What’s the process?
After a quick call to make sure there’s a match, we’ll meet to get an understanding of where you are now, where you want to be, and how we might get there. Then, I’ll get to work behind the scenes crafting a coaching plan made specifically for you or your family and its intricacies. We’ll set some dates on the calendar — and we’re rolling!
How is coaching different from therapy?
Coaching is all about action and results. We will work with feelings and mindset a bit (especially in dismantling the ADHD shame cycle), but our main goal is to get you the results you want. That means we need to focus mainly on the present moment and the future. Each coaching session will afford you at least one task to put into action right away, so you have momentum and progress toward what you want.
What do you mean about ‘holistic’? What kind of woo-woo am I getting myself into?
Holistic means we’re going to look at the whole picture of a full and busy life. It’s not just about one behavior or one environment. We may need to address needs at home, office, school, and more. Our 4-point framework includes:
S-H-T (Systems, Habits and Tools).
What is different about a strengths-based approach?
The first thing you’ll notice is the language: we’re not going to discuss ‘deficits,’ ‘disease,’ ‘disability’ or ‘disorder.’ We will talk about awareness, direction and intent.
We don’t even talk much about “superpowers” because it’s important to balance them with undeniable challenges. We talk instead about “strengths” and how to make them work for us.
We’re not about to start with what we “can’t” do. We’ll notice what we can do, and what can grow from that, and where we can add on new stuff.
We won’t insist on sitting still or being quiet. We’re going to recognize that there are challenges inherent to a mind and body that don’t stay still — while we also look for, practice and praise the positives in that aspect.
We’re going to start where we are and build on what already feels easy and natural.
We’ll take the things that feel difficult and turn them over like a coin to look for the hidden strength in them.
It often requires some reframing: it’s no longer a burdensome diagnosis, but a learning style that’s just as good and valid as any other. It just takes a few extra tricks to put it to best use.
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