Telesummit Week Schedule of Experts
Monday, July 23, 2018
Tara McGillicuddy -- Understand and Clear ADHD Energetic Blocks
If you have tried all the different tips and strategies from leading ADHD experts and you are still feeling stuck, you may have energetic blocks. Energetic blocks may contribute to being stuck and get in the way of moving forward. During this talk Tara McGillicuddy will discuss the concept of energetic blocks and how they relate to ADHD. She will also discuss the types of things which may be contributing to and increasing energetic blockages. She will also look at why people with ADHD may be more prone to energetic blocks than people with out ADHD. Finally she will talk about ways to prevent energetic blocks and ways to remove and clear energetic blocks.
Leslie Josel -- “Dear ADHD Organizing Coach”
ADDItude Magazine’s Dear Organizing Coach, Leslie Josel will answer the most common questions she receives from her weekly column. Everything from paper clutter to disaster-zone bedrooms and from mastering to-do lists to arriving places on time. Parents, students, families, Leslie has the real answers to your most pressing questions. Tune in for these tried and tested solutions!
Dr. Sharon Saline -- When Worrying Takes Over: How You Can Overcome Anxiety and Live More Confidently
Living in a world that’s increasingly unpredictable, people are more anxious than ever before. For kids and adults with ADHD, worry and fear can increase their agitation, distractedness and impulsivity and make things seems worse than they are. Dr. Sharon Saline, author of What your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids in School and Life, discusses how anxiety works and what you can do differently to reduce your worries.
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
The school year hasn’t even started yet and already you may be anticipating how your child’s teacher is going to get along with your child. Will they understand your child? Will they be supportive? Will they be open to hearing your concerns and input? What do they know about ADHD and Executive Function? And if you are a teacher, you may be wondering how can you best collaborate with the families landing in your classroom this fall and have a positive interaction even when the parents are under so much stress and have so many concerns. As both a Parent Coach and a Teacher trainer, Cindy Goldrich has a unique perspective on how you can bridge what sometimes feels like a great divide and start the school year off with success.
Dr. James Greenblatt -- Understanding the Relationship Between ADHD and the Gut Microbiome
Just about everywhere you turn, there are studies and discussion about the importance of gut health and its effects on physiological and mental fitness. In his presentation, Dr. James Greenblatt describes the relationship between gut bacteria and behavioral disorders in young children. He shares new research and scientific literature, as well as thirty years of clinical experience and explains how to test for dysbiosis, abnormal bacteria in the gut, as well as guidelines for recommended treatment.
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
Self-efficacy is believing that “you can get the job done.” With a life time of “failures,” lack of self-efficacy or self-doubt can become a “normal” part of ADHD life. In this presentation you’ll learn the neuroscience behind improving your self-efficacy and your self-confidence, why increasing your confidence and your self-efficacy are keys to overcoming ADHD-related challenges, and the practical, easy steps you can take to start believing you can get the job done!
Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell -- The Treatment of ADHD Begins with Hope
Whether for children or adults, the treatment of ADHD should be comprehensive and include a wide range of possible interventions, certainly more than medication or some other single step. Assistance should also be provided over the long-term, as ADHD generally does not go away. The person being treated may not need to go see the doctor very often, but he should always know that help is just one telephone call away.
Rudy Rodriguez -- “Danger Will Robinson!” How to Strengthen Your Internal ADHD Alert System
You may remember the television show, “Lost In Space” that aired during the mid-1960’s (and now a rebooted Netflix series). The series follows the adventures of a pioneering Robinson family of space colonists who are stranded on a space planet after their ship is sabotaged and thrown off course. Many of the weekly series focused on young Will Robinson and The Robot who is often present to warn young Will of any impending dangers.
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
People with ADHD often need to rely on systems and strategies to help us remember tasks, stay organized and be successful in reaching our goals. A great system to use is technology and apps (as long as we stay away from Candy Crush or social media)!
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
Succeeding in school is often a huge challenge for students with ADHD, whether they’re earning straight A’s or struggling to pass their classes. The effort required to stay focused, keep up with assignments, and manage time effectively can take a toll on students’ motivation and create stress for the entire family. Dr. Maggie Wray specializes in helping high school and college students develop the organization, time management, and study skills they need to achieve their academic goals.
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
Let’s be honest: ADHD folks aren’t crazy about “simple.” They like things rich and deep and complex so they can dig in and really worry a problem to within an inch of its life! There’s a good reason behind all this “complexification” of ordinary (and especially tedious) tasks: we are trying to avoid boredom.
