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ADHD Crash Course

English, Health / Medicine, 1 season, 82 episodes, 1 day, 31 minutes
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This is a podcast for those of us who feel we have a lot to learn about ADHD (which includes your host!). My name is Donae Cannon- I'm an occupational therapist and certified coach, a parent of more than one child with ADHD, and I have ADHD. I've been learning about ADHD for a while now, and I'm still learning new things. Welcome to the crash course- let's dive in...
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82. A Simple & Free Emotional Regulation Tool: The Feelings Wheel

There are times that our emotions are so strong that we struggle to identify exactly what we're feeling. There's a surprisingly simple technique that can help us understand our more complicated emotions, and in doing so, develop the skills we need to regulate these emotions! Today we'll look at how to use the feelings wheel that was developed by Dr. Gloria Wilcox. This simple tool can help us label our more complicated emotions, regulate emotionally, and better communicate about our emotions with others. We'll also explore a related approach from Dr. Daniel Siegel; his "name it to tame it" model, and learn how just identifying/ labeling our emotions can serve as a powerful tool in regulating them!Download your FREE Feelings Wheel PDF here!Interested in learning more about my group coaching membership? Join the wait list today to get more information! 
3/12/20249 minutes, 43 seconds
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81. Imposter Syndrome and Neurodivergence

Imposter syndrome can make us feel like our wins are more luck than due to our skills or abilities. Even if we've spent a good deal of effort to get our outcomes, our achievements makes us feel more like a fraud than a success.  With Imposter Syndrome, our wins don't feel like wins at all; our brain tells us that they're just luck, outliers, or flukes.On today's episode of ADHD Crash Course, we'll discuss Imposter Syndrome and learn:3 reasons why people with ADHD are more likely to experience Imposter Syndrome Why over-confidence and capability are often inversely relatedThe Dunning Kruger Effect and why people who have more knowledge/ skill/ experience are often the very people who doubt themselves the mostWhy Donae thought she could easily reupholster a couch despite having no previous experience If you are dealing with imposter syndrome, you are not alone! Listen to today's episode to learn how to manage it.Interested in learning more about my group coaching membership? Join the wait list today to get more information! 
2/27/202417 minutes, 8 seconds
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80. Jackie Interview

2/13/202427 minutes, 3 seconds
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79. How Habits Go Wrong And What To Do About It

Habits can be tough! Today's episode focuses on 4 ways habits "go wrong" and what we can do about it. ***New starting Spring 2024! Clarity Coaching's ADHD Coaching Membership! For more information about the membership and updates for the launch, join the waitlist/interest list here: membership.
2/1/202416 minutes, 44 seconds
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78. ADHD at Work: Tips for Planning & Prioritizing (Interview with Antonia Bowring)

Planning and prioritizing can be a challenge for most of us, especially at work. Professional productivity often demands a lot from our executive functioning skills!Things like breaking down big projects, coordinating with clients or coworkers, monitoring progress, or managing our schedule/ time are components of greater responsibilities that we have at work. Struggling with these can impact our performance in big ways!Today I'm interviewing Antonia Bowring, a top ranked executive coach, speaker, and author who, at the age of 50, received a diagnosis of ADHD. Antonia will share a bit about her personal story as well as her own insights on planning and prioritizing at work.If you are interested in reading Antonia's book, Coach Yourself!: Increase Awareness, Change Behavior, and Thrive you can find it here.You can also connect with her on her website and on Tik Tok @ Antonia Bowring 963.
1/16/202427 minutes, 1 second
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77. Trauma, ADHD, or Both?

Today we chat with Erin Vandermore, a licensed therapist, wellness coach, and the founder of Age of Uncertainty Coaching about the complicated connection between trauma and ADHD. Since ADHD and trauma can show up very similarly, it can be challenging (even for clinicians) to differentiate between the two. The fact that many of those with an ADHD diagnosis have experienced trauma around their diagnosis and/or the impact ADHD has had on their lives adds to the complexity of this topic. Erin offers expert insights on how we can identify trauma and understand its influence on our lives. She explains how somatic therapies like EMDR work and how they can be used to overcome our traumatic experiences.Listen to this episode of ADHD Crash Course to learn more about the ADHD/ Trauma Connection! If you would like to connect with Erin, she can be reached at Age of Uncertainty Coaching.
1/3/202429 minutes, 14 seconds
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76. Big Tip For Getting "Unstuck"!

