The Cyclic Nature of Female ADHD
ADHD is becoming more and more understood as a neurodivergence, however what is still not being widely recognised is the link between what ADHD looks and feels like for women and girls, because of their hormonal cycle.
I’m so thankful to today’s guest Adele Wimsett for sharing her personal journey of discovering her ADHD, and for educating us so we can have more awareness for ourselves and people around us.
Today’s guest Adele Wimsett is a Women’s Health Practitioner & Cyclical Living Expert. With a background of working with children with complex needs and diagnosed ADHD herself, she is keen to raises awareness about how females are affected by ADHD. Having co-authored the book Essential Feminine Wisdom, she is passionate about educating women & girls on how to harness the power of their cyclical nature. From Menarche to Menopause, Adele bridges the woo & the science, supporting women to balance their hormones naturally and is passionate about speaking on all things menstrual education! Adele is also a Certified First Moon Circle Facilitator and a Mentor on our facilitator training course – lucky us!
tune in to hear:
What ADHD is and how standard diagnosis is based on boys.
The lost girls who slip through the cracks and why diagnosing females takes years.
How women commonly experience ADHD and how this shifts across puberty, the menstrual cycles and menopause
How to support your hormonal experience of ADHD
Getting help as a woman with ADHD when medical practitioners don’t understand the gender differences.
connect with Adele:
Connect with Adele on Instagram @harmoniseyou and find out more about Adele’s work at www.harmoniseyou.co.uk
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