ADD and S-E-X

ADD & Sexuality: an ADD Coaching Viewpoint

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

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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 wanna’ discuss it!

The Back Story

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, 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.

It just wrapped!

“It’s a wrap” is a sho-biz term (my first career, FYI). It is frequently used to identify the end of the filming or taping – the recording phase – of a movie, documentary or television program.

While there is often a great deal of work still to be done before the project “wraps” officially and is ready for the viewing public, the day-to-day obligations of the performers and technical crew have now come to a end.

Hearing the words,“It’s a wrap” is cause for celebration because, for the most part, their involvement in the work of putting the project together is over — one step closer to fame and fortune!

If the shoot took place on location, “It’s a wrap” means that exhausted actors and “behind the camera” professionals get to go back to their families and their lives: no more pre-dawn make-up calls, middle of the night shooting schedules or 24/7 on-call scrambles!

Wrapping on the Radio

With RADIO, too, the end of every segments’ taping is a cause for celebration, even though the process is far less complex than putting together a film or TV show. With the miracles of distance technology, it is generally MUCH less disruptive to the regular schedules of everyone involved.

It’s still time to celebrate when the recording is done, because the content is one step closer to the “audience” for which the show was created.

So, TADA!  I’m pleased to announce that, as of 5 P.M. Eastern on May 9th, Tara and I “wrapped” the first Sexuality and ADD segment for ADHD Support Talk.

We were barely able to scratch the surface, but I believe we mentioned a few items many of you have probably never considered. If response warrants, we’ll do more on this topic. So, if this is an area you would like to hear more about, make sure you listen, download, email or leave a comment.

Coming Soon to a Computer near YOU

This segment will air on Tuesday, May 15th.  Subsequently. it will be 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.

If at all possible, I will endeavor to make it available right here on – so check back here if you are unable to locate it from the sources above.  I hope you enjoy listening to the segment as much as we enjoyed making it.

CLICK HERE for the Post where you can play the podcast

Leave me yoiur comments below — I’d love to hear your thoughts on the subject.

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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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