This session, “Is Your Working Memory Working?” will be part presentation, part mindfulness exercises, and part workshop. We’ll define working memory and understand it in the context of ADHD and in terms we all can understand.
To begin, we’ll define working memory. Understanding it and gaining awareness of its impact is the first step to managing around it.
Next, ADHD coach Jeff Copper will place participants in various attention exercises, creating an experience that will tax working memory. When attendees witness themselves in the moment, they will be able to clearly observe working memory as a process. Such experiential exercises will bring the insights necessary to approach how to move past the challenges in new ways.
Day-to-day examples will be shared and analyzed to understand how working memory is at the root of a significant portion of most people’s procrastination issues. We'll share observational techniques to help participants recognize things they already do to manage the challenges of working memory. Providing access to a variety of mindsets will help attendees control their working memory challenges more intentionally. Finally, we’ll cover how managing working memory will help to purposely reduce the procrastination of typical tasks.
Participants will leave with an understanding of the role working memory has in procrastination and ultimately why large projects are put to the side so they can end the negative cycle.