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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?
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Now displaying: November, 2017
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.

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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!

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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

 

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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. 

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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. 

 

 

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