Hyper-Sensitivity and ADHD: What’s Really Going On? – 2022

with Jeff Copper, PCAC, PCC, MBA & Terry Matlen, LMSW


Ever had one of those situations where you’re just not sure why the ADHD’er in your life is reacting so strongly or taking things so personally? On the surface, it seems like they just need to lighten up. But the truth is, they may be struggling with something related to the way ADHD shows up for them. Whether it’s sensory overwhelm, emotional intensity or taking things personally, what looks like someone losing their cool or being unreasonable is often a kind of ADHD-hyper-sensitivity that some (but not all) people with ADHD experience frequently. In this session, we talk about how to understand hyper-sensitivity so we can help ADHD’ers learn to manage it.

About Jeff Copper, PCAC, PCC, MBA & Terry Matlen, LMSW

Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, is an attention coach and expert on attention issues. He founded DIG Coaching Practice and is host and founder of Attention Talk Radio and Attention Talk Video. He coaches individuals with ADD/ADHD symptoms who are seeking personal and business results by helping them realize their potential.

As someone who has had to learn to manage attention and deal with his own challenges, Jeff helps his clients understand themselves and how their minds work. To this end, Jeff developed his anatomy of attention construct to help them regain control of their attention and move past barriers. Using his anatomy of attention construct, they can achieve what they are capable of faster, with less stress, and create productive environments they need.

Jeff received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, an MBA from University of Tampa, professional designations from International Coaches Federation (ICF), Professional Association for ADHD Coaches, and certification programs at ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA) and Coaches Training Institute (CTI).

Jeff is a member of Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), Professional Association for ADHD Coaches (PAAC), and International Coach Federation (ICF).


Terry Matlen, LMSW, ACSW, an internationally recognized expert on ADHD in women, is a psychotherapist, author, consultant, and coach.

She is the author of the award-winning book, “The Queen of Distraction” and “Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD”, and runs , an international online resource serving women with ADHD, and www.QueensOfDistraction , an online coaching program for women with ADHD.

With over 25 years of experience helping women with ADHD, Terry is a sought- after presenter at conferences, webinars, and interviews. She has written hundreds of articles for various publications, including ADDitude Magazine, Attention Magazine,, and more.

She served for many years on the board of directors of ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Assoc.) and is immediate past coordinator of the E. Oakland County CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) Chapter in Michigan.

Terry has been interviewed by NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time Magazine, Glamour Magazine, and more. Follow her at,,

Terry can be reached at [email protected].

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