208- 9 Ways Occupational Therapy Tackles the Symptoms of ADHD
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OT can improve the skills kids need for daily living and give them the confidence to succeed in life. Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L, explains how to break down tasks into manageable steps, sensory interventions to increase focus, and more.

ADHD reWired
ADHD reWired
Eric Tivers
359 | Accidental Ahole with Angela Pieper
"ADHD is never an excuse; it's an explanation." Listen as your host, Eric Tivers, and his guest Angela Pieper discuss how companies can have more empathy around neurodiverse people while still holding them to the same standards as neurotypical employees, plus much more on this episode of .  Angela has worked in the alcoholic beverage industry for over fifteen years in roles ranging from waiting tables to managing multi-million dollar portfolios. She hopes to affect change in diversity and inclusion initiatives for people with neurodiverse conditions. Angela is a mom to a brilliant seventeen-year-old daughter and loves to travel with her husband. Listen as Angela discusses the company she works for and how the culture is important for her, what she would like her company to do to educate the leadership team around the struggles of neurodiverse employees, and how these same people can add value to the organization. Angela shares some strategies and tools she uses in the workplace that have helped her and helped some of her neurotypical colleagues. Angela speaks about what her ideal workplace would look like and how she would change the world if she could to help neurodiverse people in the workplace. Angela believes that if companies and leadership teams educated themselves about these issues, they could retain employees, which would help their bottom line. You'll learn: [02:36] Welcome to the show, Angela! [03:27] Angela explains why she wanted to come on the podcast. [05:26] Angela speaks about having the MTHFR gene mutation and how it affects people. [08:23] Angela shares how she felt when she realized she appeared combative or defensive when being curious. [10:07] Did you change the way you asked questions or change your tone? [12:18] Angela talks about being on a performance improvement plan and how her 90-day review went. [15:04] Angela speaks about where she wants to be in the next year. [18:51] Angela discusses the company culture she works in and how important it is for her to work for a company that talks the talk and walks the walk. [27:31] Angela shares what she wants to see companies do around neurodiversity and her company specifically. [29:52] How does this understanding of neurodiverse people add value to an organization? [31:08] Angela describes some tools and strategies she uses. [34:16] Eric believes that we should be curious about how people do and think differently. [36:55] By the age of 12, children with ADHD have five times a day more corrections than children without ADHD do. [39:26] Angela's ultimate goal is to say let's work together to figure out how we can fix this instead of being shoved into the neurotypical box. [44:58] What would your ideal workplace look like? [48:57] Angela speaks about what her ideal role would be. [52:34] Angela discusses how she would change the world for neurodiverse people in the workplace. [55:23] Angela shares some final thoughts about the awareness around ADHD. [57:03] Thank you for being on the show! [57:59] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron click on our Patreon tap at Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th.   We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions.  Learn more at . ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to and fill out the application. Productivity Q&A Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to Want to be a guest? Hey! What about you? Do you have a story? Are you a coach? Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, .
1 hr 2 min
The Psych Central Podcast: Mental Health Made Simple
The Psych Central Podcast: Mental Health Made Simple
Healthline Media
Stigma of Borderline Personality Disorder
The stigma associated with borderline personality disorder (BPD) is well documented and undeserved. In this week’s episode, Dr. James Seymour explains this complicated condition, discusses the “borderline” label, and explores the role past traumas may have in the development of BPD. Psychiatrist Dr. Seymour is the director of the Sierra Tucson’s Chrysalis Program. Listen now! Guest Information for 'Stigma of Borderline' Podcast Episode Psychiatrist Dr. James Seymour, who joined Sierra Tucson in 2010, is the Director of the Arizona-based mental health treatment center’s patient-centered Chrysalis Program. Dr. Seymour received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee and completed his psychiatric residency at the University of Virginia. He is a Somatic Experiencing Therapy practitioner, and board-certified by both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Trained in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, Dr. Seymour’s expertise spans trauma recovery, addictions, cognitive behavioral therapy, and somatic mind-body therapies. About The Psych Central Podcast Host Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an Asshole and other Observations, available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from the author. To learn more about Gabe, please visit his website, gabehoward.com.
