Podcast and Webinar Appearances

“How to Cultivate Calm and Reduce Stress for the whole family”

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“How Children Thrive, Bringing Together Mindfulness, New Science on Brain Development”

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Self Compassion & ADHD

 
A practice of self-compassion has been shown to improve our well-being, motivation, and how we treat people around us. Researchers have demonstrated that from childhood to adulthood, counter to often feared, letting go of perfectionism and self-criticism provides huge benefits in life. It’s not a new-age cry that everyone is perfect as they are, but the opposite – it’s building the ability to tackle challenges with the same benefit of the doubt you would give a close friend. It’s even more vital with ADHD, because of chronic struggles with life management, executive function-based, skills that undermine self-confidence and self-image. Without self-compassion, it becomes that much harder to stay motivated and get a handle on ADHD. For parents, teens, and adults, a healthy dose of self-compassion goes a long way to managing ADHD with more persistence, skill, and success.

 

Learning Objectives:
  • To recognize the impact of ADHD on self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • To understand the impact of low self confidence and self-esteem on motivation and resilience.
  • To understand the impact of low self confidence and self-esteem on emotion and behavior towards others.
  • To explain research in self-compassion on its own and in relation to ADHD
  • To introduce self-compassion practices applicable in everyday life.

Ask the Expert: Mindfulness, Stress, & Emotion

Just as ADHD is more than many people realize, so is mindfulness.  ADHD is a wide-ranging disorder that undermines executive function, causes stress, and potentially impacts near every aspect of daily life.   Mindfulness is a long-term practice that allows us to better stay focused and settled under stress, teaches cognitive flexibility, and encompasses both compassion and ethics.   It does not mean sitting still and is more than time spent on an engaging hobby.  The concept of ‘nonjudgmental awareness’ means training ourselves to see our experience with clarity and determination.

Mindfulness is a lifelong practice that has been shown, like physical exercise, to train traits needed to manage life skillfully.  While the word ‘mindful’ has been appropriated in many ways, the underlying intention runs deep.   Studies suggest brain-based changes in focused attention (even if you have ADHD), stress management, emotional regulation, and even compassion.  Mindfulness develops various cognitive traits through direct practice over time, and through those changes supports all aspects of ADHD care.

Learning Objectives:

  • To recognize the impact of ADHD and executive function on stress and emotion
  • To explain the importance of flexible problem solving and persistence in ADHD care
  • To review the benefits of stress management on ADHD care
  • To describe mindfulness as an extensive and ongoing three-part practice building practical traits for managing everyday life
  • To introduce mindfulness practices that demonstrate focus and staying settled, working with habits, and compassion
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A Mindfulness Practice for Healthcare Workers During COVID from Dr. Mark Bertin

Dr. Mark Bertin offers tools that healthcare providers can turn to when they’re caught up in stress, feeling overwhelmed, or simply facing the challenges of the day.

Here are three simple practices that healthcare workers can use in the middle of a chaotic time—or in the middle of serious challenges. These practices are not a Band-Aid or a fix for anything in particular. They’re an acknowledgment that when we’re knocked off balance and we’re caught up in stress, there’s some value to having tools at hand that we can use to settle ourselves in any given moment.

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Staying Strong and Resilient While Staying Home

Whether in everyday life or in the middle of a crisis, our children’s resilience starts with our own. The situation we are in right now is full of fear, anxiety and uncertainty. One foundation of supporting our children, as parents and as teachers, is building our own resilience. How can we as adults sustain ourselves in the middle of a crisis – and how can we set children up to stay happy and strong too?

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Social Distancing as a Family: Screen Time Strategies and Resources for Parents of Children 6-12

During this period of social distancing, how can parents engage their children to develop meaningful routines, and ensure they get the exercise, sleep, and emotional connection they need? As schools require children to be online more than ever, how can parents ensure that children get the offline time they need to learn, play, and thrive? How can parents guide their children to use screens in a limited and intentional manner? In part two of our quarantining with kids series, pediatrician Mark Bertin and psychologist and parent educator Teodora Pavkovic answered these questions and more.

