If there is one word to describe my interview with Sari, it is soothing.
Sari Solden, M.S, is a psychotherapist who has counselled adults with ADHD for over 30 years. She is the author of the books, Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, Journeys Through ADDulthood, and co-author of A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD. Her areas of specialisation include women’s issues, inattentive ADHD, and the emotional consequences and healing process for adults who grew up with undiagnosed ADHD.
Sam spoke to Sari as part of the Women’s ADHD Empowerment Festival. Sari says that living with ADHD is a chronic struggle. “Take the medication to treat the symptoms but also move towards acceptance of your whole self and do not discount the pain and suffering as they form the whole of you and knowing your brain”. We discussed that people with ADHD tends to have a distorted sense of self of how we view ourselves and what this means is when we work towards embracing our new identity following a diagnosis, you can’t do this alone. You need to work with someone who values you, champions you, and can help you move towards your own meaningful goals.
About ADHD Girls
ADHD Girls is a company with a dual mission to empower girls and women with ADHD to thrive in society and to improve societal understanding of neurodiversity through intersectional lens – taking into account the broad spectrum of our identities that make us humans.
Powered by personal lived experiences of ADHD, we work to destigmatise ADHD and support ADHDers via:
🌟 Needs-based Support: Personal and professional development workshops for ADHDers;
🌟 Advocacy: Producing thought-provoking digital awareness campaigns and events to destigmatise ADHD;
🌟 Neurodiversity training: Running neurodiversity awareness session within education and work settings to improve cultural understanding of neurodivergence and providing best practice approach to support ADHDers