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THE ADHD SKILLS LAB

Produced by Unconventional Organisation

If you want to hear practical researched-backed strategies and real-life experiences to help you navigate life with ADHD, you’ve come to the right place.

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The ADHD Skills Lab

About the show

Each week, UO founder Skye Waterson (née Rapson) will chat with expert guests, take your questions and offer research-backed tips and advice to help take on each day in an ADHD-friendly way.  Along with UO's coaching director, Sarah Russell, they will delve into the latest ADHD research and discuss strategies.


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Our podcast is created by and for ADHD brains

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Episodes

Sleep & Gaming with ADHD: Research Recap

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Sleep & Gaming with ADHD: Research Recap

When academics openly choose to "deviate from the requirements," it makes for interesting conversation. This week's Research Recap in The ADHD Skills Lab looks at sleep and gaming disorders, with a heavy emphasis on what this means and what you can do. See you inside...

ADHD Emotions: The Chicken or the Egg Dilemma [Research Recap]

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ADHD Emotions: The Chicken or the Egg Dilemma [Research Recap]

Which came first... symptoms of Anxiety/Depression or ADHD? For years, the consensus was to treat the anxiety/depression first in the hopes the ADHD symptoms would clear up. But, what if that was wrong? Join us in this week's Research Recap as we dive into this and other fascinating finds. See you inside...

Neurodiversify Your Time & Task Management - LIVE Interview with Marie Ng

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Neurodiversify Your Time & Task Management - LIVE Interview with Marie Ng

Neurodiversify your time management portfolio with us this week on The ADHD Skills Lab! Marie Ng, founder of Llama Life, sits down to generously share strategies, tools, and personal connections to help those with ADHD move more easily throughout their day. See you inside...

Mastering your Environment with ADHD: LIVE Interview with Stephanie Scheller

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Mastering your Environment with ADHD: LIVE Interview with Stephanie Scheller

Are chronic sensory issues holding you back? Tune in as Stephanie Scheller, founder of GrowDisrupt, guides The ADHD Skills Lab on mastering your environment! Learn how to transform your space into a DIY lab for classical conditioning to enhance focus and productivity.

AI & ADHD Support: Interview with Tobie Langel

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AI & ADHD Support: Interview with Tobie Langel

Looking for a convo packed with insights on Machine Learning Models (AI) and ADHD? The ADHD Skills Lab sat down with Tobie Langel to bring you an episode packed with research, policy discussions, and personal stories. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording!

LIVE with ADHD Jesse: a sneak-peek into "Extra Focus"

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LIVE with ADHD Jesse: a sneak-peek into "Extra Focus"

Check out this LIVE interview with ADHD Jesse, author of "Extra Focus," joined by members of our ADHD Academy community! Find out why this book is being called an "early survival guide to ADHD diagnosis!" RSVP to our next live recording - find the link inside!

Harnessing Impulsivity: Live in The ADHD Skills Lab with Jamie Cutino

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Harnessing Impulsivity: Live in The ADHD Skills Lab with Jamie Cutino

Have you ever turned your impulsivity into an asset? We’ve all felt the sting of a hasty decision gone wrong, but this week’s guest, Jamie Cutino, is here to tell you why impulsive action can be one of her greatest ADHD strengths. Join us in The ADHD Skills Lab LIVE to witness Jamie’s vulnerability and infectious enthusiasm firsthand. See you inside...

ADHD Stigma - Do you feel weird? same... - Research Recap

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ADHD Stigma - Do you feel weird? same... - Research Recap

Do you ever walk into a room and realize you're just different from everyone else there... and they know it too? Yeah.. unfortunately, ADHD be like that sometimes, and the research we're talking about this week backs that up. Buckle up, grab some tissues, and listen up because we're getting personal and talking stigma with ADHD. *Read full description for TW/CW*

Research Recap: Treatment for ADHD - Are you receiving the gold standard?!

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Research Recap: Treatment for ADHD - Are you receiving the gold standard?!

There can be more to ADHD treatment than meds or therapy; think you know the gold standard for managing it? Listen to this weeks episode to find out! You might be surprised to hear how few people are actually receiving it.

Research Recap: Navigating the Maze of ADHD and Emotional Dysregulation

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Research Recap: Navigating the Maze of ADHD and Emotional Dysregulation

Ever wonder how ADHD impacts your emotional reactions? We're diving into the complex relationship between ADHD and self-regulation in this week's Research Recap. Tune in now to discover how to improve your grounding routines!

Research Recap: From Brain Structure to Daily Difficulties, ADHD Impacts It All!

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Research Recap: From Brain Structure to Daily Difficulties, ADHD Impacts It All!

Dive into this week's research discussion on the functional and structural differences of ADHD brains and discover why finding the right, tailored supports is crucial to success!

Host

Skye Waterson

Skye was diagnosed with ADHD as a doctoral student. After a few years of research and work with Auckland University, she left her academic career to launch Unconventional Organisation. 

 

Now a worldwide ADHD support service, Unconventional Organisation has seven coaches and has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs, academics and professionals work with ADHD to achieve their goals through research-backed strategies

When she’s not supporting others with ADHD, Skye likes to explore her hometown of Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband and 1-year-old son. 

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Co-host and Producer

Sarah Russell

Sarah was diagnosed with ADHD aged 30 when she began to seek new treatment options for her depression and anxiety. 

 

She is now the Coaching Director at Unconventional Organisation, where she has been working for the past two years. She has a passion for understanding how people work together in groups, which led her to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. This background has provided her the opportunity to work in various roles within the public school system and the mental health field.

 

During her free time, Sarah cycles through hobbies like gardening, gaming, and baking while also juggling life as a mother of two children.

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