ADDitude ADHD Experts Podcast

Listen to “Beyond Shame and Guilt: Transformative Strategies for Women with ADD” with Michelle Frank, Psy.D.

Tune in to learn how women with ADHD can move out of shame, fear, and self-limitation into intentional living. Michelle Frank, Psy.D., discusses how to break free of this pattern and create space for new choices and behaviors.

Young woman regretting a choice she has made
Young woman regretting a choice she has made

Listen to “Beyond Shame and Guilt: Transformative Strategies for Women with ADD” with Michelle Frank, Psy.D.

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As a woman living with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD), you are no doubt familiar with shame — and its dear friends guilt, fear, and self-limitation. You also might find yourself asking the million-dollar question: “ADHD awareness is good, but… what now?”

The first stepping stone for change is this: Come face-to-face with your own experiences and stories of shame, and the ways in which those narratives inform your relationships with yourself, your spouse, your child, and/or the world. This reckoning helps us create space for new choices and behaviors. Once we reach that space, however, we can easily feel lost and wondering, “What do I do with this awareness?” The answer? You very slowly begin the process of change by focusing intently on building up your courage, intentionality, and curiosity.

Listener testimonials:

  • Michelle was EXCELLENT! Covered a lot of ground without being overwhelming.  Can’t wait to receive my copy of the book — already ordered!”
  • “This felt like a profoundly compassionate and informed view of my whole life thus far (I’m 54), with immensely helpful suggestions for action. Thank you!”
  • “Her presentation was spot on. Good pace, good content, well explained. As always, wish there was more time for questions but I wouldn’t sacrifice any part of her presentation for that.”

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This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on  June 25, 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 February 6, 2020

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