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Live Telephone Classes (Teleclasses) Available From Dr. Hallowell & Dr. Ratey:   

To enroll or to find out more about these classes go to www.allaboutminds.com and click on the link to ‘short courses by phone’.  

Short Courses to Include Marriage Series

Dr. Hallowell announces two pairs of seminars for those who struggle in their ADD-affected marriages. Based on feedback from those who have taken a previous marriage short course, these courses are offered in pairs where each course targets one spouse in the couple so that Dr. Hallowell can address the specific issues of each spouse.

The ADD Marriage for the Non-ADD Spouse - February 28 or March 28
The ADD Marriage for the ADD Spouse - March 6 or April 3

Dr. Hallowell will provide you with a brief overview of some of the major pitfalls in the ADD marriage and tell you why THERE IS HOPE! You'll also have plenty of time to ask questions and hear the questions of others (often strikingly like your own!)

The ADD Marriage for the ADD Spouse (Next Class Mar 6)

ADD marriages provide a host of issues that need management. As the ADD spouse, you may be wondering why you married someone who has so little patience with you or why things are so different now from when you were dating.


The divorce rate for couples with at least one partner with ADD is significantly higher than the national average. This course provides an overview of topics that you, the partner with ADD, need to be aware of to make your marriage healthy. What are common "traps" found in ADD marriages? What's it like to be the non-ADD partner? How do you keep from getting nagged so much?

This course is specifically for the ADD spouse. You have special issues revolving around communication patterns and how your spouse behaves towards you (and you towards him/her!) that you need to be thinking about. How do you keep from shutting down or getting angry? Why doesn't this marriage feel like the one you signed up for?

Your spouse is welcome to listen if he/she wishes, and we recommend that you consider signing your spouse up for the companion course, "The ADD Marriage for the Non-ADD Spouse".

This session will be given on Monday, March 6 at 8:00 pm. EST or on Monday, April 3 at 8:00 pm. EST and consists of a short lecture with a long format Q&A. You will find that hearing others' questions will be very reassuring - you are not alone!

The ADD Marriage For the Non-ADD Spouse (Next Class Feb 28)

Dr. Hallowell provides useful strategies for avoiding some of the typical "traps" that populate ADD marriages. This course is specifically for the non-ADD spouse


The divorce rate for couples with at least one partner with ADD is significantly higher than the national average. This course provides an overview of some of the important topics you need to be thinking about to keep your marriage healthy. What are the common "traps" found in ADD marriages? What's it like to be the ADD partner, or to have one? How do you keep sex alive in a "short attention span" marriage?

This course is targeted specifically to the non-ADD spouse in the partnership. You have special issues and frustrations about how the household runs (or doesn't), how to communicate and be heard effectively, how to make the day-to-day smoother, and how to mesh your approach to the world to that of your spouse - which is likely very different.

Your spouse is welcome to listen in if he/she wishes, and we recommend you consider signing your spouse up for the companion course, "The ADD Marriage for the ADD Spouse".

This session will be given on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 8:00pm EST or on Tuesday March 28 at 8:00 pm EST and consists of a short lecture with a long format Q&A. You will find that hearing others' questions will be very reassuring - you are not alone! Top of Form

 

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ADD Medications - What They Are and How They Work (Feb. 9)

ADD medications can be confusing. Find out what the options are, how they work to treat symptoms, and potential side effects.  Taught by Dr. John J. Ratey. 

The world of ADD medications is confusing for both adults and for those who are choosing medications for their children.   In this course Dr. Ratey will tell you what the various medication options are for treating ADD, how they work in the various systems  of the brain to treat ADD symptoms.  As the author of "A User's Guide to the Brain", Dr. Ratey is an expert on psycho-pharmacology and the workings of the brain.  In addition to explaining the biological effects of these medications, Dr. Ratey will review what sort of side effects one might experience.  He will also provide an overview of how to monitor effectiveness and treatment.  As medication is never a complete treatment for ADD, we suggest participants in this course also consider "Non-Medicinal Treatments for ADD".

*Note - this course has a more biological/medical bent than the one to be taught by Dr. Hallowell on April 5th.  Thursday, Feb. 9 at 8:00pm EST

 

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Non-Medicinal Treatments for ADD (Feb. 13)

This course explains the most important non-medicinal treatments for ADD - those things that everyone with ADD should be doing to stay healthy.    Taught by Dr. John J. Ratey.

 

All people who have been diagnosed with ADD need to have an arsenal of strategies for keeping their lives, and health, in order - whether they are taking medicaiton or not.  This course covers the most important non-medicinal options for improving your life if you have ADD.  In addition, Dr. Ratey will explain WHY these strategies work from a physical and pscyhological point of view.

Monday, Feb. 13 at 8:00pm EST

 

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Anxiety and Depression in ADD Adults (Feb 15)

ADD leaves a person feeling as if they are facing potential disaster all the time. This course delineates specific steps you can take to minimize worry and start to move away from depression.    Taught by Dr. Edward M. Hallowell.

 

ADD leaves a person feeling as if they are facing potential disaster all the time - What did we forget?  What might we say wrong?  ADD also presents many repetitive challenges, not all of which are easy to navigate.  These things lead to higher than average rates of depression and significant anxiety.  This session delineates specific steps you can take to minimize worry and start to move away from depression.   Please note that this course will cover the same material as the course on January 19th, but is taught by Dr. Hallowell.    Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 12:00pm  EST
 

 

Live Telephone Classes (Teleclasses) Available From www.ADDCLASSES.com: 

 

For : Adults with ADD

All of life is about choices.. making them or not making them and what happens after that.   Structure and systems are key in making decisions more easily. While no predetermined system is perfect for everyone, you do have to decide on an uncomplicated system and practice using it, in order for it to be useful when you need it.


