All About ADHD Coaching

All About ADHD Coaching

David Giwerc created the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches over twenty years ago. He joins Ned to talk about how the whole coaching thing works, whether you want to use one or become one. The conversation takes an especially interesting turn when David uses his coaching expertise on Dr. H as they explore the results of an online “character strengths” test that Ned took while recording this episode.

To learn more about becoming or finding an ADHD coach go to ADDCA.com or email [email protected]. To take the character strengths test that Dr. H took while recording this episode go to: VIACharacter.org.

Do you have a question or comment? Write an email or record a message using the voice memo app on your phone with your question and send it to [email protected]

Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. Our producer is Sarah Guertin (@sarahguertin) and our recording engineer/editor is Pat Keogh.

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Pulling Yourself Out Of Depression

Pulling Yourself Out Of Depression

College student and fellow ADHDer, Andrew Ewald, opens up to Dr. H about his struggles with anxiety, depression, OCD and bipolar disorder (and how he’s overcoming them) in this frank conversation about the ups and downs of living with mental health problems. Listen as our host shares some of his own struggles as well.

Reach out to us! Record your question or comment on your phone using the voice memo app and send it to [email protected].

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

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S2 Ep 48: Young Adults, Risky Behavior & ADHD

S2 Ep 48: Young Adults, Risky Behavior & ADHD

Sex, drugs, trust, medications, alcohol, and accommodations are just some of the topics discussed in this conversation that’s all about the big issues young people with ADHD and their parents face in today’s  world. Dr. Hallowell is joined by psychologist Christina Nichols and executive function specialist Elliot Weinstein, who both work in his office, and at the Horace Mann School in New York City as well. Christina and Elliot bring a boatload of experience to the discussion along with real questions from young adults looking for help.

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S2 Ep 43: Anger, Alcohol, Meds & More: Listener Questions Answered

S2 Ep 43: Anger, Alcohol, Meds & More: Listener Questions Answered

Dr. Hallowell addresses some of the most recent questions we’ve received from our listeners. Topics discussed include medication issues, anger and alcohol, workplace accommodations, and how ADHD is viewed in Ireland and other countries around the world.

We’d like to send a big thank you to those listeners who sent in questions for this episode! If you have a question that you’d like addressed in a future show, email it to [email protected] or call 844-55-CONNECT and leave us a message!

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S2 Mini 39: Try Something New, It’s Good For You

S2 Mini 39: Try Something New, It’s Good For You

Dr. Hallowell opens up about following his own advice and trying something new, a recommendation he regularly makes to patients. In his case, the “something new” is learning how to use Facebook live. And as Dr. Hallowell reveals in this mini episode, he’s definitely hit a few bumps along the way! Listen as he talks about why it’s important (and good for you) to try new things, even when they’re hard.

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S2 Ep 39: Women and ADHD Q&A

S2 Ep 39: Women and ADHD Q&A

Women and girls with ADHD face a number of unique issues in dealing with their “race car brains.” In this episode Terry Matlen, ACSW, who specializes in helping women with ADHD, joins Dr. Hallowell to answer questions from our female listeners. Topics  include pregnancy and medication, hormones, exercise, toxic relationships, social isolation and much more.

A special thank you to our listeners who sent in questions for this episode! If you have a question or show idea please send it to [email protected].

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S2 Ep 38: Become A Better Listener By The End Of This Episode!

S2 Ep 38: Become A Better Listener By The End Of This Episode!

“Wait, what did you say your name was?” From our phones and TVs, to email notifications, traffic and crowded restaurants, our minds are constantly bombarded with noise. It’s no wonder people are having trouble trying to listen and comprehend. And sure, we’ve all been guilty of not listening when someone is talking, but poor listening skills can be improved! Speech and language pathologist, Rebecca Shafir, joins Ned to talk about her book (now in its 8th printing!) The Zen of Listening: Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction. Rebecca’s insights will help you become a better listener and better overall communicator by the end of the episode!

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S2 Ep 37: Proof of Heaven?

S2 Ep 37: Proof of Heaven?

For years Dr. Eben Alexander dismissed the near-death revelations of God and heaven by his patients. But his opinion changed when the Harvard neurosurgeon spent 7 days in a coma due to E. coli meningitis. While comatose, he went on a profound spiritual experience that in his words, “took me beyond space and time to what seemed like the origin of all existence. It led him to pen his book “Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into the Afterlife.”

In this very unique episode of Distraction, Dr. Alexander talks with Dr. Hallowell about his experience, the books he’s written as a result, and the reaction he’s received from the scientific community. The conversation goes on a deep dive into many of the spiritual and scientific aspects of his journey.

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S2 Ep 36: Sleep, Stress, Stimulants & More: Dr. H Answers Your Questions

S2 Ep 36: Sleep, Stress, Stimulants & More: Dr. H Answers Your Questions

Dr. Hallowell opens up the Distraction inbox to answer listener questions this week. Topics addressed include stimulants and hypertension, sleep and stress, depression and anxiety, and the effectiveness of low energy neuro-feedback system therapy for treating ADHD.

Do you have a question that you’d like Dr. Hallowell to address in a future episode? Write it down, or record your question as a voice memo on your phone and email it to [email protected].

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S2 Mini 34: Should I Tell My Employees I Have ADHD?

S2 Mini 34: Should I Tell My Employees I Have ADHD?

If you’re the boss, do you tell your employees that you have ADHD? Dr. Hallowell responds to a question from a listener that is struggling in his leadership position. Should he tell his employees that he has ADHD so they’ll better understand his challenges or not?

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S2 Ep34: This Teen Proves the Power of Getting the Right Help

S2 Ep34: This Teen Proves the Power of Getting the Right Help

16-year old Harry Nardini has always been a bright, outgoing, fun loving person, despite the tragic circumstances of his less-than-ideal start in life. From being homeless to being the quarterback of the Illinois State High School football championship team, Harry has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. Listen as he sits down with Dr. Hallowell, along with his mom, to tell his story of how his life was changed dramatically by having the right people in his life and the right treatment for his ADHD.

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S2 Mini 31: Finding The Good In Each Day

S2 Mini 31: Finding The Good In Each Day

In the midst of holiday gatherings, errands and mayhem it can be easy to forget the point of it all. In this special holiday mini, Ned muses about how to make this time of year special and meaningful in spite of the chaos.

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