488 | Managing Big Emotions with Marcy Caldwell, Psy.D

On today’s show, Eric is joined by Marcy Caldwell, Psy.D!  Marcy is a psychologist, writer, and proud mom of 2, who has been helping adults with ADHD thrive in their work, relationships, and parenting for over 20 years.  She is a passionate advocate for adults with ADHD and is dedicated to helping them create environments that unlock the unique genius of their brains!   Marcy is also the founder of ADDept.org, a blog and resource for adults with ADHD, and is also the owner of Rittenhouse Psychological Services, a practice specializing in adult ADHD in the Philadelphia area. In addition, Marcy is also the creator of Meltdown to Mastery!  Learn more about Marcy and find her masterclass, Meltdown to Mastery, at ADDept.org! Are you in the Philadelphia area  Check out Rittenhouse Psychological Services!    Questions/Topics:  [00:00:57] Introducing Marcy and how she got into the world of ADHD  [00:03:31] A family with ADHD and being in the messy middle  [00:05:50] Regulatory differences between neurotypical and ADHD brains  [00:07:21] Activation, stopping, and on/off switches  [00:08:43] Three components of an ADHD experience  [00:15:32] “How do we know the difference between the emotional storms and emotional regulation challenges that are so often seen with ADHD… and the emotional storms / regulation challenges that come with other disorders, such as autism, borderline personality disorder, bi-polar, etc.?”  [00:20:11] Why does it matter to understand that an antecedent comes externally for emotional storms with ADHD compared to other differential diagnoses?  [00:22:08] How much of the emotional storms that are triggered by external events are more a trauma response vs. being organically related to ADHD?  [00:27:32] What is Meltdown to Mastery all about?  [00:30:21] Can the intentional use of distraction be a tool?  [00:32:02] A discussion on distraction vs. avoidance [00:36:31] Developing an understanding of identifying the “in-between” emotions and building conscientiousness  [00:40:35] Closing thoughts and more about Marcy  Resources & Honorable Mentions: “I believe in the power of understanding.” – Marcy  🌟 Have you heard about our Adult Study Hall Community? Go to adultstudyhall.com to join our ADHD-friendly body-doubling community! 🌟 Interested in group coaching and want to take your ADHD management to the next level? Go to coachingrewired.com to get all the up-to-date information on the upcoming season of ADHD reWired’s award-winning Coaching & Accountability groups!

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