Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast

Why do you treat yourself worse than you would treat a dear friend?

That's the central question of today's conversation and it centers on our ability to muster self-compassion, a practice of treating ourselves well when we need it, rather than thinking of ourselves only in terms of our struggles.

The conversation starts with a walkthrough of concepts from The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, as well as Neff's TEDxTalk, "The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion.". Central to the conversation are the three core elements presented by Neff and Germer:

  1. Self-Kindness
  2. Common Humanity
  3. Mindfulness

We walk through each with examples today, and take a tour of the interconnected elements of anxiety and depression that sidle up next to ADHD on this journey toward self-compassion, and review how that impacts the ADHD brain. From there: Tools to build the muscle of self-compassion before you hit an ADHD storm!
  • (00:00) - Welcome to Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast
  • (01:08) - Support the show! Become A Patron
  • (03:30) - Self-Compassion and ADHD
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What is Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast?

Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright offer support, life management strategies, and time and technology tips, dedicated to anyone looking to take control while living with ADHD.