ADHD reWired

In this episode, Eric is joined by Adam Coutts.  Adam has taught meditation for 20 years through his weekly sitting groups, 25-hour classes, corporate webinars, and one-on-one coaching.  He has been meditating daily for 30 years and has lived in monasteries in America and Asia.  Adam has also been exploring his own ADHD for the past 10 years and has been leading a mindfulness meditation for ADHD course for the last 4 years.

You’ll hear Adam and Eric talk about the importance of sleep, exercise, and meditation.  You’ll also hear Adam’s practical meditation techniques to begin a meditation practice, the importance of gentleness and forgiveness when beginning a meditation practice, and how meditation has helped calm his wandering mind.

Then, Adam shares his favorite mantras and how using a mantra can be its own form of meditation.

Connect with Adam at https://intromeditation.com 


Also Answered in this episode:

  • What was the spark that had Adam start his meditation journey? 
  • Can a person with ADHD really meditate? 
  • What are some practical techniques to begin a meditation practice? 
  • How can I begin using a mantra or affirmation to meditate? 

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Direct download: 439_-_How_to_Meditate_with_ADHD_-_with_Adam_Coutts.mp3
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In this episode, Eric is joined by David DeWitt, a registered investment advisor and podcaster who helps adults with ADHD take back control of their money! He’s been a registered investment advisor for six years, but it wasn’t until his ADHD “awakening” early in 2021 that he realized he wanted to work with others with ADHD. 

David knows from experience that effective personal finance when you have ADHD is hard, even when you are a trained professional!  After discovering his ADHD, he set out to build a financial planning model that works for ADHD brains - first testing it on himself, and now, he is on a mission to help as many ADHDers as he can! 

 

Eric and David address the shame we can feel around our finances, why people reach out to David about their finances, and where to begin when planning for the future.  Then, Eric and David discuss using our values to help guide our financial planning, how to get past the mental clutter when facing our finances, and ways to stay consistent with financial management.  

You’ll also hear some strategies for tackling debt against spending, why “budget” is a “dirty’ word, the importance of filing your taxes on time,  and a glimpse into investing. 

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Also Answered in this episode:

  • How does David view financial planning in a way that is ADHD friendly? 
  • What is the importance of finding our values behind our finances? 
  • How does David help people get out of debt? 
  • What does it mean to put your money where your values are? 
  • How do you start saving when you’re in debt? 
  • Where do you begin when you want to address your money situation? 
  • What is the difference between a traditional IRA and a Roth IRA?
  • How do you start investing? 
  • How do we stay on top of our financial matters? 

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Direct download: 438_-_ADHD_Money_Talk_with_David_Dewitt.mp3
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Join the ADHD reWired Team every second Tuesday of the month for our monthly Live Q&A!  

In this episode, you’ll hear how the members on the ADHD reWired team manage and engage with social media.  You’ll also hear about some tools and systems to create a library of responses, and help a listener hone in on what they are passionate about. 

Then, the ADHD reWired team shares tips on pausing before reacting, what the empathy gap is, what happens between pausing and stimulus, and the value of mindfulness meditation. 


Some of the Questions & Topics in this Episode:

  • How do you manage social media and stay engaged? 
  • I’m trying to develop a library of scripts for responding to common things because I struggle with articulating myself, leading to procrastination.  What tools can I use to create scripts?
  • What advice would you give somebody who’s trying to figure out what to do with their life? 
  • “Between stimulus and response, there is a space.”  Is that really true for persons with ADHD? The emotional reaction happens so fast and full, and then it seems there is no recovery. How do we create a space that might not be there? 
  • How do you get over the Wall of Awful about the Wall of Awful? 
  • I have spent so much time on productivity apps.  I heard one of you uses Notion, do you have any suggestions on how you use it? 

Resources & Honorable Mentions:

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Direct download: 437_-_June_Live_QA_2022.mp3
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In today’s episode, Eric is joined by Jonathan Hassall and Madeline O’Reilly.

Jonathan is an ADHD and executive function coach and director of Connect ADHD Coaching, providing services internationally from Brisbane, Australia.  His background includes psychiatric services and is a scientific advisor for ADHD in the pharmaceutical industry.  

Jonathan trained as an ADHD coach in the U.S. and offers individual and group programs for people with ADHD.  He’s a regular speaker at national ADHD meetings, in Australia, and in the U.S.  He is a board member of ADDA and a published author.  You’ll hear about his new book called Decoding Doing, co-written with the 2nd guest on today’s episode, Madeline O’Reilly. 

Madeline works with children and adults with ADHD and anxiety.  She spent the last decade working in a multi-disciplinary practice in Sydney, Australia called Mindcare Center, where her interest in ADHD was sparked.  Madeline also enjoys working in collaboration with other medical professionals, especially psychiatrists.  Prior to this, she spent three years working in East London for a cognitive behavioral therapy service that specializes in treating trauma in adults.  

Before moving to the UK, Madeline worked for Vision Australia which allowed her to develop skills with children, adolescents, and adults in assessment and treatment of behavioral problems and mental health difficulties in the vision-impaired population.  


You’ll hear about how Jonathan and Madeline worked together to write their book, Decoding Doing, what Decoding Doing is all about and what they wanted to share with others, and their experiences with accepting success.  You’ll also hear about the process of achieving, imagining and visualizing, and organizing the things we think through. 

They also address procrastination and motivation, recognizing emotions, attention, and our emotional responses to different situations.  They also talk about the importance of cues versus waiting for feeling like we “want” to do a task, and using the reality of our futures-selves for motivation, finding a compelling “why” to create motivation.

Connect with Jonathan and Madeline:


Also Answered in this episode:

  • What is their 5-stage model to decode doing? 
  • Why “imagine” vs. “plan”? 
  • How do we better organize the things we imagine? 
  • What does it mean to connect?
  • What is the importance of our emotional state? 
  • How do we visualize and imagine? What if we find it difficult to visualize? 
  • How do we engage when we aren’t feeling motivated? 
  • How do we generate motivation?
  • How do we overcome the difficulty of overcoming our accomplishments? 

Resources & Honorable Mentions:


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Direct download: 436_-_Decoding_Doing_with_Jonathan_Hassall_and_Madeline_OReilly.mp3
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