“Beyond Shame and Guilt: Transformative Strategies for Women with ADD” [Video Replay & Podcast #250]
Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#250), and download the slide presentation for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on June 25, 2019.
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.
- Common ways that past experiences of shame manifest as self-limiting beliefs and behavior patterns for women with ADHD
- How those limitations impact women as mothers, partners, friends, and colleagues
- What acceptance really means, how it differs from resignation, and what it looks like to practice radical acceptance and shame-free living in the here-and-now
- Concrete steps that you can take to move out of shame and into intentional living
- Ways to improve your relationship with yourself, your children, your partner, your friends, and your colleagues
- Key questions to ask yourself to begin to live bigger, brighter, and bolder – differences and all
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Meet the Expert Speaker:
Michelle Frank, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in providing diagnostic and treatment services to individuals with ADHD. She is co-author, along with fellow ADHD expert Sari Solden, of the book for women with ADHD entitled A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD: Embrace Neurodiversity, Live Boldly, and Break Through Barriers.| See expert’s full bio »
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- “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.”