Making life work for you after an ADHD diagnosis

Making life work for you after an ADHD diagnosis

By Kate Moryoussef

"Don't try to fit into the world; make the world fit into you."

This week’s guest is Sarah Templeton, author of the hit book ‘How NOT to Murder Your ADHD Kid – Instead Learn to be Your Child’s Own ADHD Coach’ released in 2021. She realised the key to stopping ADHD adolescents from becoming homeless, unemployed, on drugs and in prison was to educate the parents.  If parents could recognise their kids getting into these sorts of issues very early on and change their child’s life path by pursuing an early diagnosis, medication and managing their ADHD properly from the start, the result would mean the prisons, homeless hostels and rehabs would NOT be packed to the rafters with ADHD. 

Sarah is a vocal advocate for change and believes The ADHD Act is long overdue. She is on the APPG for ADHD at the Houses of Parliament and has vowed to be the voice for the tens of thousands of young offenders and adult offenders with undiagnosed ADHD – who cannot get their voices heard within the prison system. Yet without the correct ADHD diagnosis and medication, their life is destined to be one spent persistently in and out of prison.

During this episode, Kate and Sarah speak about:

ADHD within the prison systemHarnessing ADHD to re-focus your lifeWhy you may not recognize your amazing skills and abilities with ADHDWomen coping with an ADHD diagnosisThe relief after getting a diagnosis The price of ignoring our ADHDCriticism and the impact that has on us historicallyLeaning into our strengths and listening to the positives Making the world work for you The pressure on un-diagnosed ADHD women to cope Using your dopamine-seeking ADHD brain for goodSarah's plans for the ADHD Act in the prison system and police

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Kate Moryoussef is a women’s ADHD Lifestyle & Wellbeing coach and EFT practitioner helping overwhelmed yet unfulfilled (many with ADHD like her) women find more calm, balance, health, compassion, creativity and clarity in their lives. 

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