That’s because emotional regulation is often a challenge for individuals with ADHD.Feelings can flare quickly and intensely and can sometimes take a while to subside.
Being out of control of your emotions is a painful experience and damaging to relationships.Knowing how to self-validate is important to learning to manage your emotions effectively.6) Practicing validation improves ease and happiness in family life.Validating is easier to understand than to do, but practice makes it come more naturally – so experiment with it as often as you can, and gradually you’ll build your skills!At the same time avoiding emotions results in quite negative consequences, while accepting allows emotions to pass and helps build resiliency.
Being present for yourself validates that you matter and that you have the strength to feel.
You’ll feel better about your communication, and your relationship(s) will benefit from your much needed understanding.
(Note: if you are emotionally reactive yourself, try self-validation too.) Resources: For more information on how to use validation, see: A type of therapy – being used in some places in Europe as a treatment approach for ADHD – that emphasizes validation and other skills for managing strong emotions is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
4) Problem-solving abilities and resilience improve with validation.
5) Validation builds connection and strengthens relationships.
Stating the facts of your experience is validating and helps build trust in your internal experience.