Sometimes we're just stuck. It might look like scrolling on our phones, hitting the "next episode" button on Netflix, or even just staring out the window. What makes us "stuck" is not the activity itself; it's the fact that we want or need to move on but it feels impossible to do so.What can we do to move out of that place of stuckness to one where we can choose what we do next? How can we get going when we feel like we're moving through quicksand?Today we'll talk about using "transition activities" to gently move out of a frozen state and into one of mobility and productivity.  This is not about "trying harder", it's about learning how to work with your nervous system exactly where it is!
12/18/20238 minutes, 27 seconds
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75. You're Not Selfish (But These Common ADHD Traits Might Come Off Like It)

Many people with ADHD  have the experience of being perceived as selfish in conversations (or even in their relationships). It can be frustrating for both the person with ADHD and their friends! ADHD traits can negatively impact our communication and relationships; impulsivity, memory challenges, and divergent thought preference can make it harder for us to connect/ be in sync with others.In todays episode we'll discuss common ways ADHD traits impact our communication/relationship and what we can do about it. We'll discuss how we can make changes that line up with our own values without masking or being inauthentic.
12/5/202319 minutes, 31 seconds
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74. The Perfect Planner for ADHD?

We are always on the hunt for the perfect planner/ time system/ organization system for ADHD!The search can be frustrating AND expensive! The most important part of any system that we choose is something that doesn't come with the planner we buy...our habits around using it!In today's episode, we'll talk about several questions you can ask yourself to find the right planner/ time system for YOU and steps you can take to ensure whatever you choose actually works to keep track of your time and cut down on chaos.Discount link for the Remarkable 2: https://remarkable.com/referral/QDMY-7NUN
11/14/202316 minutes, 55 seconds
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73. Obsessing About Grades Hurts Students; Do This Instead!

Although grades serve as one measure of our progress, they should NOT be the only measure! Students with executive functioning deficits (and even those without) benefit when we shift our focus from the outcome to the effort they are making. Not only does this decrease anxiety, it helps develop key EF skills like planning, prioritizing, self-monitoring, and flexible thinking. Building these skills matter more than achieving a perfect score on any one test or class.  When we overemphasize  grades, it can actually make it more difficult for students to develop the executive functioning skills they need! Why? They stop focusing on what they can control in the moment and get overwhelmed with a future outcome.Learn how we can shift our emphasis with our students and why it matters in this episode of ADHD Crash Course!
10/24/202310 minutes, 48 seconds
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72. Working Memory Help!

Working memory can be thought of as our shortest term memory; it's the information we hold in our mind in order to get things done. These are some common ways working memory deficits show up in our day to day lives:Having to dig a box mix out of the trash several times to re-read steps when bakingWalking into a room but forgetting why you're thereForgetting a new acquaintance's name seconds after you've heard itIf any of these sounds familiar, you can join us today for a discussion on working memory; what it is and how to support your brain if you struggle in this area!
10/10/202311 minutes, 32 seconds
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71. Is ADHD an Excuse?

Many of us have had the experience of sharing how ADHD impacts us only to be met with the response "You're using ADHD as an excuse". How can we respond to this? Today we'll take a look at this common misconception when it comes to understanding ADHD. Our own perceptions of our "locus of control"  can make a big difference in how we respond to comments like these! 
9/26/20238 minutes, 35 seconds
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70. Change One Word to Help Your Executive Function Skills!

There's a word swap you can use to strengthen executive function skills AND approach yourself (and others) with less judgment. Try replacing "why" with "how" in some of your questions.Example: "Why did I wait until the last minute to start this project?""How do I decide when to start my project?""Why is it so hard for me to make decisions?""How  do I make decisions?"When we're frustrated, why questions can make us feel defensive. They ask us to justify our motives or reasoning.  “How” questions shift us to a place of curiosity- how exactly is this thing getting done (or not getting done)? Why asks for motivations, but how is a question that looks at our process.  "How" helps us see the steps that lead us to an outcome and make changes. Then we can decide if there are different steps we want to take to change those outcomes!
9/8/20238 minutes, 11 seconds
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69. ADHD and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)

What is DBT ( (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)? How is it different from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and how is it used to support people with ADHD?Today we'll explore the DBT approach and its components, including mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance skills. 
8/28/202313 minutes, 45 seconds
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68. My Top Tip for Overwhelm!

