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How to find inner confidence when living with ADHD

How to find inner confidence when living with ADHD

Many adults with ADHD go undiagnosed for many years, which means they’ve grown up facing criticism throughout their lives.  Unfortunately, the types of negative messages we have endured can stay with us for a very long time. From time to time, these memories can...

How to make good decisions when you have ADHD

How to make good decisions when you have ADHD

Do you struggle to make decisions in life?  Whether it’s making better choices for yourself, your love life, diet, career.  It’s one of the challenges that comes with having adult ADHD.  The worry of whether you’re making the right choice.  The...

How to prioritise your life when you have ADHD

How to prioritise your life when you have ADHD

The concept of prioritising may appear to be simple enough.  But there are many steps and processes to consider before getting started.  And when you add ADHD into the mix, it becomes an overwhelming task that we try to avoid. But it doesn’t need to be difficult when...

Lily’s Hypnotherapy Case Study

Lily’s Hypnotherapy Case Study

Wondering whether hypnotherapy could be for you?  What to expect and whether I’d be the right therapist for you?  Here is a client case study from the lovely Katherine who shares her thoughts on her own experience. What problem(s) were you hoping to solve?...

How to turn your ADHD symptoms into positive traits

How to turn your ADHD symptoms into positive traits

Sometimes it’s easy to get hung up on the negativities that come with having ADHD.  Some seeing it as a hindrance.  A condition that holds us back or causes disruption in life.  When actually, once we get on top of managing our symptoms, triggers and...

How your diet can affect symptoms of ADHD

How your diet can affect symptoms of ADHD

Eating a balanced diet is not only good for our physical health and wellbeing.  It also supports our mental health.  The foods we eat not only can have an effect on our mood, but also the functionality of our brains.  Eating sugary foods may give us a nice boost of...

How to reduce overwhelm during modern-day life

How to reduce overwhelm during modern-day life

Many people are finding themselves feeling overwhelmed with modern-day life and, in particular, the current pandemic. In this video, Leah shares insights into what causes overwhelm, how it affects our minds and what we can do to help reduce overwhelm....

9 things to love about having ADHD

9 things to love about having ADHD

As ADHDers, we have some amazing abilities and unique traits that make us who we are.  But often our strengths are overlooked with the negativity surrounding the condition.   We’ve grown up sometimes with criticism, shame, fear; all leading to...

12 Myths about ADHD

12 Myths about ADHD

Since I was diagnosed with ADHD in early 2019, I’ve seen and heard so many myths and misconceptions about ADHD.  I’m on a mission to try and combat some of the stigma, stereotypes and negativity that comes with having ADHD.   To get started, here are 12...

Looking after yourself during the Coronavirus outbreak

Looking after yourself during the Coronavirus outbreak

With the number of confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases across the UK slowly increasing, there seems to be an equivalent rise in stress, worry and overwhelm.  Whilst it is important to stay up to date on the information being provided by the NHS and the...

How to slow down and relax when you have ADHD

How to slow down and relax when you have ADHD

Some days it can feel like our minds just seem to run and run.  Jumping from one thought or activity to another without a pause.  When it comes to thinking creatively this can have a number of benefits.  However, it can also lead to mental and physical exhaustion, as...

8 things you might not know about ADHD

8 things you might not know about ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is becoming more commonly known.  However, there are still a lot of myths and negativities surrounding the condition.  So, here are 8 things you might not know about ADHD... ADHD affects adults and children ADHD...

Living with ADHD: The magic of gratitude

Living with ADHD: The magic of gratitude

When you’ve spent the majority of your life being put down and criticised for the things you do, it’s hard for us ADHDers to then see the good and positive things going on in our lives.  We can find it difficult to accept and acknowledge our achievements. But...

Living with ADHD: Finding love when you have ADHD

Living with ADHD: Finding love when you have ADHD

All relationships can have their ups and downs.  However, when one or both of you have ADHD, it can make things a little more challenging.  Forgetting to pay bills, missing appointments, the house is a mess, you’ve lost your keys and spend a lot of time...

Living with ADHD: Relationships

Living with ADHD: Relationships

The impulsive behaviour, disorganisation, forgetfulness, hyperactivity and distractibility of ADHD can impact our lives in so many ways.  And, in particular, cause strain on our relationships. It’s easy to become frustrated and even resentful to one...

6 ways to find your way out of brain fog

6 ways to find your way out of brain fog

Brain fog.  Some people describe it as a fuzzy feeling.  When you find it hard to get your thoughts to come together.  Where you feel like you’re walking around in a fog and it takes you a while to figure out where you are and what’s going on around...

