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Brilliant Me & ADHD Teen Workshops

Brilliant Me & ADHD For Teens / Tweens

The Center for Living Well with ADHD is excited to announce our four-day workshop focused on helping teenagers better understand ADHD and how it impacts them individually, as well as learning the skills and mindsets that make managing ADHD just a little bit easier.

Our program will focus on three key components:
Awareness, Acceptance, and Action

First, awareness of what ADHD is, how and where your ADHD is showing up, and the impact it is having on your life. Next, acceptance of the impacts of ADHD, and the fact that as someone living with ADHD, you will benefit from doing things a little bit differently than your neurotypical peers. As one teen client put it: “I know what I need to do, I just don’t want to need to do it…but I’m working on that part.” In the Brilliant Me Teen Workshop, we are going to help you own your unique brain wiring. Last, we move to action. As you continue to build self-awareness and acceptance, we will practice problem-solving next steps that will support you in managing your own unique learning style. Our workshop focuses on reframing, building a growth mindset, and developing skills that have worked for us as coaches, as well as our clients, to help participants get the idea train rolling.

There are Two Ways To Participate:

Enroll in Individual Workshop Sessions or All Four

Session 1: Monday, October 16, 6-7 pm CST

Session 2: Tuesday, October 17, 6-7 pm CST

Session 3: Wednesday, October 18, 6-7 pm CST

Session 4: Thursday, October 19, 6-7 pm CST

Session Descriptions

Session 1: Straight Talk on ADHD

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the science behind an ADHD diagnosis. They will learn about the unique chemical makeup of their brains, and how that impacts their abilities to self-regulate, focus, remember, and get things done. Participants will also have a safe space to ask questions, and consider how ADHD challenges impact their school, work, and day-to-day life. Upon completing this workshop, participants will have an increased awareness of the different ways in which ADHD impacts them in various aspects of their life. Participants will also begin the process of learning about themselves and the impact of their own voice through exercises such as the life wheel. 

Session 2: Managing Emotions — The Power of Awareness and Mindset

In this workshop, participants will be encouraged to specifically look at how & where their emotions impact their ability to make the choices they want. We will explore the likely culprits of feeling overwhelmed, such as ambiguity and all-or-nothing thinking. We will practice building self-awareness and a growth mindset as ways to work through our emotions in productive ways. Upon completing this workshop participants will have an increased awareness of how emotions like overwhelm can prevent us from problem-solving, and how building their self-awareness and growth mindset can help them regulate their emotions and move forward with what they want.

Session 3: Leveraging Strengths and Skills to Tackle Procrastination

In this workshop participants will be encouraged to explore the presence and impacts of procrastination. They will discuss the culprits that keep them stuck and how it manifests in their day-to-day lives. We share how participants can learn to lean into their strengths and build up skills to find a path through procrastination. Upon completing this workshop participants will have increased awareness of the likely reasons for procrastination, how a strengths-based approach is going to help them, and which tools and skills are helping them compensate for their ADHD brain.

Session 4: The Big Review and Celebration

In our fourth and final workshop, we will review lessons learned from previous sessions, and identify key themes from the program as a whole. Participants will be encouraged to share stories of how and where they have seen their ADHD show up in the previous days and weeks with this newfound knowledge of what to look for. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and get clarity on any previously covered topics, and lastly, participants will have the opportunity to get coaching support around a specific issue as time allows.

Participants will also return to the life wheel exercise to continue the process of creative problem-solving based on what they’re learning about themselves and their ADHD.

Our 22 year old son was a bit reluctant at the idea of ADHD coaching or even a workshop. He wasn’t sure if this was what he needed or exactly how it could benefit him or how it would work. We discussed the idea of the Teen Workshop (even though he might be one of the oldest in the sessions) as a way to “try it out”.  It was a perfect fit for him – not a big time or financial commitment, but it really gave him a chance to understand more about his ADHD diagnosis, how it affects his life and how a coach might benefit him as he is trying to navigate his life with ADHD. Through this workshop, he could experience first hand what an ADHD coach could do for him. After completing the workshop, he was ready to start with some one-on-one coaching. If you or your child are wondering about the Center for Living Well with ADHD and their services – sign up for one of their workshops, it’s a great way to “try it out”.

Jodene M.

Got Questions?

Reach out to Griffin@ADHDCoach.life to learn more about this program.