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Dr. Hallowell Newsletter            May 2014  

I am currently working on a book on how to achieve focus in today's busy workplace and in life in general. 

The following 10 tips, each 3 words long, are part of the book. Please let me know if you find them helpful!

1. Do The Impossible. People focus most intently when they take on a challenge, when they are working in an area where they are skilled, but where they are also stretched. Often, amazingly enough, what seemed impossible becomes possible.

2. Trust Your Way. Perhaps the single most cliched song lyric ever, "I did it my way," became so cliched because its message is so powerful. Read More
In Honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Dr. Hallowell Pay Tribute to His First Grade Teacher, Mrs. Eldredge
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week,
watch Dr. Hallowell as he pays tribute to his
first grade teacher, Mrs. Eldredge.

"When "fear" is removed from the learning process, learning can continue."

Dr. Hallowell on the Dr. Oz Show

Tentative Air Date May 19th

Adult ADHD is the topic for the upcoming segment of the Dr. Oz show.

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June 21
MA, Practicing Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Healthy Change Conference - For healthcare professionals who are committed to prevention as well as treatment. Dr. Hallowell Keynote: Now to Prioritize for Improved Efficiency and Happiness.

July 14 - 18   
MI, Leelanau Summer Camp
ADHD Summer camp for children and parents. 

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

September 29-October 3
London, UK ADDSpark Workshops Dr. Hallowell's workshop features his Strength based approached.
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This Month's Feature:

  "A valuable and comprehensive guide on living with ADHD. I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not is a brilliant compilation of stories of people living with ADHD followed by tips on how to 'tap into your special power.' It's a life-saver of a book that can change your ADHD life for the better." - Dr. Edward Hallowell

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Dr. Wes Crenshaw offers thirteen principles for successful living with ADD and ADHD drawn from twenty-two years of experience and 23,000 hours of clinical discussions with hundreds of interesting clients.
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Dr. Hallowell Speakers Bureau


Dr. Edward Hallowell at the Cogmed Conference 2014: "Finding the Buried Treasures in ADHD: Cogmed and a Strength-based Approach"

"Ned, you were a MAJOR hit and a crowd favorite from the past 10 years of speakers! Your authenticity and kind heart shine through and are a phenomenal complement to your obvious knowledge of how our brains work! You knocked our socks off...and we are proud to be discerning! Anytime I can offer a resounding reference for you as keynote, please send folks my way! Thanks again...your message positively impacted so many of us and made the weekend truly memorable."
- Anne

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Q: How does becoming a mom impact ADHD challenges?

A: To start, not all women feel warm and fuzzy, or have that wonderful "glow" about them during pregnancy. I can personally attest to this, I hated being pregnant. My mother prepared me saying, "I felt the best I've ever felt when I was pregnant." When I felt the worst I had ever felt, I was completely caught off guard. I remember sitting in a prenatal yoga class, listening to the other women gloat and describe how great they felt, as I thought, "I hate being pregnant...what's wrong with me?" The answer is: Nothing. Admitting that you don't like being pregnant, does not mean you are a bad mom. For women with ADHD, pregnancy can be a difficult time......   Read More

Kelly Coppola, LCSW, has ADHD, years of experience working in the field, and recently gave birth to her first child. "Even as a clinician, I never realized how important this topic was, and how limited the resources are. There are tons of books about pregnancy and motherhood, but they have nothing in them on what to do for ADHD. My hope is to shed light on the subject and start a dialogue to educate, support and empower women and moms with ADHD."
The Dilemma of ADHD in Bright Young Girls
Dr. Shirley Liu

Early on in my career, when I was still training to become a psychiatrist, I had the fortune to work with the first adult female I diagnosed with ADHD. She had every indication of an individual with inattentive ADHD: difficulty completing tasks, disorganization, easy distractibility, losing job after job not because she wasn't talented at her work but for careless mistakes and missing deadlines-she even had a brother who was diagnosed with ADHD when they were children, but somehow her diagnosis was missed until she was almost 40. By then, she had endured nearly two decades of disappointment, frustration, and feelings of failure for not being able to "just keep it together" and hold the same job for more than 6 months.1

As I reflect on all the occupational as well as psychosocial consequences she experienced as a result of her unidentified and untreated ADHD, I realize that even within my practice alone, her story is not uncommon.  Read More
Wanted: Future Superheros
X-Men - Superheroes that are powerful, potentially dangerous, yet are capable of so much good. This is the dramatic conflict in Marvel comics and the hugely successful Marvel movie franchise.

