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The Gift of Adult ADD: How to Transform Your Challenges & Build on Your Strengths

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If you have attention deficit disorder (ADD), you may act impulsively, daydream, and have trouble focusing, but clinical studies suggest that these same symptoms may make you exceptionally creative, intuitive, and energetic. In fact, many people with ADD claim to have become successful because of their ADD, not in spite of it.

In The Gift of Adult ADD, Lara Honos-Webb adapts the revolutionary approach first introduced in the parenting book The Gift of ADHD to the lives of adults with ADD. Instead of focusing on your weaknesses, this book shows you how to transform symptoms into strengths to improve your relationships, job performance, parenting skills, and overall quality of life. You'll also read inspiring stories of real people with ADD who have become successful in part because of their ability to meet the challenges of ADD and make the most of its gifts.

Lara Honos-Webb shows us how the demands of a global and digital culture may make the signature traits of ADD-inventiveness, need for stimulation, and interpersonal intuition-in high demand.

-Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind

If you have ADD and have been looking for the meaning of your struggles, this book will change your life. You will see, beyond doubt, that it's time to stop patching up your weaknesses and start learning about your many gifts.

-Carol Adrienne, Ph.D., author of The Purpose of Your Life

Honos-Webb's book is a wonderful guidebook for optimistic living. What one chooses to focus on grows, and Honos-Webb has provided the framework for others to learn this important philosophy. It is especially important for those with ADHD to embrace the positive side of their personalities.

-Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, Ph.D., author of Making the Grade with ADD and 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD

In her newest book, Honos-Webb builds on the core principles of her previous work to show how adults with ADD can find fulfilling and rewarding lives by being who they are. 'Find what you love and are good at, and let that guide you,' she advises, offering real-life stories of people who have done just that. In this inspiring book, Honos-Webb provides a host of specific activities to help adults with ADD use self-reflection, insight, and creativity to address weaknesses without letting those weaknesses overshadow their strengths and talents. The Gift of Adult ADD is a welcome addition to the growing body of literature that shows how to go beyond limiting-and misleading-diagnostic labels.

-Barbara Probst, MSW, LCSW, author of When the Labels Don't Fit

A revolutionary, paradigm-shifting book that will undoubtedly change the way we think about ADD. Honos-Webb's contribution is a gift, providing no-nonsense strategies and inspiring examples of how to transform apparent deficits into strengths and assets.

-Kelly Howell, president, Brain Sync

Talk about a gift! This book will be a true gift for anyone with ADD. While it can be discouraging to live with ADD, Honos-Webb's wise and helpful book will show readers how to use their ADD to improve their relationships and work lives. She then goes on to identify and explain the five specific gifts that adult ADD brings. This wonderful book has the power to transform the life and consciousness of anyone dealing with ADD.

-Mira Kirshenbaum, author of When Good People Have Affairs, Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay, and Everything Happens for a Reason

Are you ready to let this precious volume transform you, your world, and your 'adult attention deficit disorder'? Here is a gift that can be magical and life changing, both for you and your 'adult attention deficit disorder.'

-Alvin R. Mahrer, Ph.D., professor emeritus at the University of Ottawa, author of The Manual of Optimal Behaviors

Synopsis:

This book about living well with adult ADD is all about shifting perspectives. Not only does it offer insights into life with ADD, but it also works to shift the reader's vision of themselves. The book helps readers by encouraging them to see their ADD symptoms as gifts rather than pointless afflictions. In addition, the approach taps into the positive psychology revolution by offering guidelines for building on strengths rather than excessive focus on patching up weaknesses. The Gift of Adult ADD reviews the sweeping cultural changes of globalization and the technology of the digital age and how the gifts of ADD provide an almost perfect match for the demands of these cultural changes. In addition to job performance, domains such as interpersonal relationships, parenting, creativity, and connection to the environment are covered.

Synopsis:

From a best-selling author and ADD expert, The Gift of Adult ADD helps adults with ADD focus on the positive traits of this condition and offers effective strategies for managing some of the challenges that often come with the different set of perspectives that are shared by people with ADHD.

Synopsis:

In the second edition of The Gift of ADHD, Lara Honos-Webb offers strategies for shifting parents' understanding of their child's attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to focus on the positive traits of this diagnosis. The book also provides step-by-step cognitive behavioral exercises for helping children function effectively and improving the parent-child relationship.

Synopsis:

As a parent, you already know that your child has many gifts. What you may not know is that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) related symptoms—the very qualities that lead him or her to act out and distract others—may be among them.

This second edition of The Gift of ADHD includes compelling new research indicating that the impulses that lead your child to act exuberantly may correspond with unusual levels of creativity and a heightened capacity for insight into the feelings and emotions of others. Could it be that ADHD is not a hindrance, but an asset in our fast-paced digital age?

