Why do I have monkey mind?
Imagine your brain as a dynamic orchestra, with different sections responsible for various functions. The conductor, representing the prefrontal cortex, plays a pivotal role in directing the symphony of attention. In individuals with ADHD, this conductor can sometimes be a bit more impulsive, allowing other sections of the brain to chime in without waiting for their cues. This can lead to distractions, as different thoughts and stimuli jump in and demand attention.
Moreover, the brain’s reward system, like a spotlight, can behave differently in those with ADHD. Imagine that your attention is a spotlight on a stage, and the things you find rewarding are illuminated. In ADHD, this spotlight can be a bit fickle, sometimes veering off in unexpected directions. Tasks that aren’t immediately stimulating or rewarding might struggle to hold the spotlight, causing attention to waver.
Another crucial element is the interplay between neurotransmitters, particularly dopamine. Think of dopamine as a messenger encouraging you to stay engaged and motivated. In ADHD, the brain might not release or respond to dopamine as effectively, which can lead to difficulties in sustaining interest and attention over time.
The fascinating thing is that the ADHD brain is not a mere monologue but a complex dialogue of various brain regions. The communication lines can sometimes be more excitable, causing thoughts to interrupt one another like excited chatter. This heightened brain activity, while vibrant and creative, can occasionally make it challenging to maintain a singular focus.
Hi I’m Michelle Marsh and I am a coach, therapist, Kundalini Yoga teacher and lover of life.
As Mum with ADHD and highly sensitive person who is also a sensation seeker, I understand what it’s like to have your sensitivity running your life instead of aiding it. But I also know from experience that there is light at the end of the tunnel if you are willing to do the work. For myself, I was never afraid of doing the work… I just couldn’t work out WHAT to do! After years of searching, a few burn outs/breakdowns and intense study I became clear on what works and what doesn’t.
But I am not just sharing with you from an experience point of view. I am also teaching from a professional stance as someone who has studied and integrated teachings from biological, psychological and esoteric traditions. These include Creative Therapies, Kundalini Yoga (KRI), Registered Nursing, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Plant Medicine and Natural Living.
I combine my naturally enthusiastic belief in EVERY BODY with my natural empathic talents to provide you with just the right amount of space and direction so you can go deep and resurface anew.
During the time that I am your coach, I will not leave you hanging between sessions as I am available via email to answer questions and provide support as needed.
If you are unsure whether working with me is right for your unique circumstances, please reach out and I will help you to find clarity. I don’t do sales calls so our chat will be very casual and I will refer you in the right direction if I see that Aromanosis is not right for you at this time.
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