When ADHD coaching doesn't work

ADHD coaching can be a worthwhile and valuable investment. It gives support, structure, and accountability to help you define goals and move forward. It helps you step back, reflect on progress, and re-calibrate your focus. All from the perspective of understanding ADHD and what that means for you.

In our blog 'ADHD Coaching: How to get the most out of treatment', we talked about when ADHD coaching works. But what about when ADHD coaching doesn't work? Why is it not effective for some people?

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October 10 is World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day falls on the 10th of October every year. Organized by the World Health Organization, the main goal of this day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world.
 
This year, the theme of World Mental Health Day is "psychological first aid." One of the aims is to focus on helping others learn the basic skills to provide social and psychological support for those in distress. This includes what to say and do, as well as what not to say.

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My child has ADHD - should I tell their teacher?

teacher and ADHD studentIf your child has ADHD, the question of what - if anything - to tell the school is a common one. Should you tell the teacher about the ADHD diagnosis? Is it in your child's best interest for the school to know?

Disclosing an ADHD diagnosis is personal, but our bias is toward telling the school. Here's why we think it's important for the teacher to know about your child's ADHD:

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Overcoming Objections to Self-Compassion

What is self-compassion, and why is it something to strive for in our lives? In the video below, Kristin Neff, an Associate Professor at the University of Texas, talks about self-compassion, and what it is and isn't.

Self-compassion is about looking at yourself non-judgmentally and accepting yourself as-is. On the opposite end, we often think we need to be self-critical to motivate ourselves. We believe we should work to self-improve at all times to change into the person that we want to be. In reality, it is through self-compassion and self-acceptance that we get the clarity to make healthy changes in our lives. Check it out!

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