Our world is not made for folks with AD/HD. AD/HD is less commonly known as Attention Abundance Syndrome (ASS) and that is what we end up feeling like most of the time for not remembering deadlines, forgetting where we put our keys, or not being able to pay attention to a conversation. Folks with AD/HD are given the gift of being able to attend to more stimuli that non-AD/HDers. Unfortunately, this means we struggle with paying attention to detail and managing our time well. Think about the TV section at Best Buy where they have 30 different types of TVs playing the same program. That is how the world feels to the non-AD/HDer. Now imagine every single TV in this section is now playing a different program and you are asked to pay attention to only one of them while tuning the rest out. That's AD/HD. It's not easy. Life with AD/HD can feel overwhelming and under stimulating at the same time. Folks with AD/HD are given the gift of spontaneity, creativity, and seeing 'outside the box.' Again, the structure of our society doesn't allow for much 'outside the box thinking.' This is where problems with school, work, and relationships creep in. Despite being highly creative and intelligent, folks with AD/HD feel like lightbulbs, very very bright, but not efficient.
With proper understanding of the condition and its gifts and challenges, an AD/HD therapist can help make more sense of the disorder. Support and structure can help with managing the many draw backs of the condition without stigmatizing its many gifts. AD/HD managed in the right way can lead to a very promising and fulfilling life.
Train created a music video that addresses loss, healing, and letting go.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and so to honor that Train created a gorgeous music video that is truly a work of art. Singer of the band Pat Monahan says:
“Give It All is an important song to me. The song is about the deep losses in my life, as most of us have also experienced.”
He further discusses the collaboration they did with creative agency SoulPancake to create the video:
“When we approached SoulPancake about producing this project, they instantly got what we were trying to do. We all want to make this not just another music video, but one that can inspire and empower people.
“The dancers, Izzy and Ashleigh, are two teenagers who endure the struggles as millions of others their age. It’s heartbreaking to think that so many will view their situation as hopeless with no faith that life can change and shine bright again. With the help of SoulPancake, we want to be a voice for those who are struggling, to those who have pressed through and those who are healing.”
Published on October 21st, 2014
SoulPancake presents the debut of Matt Hires "Hold You Up" music video, a collaboration with Rock the Cause and Ronald McDonald House, in which one man says thank you to the charity that helped save his daughters life.
Download "Hold You Up" on iTunes. All net proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Chaities Upper Midwest. For more information, visit http://mhtwincities.org/
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Depression and Anxiety in our lives make it difficult or maybe impossible to experience joy and happiness. With a positive framework and an optimistic approach, let me help you explore struggles/issues that make it difficult for you to feel hopeful about your life.
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Delightful! Take two people, put them in a unique environment, provide them with props and cues and have a situation that lends itself to sharing and bonding. The people in the film stepped in with, perhaps, some trepidation but still willing to take a chance on the experience. They started with introductions, shared stories and even got into some deeper discussions. They formed connections and they were meaningful. It looked like some connections might even continue!
This is not unlike therapy, where the therapist and client sit down in a safe comfortable place and open discussion is encouraged, insights are shared, and often, as the relationship and trust develop, tough issues are tackled. This is where change and growth happen. Being able to be a therapist is a privilege in which we walk our clients along the journey of life's struggles, eventually accompanying them to the next of many junctures through which they will bravely walk their own, strengthened and ready.