Medication and coaching

I’m getting wrapped up in a few thoughts in a way that isn’t’ serving me well, would love feedback.

I was diagnosed with ADHD a few years ago (after a few years of suspecting it in myself and trying non-medicinal strategies, CBT, coaching stuff alone to manage it which was not getting me the results I wanted), and I don’t think I was able to really grasp/absorb/implement the coaching concepts and make purposeful, directed and progressive change until I found medication that worked for me. I think I was floundering before medication, and don’t think I’d be anywhere near where I am today without the medication that is helping me, and I am so grateful for it. The past year of my life where I’ve had med + coaching principles my life has skyrocketed.

However, I keep thinking, how many people am I going to come across in my coaching that will think/feel/function better if they find the right medication for their brain? And to take that even further, how many people have brain “conditions” that could be helped that science hasn’t even a clue exist, or a clue how to help?

Given how little science really understands about our brain, the neurotransmitters, the role of meds for various symptomatologies and such, it’s all such trial and error, anyway, so gray. I am a physician, and my coaching practice of course will NOT include doctoring type stuff, diagnosing, treatment suggestions, etc. But I’m thinking I don’t want to contribute to someone’s frustration with themselves by not addressing that if this isn’t sinking in or making sense, talk to a doctor.

I also keep coming back to thinking, while I agree CTFAR seems to makes sense of the world most of the time, I struggle to fit it into my life experience pre-ADHD medication (for some things, for others it always applied). And then that gives me a bit of doubt on the whole process which stymies my progress in creating a powerful coaching program.

And I KNOW when I’m NOT doubting the coaching principles and when I’m NOT thinking about not being able to help some of my clients b/c they will benefit from medication, I am moving forward and working toward creating the practice and program I want. But I keep coming back to those thoughts b/c I think they’re true, and if a client brings them up I’ll be like, yeah, maybe these coaching principles don’t apply all the time, maybe some people will feel better on meds so it’s not ALWAYS thoughts. And then, might I be a sham, or someone who contributes to people shaming themselves if the foundation of my practice is thoughts always create FAR but sometimes that’s not true? Or at least to me doesn’t seem to always be the whole story?

Thank you!