Telesummit Week Schedule of Experts
Monday, July 23, 2018
Tara McGillicuddy -- Understand and Clear ADHD Energetic Blocks
Leslie Josel -- “Dear ADHD Organizing Coach”
Dr. Sharon Saline -- When Worrying Takes Over: How You Can Overcome Anxiety and Live More Confidently
After reviewing the physiology and psychology of anxiety, Dr. Saline will show you how to change your relationship to worry and avoid the pitfalls of negative thinking. Instead of avoidance, rationalization or reassurance, you will learn techniques for separating the person from the anxiety, talking to the worry itself and creating effective responses to ‘what ifs’. Dr. Saline also explores issues such as insomnia, social concerns and work/school performance and share examples from kids and adults with ADHD who also struggle with anxiety. She offers tools for teaching both adults and kids how to realistically evaluate situations, tolerate uncertainty and calm down. With these skills in hand, people move forward with more confidence and much less worry.
Cindy Goldrich -- You, Your Child, and Their Teacher - How to Help Everyone Get Along
Dr. James Greenblatt -- Understanding the Relationship Between ADHD and the Gut Microbiome
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Dr. Kari Miller -- Believe You Can Get the Job Done! The Power of Self-Efficacy to Meet the Challenges of ADHD
Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell -- The Treatment of ADHD Begins with Hope
Rudy Rodriguez -- “Danger Will Robinson!” How to Strengthen Your Internal ADHD Alert System
In real life many people have a personal inner guidance system that steers them away from potential dangers; knowledge stored in their hindsight that guides them in the moment. Those of us with ADHD or weak Executive Function system seem to lack a similar inner guidance system. As a result we generally experience poor foresight (seeing things ahead of time to prevent making or repeating mistakes). It is said that ‘we frequently make the same mistakes or errors over and over again without learning from our mistakes’
Join this presentation with CoachRudy and discover the tips and tools to help strengthen your Internal Alert System enabling you to see potential problems in advance and prevent making repeated mistakes over and over again.
Abigail Wurf -- Technologies and Apps to Get You Through Your ADHD Days
During her presentation, Abigail will walk you through a typical ‘Day in a Life with ADHD’ – from getting up in the morning and preparing for the day, to getting through work or school, and ending the day in such a way that you are well prepared for the next one. You’ll discover the technologies and apps that can make each day easier and more successful.
Dr. Maggie Wray -- Better Grades with Less Stress: Helping ADHD Teens Succeed at School
Join us for this special presentation to learn actionable ideas & strategies to help teens develop the skills, habits, and mindset they need to succeed in school, including:
- The real reason students procrastinate, and how to help them get “unstuck” and started
- 3 simple steps to super-charge students’ focus and motivation
- Why the most common study strategies students use are the least effective, and what to do instead
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Linda Roggli -- Your (Overly) Complicated Life: An ADHD Love/Hate Story
It’s fine to add a little tributary of complexity when we’re surfing the ‘net or puttering in the garden, but in the “real world,” making things more complicated than expected can have serious consequences. Easy tasks become monsters. They spread out over time. Other people get annoyed because the task isn’t DONE (the favorite four-letter word of ADHD folks).
This light-hearted, but deadly serious session offers insight in the why and how we complicate our ADHD lives, then offers some ADHD Success Strategies that help you avoid boredom while getting things DONE. Join Linda Roggli for this fascinating (and all too honest) session.
Colleen Hicks -- Collaborate with your Pharmacist to Ensure the Best Possible Outcome
Lynne Edris -- Punctuality & ADHD: Arrive & Shine
Join Productivity Coach Lynne Edris to get a deeper understanding of why you struggle to be on-time consistently, and learn simple strategies and insights to help you learn to On-Time, so that you can let your abilities shine!
Diane O'Reilly -- Escape the Dance of Co-dependence and Elevate your ADHD Relationships
- Does it feel like the more you give, the more frustrated, lost, helpless and stuck you seem to feel?
- Do you feel a constant push-and-pull in your relationships? A kind of crazy-making-energy that’s hard to define or change?
- Are you bewildered and confused that all of your helping doesn’t seem to be helping, that despite your best intentions to improve life for your loved ones, much of the time you feel unappreciated and even resented?
It might be that you’re in a codependent relationship. Women especially are vulnerable to codependence in their roles as mothers, daughters, wives and partners caring for people with ADHD. And they aren’t the only ones, the child, teen or adult with ADHD who’s on the receiving end of this care is also vulnerable to its toxic effects.
Life coach Diane O’Reilly sees a high frequency of codependent patterns in families and relationships where ADHD is present. In her presentation, Diane will explain the connection between the dance of codependence and ADHD and the high costs of these relationships. Learn how to elevate your relationships and experience more joy, freedom, personal fulfillment and an honest connection as a result.
Dana Rayburn -- Insider Secrets to Succeeding with ADHD
Yet, experience has shown that skills and pills aren’t enough. A solid, successful ADHD life needs a strong foundation. Plopping new habits and skills on a weak foundation produces weak results. Everything will be wobbly, like a house of cards that collapses at the slightest nudge.
