Carol Leslie has coached ADHD and ADD clients for over 20 years. Whether children, teens, stay at home mothers or company executives, Carol discovered ADHD presented in a kaleidoscope of ways, but with omnipresent disorganization, impulsivity and procrastination at their core. Fortunate to have specialized in fields of mental health, chronic pain management, and acute care rehabilitation, and latterly in executive coaching, she has amassed an incredible repertoire enabling her to work with a varied and interesting clientele.
Born in Scotland, Carol has worked in the UK, Bermuda and USA, and was invited to participate in one of the first Occupational Therapy delegations to travel to China. Introduced to Traditional Chinese Medicine, she became inspired to acquaint herself with, and utilize, alternative healing strategies, not just for the post-surgical clients who also seek her wisdom to maximize their recovery, but especially those struggling with the negative effects of ADD/ADHD. “I routinely invite clients to experience reiki, walking meditation, Tai Chi, guided imagery, breathwork, acupressure, reflexology, cranio-sacral work, as a means of not only quieting the monkey-chatter of the mind, but to improve their cognitive focus, and reduce anxiety.”
As a licensed Occupational Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, and Certified Reiki Practitioner, Carol is also trained in sensory-integrative modalities, i.e., techniques which include all the senses: vision, hearing, taste, smell, plus vibration, vestibular (balance) and deep/light touch sensitivity. She has discovered many ADD/ADHD clients have imbalances in their sensory-integrative systems, often under-diagnosed or mis-diagnosed in childhood**. She recently had the opportunity of discussing this in Cleveland, Ohio, with visiting ADHD guru, Dr Ned Hallowell, who spoke highly of her sensory integrative approach. In 2012, Carol became a Certified Wellness Coach (CWC), and is now an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist (ACHT) specializing in treatment of adult PTSD, anxiety, panic, depression, addictions, and childhood bedwetting (enuresis).
**An example of SI would be someone who can only study with extremely loud rock music playing, or someone who needs complete silence in order to study.
Carol’s work therefore embodies holistic, total mind/body integration, with a goal of giving all clients a tool kit of coping skills to maximize their success at home, in the classroom, at work, with family and friends, and their community at large.