Getting Unstuck – Don Kerson

Book review

I was stuck and Don helped me get unstuck

In “Getting Unstuck – Unravelling the Knot of Depression, Attention and Trauma”, Don Kerson considers a very real situation, ADHD adults get stuck. For many ADHD adults their primary challenge is not focus or planning but procrastination.

But procrastination is greatly misunderstood in the context of ADHD, over-simplified as explained fear of failure or inability to plan. Why avoid a task you wish to complete and would enjoy executing? In ADHD procrastination, is slippery and complex, we can put off tasks we love as well as ones we hate. Procrastination creates far more serious problems than a messy kitchen and incomplete tax returns – getting stuck is soul destroying.

In this breakthrough book, Don Kerson M.D. (psychotherapist and pharmacologist) argues that adults with ADHD “get stuck” – unable to move forward in their lives, mired by depression, past trauma and an inability to imagine their future. Kerson shares his approach in getting people’s lives moving again, by tackling their ADHD, depression and dissociation.

He recommends several visualisation and hypno-therapeutic integration exercises and meditation in this unique approach to deal with devastating issue. A very helpful book.

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Andrew Lewis is an ADHD Coach, writer and founder of SimplyWellbeing. He has over ten thousand hours and fifteen years of experience in coaching ADHD executives, business professionals and creatives. His expertise with ADHD is personal, with decades of his own experience, bringing up an ADHD child, running a large support group and in coaching clients often for years He has published his writing via this website and has ADHD online courses in development. His business expertise comes from a twenty years career in software, from programming, through marketing, sales and running a few start-ups.

Further reading

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The original, the brilliant book that kicked off the new field of positive psychology, the study of happiness
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One of my favourite ADHD kid books, very readable and insightful suggestions and advice
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Brilliant advice from father of three ADHD kids. I found it very helpful personally as a parent of an ADHD child
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