Delightful Dissent - Ep. 37 - Doing things the hard way?

With Helen Read

Recorded live at 04:00 PM on Wednesday 06 October 2021

Doing things the hard way

Ever been told you're doing things the hard way? Do you feel your jaw clench when you hear a sentence beginning with "why don't you just..."?

We don't have to do everything from scratch, but solutions to complex life problems can never be one-size-fits-all. If you're significantly different from those around you this can be even harder. There can be unseen reasons why the "simple" solution isn't available to you. The direct approach to the problem might be denied to you all together.

Join Helen Read and I as we find out what it means to do things the hard way. We'll explore why "hard" is not always the same thing to different people. We'll look at the ways "good practice" can get in the way of what really works. We'll share our own experiences of finding easier ways of doing things that work for us.

Helen is a Consultant Psychiatrist and founder of ADHD Consultancy. One of the few psychiatrists with an ADHD diagnosis themselves, she takes an evidence-based, integrative approach to treatment. Helen has specific expertise in working with the Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria which so often accompanies the condition. You can find out more about her work and get in touch with her at