I’m Anna. I am an ADHD coach, a mindfulness educator, children’s book author and parent.
I live in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates but work across all continents. I love meeting people from diverse cultures that populate this interesting land.
I have a master’s degree in child psychology – youth mental health is my passion. Specifically, the field of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and executive functions (brain-based skills that allow humans to effectively manage inner and outer lives) is where my professional and personal interest lies. Being a life-long learner, I am committed to continuous exploration of the scientific developments in this exciting field.
I coach teens and adults who need support with managing their emotions, thinking and behaviour in today’s complex, fast-paced world.
My clients’ areas of challenge frequently include attention, motivation, organisation, planning, impulsivity, managing emotions and time as well as excessive activity of the mind and/ or body.
I’m also a keen practitioner of mindfulness, proven by science to provide effective support for many brain-based difficulties. It has been a game-changer for me and I share it with my clients.
If you’re still with me, keep reading:
Challenges in the areas described above can make school, work, relationships and other crucial parts of life difficult, negatively impacting our view of selves. They might take away hope for positive outcomes, confidence and willingness to invest further effort.
The spotlight of attention is placed on them with powerful strengths existing alongside being neglected.
How does coaching with me work?
Development of strengths and building understanding of difficulties is central to our coaching collaboration. Our coaching relationship is one of partnership which paves a path to self-awareness, self-appreciation and, as a result, greater life-satisfaction. It is led by you, the client, with me using my skills to help you remove barriers to achieving what you long for. Don’t we owe it to ourselves to try?
I’m a professional member of Attention Deficit Disorder Association. https://add.org
Informative videos on ADHD and executive functions:
What is ADHD by Dr T. Brown via Understood. 3 min video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVZ2qbMgMPs
What is Executive Function and Why Do We Need it? by How to ADHD. 3 min video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4YIHrEu-TU
How Children and Adults Can Build Core Capabilities for Life via Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
5 min video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NehuwDA45Q
ADHD and Executive Function by Dr R. Barkley via Child Mind Institute 3 min video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR1IZJXc6d8
You are welcome to join one of my mindfulness classes in Abu Dhabi or to enjoy one of my mindfulness books with your children.