I was a teen with ADHD, dyslexia, and learning disabilities. Back then I would try not to be noticed in the classroom because I often did not understand what was going on and I did not want anyone to discover how lost I was. I felt stressed and scared at school because with ADHD I was often losing things and was chronically disorganized.
As an ADHD adult I want everyone to know that what made all the difference in my life was learning overtime to utilize my strengths, learning to ask for help, mindfulness training, and most importantly learning self compassion practices. Learning to be self compassionate when struggling with ADHD traits has helped me rise up again and again on my valued life path with inner encouragement rather than harsh inner criticism. For the past 25 years I have been working as a mental health professional. I own my own counseling practice center where I am so very grateful to be teaching mindfulness and self-compassion practices to children and adults with ADHD.
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