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In ADHD Essentials, Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., M.S. interviews parents, teachers and experts to get their views on ADHD in childhood, and how it affects families.

ADHD Essentials Brendan Mahan

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 242 Ratings

In ADHD Essentials, Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., M.S. interviews parents, teachers and experts to get their views on ADHD in childhood, and how it affects families.

    The Importance of Being Understood with Amanda Morin

    The Importance of Being Understood with Amanda Morin

    Today, we’re talking to Amanda Morin. Amanda works in print and digital media as a writer and editor, empowering parents and educators to affirm the pivotal roles they play in children’s education. She played an integral role in launching Understood.org in 2014.

    In today’s episode, we discuss what Understood.org is and why it’s so valuable, learning loss during the pandemic, masking, and the importance of acceptance for neurodiversity.



    Guest Links:
    Learn more about Amanda and her work at https://www.amandamorin.com


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    ADHD Essentials Links:  
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    Contact Brendan at brendan@ADHDessentials.com

     
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    ADHD Rewired Podcast Network Plugs:
    ADHD reWired
    ADHD Essentials
    Hacking Your ADHD
    ADHD Diversified
    ADHD Friendly Lifestyle 

     

    • 41 min
    The Accomplishment Equation and Motivation as Resource Management with Brandon Tessers, LCPC.

    The Accomplishment Equation and Motivation as Resource Management with Brandon Tessers, LCPC.

    Today, we’re talking to Brandon Tessers of Effective Artistry.  Brandon is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC), trained professional actor, amateur singer/songwriter, former schoolteacher, and a self-described “enthusiastic if sometimes ill-prepared husband and father”. He’s been helping children and adults with their executive functioning for over a decade, and has been doing so as a licensed therapist for the last five years.

    In this wide ranging episode, Brandon shares his Accomplishment Equation. He talks about motivation as resource management, ways to recover energy, negative vs positive aims, and why change requires discomfort.



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    Guest Links:
    Learn more about Brandon Tessers at https://centerforeffectiveartistry.com

     

    ADHD Essentials Links:  
    Contact Brendan about booking a workshop for your organization
    Join Our Facebook Community
    Learn about & Register for the The ADHD Essentials Online Parent Coaching Groups 
    Check out the ADHD Essentials Homepage
    Contact Brendan at brendan@ADHDessentials.com

     
    Learn about & Register for the The ADHD Essentials Online Parent Coaching Groups 
     
    ADHD Rewired Podcast Network Plugs:
    ADHD reWired
    ADHD Essentials
    Hacking Your ADHD
    ADHD Diversified
    ADHD Friendly Lifestyle 

     

    • 52 min
    Processing Grief with Claire Bidwell Smith

    Processing Grief with Claire Bidwell Smith

    In this episode we’re talking to therapist and author, Claire Bidwell Smith.  Claire is a grief expert, and her latest book is “Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief”. 

     

    In this episode, Claire talks to us about grief.  She discusses the interconnections between anxiety and grief, a few different models and perspectives on the subject, it’s cyclical nature, the importance of making space for grief, how to handle it with kids, and why grief is around us more than we might think.



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    Guest Links:
    Learn more about Claire and her work at https://clairebidwellsmith.com

    Get Claire's books at https://clairebidwellsmith.com/books/

     

    ADHD Rewired Podcast Network Plugs:
     ADHD reWired
    ADHD Essentials
    Hacking Your ADHD
    ADHD Diversified
    ADHD Friendly Lifestyle 

     

    Learn about & Register for the The ADHD Essentials Online Parent Coaching Groups 
     

    ADHD Essentials Links:  
    Contact Brendan about booking a workshop for your organization
    Join Our Facebook Community
    Learn about & Register for the The ADHD Essentials Online Parent Coaching Groups 
    Check out the ADHD Essentials Homepage
    Contact Brendan at brendan@ADHDessentials.com

     