Why do divergent thinkers frequently deal with overwhelm? One possible reason is our tendency to see all of the things... all at once! Our brains like to make connections and that can serve us in some settings but lead to overwhelm in others.When it comes to overwhelm, this pattern of thinking can make prioritizing and decision making tough. It's harder for us to "back off" of the connections our brain has made and see/ do one thing at a time. (This focus on one thing at a time is an important part of keeping overwhelm at bay).In today's episode of ADHD Crash Course, I'll talk about practical ways that we can see less and how to use this approach to beat overwhelm!
8/15/202311 minutes, 51 seconds
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Mental Load and ADHD; Help for Overwhelm and Burn Out

Today we're talking about Mental Load, otherwise known as "invisible labor" and why understanding this concept is so important for those of us with ADHD.What is mental load? It's the cognitive labor that goes into taking care of life. It’s the “worry work”; anticipating what is needed, researching options, planning, organizing, remembering, monitoring—- all of the thought work that goes into managing homes, work, family, and social lives. If you are not in a partnership, you carry the weight of this work independently and if you have ADHD, this invisible labor can be even more challenging since in requires strong executive functioning skills. Being in a partnership may not necessarily lighten this load for women, though. Studies suggest that women are often the default person for carrying the mental workload in families and that this can lead to overwhelm and burnout. Today we'll talk about this dynamic and ways we can protect against the negative impact of not sharing this cognitive work.Additional Resources:Fair Play by Eve Rodsky
8/1/202312 minutes, 25 seconds
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65. Your Brain's Not Broken: Convergent Vs. Divergent Thinking (Interview with Dr. Tamara Rosier

Today we chat with Dr. Tamara Rosier, author of Your Brain's Not Broken. Dr. Rosier discusses the difference between convergent and divergent thinking and why understanding this difference can have a huge impact for those of us with ADHD!Many with ADHD prefer divergent thinking since this allows for creativity, expansion, and connection. While necessary for everyday life, tasks that fall under the convergent thinking category are often found to be boring or frustrating to those with a preference for divergent thought. We need both "thought modes" to thrive in our modern world and Dr. Rosier's interview will offer us some tools to help us do that!Dr. Tamara Rosier's website
6/20/202346 minutes, 5 seconds
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64. Is it Possible to Find Your Career Path with ADHD?! (Interview with Shell Mendelson)

Today we’re chatting with ADHD Career Coach and Mentor Shell Mendelson who specializes in helping those with ADHD find fulfilling and sustainable careers. She'll discuss the 7 steps she uses with her clients to help them find their perfect fit professionally!Link to Information on Shell's Masterclass
6/5/202342 minutes, 3 seconds
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66. Traveling Tips for Parents of Neurodivergent Children

Today we speak with Dawn Barclay, author of "Traveling Different: Vacation Strategies for Parents of the Anxious, the Inflexible, and the Neurodiverse".  Dawn shares helpful tips for how we can support our children with invisible needs like ADHD, Autism, and anxiety and enjoy creating family memories with less stress!You can connect with Dawn in the following ways:WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagramLinkedIn
6/2/202326 minutes, 22 seconds
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63. Learning How to Time Travel with ADHD

When I refer to "time travel" I'm talking about our ability to think about our future selves and determine what we will need at that future point. This can also refer to our habit of thinking about the past and applying what we've learned to our current circumstances.For those with ADHD, traveling through time may not be automatic, and time might be seen as "now" or "not now", but that doesn't mean we can't strengthen this skill.Use today's tips to plan for what's next and set your future self up for success!
5/2/20239 minutes, 26 seconds
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62. ADHD and Working with the Thoughts-Emotions- Action Cycle

How we respond to our circumstances is driven by a cycle that we may not be aware of.  This cycle is often called different things: the cognitive triangle, the self coaching model, CBT model of emotions, and more, but analyzing each of these parts of the cycle can help us understand why we choose certain actions. If we want to make changes in our lives, interrupting this cycle at different places can give us different results. Listen today to learn more about the thoughts-emotion- action- result cycle and some specific tips for those with ADHD.
4/18/202321 minutes, 22 seconds
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61. Public Speaking Tips for Fast (or Frozen) Brains: Interview with Sammie Walker Herrera

Public speaking is one of the top fears for many of us! Although we may picture  grade school book reports or motivational speakers when we think of this topic, the reality is that most of us have to speak "publicly" in some capacity in our professional ( and personal) lives!Sammie Walker Herrera is a confidence and public speaking coach (and a fellow ADHD brain) and in this interview she shares some of her top tips for helping those of us with fast (or frozen) brains become better public speakers!You can find Sammie here.
4/1/202345 minutes, 19 seconds
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60. You're Not Lazy; You're Just Seeing Too Much

One label I often hear unfairly applied to those with ADHD is "lazy".  The reality is that what is often perceived/ interpreted as "laziness" is the shut down that comes from overwhelm. We see too much at once and that makes it hard to get started. Today we'll talk about the tendency for those of us with ADHD to see too much.  This is a common contributor to overwhelm and can result in the inability to get started on what we want to do. We'll find tools and strategies that help break the overwhelm cycle and brain storm practical tips so we can "see less" in everyday jobs/ activities. Whether it's cleaning a room, dealing with our calendar or managing emails, we can be strategic in order to see less!https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/contact
3/14/202310 minutes, 53 seconds
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59. Is Laundry Harder When You Have ADHD?

