“When ADHD Triggers Emotional Outbursts: Scripts for Your Flashpoints (Part Two)” [Video Replay & Podcast #444]
Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#444), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on March 1, 2023.
This webinar is Part Two in a series. Part One is available for replay at https://www.additudemag.com/webinar/anger-management-outbursts-adhd-triggers/
ADHD brings with it strong emotions — but few tools for managing those emotions in ways that feel good. Your ADHD brain, with its now vs. not-now orientation, may not register feelings simmering under the surface, so when the pressure builds and those emotions demand attention, the dam bursts. Your brain becomes suddenly flooded and you begin thrashing around trying to keep your head above water.
In these difficult moments of an amygdala hijack, the thinking brain goes offline and emotions rule the day. It can be really tough to regain control over yourself or a situation. Whether prompted by fear, anger, hurt, or disappointment, we sometimes say or do things impulsively that we later regret. To change these patterns, we must first learn how to identify and respond to triggers without self-criticism. This is the path forward for nurturing radical self-acceptance and creating satisfying interpersonal connections.
In this webinar, Dr. Sharon Saline will answer your questions about using tools from cognitive behavioral therapy, internal family systems, brain science, and mindfulness to help you discover how to work with your triggers, make intentional choices about words and actions, collaborate on recovering from blow-ups, and make meaningful amends. You will learn how to distinguish between issues that are true emergencies and those that may seem critical but don’t require an immediate response. She will help you build skills that increase body-based awareness, employ neutral language to express your feelings and thoughts, and practice compassion toward yourself and others during the most taxing times. You’ll walk away with a strategic plan for dealing with your feelings and the reactions of others with less stress and more compassion.
The learning objectives of this webinar include:
- Answer your questions (submitted during Part One of this webinar and live) about controlling and communicating emotions in the moment
- Offer solutions to promote greater body-based awareness and key language tools to intervene with flooding, rejection sensitivity, and frustration
- Construct useful phrases and actions for managing dysregulation in self and others
- Practice and employ key elements of radical self-acceptance
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More on Intense Emotions and ADHD
- Download: Emotional Regulation & Anger Management Scripts
- Read: How to Control Your Anger When ADHD Emotional Reactivity Kicks In
- Read: “Why Do I Get So Angry with the Ones I Love Most?”
Obtain a Certificate of Attendance
If you attended the live webinar on March 1, 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 (#CommissionsEarned) and The ADHD Solution Deck (#CommissionsEarned) 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. Click here to read her full bio.
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