Neurodivergence: Understanding Individuals different from us | Dr. Joan speaks with Annabelle Bee Baumann Part 5

While everyone’s brain develops similarly, no two brains function identically. Being neurodivergent means having a brain that functions differently than the average or “neurotypical” person’s brain. How do you communicate with someone who thinks differently than you do?

In this episode of Hey, I’m Listening, Dr. Joan speaks with Annabelle Bee Baumann about Neurodivergence: Understanding Individuals different from us

Annabelle (Bee) Baumann is a certified Intercultural Trainer, Moderator, and Speaker. She has worked as a blended learning Business English trainer in Germany since 2005. She published her first humorous self-help book “Gurrl, You Ain’t Crazy” in 2020 and has published a dozen literary short stories and essays. She has a BA in English and a CELTA Teaching certificate. As a courageous Stand-up comedian and Humorist, she explores German society, African American culture, and belonging.

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What you can expect from this episode

00:20 National Healing Journey

01:27 Annabelle talks about her 5-year plan

02:23 Neurodivergent Individuals

04:15 Annabelle speaks about what she needs

06:05 Prayer for Annabelle

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About Dr. Joan

Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, Ph.D., is an award-winning Canadian speaker and authority on trauma recovery, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Joan has specialized in promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities for over a decade through her groundbreaking trauma recovery strategy, The Forgiveness Method.

Her career as an individual, couples and family psychotherapist has helped countless people heal from their past, transform their mental health, overcome challenges, and reclaim their lives.

In 2016, she founded Becoming Inc., and in 2020 she founded the Village of Peace not-for-profit organization. Dr. Joan is the author of 490: Forgive and Live fearlessly, Forgive: Master The Art of Letting Go, and Becoming the Journey to Love, and the mind behind the revolutionary new therapeutic modality and certification “The Forgiveness Method” launching in 2023.

Dr. Joan is a Jamaican-Canadian Toronto native who lives in the beautiful community of Kamloops, B.C., alongside her loving husband and family.

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