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inTune with PDA offers a compassionate, understanding approach to Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), focusing not just on clinical aspects, but on the lived experiences of individuals and families.

It recognises the challenges and isolation that come with PDA, moving away from traditional, harmful approaches that many assume to be helpful, such as behaviour management.

We shift away from old ways, and toward fostering connection, understanding, and self-reflection.

This program advocates for a new paradigm that respects the unique needs and experiences of PDA individuals and their families, emphasising healing, acceptance, and the journey towards embracing PDA unconditionally.

Radical acceptance. Radical resistance.

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- Kristy Forbes

inTune with PDA offers a compassionate, understanding approach to Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), focusing not just on clinical aspects, but on the lived experiences of individuals and families.

It recognises the challenges and isolation that come with PDA, moving away from traditional, harmful approaches that many assume to be helpful, such as behaviour management.

We shift away from old ways, and toward fostering connection, understanding, and self-reflection.

This program advocates for a new paradigm that respects the unique needs and experiences of PDA individuals and their families, emphasising healing, acceptance, and the journey towards embracing PDA unconditionally.

Radical acceptance. Radical resistance.

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- Kristy Forbes

Now open all year round.

That means no more waitlists, and no more registration periods.

 

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Each module contains content that is available in a variation of formats including video, audio, closed captions, transcribed text and all of our programs use the Userway accessibility widget so you can make additional changes so our content is just right for you.


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  • What the research tells us
  • What PDA is Not
  • Understanding PDA
  • Varying expressions of PDA
  • Resisting the demands of life
  • Social tools of avoidance
  • Social misunderstandings
  • Loud thoughts, Loud feelings
  • Role play, pretence and fantasy
  • People as interests
  • Control
  • Unconventional approaches in parenting, teaching & support
  • The brain-body collaboration
  • The threat response: Understanding the Four Fs
  • Social hierarchies
  • The economy of control
  • PDA specific anxiety
  • Sensory profiling
  • It isn't just you
  • A parenting paradigm shift
  • Flexibility, choice and autonomy
  • Negotiables VS Non Negotiables
  • Natural consequences VS imposed consequences
  • Reward, punishment and praise
  • Levelling and compensation
  • Equality & Equity in relationships
  • Transparency in connection
  • Siblings
  • Tension in partnership
  • Boundaries & Advocacy
  • Silent communication with the threat response
  • Communication for the PDAer
  • Diet, food and eating
  • Sleep, rest and downtime
  • Education
  • Screen time
  • Trauma
  • Post trauma recovery

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Lifetime Access

to all prerecorded content on the learning platform,Β along with additional recordings and resources

Live Bonuses

for the first three months including MasterClasses, guest interviews and LIVE Q&As with Kristy

Practical Resources

forΒ you to use, share and adapt or change to suit your unique circumstances


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inTune with PDA is:

βœ“ A pathway to understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance as a neurobiology; outside of a medical diagnosis

βœ“ A means to connect with your child, your family and yourself

βœ“ A body of self reflection that enables us to take responsibility where we can in order to grow as parents and people

βœ“ A PDA autistic perspective into PDA expression and behavioural translation

βœ“ A journey into exploring positive PDA identity

βœ“ A new paradigm of thinking, doing and being, in order to support our children, our families and ourselves to be actualised to our fullest potential

βœ“ An opportunity to challenge our social and cultural conditioning and move away from what no longer serves us

βœ“ A program for reconnecting with our intuition in order to identify our childrens' support needs and best accommodate them where we can

βœ“ An opportunity to forgive, heal and love ourselves, as we are


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What inTune with PDA is:

βœ“ A pathway to understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance as a neurobiology; outside of a medical diagnosis

βœ“ A means to connect with your child, your family and yourself

βœ“ A body of self reflection that enables us to take responsibility where we can in order to grow as parents and people

βœ“ A PDA autistic perspective into PDA expression and behavioural translation

βœ“ A journey into exploring positive PDA identity

βœ“ A new paradigm of thinking, doing and being, in order to support our children, our families and ourselves to be actualised to our fullest potential

βœ“ An opportunity to challenge our social and cultural conditioning and move away from what no longer serves us

βœ“ A program for reconnecting with our intuition in order to identify our childrens' support needs and best accommodate them where we can

βœ“ An opportunity to forgive, heal and love ourselves, as we are

βœ“ A journey home, to accepting and embracing PDA unconditionally 

inTune with PDA isn't:

βœ— A behaviour management program

βœ— A program of strategies to fix, shape, cure and/or change our children's challenges

βœ— A crash course on the pathology of PDA

βœ— A personalised 1:1 program specific to individuals

βœ— An insider's course of all the well kept secrets on how to get our children and loved ones to eat vegetables, mow the lawn or return to school

βœ— A range of tactics, strategies or techniques to change behaviour to be more compliant

βœ— A program for families requiring consultation with medical professionals

βœ— Going to ask you to answer quiz questions or recall learning

βœ— Parent blaming and/or shaming

βœ— For your PDA loved one, it's for you

βœ— A program of learning that will only last the duration of the course, inTune with PDA is designed with real examples and applied learning

What inTune with PDA is NOT:

βœ— A behavioural management program

βœ— A program of strategies to fix, shape, cure and/or change our children's challenges

βœ— A crash course on the pathology of PDA

Interested in Kristy's experience and approach?

Take a look below at some of her recordings from Q&A sessions with parents and professionals.

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We would be honoured to welcome you, to aΒ space of deep listening, understanding and solidarity.

No parent judgement, blame or shame.Β 

Only love, respect and deep appreciation for how challenging and isolating the parenting journey can truly be.

I hope to connect with you soon.

- Kristy

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