Info

Distraction with Dr. Ned Hallowell

Struggling with distractions in this amped up world? Renowned ADHD expert Dr. Ned Hallowell guides us through stories, guests, tips, calls, and lots of surprises too. If you’re pulled and prodded all day from many directions or tied to your smartphone and apps, this insightful and entertaining journey will help you regain control of your life in a fun and novel way. Give it a listen and … wait, did you see that bird?
RSS Feed
Distraction with Dr. Ned Hallowell
2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: Page 5
Jan 16, 2018

What do boys need that they're not getting? Dr. Michael Thompson joins Dr. Hallowell to talk about where boys stand in today's world versus girls. Dr. Thompson is best known as a NY Times bestselling author and international speaker on the subject of children, schools and parenting who has written nine books focusing on the emotional lives of boys, friendships and social cruelty in childhood and many more topics related to the subject of raising boys. 

Dr. Michael Thompson's Website

Learn more about our sponsor, Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. 

Jan 11, 2018

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?

Do you have a question for Dr. Hallowell? Record your question on your phone as a voice memo and email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com. We'd love to hear from you!

Please rate and review Distraction on Apple Podcasts. It helps others to find the show and helps us grow our community!

Learn more about our sponsor, Landmark College, the college of choice for students who learn differently.

Jan 9, 2018

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 a quarterback and part of the Missouri 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.

Do you know someone who learns differently? Tell them about our sponsor, Landmark College!

 

Jan 4, 2018

What do you do when your 7-year-old's teacher says that it seems like your child needs a special invitation to everything? In this week's mini Dr. Hallowell addresses a question regarding one listener's son and  his ADHD, and how it relates to his behavior in school. 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Understood.org

Dr. Hallowell's book, Delivered From Distraction

Learn more about our sponsor Landmark College

 

Jan 2, 2018

Gabby Bernstein is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back, an international speaker, and a self-proclaimed spirit junkie who has made it her life's mission to empower people to gain more confidence and live their purpose. She joins Dr. Hallowell on Distraction to talk about her latest book, Judgment Detox, a clear, proactive, step-by-step guide that helps people heal judgment and discover their oneness with others. 

Learn more about Gabby Bernstein on her website, GabbyBernstein.com.

Check out Gabby's latest book: Judgment Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back from Living A Better Life

If you like this episode, please rate and review Distraction on Apple Podcasts! It helps other listeners find our show. If you have a question, comment, or show idea please email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com

Learn more about our sponsor, Landmark College, the college of choice for students who learn differently. 

 

Dec 26, 2017

In our final episode of the year, Dr. Hallowell shares good wishes and his very best advice with listeners for the coming year and beyond.

From everyone on the Distraction team, thank you so much for listening to our podcast in 2017! We're looking forward to bringing you more great episodes in 2018! 

If you have a show idea or comment for us please email connect@distractionpodcast.com

Do you know someone who learns differently? Tell them about Landmark College in Putney, Vermont! 

Dec 21, 2017

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. 

Do you know someone who learns differently? Tell them about our sponsor, Landmark College, the college of choice for students who learn differently.

 

Dec 19, 2017

Are you task driven or deadline driven? Modern research has shown that procrastination does not interfere with success, and that procrastinators and non-procrastinators simply respond to motivation in different ways. In this episode, Dr. Hallowell and Mary Lamia, PhD discuss how emotions compel us to act, and how shame and fear aren't necessarily a bad thing.

Mary Lamia's book What Motivates Getting Things Done

MaryLamia.com

Learn more about our sponsor, Landmark College, the college of choice for students who learn differently. 

Do you have a question or show idea for us? Send an email or voice memo to connect@distractionpodcast.com. Or call and leave a message at 844-55-CONNECT. 

Dec 14, 2017

Dr. Hallowell responds to a listener question we received recently about ADHD coaches for kids. We think the self-proclaimed "disorganized parent" who reached out will be surprised to hear Ned's answer!

Do you have a question for Dr. Hallowell? Email it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Learn more about our sponsor, Landmark College, in Putney, Vermont.

Dec 12, 2017

Dr. Hallowell considers it a happy accident that he happened to attend a lecture given by third-grade teachers Darrah Parsons and Becky Kline. The talk focused on their experiences teaching young girls about Carol Dweck's groundbreaking findings regarding ability and achievement in life. In this episode, Darrah and Becky join Dr. Hallowell to talk about the differences between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, and why productive struggle is a really good thing. If you want to do more and be more in life, this episode is here to show you that you can! It's never too late to change your mindset, achieve your goals and find success. 

