Shame Free ADHD (and Anxiety!)
Mindfulness for the Rest of Us
by Rebecca Lavine, LICSW
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Pub Date 15 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 24 Oct 2022
Have you ever wondered if your thoughts about yourself were holding you back? If anxiety, or rejection sensitivity, or ADHD was pushing you toward big feelings like shame, disappointment and regret? Stop living someone else's life. Learn how to enjoy your own through mindful self-compassion. Mindfulness doesn't have to be boring and stressful. You can learn how to be more present, empowered, kind and connected. Make the healthiest possible choices for you, care for your body, and accept yourself as you are. Change your story--for good!
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Average rating from 17 members
Thanks to Netgalley and Bookbuzz.net for the ARC of this!
As someone newly diagnosed with ADHD who has always struggled with anxiety, this looked like a perfect book to read. I’m always a little wary of the kind of message that self-help might be trying to send, but this was very compassionate and easy to take in. The length was perfect for someone without much attention span, and the messaging was accepting and kind. The idea of working with what you have instead of trying to change yourself was very appreciated.
This is a really helpful and information workbook. The information is broken up into short sections which is perfect for ADHDers. It’s not dense and hard to digest either, the sections were actually written pretty conversationally rather than boring or intense. I really enjoyed this and it helped me accept a lot about myself.
A really great workbook for anyone who is neurodivergent and/or struggles with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues. Rebecca Lavine is upfront about her experiences as a clinician, and she makes it clear that not everything in this book will work for everyone. She encourages readers to take what works and leave the rest. She also emphasizes that this book is meant to be a supplement to a healthy lifestyle and mindset, not as a replacement for therapy or an encouraging community.
Throughout each section (which includes "Accurate Acceptance," "Mindfulness," "Body-Care as Self-Care," and "Shame Free ADHD and Anxiety") Lavine is compassionate, encouraging, and understanding of the difficulties and complexities that come with attempting to be mindful as someone who struggles with ADHD, anxiety, etc. I highly recommend this workbook if you are in a place where you feel okay mentally, but still want work toward even better habits and practices.
Thank you to NetGalley and Rebecca Lavine for the ARC for review.
This is a very helpful and well written self help book encouraging an awareness of self and seeing situations in a more realistic light (not coloured by subjective interpretations). It includes specific mindfulness techniques and self-care strategies to improves lives of people specifically with ADHD and anxiety. It has application for all of us and presents strategies in an accessible and readable way. I found several things helpful,and I hope to apply to my everyday practices, these include a strategy for bringing my awareness back into my body when panic threatens to sets in, and the practice of 'metta' - a mindfulness technique with which I was previously unfamiliar.'
This is a book I would recommend to anyone who wants to take back control from negative thoughts and just be the bit happier!
My thanks to Netgalley, author and publisher for the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an advance copy..
If you have someone you love with ADHD, ADD and Anxiety this is a must read. My oldest has ADHD and anxiety when I say it is tough going some days it truly is hard to understand where their mind is going. As someone with the same as my oldest I lived with the shame of having untreated ADHD and the shame I felt for not being able to perform at the same level as my siblings left me disappointed.
Shame Free ADHD will be eye opening for those who are unable to understand the reason the person or persons they deal with react and act the way they too.
Words and actions have powers that create lifelong hurt and pain some children and adults are unable to "Grow out of". This will help guide those with ADHD as well as those who work with people with ADHD. It will give readers a way to cope and no longer feeling ashamed.
Thank you to Netgalley for a Copy of Shame Free ADHD (and Anxiety!) by Rebecca Lavine
As a Scottish secondary teacher I see pupils who struggle with ADHD most days. This book has given me insights into the emotional struggles of people with ADHD and why emotional feelings might lead to impulsive discussions. There are possibilities from the techniques that I may be able to incorporate in supporting ADHD individuals. Thank you to Rebecca Lavine and NetGalley for the ARC. The views expressed are all mine, freely given.
A really positive workbook to support emotional well-being in people with ADHD. There are lots of guided activities and it would suit most people who struggle at times with accepting who they are and how ADHD impact their internal and external wellbeing. I would recommend for those in a position to do some self-development. It very clearly states that the book is not a replacement for medical or therapeutic care, which I was pleased to see as I agree completely.
It’s nice to read a self care book about ADHD that doesn’t just recommend a planner and healthy eating!
Shame Free ADHD and Anxiety
This book is written really and definitely got in mind those adults who have above. The splitting into smaller sections made it easier read and better to follow especially as someone who gets distracted alot. Really well though out non fiction read. The book teaches ways to treat fluctuating emotions that come with ADHD and anxiety disorders and helps you to recognize them.
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A really helpful book that is easy to read and understand. Having lived with someone with ADHD it gives a really good insight into what they deal with and some excellent ideas for understanding and acceptance. A book that should be read by everyone who is touched by ADHD whether themselves or someone they know.
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