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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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Mar 28, 2019

A study at the University of Michigan has shown that people with ADHD have a higher level of creativity which could make them a valuable asset in fields that value innovative and nontraditional approaches. Dr. Hallowell explains. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more HERE

 

Mar 26, 2019

Allison Hausman had an idea and she went for it. She joins Ned to talk about the podcast project she conceived of and created, and provides some inspiration for our listeners who need a little push to get started on their own projects. As Allison says in this episode, "Keeping up the energy (to work on your project) is a choice. No one's going to do it unless you do." 

Allison's project: The Pledge Podcast

Allison's email: thepledgepodcast@gmail.com

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College, the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more HERE.

 

Mar 22, 2019

Dr. Hallowell answers a couple of questions we've received from listeners in recent weeks. The first is a question from a parent about managing their child's ADHD medication and another listeners asks about their spouse's impulsive behaviors. 

Tim Wilens' book: Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids

If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell please send it in an email to connect@distractionpodcast.com. Or, record your question as a voice memo on your phone and sent it to us! 

And please remember to subscribe to Distraction so you don't miss an episode! 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently at their Open House on April 6th! 

Mar 19, 2019

Making good financial and other life decisions can become more difficult as a person grows older, gets sick, or for a variety of other reasons. Chris Heye of Whealthcare Planning joins Ned to talk about the four big challenges of aging and what individuals, caretakers and loved ones should be on the lookout for when assessing someone's decision making ability. Chris' company offers tools for individuals and financial advisers for behavioral assessment and future planning, and helps people avoid financial scams and exploitation as they age. 

Access the tools mentioned in this episode HERE.

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Join them for their Open House Event on April 6th! 

Mar 15, 2019

One of our favorite ADHDers, Jessica McCabe of How to ADHD, joins Ned to talk about how to balance school life with your social life, because they are equally important! In this special episode sponsored by Landmark College, Jessica and Dr. H discuss tips and techniques for prioritizing these two aspects of life. 

Emotional First Aid (the book Jessica recommends in this episode) 

To learn more about our incredible sponsor, Landmark College, in Putney, Vermont. Click HERE. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently.

Mar 14, 2019

Roughly 80 percent of those with ADHD are diagnosed with at least one other psychiatric disorder sometime during their life. The most common are learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, sensory processing disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder, according to ADDitude Magazine. So what do you treat first? Dr. Hallowell tackles this question in today's mini.

And thanks to Distraction listener Latrisha for asking this question in an email she sent us recently. If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell or a show idea email us a note or record a voice memo and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com

Landmark College's Institute for Research and Training is hosting their annual Summer Institute for Educators June 24-26, 2019. Learn more and/or register for this event HERE

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently HERE

 

Mar 12, 2019

Essential oils seem to be ubiquitous these days, but some of us know very little about them or their health benefits. Dr. Eric Zielinsk, or Dr. Z as he's known, shares a ton of knowledge with Dr. Hallowell about all of the ways essential oils can be beneficial, as well as practical information on how to get started using them for things like weight loss, anxiety, depression, insomnia and so much more! As Dr. Z puts it, essential oils are nature's original medicine. 

Dr. Z's book: The Healing Power of Essential Oils

Dr. Z's website: Natural Living Family

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Learn more at their Open House on April 6! 

Mar 7, 2019

Lying is a common problem for those with ADHD and there are strategies you can use to work past it. In this mini Ned responds to  concerned mom who reached out about her 11-year old son who is struggling with telling the truth. She's tried various forms of punishment with little success and is concerned about her son ruining future opportunities and relationships because of the lying. Dr. Hallowell shares some insights and suggestions for our listener, along with a healthy dose of optimism too. 

Do you have a question or show idea? We'd love to hear it! Email us at connect@distractionpodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently at their Open House on April 6. Click HERE for more information. 

Mar 5, 2019

Stress, anxiety and depression can affect everyone in our society, from the youngest to the oldest. Our guest today offers ways to break free from these feelings and move past them in her new book, Goodbye Anxiety Hello Freedom. Author Stephanie Dalfonzo shares many different techniques with our listeners for overcoming anxiety and building resilience. As Stephanie says, some of the tools are deceptively easy-- but don't let their simplicity fool you. It's these simple shifts that create lasting changes!

Download 5 tips from Stephanie's book: 5 Easy Ways to Calm Anxiety

Stephanie Dalfonzo's Website:  https://stephaniedalfonzo.com/goodbye-anxiety-book/ 

Do you have a show idea or question for Dr. Hallowell? Email connect@distractionpodcast.com

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. To schedule a campus visit or to learn more click HERE

Mar 1, 2019

Going to school in another country can pose some interesting and unique challenges for those with learning differences. Jessica McCabe from How to ADHD returns to Distraction to share some ideas on ways to get the most out of your experience in this special episode sponsored by Landmark College. She and Dr. Hallowell discuss topics ranging from getting prepared for your trip to whether or not you can bring your medications with you. There are quite a few nuggets of wisdom in this conversation! 

To learn more about Jessica click HERE

Check out our sponsor, Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It's the college of choice for students who learn differently! 

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