28 episodes

Practice flexible thinking about ADHD. If an idea presented contradicts something you’ve heard elsewhere, rather than rigidly arguing about which viewpoint must be the correct one, ask yourself, “Is there a way both of these could be true?” This podcast invites you to think optimistically about who you are and what you are capable of. You may at times resist this invitation, worrying that if you think only of the positive you won’t take responsibility for impulsive behaviors. Ask yourself, “Is there a way I can reframe my impulsiveness and still take responsibility for my behavior?” Push yourself to find ways to think in terms of “both/and” rather than “either/or.”

The Gift of ADHD The Gift of ADHD

    • Technology
    • 3.8 • 11 Ratings

Practice flexible thinking about ADHD. If an idea presented contradicts something you’ve heard elsewhere, rather than rigidly arguing about which viewpoint must be the correct one, ask yourself, “Is there a way both of these could be true?” This podcast invites you to think optimistically about who you are and what you are capable of. You may at times resist this invitation, worrying that if you think only of the positive you won’t take responsibility for impulsive behaviors. Ask yourself, “Is there a way I can reframe my impulsiveness and still take responsibility for my behavior?” Push yourself to find ways to think in terms of “both/and” rather than “either/or.”

    Give Yourself The Gift of Organization - Guided Imagery

    Give Yourself The Gift of Organization - Guided Imagery

    I get it, if you have ADHD mindfulness can be hard and 5 minutes is too long. Guided imagery can use your gift of imagination and be easier for you to use.

    • 3 min
    How Big is Your God

    How Big is Your God

    Combining Eastern and Western religions Dr. Coutinho says God is an experience of the divine constantly calling you to deeper communion. God is always bigger than anything we know about God. Paul talks about his encounter with Mother Theresa and comments on the reports of her 25 year depression. A fascinating account of her simplistic faith of faith without clarity. How being a saint blocks access to the shadow which is one of the fundamental roots of the divine. The importance of beginner's mind with infinite possibilities vs, the limited growth of being an "expert."

    Fr. Paul Coutinho, S.J. is an internationally recognized Ignatian scholar, author, and speaker who brings an Eastern flavor to Western spirituality. A native of India and a Jesuit from the Bombay province, he frequently leads retreats, gives spiritual direction, and trains people to lead the Spiritual Exercises. He holds master’s degrees in both clinical psychology and religious studies, and he has a doctorate in historical theology from Saint Louis University, where he specialized in Ignatian spirituality and is now a visiting theology professor and on the Advisory Board of the Review for Religious and the Faculty Advisor for the Theology Club.

    • 23 min
    Just as You Are

    Just as You Are

    Receiving love is the message of Paul Coutinho who challenges the idea that fear of hell and false humility are religious ideals. As a culture we can be addicted to earning worth rather than receiving love just as you are. He talks about how unfulfilled dreams can lead you to develop new talents and abilities and ways to fulfill the underlying purpose of the underlying dream. How do you tell the difference between sincere desires and expectations others put on you?

    Fr. Paul Coutinho, S.J. is an internationally recognized Ignatian scholar, author, and speaker who brings an Eastern flavor to Western spirituality. A native of India and a Jesuit from the Bombay province, he frequently leads retreats, gives spiritual direction, and trains people to lead the Spiritual Exercises. He holds master’s degrees in both clinical psychology and religious studies, and he has a doctorate in historical theology from Saint Louis University, where he specialized in Ignatian spirituality and is now a visiting theology professor and on the Advisory Board of the Review for Religious and the Faculty Advisor for the Theology Club.

    • 26 min
    ADHD and Imagination

    ADHD and Imagination

    Studying leads to good grades
    Thinking leads to problem solution
    Imagination leads to world changers
    this is the one hour version of a previous post, The Imaginative Gifts of ADHD
    #ADHD #Addiction #ADD

    • 53 min
    The Homework Myth by Alfie Kohn

    The Homework Myth by Alfie Kohn

    Homework can extinguish curiosity but research has not shown any gains - on average- for homework. The data don't support the benefits "a second shift" of academic work after a full day in school. Excessive homework can create anxiety, depression and loss of self-esteem. Even kids who do homework well, see it as something to get over so they can move on to things they care about. Homework creates bad attitudes, rather than bad attitudes creating homework resistance. Homework interferes with a love of learning.
    #ADHD #ADD #giftofadhd #addisagift

    • 22 min
    The Gift in Your Crisis: Close Encounters of the Truthful Kind

    The Gift in Your Crisis: Close Encounters of the Truthful Kind

    Guy Finley calls crises “Close Encounters of the Truthful Kind.” He suggests that crises reveal ways in which you have lied to yourself and force you to transcend yourself by letting go of bad ideas. These bad ideas might be along the lines of “I don’t have a problem with alcohol” or “I can’t live without this relationship” or “it’s my job to save people from themselves.” Crises create change. Listen to my interview with Guy Finley to learn what gift you might find in a crisis. If you want to live in that life that is beyond your fears, listen to it. You might even want to make a practice of listening to it. Most of us know we are limited by our fears. This interview will help you quite simply figure out how to stop your negative imagination from ruining your life.
    Guy Finley is the best-selling author of more than 40 books and audio albums on self-realization. He is the founder and director of Life of Learning Foundation, a nonprofit center for self-study located in southern Oregon where he gives talks four times each week. Guy is a faculty member at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York and is a regular expert contributor to Beliefnet and the Huffington Post. For more information and to download Guy's Free 60-minute MP3 "Five Simple Steps to Make Yourself Fearless," visit http://www.GuyFinley.org/kit

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Anna Goldstein ,

Great info!

There is a wealth of information on this podcast. This is the real deal. Highly recommend this podcast if you want to learn tools to improve your life.

jhonos55 ,

Top ADHD expert now on podcast

I have read the books, and the podcasts take her message to another level. Thought provoking ideas that can offer immediate solutions and ensure long term skills to transform your life.

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