ADHD expert Lara Honos-Webb presents the evidence for this revolutionary concept and explains how you can help your child develop control over inattentive, hyperactive behavior and enhance the five gifts of ADHD: creativity, attunement to nature, interpersonal intuition, energetic enthusiasm, and emotional sensitivity. Filled with easy skill-building activities you and your child can do together, this book will help your child transform problematic symptoms into strengths, then build the self-esteem they need to let those gifts shine.

Synopsis:

If you have attention deficit disorder (ADD), you may act impulsively, daydream, and have trouble focusing, but clinical studies suggest that these same symptoms may make you exceptionally creative, intuitive, and energetic. In fact, many people with ADD claim to have become successful because of their ADD, not in spite of it.

In The Gift of Adult ADD, Lara Honos-Webb adapts the revolutionary approach first introduced in the parenting book The Gift of ADHD to the lives of adults with ADD. Instead of focusing on your weaknesses, this book shows you how to transform symptoms into strengths to improve your relationships, job performance, parenting skills, and overall quality of life. You'll also read inspiring stories of real people with ADD who have become successful in part because of their ability to meet the challenges of ADD and make the most of its gifts.

About the Author

Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Walnut Creek, CA. She is author of The Gift of ADHD, The Gift of ADHD Activity Book, Listening to Depression, and more than twenty-five scholarly articles. Her work has been featured in Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and many newspapers across the country. She has appeared on national radio and television programs. Honos-Webb specializes in the treatment of ADHD, depression, and the psychology of pregnancy and motherhood and speaks regularly on these topics. She completed a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, and has been an assistant professor teaching graduate students. For more information about Honos-Webb and her work, please visit visionarysoul.com.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781572245655
Author:
Honos Webb, Lara
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Author:
Honos-Webb, Lara
Author:
Shannon, Scott
Subject:
Learning disabilities
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychopathology - Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD--ADHD)
Subject:
Attention-deficit disorder in adults
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
attention deficit disorder,add,the gift of adhd,adults with add,people with add
Subject:
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, adhd symptoms, the gift of adhd, adhd expert
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , This book about living well with adult ADD is all about shifting perspectives. Not only does it offer insights into life with ADD, but it also works to shift the reader's vision of themselves. The book helps readers by encouraging them to see their ADD symptoms as gifts rather than pointless afflictions. In addition, the approach taps into the positive psychology revolution by offering guidelines for building on strengths rather than excessive focus on patching up weaknesses. The Gift of Adult ADD reviews the sweeping cultural changes of globalization and the technology of the digital age and how the gifts of ADD provide an almost perfect match for the demands of these cultural changes. In addition to job performance, domains such as interpersonal relationships, parenting, creativity, and connection to the environment are covered.
"Synopsis" by ,
From a best-selling author and ADD expert, The Gift of Adult ADD helps adults with ADD focus on the positive traits of this condition and offers effective strategies for managing some of the challenges that often come with the different set of perspectives that are shared by people with ADHD.
"Synopsis" by ,
In the second edition of The Gift of ADHD, Lara Honos-Webb offers strategies for shifting parents' understanding of their child's attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to focus on the positive traits of this diagnosis. The book also provides step-by-step cognitive behavioral exercises for helping children function effectively and improving the parent-child relationship.
"Synopsis" by ,

As a parent, you already know that your child has many gifts. What you may not know is that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) related symptoms—the very qualities that lead him or her to act out and distract others—may be among them.

This second edition of The Gift of ADHD includes compelling new research indicating that the impulses that lead your child to act exuberantly may correspond with unusual levels of creativity and a heightened capacity for insight into the feelings and emotions of others. Could it be that ADHD is not a hindrance, but an asset in our fast-paced digital age?

ADHD expert Lara Honos-Webb presents the evidence for this revolutionary concept and explains how you can help your child develop control over inattentive, hyperactive behavior and enhance the five gifts of ADHD: creativity, attunement to nature, interpersonal intuition, energetic enthusiasm, and emotional sensitivity. Filled with easy skill-building activities you and your child can do together, this book will help your child transform problematic symptoms into strengths, then build the self-esteem they need to let those gifts shine.

"Synopsis" by ,

If you have attention deficit disorder (ADD), you may act impulsively, daydream, and have trouble focusing, but clinical studies suggest that these same symptoms may make you exceptionally creative, intuitive, and energetic. In fact, many people with ADD claim to have become successful because of their ADD, not in spite of it.

In The Gift of Adult ADD, Lara Honos-Webb adapts the revolutionary approach first introduced in the parenting book The Gift of ADHD to the lives of adults with ADD. Instead of focusing on your weaknesses, this book shows you how to transform symptoms into strengths to improve your relationships, job performance, parenting skills, and overall quality of life. You'll also read inspiring stories of real people with ADD who have become successful in part because of their ability to meet the challenges of ADD and make the most of its gifts.

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