Why we look for the good in ADHD coaching

As part of Springboard Clinic's coaching model, we always start sessions by asking "what went well" in the last week. Even if you had what feels like the worst week ever, we won't let you get away with jumping into the negatives. We always start with the good.

So why do we do that? Why is it so important to focus on the good in coaching?

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Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

Check out the video below for Brene Brown's powerful talk on Vulnerability.

Brene Brown is a social worker who spent time researching social connections and vulnerability. In her research, she found that the one thing that keeps us disconnected from others is a belief that we're not worthy of love and belonging. So, we cut ourselves off from being vulnerable - we disconnect before others have a chance to really see us. The problem with this, as Brene Brown says: "You can't numb those hard feelings without numbing the other affects, our emotions. You cannot selectively numb. So when we numb those, we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness."

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Is ADHD over-diagnosed?

A common perception is that ADHD is over-diagnosed. But is this actually true? Or is this belief a reaction to bias in the media? Or, are we actually seeing an increase in rates of appropriate ADHD diagnoses?

The answer to this is somewhat complex. Part of the reason this is even an issue is the fact that ADHD can't be diagnosed with something definitive like a blood test or brain scan. Instead, it relies on a thorough assessment of symptoms on a continuum.

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ADHD at Work: 10 ways to use your calendar strategically

calendarTime management is a common challenge with ADHD. For this reason, many individuals with ADHD rely on calendars to stay organized. But some people view calendars as a tool that they 'shouldn't have' to rely on. Whatever your opinion, calendars can be an important tool in the workplace as well as at home to help keep you on top of things.

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