ADHD/ADD Setting Up for Success Webinars with Q&A
The following four-part series is freely available to everyone who is interested. A recording of each webinar topic will be posted in the ADHD Setting Up for Success online class. However, you do not have to be enrolled in the class to join us for these webinars. Invite anyone who might benefit.
Each webinar will include a Q&A time, followed by open conversation for those who are interested (moderated as needed to prevent trolls).
1. What is ADHD?
- What’s the difference between ADD and ADHD?
- How do we know ADHD is real?
- What areas do ADHD brains have dramatic advantages in, and why?
- What are the neurological differences behind some of the more infamous traits?
- What tools and systems are available for managing them?
- What’s the deal with medication?
Join us for the first part of our four-part series where we’ll discuss the answers to these questions and more. In our first talk, we’ll go over some of the fundamentals of ADHD neurology, and what the practical effects of these are in day-to-day life. While we will primarily be focusing on the “why” of natural ADHD habits and tendencies, we will also begin setting the stage for discussing potential solutions and strategies. These will be covered in greater depth in subsequent parts of this series.
Sunday, April 18th, 6PM Eastern / 3PM Pacific
Thursday, April 22nd, 9PM Eastern / 6PM Pacific
2. Motivation and ADHD
- Are ADHD people naturally just unmotivated, flakey, or lazy?
- What is authentic value and relevancy, and why does using it make a difference for ADHD specifically?
- What’s the deal with dopamine, and how does brain chemistry and structure play a part in what we think versus what we do?
- What’s the difference between hyperfocus and perseveration, and can someone experience both?
- When academics and experts say ADHDers need an increase in “consequences,” what does that actually mean?
- What do ADHD-friendly environmental support systems look like, and why are they so critical to have long term?
In the second part of our four-part series, we’ll begin diving into the myths and realities of how motivation works (and doesn’t work) in ADHD brains. Join us as we examine some of the stranger phenomena regarding ADHD inclinations and habits, including their sporadic ability to stay focused on a single task for days… while also struggling to focus long enough to start on a math worksheet. We’ll explore how this apparent duality is actually rooted in the same source and ways to work with it.
Sunday, April 25th, 6PM Eastern / 3PM Pacific
Thursday, April 29th, 9PM Eastern / 6PM Pacific
- What does “out of sight, out of mind,” mean for someone with Attention Deficit Disorder?
- When we ask someone with ADHD the question, “What’s stopping you,” what is the actual neurological and psychological answer? What are “barriers” in the context of ADHD?
- What are the challenges in conventional organization methods that make staying organized difficult for those with ADHD? How do these practices set ADHDers up for short- and long-term failure?
- What does ADHD-friendly organization look like?
The third part of our four-part series dives into a common point of strife for those with ADHD: organization. We’ll look into common reasons why conventional organization systems don’t work as well for ADHD brains, and then utilize the concept of Original Thinking to create new systems which do work. These new systems are likely to be highly unconventional, but sometimes that is exactly what is needed, especially when working with unconventional brains. This talk will also begin putting into earnest practice the concept of working with ADHD, not against it. Be ready to make some big environmental changes!
Sunday, May 9th, 6PM Eastern / 3PM Pacific
Thursday, May 13th, 9PM Eastern / 6PM Pacific
4. Scheduling and Time Management
- What does “time blindness” mean? What does it mean for ADHD people to be time blind?
- In keeping with the importance of ADHD-friendly environmental support systems, how exactly does one go about making an intangible timeline both tangible and sensible in one’s environment?
- Are constant and multiple layers of alarms the only way to arrive or finish tasks on time? What do other systems look like?
- How do you anticipate time when you can’t sense or anticipate the passage of time?
Join us for our fourth and final installment for an analysis of the relationship between ADHD and time. (Hint: “What is time? Are we sure it actually exists?” – The Absolutely Serious and Unironic ADHD Brain) In this lecture we’ll discuss time blindness, how it effects one’s perception of reality, and ways to operate in a time-sensing world, even without such a sense innately built in. We’ll pull together everything we’ve learned so far regarding the importance of sensibility and environmental support systems to conquer our greatest ADHD challenge yet: Time.
Sunday, May 16th, 6PM Eastern / 3PM Pacific
Thursday, May 20th, 9PM Eastern / 6PM Pacific