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Meet Dr. Hallowell

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Are you looking for practical, how-to solutions to life’s personal challenges? Best selling New York Times author, world-renowned ADHD expert and international speaker, Dr. Hallowell offers groundbreaking advice on how to:

  • Harness the power of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Survive in an ultra-competitive, ultra fast, attention deficit society while remaining sane
  • Raise happy children
  • Manage worry
  • Forgive without loosing yourself
  • Bring the best out of your employees
  • Develop your focus at work, school, home

A graduate of Harvard College and Tulane School of Medicine, Dr. Hallowell is a child and adult psychiatrist and the founder of The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco and Seattle. He was a member of the faculty of the Harvard Medical School from 1983 to 2004 until he retired to devote his full professional attention to his clinical practice, lectures, and the writing of books.

Dr. Hallowell is a highly recognized International speaker. He has presented to thousands on topics such as ADHD, strategies on handling your fast-pace life, the Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness, how to help your employees Shine, ADHD and Relationships and other pertinent family and health issues. He has been prominently featured in the media, including 20/20, Oprah, Dr. Oz, CNN, PBS and NPR as well as 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Dateline, Good Morning America, US News and World Report, Newsweek, the Harvard Business Review, Washington Post, New York Times and other popular publications.

From corporate audiences to parent-teacher workshops and national television shows, people who listen to Dr. Hallowell come away stimulated, inspired and empowered to change their lives. He is a charismatic speaker, combining the knowledge of a Harvard instructor with his incredible understanding of ADHD, human nature and the struggles we face in this crazy/busy world.

Dr. Hallowell is considered to be one of the foremost experts on the topic of ADHD. He is the co-author, with Dr. John Ratey, of Driven to Distraction, and Answers to Distraction, which have sold more than a million copies. In 2005, Drs. Hallowell and Ratey released their much-awaited third book on ADHD, Delivered from Distraction. “Delivered” provides updated information on the treatment of ADHD and more on adult ADHD.

Because I Come From A Crazy Family The Making Of A Psychiatrist

Dr. Hallowell’s Memoir, Because I Come From A Crazy Family The Making of A Psychiatrist  published on June 12, 2018, tells the often strange story of a childhood marked by what he calls the “WASP triad” of alcoholism, mental illness, and politeness, and explores the wild wish, surging beneath his incredible ambition, that he could have saved his own family of drunk, crazy, and well-intentioned eccentrics, and himself.

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In Driven to Distraction at Work: How to Focus and Be More Productive, Dr. Hallowell identifies the underlying reasons why people lose their ability to focus at work. He explains why commonly offered solutions like “learn to manage your time better” or “make a to-do list” don’t work because they ignore he deeper issues that are the true cases of mental distraction.

He is also the host of “DISTRACTION” a weekly podcast series created to explore how we are driven to distraction and offers coping strategies to turn modern problems into new-found strengths.

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In Dr. Hallowell’s book SHINE:  Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People he draws on brain science, performance research, and his own experience helping people maximize their potential to present a proven process for getting the best from your people. He introduces the 5 steps in the Cycle of Excellence: Select, Connect, Play, Grapple and Grow, and Shine.  He shows how each step translates into actions a manager or worker can do and do now to propel their people to excellence.

In Married to Distraction: Restoring Intimacy and Strengthening Your Marriage in an Age of Interruption, Dr. Hallowell teams up with his wife, Sue George Hallowell, a couples’ therapist, to explain the subtle but dangerous toll today’s overstretched, under nurtured lifestyle takes on our most intimate relationship. The good news is that there are straightforward and effective ways to maneuver your marriage out of the destructive roadblocks created by the avalanche of busy living.

Dr. Oz intereview –  Dr. Hallowell on “The Medical Condition You Didn’t Know was Ruining Your Marriage.”  Click here to watch Dr. Hallowell discuss Marriage and ADHD.

In Dr. Hallowell’s book with Dr. Peter Jensen, SUPERPARENTING FOR ADD: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child, Dr. Hallowell explains how easily the gifts of this condition are lost on a child amid negative comments from doctors, teachers, and even loving but frustrated parents. He has long argued that ADD is too often misunderstood, mistreated, and mislabeled as a “disability.”

Dr. Hallowell observes that people who do not have ADHD still often show many of its symptoms due to lives that are so busy that they overload their brains. He explores this phenomenon in his book, CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! In this book, Dr. Hallowell shows how the hectic pace of modern life has led our society to suffer from broader, culturally induced ADD. His insight into how to unsnarl frenzied lives and take charge of how we really want to be living provides true inspiration to us all.

In addition to his fame in the world of ADHD and pseudo-ADHD, Dr. Hallowell is also an expert in parenting, how to manage anxiety, and the importance of connection and forgiveness.

Dr. Hallowell lives in the Boston area with his wife, Sue, a social worker, and their three children.

How Dr. Hallowell Can Help You:

Visit Dr. Hallowell’s  Dr Hallowell Authors Page on Amazon  for a complete list of his notable books.

Dr. Hallowell sees patients at the Hallowell Centers

Dr. Hallowell has written books about many areas of mental health and well being

Dr. Hallowell has made several videos addressing popular topics

Dr. Hallowell’s ADHD summer programs: ADHD Family Summer Camp and Cape Cod Institute.  

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