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Changing the ADHD Brain
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
11/30/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Analyze how omega supplements help neurons communicate more effectively.
  2. Implement movement in the classroom to reduce ADHD symptoms.
  3. Determine two reasons why children with ADHD act 2-3 years younger than chronological age.
  4. Establish how the lack of maturation in the frontal lobe influences inattentiveness and hyperactivity.
  5. Explore the side effects that sleep deprivation has on the ADHD brain.
  6. Support the findings that more time in nature reduces the symptoms of ADHD.

Why Not Medication?

  • Useful as a short-term tool
  • Concerns with long-term use: Effects on the brain

ADHD and the "Immature" Brain

  • Brain imaging evidence of ADHD
  • Research regarding ADHD brain development
    • Frontal lobes mature more slowly in the ADHD brain
    • Excess theta brainwaves
  • Implications for treatment

Movement-Based Strategies

  • Wake up an underaroused ADHD brain
  • Hyperactivity as an adaptive mechanism
  • Play and exercise grow the brain
  • Role of rhythm and timing training
  • Integrated movement systems for ADHD
    • Yoga, martial arts, qigong

Frontal Lobe/Working Memory Strategies/Tools

  • Use it or lose it: Brain training changes the brain
  • Games for impulse control and working memory
  • Computerized cognitive training programs
  • Meditation and mindfulness for ADHD
  • Neurofeedback: learning to change brainwaves

Diet and Nutrition

  • You are what you eat
  • Importance of proper sugars, fats, proteins and water
  • Studies show that proper diets increase dopamine while poor diets decrease dopamine
  • Omega 3-6-9: What you need to know for brain health
    • The evidence for effectiveness
  • Multivitamins/minerals: Do they make a difference
    • Food sensitives: the role of gluten
    • Food additives
    • Pesticides
      • Link with ADHD
      • Is organic really necessary?
    • Optimal diet for ADHD

ADHD and Nervous System Overstimulation

  • "Overaroused" subtype of ADHD
  • Stress, anxiety and ADHD: the connection
  • Breathwork and movement for nervous system calming
  • Heart rate variability biofeedback
  • Use a mandalynth to quiet and focus the brain

Environmental Influences

  • Video games and Social Media
  • Sleep deprivation
    • Same symptoms as ADHD
    • Strategies to help insomnia
  • Environmental toxins: lead, phthalates, pollution
  • Nature Deficit Disorder: time outdoors helps with multiple ADHD concerns


Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD, is adjunct assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL, and author of 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD, Making the Grade with ADD, and ADD and Your Money. She is a nationally certified counselor and a licensed mental health counselor, and has a private counseling practice where she specializes in ADD/ADHD counseling and coaching. Sarkis won the American Psychological Association Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2001, and has been published in the Journal of Attention Disorders. She has made media appearances on CNN's Health Minute, Fox News, ABC News, Sirius Satellite Radio, First Business Television, and numerous other networks and stations. She was also featured in the book The Gift of Adult ADD.
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Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals