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Eric Tivers

Host of ADHD reWired
Eric Tivers licensed clinical social worker, coach, podcaster, speaker, consultant and entrepreneur. He is also the host of the ADHD reWired podcast.
Recent episodes featuring Eric Tivers
284 | I'm not Broken, I'm Different (part 1) with Geneviève Sévigny
ADHD reWired
There is a fine line between feeling broken and feeling different. Today’s guest is Geneviève Sévigny, who was recently re-diagnosed with ADHD. She has been struggling with how to connect to her friends and ways that she can discuss her symptoms with them.  This is a 2-part episode chock full of ways that you can approach well-meaning friends and acquaintances when they say things that set you on edge. Geneviève is open and honest about her struggles and beliefs and the conversation was so seamless that we went way over the normal span of an episode. Get ready to dig into the beliefs you have about your diagnosis and how it affects your life. We also discuss some of the internal conversations we have with ourselves and how our self-talk affects our relationships and worldview. Geneviève shares her struggles in the hope that others feel less alone and can learn from her experience. You won’t want to miss this 2-part episode. Your Resources: Totally ADD with Rick Green Brene Brown You’ll Learn: [01:53] Welcome back to the show as we discuss the feeling of brokenness. [04:27] How do you stop feeling like you’re broken and lazy? [10:25] What are some ways to discuss the symptoms with friends without frustration? [16:26] Ways to respond when friends say, “I do that too!” [28:25] Back from the break and working to understand ourselves and our gifts. [33:59] We discuss the implications of, “It’s not me, it’s my ADHD.”  [42:12] Geneviève shares why the French think of ADHD as lunacy. [48:30] What sucks more than ADHD? Brain injuries! [50:53] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 18th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are coming soon.  ArC 18 Summer Sessions run Oct 4 – Dec 20.  Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more. You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity Q&A Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/events Want to be a guest? Hey! What about you? Do you have a story? Are you a coach? Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.
283 | July Q&A
ADHD reWired
Brendan and I are back for July’s Q&A session! The goal of these Q&A sessions is to allow you, the listener, a chance to submit questions and situations for us to help talk you through and mastermind. It doesn’t matter if the issue is personal or professional, sometimes you just need to talk it through and look at it from a different perspective. Our questions this month range from how to get “unfrozen” when making decisions to medications to questions on coaching styles. The questions were in-depth this month and Brendan and I really dig in to help answer your questions. As usual, if you’ve been dealing with problematic ADHD symptoms, then you need to listen to this episode. Please note that when we discuss medications, we can only address personal experience. Anytime you are prescribed a medication, you should reach out to your provider regarding your symptoms and experiences. Not all medications are effective for all people. There are a variety of options and you’ll need individual help to determine which medications are right for you. This Q&A covered a wide range of topics and we provide some fantastic takeaways no matter what stage you’re in with your diagnosis. Listen in as we not only discuss your questions but also struggle with our own flare ups! Lack of sleep and competing priorities is problematic for everyone, but when you have ADHD it’s worse! (just ask Brendon!) Your Resources: Purpose Driven Life by Pastor Rick Warren ADHD Essentials Podcast with Brendan Mahan ADHD reWired Episode 118: Could it Be Bipolar Disorder? with Dr. Roberto Olivardia You’ll Learn: [02:34] Welcome back! This is the July Q&A session. [05:48] Julie needs to learn how to break out of the frozen zone and make decisions. [15:10] Daniel needs some help figuring out his medication times. [23:39] Back from the break and responding to a question about managing dual diagnoses. [27:36] How can you focus on the positives in the midst of failure?  [33:50] Is group coaching comparable to 1:1 coaching?  [42:43] How do you motivate yourself to get up and go when you have several responsibilities? [46:42] Welcome Diane to the show! She asked a live question about overcoming sleep procrastination. [56:22] How do you break big projects down into smaller steps so that you get them done?  [1:03:21] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity Q&A Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/events Want to be a guest? Hey! What about you? Do you have a story? Are you a coach? Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.
282 | Mastermind Session: Doing Stuff You Don't Feel Like Doing - Madeline
ADHD reWired
Welcome back to another mastermind episode. Today we have Madeline in the hot seat as we work through the issues she has been facing with getting more done and having productive free time. We discuss ways that she can get more done while still playing video games but also doing things in her free time that restore and rejuvenate not just kill time. This mastermind begins with a discussion on how to break through and do the I don’t wanna’s, ways to help Madeline do her chores, study and how “I’ll do it later” is just a lie we tell ourselves. They talked about what they feel like when they think I don’t wanna, is it resentment because you have to do it?  Is there guilt because you feel the resentment? Madeline is given some great advice in this mastermind! Listen in and learn some fantastic tips to manage your I don’t wannas, learn to rewrite the script in your head and make the I don't wannas into a positive outcome.. You’ll Learn: [02:04] Welcome back! Madeline is in the hot seat on this episode. [02:16] Everyone is introduced by Eric. [03:04] Madeline tells us what she wants to Mastermind today. [03:58] Has Madeline done research on whether play is part of productivity?  [05:26] Does anyone feel rejuvenated after using technology?  [12:27] Madeline talks about how she likes to do non productive things first thing in the morning. [25:49] We are back from the break and dive into working through the transitions of I don’t wanna’s. [27:51] What video game has Madeline played that does make her feel good? [32:52] We now shift to how to be more productive and how to beat the I don’t wannas. [32:58] What are Madeleines key I don’t wannas that she is struggling with? [35:17] What chore does she do that when it is done she it makes her feel really good? [42:02] How can we help Madeline do her chores like drying dishes, scooping kitty litter and decluttering her desk? [46.38] Stopping the I’ll do it later syndrome. [54:19] Is there a degree of opposition when someone asks you to do something? [55:58] Madleine needs to learn new scripts in her mind and use scripts to do it. [58:24] What's the equivalent of wiggling the pinkie finger for the tasks you don't wanna do? [1:03:12] How is accountability brought into the situation? [1:09:29] After listening to what has been discussed, what things does Madeleine think she can commit to? [1:11:17] Final thoughts? [1:12:27] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity Q&A Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/events Want to be a guest? Hey! What about you? Do you have a story? Are you a coach? Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.
