DARING WAY™ GROUPS
for Individuals with ADHD and Their Families
How would you like to live your life and be all in even while living with ADHD?
LIVING THE DARING WAY™ is not just a dream or hopeless endeavor for someone with ADHD. You can live The Daring Way™, even when you’ve felt like shame messages have you in their grip. One of the top research findings about individuals with ADHD is that we (Referring to myself as well) often have our lives hijacked by unintended shame messages.
Many people, including friends and family don’t understand ADHD, so they write off some of the behaviors that show up for us as character flaws. Have you ever heard yourself referred to as lazy, irresponsible, defiant, dishonest, etc., etc.?
That’s not who you are, but people not aware of that use these harsh judgements when trying to interpret our behavior. The results are after a bad experience in class, years of feeling bad about school, work, relationships or being able to belong leave us with unresolved shame triggers.
Yet, we want to show up in our life arenas “home, school, work, university life, PTA Mom, beloved child, competent parent or spouse. Whether you have a diagnosis of ADHD or not, It requires a willingness to live “in the arena” – to show up and be seen, with no guarantee of outcome. To be vulnerable.
“Vulnerability is not weakness,” writes Brené Brown, “and the uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure we face every day are not optional. Our only choice is a question of engagement. Our willingness to own and engage with our vulnerability determines the depth of our courage and the clarity of our purpose; the level to which we protect ourselves from being vulnerable is a measure of fear and disconnection.
“When we spend our lives waiting until we’re perfect or bulletproof before we walk into the arena,” she continues, “we ultimately sacrifice relationships and opportunities that may not be recoverable, we squander our precious time, and we turn our backs on our gifts, those unique contributions that only we can make.”
In the Daring Way™ Groups designed for individuals with ADHD, Parents of Children, Teens or Young Adults with ADHD, you will learn how to embrace your vulnerability and learn the tools for navigating shame storms. ADHD Groups are offered locally on a weekly basis or on week-ends for travelers, or those who aren’t available to attend during the week.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.
– Theodore Roosevelt
RISING STRONG GROUPS
We must dare to show up and let ourselves be seen. This takes tremendous courage when living with ADHD. We’ve been hurt before and felt pain, because of being misunderstood. Rising Strong™ was created based on the research of Brene’ Brown to teach us how to get up after a failure.
Rising Strong™ is a program about what it takes to get back up and try again. It’s about owning your story of struggle so you may have the power to write daring new endings. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and Rising Strong™ the clearest path to a wholehearted life.
Life doesn’t always go your way – you know that. Struggle is part of the human experience and not something you can avoid if you want to live wholeheartedly (free to embrace imperfection and live with your whole heart). How you deal with struggle foretells the quality of your life.
Again, the groups for Rising Strong will be offered with the individual with ADHD in mind or their families. Groups will be offered in the same manner as the Daring Way™ groups.
Individualized Coaching using the Daring Way™ or Rising Strong™ for private clients is also available.
Mary Ann Lowry is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. In her experience as an ADHD coach, she has found that learning to embrace our vulnerabilities and rise above failures was the missing peace needed to fuel transformation for herself and her clients. Contact Mary Ann for group dates and information.