ADD, Mindfulness, and Personal Growth: A Conversation with Scott Spradlin, a Mindfulness-Based Counselor

Chatting About Change with Dr. Jim Maddox

Feb 9 2022 • 45 mins

My guest this week is Scott Spradlin, a licensed Dialectic Behavior Therapist, consultant, educator, and Media Developer at Wise Mind, Wise Life.  Scott’s passion is centered around mindfulness-based counseling.  The pandemic has heightened the need of therapists and counselors and the need for self-care has never been greater.

We discuss this idea of mindfulness along with how it plays an important role in managing our emotions and helps bring clarity to self-awareness and personal growth and embodying what one truly values.  We talk about ADD (attention deficit disorder) and the growing body of neuroscience evidence behind it and Scott shares some helpful tips and strategies for working effectively with ADD and how to manage relationships impacted by ADD.  Scott and I both share some of our own personal challenges around both have been diagnosed with ADD.