Why Neurodivergent-affirming Care is Critical for Somatic Healing Modalities
Elizabeth Brink, ACC
Elizabeth Brink, ACC
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Society demands that neurodivergent people ignore their needs and learn to perform “normal” from a very young age. As the pressures of life increase the overwhelm, anxiety, and depression follow. There are countless stories in the neurodivergent community chronicling misattuned therapists who do not understand how to connect with their clients. It doesn’t have to be this way.
During the early years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many more people came to realize their challenges managing life were related to their neurodivergent brains rather than just their willpower and choices. Neurodivergent people deserve to experience care that aﬃrms their lived experiences and honors their needs. We can utilize somatic modalities to aﬃrm, embrace, and serve this population of marginalized, hurting people in ways that are truly transformative. During this interactive session, Coach Elizabeth Brink will unpack common misconceptions about being neurodivergent and what is needed to support their healing. Participants will learn tangible ways they can more eﬀectively partner with neurodivergent clients in somatic healing work.
Elizabeth Brink, ACC is a somatic coach for neurodivergent adults. Her approach integrates somatic trauma healing modalities with neurodivergent-aﬃrming life coaching.
Elizabeth became passionate about embodied self-partnership as she noticed her clients shared similar painful patterns of rejection, cruel inner critics, and lifelong anxiety and depression. It became clear that strategies for better life management alone would not lead to lasting transformation and radical self-love.
Elizabeth works with clients individually, in groups within her online community The Enclave, and at her in-person retreat, Respite Together, cohosted with her two sisters.
Before coaching, Elizabeth enjoyed a career in marketing, operations, and employee engagement in several industries, including energy, big tech, and strategy consulting. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her spouse and two young kids.