The podcast for adults with ADHD. Hear stories, learn strategies, and get great productivity tips as we talk about the real-life struggles and what it takes to achieve success. Host, Eric Tivers, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, coach and entrepreneur (with ADHD) in private practice. Eric interviews a variety of guests. Many are people just like yourself, as well professionals, entrepreneurs, and ADHD experts.
466 | Resilience and Coaching with Coach Jamie Walsh
⭐️ Registration for the Spring Season of Coaching & Accountability Groups is happening now! Go to coachingrewired.com to get your name added to our spring interest list and start your preregistration process! Our next registration event is on Thursday, February 2nd at 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern. That's coachingrewired.com to get started! - - - In this episode, Eric is joined by Jamie Walsh. Jamie is a husband, father of 4, and business owner with ADHD. Before coaching, he worked in higher education for 16 years, he earned his B.A. from Providence College and a Masters of Science degree from Boston College. Jamie also completed a certification program for coaching teens and college students with ADHD from JST Coaching and Training. With over 20 years of experience in various school environments, consulting for organizations, as well as his own personal journey, Jamie is passionate about making a difference in the lives of struggling learners and wants to empower clients to believe in themselves. You’ll hear Eric and Jamie talk about shame, resilience, and adulting. Then, you will also hear them engage in a coaching session about impulsivity, emotional regulation, the importance of exercise, rejection sensitivity, and creating routines. Learn more about Jamie: Instagram: @anchor_coaching Website: AnchorADHD.com Jamie’s Linktree for more: Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode: [00:02:13] Jamie shares his story about the impact ADHD had on his life before receiving a diagnosis. [00:04:60] “I changed jobs about every two years.” [00:06:25] Jamie recounts his experience while getting through an ADHD evaluation. [00:08:04] “(ADHD) has nothing to do with your intelligence.” [00:08:24] Eric and Jamie dive into Jamie’s family history of mental health issues and addiction and how it impacted receiving information about ADHD. [00:18:52] Eric and Jamie talk about “making lemons from lemonade” and the power of resilience. [00:20:37] “Being an adult is like trying to fold a fitted sheet” and having a fixed-mindset vs. a growth-mindset. [00:24:15] Jamie and Eric engage in a coaching session and tackle ADHD and ADHD-related challenges. [00:31:08] Eric asks Jamie, “What has been the most beneficial coping strategy that could have a greater impact if you were to do more?” & a deeper dive into scheduling intentions and shifting the mindset around it. [01:04:31] Closing thoughts and Jamie’s favorite quote. Resources & Honorable Mentions: Website: JST Coaching & Training Book: Delivered from Distraction Check out the Other Podcasts on the ADHD reWired Podcast Network: with Brendan Mahan with Will Curb with MJ Siemens ⭐️ Registration for the Spring Season of Coaching & Accountability Groups is happening now! Go to coachingrewired.com to get your name added to our spring interest list and start your preregistration process!
