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, nervousness or unease about a situation. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. I often describe it to clients as….
The Overflowing Bucket
If you imagine having a bucket where you store all your negative emotions, thoughts and anxieties. Maybe you worry about things that have happened in the past. Something you’ve said or done. Worries about the future. Or are you facing something in the present causing you to feel worried or uneasy?
As this bucket starts to fill up, it will eventually overflow. This is when you start to feel flustered and panicked.
Everyone experiences the feelings of anxiety at some point in their lives.
So, what’s different for someone who has ADHD?
The feeling is no different whether you have ADHD or not. However, individuals living with ADHD will find their stress buckets fill up much quicker than someone who doesn’t have ADHD.
The mind of someone with ADHD races round much faster than someone without the condition. This means when you’re churning through 10,000 thoughts a minute, the number of negative ones is much larger.
Added to other traits such as forgetfulness; missing appointments, being late, losing things; this bucket will fill up very very quickly!
Suffering with anxiety can sometimes cause symptoms of your ADHD to worsen. You can be left feeling even more restless, struggling to concentrate more than normal, and just feeling constantly on edge.
When you’re already struggling with anxiety, adding ADHD into the mix can be overwhelming. I get it. I’ve been there myself!
Being diagnosed with ADHD can sometimes feeling like a relief. You have answers to why you feel the way you do. However, for many they then feel the burden of being labelled with ADHD and the stereotypes of the condition. This in itself can cause worry, nervousness and unease of what to expect.
Will everyone be able to see right through you?
Do they know you have ADHD just by looking at you?
Will you be treated differently?
If only there were a magic wand…
There isn’t. As far as we know, there is no cure for ADHD. BUT there are treatments available, not just medication, that can help ease the symptoms of ADHD. Ways to help you turn these negative thoughts, feelings and symptoms into something positive. To ease your mind. Take away some of the everyday stresses of living with the condition.
Ways of easing ADHD symptoms
There are a number of resources out there to make life a little easier. Making plans, using lists, reminders, diet, medication, coaching. But I want to talk to you about my speciality area: hypnotherapy.
Again, there is no cure for ADHD, but I’ve found with hypnotherapy, I can help my ADHD clients to find tranquillity and acceptance within their minds. To help them work in harmony with their mind for a significantly improved quality of life.
I don’t try to solve issues from your past. They’ve been and gone! Instead, I work with you to look at the lasting effects those issues have had. I then work with you to create an action plan to find solutions to help you live well with ADHD.
Why not send me a message to find out more, or better yet, book in for a consultation assessment here. It comes with my no-quibble money back guarantee. Should you decide not to go ahead, I’ll refund you 100% of the cost.
Get in touch now and start living your best life.