When we are mired in shame it can be difficult to even believe that change is possible. Researcher Brené Brown says that shame needs 3 things to survive: silence, secrecy and judgement. And the antidote to shame is empathy. Knowing that you’re not alone, and sharing your struggle with others that get it provides a sense of belonging that allows us to begin healing from years of feeling like we are not enough. And when we know that we are enough and can be engaged in healthy striving with others who are in the journey with us, we can cultivate a more resilient spirit. Resilience is the key to thriving with ADHD. We’re all going to fall from time to time. Thriving is all about how we get back up. And with a supportive ADHD community, you don’t have to try to get back up alone.
About Eric Tivers, LCSW, MMSW
Eric Tivers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the host of ADHD reWired, the #1 rated ADHD podcast on iTunes. He’s a leader in providing intensive online, video-based coaching and accountability groups for adults with ADHD. He’s a productivity enthusiast, loves technology, and believes in living life in constant beta mode.
He loves learning and enjoys listening to podcasts and audiobooks. He’s a self-taught pianist. He loves seeing live music. And recently started playing pickleball, which is now his new favorite thing. He’s on a mission to turn as many people on to the wonderful world of podcasts, and to his podcast, ADHD reWired. Eric wants to reach as many people as possible with ADHD through his podcast so they can feel understood and so they know they are not alone.