If you'd like to reach out to Darrah, email her at dparsons@hb.edu, and if you'd like to reach out to Becky, email bkline@hb.edu

Click HERE to go to Carol Dweck's website. 

Do you know someone who learns differently? Landmark College might be the right place for them. Learn more HERE.

 

Dec 7, 2017

How old is too old to be diagnosed with ADHD? We recently received a question from a person who suspects his parents have ADHD. They are 82 and 84, and the listener is wondering if there are successful examples of elderly people being diagnosed with and treated for ADHD. In this mini Dr. Hallowell relates the story of the oldest patient he's ever treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the surprising accomplishment his patient achieved as a result of his diagnosis!

Know a student who learns differently? Landmark College might be the place for them! Learn more about our sponsor by clicking HERE.

Dec 5, 2017

Understood.org is a non-profit organization focused on helping  parents whose children, ages 3-20, struggle with learning and attention issues. Dr. Hallowell spoke with Kevin Hager, Managing Director of Understood, and Amanda Morin, Content Development Manager for the organization about all of the resources available on their website and what kind of help they can offer parents of children who learn differently. From ADHD to dyslexia, dyspraxia, executive function issues, nonverbal learning issues, organization struggles and much, much more Understood is an invaluable, free resource with videos, articles and research all tailored to your child's age, gender and issues. Listen to this informative episode and then check out all of the information at your fingertips on this wonderful website. 

To learn more about our sponsor, Landmark College, the school of choice for students who learn differently, click HERE.

Nov 30, 2017

Finally there's proof that if you think you can do something, or think you can't, you're right! In this mini Distraction Dr. Hallowell talks about the "Growth Mindset" that was originally discovered by Carol Dweck, the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, and what that means for all of us. He talks about the difference between a "growth mindset" and a "fixed mindset" and why we should all be training our brains to think that our talents can be developed, rather than believing they're just innate gifts. 

Learn more about Carol Dweck's book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.

Do you know a student who learns differently? Landmark College might be the place for them. Learn more HERE.  

Nov 29, 2017

Students of all ages can have issues dealing with the stress and anxiety of their workload, whether they're in elementary school, high school, college or beyond. But there is help for those who feel overwhelmed! Jessica McCabe from How to ADHD joins Dr. Hallowell to share some tips and ideas on how to manage those feelings when they arrive, and how to avoid feeling overwhelmed altogether! This special episode is sponsored by Landmark College, with content support from Professor Rebecca Matte

Check out Jessica's website: How to ADHD

College capable students with ADHD require a different approach to learning to succeed academically. At Landmark College we help our students to explore and employ new learning strategies by teaching differently. We hold high expectations for our students, and encourage independence while also providing academic and social support. Learn more about Landmark College

Nov 28, 2017

How can I find my tribe and/or what I'm good at? What are some alternatives to medication for my child? How do we re-frame the conversation so prevention is the treatment? 

In this episode Dr. Hallowell takes some time to address a few of the questions he's received recently from listeners. If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell or the Distraction team please send an email to connect@distractionpodcast.com. We especially love it when our listeners record their question on their phone and email it to us as an audio file!! Or if you prefer, you can leave your question in a voice mail by calling 844-55-CONNECT. Please be sure to speak clearly and leave your name and phone number in case we need to reach out to you!

Please consider taking our Listener Survey.

Want to learn more about our sponsor, Landmark College? It's THE school for students who learn differently. CLICK HERE.

Nov 22, 2017

On this special day, Dr. Hallowell reflects on Thanksgivings past and present, and shares his thoughts on why this holiday feels so important. 

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Distraction!

Learn more about our sponsor Landmark College

 

Nov 20, 2017

Peter Shankman is a well known entrepreneur, author and host of the highly popular podcast, Faster than Normal. As you'll hear in this episode, Peter truly is faster than normal, as he talks faster than anyone we've had on the show thus far! But for good reason-- he's got a ton to say about the positive side of ADHD!

He recently called in to Distraction to share a few stories with Dr. Hallowell, including the unbelievable tale of how he wrote his bestselling book Zombie Loyalists. It's a highly unusual story that underscores the belief that people with ADHD can and should develop their own way of doing things. If you'd like to contact Peter, send an email to peter@shankman.com. 

