ADHD Dissing the fog with cool counsellor & neurodiversity expert Shawn Smith
Counsellor, Psychotherapist and national award winning entrepreneur are only a few of Shawn’s many accomplishments, but what he does isn’t nearly as exciting as the why. Diagnosed with ADHD Inattentive Type at age 30, Shawn struggled through every level of the public education system. Prior to his diagnosis it took Shawn 4 years to finish 3 years of high school, 32 attempts to earn the 18 credits required to graduate including failing grade 10 math 4 times. Shawn has embraced his unique gifts that come by way of having ADHD Inattentive Type and specializes in helping other uniquely gifted individuals explore their passions. We talk about his journey and his devout passion here today. Enjoy!
In this episode, Peter and Shawn discuss:
:23- Intro to Shawn Smith. http://ddmacs.ca
1:54- You weren’t diagnosed until you were 30- how was that for you? What things troubled you the most?
3:27- So pre-diagnosis, what did you want to do with your life?
4:20- Did the doctors prescribe you meds, and if so, how did that go and feel?
5:28- What are your thoughts on Big Phrama ADHD Meds in the USA, or just in general even?
6:54- Other than medicine, how do you keep your brain in-check?
7:50- Tell us about your company “Don’t Dis-My-Ability Consultation Services”
9:00- In your counseling work, what types of clients do you typically take on?
9:29- How do you usually begin your conversations with parents?
10:14- On schools & educational institutions
11:24- What do you say to a kid who doesn’t want to believe, or hear that they are different?
13:17- Thank you Shawn!!
13:42- Faster Than Normal Podcast info and credits
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