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
Forget about your memory! Have you been embarrassed at not remembering what you’re told at work? Have you had to admit that you “mis-remembered” an appointment? Your problem isn’t your memory. It’s the belief that you should be relying on memory in the first place. Many with ADD / ADHD don’t take notes in meetings, Read post.
Sometimes changing course quickly is the best decision We’ve always heard that we should stick to what we start, follow through, and strive to meet our goals. With ADD / ADHD traits, we may have heard that advice more often than most. Because, honestly, “staying the course” is usually not what we tend to do. Read post.
You’ve probably noticed that the word “should” isn’t especially motivating. No surprise – Our ADD / ADHD brain-wiring doesn’t respond to what we ‘should’ do. Unless we’re really interested in a task, we have a pretty hard time staying focused on it for any great length of time. Sometimes, we require the stimulus of a Read post.