ADD in the Spirit Resource List

Peggy Ramundo and I promised we would post The ADD in the Spirit Coach Training Resource List so that it would be available to prospective students online.  We decided to make it available for anyone interested.
(Feel free to pass it on in any format — source credit appreciated) You can also find a slightly more abbreviated version in the ACO 2012 Conference Binder with our speaker materials. 

The ADD in the Spirit Resource List:
Books, Blogs, and Web Sites

from Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
and Peggy Ramundo, 
In support of The ADD in the Spirit Coach Training Program Series

ADD in the Spirit Coach Training
Required Reading List

  • Coaching with Spirit, Teri-E Belf
  • Financial Spirituality, Bill Rowland
  • How Can I Help? Ram Dass and Paul Gorman
  • Organizing for the Spirit, Sunny Schlenger
  • Making Peace with the Things in Your Life, Cindy Glovinsky
  • The ADHD Effect on Marriage, Melissa Orlov
  • You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?! 2nd Edition,
    Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo

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Spirituality Book List

  • A Course in Miracles, Foundation for Inner Peace
  • A Year of Living Consciously, Gay Hendricks
  • Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life, Gregg Levoy
  • Capture the Rapture, Marcia Reynolds
  • Emotional Awareness: Overcoming the Obstacles to Psychological Balance and Compassion, Dalai Lama
  • Essential Spirituality: The 7 Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind, Roger Walsh
  • Financial Spirituality, Bill Roland
  • Finding Joy, Charlotte Davis Kasl, Ph.D.
  • Flow : The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • I Had It All the Time, Alan Cohen
  • If Life is a Game, These are the Rules, Cherie Carter-Scott, Ph.D.
  • In the Spirit, Susan L. Taylor
  • Love is Letting Go of Fear, Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D.
  • Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
  • No Ordinary Moments, Dan Millman
  • One Day My Soul Just Opened Up, Iyanla Vanzant
  • Paths beyond Ego, a Transpersonal Vision, Roger Walsh, Frances Vaughan
  • Radical Forgiveness, Colin C. Tipping
  • Soul Without Shame, Byron Brown
  • Spirituality Simplified, Jeff Maziarek
  • Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life’s Greatest Challenges, Deepak Chopra
  • The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron
  • The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles, Bruce H. Lipton
  • The Book of Meditation : The Complete Guide to Modern Meditation, Patricia Carrington
  • The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz
  • The High-Performance Mind : Mastering Brainwaves for Insight, Healing, and CreativityAnna Wise
  • Thoughts without a Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective, Mark Epstein (foreword, Dalai Lama)
  • The Neville Reader: A Collection of Spiritual Writings and Thoughts on Your Inner Power to Create an Abundant Life, Neville Goddard
  • The Power of Awareness, Neville Goddard
  • The Marriage of Sense and Soul : Integrating Science and Religion, Ken Wilber
  • The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction, Chellie Campbell
  • The Woman’s Book of Soul, Sue Patton Thoele
  • Wake-Up Calls, Eric Allenbaugh, Ph.D.
  • You Can Heal Your Life, Lousie L. Hay
  • You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought, John-Roger & Peter Mc Williams

ADD in the Spirit Coach Training
Recommended Reading List

The following would be great additions to your ADD bookshelf.
Though this list is by no means exclusive, we highly recommend each of these titles.

ADD and Addiction, Getting the Help You Deserve, (1997) Wendy Richardson, MA., MFT, CAS

If you read only one book on the relationship between ADD and substance use, abuse, and addiction, this is the one you want to read — and Wendy is the source you want to follow on the topic of ADD/ADHD and eating disorders, behavioral addictions, and criminal behavior as well. Her approach is warm, informative and understanding, peppered with a great deal of  Wendy’s knowing sense of humor.  In some ways, the title is unfortunate, since many will miss the many ADD gems and insights that are peppered throughout this book.

Her newer book, also well worth having at your fingertips is When Too Much Isnt Enough, Ending the Destructive Cycle of AD/HD and Addictive Behavior (2005).
(To work with Wendy, her website is listed in this resource list and, as one of The ADDed Dimension consortium, she can be reached through the coaches’ page on that site as well.)

