ADDitude ADHD Experts Podcast

Listen to “The Adult Guide to Shedding ADHD Shame” with Linda Roggli

Adults with undiagnosed ADHD may come to believe that we are fundamentally flawed. This shame impairs our self-esteem, our relationships, and our outlook on life. Tune in to hear Linda Roggli discuss how to forgive yourself and leave shame behind.

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Thoughtful indian business woman looking away feeling bored pensive thinking of problem solution in office with laptop, serious hindu employee searching new ideas at work unmotivated about dull job

Listen to “The Adult Guide to Shedding ADHD Shame” with Linda Roggli

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Shame and ADHD are persistent, if uncomfortable, partners. Adults with undiagnosed ADHD may spend their lives believing that they are fundamentally flawed. They often develop a protective shell that deflects the slings and arrows of judgment, but inside that shell, they are deeply ashamed of their missteps. Shame is insidious — it impairs self-esteem and life choices about relationships, employment, and your outlook on life.

The good news is that shame doesn’t have to be a permanent fixture in the lives of adults with ADHD, especially after diagnosis. When you are able to recognize the dramatic impact of ADHD on your life, you can sort out the differences between blame and responsibility, and begin seeing yourself in a more accurate and forgiving light. Learning to leave shame behind is a rebirth for many ADHD adults, one that is long overdue and well deserved for most of us.

Listener testimonials:

  • “So good. Thank you for talking about this reality and providing solutions, and from a credible and positive person.”
  • “First time doing anything like this and the tears just flowed within first couple of minutes. It so hit home.”
  • “Very motivating. Useful information and strategies regarding self talk, taking responsibility, and how to have conversations with a spouse or supervisor. Great speaker. Thank you!”
  • “Fantastic! One of the best webinars I’ve heard on ADD. I’d love to hear more from this presenter. Wish it could’ve gone on for another hour or more!”

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This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on April 18, 2019. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

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Updated on April 14, 2020

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