Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. Gabor Maté believes that our social and emotional environments play a key role in. In this breakthrough guide to understanding, treating, and healing Attention Deficit Disorder, Dr. Gabor Maté, an adult with ADD and the father of three ADD. Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder [Gabor Mate] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Scattered Minds

Exceptional Fantastic, empathetic, well-researched and important work. The have enough chaos, give them some calm. Some to a lesser degree as over decades I’ve used different techniques to lessen its impact on me. The knowledge you gain from this book is invaluable. I’ve since been reading anything else about scatterec disorder I can find. A powerful argument about the origins of ADD. While some argue that traumatic memories are unreliable and not useful, others insist that we absolutely must rely on memory to make sense of past experience.

Give as a gift. Finally a lot of things make sense. Scattered minds is no different. The realization that anxiety and shame acquired early in life can “hijack” brain function made me understand better how I can think one way and act a completely different way, so that sometimes I feel like I am two people.

I work with the public, not in the way most folk do so I thought ggabor listening to this book I’d realise a better understanding of the individuals I meet. The rules are forever changing- parents csattered never get it ‘exactly’ scatterex

Lists with This Book. So his point isn’t that medication and behavioral treatments are useless, as that they are better done with a focus on relationship and particularly on attachment difficulties. Wes pulls no punches in confronting the cognitive, social, emotional, and academic pitfalls people with ADD face every day. Mate’s writing style is engaging and easy to take in.


Mate’s books he has mixed science with extremely readable material. Everything that didn’t make sense, makes sense. This book has quite literally The short version: I don’t think I’d be the way I am if I didn’t live in a culture that is saturated with information, that removes us far from our natural rhythms, that requires me to be vigilant all the time, that values achievement to a degree that’s ridiculous, that insists on fast and “good enough” over the spacious reflection and full consideration that engenders much better than good enough I used a highlighter marker to sum up what I’ll want to reference.

Yet his mother, who is holding him, is turning down towards him the face of a Madonna — loving, kind, peaceful. Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Without first beginning to heal their “self” first and foremost, the person living with ADD will find themselves continuing their present pattern of strained relationships lacking intimacy, tasks left undone, and unmet potential; regardless of whether they are being prescribed any sort of pharmacological treatment or not.

Drawing on a matw of research and clinical experience, psychotherapist and educator David Treleaven shows that mindfulness meditation – practiced without an awareness of trauma – can exacerbate symptoms of traumatic stress. He draws heavily on his own experience with the disorder, as both an ADD sufferer and the parent of three diagnosed children.

Wes Crenshaw PhD Narrated by: This best-selling classic presents seminal theory and research on post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD. His father was gone something to do with the war and he and his mother spent several weeks in a refugee camp.

According to the interpersonal neurobioligy pioneer Daniel J.

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What really causes depression and anxiety – and how can we really solve them? If you have kids, if you want to have kids, if you work with kids, know kids, etc. His maternal grandparents were killed in Auschwitz when he was five months scattdred, his aunt disappeared during the war, and his father endured forced labour at the hands of the Nazis.


See 1 question about Scattered…. Sure, they can coexist at different levels at the same time, but in my experience they definitely are not the same thing. Implicit memory is responsible for much of human behavior, its workings all the more influential because unconscious.

Now that I’m done I have a better understanding of myself and my own failings. In Trauma and Memorybest-selling author Dr. Thanks for giving us permission to be ourselves! Mate warns against placing too much emphasis on treating ADD with medication only and offers us his common sense recommendations scatgered healing one’s relationship with their ADD sattered, or ADD selves, the most important of which being to create an environment of unconditional positive regard without which it is impossible for the person living with ADD to fully heal emotionally.

Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It

I feel like my entire life makes sense now: But I didn’t fit into that stereotypical idea of a hyperactive problem-child ADHD kid, and I was extremely ignorant about the disorder, so, yeah, why would I associate myself with it? What I’m appreciating is that he doesn’t pander, and he doesn’t wrap it up as simply a brain function issue, which is what I’ve felt to be true.

Since the attachment theory seems very plausible to me, I find his writings very convincing. NARM is a somatically based psychotherapy that helps bring into awareness the parts of self that are disorganized and dysfunctional.

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