The Complex How ( & Where) ADHD Shows Up In The Real World

Building on our previous discussions of ADHD emotional management, James Ochoa joins me again today with his son and project partner, Jules Ochoa, to share with us their new series, The Complex.

Based on concepts from James’ book, Focused Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD, The Complex is podcast series, which explores how ADHD shows up in real life. A new episode airs every other week for six weeks. In between weeks are episodes with the follow up, After Thoughts, which goes into further details of strategy and solution.


The Complex:

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Focused Forward

“In Focused Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD, author and self proclaimed “ADHD-er” James M. Ochoa, LPC goes beyond the management and scheduling techniques most ADHD books focus on to deal with what really holds so many ADHD-ers back—the emotional fallout of ADHD. He helps readers identify, manage and alleviate symptoms of a PTSD-like condition he calls the Emotional Distress Syndrome, with practical, proven advice including:

Understanding the link between ADHD and emotional distress
What Emotional Distress Syndrome (“EDS”) feels like
How to construct an Emotional Safe Place
How to recruit your own Mental Support Group
Eight essential tools to help you cope
And more…
With wisdom, humor, and plenty of (sometimes painful) empathy, Focused Forward will help adults with ADHD move past the pain and shame toward a future full of possibility, balance and joy.”


The Complex

The series is going to released Monday February 12th and every 2 weeks thereafter with a new episode for a total of 12 weeks.

After Thoughts of The Complex is where James talks about the issues around ADHD that were in the previous episode
giving ideas and strategies for these challenges.

Here are some links to check out:

James Ochoa’s Newsletter from The Life Empowerment Center

Focused Forward, Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD by Jame M. Ochoa

Buy via Amazon or visit

Check out James’ previous episode here.


Please give us a rating and review of the show on iTunes if you find it helpful. 5 stars helps others find it in the sea of podcasts.


~ Jennie

Relevant Resources:

The Emotional Distress Syndrome In ADHD

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