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“I Know What I Need to Do, but I Just Don’t Do It”
Using CBT to Turn Intentions Into Action for Adults with ADHD.
Most adults with ADHD who seek out treatment are very familiar with the recommended coping suggestions for managing the problematic effects that ADHD can exact on one’s life, such as using a daily planner, setting up to-do lists, using organizational skills, and the need to deal with procrastination, to name only a few.
The problem with ADHD, however, is that it is not a lack of knowledge about what needs to be done, but rather is complex web of issues that interferes with the implementation of well-designed plans and best intentions.
While medications can be crucially helpful in reducing the core symptoms of ADHD, even effective pharmacotherapy does not necessarily ensure behavior changes in areas of functioning that are central to managing daily affairs and, as importantly, to a sense of overall well-being and personal meaning in one’s life.
This webinar addresses how cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), an evidence-supported psychosocial treatment for adult ADHD, has been adapted to the needs of adults with ADHD and continues to evolve to help improve the implementation of coping strategies for managing ADHD, including “manufacturing” motivation, and addressing the negative thoughts and beliefs, and strong emotional reactions that are increasingly understood to be characteristic of ADHD.
The end goal is to help adults with ADHD to be better able to pursue and complete endeavors that they will find personally fulfilling, including both the “have to’s” and the “want to’s” of daily life.
Have You Reached an ADHD Tipping Point?
We all have them…that moment when our usual coping skills fail to help and we feel overwhelmed and unable to manage the daily stressors.
We have a sense that things are no longer ‘going well’ and in fact, life seems to be falling apart in a big way.
Laurie Dupar of Coaching for ADHD calls this an “ADHD tipping point,” when the strategies we had been using to compensate for our ADHD challenges no longer seem to be working.
You Can Dramatically Transform Your Self-Esteem
What is self-esteem? How does it serve us? And how can negative self-esteem exacerbate the challenges of ADHD?
David Giwerc, a Master Certified ADHD Coach , reveals how to understand your personal flavor of ADHD and maximize your unique strengths. These are the traits that others don’t see or acknowledge because they only focus on the negative stuff, because they see you as ‘Broken’. David says, “The real damage happens when you come to believe it too, simply because you don’t fall into society’s particular, limited, standardized expectations.”
Drawing upon recent research and specific examples from his practice, David reveals how cultivating what he calls ‘habits of the heart’ can create a positive self-image and esteem.
The result? A positive self-image that naturally produces more success, personal fulfillment, and well-being. Both for you and the people in your life.
As you discover your natural character and strengths, you automatically unleash your suppressed motivation, energy and focus, allowing you to progress and create a richer, more meaningful life.
ASK ME ANYTHING
For ADHD Awareness Month Rick Green’s guest is himself.
Rick sits down and answers as many of your questions as he can!
ADHD, Single, & Loving It?!
Zoë Kessler, B.A., B.Ed. (Adult Education) Award Winning Author, Journalist, and Speaker, has been described as “Pippi Longstocking all grown up.” Does this sound like a good relationship prospect to you?
Maybe, maybe not. Like Pippi, Kessler has boundless energy and enthusiasm; but also like Pippi, she dances to her own tune, and sometimes sings it out loud. In public.
Kessler talks about the pros and cons of being single with ADHD. How do you handle the typical ADHD challenges of disorganization, forgetfulness, time management, and finances without the help of a loving partner? Does your self-esteem get bolstered or bruised by negotiating a relationship with a non-ADHD spouse?
Perhaps living with ADHD and its perfectionism, hypersensitivity, and innate spontaneity might be well-suited to the solitary life.
Pretending to be Normal
Do you pretend to be ‘normal’ during the day when other people are involved? Do you drop the disguise, with a sigh of relief to be your TotallyADD self in private? You just might be an ADHD double agent.
At an early age, most ADHD adults learn to wrap themselves in a ill-fitting blanket of ‘normal’. But they know the truth; they have an “Abby Normal” brain that doesn’t fit into polite society. They don a variety of masks to get through life’s linear experiences: the Perfectionist, the Rebel, the Space Cadet. But wearing a mask is exhausting, even for the best double agent.
Linda Roggli takes us into the underworld of our ADHD spy selves, and invites us to drop the masks, come out of our messy ADHD closets and let our Authentic Selves shine! Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind webinar with the ADDiva, Linda Roggli!
Our ADHD holiday get-together!
From our ADHD Holiday Webinar:
With the year end approaching, and the festivities already filling up the store shelves, you may notice your ADHD doesn’t take a Christmas break.
You may feel more and more naughty than nice.
And you look forward to a lump of coal in your stocking so you can whip it at someone’s head!
What with all the shopping, wrapping, decorating, entertaining, eating, baking, and of course, dealing with loved ones. (Insert theme to Jaws here.)
Forget celebrating, it’s about surviving.
We’ve organized a group ADHD friends to help! Join in the festivities with Rick Green and Stacey Turis, Linda Roggli, Dr. David Pomeroy, Alan Brown. Plus a surprise guest (no it’s not Santa!) dropping in!
Bring your own beverage. And your questions. And your favorite ADHD Survival tips to share with the rest of the party goers. This is one holiday party you won’t want to miss!!!
Join us and turn “Oh, no! Oh no!” into “Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!”
Adult ADHD, or Plus, Plus, Plus?
What other types of clinical disorders commonly co-occur along with adult ADHD? How can this impact the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of adult ADHD?
Dr. Teplin will cover this as well as how many clinical disorders can mimic adult ADHD, and the importance of a comprehensive work up and treatment plan.
Paying Attention to Attention Itself
Are you ready for something new, fresh, and different? Jeff Copper, ADHD and attention coach, reveals the mystery of attention in a talk with Rick Green of Totally ADD.
Jeff will help you understand what attention really is and how it is the key to regulating and managing ADHD.
Watch this Webinar and learn the various kinds of attention, the difference between attention and objects of attention, and much more.
This webinar will give you insights that will enable you to make real progress.
The Good, The Bad, And The ADHD
Alan Brown, the nimble mind behind ADDCrusher takes a no-nonsense look at the smart, healthy ways of dealing with ADHD, versus the dangerous, destructive, or dumb.
Alan will talk about two kinds of medication: Proper, prescription medication, versus unconscious, unregulated self-medicating.
There are two kinds of addictions: Destructive (gambling, shopping, cocaine, etc.) versus Constructive (Devoted to progress, new challenges, and helping others).
And there are two kinds of risk-taking: Headstrong and reckless, versus head-clearing challenges.
Alan has lived both sides, the lows and the highs. His intense honesty and deep kindness is bracing. His true tales will have you in tears. Warning, an hour with Alan, a guy who races motorcycles at 170 miles per hour in his spare time, promises to be a wild ride.
Diagnosing Seniors: Is it Alzheimer’s? Or ADHD?
Dr. Robb Mapou joins Rick Green to discuss the difference between ADHD and Alzheimer’s.