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By Chris Goodchild

This superbly illustrated, relocating and revelatory publication will encourage readers to determine that it is usually that which supplies us the private sorrow in lifestyles that could convey us the best pleasure. 'Welcome to my international. i've got autism. 'But A Painful reward isn't really approximately my autism. it truly is in regards to the fight to be actually ourselves on the planet. To be totally human, to the touch humans and to be touched through humans in go back. 'Autism is a blessing, a talented means of seeing the realm. it's also deeply misunderstood. there's a lot speak of discovering a treatment for autism, however it is barely our lack of ability to simply accept distinction that cries out to be remedied. 'Although autism is a present, it may be a painful present. i've got shared my woundedness in complete so you may be given the power to deliver to gentle your woundedness. nice love and nice affliction are a part of the religious trip. soreness cannot merely holiday us down, it could additionally holiday us open. This booklet is a pilgrimage of the brain to the guts and is an affidavit to the truth that it's not the absence of disease that makes us who we're, yet our faithfulness in adversity that's the deeper degree. 'My private prayer is that each one who learn this e-book can be encouraged to determine that it is usually that which supplies us the private sorrow in lifestyles which can deliver us the best joy.' Christopher Goodchild

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Coming off my anti-depressants gave me the freedom to feel. N o l onger insulated by the emotional b l u n t i n g t h e medication offered, I live now a free man, free to feel the enormity of this story. The missing piece of the jigsaw, my autism, the essential part of my deepest self, has finally been found, and part of putting it into place is writing this story and sharing it with friends. It is one thing to write a story like this, and quite another thing to sit and breathe through it all.

Station 7: Falling Again Jesus. My survival skills, learned in adversity, are merely taking me to a well that I cannot drink from. I am in a world that at times seems not my own. How many falls will it take until I can really stand in my truth? I am falling again, for it seems that the world I had created and adapted for myself was one that had clearly passed its ‘sellby’ date for me. My adapted self, although protecting me, was at the same time preventing me from moving on. This was a time which was as deeply interesting for me as it was terrifying, because the protective layers I had built up over the years were falling away and I was being exposed for the first time.

My personas, characters, everything seemed to be floating in an angry and violent sea that threatened to take me under. We worked together for what seemed like an eternity, piecing back together the fragments of my splintered self. However, the work proved too much for her and I needed to find a therapist who specialised in the field of childhood trauma and its associated conditions. I needed to go deeper, deeper than I sensed she was able to bear herself. I worked with two more therapists on this painful material spanning many years.

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