Dana Rayburn sits down with us and talks about this idea of a strong ADHD foundation and three of her favorite game changing bricks she believes that foundation needs. Secrets that have shifted her and her clients from a life of ADHD frustration and failure to a life of ADHD Success.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Karen Ryan -- Changing the Face of ADHD … One Nutrient at a Time
Karen will explain the importance of a clean diet for both ADHD and mental wellness, key factors to incorporate (or avoid) into the diet, which vitamins and minerals are an absolute must and then, finally, the best ADHD diet protocols moving forward.
Getting a handle on ADHD symptoms is absolutely achievable with a few nutritional tweaks and Karen shows how simple it can be.
Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster -- Supporting vs. Enabling: How to Create Independent Kids (with or without ADHD)
Dr. David Sitt -- ADHD and Technology: Finding Balance
With taxed executive functions, splintered attention spans, propensity towards impulsivity and stimulus seeking, and other neurocognitive challenges, the ADHD brain requires mindful effort to live in balance with technology.
Drawing upon over a decade of clinical experience with ADHD and technology addiction, Dr. David Sitt will address such growing concerns and provide insights on how to live in harmony with technology. In this engaging webinar, methods for developing healthy boundaries will be presented, along with skills for overcoming common pitfalls that technology presents to those with ADHD. Techniques on how to maximize technology and use it for the betterment of your ADHD will also be discussed at length. Dr. Sitt will speak to the power of mindfulness and value of meditation as overall tools for living with ADHD, and their role in living in balance with technology.
Jeff Copper -- ADHD Working Memory and Overcoming Project Procrastination
When a computer loses power, the screen goes blank. The power switch must be pushed for the computer to be rebooted before work can continue. Often it feels like starting over. Same goes for working memory. If you have ADHD and are effortfully working on a project but you must leave it or you get distracted, it’s like the computer in your mind loses power and you have to reboot your brain. This is effortful, time consuming, and feels like having to start over, and over, and over, which is unproductive. Exhausted, you may often escape to procrastination to recharge yourself.
The trick to overcoming project procrastination is to learn how to use the hibernate button of your brain instead of constantly rebooting. ADHD and attention coach Jeff Copper will share insights, concepts, and strategies to help you overcome project procrastination. How? By pushing the hibernate button in your brain so you don’t have to spend so much time starting over by rebooting your brain.
Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright -- Salvage Your Day from TO-Do List Sabotage! - When Losing the Dog is Not Part of Your Plan.
And then, things changed. Traffic was terrible. It snowed unexpectedly and you have to pick up the kids from school. And your dog bolted on you. You’re feeling the pressure of all the people you’d committed to, the schedules you’re going to have to break. Your plan is dust.
In this conversation with podcasters and coach Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright, you’ll learn how to reclaim your time and attention when it feels like the world is out to get you. You’ll learn how to find perspective, even when your senses are muddied with ADHD overwhelm. And you’ll see how to use the tools in the mindfulness toolkit to re-center and grant yourself grace and peace. And you’ll do it all with a sense of humor.
Friday, July 27, 2018
Alan P. Brown -- Why We Can’t Finish Things! (And Simple Tips to Get ‘em DONE)
Gayle Sweeney -- Behind the Wheel With ADHD: The Effects of Peer Pressure and Social Skills Deficits on the ADHD Driver
Behind the Wheel with ADHD is here to help you manage the stress and panic when it comes to teens and driving as Gayle Sweeney presents on two important topics: how social skills deficits and peer pressure can impact the risks for teens learning to drive. You will discover how ADHD affects basic communication skills and awareness/motivation necessary for driving competency. You will also learn tips on how to help your teen manage the onslaught of peer pressure associated with teens and driving. Join in on this presentation so when your teen gets those keys, you feel safer, more confident and secure when the car pulls out of the driveway.
Rick Green -- If Only I Knew Then, What I Know Now!
Like most people who are diagnosed later in life, Rick was amazed at how his ADHD had impacted his life, for better and for worse. Looking back, he cannot help but wonder, “What if I’d known sooner? How might my life have turned out?” It’s a question people of all ages must confront, and Rick talks about moving forward, letting go of what might have been, and offers a checklist of things he has done differently that have made a huge difference in his son’s life.
“The good news is that I was able to spare him so much of the struggle and suffering that I endured. Seeing the difference that ‘knowing’ has made for him is what fueled my desire to create so many resources and videos for people who have, or love someone who has, ADHD.”
In the process Rick outlines strategies and tools that have made the biggest difference for him, his son, and thousands of others, and offers ideas on how to use the ‘emotional tornado’ that can erupt after a diagnosis to power one forward to success. “Anger, regret, sadness, and even relief, are natural. But they can become a trap.”
Shell Mendelson -- 5 Career Assets that Fire Up Your Amazing Brain
Laurie Dupar -- How Coaching Works: 3 Powerful Coaching Questions to Help You Thrive with ADHD
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Each day at 7am Pacific, we will send you an email containing a link to the 5 audios available that day. You will have 24 hours to listen to them for FREE. The audios are approximately 30 minutes long and feature our ADHD guest experts and their unique topic.
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