465 | Creating Order from Chaos: An AuDHD Story with Shane Thrapp
This week, Eric is joined by Shane Thrapp, a certified ADHD, life, relationship and career coach! Through his business, Creating Order from Chaos, Shane has helped hundreds of people find their paths through the chaos of life with ADHD and find their order and purpose. With both an ADHD and autism diagnosis, he is the operations director for The Non-Profit Men’s ADHD Support Group, a board member for the Inattentive ADHD Coalition, and a public speaker who works to be a voice and advocate for adult ADHD awareness. Find Shane on Instagram @creatingorderfromchaoscoaching Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode: [00:02:49] Shane shares his life starting in northeast Texas living growing up on a farm. [00:05:30] Shane’s journey of getting an ADHD and autism diagnosis [00:11:48] What was Shane’s process to figure out what the challenges were, and how did he identify his areas of chaos? [00:18:39] From project management to turning life into a project [00:19:45] “I just knew I was different. That’s the one steady factor that’s always been a part of my life.” -Shane [00:21:18] Eric asks Shane about masking and showing up. [00:23:04] “My father was Chaos.” [00:25:59] Shane tells his story navigating through school. [00:27:43] “Other worlds were more important than my world,” and a discussion about coping and numbing. [00:31:00] Shane opens up about his relationship. [00:37:14] How did learning about ADHD change the way Shane looks at his past? Shane also shares about his passion for learning about ADHD. [00:40:22] “I did the wrong thing… As long as I wasn’t being my father… I was fine.” [00:48:08] What sparked Shane’s interest in working with and leading an ADHD support group? And a closing inspirational story. Resources & Honorable Mentions: Inattentive ADHD Coalition at iadhd.org Men’s ADHD Support Group (Facebook): Website: Check out the Other Podcasts on the ADHD reWired Podcast Network: with Brendan Mahan with Will Curb with MJ Siemens
464 | The Power of Questions with Javier Amor
In this episode, Javier Amor joins Eric from New York City! Javier is a real-estate broker and is also an Alumni Community member of ADHD reWired’s Coaching and Accountability Groups. Today, Javier shares his journey through chronic pain, managing Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), and self-advocacy. You’ll also hear how a curious mindset and the power of questions changed Javier’s life, and also how asking better questions led to saving his father’s life. Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode: [00:01:55] Javier shares why he wanted to learn the skill of asking better questions [00:05:29] “It starts with questioning myself.” [00:05:51] “How can I communicate to the doctors to make them think without being confrontational?” [00:10:56] The power of the pause, and “Is this going to be constructive, or is it going to ‘defeat’?” [00:11:28] Using cues and the “point of performance” to act on new knowledge [00:17:52] Javier talks about managing chronic pain [00:19:08] Javier shares how he prepared himself to see his doctor with what he learned through ArC and the books he’s read [00:22:09] Instead of asking x, ask y instead. [00:22:50] Javier speaks about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome [00:25:26] An example of asking curiously vs. telling [00:27:34] “This is my mission.” [00:31:28] The importance of asking & advocacy [00:33:26] “I do get stuck, but I don’t stay stuck.” [00:34:36] “To change self-concept as an adult… takes time.” [00:36:43] Eric & Javier share some final thoughts & words of wisdom Resources & Honorable Mentions: Book: Book: Instagram: Check out the Other Podcasts on the ADHD reWired Podcast Network: with Brendan Mahan with Will Curb with MJ Siemens
463 | December 2022 Live Q&A with the ADHD reWired Podcast Team & ADHD reWired Coaches!
Join the ADHD reWired Team every second Tuesday of the month for our monthly Live Q&A! Hear all the questions in the full ad-free version of this episode when you become a Patron at $5.00 a month or more by going to adhdrewired.com/Patreon Questions & Topics in this Episode: [00:03:41] “I was wondering if someone knows about an already existing group for business owners who have ADHD.” [00:05:02] A listener asks about setting and following through with their intentions as they are in the new phase of life: Retirement. [00:06:57] Our listener and panelists talk about getting more physical activity. [00:11:08] “You’re allowed to take some time to transition.” - Brendan Mahan [00:13:11] “I am a helper and I sometimes jump into helping-situations without even thinking about it.” [00:20:20] Emily, who started their own business, asks about outcome-goals vs. process-goals for their business. [00:25:06] “I’ve been trying to get into live-streaming, but it still feels like something’s missing. [00:27:16] Panelists give tips on energy management and routines. [00:30:22] “Do you have any advice for when we find ourselves frozen in total overwhelm?” [00:38:00] “...I heard you and a podcast guest lament the challenges you both have in grocery stores. Could you explain why this is such a thing for those with ADHD?” [00:43:33] “You mentioned dealing with emotional dysregulation before doing ADHD reWired’s Coaching & Accountability Groups. I’ve only recently started coming to grips with this. Can you say something about this and offer some suggestions in managing emotional dysregulation? [00:49:45] A moment of Dad… Check out the Other Podcasts on the ADHD reWired Podcast Network: with Brendan Mahan with Will Curb with MJ Siemens
462 | Sex Work, Burnout, and Boundaries with Jessica Smith
In this episode, Eric is joined by Jessica Smith. Jessica was ‘accidentally’ diagnosed with ADHD at age 25. At age 27, she became a sex worker - specifically an independent webcam model. A combination of creativity, tenacity, and luck helped her to grow a successful business and became one of the top webcam models on her cam site. After spending 5 years in the industry, she unintentionally retired due to social and performance burnout. Jessica attributes a large part of her entrepreneurial success to her ADHD and is now transitioning towards a career in ADHD coaching and streaming video games in her free time! Jessica shares how she was diagnosed with ADHD, her experience in school, her thoughts about her own capabilities, and her view on relationships. You’ll also hear how she heard about sex work and her time as a performer, her reasons for leaving the industry, the importance of community for alleviating shame, and her experience in the coaching groups. Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode: [Timestamps coming soon!] ** Get ad-free episodes and the full conversation of this episode by becoming a Patron at $5 a month or more at adhdrewired.com/Patreon! ** - - - Check out the Other Podcasts on the ADHD reWired Podcast Network: with Brendan Mahan with Will Curb with MJ Siemens - - - ⭐️ We’re starting our 31st season of ADHD reWired’s Award Winning Online Coaching & Accountability Groups! It’s your last chance to join because we’re starting this week - go to coachingrewired.com to get registered!
