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Molder, Hedwig F.M. te and Wytske Versteeg. 2016. What my body tells me about your experience: ‘My side’ empathy formulations in ADHD coaching sessions. Journal of Pragmatics 105 : 74–86.
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Coaches in a Dutch ADHD coaching center render their clients’ disorder not as an inevitable result of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but as the outcome of sterile routines or thought processes. Coaches introduce their own bodily sensations as representative of their client's inner state, an interactional strategy labelled here as ‘my side’ empathy formulations, used to defy their clients’ view and to propose a different, agency-oriented coaching agenda.