WHAT IF LIVING WITH ADHD WASN’T ABOUT FINDING A MAGIC PILL?
What if you could manage your symptoms of ADHD and realize your potential by having fun? Imagine having the ability to feel more motivated, attentive, interested, focused, and happy without needing a doctor’s note, a special diet, or weekly therapy. PlayDHD is about using the most effective non-medication intervention for managing adult ADHD. Play! By adopting a more playful mindset people with ADHD the world over can be more productive, have happier relationships, and have more FUN! in their lives.
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If a traditional environment is not conducive to activating our ADHD brains and making us feel good, why then as adults do so many of us choose work settings that perpetuate this same problem? We work at 9-to-5 jobs, with short lunch breaks, having to sit at our desks, attend meetings, fill out reports, follow protocol, do things the way everyone else does, and—heaven forbid—maybe even work in a gray cubicle! We don’t take breaks and don’t make time for fun because we have to work longer hours to keep up with our co-workers. We choose to work hard. The consequences for adults who ignore their need for play and do not take into account how their brain functions best can be apparent in failed relationships, difficulty sustaining employment, depression, anxiety, financial problems, substance abuse, and other addictions. What if you choose to do things the way that turns your brain on, rather than trying to just do what seems to work for everyone else? What if you could stand at your desk and dance while you worked instead of sitting on your butt all day? What if rather than being serious and “working hard” you could be more productive by returning to your naturally playful state of being? Do you remember what it felt like to be playful? To enjoy learning? To feel like your brain was turned on, your thinking was clear and focused, and you felt motivated and happy to be productive?
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Pressure directs attention to habitual behaviors wired into the automatic brain. The challenge of ADHD is to engage the executive functioning brain to override the automatic response. Play removes pressure, it propels learning (organization and sequencing), innovation, and is about using creativity to discover what works. It’s hands on learning. If you have ADHD you can’t afford not to PLAY! Hats off to Kirsten who documents the benefits of play and gives you permission. What are you waiting for? Go Play!Jeff Copper
Play can be a dirty word in today’s culture of being first, staying productive, and getting serious. It’s hard to feel good about even taking time for yourself, let alone considering play! My colleague, Dr. Kirsten Milliken, gives permission to play and at the same time helps to diminish your ADHD symptoms.DeShawn Wert
“Kirsten knows how to have fun–and she knows why having fun is so important. If you have ADHD, it’s too easy to feel like too much of your time is spent on getting things done and then there is no time left for fun. Kirsten has the secret for you–having more fun will actually help you get more done, too. Which then leaves you more time for other fun. Wow, you really need this book!”Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA
When I find something as good as this, Kirsten, I have to say thank you. It’s a rare piece of writingHarry Riley
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