“‘I Thought I’d Be More Productive!’ Why Women with ADHD Are Struggling While Staying at Home” [Video Replay & Podcast #305]

Episode Description


It turns out societal norms — and too many ambitious Facebook pals — expect us to “catch up” on all the ones lingering family projects, plus absorb bread baking and gardening and stitching, all the way through this quarantine. After two months, that has now not took place — and many of us feel ashamed that we’re “missing a possibility” because we will’t balance all of existence’s new day-to-day duties, plus the strain of this slow-motion trauma. “Good sufficient” must be good sufficient presently, nevertheless it sure doesn’t really feel that way.

You might understand more difficulty managing ADHD symptoms in recent times. You may really feel trapped, stuck, and immobilized with more time at house than you'll be able to stand. Perhaps you are someone who feels a sense of aid or greater productivity amidst the tension and uncertainty of the arena these days. Maybe you are anyone who reveals yourself anxious one second, productive and engaged the next, and feeling like a whole couch potato a few hours later, finishing the day exhausted but not sure why precisely it was so draining.

All of these are legitimate responses to the tension and uncertainty unfolding around us, and the very last thing women with ADHD need all through a global pandemic is the power and constriction of deeply internalized messages about what it approach to be and do “sufficient.” This webinar will gently remind you that you simply don’t wish to be perfectly productive, get fit, learn a brand new skill, and prepare your garage while under quarantine. Dr. Michelle Frank, clinical psychologist, ADHD specialist, and co-author of A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD, will:

  • smash down the science on the human pressure reaction
  • communicate about the interplay between stress and ADHD
  • demonstrate some easy, practical mind-body coping strategies that can assist you live well with ADHD, especially in the time of COVID.

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Michelle Frank, Psy.D., is an authorized clinical psychologist focusing on offering diagnostic and remedy services to folks with ADHD. She is co-author, along with fellow ADHD professional Sari Solden, of the upcoming ebook 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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Listener Testimonials

  • “The speaker used to be implausible, well thought out with her presentation. Timed perfectly, easy messages, however with nice perception that used to be worded perfectly to address the difficulties we are facing with the pandemic as of late. Excellent!”
  • “I at all times find that Dr. Michelle Frank’s viewpoint really resonates with me. Her ideas and strategies are at all times so helpful. Thank you!”
  • “Thank you! Great timing and great content material!  As at all times, excellent high quality of speaker and era. You all rock!”
  • “This was once the primary time I felt validated as an adult woman with ADHD!”
  • “So wonderful and normalizing for me and offered in this type of loving and being concerned way!”

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