By Sarah Cecelia Ann Mueller, R. W. Alley
While striving for inclusivity, equality, and a whole lifestyles, individuals with disabilities are usually faced with pity and isolation, and are repeatedly disenfranchised by way of a spotlight on perceived weaknesses instead of strengths and talents. In Ability Therapy, writer Sarah Cecelia Ann Mueller bargains phrases of knowledge and perception in accordance with her personal studies, encouraging others who're dwelling with actual disabilities of all kinds to reside an ability-driven life.
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6. When you do not achieve the important outcomes you hoped for, and you are tempted to place blame on others, remember that even experts are only human, not infallible, and that everyone has done their best. Focus instead on your next efforts and solutions. 7. When you are overcome with pain, fear, or uncertainty, it is all too easy to push away those who care the most. Make amends with those you may have hurt or shut out. ” 8. Be patient with yourself—real progress is rarely made overnight. Set small, achievable goals, and allow yourself to make each move gradually.
16. A change in ability can mean the end of a comfortable and familiar lifestyle. You have the right to grieve this life-changing loss. ” 17. Some days are going to be better than others. When nothing seems to lift your spirits, remember that the only constant in life is change—this too shall pass. 18. When others stare or unfairly criticize you, it is natural to feel offended. Offer a smile in their direction, and carry on with your head held high. Though you cannot prevent disrespectful treatment from others, you can choose not to let it dictate your next move.
Shame and rejection can be painful and hard to bear regardless of disability. Remind yourself of your worth and talents with daily positive affirmations, and free yourself of the pain of times passed. 31. At times you may feel you are a burden to those around you. But, you may be surprised to learn how much you are valued and appreciated for exactly who you are. Don’t give your insecurities a voice they do not deserve. 32. Having an advocate speak on your behalf when you are ill or feeling overwhelmed can be helpful—even essential.
Ability Therapy by Sarah Cecelia Ann Mueller, R. W. Alley