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Social Distancing as a Family: Screen Time Strategies and Resources for Parents of Children under 6

What do young children really need during these difficult times? What can parents do to ensure that their young children are getting the sleep, play, and exercise they need while confined to the house and separated from their friends? How can parents get their work done without using screen time to keep kids busy?

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Talking Brains Podcast: A podcast about parenting during the coronavirus pandemic.

You may already have marked a week since you quarantined with your kids. You also may feel like you’re about to lose your sanity. Good news! Mark Bertin MD has returned to Talking Brains to help you figure out this “new normal.” 

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A Parents’ Guide to Social Skills Strategies for Children with ADHD or Autism (or Both)

“In this on-demand webinar, learn social skills strategies for children with ADHD or autism (or both).”

In this webinar, parents will learn:

  • The impact of ADHD on social emotional development
  • How autism affects social and emotional skills
  • Which clinical interventions best support social emotional abilities
  • How to support social emotional skills at home
  • How to decide between the various options for intervention available for children with ADHD and autism.
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Metta Hour with Sharon Salzberg

Raising Resilient Children

Sharon shares a conversation about raising resilient children with Mark Bertin, MD & Christopher Willard, PsyD.

Buzz words such as “thriving,” “resilience,” and “mindfulness” may fill headlines and sell books, but what do they really mean, and how do we cultivate these traits in ourselves and our families? Sharon and her guests look beyond the buzzwords and towards the basic concepts of skillful parenting that have been known across cultures for millennia. Together they explore the best of what both science and wisdom traditions have to teach us about cultivating happy, healthy families.

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FutureTech Podcast

The Path of Development – Dr. Mark Bertin, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician and Author –Developmental Issues in Children—Status & Treatment

In this podcast, Dr. Mark Bertin, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician, and celebrated author discusses ADHD and provides a general overview of child development.

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TiLT Podcast

Resilience, Executive Function, and Mindfulness

How to develop resilience, both in our kids and ourselves, the ways in which executive functioning impacts all aspects of a child’s development, and how mindfulness can be a powerful tool to help parents manage the uncertainty in day-to-day life.

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Full PreFrontal Podcast

From Flux to Flow

Life is complicated and we all are doing the best we can to manage its inherently challenging nature and predictably unpredictable flow. Developmental disorders like ADHD, and mental disorders like anxiety and depression, further exaggerate this uncertainty and creates a permanent state of flux. On today’s podcast our guest, Dr. Mark Bertin, a developmental pediatrician and an author of multiple books, talks about best ways to understand ADHD and augment care through the lens of mindfulness.

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Insights at the Edge Podcast

How Children Thrive & The Development Path of Executive Functioning

Tami and Mark discuss his research on executive functioning—those mental processes that allow us to organize and responsibly manage our immediate environment—and how this develops in children.

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ADHD Support Talk Radio

The Effect of ADHD on the Family

Dr. Mark Bertin joins Tara McGillicuddy this week on ADHD Support Talk Radio. On this podcast episode Tara and Dr. Mark Bertin will be discussing some important issues related to The Effect of ADHD on the Family.

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Insights at the Edge Podcast

Mindfulness for Adults Living with ADHD

Dr. Mark Bertin explains how to reduce stress and improve self-awareness.

  • How mindfulness can reduce stress and improve mental clarity for those living with ADHD
  • Simple strategies for incorporating mindful awareness into your daily life
  • How ADHDers can achieve healthy sleep and eating habits by practicing self-awareness
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The Psychology Podcast

Understanding & Supporting People with ADHD

On this episode of the Psychology Podcast, we gain a contemporary understanding of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder from an expert in the field, Dr. Mark Bertin. Dr. Bertin has a great deal of experience working with individuals and families living with ADHD. We discuss the diagnosis as it relates to creativity, information management, executive function impairment, stress, mindfulness and more. There’s a great deal of practical advice here for those looking to understand and support people with ADHD.

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