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Meet Jeff Copper, ADDCA Graduate and Founder of Attention Talk Radio
Jeff Copper MBA, PCC, CPCC, ACG
ADD Coach Academy graduate, Jeff Copper, President of DIG Coaching, is the founder of Attention Talk Radio (ATR) the leading site for self help internet radio shows focusing on ADHD and ADD including managing symptoms of attention deficit disorder, adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD.
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Meet Jay Carter, ADDCA Graduate and Founder of Hyperfocused Coaching Systems, LLC
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Positive Thoughts are a Foundation to Floursihing
Research conducted by Professor Barbara Fredrickson at The Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has indicated that positive emotions hold clear benefits for supporting the creation of a more flourishing life.One of the foundational pieces for creating a flourishing life is cultivating more positive thoughts and emotions, than negative ones, on daily basis. But how much more?
Professor Frederickson has conducted research focused on ratios of positive to negative thoughts and emotions. In 2005 Fredrickson and Losada published an article in American Psychologist to suggest that positivity ratios above about 3-to-1 and below about 11-to-1 are what humans need to flourish. Basically, it takes allot more work to overcome the negative thoughts whcih create stress on the health of our bodies and brains. To learn more about the wonderful work Barbara Fredrickson is doing go to: http://www.unc.edu/peplab/home.html
Dr. Hallowell’s Response to the NY Times Opinion Piece “Ritalin Gone Wrong” NY Times January 28,2012
Regarding the opinion piece "Ritalin Gone Wrong" written by Alan Sroufe, Ph.D., (NY Times, Jan. 29, 2012): As is usually the case when the use of stimulant medications like Ritalin makes it into mainstream media, the piece pushed emotional hot-buttons in a way that would scare the daylights out of uninformed readers and lead them to avoid ever using such medications or allowing their children to, thereby giving up on a class of medications with enormous potential benefits.
Let me offer a different point of view. I'm an M.D., a child and adult psychiatrist who's been treating children who have what we now call ADHD for over 30 years. I was on the Harvard Medical School faculty for 20 years, and I still see patients in my offices in Sudbury, MA, and New York City every day. I have both ADHD and dyslexia myself. I've co-written, with John Ratey, the best-selling books on the topic of ADHD. I know this condition, and its various treatments, inside and out.