Friday, August 2, 2013

Local resident to give ADHD speech

A local Smyrna resident is giving a speech at the local NAMI meeting this month. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Health.
ADHD Coach Jason B Bour, CLC to Speak at NAMI Meeting 

ADHD Coach Jason B. Bour, CLC will speak about ADHD and ADHD Coaching at the Aug 8th NAMI meeting at Trustpoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN located at 1009 North Thompson Lane.  This meeting starts at 7 PM, and is open to the public.  There is no cost to attend.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects an estimated 4-5% of the population, or 1-2 people out of 30.  Since ADHD is a childhood disorder many people think children outgrow ADHD when in fact ADHD will follow a person into adulthood.  A child with ADHD will have problems performing at school, at home, and in social settings.  If left untreated ADHD can cause problems in the adult’s life making it difficult to hold down a job, problems maintaining relationships, difficulties managing money, time and tasks, and have poor organizational skills.  ADHD can cause problems in every aspect of  person’s life if not treated properly.

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.

There are many ways to get involved with NAMI.  One of these ways is by becoming a member for only $35.  Chances are you know someone that is close to you that suffers from a mental illness, and by joining the growing ranks of NAMI members you can make your voice heard.  Please spread the word about the work NAMI is doing to support those affected by mental illness.  You do not have to be a member of NAMI to attend.

Jason B Bour, CLC is a Certified Life Coach/ADHD Coach practicing in Murfreesboro, TN.  Mr. Bour has dedicated his life to helping others with ADHD, and promoting awareness about this disorder in the community.  He was one of the contributing professionals on the ADHD education project sponsored by Shire Pharmaceuticals titled ADHD Shared Focus, and will be speaking that the 2013 American Association of Christian Counselors World Conference about the benefits of ADHD Coaching in conjunction with medication therapy.  Mr. Bour writes monthly articles for the Middle TN Health & Wellness Magazine, and will be the feature article in the September issue of Smyrna Life.

Mr. Bour is  member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, NAMI, and the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists.  Mr. Bour gives back to the community by supporting NAMI, Camp Horizon (Pediatric Oncology Camp), and The Shriner's Hospital for Children.  New Beginning Coaching Services is a Certified Amen Affiliated Education Center.

For more information about ADHD Coaching, or this event you can contact New Beginnings Coaching Services at 615-534-2500.

If it is video taped I will add a link to the video at the bottom of this post after the event.

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