You might be wondering, does coaching really work for adults with ADHD? And if it does, how and why does it work? And is it worth the investment?
In this blog, we’ll answer those questions! I’m going to give you the top 5 reasons why coaching works for women like you and me — those of us with ADHD!
Reason #1: Neuroplasticity: Your ADHD brain CAN change
Of course, coaching is not a replacement for medication or other mental health help, but after all my years of coaching ADHDers, I am a true advocate for coaching. It’s not a quick fix, but it will change your life forever!
And the number one reason why coaching works is because our brains are malleable, adaptable, and naturally able to change. It might come as a surprise, but our brains aren’t stuck in place! With the right guidance and the right coach, we can change our minds and make our lives better. It’s all about creating new neural pathways to change our thinking, our habits, and our actions.
Reason #2: Coaching helps adults with ADHD get to the root of our problems
A great coach guides us to ask the right questions. Why are we procrastinating? Why aren’t we following our calendar? Why are we exploding in anger at our partners? Why does it seem like we self-destruct every time we begin to make progress?
These are the questions a coach can help us ask and find answers for. And once we understand what is happening by asking the right questions, a coach will give us tools that will help us overcome our problems.
Reason #3: Coaching helps Adults with ADHD manage their racing thoughts
Managing our thoughts is the key to living the life we want. A coach has the experience to give us the tools we need to first notice our thoughts, then do something to help us move forward.
Sometimes we avoid paying attention to our thoughts because we’re afraid of what will come up. In my experience, this is one of the biggest mistakes we can make because our mindset is the key to improving our lives. What we believe affects how we live our lives, so a coach will help us slow down our racing thoughts, recognize what is happening, and give us a step-by-step plan on what to do next.
Reason #4: Coaching helps adults with ADHD cultivate a supportive mindset
A supportive mindset helps us process our emotions, which is a huge factor in living a great life. An amazing coach leads us on the path to understanding, processing, and working with our emotions so we can meet our goals and live the life of our dreams.
Just think about it, how often have you let your day be hijacked by your triggers? Like having a fight with your partner, and not being able to focus the rest of the day…
Coaching helps us cultivate the tools we need to cope with our emotions and deal with them more productively. A great coach teaches us how to identify our emotions and how they make us feel in our bodies, so we can make space for them to move forward.
Reason #5: Coaching helps Adults with ADHD regulate their actions
As we begin to notice our thoughts and settle them down, we start to be able to regulate our actions through self-soothing. We become more in control and start becoming better versions of ourselves. A coach guides us through this process and becomes a trusted resource that helps us through the difficult times.
To summarize, here are the 5 reasons why coaching works for adults with ADHD:
#1: Neuroplasticity. Your ADHD brain CAN change!
#2: Coaching helps adults with ADHD get to the root of their problems
#3: Coaching helps adults with ADHD manage their racing thoughts
#4: Coaching helps adults with ADHD cultivate a supportive mindset
#5: Coaching helps adults with ADHD regulate their actions