I am a therapist with ADHD. Not to worry though, because being in a therapy session with my clients is an area where I hyperfocus and it actually becomes a gift in those sessions. (One of those upsides we like to help you find in your own life.) However, it does interfere with some parts of life so I’ve developed quite a few coping strategies. You can find those all over the web but I highly recommend www.attitudemag.com for tips to help with all ages. Edit on 3/23/18: Here is a YouTube channel that
This article caught my funny bone so I decided to share it here. Those of you with adult ADHD will most likely relate and will identify with at least one thing in the article. I pretty much do all of them except that I don’t have young children. Enjoy a chuckle at my expense because the author must have been following me the last time I went to Target.
Note: I almost never go to Target. And Costco? I’ve never been there! This is my grandson. They don’t allow me to take him shopping. 😉
Our Equine Assisted Psychotherapy team provides a setting where you will discover the solutions to problems for yourself so you become more independent, strong, and happy. We help you see the positive sides of problems such as ADHD, bipolar disorder, and other chronic diagnoses and to find solutions from within yourself to deal with these and other problems like anxiety, depression, or trauma. We are here for you in every life circumstance that you choose to share with us, whether large or small. We accept you as you are and support you in your journey to become who you want to become, or just to get you through a rough place while you are walking your journey. We focus on you and we provide support as you explore what is going on in your life.
Or in other words, life got really busy after that active surrendering! Time to take a breath.
I was back to working on the website tonight and got sucked into this vortex of rabbit holes that I think doesn’t happen to millennials. Computers were in their hands from as long as they can remember, so their brains are shaped differently than mine.
In my active surrendering I found a lot of help from my friends and my family. When I surrendered, and surrendered… there were people there to catch me. Sometimes I forget to use my support network, I forget to ask for help.
We can all use a hand for things that are not our strengths, or for those blind spots we all have. We are all human, and we can all use some rest and help from our support networks.
When we don’t realize that we’re doing too much or trying too hard, our bodies will tell us. We get tired, or we get sick, anxious, or stressed.
If you don’t have a support network, we can help you build one. Just ask!
Surrender comes in many forms; recently I was talking with some friends who opened my eyes to the idea that surrender is an active process. If we want to surrender our will to God, for instance, then we have to choose to do so on an ongoing basis. We humans tend to take back control because we are frightened or insecure or feeling our way is the only way. Though we know logically our way isn’t working, we just keep reverting to it out of habit unless we check our awareness of when we have gone back to the ways that are not working. Sometimes we revert because we don’t trust in others and decide we just have to do it ourselves if it’s ever going to get done “right”. Actively surrendering is being open to letting others show us other ways.
When things aren’t working out, we need another person to help us see what we can’t see ourselves. We need perspective.
If there is something that isn’t working out for you, we would like to be that other “person” for you. Our team of 6 horses, an Equine Specialist, and a Licensed Professional Counselor are here to be your “person”. We want to help and we strongly believe that we can. 940 300-2312
What a great thing we have in “support”! What things are you needing support for? Me, it’s this website!
I just chatted with a great chat support person with a sense of humor. I asked for his name so I could give him a great review, and I’ve decided I’m going to showcase him in this post too. I told him that I am a therapist, I’m 55, and I’d rather be on a horse than doing a website so when we accomplished my meta tag code thingie, I was a little giddy!
His reply: “Haha 🙂 The names Jeffry Ghazally and its been a pleasure chatting with you today. ”
So thanks again, Jeffry Ghazally! I am going to bed feeling accomplished instead of defeated.
Because after a couple of weeks of not asking for help, I did.
Thank you to https://holtzy1652.com/2015/03/22/yet/ for the above. I saw it on Pinterest while looking for pins to inspire me for this website.
And I thought …we all have our things that we don’t get or can’t do…yet. So I’m encouraged, and I hope that you are too, by Holtzy’s words.
Look around my website a little and you’ll find that “This doesn’t work” may come to mind a lot when you click or you see my Widget text box still explaining that it’s a widget text box. It doesn’t work…yet! But it will, and whatever is causing you to struggle right now is going to get better too.
I am Sharon Beam, M Ed, LPC-S. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor. I partner with Gala Hobbs at her ranch in Aubrey, Texas to provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy using the EAGALA model.
(The supervisor part matters to LPC Interns. I have a limited number of openings. You must provide your own site.)
Everything else matters to clients or parents who are looking for excellent care for their mental health needs. Trauma, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and marriage counseling are our specialties.We work with children, adolescents, and adults.