AD/HD Adult Group, Education and Effective Skill Building

 

  • PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE to the Third Tuesday of the Month!!
  • We will still meet at the Temescal Library.
  • Downstairs to the left of the front door. At the bottom of the stairs the meeting is in the large room to the right.
  • This month we will talk about Planning Ahead using the already prepared Holdiay Calendar.
  • In the Planning Ahead Meeting we'll cover:
  • chunking down, baby steps
  • looking for what's missing
  • going over the production cycle of imagine, initiate, production (which includes finding the mistakes and recommitting to the plan) and finally completion where 'no job is finished until the paperwork is filed'.
  • To look at planning we'll use the 'Holiday Calendar' which I've organized up for the attendees for the last four years. The Calendar runs from Sept. 1 to Jan 1, 2014 and looks at 'back to school', the major holidays, 3 and 4 day weekends.  Monthly spending planning for the various holidays are included on as well as limiting the scope of work one person can possibly take on. The Calendar also includes previous years' meeting attendees suggestions.
  • Another slant on Planning Ahead is the skill of looking backward to the past week, and forward to the coming week(s) to help train us to look further into the future and anticipate what might come up or what we would like to have come up!
  • Look for the calendar on this site in the near future before out meeting date!
  • Cheers!  See you there.
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    • Please join our monthly ongoing group for adults who live with AD/HD. Our group focuses on education and identifying skills and strategies that improve our daily lives. We have a mix of dynamic speakers and workshops on creating less chaos and more joy.
    • Information, tips, tools, strategies and educational materials will be available. Invited speakers work with AD/HD adults in different professional capacities.  Fellow members contribute useful strategies and share their insights of what works and what doesn't.
    • In this uplifting and even fun atmosphere we break from isolation and form community and support.
    • April Ancel,[masked] Volunteer Facilitator.

    • CHADD does not endorse any products, professionals or services presented at our meetings. Meetings are free to CHADD members and open to the public. CHADD is a non-profit organization supporting the community of children and adults who have AD/HD, providing information, support and input on public policy development to benefit our members. Our chapter is staffed by volunteers and depends on membership dues and donations. A donation of $5 for non-members at our meetings is requested, but no one will be turned away for a lack of funds.
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    • This meeting is for you if have or think you might have ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), AD/HD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), learning or attention issues, including inattention and/or hyperactivity.

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  • April A.

    Wow! Thanks David. And again, thanks for your help at the meeting. I really appreciate it.

    1 · September 18, 2013

    • David T.

      You're welcome April, though I'm just rendering my opinion, so no thanks necessary :). And in terms of the help, any time, it felt good to help, so thanks for the opportunity.

      September 19, 2013

  • David T.

    Good, but then it was April, so thats to be expected.

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • April A.

    The group was warm, cozy and involved. David T. helpfully manned the sign-in desk! The meeting was led by April, and was focused on Planning Ahead using the four month Holiday Calendar. The Holidays often bring up feelings of overwhelm and regret because the 'Season' is a microcosm of ADHD triggers. But, as adults we get to rewrite our own story and take out our internal garbage. By looking at how we unfavorably compare ourselves to others and the ridiculous 'shoulds' of occasions like the holidays, we can make different choices for ourselves and with others about how the holidays happen. We used the books 'Unplug the Christmas Machine', 'Women with ADD' by Sari Solden and the planned out Holiday Calendars. Taking a look at how the Holidays could happen differently with joy, meaning and inclusivity, we saw how perfectionism and stress leaves us with an allergic reaction to this time of the year. But, with a little planning and thought about what we need, it can be what we want.

    2 · September 18, 2013

  • Nancy B.

    highly recommended for those with ADHD and their spouses

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Saheli D.

    If I missed the RSV deadline can I still come?

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Evan E.

    I'm sorry I missed the last event. I plan on being at the meeting in September!

    1 · August 17, 2013

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