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Christine has over 30 years experience working with ADHD / ASD/Anxiety /Depression Christine started her journey many years ago when her sons diagnosed with ADHD , we were unprepared for what was coming. I was expecting the consultant to say what support we could expect only to realise they was no support only medication. It was this that set me off on my journey of finding ways to manage the symptoms of ADHD.
The journey took me down many paths some great some not, but eventually, I started to put strategies in place for our family. It was extremely hard at first with many mistakes made on my part, many nights crying as I felt under so much pressure to get it right; it was me putting pressure on myself. However, it did start to come together.
We felt for once that we were working as a unit, I still did not know about myself at this point that came much later. I was eager to meet other families who were going through similar struggles. With the help of some remarkable people I set up the first support group for families of ADHD children in 1990
Christine, with the help of others, developed this small support group into lottery funding the ADHD Family support centre 1998 where she became centre manager. Christine felt she had taken the centre as far as she could. In 2000 Christine set up her coaching practice has never looked back. Christine has added ADHD /ASD/ Adult service. She now also works as part of the LANCuk team where she holds clinics for Adults.
Christine now diagnosed herself, found coaching to be the best nonmedical way of learning and managing ADHD /ASD/ Symptoms. Medication has its own merits and works well for some people with specific conditions such as ADHD, Anxiety, Depression. Christine is a firm believer that Management is the key to successfully taking control of the symptoms associated with ADHD/ASD/and all co-morbid conditions.
Many of the management strategies and techniques she uses within her coaching practice she uses herself. Christine’s ADHD has not gone away ; however, people do not see the symptoms of her ADHD as she works with herself every day. It is essential to mention that once your strategies or techniques are in place, you must not stop using them.
Why wait ,gain control over the very symptoms that are holding you back
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Who can benefit from Coaching?
Anyone can benefit from Coaching. The person for whatever reason has come to a point in their life where they need to bring in changes that will enable them to become more active and more in control. Together the person and their coach will assess Personnel strengths, shortfalls and learn how to maximise their strengths to become more in control and more productive.
What sort of issues would a coach help a person overcome?
People tend to seek help from a coach for many different reasons, some of that reason could be
Disorganisation: This covers a broad spectrum of issues. Here are some of them.
These are addressed by introducing
Dealing with Finances
Introducing strategies and techniques to help a person build better skills going forward which will help
ADHD / ASD and Coaching
Coaching for individuals with ADHD provides them with a clear understanding of how their condition impacts on their daily life and motivation as well as providing regular monitoring of progress and constructive feedback. Feedback leads to increased awareness of progressing through Coaching and additionally, individuals with ADHD / ASD can find Coaching beneficial with socials skills and life skills management.
Because individuals with ADHD / ASD think in the 'here and now' and find it incredibly challenging to plan, one of the critical roles coaching would be to deal with including structure, think ahead, organise, and build a framework to deal with daily aspects and forthcoming events.
Individuals need to learn how their condition affects their daily life, having understanding can in is self-be powerful. Many people with ADHD /ASD do not understand why they act, react poorly to situations that others would deal with more productively and without much fuss.
People who have ADHD / ASD Have added issues other than over-reacting. In situations such as this, it would be worth considering what outcome would be more productive. Coaching is compelling for many people, but for ADHD / ASD it is parament as it is one of the many tools that help a person develop their unique strategies and tools that take them through positive change.
Two of the strategies used to deal with problems (organisation)
Setting alarms on your phone as reminders of tasks or jobs that need completing
Using a diary each day will also aid and support short-term memory
These are just two of the strategies that can bring the organisation to the entire day.
Other areas we would work on is minimising negative, destructive thinking by changing the mindset to positive, productive thinking. Helping self-esteem and promote social interaction and social awareness skills.
I do hope you have found the above helpful, however, if you have further questions, then please feel free to contact Christine McLanachan Senior life skills coach ADDsuccessuk
07799827760 she will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Life Skills Coach and Trainer Specialising ADHD/ASD /Anxiety /Depression
Couples Coaching sessions
ASD is a life-long, neurological condition for which there is no known cure at present. ASD is quite a broad spectrum and, although it can often go unrecognised and undiagnosed, the disorder, considered to affect 36 in 10,000 in the general population.
ASD is a developmental disorder described as
principally affecting the social communication, social interaction, and social
imagination of the individual. In addition to this triad of impairments, people
with ASD may also experience motor, sensory, behavioural, and organisational
Alongside these presenting problems, there can be co-morbidity with other specific learning difficulties and medical conditions. Individuals often misunderstood and rejected. As a result, they can experience extreme isolation.
In recent years, higher education has seen an increase in the number of students with ASD. The challenges are in accommodating students with the complexity of difficulties. Despite the complexity and the challenges faced by individuals with ASD in the higher education environment, some individuals have succeeded.
Some key ASD facts:
Some key psycho-medical facts: principal causes
Suggestions that it can be inherited –
relatives on both sides of the family demonstrate ASD Symptoms
Increased evidence that frontal and temporal lobes are dysfunctional
Which can come with an array of co-morbidity conditions and disorder
Further information, please call for an informal chat 07799827760
When you have a child with a disability such as ADHD or ASD you deal with much more than parenting. In fact what you are dealing with is the management of a disorder.
Through coaching you will learn all of the skills needed to managed these disorders enabling your family to work together as a unit. Which in turn will help not only the child but the whole family.
ADHD/ASD effects every part of everyday life and not just for the child. Through coaching daily interactions between the child and family members become easier
Understanding the disorder and its effect of the child helps people to see the child in a different light, the more we can implement strategies' and techniques the more the child can start to take control over their symptomsLeading to a calmer family working together
·If I'm out of order, just tell me. I get conclusions mixed in with facts easily, and with a little patience, we can work out what needs to come first, middle, and last.
A person can self- refer First call is free
At the end of the call a decision to or not to go forward to coaching programme .
A coaching questionnaire will be sent via email and you are asked to return it once completed
Payment is made before attending the coaching sessions Sessions are booked Monday to Friday .
Times can be arranged around client .
Client have contact in between sessions when needed