63 episodes

The ADHD MUMS podcast is a safe place where everyday Australian Mothers with real stories can discuss their struggles with ADHD, motherhood, and life. Great for struggling, burnt out Mum's who want drop the perfectionism. Mixture of solo episodes, stories from typical Aussie ADHD Mums and quality information from experts on diagnosis, medication, strategies for success and how to live a more balanced life as a woman with ADHD.

ADHD Mums Jane McFadden

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 58 Ratings

The ADHD MUMS podcast is a safe place where everyday Australian Mothers with real stories can discuss their struggles with ADHD, motherhood, and life. Great for struggling, burnt out Mum's who want drop the perfectionism. Mixture of solo episodes, stories from typical Aussie ADHD Mums and quality information from experts on diagnosis, medication, strategies for success and how to live a more balanced life as a woman with ADHD.

    63. The Episode That Led Jane to Choose Homeschooling with Nicki Farrell

    63. The Episode That Led Jane to Choose Homeschooling with Nicki Farrell

    This episode Jane interviews Nicki Farrell from The Wildlings Forest School which delves into the intricacies of non-traditional education paths, starting with a Jane's journey from public and private schooling to homeschooling due to bullying and a lack of support in the classrooms.
    It highlights the emotional and societal challenges of homeschooling, discussing with Nikki how the current education system doesn't offer flexibility, individualisation, and a broad range of learning opportunities.
    The conversation then shifts to cover childhood ambitions within the scope of neurodiversity, emphasising the importance of passion-led learning and catering to autistic children's interests to boost their confidence and emotional well-being.
    Nicki and Jane question traditional schooling in the age of technology and AI, and advocates for a more personalised approach to education that values individual needs and interests over conformity.
    The overall message is that we need to look into educational choices that prioritise mental health, individual growth, and the breaking down of stigmas surrounding neurodiversity.
    Check out Nicki and the Wildling Forest school here

    • 1 hr 12 min
    62. Uncovering the subtle traits of Autistic daughters with Eliza Harris

    62. Uncovering the subtle traits of Autistic daughters with Eliza Harris

    This episode of the ADHD Mums Podcast features an engaging interview with AuDHD Mum Eliza Harris, where Jane and Eliza delve into the unique challenges and experiences of neurodivergent females, especially focusing on the nuances of ADHD and autism diagnoses in girls. Through personal stories and insights, they explore the impact of societal expectations, the struggle for a timely diagnosis, and the power of advocacy and understanding in navigating motherhood and life as neurodivergent individuals.

    • 57 min
    61. Unlocking Focus: Hypnotherapy for ADHD with Jessica Burgess

    61. Unlocking Focus: Hypnotherapy for ADHD with Jessica Burgess

    In this episode of ADHD Mums, host Jane welcomes back Psychologist Jessica Burgess to discuss the benefits and misconceptions of hypnotherapy for individuals with ADHD and their families.
    They explore how hypnotherapy can address issues such as anxiety, emotional regulation, and motherhood challenges, including 'mum guilt'.
    The conversation delves into how hypnotherapy can help reprogram subconscious beliefs, improve focus, and offer strategies for dealing with daily stresses.
    Jessica also shares personal insights and practical tips for incorporating hypnotherapy into daily routines and how it can be a tool for positive change not only for individuals but for their children as well.
    Highlights
    01:31 Demystifying Hypnosis: How It Works and Its Benefits
    07:28 Exploring Hypnotherapy for ADHD and Its Potential Benefits
    16:24 Addressing Trauma with Hypnotherapy: A Deep Dive
    21:19 Personal Experiences and Myths Around Hypnotherapy
    23:52 Who Should Consider Hypnotherapy?
    25:22 Unlocking the Power of Hypnosis: Benefits and Personal Growth
    27:08 Transforming Parenting: Hypnosis for Moms
    29:37 Hypnosis for ADHD: Real-life Applications and Success Stories
    30:00 The Hypnotherapy Process: What to Expect
    32:38 Finding the Right Hypnotherapist: Tips and Advice
    33:46 Exploring the Emotional Roots of Physical Illness Through Hypnosis
    41:18 Self-Hypnosis: A Practical Guide for Everyday Empowerment
    41:18 Incorporating Hypnosis in Children's Lives for Positive Change
    42:26 Concluding Thoughts: Accessibility and Personal Journeys in Hypnotherapy
    Check out more on Jess Burgess here:
    https://www.mypeacefulmind.com.au/
    Jess's other episodes on ADHD Mum's are listed here:
    Relationships and ADHD here
    High Performance Women and ADHD here
    Anxiety and ADHD here

