BOOST OT Ireland Parenting Teens with ADHD

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A Focused Online Workshop for Parents of Teens with ADHD

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boOsT your Life!

ADHD Ireland are delighted to bring you A Focused Online Workshop for Parents of Teens with ADHD.

Transform your life with this boOsT online workshop hosted by Gwen Cantwell, Senior Occupational Therapist of boOsT Occupational Therapy Ireland.

This “workshop” is NOT a webinar, it is a workshop in its true meaning of “a meeting at which a group of people engage in intensive discussion and activity on a particular subject” (Oxford Dictionary). This is an Occupational Therapy facilitated small group coaching to make real functional changes in your life and in parenting your teen with ADHD. This is a solution-focused, collaborative, interactive experience using the latest online tools/technology to enhance your learning, bring theory into practice in your daily life and boOsT real functional, practical change in your life.

The aim for this workshop is to help you realise solutions to your current daily challenges as a parent of a teen with ADHD. It will be tailored specifically to your needs and identified goals. Numbers are limited on the workshop to make this an impactful experience. You will be an active participant and we will also work in smaller groups to personally connect our experiences and share our learning. This workshop aims to guide you to make small changes to make a real difference to you, for you to put what you learn into practice, and for a real, tangible, functional difference in your life, to boOsT your life!

You’ll walk away with:

● A change in your understanding of ADHD and how it impacts your teen and your family.

● Practical tools that you CAN use, for boosting how you relate to loved ones with ADHD.

● Topics and strategies covered may include executive functioning, emotional regulation, sensory, social, behavioural and parenting strategies and more. (These are dependent on the needs of the group.)

● Insights from an expert Occupational Therapist with over 20 years of experience who also has personal lived-experience as a parent of a child with ADHD.

● A new set of connections to people with a shared experience. We use the latest online tools to make it easy for you to network in a safe space.

What you need to bring with you:

● A willingness to expand your understanding and perspective of ADHD.

● A readiness to make real changes to DO something different to make a change for you and your family.

● Happy to actively participate, contribute and share your voice and be in a small group where you talk, listen and guide each other, mentored by the workshop facilitator.

● Give the time to complete forms before-hand, attend fully for the course and continue after.

Also included -

- An induction session to go through all the various tools that we will be using in this intensive online workshop. Don’t worry, if you can get on zoom you will manage fine with the tools used.

- Worksheets and resources you will actually use during our sessions

When? -

1. Monday 14th September 7-9pm to include Induction Session

2. Monday 21st September 7-9pm

3. Monday 28th September 7-9pm

4. Monday 5th October 7-9pm

5. Monday 12th October 7-9pm

Where? - Zoom link will be sent to all participants.

Who? - boOsT Ireland is Gwen Cantwell, Senior Occupational Therapist with over 20 years experience and focused on improving daily functioning.

How much? – special ADHD Ireland price of €160 per person

This first offering is for parents of teens with ADHD.

(Please do contact boostotireland@gmail.com if you are interested in any of the other future offerings -For Parents of Primary School Aged Children with ADHD, For Adults with ADHD, For partners of adults with ADHD, For Teens with ADHD)

Make practical real life changes.

Change your understanding and perspective of ADHD

boOsT your life!


Gwen Cantwell qualified with a B.Sc. Curr. O.T. (Hons) in Occupational Therapy at Trinity College, Dublin, all the way back in 1999! She has worked in Adult Mental Health Services, Intellectual Disability Services and for over 15 years in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Dublin and Galway. She has completed extensive post-graduate training to enhance her clinical practice such as Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Sensory Integration, Sensory Attachment, Floortime, Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Performance (CO-OP), Motivational Interviewing, Transformative Life Coaching, Attachment Theory, Mindfulness Practitioner, Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) and more. She has been running parent groups for over 15 years. She understands what most parents want and need from a group and truly knows how precious time is for parents. She will be drawing from this wealth of expertise, as well as her lived-experience as a parent of a child with ADHD, to help broaden your knowledge base and deepen your personal understanding of ADHD in your life, so you can boOsT your life!



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