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
306 | Creativity Heals with Roxanne Jarrett
There is healing power in being creative as Eric's guest, Roxanne Jarrett, can testify. Roxanne is a singer and coach who performs in five languages and provides one on one intensive services to help creatives with ADHD finish their dream projects. As an arts educator, she facilitates workshops on various subjects, including acting, videography, writing, Shakespearean language, and authentic relating. Roxanne is living proof of the healing power of creativity. She practiced multiple art disciplines to heal from PTSD and no longer meets the criteria for that diagnosis.   Roxanne shares her journey of being a gifted child and the loneliness of being different. Being in high school at age twelve, college at sixteen and feeling overwhelmed and unequipped to handle the day to day struggles. Getting creative with how she studied got her through the next three years, and she graduated in four years on the Dean's list. Listen as she speaks about grad school, her stress level and finally breaking down and being hospitalized.   Roxanne speaks about being homeless because she fell into severe depression, how blessed she feels to have been exposed to art therapies and creativity, and why she decided to make creativity her primary recovery practice. She believes that creativity doesn't just build your self-esteem; it helps you maintain it. Roxanne shares that taking an idea from your mind and bringing it into the world by your hand is tangible proof of your value. Even though Roxanne has faced many challenges, she has learned to see the beauty of those experiences. Can getting creative help you on your journey with ADHD? This conversation will show you the possibilities so relax and listen and hear. You'll Learn: [02:41] Roxanne, welcome to the show! [03:32] Roxanne shares her journey from being a gifted child feeling lost to the success she has now. [07:10] She chats about getting noticed by a teacher for her singing voice and how life-changing that was. [09:43] Roxanne started high school at age 12 and by 16 she was leaving home to go away to college. [11:55] She speaks about almost failing out of college her first year but the desire to stay caused her to get resourceful and creative to bring her grades up and graduate.  [12:53] Did you go to any parties or where you totally focused on academics? [13:34] Roxanne shares how she organized her second year of college so that she didn't have the same challenges as the first year. [16:15] Roxanne and Eric discuss the similarities in their college experiences. [23:58] Roxanne continued to improve in college and graduated in 4 years on the Dean's list and went to grad school. [25:57] She got a master's in educational theater at NYU, directed a children's theater, worked as a researcher for the university, and started making. [27:10] How was your stress level during this time? Did you have a breakdown? [28:35] Roxanne shares falling into a deep depression after grad school and her self esteem bottoming out. [30:41] She chats about the fear she buried after being kidnapped by a teacher when she was in high school. [35:35] Roxanne speaks about being hospitalized at 25 and how that finally helped her start the healing process. She finally felt like she had hope. [40:30] She talks about being in and out of recovery therapy for many years, once she found drama therapy she learned how to speak up for herself. [43:27] Do you have a small voice telling you that you are not good enough? [45:11] Roxanne wants anyone who is feeling unfulfilled or depressed to get creative by any means necessary, find what brings you joy. [46:15] Taking an idea from your mind and bringing it into the world by your own hand is tangible proof of your value. [48:44] What do you say to someone who says I am not a creative person? [53:04] You can write and create from happiness, it might look different but it can be done. [54:55] How do you help people with ADHD finish projects?  [57:10] Roxanne says that a lot of people with ADHD need ongoing support and accountability. [1:02:06] Roxanne sings a part of "Simple Gifts" for us. [1:02:46] Thank you so much, Roxanne, for being on the show!  [1:06:49] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at Find Roxanne | | Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: 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 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 . ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to 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 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, .  
