How To Navigate Life’s Treacherous Journey Through Trauma, Anger And ADHD

“The biggest thing is remembering that this is like a long road to recovery. It’s not gonna be done right away.”

Episode summary:

In this episode, Roozbeh Khoshniat shares the inspiring journey of starting his ADHD coaching business alongside his wife’s therapy practice, unpacking the challenges and triumphs of managing anger and navigating the childhood trauma that continues to affect his present. He opens up about growing up in war-torn Iran, detailing life as a veteran and the complexities of raising children without perpetuating his own traumas. Roozbeh also addresses the stigma surrounding ADHD, urging those in need to find the courage to ask for help, sharing insights into understanding triggers and the ongoing journey of self-improvement. If you’re finding it difficult to get started on the path to healing and personal growth, this episode is for you.

What to listen for:

  • How Roozbeh started his coaching business with his wife
  • The power and importance of anger management work
  • Navigating childhood trauma when it seeps into the present
  • Growing up during the war in Iran and life as a veteran
  • Raising children without perpetuating his own traumas

“My close family, they sometimes joke around like,’You let the kid do whatever they want.’ But they don’t know the amount of hardship that I go through when I either pause or I yell and then I have to run back like, ‘You know what, sweetheart, I didn’t mean that. That’s not what I was trying to do.’ I don’t want to blame it on my dad.”

  • Roozbeh’s advice for those in difficult situations
  • Learning to identify where pain and emotions live in the body
  • How to see things for what they are, not your initial reaction
  • Setting yourself up for success, regardless of circumstances
  • Roozbeh’s process for finding your triggers
  • The importance of asking for help, especially with ADHD

“For ADHDers, there are only 26% of the ADHD population that have been correctly diagnosed. Out of that 26%, a lot of us are scared to come out and ask for help or don’t know where to go and ask for help. So whether it’s ADHD or any other mental health kind of crisis that you’re going to go out and ask for help, there’s help.”

  • Even with help, there will still be more challenging moments
  • Why it’s difficult for many people to get started 

About Roozbeh Khoshniat:

Following a career in Supply Chain, Roozbeh received two MBAs from the University of La Verne. He worked in the corporate world for over 17 years. As a square peg in a round hole, Roozbeh had a feeling that the corporate world was holding him back. He was diagnosed with ADHD in his teens and struggled with it for many years. In 2016, he met his therapist and Mentor, and with her guidance, Roozbeh began to understand his ADHD. In 2019, he decided to leave the corporate world and become an ADHD & Life Coach and expand to Heal and Thrive Psychotherapy and Coaching.

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