Welcome to Distracted with Angela Lockwood.


Practical brain-boosting strategies, expert insights, and real-life stories to help busy brains thrive in the age of distraction.


Welcome to 'Distracted with Angela Lockwood', the podcast where practical meets purposeful in the pursuit of focus mastery.

Distracted is the newly released podcast by Angela Lockwood a renowned occupational therapist and author.

Angela invites you to join her to explore brain-boosting strategies, gain insights from experts, and be inspired by real-life stories of people who navigate a noisy world. Whether you are a busy executive, business owner, parent or student, distraction stops us from living the life we choose.

It’s time to explore the age of distraction and learn the art of focus with Angela and her guest experts.

Ready to reclaim your focus? Visit www.angelalockwood.com.au to connect with Angela and learn how you can thrive in the age of distraction.

 

63: Understanding Attention Deficits.

In this episode, Angela Lockwood interviews Sharon Collon, an ADHD coach and consultant, about understanding and navigating ADHD. They discuss the difference between a diagnosis of ADHD and simply being distracted, as well as the misconceptions surrounding ADHD. Sharon shares common challenges faced by individuals with ADHD and their families, and highlights the importance of honoring the strengths and unique thinking styles of those with ADHD. They also explore the connection between ADHD and entrepreneurship, the power of community support, and strategies for staying connected to oneself throughout the ADHD journey.

In this episode we cover;

✨ADHD is more than just a focus issue; it involves impairments in executive function skills such as organization, planning, and emotional regulation.

✨There are many misconceptions about ADHD, including the belief that it only affects hyperactive boys or that individuals can simply try harder to overcome it.

✨ADHD can be a source of strength and creativity, as individuals with ADHD often think differently, have good pattern recognition, and excel in urgent situations.

Supporting individuals with ADHD requires customized approaches that work with their unique brain processing systems, rather than trying to force them into neurotypical operating systems.

Building a community of individuals going through similar experiences can provide support, understanding, and opportunities to learn from each other's strengths and strategies.