I’ve been sharing a few updates about my ADHD coaching experience here at my blog. Now, it’s your turn!
Mark Jones, from Anchored Awareness Coaching, has offered up his time and experience to present a webinar for us this Monday, September 22 at 7 p.m. ET to talk about ADHD coaching: what it is (and isn’t), and to answer your questions.
I invited Mark because I still have a few questions about ADHD coaching myself. I’ve come to know several ADHD coaches over the years, and it seems that their styles and approaches, while offering the same or similar basics, also differ somewhat.
I guess it’s appropriate that coaches take different approaches. After all, every one of us with ADHD is unique in our challenges, strengths and personalities, even though we too have a through line that makes us all – well – a tribe.
So how do you know which coach is the right coach for you?
And why does Mark call his business “Anchored” Awareness? What, exactly, are we anchoring our awareness to?
For me personally, my weekly coaching sessions have served as an anchor. Still working without a net, I’m continuing to learn about structure (yuck), organization (yum), and personal comfort levels around non-comformity (yay).
I’d known about ADHD coaching for quite some time before I started my own sessions. It’s something that’s come up over and over in my research on ADHD as one of the few things that is a solid winner when it comes to treating ADHD.
And it’s non-pharmaceutical, which appealed to me a lot (more about that next week).
And on that note, unlike therapy, ADHD meds, or any other kind of treatment, there’s something pretty special about speaking with someone who’s walked the talk. Most coaches I know have ADHD themselves. They don’t have to manufacture empathy – they’ve been there, done that. And they still are in so far as ADHD is a lifelong affair (unlike most things in our lives, like jobs, lovers, consistency, all of which tend to be inconsistent).
Having one more thing I can count on is a bonus.
Having one more thing I can count on is a bonus. I look forward to our sessions, even when I’m not sure what I want to address. With trust, respect, and a certain comfort level, what’s really eating me always bubbles up to the surface for examination. Once cleared, it’s smooth sailing at least for a few days. (So I guess I haven’t actually mastered the “anchored” part yet.)
Maybe you’ve been wondering about ADHD coaching too.
If so, join us Monday night for our free PsychCentral.com webinar, ADHD Coaching: Everything You Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask.
I promise I won’t hog all the Q & A time.
See you there!
P.S. – if you can’t join us at the live session, sign up anyway and watch the video replay posted later in the week.