Reflective Integration Therapy™ is groundbreaking, in that it is the first fully contemplative psychotherapeutic model ever designed, and has been specifically tailored for individuals with high functioning autism. RIT™ is a comprehensive therapeutic programme comprised of a combination of essential teachings and engaging therapies designed to give hope to the many people on the autism spectrum who are desperately seeking a way to transcend the hand they have been dealt: trying to cope with extreme emotions, abuse, anxiety, social confusion, critical thoughts, and poor choices, and to discover that despite all these things, peace of mind and solid self-esteem are not only possible but attainable - a ‘middle way’ not in theory, but by hard-won practice.
“While the current range of psychotherapeutic models and therapy does have some value for those who have an ASD, these models are not founded on a thorough understanding of the nature of ASD and the different profile of abilities, experiences and inner world of a child or adult with autism. It is time for a new psychotherapy model, created by, and for, those who have an ASD … RIT recognizes the specific qualities in ability associated with autism, and uses those qualities eliciting healing … The anticipated outcome of RIT is psychological healing, a greater sense of self-awareness and personal growth. This new therapy, based on an ancient tradition, will be intuitively appealing and effective for many adults who have an ASD.”
Delightful and engaging, this whimsical story of an autistic child's typical school day is told through four child characters. From waking to going to sleep, each pair of pages explores a particular theme, based on those within the original RIT model: Meditation and the Mystery of Self, Beginning the Journey, Autistic Awareness, Self-Esteem, Building Emotional Resilience, Removing the Mask, Autism and the Ego, The True Self, The Healing of Memories, and Self and Service; tailored to the child’s understanding.