24 min
Hacking Your ADHD
Hacking Your ADHD
William Curb
Breaking Down the ONE Thing
In this week's episode, I am going to be going over the book The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan - I was introduced to this book by Eric Tivers through the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups. I can't remember if it was required reading or just strongly encouraged when I took the groups, but the messages in this book were key to getting through the coaching groups. My first reading of the book was on audiobook and since then I've listened to it three more and read the physical version of the book twice. The subtitle of the book is, "The surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results" - and as I've mentioned before, just because something is simple doesn't make it easy. Each reading has helped me understand the concepts a little bit better and I was always able to pick up a few new things. Today I'm going to be going over the "surprisingly simple truth" in the book and discussing how we can better apply it for our ADHD brains. Support me on Patreon Connect with me on: Facebook Twitter Instagram or ask me a question on my Contact Page Find the show note at HackingYourADHD.com/theonething *Today's Top Tips* * Use the focusing question to help you determine your one thing - the focusing question again is: "What's the ONE Thing that you can do such by doing it that everything else is easier or unnecessary?" * Change your thinking and value your time by saying "no" more and time blocking time for your ONE Thing * You can have a ONE Thing for each of your life domains, but they should all be working toward a common purpose * If you liked this episode I'd recommend you check out the book the ONE Thing and read through it on your own - I skimmed a lot of parts for this episode so I'm sure you could get a lot more out of it. You can find a link to the book on the show notes page.
15 min
Therapy Chat
Therapy Chat
Laura Reagan, LCSW-C
261: Understanding The Process Psychedelic Somatic Trauma Therapy with Saj Razvi
Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C resumes part two of her interview with Saj Razvi, LPC, a clinician and director of education for the Psychedelic Somatic Institute. Listen in for a fascinating discussion on how psychedelics can help us go deeper in the process of healing trauma. Saj explains how psychedelics help us access different states of consciousness and why this matters in therapy for complex trauma. He explains the various models of psychedelic-assisted trauma therapy and how Psychedelic Somatic Institute teaches therapists to legally provide psychotherapy to clients using psychedelic medicine in private practice settings, and how this contributes to greater access to these healing medicines than has been available previously. * Register here (affiliate link) for a webinar to learn more about PSI's training * Read the White Paper that was recently published in the Journal of Psychedelic Psychiatry * Check out the PSI website: https://psychedelicsomatic.org * Listen to episode 218, Laura's interview with Dr. Craig Heacock on his work in the MAPS studies with MDMA. * Sign up to be the first to know when registration for Laura's Trauma Therapist Consultation groups opens in February, 2021! Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio
47 min
ADHD Support Talk Radio
ADHD Support Talk Radio
ADHD Support Talk - Tara McGillicuddy
ADHD and Realistic New Year Expectations
ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast co-hosts Tara McGillicuddy and Lynne Edris talk about the importance of having realistic expectation in the New Year. 2020 was such a crazy and stressful year for so many of us and because of this we may be expecting too much from 2021. Tara and Lynne talk about how to be both realistic and successful in 2021. Learn more about the FREE Time to Thrive Program: Tara McGillicuddy is described by those who know her - clients, fellow leaders, and community - as dedicated to the deep, soulful energetic-level shifts required by life. Whether she's helping to SEE your life more clearly, identify where you're stuck, tuning into sacred energies OR she's helping to build a practical life with tools, structure, physical help and precise action steps, she is committed to giving everything she knows to help you live your best life and to feel fulfilled by it. Tara has been known and celebrated in the ADHD community for decades of practical and long-lasting shifts in tens of thousands in her communities. The creator of ADDClasses.com, The ADHD Awareness Expo and ADHD Support Talk Radio Tara is one of the longest-standing leaders in the field. Over the years she has also honed her natural skills as an empath. She now also combines the rare gift of sight and energetic knowing and her latest project is Empath Now a resource to help Empower Empaths.   Podcast Co-Host Lynne Edris s a Productivity & ADHD Coach who helps distracted professionals from all over the world learn to accomplish what they intend and take control of their days with ease so that they can perform at the level of their abilities and have more time, more energy and more bandwidth for what matters most to them.  Lynne is a woman, wife, and mom with ADHD herself, so she understands the struggles and challenges of living with ADHD. She has gone from living in the constant state of chaos, overwhelm, and under-performance that adults with ADHD know far too well, to living a life of more success and fulfillment than she once dreamed possible. Her passion is to help others fulfill their own potential and start “firing on all cylinders” in all areas of your life. You can learn more about Lynne at , and text keyword “HACK” to 33777 to get her 7 Fool-Proof Productivity Hacks for unfocused professionals!   ADHD Support Talk Radio is an award winning Podcast for Adults with ADD / ADHD. Co-hosts Tara McGillicuddy and Lynne Edris are joined by Adult ADHD experts and they cover important topics related to Adult ADD / ADHD. Podcast guests include Dr. Edward Hallowell, Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, Dr. Ari Tuckman, Laurie Dupar, Terry Matlen and many more. Tara McGillicuddy is the Producer, Owner and Co-host of the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast. You may contact Tara with general questions or feedback about the podcast, Lynne Edris is the Co-host of the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast. You may contact Lynne with feedback about her episodes or if you are interested in having her interview you as a guest.