People with ADHD - Superheroes with brilliant minds, who can fall astray, yet are capable of so much good. This is the dramatic conflict of everyday life for many people with ADHD.

In Marvel's comic series, the X-Men attend the Xavier Institute. It is a training site to help them explore and refine their powers. The Institute helps them accept their differences, bond with similar individuals, and build confidence in themselves. Upon leaving, they are ready to use their strengths to better the outside world.

What if there was such a place for people with ADHD?  

I discovered just such a place called InventiveLabs.
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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.
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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

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.  
Dr. Hallowell In the News
Brain Training to Address ADHD Symptoms? Dr. Hallowell has been researching the  brain-training system called the Atentiv System for the past year-and-a-half in the Boston Hallowell Center, and are beginning trials in the New York Center. Atentiv uses a headband containing an EEG-based brain-to-computer interface that precisely measures attention levels in real time. Children play the specialized video game on a computer or mobile device, using their attention levels to make their moves (no keyboard is used). Equally important, kids like to play the game. Compliance is rarely a problem. The Atentiv System, developed by Waltham-based Atentiv, Inc. and available to the public in May 2014, takes brain training to a new level.

Dr. Hallowell Reflects on Learning Disabilities During Teacher Appreciation Week - Create an environment in which your child feels neither fear nor shame. "Mrs. Eldredge didn't know why I could not read, but she did know what to do about it. At each reading period, she would come over and wrap her arm around me. That simple sign of encouragement was tremendously reassuring. With her beside me, I knew none of my classmates would dare make fun of me. Such was the power of Mrs. Eldredge's arm." Read more in ADDitude Magazine.

ADHD Does Not Exist?! Dr. Hallowell Counters - "No responsible scientific authority says ADHD does not exist. Saul is blatantly misleading people to sell his book." Read more in this Newsweek article. 
Dr. Hallowell Recommends Ways to Calm Your Mind - Spending too much time alone is a recipe for anxiety. Face time with another person can have a grounding and calming effect, and you should do it every four to six hours. Read more in Oprah.  
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TONIGHT! May 13, 2014, 9:00 - 10:00pm EDT
with Eric Tivers 
In this 1 Hour FREE Teleseminar you will learn about some of the best Apps, Tools and Strategies to be productive as an adult with ADD / ADHD. Eric Tivers will teach you how these productivity tools will help to Motivate you and Get Things Done. Eric will also be answering YOUR questions about the best productivity tools for Adults with ADD / ADHD. 
Listen over the telephone or internet! 
*You will be able to listen to a free replay until 5/27/2014. 
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May 18, SouperSoul Sunday - Dr. Shefali Tsabary is an unusually gifted therapist and author who lives and practices in New York City. I recommend you check out her interviews with Oprah: both airing Sunday May 18th; at 11:00 am EST and another for LIFECLASS at 9:00 pm EST.

June 20 - 21 Tools for Healthy Change is an exciting professionals conference organized by Joslin Diabetes Center's Institute of Lifestyle Medicine. This highly-interactive program addresses how to effectively counsel and support your patients to improve their overall lifestyle through stress resiliency, nutrition and exercise, as well as how to code and bill for lifestyle medicine. Special offer for Wellcoaches members, $50 off: use discount code THC-WC50 
"Far too much attention is stressed on what is wrong with people with ADHD, not what is right." - Edward M. Hallowell


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