My interview about organizing strategies for people with ADHD was hosted by Lisa Wessan, a licensed social worker and “laughter” therapist on The Lighter Side of Transformation TV show.
With her permission, here is the 30 minute show, with some “minute markers,” in case you want to find quicker answers to specific questions about ADHD.
The interview is in two parts as we loaded it to Youtube. PLEASE NOTE: The video does not start right at the beginning; you need to wait until about 1 minute into Part 1, before you’ll see the video start.
Part 1 Link: https://youtu.be/gyyvKPU8iyY
ADHD & Organizing Questions -Where to find answers [Part 1 Video]
At minute 3:05 “ADD/ADHD ” – What`s the difference? What do these terms mean? Can you have both?
At minute 6:00 Meditation, exercise, focusing, mindfulness
At minute 7:00 Strengths, processing modalities (how you take in your world), how it matters to organizing your thoughts, things, and time.
The chart of modalities is from my coaching program, with Denslow Brown, www.OrganizerCoach.com.
[ One page chart of modalities and what they mean is here >> Processing Modalities (c) Denslow Brown, Organizer Coach ]
How moving around or talking about your things and decisions supports letting go.
At minute 14 – Working with both a therapist and an organizing coach during big life changes
Around minute 15 What questions will I ask if you call and tell me you have ADHD, as it relates to organization of time/life/things.
Plus memory, diagnosis, medications, focus, readiness for change, acceptance/embracing ADHD.
Around minute 20:35 – The relief of a diagnosis. Self-esteem. Discovering your strengths and leveraging them at home and at work. Disorder or `gift`. Acknowledging ADHD at work.
Around minute 25 Executive function – the orchestra’s conductor for your brain.
Around minute 26:35 Should I get a diagnosis?
Part 2 Link: https://youtu.be/gEYM67JLJXc
Beginning of part 2: ` Awareness of your ADHD, dealing with your keys, prospective memory (remembering to remember); instilling habits for people with ADHD; resistance or embracing ADHD.
Video/show: `Produced by Mirth Maven Productions. Copyrighted 2013 by Lisa Wessan, www.MirthMaven.com. All rights reserved.`
ADHD – Resources I mentioned:
Processing Modalities Guide: Identify and Use Specific Strengths for Better Functioning … for Organizers, Coaches ` and Those Who Want to Live with More Ease and Effectiveness ` and Less Frustration, 2010. Denslow Brown. Approximately 100 pages. $20.00 (plus shipping and handling) www.OrganizerCoach.com
http://askjan.org/media/adhd.html (ADA and ADHD)