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Distraction

Struggling with distractions in this amped up world? We guide you through it all with 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: May, 2021
May 27, 2021

Lying is a common problem in children, but especially for those with ADHD. It's a dangerous habit but it is a solvable problem 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 was originally released in March 2019. 

May 25, 2021

Prioritizing, organizing and time management are fundamental skills that everyone should have, but unfortunately many never learn. Self-described school junkie and founder of SchoolHabits.com, Katie Azevedo, joins Dr. Hallowell to share some habits and hacks to help get you through school, work, and life in general.

The conversation includes an in-depth discussion of The Pomodoro Technique, a time management system that was developed by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980's that everyone can benefit from, not just those with ADHD!

Check out Katie's website: SchoolHabits.com

Got a show idea? Email it to us at connect@distractionpodcast.com.

This episode was originally released in Season 2.  

May 20, 2021

You might have asked yourself at some point, "What do I want out of life?" But have you ever asked yourself what you'd be willing to sacrifice for your goals? Ned talks about drive and determination, and how to figure out what you really want. He thinks the secret to uncovering your greatness might lie in recognizing the recurring struggles in your life!

Mark Manson's article mentioned in this episode: https://qz.com/584874/you-probably-know-to-ask-yourself-what-do-i-want-heres-a-way-better-question/

Reach out to us with your questions and show ideas! Email connect@distractionpodcast.com

This episode was originally released in October 2018. 

May 18, 2021

Most of us have been annoyed at one time by the sound of another chewing or breathing, but for some it goes way beyond annoyance. For those who suffer from misophonia, everyday sounds like gum chewing, lip smacking, or the clicking of a pen can induce feelings of outrage.

Dr. Hallowell talks to Josh Furnas, a man who has suffered from misophonia since he was a young child, and Dr. Phillip Gander, an assistant research scientist at the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Iowa about this unusual condition. 

Links:

www.misophonia.org

www.misophonia-association.org 

Dr. Phillip Gander

Reach out to us with your questions and comments by writing an email or recording a voice memo. Send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com. We look forward to hearing from you! 

This episode was originally released in March 2017. 

May 13, 2021

Overscheduled lives can be especially stressful for those with ADHD. That's why carving out time to be creative is extra important for neurodiverse brains. In this mini, Dr. H responds to a question from a mom about her son's busy schedule and whether or not it is inhibiting his happiness and growth.

Do you have a question for Dr. Hallowell? Write an email, or record a voice memo on your phone with your question and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com

Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. Our producer is Sarah Guertin.

This episode was originally released in January 2020. 

May 11, 2021

Regulating your emotions can be especially difficult when you have ADHD. Intense feelings of vulnerability and insecurity, or being sensitive to rejection can make life even more difficult for those with race car brains and bicycle brakes. This week, Dr. H answers questions from listeners about how to manage these intense emotions and reactions, and why people with ADHD are more likely to have trouble with emotional dysregulation.

Have a question or comment? Record it using the voice memo app, or write an email and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin. 

This episode was originally released in November 2019. 

May 6, 2021

Dr. H shares a story about a time he should've said "no" and didn't, and how it completely backfired on him. He shares two ways you can say "no" without hurting or offending the other party. And they'll both leave you guilt-free!

Do you have a question or comment? Write an email or record a message using the voice memo app on your phone with your question and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. Our producer is Sarah Guertin.

This episode was originally released in March 2020. 

May 4, 2021

David Giwerc created the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches over twenty years ago. He joins Ned to talk about how the whole coaching thing works, whether you want to use one or become one. The conversation takes an especially interesting turn when David uses his coaching expertise on Dr. H as they explore the results of an online "character strengths" test that Ned took while recording this episode.

To learn more about becoming or finding an ADHD coach go to ADDCA.com or email info@ADDCA.com. To take the character strengths test that Dr. H took while recording this episode go to: VIACharacter.org.

Do you have a question or comment? Write an email or record a message using the voice memo app on your phone with your question and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. Our producer is Sarah Guertin.

This episode was originally released in February 2020. 

May 3, 2021

Today's question comes from Shelley, a mom with ADHD kids, and a teacher with ADHD students. She wrote, 

I’m married to a wonderful man with adhd and several of my children have adhd. I’m also a middle school special education teacher and fully half of my students have adhd. How can I as a teacher help my students learn about their own strengths and weaknesses and provide them with ways to try strategies that will help them succeed? I feel that we fail adhd kids in school by our own lack of knowing how to help them take ownership of their learning. 

Today's question is answered by guest-expert, Dr. Kelli Miller, a licensed psychologist at Forman School.

If you have a question or comment you'd like Dr. Hallowell to address in a future Q&A episode just like this reach out to us! Write an email or record a voice memo and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.  

Learn more about our sponsor, Forman School, a coed college prep school dedicated to empowering bright students who learn differently in grades 9-PG. Forman School provides the individual attention these students need.

Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. Our producer is Sarah Guertin.

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