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Dr. Hallowell Newsletter            March 2014  

How can we make the most of every moment?



"But at my back I always hear time's winged chariot hurrying near." That line from Andrew Marvell's poem, "To His Coy Mistress," has stuck in my mind ever since I first read it in the 12th grade in 1968.


We all know it's best to make the most of every moment, every day, every week, every year. But the question that's gnawed at me ever since I first read that line, the question that's made the line stick with me and recur in my mind like the sometime tolling of a tower bell, is How? ....     Read More 

Dr Hallowell's ADHD Summer Enrichment Camp
Dr Hallowell and his wife Sue explain the ADHD Summer Enrichment Camp

Join Dr. Hallowell in London

From Sept 29th to Oct 3rd 2014, Dr Hallowell will host a series of workshops in London for parents, ADD adults, educators and health professionals.  The theme of the workshops is "Mastering ADHD for Lifelong Success" and focuses on Dr Hallowell's positive, practical and proven approach to help master the power of ADD/ADHD while avoiding its pitfalls. For more information, please visit ADDSpark.
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March 19 - Mindfulness Skills for Adults with ADHD group (3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/7). 10% discount for those enrolling BEFORE 3/12 

Free 15 minute Executive Function Training Inquiry call with Rebecca Shafir M.A.CCC, speech/language pathologist and executive functioning coach.

April 11 - 5 Steps to Busting Through Procrastination

May 2 - Time Matters Boot Camp   


Dr. Hallowell LIVE

April 2   
Overbooked, overworked and about to snap: strategies for coping in a world gone ADHD.


April 24   
NYC, 11th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference A Strength based approach to ADHD: Dr. Hallowell's Special Sauce.

April 25 
AZ, Cogmed Conference 2014
Finding the Buried Treasures in ADHD: Cogmed and a Strength-based Approach

July 14 - 18   
MI, Leelanau Summer Camp
ADHD Summer camp for children and parents.  10% discount before 3/1/13.

July 27
FL, ADDA International Adult ADHD Conference
Dr. Hallowell Grand Finale Keynote

August 11 - 15    
MA, Cape Cod Institute
Unwrapping the Gifts: A Strength-Based Approach to ADHD Across the Life Span
ADHD & Marriage  
ADHD Couple's Seminar starts April 15th
Melissa Orlov's live seminar has helped MANY couples change their relationship for the better. 

Register before April 1 & save $20. Use coupon code APRIL14 at checkout.  
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Driven to Distraction
Q: I WANT to be more successful at work, but my impulsivity is really getting in the way these days. I am constantly at odds with my co-workers and routinely get sidetracked when we attempt to manage projects together. Help!

A: You are not alone! One of the hallmarks of ADHD is impulsivity; which by definition is the lack of the brain's self-inhibiting function. In today's work environment it is exceedingly necessary to be thorough, focused, organized and interpersonally skilled. The answer is to recognize your individual challenge, accept yourself and all that is good about you and then decide what you are going to do about it. Ultimately, of course, the less impulsive you are, the better - easier said than done sometimes for sure.

One great beginning strategy is to hit the pause button. Stop. Literally take a breath. Think through the issue and get your facts straight before jumping in impulsively, whether it be in a meeting or one on one conversation with a co-worker.
- Nancy Snell, CEC, PCC

Want to Learn More?
- Contact the Hallowell Center NYC or SFO if you are interested in a strategy session with Nancy.
- See Nancy in-person at her Business Women in NYC Seminar on March 12th.
- Purchase Nancy's 3-hour training on the 5Ps of Time Management.
Treatment of Anxiety & Coexisting Conditions with ADHD in Young Adults
school-group.jpgTreatment for ADHD with therapy may take a variety of forms.  But what if you have ADHD and you also have anxiety? First of all, know that this is incredibly common. The norm is for ADHD to be accompanied by at least one other psychiatric condition (but do not worry if you do not have one!)

Approximately 25% of children with ADHD will meet criteria for an anxiety disorder. The rate of overlap between ADHD and anxiety for people of all ages is about 28%. So what to do? First, it may help to clarify that we all experience a normal amount of anxiety in our daily lives because life can be inherently stressful.  Anxiety only becomes a "problem" if it begins interfering with things that you would like to do or creates considerable distress.  For example, you could be less than thrilled to use airplanes as a form of travel, but it is not until you begin to avoid flying altogether or panic every time that you have to get on a plane, that it is time to seek treatment.  Read More
The Deep Anxiety Differential
When the impulsive self goes against the responsible self, life gets complicated.  

A lot of people with ADHD try to compensate for this, and are determined to stay on track and work hard to overcome the deficit. As Dr. Hallowell advocates in his strength-based approach, many of the underlying attributes of ADHD can ultimately be leveraged as strengths rather than deficits.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of anxiety.....
When the anxious self goes against the responsible self, it usually wins.

That's because anxiety creates a distortion of reality.  Anxiety is not the same as fear. Fear is realistic, and keeps us safe. Anxiety is paranoid, and drives us nuts..... Read More  
Dr. Hallowell Enrichment Programs
 ADHD Summer Camp with Dr. Hallowell for Children and Adults -
"This camp was amazing & I recommend it with my whole heart!!! My son and I benefited greatly. Plus, it was fun!" - C.J. Designed for children in grades 5 - 12 and their parents, this camp helps families build stronger bonds in a beautiful setting. July 14-18, 2014.  Watch the video and learn more here. What are the benefits to attending an ADHD Camp? This ADDitude article spells out some reasons why camp may be beneficial to your child. Learn more at

Educators & Parents: Help Students with ADHD Succeed in School 
Dr. Hallowell will again share his unique approach on how to manage this most commonly diagnosed neurobehavioral disorder of childhood at the Cape Cod Institute August 11-15th. Read his thoughts on ADHD here and find out more about here.  
Dr. Hallowell In the News
Doctors Trained to Spot ADHD in Children
- Dr. Hallowell imitates the actions of a six year old boy to help doctors evaluate and determine if he, and others like him, have ADHD or another condition. Read more in The New York Times
Routines Reduce Stress
- Dr. Hallowell explains that priorities are established when we create routines in our home and work lives. Just as young children in kindergarten learn to expect snack after circle time, we too need to add patterns to our days to reduce stress. Read more in The Observer.   
Dr. Hallowell Highlighted for Strength Based Approach - Jeff Emmerson, in his ADHDAdultBlog, writes how Dr. Hallowell helped him through some of the tough battles he faced because of his ADHD. 

5 Steps for Raising Good Kids -
Dr. Hallowell shares his insight on how we, as parents, can help our children become happy adults by incorporating his 5 step process. Read more at

ADHD is a Gift - Most diagnoses of ADHD involve the negative aspects of the condition. Dr. Hallowell maintains that ADHD is a gift, that will help the child soar once the gift is successfully unwrapped. Read more
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