281 | Mastermind Session - Communication and Relationships
ADHD reWired
Welcome back to another mastermind episode. Today’s hot seat member is Derek and we work through the issues he has been facing with communication and relationships. We discuss a variety of topics ranging from moving your internal conversation to an external one, and establishing strong and appropriate communication boundaries.  This mastermind starts off with a discussion on appropriate conversation lengths and topics. Derek shares an issue he has with his unwillingness to limit his conversations to an appropriate amount of time. A lot of times he relies on his wife to pull him out of conversations that have gone over the acceptable social timeframe. Learn the groups’ tips and tricks on how to limit your conversation. This led into a conversation about boundaries and appropriate tactics for addressing conflict in relationships. Learn how to keep hard conversations from becoming catastrophic events by regularly expressing grievances in a controlled manner. Keeping things in only leads to having harder conversations later. Derek is given some amazing advice in this mastermind! You wont want to miss the references to Brene Brown’s book as the tips are very actionable. Listen in and learn some fantastic tips to manage your boundaries and communication in a variety of relationships. Your Resources Rising Strong by Brene Brown Melissa Orlov ADHD reWired Episode 59: ADHD and Marriage You’ll Learn: [01:16] Welcome back! Derek is in the hot seat on this episode. [02:18] Derek shares the topics he needs to mastermind. [03:06] What does Derek mean by wanting his “true” feelings to be known? [08:19] Does Derek have relationships where he can interact unfiltered?  [10:54] What is guiding his interactions? What is his internal monologue?  [14:37] Learn tips on how to exit a conversation. [22:48] We are back from the break and dive into boundaries, bad conversations, and medication. [27:02] When do the hard conversations happen and how often does Derek let things roll off of him?  [33:23] How about creating weekly check-ins to establish a space to discuss conflict? And other great tips. [42:57] Learn how to get more time together with your spouse by using your resources when you have kids on the spectrum. [49:21] Use your body as a cue to protect your boundaries.  [55:20] How Brene Brown approaches trust both for ourselves and others. [1:01:40] Always be aware of how you’re coming off to other people. [1:05:10] Roxie and Derek discuss work boundaries and their perceptions of a specific situation and how avoiding conflict creates a bigger story. [1:09:49] Derek speaks out his commitments for this mastermind and how he’ll stick to them. [1:12:48] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity Q&A Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/events Want to be a guest? Hey! What about you? Do you have a story? Are you a coach? Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.
280 | Mastermind Session - Routines, Budgeting, and coffee runs
ADHD reWired
This episode is another Mastermind episode designed to help a member work through something that has been holding them back from success. Our Mastermind hotseat participant is Roxie and she’s looking for help creating systems for remembering her priorities. We discuss various reward systems, memory enhancement tactics, and dig into the root of the problem. To frame the issue, Roxie uses her need for coffee as the catalyst for her memory concerns. She and her husband sit down every month and create a budget for their spending. Within a few minutes, hours, or days, she’ll forget everything they are working toward and make bad spending decisions. Today we dig into how to reset her memory and break the habit of rewarding herself with coffee breaks. From doing chores for coffee, to using the Starbucks rewards system, the Mastermind group gives Roxie tons of great advice. Her biggest issue we find is triggering her memory on the plans and future wants that she and her husband are saving up for. Learn how to create effective memory triggers that work in this episode. You wont want to miss the creative journaling ideas, QR code triggers, and tattoos! Your Resources Atomic Habits by James Clear Bullet Journal You’ll Learn: [01:21] Welcome back to the show and another Mastermind Session! [02:49] Roxie wants to mastermind maintaining systems on this episode of the show. [06:11] Learn how coffee represents a reward system and also a budget buster. [08:55] Additional questions about how purchasing coffee is affecting Roxie’s life and ways to approach the issue. [16:19] One strategy for curbing spending is to create barriers to spending. [23:24] How to disrupt our routine when we’re on auto-pilot. [25:10] It’s more helpful to remind yourself what you do want to do versus what you don’t want to do. [28:59] Would a point system help in the reward system? [32:28] When the issue isn’t what you do or don’t want to do but instead it’s a cycle of behavior. [34:45] Learn how order is the number one thing Roxie wants her day to revolve around, and that can be used to curb the forgetfulness. [38:09] Could journaling help? Learn more after the break. [44:46] Do you beat yourself up when you fall off whatever horse you’ve created? [47:16] How can you reinforce your priorities when you make decisions in the moment? [49:55] What two phrases can help keep you on track when you have competing wants? [53:15] Can living with an enabler be overcome? What about having an external accountability partner? [56:57] Mastermind members share their tips and tricks for creating memorable reminders and Roxie responds. [1:01:51] Creating QR codes that link to videos could help with reminders! [1:04:40] The members help with additional reward tips for Roxie’s coffee habits. [1:07:35] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th.   We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity Q&A Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/events Want to be a guest? Hey! What about you? Do you have a story? Are you a coach? Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.
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Glenview, Illinois, USA
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317
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11
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1 week, 6 days