Will Your Christmas Tree Still Be Up in July?
Overview of Adult ADD
“Why is your Christmas tree still up in July?”
It was only in my mid-40’s, after being diagnosed with ADD, that I realized my lifelong tendency of not noticing what was in front of me was a trait typical of Inattentive-Type ADD. Of course, many others with ADD / ADHD are the opposite. They notice everything, and are constantly distracted by everyday stimuli.
Adult ADD / ADHD traits run the gamut, from the inability to start projects (much less finish them) to the chronic tendency to say absolutely the wrong thing at the wrong time (telling your wife’s boss his tie is ugly), to having one’s entire desk and floor covered with miscellaneous piles of paper (you know where things are!) When you’re ADD, traditional coaching methods and self-help books usually don’t work for you. You genuinely want to change, but can’t understand why you aren’t able to follow through. For people with ADD, this has been a lifelong struggle that – for many — has resulted in lost jobs, relationships and self-esteem.
This telephone class was developed to help you understand Adult ADD / ADHD better, so you can start creating strategies and solutions to reach higher effectiveness in all aspects of life. The goal is to THRIVE with ADD.
Who should take this telephone class?
- Adults or mature teens who have been diagnosed with ADD (AD/HD)
- People who suspect that they, or someone close to them, struggles with ADD
- People in relationships where one or both partners exhibit frustrating traits of ADD
- Employers with staff who inexplicably fail to live up to their potential, or cannot maintain effective work habits
- Coaches or therapists with clients showing ADD-like traits that are getting in the way of their treatment
What’s covered in the class?
This 90-minute recorded teleclass will be 60 minutes of information, with 30 minutes built in for discussion and questions.
Covering the basics of Adult ADD / ADHD, we will:
- Discuss typical ADD traits, including many that may surprise you
- Explore the intriguing paradox of inattention and hyper-focus
- Acknowledge the strengths of ADD, as well as its frustrations.
- Explain the reasons why ADD creates challenges in everyday life
- Learn why ADD affects executive functions of the brain, like planning, prioritizing and long-term goal setting
- Discuss the higher incidence of other disorders that accompany ADD
- Understand why ADDers are more prone to addiction and stimulation-seeking behavior
- Suggest helpful, versus non-productive, strategies to break through frustrating ADD habits
- Touch upon various treatment options (NOTE: This class will NOT cover treatment in depth)
Handouts and Recording links Sent by E-Mail
Can’t write fast enough? Don’t worry. You’ll be sent an email with links to the list of ADD traits, as well as Bonnie Mincu’s article, “Is Your Christmas Tree Still Up in July?”
Plus, you’ll get a link to download a recording of the class to listen to again at your convenience.
Don’t procrastinate and forget to sign up for this class. REGISTER to RECEIVE IT NOW by completing the form below!
This class is led by Bonnie Mincu, MA, MBA, ADD Coach.
The TeleClass details to download the handouts and audio recording will be emailed to you upon registration.
In the Blog
Are you sabotaging yourself because you’re ashamed to ask a question? Many people with ADD / ADHD are afflicted with a toxic shame response that is far more self-sabotaging than simply having ADD. If you’re one of them, and you avoid taking a necessary step to follow through, shame is likely the culprit. Sometimes Read post.
In a personal crisis, how much spillover into work is “normal”? At what point does an inability to shut out your problems become an ADD-type focus issue? This question was on the mind of my ADHD coaching client, Daniel, who was in the process of launching a new business. At a critical time in the Read post.
The dubious benefits of fidget spinners for ADHD One of my readers, Drew, emailed me today: “What do you think about fidget spinners? Can they really help with ADHD?” I admit I drew a blank, because I hadn’t heard of fidget spinners.As an excuse, for months now, I’ve been knee deep in creating my Productivity Read post.