305 | Aggie Mastermind - Phone and Text Communications
Welcome to episode 305 of ADHD reWired a mastermind session with your host Eric and a panel featuring Roxy, Tina, and Will. Aggie is in the hot seat, talking about expectations around communication and establishing boundaries around her need for it. She also wants to set boundaries when it comes to her phone and other areas daily so that she feels more productive and less stressed.   The group discuss Aggies issues with replying to texts with an affirmative to meet up with friends later but then not making it or being late. She chats about how people's expectations of her make her feel like a failure because she can't live up to them even though she tries.   Have you ever wanted to turn your phone off and be unreachable? Listen in as they talk about the habits they all have around their phones and how in the moment you can be when your phone is off. Aggie speaks about not paying attention when texting someone back and giving them the wrong information, not remembering events that are texted to her, and maybe trying to add the events to her calendar consistently.    Do you have trouble with communication? Are you on time for commitments? Listen to this fantastic conversation, and see if any of this sounds like you or someone you know. These mastermind sessions are a great way to get thoughts and insights from your peers on issues that you might think only affect you. Take notes, phone a friend, or just sit back and plugin but you won't want to miss this episode.     You'll Learn: [02:08] The mastermind today will be with Aggie. [03:03] Aggie tells us what she wants help with. [04:25] What other should be we know about? [06:04] Do you feel like there have been changes with communication since your mastermind a year ago? [08:13] They discuss her scheduled social interaction and what happens with it. [09:10] What questions do you all have, Roxy, Tina or Will? [09:50] Aggie says when the request is immediately she is more successful with going. [11:13] Roxy wants Aggie to expand on the expectations of others and the challenges. [13:40] Do you feel shame when you don't return calls or texts? [15:00] Aggie discusses being late and her friends being upset because it always happens. [16:48] Can you have people in your life that you feel comfortable having a conversation about your struggles? [18:11] Will speaks about the issues that Aggie has been having. [20:38] Do you like the feeling of being off the and no one can get a hold of you? [21:57] They discuss having automatic messages saying when you will return calls. [26:41] The group chats about their phone habits and when they turn them off. [29:17] Do you sleep at night? Do you get texts when you are asleep? Yes, you can make it so that people can't contact you at certain times. [31:23] Aggie discusses what time would be a great time to not have her phone on. [32:44] Where do you find your cellphone helpful as a tool? [34:04] Roxy talks about the wallpaper on her phone that says, "Why are you here?" [36:10] Will speaks about how he uses his phone and the roadblocks he uses. [37:43] Aggie in what way are you being distracted by your phone? [40:01] Have you ever messed up a reply when texting someone because you weren't paying attention? [44:20] You can add events on your text directly to your calendar, do you do that consistently? [48:04] Roxy adds her insight to texting and it not being casual anymore. She also speaks to a failproof way of communication for Aggie. [50:58] Aggie chats about taking a pause before replying to text messages. [52:44] Roxy tells Aggie what she used to do to cover the face of her phone so she couldn't see messages. [53:28] Will talks about his Apple watch and how that has helped him when viewing and replying to text messages. [55:05] How often do you get long texts from people? Do you send long texts? [59:01] Finding Aggie a spot to text from, so she has to go there to text. [1:00:51] Maybe only using your computer when replying so that you can schedule for more than just a day. [1:01:46] Any other commitments you want to share right now? [1:02:08] I hope this was helpful to you, Aggie, and I hope it was helpful to you, the listeners. [1:02:54] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: 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 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 . ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to 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 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, .  
304 | December Q & A with Brendan Mahan and Will Curb
This is our monthly Q & A session with guests Brendan Mahan and Will Curb. We are taking questions from you the listener about situations that you want to talk through. It doesn't matter if it's personal or professional, we are here to give you our perspective and see if we can help you find some answers.  Our first question is from a listener who has been struggling to get a professional diagnose of what she believes is ADHD. She keeps getting the runaround and is asking for advice on where to go from here. Vanessa wants tips for dealing with avoidance issues when it comes to her work and financial habits, and another listener is asking what they should be looking for in an ADHD coach and what they should expect once they find one.  Daniel wants to find out what he can do when he lacks the motivation to get things done, why sleep is so important, and getting tested for sleep apnea. Emily's question is what can she do with her history of unfinished projects, and Ben has a question about how marijuana and alcohol affect people with ADHD. Another listener asks the panel how to stay focused on a project once the new wears off. We cover a wide range of topics, and we provide some creative takeaways no matter what stage you're in with your diagnosis. Listen in as we not only discuss your questions but also the struggle we still have dealing with our ADHD. Your Resources: You'll Learn: [02:04] Welcome to the show Brendan and Will for our monthly Q & A. [02:33] Listener talks about trying to get diagnosed and having issues with professionals that don't have any knowledge of ADHD. [03:45] They suggest she get a second opinion and still do the management techniques. [06:03] What is causing you to down an ADHD diagnosis? What are your challenges? [07:01] How long have you suspected you have ADHD? [07:17] The challenges of just starting college is something they give some feedback on. [09:42] Vanessa's question is around tips for dealing with avoidance issues with her work habits, she explains. [12:21] Eric is asking the panel, who of you have ever felt this way? [13:33] They talking about and discussing some core issues. [14:15] In regards to your finances, what have you put into place to help you? [15:49] The next question is what should I look for in an ADHD coach and what should I expect once I have one? [16:13] Will says it depends on how old you are and where you are in your life because