461 | Why Treat ADHD? with Ryan Sultan, MD
This week, Eric is joined by Dr. Ryan Sultan, a mental health physician, therapist and researcher at Columbia University. ADHD is a major area of Dr. Sultan’s expertise both in his medical practice and in research. In this episode, you’ll hear Eric and Dr. Ryan discuss why it’s important to treat ADHD, the nuances of research, his reasons for getting into the ADHD space, and whether or not ADHD is underdiagnosed or overdiagnosed. Find out more about Dr. Ryan Sultan at https://www.integrativepsych.nyc/experts/dr-ryan-sultan & Find more available psychiatrists and other professionals for adult ADHD in the New York and New York City area at https://www.integrativepsych.nyc/resources/adult-adhd-psychiatrists-in-nyc Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode: [00:01:17] What drove Dr. Ryan to become interested in the ADHD space? [00:03:14] How does Dr. Ryan respond to other medical professionals who say ADHD is overdiagnosed or doesn’t believe ADHD is real? [00:05:00] Eric and Dr. Ryan talk about the missing statistics of girls and women being diagnosed with ADHD. [00:06:10] What happens when we don’t treat ADHD? [00:07:40] What does it mean to treat ADHD, and what treatment is most effective? [00:11:31] A discussion on Eric and Dr. Ryan’s experience with ADHD medication. [00:13:55] What does research say about addiction and ADHD medication? [00:22:12] Dr. Ryan talks about coming out about his ADHD, his journey with his diagnosis, self-esteem, academics, and healing. [00:25:29] How did Dr. Ryan get through med school? [00:27:30] A conversation about the nuances of research, headlines, and TikTok. [00:36:05] What is Dr. Ryan studying now? [00:37:55] Have there been any changes in the diagnostic picture with regards to who is seeking an ADHD evaluation and treatment? [00:40:15] Eric and Dr. Ryan share their observations about ADHD and autism. [00:43:25] Eric has an ADHD moment, then Dr. Ryan asks about tele-health. [00:46:37] Dr. Ryan shares some final thoughts. Check out the Other Podcasts on the ADHD reWired Podcast Network: with Brendan Mahan with Will Curb with MJ Siemens
This podcast is full of practical, useful advice to get things done. I put some of his tips into practice and got a 5 month old (important) task done and am now making progress on my longer term goals. Eric is very encouraging and supportive.
Binge listening ATM
Newly diagnosed and loving finding out that I’m not so abnormal. This pod cast has shown me that there is a whole community of people with shared experience and so many solutions to what I struggle with. 😍
I was looking for a podcast filled with experiences and practical tips, and this is the best one I've found so far. They obviously use the podcast as an advertisement for their business, which of course is totally reasonable, but sometimes that kind of thing can be too in your face. I can see others think it strikes a poor balance (perhaps they've adjusted; I'm a new listener), but personally I think the content:advertisement ratio is okay, and the ads themselves unobnoxious, given that it's a free listen.