Processing and Healing After a Late-in-Life ADHD Diagnosis

Processing and Healing After a Late-in-Life ADHD Diagnosis

By Kate Moryoussef

Acceptance and self-compassion play a huge part in processing our late-in-life ADHD diagnosis.

Piecing together the various components to which we have attributed shame and judgement and reframing that through an updated neurodivergent lens does take time, healing and patience. The 'after process' of an ADHD diagnosis can bring up lots of deep-rooted and painful emotions, which can take time to acknowledge and release.

On this week’s episode of the ADHD Womens Wellbeing Podcast, we have Dr Fiona Peters, a former BBC journalist who left to pursue a PhD at the University of London between two periods of maternity leave. Dr Peters has also published an academic book and is a speaker and trainer for schools. She is touring with her talk entitled 'Perfectionism and Anxiety'. She is also a consultant for diversity, equality, and inclusion in the workplace, specialising in ADHD.

Since being diagnosed with ADHD herself, Dr Peters is using her creativity, drive and ambition to create a new online community for entrepreneurs ADHDLIFE and to grow awareness of the impact of ADHD on business and personal life, both positive and negative.

On this week's ADHD Women's Wellbeing Podcast, Kate and Dr Peters speak about:

Why it's ok to not finish every project you start How having an understanding of ADHD frames your healing Why meditation and therapy might not be working for you Fiona's path to her Ph.D. and why she loved following a different path Trying a failing to fit in and doing it your way Self-worth, self-acceptance and Being an ADHD entrepreneurBeing a work in progress

You can connect with Dr Peters on social media via Instagram or LinkedIn

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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. 

Have a look at some of Kate's workshops and free resources here.

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