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Thriving with Adult ADHD: Skills to Strengthen Executive Functioning Paperback – December 25, 2018
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PHIL BOISSIERE, MFT, has spent the last decade treating adults with ADHD in the high-pressured environment of Silicon Valley. On top of his clinical training, Phil has pursued advanced training in the assessment and treatment of ADHD from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University. Phil cofounded Silicon Valley’s premiere adult ADHD clinic in partnership with two Stanford medical doctors. He also founded the online resource for adults with ADHD, Beyond Focused. As a clinical expert, Phil has been featured on major media outlets such as PBS, ABC News, Good Morning America, and others.
- Publisher : Althea Press (December 25, 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 162 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1641522720
- ISBN-13 : 978-1641522724
- Item Weight : 10.7 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.45 x 9.02 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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- I appreciate that most of the advice and guided exercises are written in list form. It makes it easy to flip through the book and find something you wanted to review.
- The advice is clear and actionable. It's easy to see whether each exersise would be useful and how, and to adapt the steps to suit your specific needs/goals.
- I found the conversational style of the book's main passages to be tedious to get through. The author seems likeable and all, but I bought this book because I can hardly get through the normal tasks of my life. I don't need the advice to be fluffed up with asides and examples.
- The advice hinges on your ability to take notes throughout your day and to review those notes. I do appreciate that there are specific pointers about how to break up tasks properly into notes and what to write down. There are also some general tips about maintaining a notebook. It just seems like a bit of a stretch to me. If I could keep track of a notebook why would I be here? At the same time, I feel a self help book can reasonably ask the reader to make changes and put in work, so overall I'm not too mad about it.
There was no really groundbreaking advice in this book, but having it contained into lists I can easily reference in the future should be helpful.
That's a real line in this book. Full of Gee Whiz! Exclamations !!! Okely Dokely...
This review might not make it through...not "polite enough". But how do you point out how useless something is ...I could write a lot more. But why?
But if you have real ADHD...and want some answers...this won't help at all.
Try Barkley Youtube "This is how you treat ADHD" to open your doors.
It reads like a publisher needed an Adult ADHD book (hot topic now)....
Found a writer (look he gave a TED talk!)...
The writer did a Google Search on the topic...and only chose information over ten years old
He thought giving juvenile exercises...to an audience that doesn't do exercises...was a good idea.
But there is a huge audience that juvenile fits...many well educated, unhappy with life...on and on. Maybe it fits them. Or maybe it opens a useful door. But there are a lot better doors.
The section on mental flexibility was very interesting for her, as she started to see how she gets so easily distracted and how not being able to focus can be a huge problem for in her future work world. Finding out about DJ Alex Cruz (yeah I know, but if it's not Irish Dance music, we don't have it on speed download, LOL) and how a steady beat could help to FOCUS her attention was a revelation. I had never thought about steady beats in the background to help her keep focus. Now he's on whenever she does schoolwork! Being able to move and hum to the music has really HELPED her. Who knew?
The section on reacting was also a huge help for her, making her realize she tends to react versus pausing before reacting. That's a huge impulse control issue. The book offers sound ideas on how to rethink her impulsiveness, and she was actually quite open to the idea presented of STOP, and has already started to use it positively.
While the book isn't technically for tweens/teens, I think it's really important for them to read the book, as well as adults, who have ADHD too. By setting kids on the right path, they will have the experience of using the techniques BEFORE hitting the work environment, and be much more successful! For adults, it can really make them PAUSE and learn new techniques that can make work, and everyday life, much more manageable!
Thanks to Callisto to providing me a review copy!
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If you want to find some comfort and understanding in a book, try 'Delivered from Distraction' by E Hallowell and J Ratey.
A bit judgemental and blaming in places so book would be most suitable for ADHD people who have reasonable self confidence and who are ready to make changes in their lives