The Doughnut Theory

Posted by: alisrowe, November 2, 2020

The Doughnut Theory is an idea for explaining tendon pain. It resonated with me and I thought it could be used to help us think about our approach to our autism…

It basically means, “treat the ring, not the hole.”

The hole is something that cannot be changed or influenced. Therefore, trying to “treat” it won’t work. Consider the hole of the doughnut to be the parts of you that can’t be changed, maybe some of your autistic traits for example?

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