Approximately 4% of adults live with a neurological difference called ADHD (at times ADD if they are not hyperactive). In short, it impacts their abilities to regulate motivation, energy, emotions and attention, and to manage time, organisation and structure.
Such difficulties with self-regulation and executive functioning may impact the daily experience of adults living with ADHD, at home, at university or at work. It may be very confusing, and often impact one's self-confidence, performance, and well-being - all the more for people who have never been diagnosed or don’t understand why they feel different from others. Many develop self-blame, anxiety and low self-esteem affecting their well-being.
ADHD has actually both challenging & bright sides. It may lead individuals to face endless procrastination and daily forgetfulness issues… or to demonstrate impressive creativity and problem-solving skills. Indeed many adults with ADHD associate their unique strengths and achievements to this different brain-wiring!
STARTING YOUR JOURNEY...
Both research studies and clinical work have outlined the importance of diagnosis and awareness in the lives of youth and adults with ADHD. Being identified enables them to have access to relevant support and guidance, and opens new ways to overcome their difficulties.
Understanding, accepting and learning to manage ADHD is a rewarding journey of self-development. With the right mindset and resources, it may lead youth and adults with ADHD to improve tremendously their performance and well-being.
To facilitate this journey, Colourfully provides group psycho-education workshops, individual sessions of ADHD coaching, as well as monthly support group meetings. All these programs are designed specifically for adults with ADHD.
The first step we recommend is to reply to your questions about adult ADHD and to give you an opportunity to meet a small group of peers. Read
ADHD IN ADULTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO MANAGE.
(90-min online psycho-education workshop & peer discussion)
The first step of the journey! Thanks to clinical facts and descriptions of lived experiences, participants will develop a clear understanding and deeper awareness of ADHD. We will review therapeutic interventions and self-management approaches available for adults, including first strategies to enhance well-being and performance.
EXECUTIVE FUNCTION COACHING
(individual 60-min sessions)
Individual sessions of Executive Function Coaching, or ADHD Coaching, are relevant for adults willing to enhance their emotional well-being and performance. Sessions may support them to implement their goals, get rid of limiting beliefs, and develop customised strategies and life skills.
SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: ADHD SELF-MANAGEMENT
(monthly 90-min online meetings with peers)
These meetings are open to all adults with ADHD who have already participated to our psycho-education workshop or coaching sessions. Participants share experiences and best practices of self-management, balance and performance. A new topic is chosen every month (like procrastination, finance management, and so on...) to facilitate continuous learning and self-improvement.