Why is ADHD coaching so important? Having been through coaching myself, and now coaching others, I am convinced of the effectiveness and value of coaching adults with ADHD!
There were so many 'light bulb' moments...
I learnt an incredible amount about myself, the condition and relationships; it was truly life-changing (without sounding cheesy). Understanding ADHD and WHY you do things is vital if you ever hope to move on and make changes in your life.
A very powerful aspect for me was the fact that with coaching you focus on the future and not the past. Unlike a lot of therapy I've done in the past which never showed me how to move on from your past!
An ADHD Coach walks alongside a client while the client chooses what changes to make in their lives, and giving them the understanding, tools, knowledge and insight to do it.
There is a practical component to coaching, to enable you to learn new skills, but a vital part is also working on your thoughts and 'mind-speak', as this affects every area of your life.
Coaching also includes working with the family, as the most successful outcome is made possible if the Adder has his/her family's full support and understanding.
Know The Jargon - ADHD Acronyms
Here are some of the common ADHD acronyms and what they mean
ADDer - a person who has ADHD or ADD
ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder
SCT - Sluggish Cognitive Tempo - new name for ADD
ODD - Oppositional Defiance Disorder
CD - Conduct Disorder
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Bi-polar - Bi-polar Disorder, used to be Manic-Depression
SPD - Sensory Processing Disorder
PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder
ACT - Action Consequence Trigger - monitoring forms devised and supplied by Living ADDventure®