There are some "adulting" tasks that are Achilles heels for us and many people with ADHD report that laundry is one of them! Struggling with everyday tasks like this can trigger shame and self judgment, which makes it even harder to find the solutions we need to make things easier for us. Today we're going to look at why jobs like this are challenging and what we can do to make them more manageable. We'll discuss how factors like executive functioning skills, habit formation, visual distractibility/overwhelm, and black and white thinking can impact us and how we can better support our brains to lessen that impact! 
2/28/202314 minutes, 18 seconds
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58. How to Use Your Personal Values to Hack Motivation!

Identifying and leveraging our personal values is a motivation hack that often gets overlooked! If we’re not aware of our top priorities when it comes to our values, we may miss out on a powerful tool for decision making. Learn more about how to apply information about your values to improve your motivation and gain clarity.Links for this episode:The VIA Character Strengths Survey:https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/Register
2/15/202310 minutes, 22 seconds
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57. ADHD & Eating Disorders: Interview with Aleta Storch

Today I interview Aleta Storch  who is a Nutrition and ADHD coach and an expert onADHD, Nutrition, and Intuitive Eating. Aleta offers helpful insights that her personal and professional experience had provided.She'll talk about some of the common pitfalls that we face in our relationship with food as those with ADHD and offer helpful, down to earth advice.Want to reach Aleta? website: https://www.wiseheartnutrition.com/email: https://[email protected]
2/7/202332 minutes, 40 seconds
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56. Ask or Guess Culture & ADHD

What is meant by "Ask Culture" and " Guess Culture"? At their core, these terms are referring to communication styles. In Ask Culture, you ask for your wants and needs directly. In turn, the answers you receive are direct and a "no" most likely doesn't need to be qualified, justified, or "softened".In Guess Culture, directly asking for what you want may be seen as pushy or even rude. The communication style of Guess Culture favors suggesting or hinting at what one wants or needs in an effort to elicit an offer of help from another without "putting them on the spot". How can we navigate communication between these two communication styles and how does ADHD complicate this?  Join us for this episode of ADHD Crash Course to learn more!
1/24/20238 minutes
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55. To Tell or Not to Tell: Whether to Tell Your Employer About ADHD

It's a common question for those who are diagnosed with ADHD: Should I tell my employer that I have ADHD? If so, when? How?In today's episode we'll talk about how to know whether or not to tell your employer about your ADHD diagnosis and look at how to navigate that conversation if and when you decide to do so.
1/10/202312 minutes
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54. ADHD and College: Skills Students Need to Succeed

Many people with ADHD struggle with the transition to college. College life requires more independence and offers less structure and these changes can be difficult to navigate when you have executive functioning challenges.   Today we’ll discuss common challenges for students with ADHD and strategies that can help!
12/13/202216 minutes, 34 seconds
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53.The Transforming Power of Flexible Thinking: Tips for ADHD Brains

Cognitive flexibility is an ability to adapt to new, changing, or unplanned events or to switch from one way of thinking to another. This skill is essential for learning and problem solving and it can also be impacted with ADHD.  Listen to this week's episode to learn tips for building cognitive flexibility and how we can apply this to our daily lives!
11/18/202215 minutes, 52 seconds
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50. ADHD and Internal Language: Help for Executive Functioning Skills

Today we have special guest Michael Mc Leod. Michael is an executive function expert and speech language pathologist. He discusses how strengthening our internal language (which includes both visual imagery and self talk) can help build essential executive functioning skills. He offers  practical tips that we can use to improve our internal language and executive functioning skills throughout the lifespan.Ways to reach Michael and Grow NOW Therapy:Instagram: @grownowadhdWebsite: GrowNOWTherapy.com Facebook: GrowNOW ADHDEmail: [email protected] Mentioned in Podcast:Declarative Language Handbook (by Linda Murphy)
10/13/202228 minutes, 7 seconds
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49. ADHD's Impact on Sexuality and Intimacy

ADHD’s impact is not limited to work and school; unsupported ADHD can have a very real impact on relationships and intimacy. Join us for this week's episode of ADHD Crash Course as we chat with sex therapist Ollie Maggi about how ADHD impacts relationships and learn tips for how to offset that impact inside AND outside of the bedroom!Want to reach Ollie? Her website is: https://www.cointimacycoaching.com/ and her IG handle is: @https://www.instagram.com/cointimacycoaching/
9/29/202239 minutes, 50 seconds
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48. 8 Tips for Parenting Kids with ADHD (When You Have ADHD)

