Listen Back: Handling Mental & Emotional Stress

Listen Back: Handling Mental & Emotional Stress

Feelings of irritation, disorganization and procrastination can throw your life out of balance, but they often go hand in hand with an ADHD diagnosis. In this mini, Dr. Hallowell chats with fellow ADHDer James Ochoa, LPC, about his life’s work to help others resolve their issues, tap into their passion and strengths, and realize their full potential by creating personalized strategies for success.

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James Ochoa’s book: Focused Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD

This episode was originally released in July 2017.

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Listen Back: Ned’s Wife Gets Real About His ADHD

Listen Back: Ned’s Wife Gets Real About His ADHD

Dr. Hallowell sat down with his wife Sue for a heartwarming conversation about his own ADHD and their marriage. Sue doesn’t hold back and gives listeners a clear picture of what it’s like to be the only one in their house without ADHD. (Their 3 kids also have ADHD!) She shares her insights and tips for living with and loving someone who has ADHD.

Ned and Sue’s Book, Married to Distraction: http://www.drhallowell.com/books/married_to_distraction/

https://www.adhdmarriage.com/

This episode was originally released in October 2016.

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Listen Back: 5 Tips for Clearing Out Your Mind

Listen Back: 5 Tips for Clearing Out Your Mind

Our minds can easily be overrun these days with interruptions, obligations and general clutter. In this mini, Dr. Hallowell offers five quick tips for weeding out your mind and quieting all that noise.

This episode was originally released in November 2016.

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Listen Back: Time to Change the Way We Teach Kids

Listen Back: Time to Change the Way We Teach Kids

You can’t tell kids with learning differences to “try harder,” said Dr. Hallowell, when he spoke live to educators at the New York State Association of Independent Schools’ conference back in 2016. Dr. Hallowell discusses the history of learning differences and treatments, and offers some new solutions to help teach students with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia and other neurologically-based processing problems.

This episode was originally released in October 2016.

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Listen Back: Your Brain on Music

Listen Back: Your Brain on Music

What does music do for us? Dr. Dan Levitin and Ned talk about how our brains interpret music, why we find it so captivating, and what all those piano lessons really did for us when we were younger.

Dr. Levitin is a neuroscientist and top researcher into how our brains interpret music. He is the author of several #1 best-selling books including, This is Your Brain on Music, and his latest, The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.

Daniel Levitin’s book, This Is Your Brain on Music: http://daniellevitin.com/publicpage/books/this-is-your-brain-on-music/

This mini episode was originally released in March 2016.

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S2 Mini 57: Happy Summer!

S2 Mini 57: Happy Summer!

For our last episode of Season 2 Dr. Hallowell shares some of his summer plans (which include getting a new family member!) and well-wishes for listeners during this fun and relaxing time of year. We’ll be back in August with brand new episodes for the start of Season 3! Thank you so much for being a part of the Distraction community. We truly appreciate each of you!

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S2 Ep 57: Broken Like Everybody Else

S2 Ep 57: Broken Like Everybody Else

Jose Del Cueto went from being an abused child, a drug-dealing teenager and then addict, to a loving family man and successful marketing executive. His memoir, Broken Like Everybody Else, details how he emerged from the depths of adversity to become the successful entrepreneur and person he is today, while still struggling with trauma-induced learning disabilities such as ADHD and Dyslexia. Jose and Dr. Hallowell talk about growing up amidst chaos and their new plan to help kids currently in the foster care system beat the odds.

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S2 Mini 56: End the Stigma of Mental Illness

S2 Mini 56: End the Stigma of Mental Illness

“Life is messy,” Dr. Hallowell says in this mini Distraction. “Let’s not be phony or drive people into hiding with the terrible constrictions of shame,” he goes on to say. Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have put suicide back into the national spotlight, but Dr. Hallowell has long been on a mission to end the stigma of mental illness. He shares his thoughts on celebrating human life in all its forms, the good and the bad, and getting people the help they desperately need.

If you are having suicidal thoughts, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with someone, or visit SuicidePreventionLifeline.org where online chats are available 24/7.

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S2 Ep 56: Dr. H Shares Stories About His Crazy Family

S2 Ep 56: Dr. H Shares Stories About His Crazy Family

Dr. Hallowell is on a mission to remove the stigma of mental illness. One of the ways he’s doing that is through his new memoir, just released today. Because I Come From A Crazy Family The Making Of A Psychiatrist is the true story of Ned’s life and all of the people in it. Collision Media’s own Barry Berman sits down with our favorite host for a conversation about Dr. Hallowell’s unusual childhood, and how his early-life experiences shaped his entire future.

A portion of the book sales will be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

To order a copy of Dr. Hallowell’s memoir click HERE.

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S2 Mini 55: Contest Winners Announced!

S2 Mini 55: Contest Winners Announced!

The Distraction podcast recently received its 1,000,000th episode download. We celebrated with a Facebook contest! Listen as Dr. Hallowell announces the winners of his new memoir which comes out June 12th, Because I Come From A Crazy Family The Making Of A Psychiatrist, as well as the winner of the 30-minute phone call!

Thanks to all of our listeners who entered the contest and thanks to you for being a part of the Distraction community.

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S2 Ep 55: Teaching Critical Thinking with The Cognitive Six

S2 Ep 55: Teaching Critical Thinking with The Cognitive Six

While some ordinary activities require people to engage in critical and creative thinking, advancements in technology have created a world in which many tasks no longer require this type of thinking. This absence is leaving many people ill-equipped to manage the critical and creative thinking challenges in both the workplace and life in general. Educators Louise Loomis and Tom Smith join Ned in-studio for a conversation about The Cognitive Six thinking skills and the essential role they play in meeting this challenge.

The Cognitive Six: A Guide To Teaching Thinking by Louise E. Loomis, Ed.D. and Thomas Smith, M.A.Ed.

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