We are a highly motivated group, determined to make a difference in the quality of our respective lives and those of our ADD/HD family. There is no failure in our group, only feedback! We all do the very best we can, given our respective circumstances, every week.
We explore and try on new ideas or ways of looking at our respective lives via our group exercises. We make every effort to both understand and be understood within our safe space. Through our ongoing efforts, both internally and externally, we learn and shape our behaviors and choices for the next step we take. Shaping behavior, thinking and emotions takes practice, just like learning to walk! We all practiced walking, and didn't stop when we fell; we learned to walk because we continued to make an attempt or effort to do so; we kept practicing! It is one of the ‘invisible costs’ of getting what we say we want. We will learn to overcome our respective challenges TOGETHER! I know we will with the help of one another.
You don't have to feel or be alone with your ADD/HD; we're here for you! We are a lively group of adults living with the challenges and delights of ADD/HD!
SUGGESTED GUIDELINES for and by our group:
We agree to not date other members of our group, if the situation should arise. It has the potential to create more harm than good.
When offering feedback or 'advice' to another group member, especially based on what is shared in the meeting, please ask the member if they are open to hear your input or would prefer to not. The choice is that of the receiver.
SOME BENEFITS of attending meetings:
Being of service to each other in times of need is an important principle of the formation of this support group.
Building friendships amongst our group members has been easier than with others outside our group and a great plus.
Solidarity Circle: thank you for joining me in this weekly ritual of support and gratitude.
Peak: Let me know if you are interested in cognitive training! Many group members were previously training with Lumosity, however, I found that Peak is a better app.
COMMUNITY EVENTS - get involved and make your voice heard! Contact Dr. B about items listed below.
ADD Squad - contracts are signed; the ADD Squad is LIVE.
ADD Newsletter - quarterly; went live February 2015. Sign up to contribute to our next edition!
ADD Journeys - sharing your story to be of benefit to our community and beyond.
Social Events - if you're interested in an ADD outing or social event, please let me know.
ADD Conference - in the discussion phase.
ADHD L.A. is a self-support group that meets EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT to talk about ADD/HD related issues such as -
Tips in life management
Leveraging personal strengths
How AD/HD affects our relationships
Creating an empathetic and supportive community where "No ADD/HD Adult is Left Behind"
Funny video about ADD - can you relate?