Links mentioned in this episode:

Peter's Book: Faster than Normal

John Ratey's Book: Spark

Dr. Hallowell's Book: Driven to Distraction

 

Learn more about our sponsor Landmark College

Have you taken our Listener Survey

Nov 15, 2017

What's your life story? Dr. Hallowell is about to share his with the world! His 20th book comes out this spring and it's unlike any other he's written. In this mini he shares a few stories about some of the people and places in his new memoir, and encourages listeners to write a book about their own lives, even if it never gets published. Listen to this episode to find out why Dr. Hallowell thinks it's important to write your story and what you might learn along the way.

Learn more about our sponsor Landmark College. The college of choice for students who learn differently. 

Please take our Listener Survey.

 

Nov 13, 2017

At 23, Andrew Forsthoefel headed out the back door of his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. He had with him only a backpack, an audio recorder, and a sign that read "Walking to Listen." He had just graduated from Middlebury College and was ready to begin his adult life, but he didn't know how. So he decided to take a cross-country quest for guidance, one where everyone he met would be his guide. In this episode Andrew shares with Dr. Hallowell the lessons he learned through the power of connection and what he's up to today.

Thanks for listening to this week's episode of Distraction featuring Andrew Forsthoefel and his remarkable book, "Walking to Listen." Also, please do learn more about our incredible sponsor Landmark College, the school of choice for students who learn differently. Groundbreaking research has been done there for such disabilities as dyslexia, ADHD, and autism.

Important Links

Nov 9, 2017

If you've ever ignored someone in a social situation by busying yourself with a phone or other mobile device than you are guilty of phubbing. In this mini Dr. Hallowell gets fired up talking about why phubbing is bad for relationships and why this shouldn't be news to anyone. 

Please send us your questions, comments and show ideas! Email connect@distractionpodcast.com

Have you taken our Listener Survey?

Learn more about our sponsor Landmark College

Nov 7, 2017

It's not hard to imagine someone being diagnosed with ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, PLMD, depression or bipolar disorder. But imagine being diagnosed with ALL of those conditions? That's the reality for one U.S. veteran who recently reached out to Distraction looking for help. In this episode he opened up to Dr. Hallowell about his struggles and looks for advice on how to move forward in his life. 

If you have a question or comment please email connect@distractionpodcast.com or call 844-55-CONNECT. 

Are you a veteran in crisis?  Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255. 

Learn more about our sponsor Landmark College

Have you taken our Listener Survey?

Nov 2, 2017

Dr. Hallowell answers two listener questions in this week's mini Distraction. One asks about staying focused in church, and the other is looking for ideas on how to turn off unwanted thoughts. Dr. Hallowell makes suggestions to both listeners and offers a simple trick (that works really well) for turning off those unwanted thoughts. 

Do you have a question for Dr. Hallowell? Send your question via an email or voice memo to connect@distractionpodcast.com

Please take our Listener Survey. Thanks in advance!

Learn more about our sponsor Landmark College, one of the only accredited colleges in the United States designed exclusively for students who learn differently; including students with learning disabilities (like dyslexia), ADHD and autism spectrum disorder. 

 

 

Oct 31, 2017

The first step on the path to an ADHD diagnosis is sitting down with a qualified professional to learn your history. In this episode a listener who suspects he has ADHD joins Dr. Hallowell in the Distraction studio with his fiancee to talk about his life's story. It's the first step for this listener on the journey to discovering if he has ADHD.

Please rate and review Distraction on Itunes!

Dr. Hallowell's book: Driven to Distraction

Learn more about our sponsor Landmark College.

 

Oct 30, 2017

Do you know someone who struggles with schoolwork and studying? Jessica McCabe from How to ADHD joins Ned to share study tips for students who learn differently in this special episode sponsored by Landmark College. 

Check out Jessica's website: How to ADHD

College capable students with ADHD require a different approach to learning to succeed academically. At Landmark College we help our students to explore and employ new learning strategies by teaching differently. We hold high expectations for our students, and encourage independence while also providing academic and social support. Learn more about Landmark College

Oct 26, 2017

Are you always on the look out for the next disaster? Dr. Hallowell talks about the overwhelming vulnerable feelings that can go hand-in-hand with ADHD and offers ways to reduce and regulate those less-than-happy thoughts. 

Remember to subscribe to Distraction on Apple Podcasts so you don't miss an episode!

Learn more about our sponsor Landmark College.

1 « Previous 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next » 13