Recognition Responsive Euphoria

Over the past few years, Dr. William Dobson has helped multitudes of people of all ages who have ADHD by developing the concept of “rejection sensitive dysphoria,” or RSD.  The painful syndrome of feeling acute and profound dejection at even the slightest perceived insult or “dis” is common among those of us who have ADHD.

I’ve observed a sister syndrome of RSD in my 69 years of living with ADHD and my 38 years of treating the condition in children and adults.  This sister syndrome is, in my experience, even more common that RSD.  I call it:

Recognition Responsive Euphoria ,” or RRE.

Perhaps because people who have untreated ADHD are so accustomed to making mistakes and receiving criticism, they become positively giddy when they receive positive recognition. The best way to get them charged up and motivated is to praise—legitimately, honestly—some element of a project they’re working on, an outfit they’re wearing, a proposal they’re developing, an idea they’re hatching.

Dr. Hallowell’s presentation is on June 19th: What Kids with ADHD Need to be Happy . 28 experts sessions on understanding your child’s brain and behavior, parenting strategies that work for ADHD, treatment, and managing everyday life with ADHD. All FREE during the online event. 

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Summer CollegeCore Coaching - a one-on-one, personalized program for college bound high school students and for college students returning to school in the fall. Build a strong core of personal skills and routines for success by September. It is customized to your specific goals which may include:

  • Time Management
  • Sleep and exercise strategies
  • Self-advocacy skills
  • Emotional self-regulation for problem-solving & decision-making 
  • Motivation

Sessions are in person or via Skype/FaceTime. For a 15 minute complementary inquiry, please call Rebecca Shafir, speech pathologist and executive function coach at the Hallowell Center Boston MetroWest (978) 287-0810 or (978) 255-1817.  
ADHD and College

Monday, July 29, 2019 
10:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST
In person at: The Hallowell Center NYC
117 West 72nd Street, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10023

This workshop, led by Dr. Jocelyn Lichtin, PhD, is a day-long course in executive functioning and related college-readiness skills for college students with ADHD. It derives from evidence-based – specifically, cognitive-behavioral – interventions for ADHD that have been shown to lead to significant improvements in ADHD-related symptoms and impairment. 
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Our 14th Year!

If you haven't made plans for your kids this summer, it's not too late to sign up for our summer camp. Join me and fellow families J uly 14 - 19, 2019 in Glen, Arbor, MI.

Our Family Camp offers a mixture of ADHD education for parents through seminars and Q&As, and fun camp activities for kids, like kayaking, art and music. There’s also plenty of time set aside for families to spend quality time together.
August 12 - 16, 2019

Procrastinators, unite! It's not too late to enroll in the ADHD course Dr. Hallowell gives with his wife, Sue, at the   Cape Cod Institute.

If you are a professional, you can get  continuing education credit. But the course is also good for people who have ADHD or have an interest in ADHD (teachers, parents, spouses, for example) who want to learn more.
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