How to choose a therapist

How to choose a therapist

You’ve made the decision that you want to take action.  You want to take control of your symptoms and get your mind working with you rather than against you...  But how do you then choose a therapist?   There are so many different types of therapist out there offering...

Can Meditation help ADHD?

Can Meditation help ADHD?

Whilst medication can alleviate some of the symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it’s not for everyone.  Some may experience dramatic improvements in their symptoms, whereas others only see a very slight change. And, as with...

Living with ADHD: Planning the year ahead

Living with ADHD: Planning the year ahead

Failing to plan ahead can cause unnecessary anxiety, stress and overwhelm.  Leading to broken commitments, missed appointments, overlooking important things and the general feeling of chaos.  Planning in advance when you have ADHD can feel like a hopeless...

A New Year’s Revolution

A New Year’s Revolution

The new year is almost upon us.  It’s that time of year when people start thinking about their new year’s resolutions. A new year’s resolution is about making the decision to achieve a personal goal or breaking a habit.  Whether it’s to take control of your...

11 Celebrities with ADHD

11 Celebrities with ADHD

It sometimes feels like no-one can relate or know how it feels to be living with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  But, according to an article by the BBC in 2018, there are over 1.5 million adults in the UK living with the condition.  Many...

Can hypnotherapy help with symptoms of ADHD?

Can hypnotherapy help with symptoms of ADHD?

Quite simply, yes!   Although traditional approaches to treating ADHD involves medication and psychotherapy, there are other methods and techniques that can help relieve the associated symptoms and cofactors of ADHD.  One of these being hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy...

10 tips for getting things done when you have ADHD

10 tips for getting things done when you have ADHD

I know too well myself, to get things done when you have ADHD can cause a number of challenges.  Distractions from notifications, phones vibrating, Facebook calling. Pretty much anything going on around us can take away our concentration from the task at...

12 tips for surviving Christmas with ADHD

12 tips for surviving Christmas with ADHD

The festive season can be a stressful time of year for anyone.  But those living with ADHD can find it particularly hard. From feeling overwhelmed with so much to do and organise, the thought of dealing with the crowds, and the sitting around with family watching...

8 Benefits to Living with ADHD

8 Benefits to Living with ADHD

You’ve probably seen and experienced for yourself that there’s a lot of negativity surrounding ADHD.  Aside from those people who think it’s a made up condition (it’s not), most people focus on the negatives of the condition… the lack of attention, hyperactivity,...

The Ultimate Revelation: My journey with ADHD

The Ultimate Revelation: My journey with ADHD

Do you have (or suspect you have) ADHD?  You might recognise the impulsiveness, busy mind, forgetfulness, restlessness and other symptoms that are common in people with ADHD.   Having ADHD has its own challenges (and bonuses!).  But when you also...

Everything you need to know about Anxiety and ADHD

Everything you need to know about Anxiety and ADHD

According to the National Resource Center of ADHD, more than two-thirds of individuals living with ADHD have at least one other coexisting condition. The biggest, with a staggering 53% of adults suffering is anxiety.   Anxiety, in general is a feeling of worry,...

A Revolution: 3 myths about ADHD treatment

A Revolution: 3 myths about ADHD treatment

Hi, I'm Leah Leaves and I'm a clinical hypnotherapist.  Over the last eight years, I've helped hundreds of people to overcome their anxiety and to enjoy life more. Did you know that just because you have ADHD doesn't mean you have to suffer with anxiety? You...

Women With Late-Diagnosed ADHD

Women With Late-Diagnosed ADHD

ADHD is a complex disorder that affects every facet of a person’s life. A late diagnosis can amplify the negative effects, as sufferers lack the “tool box” of strategies developed by doctors and long-time ADHD whizzes. Late diagnosis, unfortunately, is particularly...

Anxiety and ADHD: Connections and Causes

Anxiety and ADHD: Connections and Causes

Anxiety is a horrible feeling. The churning stomach, racing thoughts, sweaty palms… it can be debilitating. It’s why I started my career in hypnotherapy in the first place. I know the feeling of being lost in anxious thoughts, and I wanted to help people find their...

Puzzle pieces: The signs of ADHD in adults

Puzzle pieces: The signs of ADHD in adults

ADHD is commonly thought of as a childhood disorder. For lots of people, that’s true – symptoms can hugely decrease as children grow up. But for many, ADHD symptoms continue into adulthood. Lots of people don’t even get diagnosed until they are well into their adult...