March 8th, 2023

Episode 7 - Podcast

Dr. Ali Arena is a communications & relationship expert specialising in the unique relational dynamics between neurodivergent and neurotypical people, both adults and kids. Ali has ADHD herself, and is both a Speech-Language Pathologist & Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She’s a kind of like an interpersonal detective that searches for patterns to increase connection either in romantic relationships, friendships, or parent-child dynamics.

Dr. Ali & I talk about:

💬 the differences in communication style between women and men

👭 the social strengths of ADHD in relationships

🗣️ how to navigate chronic oversharing, info-dumping and vulnerability hangovers

🙅🏻‍♀️ all or nothing catastrophizing in arguments

🤬 having arguments because we’re bored and it’s a dopamine hit

😵‍💫 becoming disembodied during conflicts and disconnecting from our intentions/spiralling out of control

💆🏼‍♀️ setting boundaries and scheduling down time to nourish your nervous system

🤸🏼‍♀️ sensory regulation tips for supporting the ADHD kids in your life

❤️ helping your ADHD partner calm down when they’re spiralling

✈️ what to do when you’re stuck next to someone on a plane and don’t want to overshare… and more!

Ali’s instagram @connectingwithali

Ali’s website


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