"What lies behind us and what
lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
This interactive coaching course is designed to provide
a vehicle for the adult with Attention Deficit Disorder to use in designing
their own game plan to meet lifeís daily challenges with joy and ease.
What works for me, may not work for you, and vice versa, which is why some
of the suggestions given are opposites of each other. I firmly believe,
that if at first you donít succeedÖ try something different!
The A.C.T. model is composed of three parts, as is
this interactive coaching course. They are:
Part I: A. is for Assess
Part II: C. is for Commit
to a game plan.
Part III: T. is for Take
Part I will provide you with information about attention
deficit disorder and the co-morbid states that often accompany it. It will
allow you to recognize your weakness as well as your strengths and what
resources you will need to make yourself grow. The exercises in this part
will help you to discover what it is you can do to make life with ADD less
of a struggle and more enjoyable. You will examine how to enhance your
self-esteem from all aspects of who you are. In this section you will discover
the leader within and learn more about other aspects of yourself. Through
this process you will discover what beliefs are limiting you and perform
an exercise to replace those beliefs with ones that are more appropriate
for who you are in the world, and what you truly value. By doing a "perceptual
positioning" exercise, you will discover strengths within that will be
most beneficial in easing the ADD struggle. This section will guide you
in listening to the voices of your inner self, to live each day more harmoniously.
It will help you to get clear and focused on your vision for a game plan,
and last but not least, it will help you feel comfortable and at ease with
getting organized and staying motivated.
Part II will be a series of questions and exercises
to strengthen your commitment toward progress by setting some goals and
defining what it is you want to do. It is a model designed to help you
create a game plan thatís right for you. You will learn how to create your
own strategies for personal growth and success.
Part III is the bulk of the course. It is an eclectic
collection of things to do and try. If in part one, you discover that memory
enhancement is a much needed resource for you to move forward, and decide
in part two that one of your goals is to focus on making improvements in
this area, then there are helpful hints and things to try to improve your
memory. If stress and anxiety attacks are limiting your full potential,
and you chose make working on this a priority, then there are several breathing
exercises, and relaxation techniques to try. This is the part thatís to
be used cafeteria style. Take what you want and leave the rest. Some sections
you will return to often and some will go unused, but there is something
for everybody in this part. Just remember that motivation gets you going,
but habit gets you there, so use this section until your video display