Spectrum Peer Mentoring
A Spectrum Peer Mentor’s role is oriented toward personal story telling to build relationship and trust; walking with the client on their personal journey offering positive regard and acceptance; providing a catalyst for self-discovery and future potential, examination and development of goals and action steps to achieve potential; providing a safe environment for intentional conversation and exploratory inquiry; fostering means of examining progress, the acknowledgment of effort, and the accountability of actions. Samantha Craft has corresponded with over 10,000 autistics around the world and is the author of the well-received blog and book Everyday Aspergers and contributing author to Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism.
What is Unique to Spectrum Mentoring?
We bring an eclectic approach:
Spectrum Mentoring is based on the study of various holistic healing and spiritual modalities, including Positive Psychology, Catholicism, Mystical Christianity, Mystical Judaism, Tibetan Buddhism, Indian Yogic Literature, and self-actualization. The approach is built around the 4 Elements of Soul Capacity, which is uniquely designed for Spectrum Mentoring.
We offer a solid program designer:
Spectrum Mentoring pulls from over 1,000 hours of research and study into the field of autism, neurodiversity, and diversity and inclusion. The program designer is a neurodivergent (autism spectrum) herself, has worked for years as a manager responsible for employee well being, raised a son who is on the autism spectrum, and is a professional educator who holds a Master’s Degree in Education with a focus on curriculum development and adult training.
We have a philosophy we standby:
We abide by Spectrum Suite’s mission to make quality resources affordable, available, and attainable. Mentors are ready to adapt and flexible to the client’s changing needs. A mentor might serve as an active listener, peer support, facilitator, teacher, advisor, life coach, or vocational coach. We believe in responding to our highest self, coming to the table with authenticity and vulnerability, and continually striving toward the self-betterment.
Is mentoring like mental health therapy?
Mentoring is not the same as mental health therapy. There are distinct differences. Mental health counseling is oftentimes oriented toward healing, managing, and repairing past experiences (e.g., trauma, destructive patterns of behaviors, mental health conditions, abuse). Therapy is focused on insight regarding the past and how to relieve pain or dysfunction. Therapy often includes a diagnosis and a treatment plan. A counselor is generally seen as an expert that can provide intervention, insight, and advice that might not be gained without the counselor’s assistance.
At Spectrum Suite we serve clients who do not currently have a mental health condition, or personal circumstance, that is obstructing their ability to achieve their goals. (In example, a person who is actively partaking in Spectrum Mentoring Sessions already has their depression under control, through some means, such as therapeutic support, nutrition, medication, diet, or exercise.) Spectrum Peer Mentors do not diagnose, confirm, explore, or assist in the management of mental health conditions.
How do I know if mentoring is a right fit for me?
Spectrum Mentoring is best suited for an individual who is:
- Looking to increase their potential in multiple areas of their life;
- Energized to explore a new venture, such as a project, idea, job search, life goal;
- In need of support, understanding, guidance, and accountability;
- Willing to utilize resources, tools, and strategies to broaden self-awareness; or
- Ready to get unstuck.
Spectrum Mentoring involves a forward-potential approach. Unlike mental health therapy or counseling, mentoring sessions don’t explore the roots of the past or seek to remedy pain and dysfunction. We look at the here and now and how we can approach today to better prepare for tomorrow. We use our own KNOW-NOW-NET method of self-empowerment.
What are some topics that are presented in Spectrum Mentoring?
Topics vary and are individualized for each client. Clients are encouraged and invited to create their own roadmap to success, by choosing from a list of categories to focus on during mentoring sessions. Mentors collaboratively work with each client’s preferences to formulate a realistic plan. Sample topics include, disclosing on the job, communication, soft skills, managing stress and anxiety, neurodiversity, diversity and inclusion training, self-advocacy and self-empowerment, resilience training, boundaries, forgiveness, chakras, meditation, guided visualization, breathing exercises, mantras, toning, motivation and encouragement, active listening, story telling.
Each 50-minute session is hosted through Skype or Google Hangout.
Introductory 30-minute call to learn about the program: $40
Individual Sessions: $70
5 Session Package for $325
Ask about our referral incentive.