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Dr. Hallowell Newsletter            June 2014  

Two Summer Weeks With Ned and Sue Hallowell.

The first - for children and parents - is on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan at the Leelanau School, in Glen Arbor, just north of Traverse City. It runs from Sunday, July 13 thru Friday, July 18.

The second week - for adults only - is at another beach location, this one at the Cape Cod Institute in Eastham on Cape Cod. I grew up in Chatham, just a few miles south, so this week is especially poignant for me.

One of the advantages of each of these weeks is that Sue and I get to spend down time with the participants, which is wonderfully expansive for us all.


Hope to see you at one of these special weeks this summer. Read More  

Dr. Hallowell believes that in 99% of cases,
it's inappropriate to give medication to toddlers

Work Smart! Be More Productive!

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This valuable book is for everyone wrestling to maintain focus at work! It is a business book, not a book on ADHD (although there is one chapter devoted to ADHD).

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Dr. Hallowell LIVE
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.

October 29
ADHD & Marriage
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"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! - Anne
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Q: Dr. Hallowell, I feel so isolated lately as a stay at home mom. Do you have any advice for me?

A:  Connect! Your mind is telling you to reach out. Go to the market place, hairdresser, gym, religious groups, parent groups. The modern paradox is that we are interconnected electronically but disconnected interpersonally. The things that are pressing us down don't press so hard. Don't worry alone and get your other Vitamin C - Vitamin Connection. Read more here.
10 Tips for Managing Anger in Children

Of all the emotions that can get a child into trouble, at home or at school, anger leads the list. While sadness or anxiety can lead to misery, it is anger that leads to trouble, i.e., punishment, suspension, expulsion, and a host of other outcomes we don't wish our children to suffer.


Of course, it is also important that a child be able to express anger. But anger should be like a sneeze: it clears the passageways, then disappears. A child who cannot get angry can be in as much danger as a child who cannot control how angry he gets.


So the goal is to learn how to manage the often difficult-to-manage emotion we name anger. 


Here are 10 tips.  All of these cost nothing, can be used anywhere, and do not require the assistance of an expert. If you'd like to learn more, I refer you to my book, When You Worry About the Child You Love, from which these tips are loosely adapted.

The Mindful Approach to Attention
Mindfulness Training is finally receiving its deserved attention. The February 3, 2014 Time Magazine issue devoted its cover story to this rapidly evolving alternative practice.
There are many tasks throughout the day that require our attention. Attending to them requires that we self-regulate and maintain focus, especially difficult with ADHD.

Research shows that we all have a limited amount of self-regulation resources and with ADHD the supply is even smaller. I like to think of it as a reservoir that requires refilling throughout the day as we continuously drain our supply. When the reservoir is empty, we have difficulty focusing and coping; our will power is deleted. Mindfulness interventions can refill the reservoir. If we take mindful pauses during the day, we can keep the reservoir topped off. Again, a mindfulness practice teaches us the skills to recognize when the reservoir is in need of a refill. * Mindfulness Programs are available at the Hallowell Centers.
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
business-cellphone-woman.jpg 6 things highly productive people do every day -
Dr. Hallowell explains that distractions must be controlled in order to gain focus. He provides his advice in this article by Business Insider.    

Dr. Hallowell: Don't Worry Alone
- "When you have someone to worry with, it strengthens your resolve. If you are in a room in the dark alone, you feel paranoid. If you're in that room with someone else, you laugh." Dr. Hallowell weighs in on coping strategies for parents whose children have special healthcare needs. Read one mother's powerful story via Family Circle.

Download Dr. Hallowell's ADHD Time Assessment Chart - Use this chart to evaluate your daily tasks to see if they are worth your time.
Prioritize how you spend your time. Dowload the chart at ADDitude Magazine.

Tips to Gain Control of Your Focus by Dr. Hallowell - Follow the three word tips to help you gain your focus, with or without ADHD in the Tulane Insider.

What Do You Want for Your Children? - Dr. Hallowell talks to Motherhood Later on how to help children avoid a life of joylessness.
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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

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