Helpful Information and Resources
ADHD Across the Lifespan
I love working with Adults with ADHD as this is a group of people who although have unique challenges, also are known for having an obtuse sense of humor and way of viewing the world. For this reason I have spent a great deal of time studying this unique area.
Although, having a great sense of humor, does not address the chronic problems of untreated Adult ADHD, which can lead to decrease in socioeconomics due to failure to implement great ideas. Learning to identify these tendencies is important in helping individuals and couples learn how to harness the strengths and manage the weaknesses of Adult ADHD.
Trauma and Addiction: Tools for Recovery
American Society of Addiction Medicine:
Latest information on Addiction Medicine.
Trauma: "The Body Keeps the Score"
Coping With Stress: 7 Tips for Overcoming Life’s Obstacles
It's important to keep a pocket of survival strategies that we can turn to, here are a few:
1. Breathe in through your nose while counting to 5, hold for 2, then out through your mouth for 5. 5x before you speak.
2. Drink a glass of water
3. Pet the cat/dog.
4. Handy pocket book of jokes...
6. Philosophy book, "The Wisdom of Insecurity."
7. Fast walk around the block, gets your blood moving and gets the e-motion from turning into cortisol.
Exploring Family Dynamics
Yikes! Ouch! Another glass? Breathe and leave the room. Move to another state? Change your name? Family, they connect and sometimes hold us where we don't want to be...And they also can help us to grow...