ADHD Focusing & Motivation Strategies... That Actually Work!
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ADHD Focusing & Motivation Strategies... That Actually Work!

A Psychotherapist Specializing in ADHD who has ADHD Explains how to Turbocharge your Productivity
4.5 (30 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,175 students enrolled
Created by Alina Kislenko
Last updated 5/2017
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  • 42 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Turn on Focusing Abilities Without Medications
  • Get Motivated on Command
  • Harness their ADHD Superpowers
  • Have Routines that Turbocharge Productivity
  • Understand how ADHD Impacts Focus and Motivation
  • Decrease negative ADHD symptoms
  • Understand Your Procrastination Typology
  • Retain Learned Information
  • Study Successfully
  • Stop Self-Sabotoge
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  • You should be able to use a Mac or PC at a beginner's level

With videos filmed in Southern Italy and Veradero Cuba, follow Alina Kislenko MA, a world-trotting Canadian ADHDer and Psychotherapist, as she explains why ADHDers have trouble with focus and motivation and teaches you techniques that ACTUALLY work to solve these issues! All content is highly research based, practical, often unusual, and always entertaining and to the point (we're allergic to boredom, right?). Alina believes that ADHD is a superpower and evolutionary trait and, like any superpower, it needs to be honed and harnessed to fully become a gift rather than a curse. This course offers a certificate of completion for those who get to the end of all 8 units!

Class Units:

  • Week 1 - Why ADHDers Have trouble with focus and motivation?
  • Week 2 - Filling up the Dopamine Tank
  • Week 3 - Finding Your Procrastination Origins
  • Week 4 - The 2-Part Break for Getting Started
  • Week 5 - Fidgeting Productively & Audiobooks
  • Week 6 - Timing, Environment, & Rituals
  • Week 7 - How to Focus in Class or at Meetings
  • Week 8 - Mindfulness & Brain Dumps
Who is the target audience?
  • Adults with ADHD
  • Therapists and Coaches specializing in ADHD
  • Parents of kids with ADHD
  • Teens with ADHD
  • Partners of Adults with ADHD
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Curriculum For This Course
Use the booklet from Lecture 1 throughout the course!
8 Lectures 41:49

This week, we explore how to reliably fill your focusing and motivation tank on demand through three special categories of self-care. Psychotherapist and ADHDer Matt Goetz joins Alina to discuss this lesson. For this session, join Alina and Matt during a beautiful sunset on their rooftop patio in southern Italy.

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This week we analyze your procrastination style through a S.T.R.E.S.S. Analysis. By doing so, we learn how to tell the difference between the 6 different procrastination origins that ADHDers fall into and practical strategies to get around each one. We're in Ostuni, Italy on the rooftop terrance once again (enjoy the bird performance in the background!).

Week 3 - The S.T.R.E.S.S. Analysis for Procrastination

This week we learn the 2 part break, a fool proof (when done right!) tool to jump start motivation and productivity - nomatter how hard (or late!) that project is! This week we'll be filming both on the beach in balmy Veradero, Cuba as well as back in Italy.

Week 4 - The 2 Part Break for Productivity

For a long time, fidgeting has gotten a bad rap, but this week we learn how to integrate effective fidgeting in our lives to increase focus, follow through, and flow. We also tackle reading issues and discuss using audiobooks creatively to turbocharge comprehension. Join Alina in Italy and Cuba for this beautiful video.

Week 5 - Fidgeting & Audiobooks

This week we explore how the right timing, environment, and rituals can take you from just barely hanging on to leaving the pack in your dust.

Week 6 - Timing, Rituals, and Environments

Classes and meetings can be oh so boring when your mind's running a mile a minute and did you know there's a Yellow-Tailed Oriole roosting in that tree over there? This week, we teach you some techniques that train you to take control of your wandering mind for good. This week's video takes place in both Italy and Cuba.

Week 7 - Focusing in Class and Meetings

This week, we teach you how to do what research shows is the number one technique that increases focus - meditation! But because most ADHDers go crazy when they try, we'll show you the quick and easy Reps Method as well as share some meditations designed specifically for ADHDers. We also explore the revitalizing practice of brain dumps and how they can up your focusing game. This week takes place in both Italy and Cuba, with a small dash of Bali thrown in. 

Week 8 - Meditation & Brain Dumps
About the Instructor
Alina Kislenko
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Registered Psychotherapist at Udemy

Alina Kislenko, MA, RP is a Registered Psychotherapist and coach specializing in ADHD & Asperger’s Syndrome, who was diagnosed with both conditions herself in adulthood. She is also an international speaker, writer and founder of the ADHD & Asperger’s Centre in Guelph, ON, Canada, which she now runs with her husband Matt Goetz, a fellow therapist and ADHDer/Aspie. Alina has won several awards for her work in the field, including the Woman of Distinction Award and the Mayor’s Award. She was diagnosed with ADHD in her early 20s and sees it as a superpower that she wouldn’t give up for anything.

She lives to help others with neurodiversity learn to drive their Ferrari minds and harness their special abilities. Alina also hosts the Strange Brains Talk Radio Show about ADHD, Asperger’s and all things psychology on CFRU 93.3FM.