Play Podcast: ADD and S-E-X

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Ways ADD impacts sexuality:
an ADD Coaching approach

by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC

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As I said in the “coming soon” announcement —

Sexuality is one of the not-so-surprising areas affected by Executive Functioning Dysregulations of ALL types, including ADD.

Factors effecting physical intimacy is an arena that is rarely thought about in terms of ADD specifically. The topic of ADD’s impact on sex is even less frequently spoken aloud and in public — at least not seriously!

So, of course, I wanted to discuss it – and we DID!

The Genesis of this Radio segment

During a break betweeen sessions at last March’s ACO Conference in Atlanta, I was chatting with a few of the other speakers about the key issues that our clients bring to coaching. The question of how (and how often) we are called on to handle the topic of sexualty came up for discussion.

One of the participants in the conversation was the founder of ADDClasses.comTara McGillicuddy.

As many of you are already aware, Tara is an ADD Coach, advocate and speaker who is the host of the most popular ADD podcast series on BlogTalk Radio: ADHD Support Talk.

So, of course, WE made plans to have a conversation on the topic of the impact of ADD on sexuality for her show.

Listen, learn, and comment below

This segment aired on Tuesday, May 15th.  In addition to the embedded audio below,
it is available as a no-charge podcast via iTunes syndication, as well as in archive
on the ADHD Support Talk section of the BlogTalk Radio site.

By the way – this episode of the show discusses sexuality, so we want to make sure you understand that it’s not appropriate for kids (obviously), but there’s nothing really “explicit” about it. Our intent was to INFORM, not to titilate.

People have commented that the subject was handled in a
charge-neutral fashion, appropriate for a wide variety of adult audiences.

I would personally love to get the playback into the hands of ADD teens, so that they can bypass some confusion and shame in this arena as they learn more about how their diagnosis will impact their lives.

If response warrants, we’ll do more on this topic, so leave me comments below if you (or your clients or loved ones) have comments or concerns you’d like to hear addressed in the future
(you can also email questions privately].

Spammers & Trolls be warned: there is NO WAY an off-color comment
or explicit site-link will make it through the spam filter, so repond with respect, ok?

ADD & S-E-X Podcast / ADHD Support Talk on BlogTalk Radio**

**a bazillion thanks to colleague/mentee/tech coach (& my brand new very best friend!)
Steve Kohlenberger, MA-Psy, BS-CIS, PMP
for figuring out how to make the darned thing play on this blog!!!

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About Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
Award-winning ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching field co-founder; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with EFD [Executive Functioning disorders] and struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

And what do YOU think? I'm interested.

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