fill out the section at the bottom. If you like, you can save or print the PDF version for your records.

  • This is a place to play and explore, where it’s okay to try things on, change your mind, make mistakes.

 

  • This is a place where it’s okay to:

    • diverge

    • change an exploration to suit you

    • opt out

    • disagree

    • ask questions

    • not know things

    • take risks or be silly, tender, or self-protective

  • This is a place to participate in the way that is most comfortable for you.​ For example, you can:

    • have your camera on or off.

    • sit, stand, lie down, or move around while on camera.

    • communicate with voice or chat, or draw, mime, share words or images on Padlet, or just reflect on the exercises inside yourself.

 

  • This is a place where it’s okay to ask for what you need and we try our best to meet those needs--we do our best to practice Access Intimacy.

 

  • This is a place to figure out what’s right for you in relationship to everything around you.

 

  • This is a place where we center kindness. If there is any lesson from experiential and somatic work, it’s how to build our capacity for kindness for self and others, and to allow ourselves and others to exist as our authentic selves.

  • We are doing meaningful work together.

    • We are standing on the shoulders of all of the people before us who have worked for autistic rights and dignity, and who have brought curiosity to the question of what being autistic means.

    • Any growth or healing we experience in this class opens doors for those around us and those who come after us.

  • I am not an authority and I, Moriah, have a particular cultural lens as a white person from the United States.

    • I have certain perspectives that may not fit for you.

    • We’re learning together about cross-cultural similarities and differences in autistic experience.

    • You can call me Moriah or Teacher or Mx. (pronounced "mix" or "mux," a nonbinary honorific).

  • I do not have a prescription for how you should do these explorations. I just think that we can have a lot more power, choice, and intention in our lives by becoming more conscious of the following things:

    • why we do what we do.

    • what affects us positively and negatively.

    • what outcomes we have depending on what choices we make.

    • where we need to set boundaries and where we need to ask for help.

    • what possibilities that may be open to us that we have not considered before.

 

  • Go at your own pace. What’s happening for you is part of your generative process. It’s not something you have to skip over to keep up. There will be recordings and transcripts of classes that you can refer to later.​​

 

A Note about the Explorations

 

  • All of the explorations offered in class or for homework are invitations. 

  • If anything feels too intense or unpleasant in any way, that’s your boundary that you’re coming into contact with, and it’s okay to opt out or modify the exploration to suit you. For the purposes of the class time and at-home explorations, I would recommend not choosing the most challenging material to begin with. It’s okay to get a feel for how these work for you first with less intense material.

  • We all may have powerful responses to class material from time to time. This is okay. It may be helpful to think of what support you need in this process. It’s also okay to go at your own pace, or raise your hand if there is some way we can support you.  You can also go deeper with any of these with the support of a healing professional if that would be helpful for you.

  • Remember you can stop at any time.

  • If you choose not to do an exploration, you can always take a break from the computer, journal, draw, move around, reflect quietly, or anything else that feels like a self-supporting activity.

We Welcome Feedback

Feel free to contact Moriah outside of class with any questions or comments at info@moriahjwilliams.com . Because of the time difference, responses may take around 24 hours.

We want this class to be as supportive and beneficial as possible for you! We welcome constructive feedback and suggestions, and we will do our best to be responsive to you.

Hang-out Time After Class

 

The meeting will stay open for half an hour after each class. Please stay if you would like to share, ask questions, or request  breakout rooms.

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