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“RSD Toolkit: Strategies for Managing Your Sensitivities in Real Time” [Video Replay & Podcast #476]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#476), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on October 19, 2023.

Episode Description

Kids are better able to focus on schoolwork when the home they live in is organized and conducive to learning. For children with ADHD, and their caregivers with ADHD, that order is easier said than achieved. It’s important to create a structured environment, with effective supports to build time management, so that messy backpacks and homework battles no longer dominate your nights.

Do you ever feel so devastated by criticism or ‘constructive’ feedback that you shut down and recovery seems impossible? Is it overwhelmingly tough to rebound after feeling left out or saying something you regret? Rejection sensitivity dysphoria (RSD) is almost ubiquitous with ADHD, though it’s not included in the condition’s formal diagnostic criteria.

RSD refers to unbearable feelings of pain following an actual or perceived rejection. These intense feelings, directly related to emotional dysregulation, lead to an expectation that others will pull back their support, love, or respect. In this webinar, award-winning author, international speaker, and consultant Dr. Sharon Saline will show you how to manage the heightened emotional sensitivity that often accompanies ADHD. She will explore various treatment options and practical techniques for managing RSD in real time based on cognitive behavior therapy, positive psychology, and mindfulness.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How rejection sensitive dysphoria manifests in adults and older teens with ADHD
  • How to develop effective strategies for managing intense feelings of hurt and pain by improving emotional regulation skills
  • How to identify triggers and bounce back from criticism and rejection by improving communication skills, relying on self-compassion, and shifting your mindset
  • About practical tools for coping with heightened emotional sensitivity at work, with peers, and in intimate relationships
  • About methods for overcoming limiting beliefs and behaviors based on cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and mindfulness
  • How to build resilience and be prepared to face challenging situations with more confidence and competence

Watch the Video Replay

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on October 19, 2023, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »

Meet the Expert Speaker

Sharon Saline, Psy.D., clinical psychologist and author of the award-winning book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life and The ADHD Solution Deck. (#CommissionsEarned) She specializes in working with children, teens, emerging adults and families living with ADHD, anxiety, learning disabilities, autism, twice exceptionality and mental health issues. Her unique perspective, as a sibling in an ADHD home, combined with decades of experience as a clinical psychologist and educator/clinician consultant, assists her in guiding families and adults towards effective communication and closer connections. She lectures and facilitates workshops internationally on topics such as understanding ADHD, executive functioning, anxiety, motivation, different kinds of learners and the teen brain.

#CommissionsEarned As an Amazon Associate, ADDitude earns a commission from qualifying purchases made by ADDitude readers on the affiliate links we share. However, all products linked in the ADDitude Store have been independently selected by our editors and/or recommended by our readers. Prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

Listener Testimonials

“Fantastic seminar. Will be watching it again with my whole family.”

“This felt like someone scooped out my brain and put it in a slide deck. So insightful.”

“Thank you all for talking about RSD. It’s so validating to hear that I’m not alone and to get more information and knowledge surrounding this debilitating symptom.”

“I don’t miss any presentation Dr. Sharon provides; she is a huge asset to the ADDitude community. ”

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