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ADHD Coach, education, advocacy
ADHD Coach, education, advocacy

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It's all just mundane and boring. Do you ever feel that way? It's how the "norms" live. We have to remember that our drive to be excited all of the time is abnormal. We thrive on adrenalin to compensate for the insufficient or abnormal use of dopamine, and serotonin by our neuro-system. The result is a need to chase stimulus all of the time. How do you stim chase? Some stim chase can be positive however we must be aware of those times where we complicate our lives by feeding the beast. The effect of wrong stim chasing is the failure of whatever the issue. Job changes, affairs, addiction and picking fights with loved ones are all places that stim chasing fails us. The outcome is a blow to our self-esteem. People with ADHD that has been un-managed for any length of time tend to have lower self-esteem than others. Self confidence is not the same as self-esteem instead it's the general positive feeling of self. Maybe routine and stability are good things just ask a norm. For the rest of us stick to safely executing extreme sports to catch all the stim. you need.
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It's frustrating to like the pictures from pintrest but click through and disagree with the message.
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As a personal coach that specializes in helping people to understand and cope with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) I find myself drawn towards humanistic-experiential theories and behavioral treatment theories.  My goal is to facilitate the client’s determination in the outcome of coaching.  I find this requires a strong therapeutic alliance and is in alignment with client-centered therapy.  Hallmarks of client-centered therapy include unconditional acceptance and an empathetic listener (Butcher, Mineka, & Hooley, 2010).  The clinician assists the client to clarify the client’s own thoughts and feelings (Butcher, et all, 2010).  An essential part of the process is education and understanding of the disorder.

The other part of coaching is assisting the client to achieve their personal goals.  In order to assist the client some behavioral and cognitive changes are usually required. According to Butcher et al., (2010) a hallmark of cognitive behavioral therapy is the use of techniques in a pragmatic manner.  During coaching we develop a set of goals based on the clients desires and then explore how their current thoughts and actions either support or block goal achievement.  Through questioning a client will explore thought ideas, cognitions, while breaking down the goal to the lowest or smallest action so that the client can immediately move towards the goal.  Each session we review what action has been taken towards the goal and evaluate thoughts and feelings associated with achievement.  If there is no movement we explore why.  All of this is done in a manner that allows for the coach to teach and demonstrate the specific effects of ADHD on the desired actions or goals which the client wants to achieve.  

Butcher, J., Mineka, S., & Hooley, J.M., (2010) Abnormal Psychology, 14th. Boston, MA.
 Allyn and Bacon
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Healing is a process.  Yesterday’s gospel is one of my favorites.  We are aware of the various miracles in the Bible and we know Jesus can be instantaneously miraculous.  In the story of the blind man healed with clay we see a different side.  I always think of this gospel when I’m asked about belief in science and medicine.  It’s why I believe in prayer and also in taking my meds.  There is no reason for Christ to formulate a salve and have the recipient wash it off except as a message.  One of the great messages for me is that healing can be a process and the process might include formularies.
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I know what feels good. Getting those pesky little items that add up out of the way. Take an hour and see how much you can blow away. There will always be more but man it feels great. If you think about it in very positive terms then you will want to replicate the feeling. It's like fooling yourself that you are addicted to the pump from getting things done. As with everything else with ADHD you will have to change your approach after awhile but try this one today. Go on, what are you waiting for. Stop reading this. Get it done. Woo Hoo
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