Podcast and Webinar Appearances

How to Use Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Complexities of ADHD / Dr. Mark Bertin

My guest is Dr. Mark Bertin, an acclaimed developmental-behavioral pediatrician, assistant professor at New York Medical College, and author specializing in ADHD management. We delve into the world of ADHD, breaking down its complexities and how integrating mindfulness can transform the lives of families grappling with it.

Dr. Bertin extensively elaborates on the concept of ADHD as a developmental delay in managing daily life skills such as attention, organization, planning, time management, emotion, and effort. He reaffirms the effectiveness of mindfulness and self-compassion in managing ADHD-related stress and building resilience. Read more here!


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A 12 Minute Meditation to Defuse Holiday Stress / Dr. Mark Bertin

‘Tis the season to give up the guilt. Here’s a practice for taking a more mindful approach to the holidays.

It’s almost a cliché to say the holidays can be stressful. Instead of peace and joy, the reality is we’re often just trying to stay sane. Not everyone gets along, dinner gets burned—it can be an emotional minefield. Read more here!

Do You Have ADHD? | Dr. Mark Bertin

In this episode we talk about:

  • The difference between ADD and ADHD, and the subcategories: hyperactive and inattentive.
  • Whether ADHD is a new condition brought on by the distractions of a modern world, or one that’s always been around. 
  • The difference between being human and distractible, and having ADHD.
  • Strategies for managing ADHD that can be used even if you don’t have ADHD.




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ADHD and Mindfulness with Dr. Mark Bertin

In today’s episode, we will explore the benefits of mindfulness for individuals with ADHD, how mindfulness can be practiced in everyday life, and how parents and caregivers can support children with ADHD using mindfulness techniques. Dr. Bertin will also discuss any potential limitations or considerations for using mindfulness as a treatment for ADHD. So, grab a cup of tea, find a comfortable seat, as we prepare to dive into the world of mindfulness and ADHD with Dr. Mark Bertin.

Doctor’s Advice to Make it Easier to Parent ADHD

We all come into parenting with a lot of preconceived notions of how things should be. We read traditional advice from experts or inspirational quotes about the life-changing gift of parenthood. But early on, when it comes to raising a child with ADHD, not many people have a lot of familiarity with Executive Function.

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Conscious Conversations: The Resilient Brain

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives in many ways. In doing so, however, it has given us a great opportunity to build our resilience. In our fifth Conscious Conversation, learn from experts about what happens to the mind when you build resilience and how you can hack your brain to enhance your ability to come out of tough times with more purpose and focus.

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Are You Okay?

Parents are holding things together at the seams. In our second pandemic winter, parents and caregivers are working in overdrive to deal with positive covid cases at home or around them, school closures, covid testing lines, and making sure our kids are okay. But… are parents okay? This week we hear from parents on where they’re at, and we offer some practical ideas for staying resilient in this herky-jerky time.

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Mindfulness, ADHD and the Self-Compassion Solution for Parents and Teens

Much has been written about mindfulness skills for teens, but a sweet spot exists that Dr. Mark Bertin discusses in this episode. Join me for this important conversation for understanding and perspective of what ADHD is, how mindfulness skills help and more specifically, how parents can bring self-compassion practice into themselves as they look to bring relief to their children who struggle with the various ways in which ADHD creates challenges in their lives.

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“Charting a Mindful Path with your ADHD Teen”

We’re continuing our conversations on ADHD and family relationships on The ADHD Podcast with a discussion on teens. “But wait,” you might be thinking, “I’m no teen… what do I need with this episode?” Just hang with us a bit.

We’re talking to the authors of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Teen ADHD, Drs. Karen Bluth and Mark Bertin, a book not written about teens and ADHD, but too them. It’s one of the rare experiences that asks teens directly and personally to think about their ADHD, their relationship with others and their experience at school and work.

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“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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