This session will help you look at how you decide what you do next and how you evaluate what you have done in order to make more efficient choices the next time.  It is designed to help you  learn to take constructive action as opposed to looking for an analytical identification of problems.

Date: Tuesday February 21, 2006

Time: 9:00 pm EST – 10:00 pm EST (New York Time)

Cost: *Free

Format: Teleclass

Long Distance Charges May Apply

 

For: Parents of Teens with ADD / ADHD

Routines are familiar patterns on which adolescents rely on managing their daily lives. As parents often look for ways to be organized and save time; routines become a much needed helping hand. By working together, adolescents create daily schedules, are able to organize their personal belongings, which results in empowering them to feel that they can remain in control of their activities and brainstorm through potential obstacles.
• Home Environment
• Homework Time
• Outside Activities

Date: Tuesday February 28, 2006

Time: 9:00 pm EST (New York Time)

Cost: *Free

Long Distance Charges May Apply

 

For: Parents of Children with ADD / ADHD

Communication is essential to people, and especially for families. Learn how to build stronger bonds by focusing on each family member’s strengths and passions. We show you how to create a system for your family by using calendars and meetings in order to define each others needs.

• Daily Living Skills
• Family Bonding
• Communication

Date: Tuesday March 14, 2006

Time: 9:00 pm EST (New York Time)

Cost: *Free

Long Distance Charges May Apply

Pre-recorded audio classes:

Listen to these on your computer at your own convenience

 

For: Adults with ADD/ADHD

Many adults with ADD have the best of intentions at the start of a New Year, but quickly become disappointed when they find themselves slipping back into old habits. This teleclass will discuss 3 essential steps to making and keeping a resolution when you have adult ADD, as well as discussing some essential skills for managing adult ADD.

Format: Audio Class

Length: 1 hour

Cost:Special $4.95  Regularly $7.95

 

This class discusses effective strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD to advocate for themselves in areas including:

·          Diagnosis

·          Treatment

·          Workplace Issues

·          Educational Settings

·          Home and Family

·          Social Situations

Length: 30 minutes

Format: Audio Class

Cost: 3.95

 

 

For: Adults with ADD/ADHD

In this class adults with ADD/ADHD will learn tips and strategies to help manage money.

Format: Audio Class

Length: 50 minutes

Cost: $7.95

 

For: Adults with ADD/ADHD

Life with ADD is full of ups and downs. How would seeing failure in a different light add to your life? Join us to take a look at what failure can offer you as someone with ADD. Through interactive discussion, we will explore failure, share practical how-tos and offer support to bring joy to your life with ADD.

Format: Audio Class - This is a recording of a live interactive teleclass. This class is not in lecture format.

Length: 1 hour

Cost: $7.95

 

For: Adults with ADD/ADHD

Although ADD is generally seen as a hardship, there are also wonderful advantages. Join us to take a look at what ADD can contribute to your life. Through interactive discussion, we will explore the benefits, share practical how-tos and offer you support to enjoy life with ADD.

Format: Audio Class - This is a recording of a live interactive teleclass. This class is not in lecture format.

Length: 1 Hour

Cost: $7.95

 

For: Adults with ADD/ADHD

Some people who might want to start an ADD support group in their area don’t, because they may suffer from 2 common treatable conditions.

Credentialitis and Perfectionism. There is hope for those with both conditions.

If you ever got frustrated because there was no ADD support group in your area, and no one who you could really talk to for more than 15 minutes who really knew ADD here’s your chance to do something about it. Create one. I created the Vancouver Adult ADD support group that’s affiliated with CHADD Vancouver with some other people, and I’m not perfect and despite that, it’s going pretty well.

Length: 1 hour

Format: Audio Class

Cost: $7.95

 

For: Adults with ADD/ADHD 

Are you an entrepreneur who has been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD? Did you know that people with with ADD/ADHD are more likely to be entrepreneurs because of their creativity, salesmanship, and ability to multitask. In this introductory course we will go over strategies that ADD/ADHD entrepreneurs can use to avoid pitfalls and to maximize their strengths.

Length: 1 hour

Format: Audio Class - This is a recording of a live interactive teleclass. This class is not in lecture format.

Cost: $7.95

 

For: Adults with ADD 

In this Audio Class participants will learn about:

·          Vital Objects

·          Where To Store Stuff

·          Room Routines

·          Quick Clean

·          Designing for ADD

·          Creating Stations

Format: Audio Class

Length: 70 minutes

Cost: $7.95

 

For: Adults with ADD

 Learn about Tips, Strategies, and Resources that help adults with ADD organize.

Length: 55 Minutes

Format:  Audio Class - This is a recording of a live interactive teleclass. This class is not in lecture format.

Cost: $7.95

 

 

For: Adults with ADD/ADHD

Keeping track of tasks and time is a problem for lots of people.  But people with AD/HD have the added hardship of mental distractibility -- loosing track of stuff and of time.   Time management is not only about fitting in appointments with other people but also about making time for the things you want or need to do.  One perfect system for everyone just doesn't exist. You may have a great system today, but tomorrow it'll be too boring to bother with. In this session we'll talk about the priorities others set for you and the ones you name for yourself. Bring your calendar and your to-do- list.  We'll talk about 'em!

Length: 86 Minutes

Cost:  Special $4.95  Regularly $7.95

Format:Audio Class

 

For: Spouses and Partners of Adults with ADD / ADHD

Spouses and partners of adults with Attention Deficit Disorder will learn effective ways of communicating with their spouses and partners.

Format: Audio Class - This is a recording of a live interactive teleclass. This class is not in lecture format.

Length: 1 hour

Cost: $7.95