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
Getting through the ADHD medication maze can be tough. Knowing how to enlist the help of your pharmacist can make it easier. In this session, Colleen Hicks, BSc Pharm from Ontario, Canada shares with you how to collaborate with your pharmacist to ensure the best possible outcome when using ADHD medication as a treatment strategy. Listen in as she covers everything from what to do before you go to your prescriber’s office so you’re sure your prescription is complete, to what to do if you have a bad reaction to the medication prescribed…and multiple pieces of great advice in between. Knowing how to utilize your pharmacist as a resource in your ADHD treatment serves to expand your support system and ensure your success.
Lynne Edris -- Punctuality & ADHD: Arrive & Shine
Most adults with ADHD try to be punctual, but still struggle to be on-time consistently. Our chronic tardiness impacts us in business, at home, in our bank accounts, our relationships and causes a tremendous amount of stress for us and the people around us. You’re not rude. You’re not selfish. You’re not passive aggressive. You start every day with the intention of doing better, but you can’t seem to be on-time consistently. Setting your clocks ahead and getting up earlier doesn’t solve the problem! (If that was a game-changer for you, don’t bother to listen to this training!) The problem is complex, and the solutions starts from the inside out.
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
There is lots that goes into succeeding with ADHD. Clutter to clear. Task lists to manage. Skills to learn. Habits to change. A brain to nurture. Emotions to control. Communication to improve. These are all important.
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
ADHD is a diverse syndrome that deserves a multi-pronged approach. While medication can play an integral role, so can nutrition and proper supplementation. In this session, Karen Ryan, author and seasoned clinical and holistic nutritionist, delves into the correlation between nutrition and ADHD – simply what works and what doesn’t work.
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)
How do you help kids with ADHD to become more independent, no matter how young or old they are? In this interview, parent educators and coaches, Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster from ImpactADHD, will clarify exactly what ARE reasonable and realistic expectations for kids (depending on their age), and give you a simple and easy way to decide when and how much to help. They’ll identify 5 key motivators, and the 4 phases adults must understand to effectively transfer ownership.
Dr. David Sitt -- ADHD and Technology: Finding Balance
In an age where technology is fused into our lives, through cell phone dependency, constant social media engagement and screen time warnings for children, we can no longer assume all is well. The latest research shows that our attention span is shrinking; our ability to multi-task is hindered by the presence of our cell phones, tablets, and computers; and children’s brains are undergoing significant physiological shifts due to overexposure and dependence on phones/tablets. For children and adults with ADHD, these challenges are often magnified.
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
Got ADHD? If so, your working memory is taxed. Working memory is about loading thoughts, ideas, and concepts into your mind, holding them without forgetting them, and then running trial-and-error scenarios until they are organized and make sense. It’s effortfully engaging the executive functioning brain. Each time you engage your executive functioning brain, it’s like booting up your computer. It takes time to load the operating system, applications, and tools needed to do the work.
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.
You know the feeling. It seems like you were behind when you took your first step out of bed this morning. “That’s OK,” you said to yourself, “at least I have a good plan. As long as I just stick to that…”
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)
How many unfinished to-dos are on your to-do list? And why is it so hard to re-start and finish them? Alan P. Brown, ADHD/Productivity coach and creator of the award-winning ADD Crusher™ “virtual coach” videos shares the psychology behind this frustrating reality for our tribe, the visible (and invisible) costs of having so many unfinished things in our lives, and some fresh ways to approach them – so you can get ‘em done.
Gayle Sweeney -- Behind the Wheel With ADHD: The Effects of Peer Pressure and Social Skills Deficits on the ADHD Driver
Rick Green -- If Only I Knew Then, What I Know Now!
After a decade of advocating and educating adults, adolescents, and families about ADHD, Rick Green of TotallyADD.com talks about the difference the diagnosis made, specifically to his parenting, working life, and marriage.
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
People with ADHD often worry they won’t find a job they love that keeps them interested, excited and feeling successful. But the opposite is true. The unique wiring of ADHD actually provides certain key benefits that when leveraged open you up to create a fascinating, fun-filled, never-boring livelihood. In this call, Shell will introduce the 5 distinct advantages ADHD adults have over others in choosing and succeeding in a career. It’s true! Now’s the time to use these unique ADHD assets and step into a job you love!
Laurie Dupar -- How Coaching Works: 3 Powerful Coaching Questions to Help You Thrive with ADHD
What is it that coaches do that makes working with them one of the top recommended strategies in the management of ADHD by experts? Along with other skills, one of the most used tools coaches have is their use of powerful questions. Questions that are finely tuned and aimed at helping their clients discover their own answers. In this session, Laurie Dupar, founder and owner of the International ADHD Coach Training Center, pulls back the curtain and shares with you three of the most powerful questions ADHD coaches use to help their clients overcome their challenges and instead thrive with ADHD. You won’t want to miss it!
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