ADD Coaching

ADD Coaching helps people with ADD/ADHD focus on reaching their personal and professional goals. Research has shown that the best therapies for ADD are neuro-cognitive and behavioral interventions. ADD coaching uses brain based, cognitive and behavioral techniques that have proven effective in improving both mental and physical well being.

ADD Coaching facilitates “Executive Functioning”. Executive functioning is the ability to define goals and stick to them without getting sidetracked. They allow an individual to have forethought and self-discipline, even without receiving immediate reinforcement.  ADD coaches help clients focus on their goals, by teaching them to regulate their impulsivity, distractibility, and emotions.

 Coaches help clients to: 

  1. Identify goals
  2. Develop plans to reach goals: “what, when, where and how will I get what I want?”
  3. Refocus on goals when getting off-track.
  4. Recognize obstacles to reaching goals – perfectionism, forgetfulness, impulsivity, distractibility. 
  5. Utilize motivational self-talk and positive responses to negative self-talk

The core ADD symptoms need direct, practical solutions to help the client to identify problems in daily living, and to be realistic about the time and effort involved in changing patterns of behavior

Behaviors may include:

  • improving job performance
  • prioritizing and time management
  • overcoming forgetfulness
  • organizing the work and home environment (getting rid of “piles and projects”)
  • strategies for overcoming low self-esteem and mood swings
  • improving communication
  • promoting self-awareness to better understand and manage symptoms treated by medication, biofeedback or supplements.

The coach and client agree together on a ‘coaching contract” that defines goals, the schedule and the places where coaching will occur. Coaching services are provided on the phone and/or in the office, at schedules that are beneficial for the client.

People who would benefit from ADD coaching are:

  • Adults who would like to learn how to be more productive and fulfilled.
  • Parents, who would like to improve routine management, overcome negative emotions and change communication patterns.
  • Teens or college students who are experiencing academic underachievement and would like to succeed in an academic setting.

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