The Chicken Yogi Show

The Chicken Yogi Show@ChickenYogiShow

1 follower
Follow

Season 2 episodes (3)

Spirituality and Neurodivergent Burnout
S02:E03

Spirituality and Neurodivergent Burnout

How does spirituality help keep burnout, especially neurodivergent burnout, in remission? And what are the three D’s of burnout and how can spirituality help them? Learn how dissonance, demands, and disconnection lead to burnout and the ways in which spirituality can counteract these without adding more to your to do list or making you feel overwhelmed. I’ll also discuss what I believe spirituality is. Hint – it’s not religion. And how you can find connection to something outside of, and larger, than yourself through global community, the universe, or even a beloved pet. This isn’t the spirituality you’ve been taught, and it’s designed specifically for those of us with neurodivergence.

Similarities Between Neurodivergent Burnout and a Dark Night of the Soul
S02:E02

Similarities Between Neurodivergent Burnout and a Dark Night of the Soul

This week’s episode follows up on last week’s when I talked about what a dark night of the soul was and how it specifically applied to neurodivergent individuals. After a quick recap of what I mean when I talk about neurodivergence, and an explanation of how I consider autistic/neurodivergent burnout to be different from “regular” burnout (and we all know “regular” is a misnomer, right?), I then talk about how these two experiences are the same and more importantly what is the one key I believe to getting through them. Join me for a conversation about self-discovery, awareness, acceptance, love, and most of all radical liberation and how that intersects with burnout or the experience of having a dark night of the soul. If you like what I’m discussing here, join me for Coop Dharma, a reader supported newsletter where I dive deeper into these topics. Learn more at https://chickenyogi.com/coop-dharma

An Overview of Neurodivergence and the Dark Night of the Soul
S02:E01

An Overview of Neurodivergence and the Dark Night of the Soul

CW: This week’s episode begins our discussion of the Dark Night of the Soul which may include talk about difficult emotions, feelings, thoughts, and what is commonly thought of as mental health. As I alluded to in last week’s transition episode, my focus is less on wellness and yoga as a wellness therapy and more on the liberatory aspects of yoga and yoga philosophy. This ties into my work as a grad student as well as better encompasses my unease with the current psychology/mental health/wellness paradigm. Something I believe many neurodivergent people deal with is the dark night of the soul. To reassure you, it’s not tied to any specific theology, religion, or religious philosophy. In general it means a difficult period in one’s life. Related to my work, it’s a crisis of faith, a period in your life when you feel unmoored, without direction, and uncertain of yourself. In this episode I talk about how it connects to neurodivergence, why we feel it differently, and why it’s important that we recognize it so we can find mentors to guide us through. I also discuss why I prefer the term remission to heal/cure when it comes to dealing with dark nights of the soul. Are you ready to dive in? I hope this episode provides information, understanding, and perhaps a little peace. Subscribe to this show on the Chicken Yogi Show Page