"Caveman Jake" Pourchot
Natural Play Therapy Coach
Chief Mindset Officer of Autistically Inclined
Professional Friend & Service Human :)
I help young adults with Autism engage in purposeful play and experience the joys of friendship.
I create space for parents to relax and help them add balance and playfulness to their lives.
Being a supportive, lighthearted friend to young adults with Autism.
Inspiring parents and kids to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Helping parents relax, laugh, and embrace being human.
Brainstorming fresh ideas around adding age-congruent play to our kids lives that will support them in developing meaningful motor skills and a sense of purpose.
Letterboarding and brainstorming ways to expand letterboarding into other areas of life.
Lived for months at a time with families from around the world who were doing play therapy, as well as letterboarding.
Served as Playbassador (Support Teacher)
in the NPT Connection Course.
Created Play-Mail at Autistically Inclined.
Received unofficial training through parents in RPM/letterboarding and Anat Baniel Method.
Coached Special Sports for kids 10-21 y.o.
Special Note: I have limited time for clients at the moment, as I am focusing my energy on expanding the services at Autistically Inclined. I am also actively pursuing my dream of creating a sustainable Autism community - a place where families, adults with Autism, and friends/coaches to those with Autism, can live, play, and grow together.
Once upon a time, in 2012 to be exact, I connected with an amazing family from Australia. They were running a full-time, home-based play therapy program for their daughter, Evie, who had Autism. I traveled to Australia to live with them, and became an uncertified member of their family :) I spent my days playing with Evie in her playroom, helping out around the house, and learning more about this program.
During our 14 months together, Evie became my greatest teacher, soul sista, and friend. She taught me how to PLAY, how to INSPIRE GROWTH in fun ways, and how to TRULY, DEEPLY and LOVINGLY CONNECT with another human being. She gave me a glimpse into the sad and beautiful and mysterious world of Autism.
Evie helped me see the natural gifts of PATIENCE, PLAYFULNESS, and LOVE that I could offer. From then on, I knew I wanted to CONNECT with more of these kids and adults with Autism, and help them DISCOVER and EXPRESS their inner awesomeness, so that the rest of the world may come to know the beautiful people they are!
Hiking, Outdoor Adventure Trips, Reading, Trail Running, Green Smoothie Making
Earthships, Minimalism, Foraging, Growing Organic Food, Brewing Kombucha, Plant-Based Diet, Wacky Dancing, Meditation, Law of Attraction, Lighthearted Spiritual Practice, Ultra Trail Marathons
Harry Potter, Conversations with God, The Slow Regard of Silent Things, My Name is Mina, Sara Series (Law of Attraction), Jonathan Livingston Seagull