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Archive for May, 2018

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Dr. Hallowell’s Memoir Nominated as Top Summer Read

Because I Come From a Crazy Family  is featured on PureWow!

9 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in June

“Hallowell is a psychiatrist who’s a leading expert on attention disorders. His new memoir is about his unconventional family and the joys and challenges that come with his profession.”

Read more in this PureWow article
Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

CBT for Mental Health and Pain Issues

Our own Terri Bacow, PhD. comments on the use of CBT therapy when managing pain and mental health issues. Read the article in Thrive Global

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Young Adults Who Learn Differently with ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism Open House

Join Dr. Hallowell for an exciting evening of great pitches and inspiring moments! Learn how young adults with ADHD, Dyslexia and Autism can create amazing careers!

6 – 8:00 pm Lite refreshments and hors d’oeuvre will be provided.

RSVP inventivelabs.org/2018-open-house-rsvp
This is a great opportunity to hear an amazing speaker, Dr. Hallowelland learn whether the Lab is the right place for you.

All the guides at the Lab will be present for you to meet and answer questions. Additionally, the people currently in our program (we call them Inventives) will be there to answer questions and share their stories. We have Inventives with interests in all kinds of fields: from art and animation, to techies and fisherman, to community builders and streamers. They come from all over the world.

Dr. Hallowell will be personally autographing 3 copies of his latest book – enter to win!

We will also be offering tours of our facility, where we can share the stories of people who have been through our program. This is our fourth year in business, so we have a lot to share. inventivelabs.org/2018-open-house-rsvp

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Celebrating 1,000,000 Downloads

Sending a million THANK YOUS to our Distraction Podcast listeners.

“I am so humbled and pleased hearing the news that we passed one million downloads,” said Dr. Hallowell. “This podcast has been a tremendous journey and I look forward to growing even more to unite us all in conquering the challenges of today’s modern world through the power of connection.”

If you’re not a subscriber, you can subscribe here.

To celebrate this AMAZING milestone, Distraction is giving away 3 copies of Dr Hallowell’s new memoir, Because I Come From A Crazy Family, The Making Of A Psychiatrist, as well as one 30-minute phone call with Dr. Hallowell!

LISTEN to the episode  to hear Dr. Hallowell’s personal message of thanks, answers to listener’s questions and  for details on how to enter the drawing to win 1 of 3 signed copies of Dr. Hallowell’s Memoir and one 30-minute phone call with him. 


Monday, May 28th, 2018

Mind-Map It or Journal It – Get It Down on Paper

by Rebecca Shafir, M.A.CCC Personal Development and Executive Functioning coach at the Hallowell Center MetroWest

Q: There are times when I’m concerned or worried about a problem with my business and there’s no one I can talk to about it. My family and co-founder will listen, but I have to be careful there. Even though the problem is fixable, they will tend to overreact and that’s not helpful. What to do?  Janice B.   Portsmouth, NH

Break away from the crowd and write down your thoughts, worries, fears and concerns. My clients often roll their eyes when they hear the word “journaling,” mostly because it sounds too earthy-crunchy, or it suggests just another to-do. Not something you need to do every day but writing down the problems, how you feel about them and possible solutions, is helpful when you need clarity before taking action. Expressing yourself to yourself on paper, ignoring the need for perfect grammar or punctuation, relieves stress. Swear, doodle and write down all the non-PC things you’d like to say! Put it all out there…on paper, of course. How liberating! Writing out self-affirmations, or your WHYs can perk up your spirits and jostle you out of that stuck, murky state of malaise.

If your concerns are multi-factorial and don’t take well to a narrative or bullet point format, draw a mind-map so you can see the interconnectedness between problems, people and things. Plus, writing by hand is soothing. It provides an inner peace in a way that typing on a computer cannot. Keep the entry or mind-map for reference and make changes when an idea pops up.

Don’t let stress strangle your startup. Meditate, exercise, and strengthen your core with CoreFour coaching. Contact me at Rebecca@mindfulcommunication.com


Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Taming Technology

Rebecca Shafir, M.A.CCC of The Hallowell Center of Boston MetroWest interviews renowned developmental psychologist Dr. Saul Rosenthal on the challenges and dangers of technology. Both Ms. Shafir and Dr. Rosenthal have extensive experience helping clients balance technology usage and offer suggestions to curb its over- and mis-use so that it becomes the helpful productivity tool it was intended to be.

Listen to the recording.

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