that makes a difference. They talk about the credentials you should look for. [18:06] They talk about the ways to find a coach that works for you and the personality that you might work best with. [24:24] We are back with Vanessa once she finished what Eric asked her to do. [27:24] Daniel wants help with a lack of motivation to do things he needs to do and wants to do. [27:45] Eric gives a rundown on ADHD and motivation. [29:50] What is your need for stimulation? Are you low energy or high energy? [31:28] They discuss his lack of sleep and how important it is for people with ADHD to get rest. [37:32] How would you feel if you looked back on your life 30 years from now and know that you wanted to make changes but didn't. [39:46] Emily says that her life is a series of unfinished projects, what can she do? [41:01] Eric addresses this with her. [45:46] How long have you had boxes in your home? How long has it been since you moved? [51:40] Ben has a question about how alcohol and pot affect ADHD. [52:13] Eric says that the current research doesn't now encourage the use of marijuana to manage ADHD symptoms; he gives details. [55:48] A listener has a question around the hyperfocus of starting something new and then getting tired of it as the new wears off. [58:19] Can you set yourself up so that you are doing more than one thing at a time? [1:01:47] They discuss planning breaks, do a project, and then give yourself a time frame for time off. [1:05:08] We do this every 2nd week of the month with Will and Brendan. [1:06:38] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: 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 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 . ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to 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 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, .  
303 | Kyle Taking The Next Step
Eric's guest on this episode of ADHD reWired is Kyle. Kyle is a nineteen, born and raised near Vancouver British Columbia and was diagnosed with ADHD, an attentive type in June of 2019. Since his diagnosis, he has learned a lot about himself, how ADHD affects him and many great and not so great things that life has to offer. He is on the show for some coaching and assistance from Eric about the choices he needs to make and how ADHD can affect his future. Kyle discusses his childhood, pivotal moments growing up, and how school was always easy for him. He speaks about being diagnosed with ADHD as a senior, then realizing he could see himself in the way his dad did things and how he talked to him about getting tested for ADHD. He also tells us about partying in 10th grade, how it affected his classes, and how marijuana helped and hindered his ADHD. He also talks about his friend dying right in front of him and how it was his wake up call that something needed to change. What is your action plan to make college happen? This is a question Eric asks because Kyle wants to go to college, but right now, he is not financially able. They discuss asking his parents for money, getting student loans, and the pros and cons of both. Kyle doesn't like to ask for help, but to make this dream come true, he is going to have to do something. Eric talks to him about making the plan and following through, whatever that might look like. Listen to this fantastic conversation, and see if any of this sounds like you or someone you know. Once you have an action plan and the process, it doesn't seem so overwhelming. If you are not happy with your job prospects straight out of high school, ask for help, and take the next step in your education like Eric is encouraging Kyle to do. Take notes, phone a friend, or just sit back and plugin but you won't want to miss this episode. You'll Learn: [01:39] Kyle, welcome to the show! [02:40] He is looking for some coaching and advice about what he wants to do with his life. [04:31] Kyle talks about his childhood and some of the pivotal things that have occurred in his life. [07:05] How was a school for you growing up? [08:26] Kyle speaks about what he did when school got too hard and how he handled it. [09:43] He tells us that in grade 10 he started partying and when he stopped doing homework. [11:16] Did your parents provide structure for you growing up? [12:42] Kyle discusses telling his parents and siblings they need to get tested for ADHD. [15:39] In 10th grade did your grades decline? [16:43] He chats about how marijuana affected his ADHD both the good and the bad. [18:37] Kyle talks about a traumatic event that happened to him this last year. [19:48] Did the realization of your mortality wake you up? [25:56] Kyle says that he wants to go back to school, but the cost of living is so high that he can't work part-time and survive financially. [27:06] Have you started saving money while you are working? [27:35] Are your parents not able to help you with college? Have you thought about student loans? [28:50] Kyle speaks about not wanting to ask his parents for money to help him. [30:01] How are you with asking for help in general? [31:15] Did your parents go to college? Would you be the first one in your family to get a degree? [32:21] He chats about his extended family. [34:30] He talks to Eric about the homework Eric assigned him to do before the podcast. [36:38] What are your earning prospects at your current job? What is the highest earning potential? [39:34] Kyle tells what his go-to response is too tricky situations? [42:34] He wants to work with people and help them through situations he has been through. They discuss his whycue. [47:00] Eric talks to Kyle about college and how to save money, time, and career choices. [48:45] Kyle tells us he is always trying to find ways to save money. [51:34] What actions do you need to do to make visiting colleges possible? [52:17] They discuss his action plan to make college possible in his future. [57:05] You have been talking about one school, what are the other options? [58:22] What about online courses? Have you ever taken one? [59:35] What are all the helping professions in the area you live in? [1:01:00] Kyle says he has a cousin that has a degree in social work, so Eric says to message her. [1:02:27] Now that you messaged her, how does it feel? Do you feel empowered? [1:04:34] They review the action steps and go through each one to see the objective. [1:07:01] Eric encourages Kyle to take the next step and move forward. [1:09:23] Can you make school your full-time job? [1:10:44] When will you take the following action step and call to set up an appointment with the college? [01:11:34] Eric asks Kyle to contact him later today and let him know what he found out. [01:12:49] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: 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 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 . ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to 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 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, .  
