Thursday, December 17, 2009

Recently, I started a program at the ADD Coach Academy, ADDCA is an institution for the education of ADHD and training of coaches for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. I began the program with a goal of becoming an ADHD coach. There are few resources for those struggling with the day to day impact of ADHD in their lives, childen and adults alike. There is equally as little true understanding and use of solid education surrounding ADHD, even in supportive services that are available. It's a diagnosis that can sometimes seem invisible. It varies in degree and can often present differently from one person to another. For folks who don't know, while medication for ADHD can help, it only helps about 70% of the total ADHD population. While it can open a doorway, medication doesn't help with many of the underlying behaviors and beliefs those with ADHD develop. Even with medication, the day to day patterns that are not serving a person can remain unaddressed. Some benefits of coaching can include:
  • Reduction of procrastination
  • Support for decision-making and prioritizing
  • Expanding perception of option
  • Create ADD-appreciative accountability
  • Set up supportive environment for success
  • Management of impulsivity and distractibility
  • Improvement in time and self-management
  • Learning to set boundaries
  • Improving social and communication skills
  • Removing blame and shame
  • Improving self-confidence
  • Reducing overwhelm
  • Controlling worry
  • Learning about your ADD
  • Appreciating your strengths and unique gifts
  • Discovering personalized approaches
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Until next time, ~t

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