Episode 46

Published on:

8th Dec 2022

Thriving with ADHD: wisdom from Dr Ned Hallowell

"Distractions are our explorations, and some of them are wonderful." Dr Ned Hallowell

This week’s guest is Dr Edward Hallowell, is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and world authority on ADHD. He is the founder of The Hallowell ADHD Centers in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Seattle. Dr Hallowell is a New York Times bestselling author and has written 20 books on multiple psychological topics, including the groundbreaking Distraction series, which began with Driven to Distraction, co-authored with Dr John Ratey in 1994, and sparked a revolution in the understanding of ADHD.

He has spent the past four decades helping thousands of adults and children live happy and productive lives through his strength-based approach to neurodiversity and has ADHD and dyslexia himself.

During this week's episode, Kate and Dr Hallowell speak about:

  • How Ned came to be diagnosed
  • VAST rename to Variable Attention Stimulus Trait
  • Understanding the default mode network (DMN) and how to work with your DMN
  • The importance of connection for the ADHD brain
  • Finding 'your right difficult'
  • Does it matter, does it serve our mission?
  • Looking for stimulation
  • Why you should forgive yourself for the lack of executive function
  • Having a purpose that lights you up
  • What is your vision of greatness?
  • ADHD reframes and understanding our traits in a more positive way

Here's a link to Kate's new EFT and Tapping workshop for ADHD Overwhelm on 9th December at 2 pm

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Kate Moryoussef is a women’s ADHD Lifestyle & Wellbeing coach and EFT practitioner helping overwhelmed yet unfulfilled (many with ADHD like her) women find more calm, balance, health, compassion, creativity and clarity in their lives. 

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Are you ready to feel healthier, calmer and more balanced with your ADHD? Do you need help getting your emotional health, lifestyle and health on track but not sure where to begin? Perhaps you're newly diagnosed with ADHD and need some insights and perspectives on how you can turn your life around following this new discovery? In this new podcast, ADHD lifestyle & wellbeing coach and EFT practitioner, mum of four and ADHD herself, Kate Moryoussef will be having conversations with global experts, thought leaders, professionals and authors about how we can harness our wellbeing to work alongside our brains and enhance our lives as women with ADHD. So whether you're struggling with your nutrition, motivation to exercise, need help to calm your nervous system, struggle with anxiety, have found sleep difficult or simply looking for guidance on how to live a calmer and more balanced life - this podcast is for you. Kate will be bringing in a variety of guests and topics to help you live alongside your ADHD with more awareness, self-compassion and acceptance - no more self-criticism, judgement or blame - just honest, straight-talking conversations to help you live a kinder and more authentic life.
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ADHD Women's Wellbeing Podcast host, wellbeing and lifestyle coach, and EFT practitioner for women with late-diagnosed ADHD.