Radical Acceptance and ADHD

ADHD Coach, Diann Wingert, shares with us her journey of self-discovery, which includes meditation, CBT, DBT, radical acceptance and ADHD.

She describes herself as a triple threat:  psychotherapist, coach, and mother of 3 kids with ADHD.

So, how was it that it took until age 60 before she was diagnosed herself?



Diann’s Awesome Quote:

“There is no mind-body connection, they’re one seamless interface, but we need to really understand how that works.”



Radical Acceptance and ADHD

First, Diann reminds us there are so many other things we do instead of accepting:

  1. Excuse
  2. Rationalize
  3. Explain
  4. Over explain
  5. Blame
  6. Victim mindset
  7. Limit ourselves
  8. Let others limit us
  9. Set lower expectations of ourselves
  10. Hide
  11. Resist
  12. Avoid
  13. Addictive behaviors

She credits meditation for helping her learn that she is not her thoughts but the creator of them.

So, she decided to focus more on the thoughts that are consistent with who she choses to be.

As she explains, thoughts matter…and your thoughts about yourself matter SO much!

For her, part of the radical acceptance is being willing to be misunderstood and still loving and accepting yourself anyway.

To schedule time with Diann, visit: https://diannwingertcoaching.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?appointmentType=1125974

Please let us know, in the comments below, what you think of the show.

~ Jennie

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