Parenting a child with ADHD can be a challenge, but for parents who have ADHD, those challenges double. Supporting our kids' executive functioning skills and emotional regulation can be particularly difficult when we have our own struggles in these areas!Today's episode offers 8 tips for parents as they navigate the complicated reality of parenting kids with ADHD as an ADHD parent.Learn more about my group coaching program, Embrace Your Brain here: Group Coaching | Clarity Coaching (theadhdclaritycoach.com)Questions? Ideas for podcast episodes?Contact | Clarity Coaching (theadhdclaritycoach.com)
9/11/202218 minutes, 53 seconds
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47. Why It's Hard to Ask For Help When You Have ADHD

When we're overwhelmed, we may be advised to delegate tasks to others. Being able to ask for help is impoortant when we're managing our energy, but many of us struggle with the executive functioning skills we need to do this!Skills like  judging time, prioritizing, planning, sequencing, and organizing are needed when we break down tasks (or lists of tasks) and delegate to others. Today we'll explore how some ADHD traits can complicate our ability to delegate and learn what we can do to help!Sensory Strategies Live Webinar:Free Live Webinar | Clarity Coaching (theadhdclaritycoach.com)Embrace Your Brain Group Coaching Program: #2 Group Coaching | Clarity Coaching (theadhdclaritycoach.com)
8/29/20228 minutes, 19 seconds
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46. Interoception and Emotional Regulation (Interview with Dr. Carissa Cascio)

Today I’m talking to Dr. Carissa Cascio, an associate professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Cascio's research program focuses on  sensory differences in developmental disabilities and she is with us to discuss interoception, our body's "hidden" sense and the powerful role interoception plays in emotional regulation.We'll cover what interocaption is, how this internal experience of our body's sensations can impact emotional regulation, and practical ways we can strengthen out body's ability to tune in to interoceptive information.For more information on Dr. Cascio's research, you can visit https://www.casciolab.com/.
8/16/202229 minutes, 22 seconds
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45. Building Your ADHD Support Team (Interview with Caitlin O’Brient Bauer)

After a diagnosis of ADHD, we often have more questions: what's next? Do I need a counselor? What about medication? Would a coach be helpful? Are there accomodations I need to explore for school or work?It can be overwhelming trying to find answers to all of these questions and most of us will benefit from a team of professionals who can support us on our ADHD journey. Who do you need on your team? What support can each of these team members offer you?Today I chat with Caitlin  O’Brient Bauer, an ADHD coach and fellow ADHD brain.  We'll hear about her own ADHD journey and how she was eventually able to design her own ADHD support team and how this has impacted her life. She'll share what worked for her (as well as what didn't work) and offer some suggestions on how to build your own ADHD support team.Related links:Caitlin O'Brient Bauer is a certified ADHD & Life Coach and the founder of SF ADHD Coach. She's based in San Francisco, CA and meets with her clients virtually. You can find her online at www.sfadhdcoach.com.If you want more information on rejection sensitive dysphoria, you can access Caitlin's helpful resources handout here.ACO  - ADHD Coach Directory:https://acoo.memberclicks.net/directory-of-coachesCHADD - Professional Directory:https://chadd.org/professional-directory/PAAC - ADHD Coach Directory:https://paaccoaches.org/find-a-coach/​ADDA - Adult ADHD Virtual Support Groups:https://add.org/adhd-support-groups/
8/9/202257 minutes, 33 seconds
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44. ADHD and Relationships: Making Bids for Connection

Today we’re discussing ADHD and relationships. We’ll take a look at the work of Drs.  John and Julie Gottman and those in realtionships make what they refer to as “bids for connection” in order to communicate and connect with each other.These gestures that we use to signal our need for attention and connection and they can be verbal or nonverbal, overt or relatively subtle.We may readily respond to some, but miss others entirely (and miss the chance for connection as well) We’ll also explore some common ADHD traits and how these can impact  giving/ receiving bids in our relationships.
7/26/202210 minutes, 58 seconds
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43. 7 Questions to Ask Yourself When You're Overwhelmed

We may assume low motivation is behind our struggle to start, but  it’s often overwhelm that shuts us down! With ADHD, struggles with executive functioning skills like planning, prioritizing and time management can cause us to feel stressed and stuck. Other factors like perfectionism, sensory overwhelm, and missing our body cues/needs can contribute to our overwhelm as well!This episode will cover 7  simple, practical coaching questions to  help you find what you need to get going when you’re feeling stuck!Ask yourself these 7 questions the next time you feel overwhelmed and grab your free pdf so you can have them ready when you need them!FREE printable pdf: 7 Coaching Questions for Overwhelm here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/subscribeSmall Group Coaching Program information:https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registration
7/19/202214 minutes, 47 seconds
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42. Why Growth Mindset Matters for ADHD