ADD Stole My Car Keys, Rick Green and Umesh Jain, M.D., Ph.D.

Of ADD & Loving It Canadian documentary fame, comedian Rick Green and his co-author’s book is written in a light-hearted, ADD-friendly way. Through personal and humorous anecdotes, they examine the assorted challenges ADDults face, offering concise suggestions for managing each. In the last chapter, they focus on the often under-appreciated strengths of ADD adults. This book has a “one issue per page” format great for non-linear readers who like to read in bits and pieces. We recommend this title with one caveat — the “humor-impaired” reader likely won’t share our enthusiasm for ADD Stole My Car Keys!

Co-Active Coaching, Laura Whitworth, Henry Kimsey-House, and Phil Sandahl

This book is quite expensive, but very much worth the investment. Though not specific to ADD, it is loaded with coaching principles, practices, and exercises available for the professional coach.

Conquering Chronic Disorganization, Judith Kohlberg

Kohlberg is well known for her work with disorganization. This is one of our favorites. A small book, it is loaded with ideas and a unique approach you won’t find anywhere else.  It also has one of the most ADD-friendly formats we’ve seen.

Making Peace with the Things in Your Life, Cindy Glovinsky

This resource moves to the *REQUIRED* list beginning with the 2013 class.

Cindy effectively explores the challenge of Time/Space organization. She poses questions the ADD coach can use with clients to tease out their come-from regarding this Executive Functioning challenge and offers lots of great strategies.

Not her newest, we like this book primarily because it is a “systems” book, rather than a “tips and tricks” book.  It encourages you to think of organizing in a manner that is very close to the way in which our ADD Coaches are taught to think about ADD Coaching.

Organizing from the Inside Out for Teens, Julie Morgenstern and Jessi Morgenstern-Coln

Known for her books about clutter and disorganization, this book addresses issues unique to teens. Written for them to read themselves, it is visually appealing with charts, diagrams, and pictures. Though it doesn’t specifically address ADD issues, it is a joy to read, containing great strategies for the adolescent who struggles with disorganization.

Organizing Solutions for People with Attention Deficit Disorder, Susan C. Pinsky

Visual processors will love this book with its full-color photos and graphics and yellow “Post-It” notes of tips on virtually every page. In addition to brief, easy to read explanations, Pinsky includes a chunked down list and/or chart on most pages that capture the essence of the text in an easy to view format. With real-life success stories and MANY helpful hints, this book’s sub-title says it all: Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of Your Life and Get Organized.

The Floor is Not an Option! 2nd Edition, Sheila G. McCurdy

A must-read for ADD coaches. Sensitive, humorous, concise, informational and non-judgmental, it’s loaded with questions to facilitate decision-making and down-to-earth suggestions for organizing every room.

The Portable Coach, Thomas J. Leonard (coaching field founder)

This title contains a wealth of useful information about general coaching. Throughout, there are excellent lists/explanations of various coaching distinctions and numerous strategies and exercises.

Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, 2nd Edition, Sari Solden

A colleague and friend, Sari has dedicated her work to the unique challenges faced by women with ADD. Here she examines the interplay between genetics and environment, writing with humor, compassion and deep insight. Sari’s book includes information on medications, women’s issues and hormones, diagnosis, and counseling along with many practical suggestions. This is an excellent book, one that will be a terrific addition to your resource library.

Blogs and Websites

Since our students will be printing this document to file with their course materials, each link is written as it would be typed into a browser window; they don’t “click.”

Copy and paste them into “the address box” of a new tab and hit “enter” if you would like to visit the sites and leave this window easily available to copy the next link.

You can also copy a link into the browser window at the top of this page.  In that case, use your browser’s back button to come back here.


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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!"

One Response to ADD in the Spirit Resource List

  1. How nice to find my book included on your required reading list! It’s wonderful to see the subject of ADD coaching approached in this fashion. Best wishes to everyone involved!


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