1. We will discover our real identities by loving and accepting ourselves.
    2. Our self-esteem will increase as we give ourselves approval daily.
    3. Fear of authority figures and the need to “people-please” will leave us.
    4. Our ability to share intimacy will grow inside us.
    5. As we face our abandonment issues, we will be attracted by strengths and become more tolerant of weaknesses.
    6. We will enjoy feeling stable, peaceful, and financially secure.
    7. We will learn how to play and have fun in our lives.
    8. We will choose to love people who can love and be responsible for themselves.
    9. Healthy boundaries and limits will become easier for us to set.
    10. Fears of failure and success will leave us, as we intuitively make healthier choices.
    11. With help from our support group, we will slowly release our dysfunctional behaviours.
    12. Gradually, with our Higher Power help, we will learn to expect the best and get it.

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For Feelings, Emotional Well-Being and Cognitive Behaviours

Location: ZOOM

Duration: 15 weeks x 2 hours and 15 minutes

Cost:

Book: $20.00 including postage for Canadian residents.

Admission Details: Contact torontowayne@gmail.com for details. This course is limited to 20 nice Adult ADHD individuals. New participants will not be admitted after the WEEK 2 meeting. 

Pathways: ADHD Toronto offer additional evidence-based courses that will help you to clarify lifelong feelings and develop a personalised self-care plan that fits your lifestyle.

For Feelings, Emotional Wellness and Inherent Cognitive Behaviours

The Compassion Course is an introspective peer-led, small-group study of habitual behaviours stemming from the individual’s early years. A checklist of anything and everything that will go wrong in life and sadly occurs far too often. The goal is to break the pattern by instilling compassion, building self-awareness, empathy, clarity, confidence and self-determination. A safe place is created by the facilitator to ensure adequate trust, comfort to express feelings, and as well as desire to open up.

A course that will help to:

  • Improve all your relationships (notably with yourself, the past, present and future; family, friends, boss, co-workers, and your strengths).
  • Become more loved, loving and lovable.
  • Improve your understanding of feelings and emotions and gain valuable insight and practice on how to process them.

To find out if the Compassion Course will be beneficial to you, review the Laundry List and Promises. If they resonate, you belong.

The Laundry List 

  • We became isolated and afraid of people and authority figures.
  • We became approval seekers and lost our identity in the process.
  • We are frightened by angry people and any personal criticism.
  • We either become alcoholics, marry them or both, or find another compulsive personality such as a workaholic to fulfill our sick abandonment needs.
  • We live life from the viewpoint of victims, and we are attracted by that weakness in our love and friendship relationships.
  • We have an overdeveloped sense of responsibility, and it is easier for us to be concerned with others rather than ourselves; this enables us not to look too closely at our own faults, etc.
  • We get guilt feelings when we stand up for ourselves instead of giving in to others.
  • We became addicted to excitement. We confuse love and pity and tend to “love” people we can “pity” and “rescue.”
  • We have “stuffed” our feelings from our traumatic childhoods and have lost the ability to feel or express our feelings because it hurts so much. (Denial).
  • We judge ourselves harshly and have a shallow sense of self-esteem.
  • We are dependent personalities who are terrified of abandonment and will do anything to hold on to a relationship in order not to experience painful abandonment feelings, which we received from living with sick people who were never there emotionally for us.
  • Alcoholism is a family disease; we became para-alcoholics and took on the characteristics of that disease even though we did not pick up the drink.
  • Para-alcoholics are reactors rather than actors.

Tony A., 1978

The Promises

(For Graduates of The Compassion Course who are open to the work)

    1. We will discover our real identities by loving and accepting ourselves.
    2. Our self-esteem will increase as we give ourselves approval daily.
    3. Fear of authority figures and the need to “people-please” will leave us.
    4. Our ability to share intimacy will grow inside us.
    5. As we face our abandonment issues, we will be attracted by strengths and become more tolerant of weaknesses.
    6. We will enjoy feeling stable, peaceful, and financially secure.
    7. We will learn how to play and have fun in our lives.
    8. We will choose to love people who can love and be responsible for themselves.
    9. Healthy boundaries and limits will become easier for us to set.
    10. Fears of failure and success will leave us, as we intuitively make healthier choices.
    11. With help from our support group, we will slowly release our dysfunctional behaviours.
    12. Gradually, with our Higher Power help, we will learn to expect the best and get it.
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Canada, Toronto, ON M4Y 1J7