Growth mindset is the belief that our talents, skills, and abilities can be developed whereas a fixed mindset assumes that these are "set" and that we're not able to improve them.Researchers have noted trends in how these mindsets can impact our willingness to take risks, accept feedback, embrace challenges and tolerate failures. Those with a growth mindset often felt more comfortable with challenge and struggle, knowing that these are   valuable part of the learning process and essential for growth.Learn more about Growth and Fixed Mindsets and how these  can impact those of us with ADHD as we learn to work with our brains!
7/12/202213 minutes, 32 seconds
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41. How Anger Can Help Us

Anger is not an emotion that many people feel comfortable experiencing.  We're not surrounded with many examples of healthy, assertive anger, so it's understandable that we fear that the emotion of anger will result in our losing control. Anger may have a reputation of being destructive, but when managed well, anger can actually serve a purpose in our lives!Since anger is a protective emotion,  it lets us know when a boundary has been crossed. Anger is also an emotion that helps us take action and make important changes in our lives.When we slow down and listen to the message that our anger carries, it can help us set and maintain our boundaries as well as protect ourselves and others.  Listen to today's podcast episode to learn how slowing down and listening to your anger can help you leverage this emotion to help you!For my FREE training "Sensory Strategies for ADHD: Learn How to Change Your Energy & Focus!" register here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registration-1Interested in Embrace Your Brain, my small group coaching program? Learn more here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registrationIdeas for a podcast episode? Interested in 1:1 coaching? Other questions? Reach out!https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/contact
6/21/202212 minutes, 26 seconds
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40. The Auditory Processing Disorder/ ADHD Connection

 “Auditory Processing is what the brain does with what the ear hears.”~Jack Katz, Ph.D.Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) shares many traits with ADHD, and this causes confusion amongst professionals (as well as the general public). How do we know if difficulty sustaining attention has to do with auditory processing or attention regulation? Can you have both APD and ADHD? Today we chat with Dr. Christa Reeves and Dr. Megan Reeves, a mother-daughter audiologist team who specialize in APD and will help answer some of our questions! In this interview. we'll cover the following (and more!):How do we determine if APD is playing a role in our difficulty sustaining attention?What treatments are out there for those of us who have an APD diagnosis?Do children and adults have the same treatment for APD?Is APD genetic?What school and work accomodations can help support APD?We'll also learn"An effective treatment for Misophonia  How uncorrected hearing loss can increase cognitive decline in adults (PSA: correct hearing sooner rather than later!)Why the "huh habit" can damage relationshipsSome great resources for connecting with APD specialists, no matter where you live.Helpful links:To find specialists near you:International Guild of Auditory Processing Specialistshttps://www.igaps.org/Dr. Megan Reeves (adults)https://www.helixaudiology.com/Dr. Christa Reeves (pediatrics)https://littlelisteners.com/
6/14/202254 minutes, 28 seconds
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39. Rejection Sensitivity and ADHD

What is Rejection Sensitivity/ Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria and what does it have to do with ADHD? How do common ADHD struggles increase our risk of rejection sensitivity and what can we do about it?Factors  like emotional regulation, cognitive flexibility, negative self esteem, and social skill challenges can place ADHD brains at a higher risk of perceiving (or receiving) rejection. Learn 3 tips to help combat rejection sensitivity with ADHD!For my FREE training "Sensory Strategies for ADHD: Learn How to Change Your Energy & Focus!" register here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registration-1Interested in Embrace Your Brain, my small group coaching program? Learn more here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registrationIdeas for a podcast episode? Interested in 1:1 coaching? Other questions? Reach out!https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/contact
6/7/202211 minutes, 3 seconds
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38. Toxic Positivity: Can Positivity Hurt?

What is "toxic positivity"? Toxic positivity denies and minimizes any negative experiences and insists on a positive spin at all costs. It does not make room for the full range of human emotions/experience and can make us feel isolated and disconnected from our emotions."Practicing positivity" is a preferable tool when working with our brain's inherent negativity bias. When we practice positivity, we strengthen mindfulness, support our emotional regulation skills, and encourage real connection. We can recognize the reality of a situation and still work on our own cognitive flexibility and use strategies to shift our mindset without denying our experience or masking.For my FREE training "Sensory Strategies for ADHD: Learn How to Change Your Energy & Focus!" register here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registration-1Interested in Embrace Your Brain, my small group coaching program? Learn more here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registrationIdeas for a podcast episode? Interested in 1:1 coaching? Other questions? Reach out!https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/contact
5/20/202211 minutes, 30 seconds
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37. What is EFT Tapping? Interview with Theresa Lear Levine