    • 40 min
    FROM THE VAULT: Out of Loss Can Come Gain Post Traumatic Growth in a Time of Crisis with Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D., Distinguished Chair of Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth, Bluemont, VA

    FROM THE VAULT: Out of Loss Can Come Gain Post Traumatic Growth in a Time of Crisis with Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D., Distinguished Chair of Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth, Bluemont, VA

    Today, we’re revisiting an episode from May of 2020 with Richard Tedeschi.  Richard originated the concept of posttraumatic growth with his colleague Lawrence Calhoun during their years at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. More recently, he has been applying the posttraumatic growth concept in the development of innovative programs for combat veterans and first responders. The success of which is leading to their implementation at a number of venues across the country. His new book about the growth experiences of military families is Transformed by Trauma: Stories of Posttraumatic Growth (2020).

    In Today’s Episode, Dr. Tedeschi talks to us about trauma, PTSD, and Post traumatic growth as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We discuss how getting clear on our beliefs can help us more effectively navigate this crisis, the importance of taking action for our mental health - especially actions that help others, and how parents can help their kids better handle difficult and challenging times.

     

    Register for a Free Consult for the Summer Parent Coaching Groups
     

    Guest Links:
    Find Dr. Teschi's books:

    Transformed by Trauma: Stories of Posttraumatic Growth (2020)
    The Posttraumatic Growth Workbook (2016) 

     

    ADHD Rewired Podcast Network Plugs:
    ADHD reWired
    ADHD Essentials
    Hacking Your ADHD
    ADHD Diversified
    ADHD Friendly Lifestyle 

     

    Learn about & Register for the The ADHD Essentials Online Parent Coaching Groups 
     

    ADHD Essentials Links:  
    Contact Brendan about booking a workshop for your organization
    Join Our Facebook Community
    Learn about & Register for the The ADHD Essentials Online Parent Coaching Groups 
    Check out the ADHD Essentials Homepage
    Contact Brendan at brendan@ADHDessentials.com

     

    • 41 min
    ADHD and Employment with Alex Gilbert of Capeable Consulting

    ADHD and Employment with Alex Gilbert of Capeable Consulting

    In this episode we're talking to Alex Gilbert of Capeable Consulting.  Alex has ADHD and dyslexia.  And after spending her career working in leadership development, she decided to start a consulting and coaching business to help adults with learning disabilities and/or ADHD who are struggling in their careers. 

    In this episode, Alex talks to us about navigating jobs, careers, and employment with ADHD.  She discusses what your favorite game has to do with picking a job, navigating boredom and imposter syndrome, the fact that interview questions are a two way street, and why things can be challenging but not hard.

     


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    • 45 min
    Why ADHD is Poorly Named with Brendan Mahan Your Acceptably Named Host

    Why ADHD is Poorly Named with Brendan Mahan Your Acceptably Named Host

    Today, host Brendan Mahan explores why ADHD is poorly named in response to some of the things talked about in the recent episode featuring René Brooks, Inger Colzie, and Stacey Machelle.

     


    >>>The ADHD Essentials Online Parent Coaching Groups

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
242 Ratings

242 Ratings

yarncake ,

Outstanding Resource

Over the past few months I’ve played from the start of the podcast to the end of 2021. I’ve tried a few ADHD podcasts and some seemed a bit hokey, some let too much opinion leak in without evidence, and some might be good but they literally hurt my ears (podcasters take note and find out what equipment and editing tools Brendan Mahan uses.) ADHD Essentials is the most listenable ADHD podcast I’ve found and it’s done so much to help me understand my newly diagnosed (at 46) ADHD. Thank you!

Chris Ht ,

Phenomenal pod

Very useful for everyone, especially Dads who are “neurotypical”, but don’t quite understand.

K/T 19 ,

ADHD Essentials indeed!

This is a great podcast. Brendan weaves together his professional and personal experience, bringing his insight and curiosity to every interview. He pulls experts from such a wide range of fields creating an impressive wealth of knowledge and exploring every facet of life with with ADHD.

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