31 min
Ask Lisa: The Psychology of Parenting
Ask Lisa: The Psychology of Parenting
Dr. Lisa Damour/Good Trouble Productions
23: I Can’t Make Sense of America. What Do I Tell My Kids?
It’s not always easy to be the grownup in the room. What are the teachable moments for our children as we watch alarming events unfold in Washington DC? How do you move beyond intense polarization? Lisa talks about research conducted by social psychologist, Henri Tajfel, who survived WW II only because his German captors never discovered that he was Jewish. Tajfel explains how the Nazis are not so different from us. How does his research apply to present day and the recent Capitol Hill riots? How do you help kids see when they’re dehumanizing other people? Reena asks about radicalization online and cancel culture. Lisa explains how you can help your family work against discrimination and prejudice. Lisa's 1.7.20 article in The New York Times: Parenting While Shocked BOOK GIVEAWAY: New York Times personal finance columnist Ron Lieber's new book publishes next week! Enter to win one of 3 copies being given away by @asklisapodcast. 1. Follow us on Instagram and/or Facebook @asklisadamour 2. Tag a friend and leave a comment (on Instagram/Facebook) 3. Enter as many times as you'd like 3. For U.S. residents only (Give-away is not sponsored or endorsed by Instagram/Facebook. It will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on 1/25/21. Winners will be chosen at random and will be notified within 24 hours of the end of the give-away. Books will be mailed to the winners directly from the publisher.) Additional resources: https://www.drlisadamour.com/ Ask Lisa is produced by Www.GoodTroubleProductions.com Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @AskLisaPodcast, @LDamour, @ReenaNinan
29 min
Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support
Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support
Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support
Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support Podcast – 15 Tips to Thrive in 2021!
Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support Podcast - 15 Tips to Thrive in 2021. This podcast is an audio companion to the book "The Drummer and the Great Mountain - A Guidebook to Transforming Adult ADD / ADHD." In this episode, we'll discuss the "15 Tips to Thrive in 2021" as a hunter-type. 2020 was a rough year for many of us. It's time for a reboot. We'll review 15 tips that will make you healthier and more productive entering the new year. Topics include: building a solid health routine, time management, life visioning, mindfulness, and creating effective support systems.  Links Mentioned in this Episode: Alive! Online Workshop - Jan 2021 Strathmore 400 Sketchbook Episode 70 - Lean on Your Strengths Episode 62 - Sleep Episode 64 - Mastering Overwhelming and Mundane Tasks Episode 77 - Sprint then Rest Episode 54 - "Containerizing" Your Life through Mind Mapping and Other Tools Episode 71 - Mindfulness Episode 74 - Meditation  Episode 68 - Gratitude Practice Episode 65 - Journaling for Clarity   Don't see a player? Click this link to download the MP3 file. If you have an Apple device (iPhone/iPad), you can download the podcast (and subscribe) for free at this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/adult-adhd-add-tips-support/id988935339 Visit the podcast web page to listen to all 80 episodes: http://www.drummerandthegreatmountain.com/adult-adhd-add-podcast If you're enjoying the music on our podcast, be sure to visit Bahman's website to hear his entire catalog of albums! Photo by Alexander Schimmeck on Unsplash For more info, visit: http://www.DrummerAndTheGreatMountain.com
44 min
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