Tapping, also known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a stress reduction/ regulation tool based on principles of ancient Chinese acupressure as well as modern psychology. Today I interview EFT expert Theresa Lear Levine to learn more about what exactly EFT is and how we can use this technique in our lives.* Email Theresa with the subject "ADHD crash course" if you would like to watch the tapping video that we recorded after the show: [email protected] *You can access Theresa's free e-book here:https://theresasfreegift.comFor my FREE training "Sensory Strategies for ADHD: Learn How to Change Your Energy & Focus!" register here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registration-1Interested in Embrace Your Brain, my small group coaching program? Learn more here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registrationIdeas for a podcast episode? Interested in 1:1 coaching? Other questions? Reach out!https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/contact
5/17/202235 minutes, 35 seconds
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36. Spoon Theory and ADHD

The spoon theory is an analogy that was created by Christine Miserandino when she attempted to describe what life with a chronic illness was like to her best friend. She used spoons to represent her "energy budget" and explained how living with lupus meant she had to make choices about where and how to spend this budget, choices that someone who was not living with lupus would not likely have to make.Christine's description has resonated with many people living with chronic illness and is also a helpful frame of reference for those of us with ADHD. In today's episode, we'll discuss how the spoon theory applies to daily life with ADHD and how we can use strategies like creating task "menus" to help us plan for our energy and add flexibility to our days (while still moving towards the goals that matter to us).You can find Christine Miserandino's Spoon Theory here: https://butyoudontlooksick.com/the_spoon_theoryFor my FREE training "Sensory Strategies for ADHD: Learn How to Change Your Energy & Focus!" register here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registration-1Interested in Embrace Your Brain, my small group coaching program? Learn more here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registrationIdeas for a podcast episode? Interested in 1:1 coaching? Other questions? Reach out!https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/contact
5/10/202213 minutes, 58 seconds
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35. Does Everyone Have a Little ADHD?

Have you heard comments like this in response to someone's ADHD diagnosis? What are your thoughts? For my FREE training "Sensory Strategies for ADHD: Learn How to Change Your Energy & Focus!" register here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registration-1Interested in Embrace Your Brain, my small group coaching program? Learn more here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registrationIdeas for a podcast episode? Interested in 1:1 coaching? Other questions? Reach out!https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/contact
5/4/202211 minutes, 41 seconds
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34. How to Prioritize Your Things to Do List

Prioritization is an executive functioning skill that we use when we're trying to plan our time. Many people with ADHD find prioritizing challenging. We have large lists of things that need to be done but knowing which of those are the most pressing/important may not be intuitive. We are overwhelmed looking at those massive things to do lists because everything feels urgent! Today we're going to look at a tool to help us manage the overwhelm: the Eisenhower Matrix. This system helps us categorize which tasks need to be done immediately, scheduled for another time, simplified, or limited.If you would like to reference a picture of the Eisenhower Matrix, you can do in the transcript from today's episode here:https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/post/how-to-prioritize-your-things-to-do-listFor my FREE training "Sensory Strategies for ADHD: Learn How to Change Your Energy & Focus!" register here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registration-1Interested in Embrace Your Brain, my small group coaching program? Learn more here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registrationIdeas for a podcast episode? Interested in 1:1 coaching? Other questions? Reach out!https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/contact
4/26/202213 minutes, 49 seconds
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33. Emotional Regulation and Mindfulness of Emotions

What does practicing emotional mindfulness look like and why is it important? Join us today to learn more about ADHD, emotional regulation, and why mindfulness is powerful regulation tool. For my FREE training "Sensory Strategies for ADHD: Learn How to Change Your Energy & Focus!" register here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registration-1Interested in Embrace Your Brain, my small group coaching program? Learn more here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registrationIdeas for a podcast episode? Interested in 1:1 coaching? Other questions? Reach out!https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/contact
4/19/202212 minutes, 19 seconds
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32. ADHD, Self Awareness, and Planning for the Worst

There are times when our optimism results in a lack of awareness and that can actually undermine our best efforts to move forward! Positive thinking is an asset when it comes to generating positive emotion, increasing motivation, and improving our energy but when it comes to creating action plans, we may need a different approach. Today we'll talk about how realistic assessments of our circumstances can be more helpful in supporting us than expecting the best.For my FREE training "Sensory Strategies for ADHD: Learn How to Change Your Energy & Focus!" register here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registration-1Interested in Embrace Your Brain, my small group coaching program? Learn more here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registrationIdeas for a podcast episode? Interested in 1:1 coaching? Other questions? Reach out!https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/contact
4/5/202211 minutes, 52 seconds
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31. Why It's Important for Adults to Play

