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Want to Get Connected with a Friend for Mutual Life Coaching? Here's How.

By August 25, 2008

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Many of you were interested in giving “Mutual Life Coaching” or peer coaching a try. If you didn’t get a chance to read the article here is the link, Partnering with an ADD Friend to Improve ADD Symptoms. If you are involved in an ADD support group, you can connect with other support group members. If you are having trouble finding a support person with whom to connect, please feel free to use our ADD / ADHD Forum to partner up with someone.

In our Forums I have set up a folder called, Partnering with a Friend. If you are interested in making a connection with another ADDer to set up daily contacts of support, please post under this folder. Feel free to tell a little about yourself and if you’d like to connect through the forum or emails or phone calls. If you don’t want to include your email in the original post, make sure you have your member profile set up to be able to receive an initial email. This way members can send you the first email privately, if you prefer.

Once you find a partner with whom you feel some compatibility, you can both decide the best way to proceed with daily contacts, either through the forum, through emails, or if you find a local ADD partner through phone calls.

Click on ADD / ADHD Forum to proceed directly to the Partnering with a Friend folder to read more.

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Comments
August 26, 2008 at 7:02 pm
(1) Laurie Siegel says:

After years of therapy with a psychiatrist
and working with a life coach, the result
has been a loss of time and money.
To work with one’s peers, is perhaps the single most effective solution. Kudos to you. Clearly, you are on to something I would like to partake in. I have tried to organize small groups in NYC. After a few weeks, members were MIA.

Laurie Siegel

August 26, 2008 at 9:56 pm
(2) add says:

Laurie,

I do hope people will connect and make a commitment to each other even if it is only for a trial period initially. A support group can make a wonderfully positive impact in one’s life, as well. I am sorry that people in your groups have had a hard time following through. Perhaps they would be better able to commit to phone contacts through this peer coaching program.

Sometimes it is easier to add a phone call to a daily routine. Once it becomes routine it won’t add extra stress to an already busy day. To make it work it really has to be incorporated into the daily routine – wake up, shower, dress, take meds (if appropriate), eat breakfast, call partner…

Warmly,
Keath

August 31, 2008 at 1:30 am
(3) fornetti says:

I do not believe this

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