302 | Mastermind Session with Will Curb: Deciding What To Offer
Welcome to the second mastermind session of ADHD reWired. Will Curb is in the hot seat this episode discussing his podcast with Roxy, Tina, Aggie, and of course, Eric. A mastermind session is where we have one person bring a topic that they want some help with, and everyone in the group will give their insight to help them with that particular topic. The group today will discuss Will's question of where he should be, how he can figure out his trajectory for 2020. He is thinking that just having the podcast isn't enough. He feels like he could do more to monetize the podcast, but he doesn't want it to appear like he is in this only for the money. Do people appreciate a service more if they spend money on it? This is Will's conundrum. What can I do to grow the podcast in 2020? Eric and the mastermind group talk about how great the podcast is and share their ideas on how Will can do this and let him know that the podcast is doing great. They discuss the reviews on the podcast and relay how much people are relying on what he says about ADHD to help them with their diagnosis. They also chat about doing a content calendar for all the topics that Will wants to use for his podcasts in the new year. This mastermind episode is all about helping Will to see ways to grow his listeners and grow the content of his podcast. Listen in as the group gives him valuable advice, fantastic ideas, and offers to help him in any way they can. If you have never listened to Will's podcast the link is below, if you are a fan, please let him know what you would like to hear about in the coming year. Links: You'll Learn: [02:19] Welcome to the second mastermind episode. [03:35] Will describes what he is wanting help with. [06:15] Eric chats about head junk around money. [07:41] How would you figure out if people would pay for your service? [08:32] They open the floor to the mastermind for their response. [09:28] How do you self assess what you have done so far? [12:20] Eric says he should get a group to listen to his podcast and let him know how good it is. [13:34] Are you getting reviews on your podcast? [16:51] Eric pulled up Will's podcast to read the to help Will. [19:10] Will are you enjoying creating the podcast? [20:23] Will speaks about the numbers related to his podcast and how many downloads he gets per week. [22:42] Aggie gives her input to Will about what he is doing. [25:01] Will wants to know how he can grow the podcast in 2020. [25:08] Eric gives his ideas on how to improve Will's podcast. [27:02] They discuss the tools that some people need to manage their ADHD. [29:23] Do you have a way for people to call in or questions they may have? [31:34] They speak about Will's dry sense of humor and how great that is. [33:13] What would it look like to have a tutorial about the tools and would you want to collaborate? [34:37] a content calendar, it will help you coordinate your topics for the year. [36:44] Will talks about a calendar tool and how to effectively put things into it. [38:38] Do you think people are looking for how to use the tool? Maybe do an episode on the tool you use then have other people talk about the one they use. [41:34] What tools are you going to use to create the content for this? [44:15] One of Will's goals this past year was to finish all of the courses he signed up for. [47:37] Are there questions you are afraid to ask around technology? [51:30] Managing your systems is a topic Will wants to explore. [53:00] Eric thinks the should get into neuroscience like talking about dopamine and ADHD. [54:15] If you keep your focus very narrow, you will have the most credibility. [58:07] They discuss the next action steps for Will to take. [1:01:18] Eric gives him audio hacks. [1:02:13] Planning a project is the first step. [1:02:47] Tina thinks that Patreon is the best voting system Will can use. [1:03:41] What things do you the listeners want to hear? What do you yell at the speakers? [1:05:38] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: 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 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 . ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to 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 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, .
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2 weeks, 18 hours