Do you make play a priority in your life? If not, why? When we're little, play is our main occupation, but as we get older, we play less. As adults we may feel completely disconnected from play and may only see "goal directed" play as valuable. There is value in playing just to play- today we'll take a look at how we can add play into our lives- and why it matters!For my FREE training "Sensory Strategies for ADHD: Learn How to Change Your Energy & Focus!" register here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registration-1Interested in Embrace Your Brain, my small group coaching program? Learn more here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registrationIdeas for a podcast episode? Interested in 1:1 coaching? Other questions? Reach out!https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/contact
3/25/202211 minutes, 12 seconds
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29. Book Report: How to Keep House While Drowning

Today I'm going to share a book I love: How to Keep House While Drowning by K.C. Davis. It offers a refreshing perspective on care tasks (those continuous small jobs that make up caring for ourselves, others, and our homes). It also offers practical advice on how to approach overwhelm and self-criticism when care tasks are challenging.You can find K.C. on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/strugglecare/For my FREE training "Sensory Strategies for ADHD: Learn How to Change Your Energy & Focus!" register here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registration-1Interested in Embrace Your Brain, my small group coaching program? Learn more here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registrationIdeas for a podcast episode? Interested in 1:1 coaching? Other questions? Reach out!https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/contact
3/15/202212 minutes, 28 seconds
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27. ADHD and Hypnotism (Interview with Tina Madsen)

Today’s ADHD Crash Course guest is ADHD coach and master hypnotist, Tina Madsen. As a self-proclaimed “brain nerd”, Tina offers us a wealth of knowledge about the art and science of hypnosis and the power of our subconscious mind. She also gives practical ways we can apply this knowledge to our lives- you won't want to miss this episode!You can reach Tina here: https://tinamadsen.com/For my FREE training "Sensory Strategies for ADHD: Learn How to Change Your Energy & Focus!" register here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registration-1Interested in Embrace Your Brain, my small group coaching program? Learn more here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registrationIdeas for a podcast episode? Interested in 1:1 coaching? Other questions? Reach out!https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/contact
2/23/202241 minutes, 10 seconds
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26. Mindfulness for ADHD Brains

Many people with ADHD are hesitant to explore mindfulness. They may think it sounds boring, difficult, or just not particularly valuable.  But there is a growing body of research that points to mindfulness meditation as a useful tool for ADHD brains. Why is mindfulness meditation helpful for those of us with ADHD? What does the research say about the benefits of mindfulness and how can those of us with busy brains apply this practice in a flexible way? Do you have to be still to practice mindfulness? We'll answer all of these questions (and more) in today's episode.For my FREE training "Sensory Strategies for ADHD: Learn How to Change Your Energy & Focus!" register here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registration-1Interested in Embrace Your Brain, my small group coaching program? Learn more here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registrationIdeas for a podcast episode? Interested in 1:1 coaching? Other questions? Reach out!https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/contact
2/15/202210 minutes, 26 seconds
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25. ADHD and Friends (Autism, Trauma, and OCD)

ADHD shares traits with several other mental health diagnoses, which means that getting an accurate diagnosis (and the right kind of support for your brain) can be tricky. What traits does ADHD share with autism, trauma, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? What are the differences? And can you have ADHD along with another diagnosis?  For my FREE training "Sensory Strategies for ADHD: Learn How to Change Your Energy & Focus!" register here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registration-1Interested in Embrace Your Brain, my small group coaching program? Learn more here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registrationIdeas for a podcast episode? Interested in 1:1 coaching? Other questions? Reach out!https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/contact
2/9/202211 minutes, 24 seconds
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21. ADHD and Motherhood

Parenting can come with challenges but when we add ADHD to the mix, there’s even more to navigate. Today’s episode offers some thoughts on parenting with ADHD and includes a bit of advice I would have offered to my younger self!For my FREE training "Sensory Strategies for ADHD: Learn How to Change Your Energy & Focus!" register here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registration-1Interested in Embrace Your Brain, my small group coaching program? Learn more here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registrationIdeas for a podcast episode? Interested in 1:1 coaching? Other questions? Reach out!https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/contact
1/3/202217 minutes, 50 seconds
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18. ADHD and Conquering Toxic Shame

Shame is the belief that we're somehow defective and that at our core, we’re just not ok. Shame shrinks us and shuts us down. Although living with toxic shame can be extremely painful, it’s not always obvious to those around us. We may respond to shame by masking, people pleasing, and even perfectionism as we try to work our way to worthiness.This week on ADHD Crash Course, we cover the topic of shame and ADHD- why we struggle in this area and what we can do about it.For my FREE training "Sensory Strategies for ADHD: Learn How to Change Your Energy & Focus!" register here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registration-1Interested in Embrace Your Brain, my small group coaching program? Learn more here: https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/webinar-registrationIdeas for a podcast episode? Interested in 1:1 coaching? Other questions? Reach out!https://www.theadhdclaritycoach.com/contact
12/7/202115 minutes, 8 seconds