Having been approached by numerous people in the community, business partners Frengiz Surty and Mira Weinfeld recognized a strong demand to meet the needs of individuals and families struggling with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and executive function challenges. Together, they founded Made2Focus Performance. Combining expertise in ADHD with a diverse skill-set, the founders passionately set out to increase ADHD awareness and help individuals realize their potential. There is no one-size-fits-all approach—each person has unique ADHD challenges and strengths. Recognizing individual differences, we partner with clients to embrace change, enhance self-awareness, explore possibilities, discover approaches that work, and achieve success.
Made2Focus Performance is dedicated to helping individuals and families take transformative steps to achieve personal change and improve their quality of life. Moving individuals and families forward in the present to create a desirable future is a core mission, and a crucial part of our ADHD service offerings.
The founders' vision includes matching you with a Made2Focus Point Person (MPP) dedicated to helping you navigate the often overwhelming and sometimes complex treatment arena (i.e., partnering with you to identify combinations of interventions and make choices). At another level, your MPP can help you integrate all the pieces, so that the aspects of life most in need of change (e.g., academics, workplace, home, finances, and relationships) are identified and optimized through coaching or other services.
A Sense of Humor
The ADHD brain is wired differently. Friends, family members, or colleagues may not necessarily understand why you do the things you do. If you're the target of undeserved or disparaging remarks or you've just had a stressful day, having a sense of humor can lighten the situation.
Co-founder Ms. Weinfeld remarks, "Humor ignites the ADHD brain. Having a sense of humor helps us get through the more challenging times, maintain a balanced perspective, and think more creatively."
Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, deemed humor a character strength (one of the 24 characteristics of well-being). The research of Rod Martin demonstrated that people who have a sense of humor are less adversely impacted by stress. Smiling and laughter affect your brain, activating the release of neuropeptides (tiny, protein-like molecules) used by neurons to communicate with each other; neurotransmitters such as dopamine (which benefits the ADHD brain), endorphins, and seratonin can help trigger positive emotions, boost your mood, relax your body, and lower your blood pressure and heart rate.