Protecting ourselves from overwhelm and burnout

Protecting ourselves from overwhelm and burnout

By Kate Moryoussef

With ADHD, we often direct our self-worth into our productivity and achievements, which can contribute to cycles of burnout and chronic overwhelm. Combine this with a passion for activism and a drive to make a change, and we can feel our wellbeing and mental health take a nose dive.

This week's guest is Vivienne Isebor - a Clinical Associate in Psychology working for the NHS with individuals with Complex Emotion Needs in East London.

She is also the Founder of ADHD Babes - the first support group for Black Women and Black Non-binary people with ADHD, where she is the Director of Community Outreach and Wellbeing.

Besides working in mental health, Vivienne is a performing artist and organises events and creative workshops with a special focus on Black British history.

During this week's conversation, Kate and Vivienne talked about:

Dealing with the UK educational system as an adult with ADHDBeing ok with taking breaks to avoid burnoutKnowing your work limitsAdvocating for yourself and othersCreating safe spaces for minority people with ADHD Advocating for women of colour within the mental health and ADHD spaceUnderstanding our family historyVivienne's work with ADHD Babes Accepting help with executive function celebrating our achievementsBurnout while achieving Creating boundaries to help prevent overwhelmUnderstanding our productivity and the need to succeedProtecting our wellbeing while we undertake big tasksBeing highly educated with ADHDAbleism

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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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