Powered by Love

Unmasking with the Values Based Integration Process


I spend most of my days sitting down in my wheelchair …

Or sitting with my legs up on the couch …

Or sometimes sitting in my racing chair.

But it turns out that motion still makes a big difference to how I feel.

How I think.

How I relate to my world.

Motion is important to my writing process.

And more and more I am convinced it has been part of a quiet, subtle, nuanced kind of shift in the way I feel about life.

Because you see, motion makes me come alive!

Why motion?

Why now?

Because as fall turns to winter around here – as I watch the weather turn from rain to snow and back to rain again in the few minutes it’s taken me to write this post – I know there are a lot of folks out there who may start to feel trapped and stuck and stagnating.

So as you think about your plans for your weekend, I’m going to encourage you to think of a way to get up and move.

Maybe it’s putting some tunes on and having a dance party.

Maybe it’s putting your shoes on and going for a jog.

Maybe it’s getting outside and raking the last of the leaves, or taking a walk with some friends, or going for a swim at an indoor pool.

Maybe it’s moving through some supported Yin Yoga poses.

But I encourage you to move, and as you do, feel yourself come back alive.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

About the program

In 2017 I was newly self-diagnosed with atypical autism, struggling with burnout, and striking out when it came to therapists who could address the issues I was facing. At the same time, I was building skills around life coaching, shame reduction, and trauma-informed therapy for work. Gradually I realized that what I needed – an embodied, autonomous, agency-driven coaching approach to unmasking – was not something I was going to find “out there”, but something I was going to need to create if I wanted to recover my life. This was the moment the Values Based Integration Process was born.

Having developed the program for myself – and having seen the incredible results it brought in my own life – I began to use it with coaching clients. The results were out of this world!

After conversations with Dr. Devon Price, the technique was featured in his book Unmasking Autism. With it, came interest in the technique and the decision was made to begin training coaches and therapists to help make this toolkit more readily available.


%d bloggers like this: