What we're about

We meet every other Wednesday night, 7:30-9 pm in Encino.

It you're feeling alone in your overwhelm, confusion, or frustrations of how to live successfully as an adult with ADHD, please consider joining our community and extended family of adults just like you. Whether you've received a diagnosis or self-identify with the symptoms of adult ADHD, our meetings are a place where you can be accepted as you. We share our WINS every meetings as well as the challenges we face and what we are doing about them. We reach out to our extended family members of ADHD LA in between meetings as well as via the ADD Squad (which is being revived very soon). The ADD Squad was envisioned as a means of us taking stock of whatever strengths, talents or abilities we have and offering them to members in need, as well as taking stock of our challenges and reaching out for help through our community.

There is no failure in our group. We all do the very best we can, given our respective circumstances, every week.

Our format changes from meeting to meeting, whether group discussion on a topic, personal sharing, group exercises and discussions or even show and tell.

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.

PODCAST SHOW for adults with ADHD, hosted by Dr B: Harness Your ADHD Power (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/harness-your-adhd-power/id1229338780?mt=2)

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, and it is NOT the purpose of our meetings to try and "fix" anyone.

ADHD L.A. is a self-support group, not a therapy group, that meets EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT to talk about ADD/HD related issues such as -

• Change

• Organization

• Brain training

• Career choices

• Procrastination

• Communication

• Decision-making

• Academic success

• Time management

• Money management

• 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? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GBMS7WPFSs... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GBMS7WPFSs&feature=youtu.be)

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