    • 42 min
    60. Perfectly Imperfect: Letting Go of Perfectionism with Angie Nennie

    60. Perfectly Imperfect: Letting Go of Perfectionism with Angie Nennie

    On this episode of The ADHD Mums Podcast, Jane is joined by Ange as they explore the theme of perfectionism and its relationship with ADHD. They share personal experiences, starting with a humorous account of their chaotic mornings, highlighting the imperfect aspects of their lives. Ange, an ADHD coach, reflects on her perfectionist tendencies, rooted in childhood, where she would tear out entire pages if not perfect.
     Ange delves into her ADHD diagnosis at 35, sharing the challenges she faced in transitioning from one-on-one client work to leadership roles. The conversation navigates through various dimensions of perfectionism, discussing its impact on tasks, work, and self-worth. Both Jane and Ange emphasise the connection between perfectionism and shame, exploring how negative feedback and societal expectations contribute to this mindset. They discuss the difficulty of breaking the cycle and the importance of self-compassion, self-discovery, and courage in the recovery process.
     
    Ange highlights the need for individuals to recognise their values, strengths, and preferences, encouraging authenticity. Ange shares a coaching example where challenging ingrained beliefs about laundry allowed a client to reclaim her Wednesdays. This episode sheds light on the complexity of perfectionism, its intersection with ADHD, and the steps toward recovery and self-acceptance.
    Find out more about Angie here:
    ⁠https://angenennie.com.au/

    • 37 min
    59. Transform Your ADHD Relationship Challenges into Strengths with Jessica Burgess

    59. Transform Your ADHD Relationship Challenges into Strengths with Jessica Burgess

    Jane interviews Jessica Burgess, Psychologist on this expert view on Relationships (romantic) and ADHD.
    Highlights
    Jane talks about how she is hyperactive ADHD and her husband has self diagnosed inattentive ADHD and how that can create friction. Jess talks about her relationships and how these have worked over the last few yearsJane and Jess talk about dividing house tasks and the balance/battle on time. Jess talks about little known reasons that ADHD can impact relationships. How we can take responsibility for our symptoms and how they effect relationshipsJess explains how inattentive ADHD can look calm on the outside but the person will be hit with anxiety at some point. Jess and Jane discuss how to communicate frustration in a way that's productive and helpful rather than creating conflict.
    You can listen to Jess' other episodes here:
    Anxiety and ADHD
    https://open.spotify.com/episode/17xW5V9PKkyncYUAnjVH1I?si=qk-_ko1yS9-vDUN6nkPJ7A
    High performance and ADHD
    https://open.spotify.com/episode/7sJmg4cjhe8mlme12KDITG?si=OIOMIWK5SRO2l7Rfm6qR-g

    • 50 min
    58. Medical Gaslighting with Jasmine Meek

    58. Medical Gaslighting with Jasmine Meek

    Jane is joined by Jasmine Meek - the Bayside Doula who was denied a diagnosis last episode and left in a very precarious position mental health wise.
    We follow on her journey, what did she do after her last appointment and how is she feeling now?
    Highlights
    Is Jasmine currently medicated?Did she go back to her GP and/or another psychiatrist?How has this impacted her life?What was the process like and how is she going?
    First two parts of the story are here:
    1. Preparing for a Diagnosis Appointment https://open.spotify.com/episode/4lmaXn1P2UcKrMyK4RTFGo?si=yFUj3RhMQyewIK0_Cw2XOQ
    2. Denied a Diagnosis https://open.spotify.com/episode/3cDxOMa2Zq3TbUxM8fyTLQ?si=tCNL8m7UQxKrMVfGd5j5ug
    Check out Jasmine's website and information about her business here as a doula in Brisbane.
    https://www.thebaysidedoula.com/

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

BirdPoopLies ,

Awesome!

I have been at war with myself since I became a mother 2.5 years ago (and well before) and this podcast has really made me feel seen and less isolated. I am not a diagnosed mumma yet but I resonate with everything. Jane is so honest and asks all the hard questions and her guests are so diverse and interesting to listen to.

Shedyspaghetti ,

This podcast led me to action

If not for this podcast I would likely still be suffering and not have sought a diagnosis and life changing medication. Thank you so much Jane and team! I had long suspected that I had ADHD but thought maybe I was just struggling with being a mum. I stumbled across this podcast in an attempt to see if I could find non medicated supports to make life easier but with each episode I listened to and resonated with I realised I truly did have ADHD and hearing how life changing medication can be I finally sought my diagnosis and now I’m medicated and a much better mum and self as a result. Thank you for an incredible resource!

wiseowltuitionwa ,

Thank you!

As a newly diagnosed adhd mum this podcast has been a fabulous resource!

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