Episodes
Often, people with ADHD focus on what they think that they should do, never acknowledging what they actually do. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) and Dr. Sharon Saline (www.drsharonsaline.com) will discuss the concepts of what you should do, versus looking honestly at what you’ll actually do, as a form of self-awareness with the goal of helping you move forward. If you have ADHD and find yourself “shoulding” all the time, this is a show you...
Published 07/28/21
Those with ADHD struggle to manage their attention and emotions, which is difficult enough. What is worse is when you have to manage your emotions and the emotions of others around you. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) interviews ADHD parent coach Cindy Goldrich (www.ptscoaching.com). The two discuss the need to manage emotions, the dynamics of emotions, and the need to manage your emotions and the emotions of those around you. Insights and...
Published 07/21/21
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is being recognized as an executive functioning challenge. Part of Dr. Barkley's executive function construct is emotional self-regulation. Humans are the only animals that have the ability to change their emotions, which is important but challenging for those with ADHD. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) and Dr. Ari Tuckman (www.adultADHDbook.com talk about the essence of emotional self-regulation,...
Published 07/14/21
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is being recognized as an executive functioning challenge. One of the key executive functioning challenges is self-restraint. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) and Dr. Ari Tuckman (www.adultadhdbook.com) talk about the essence of self-restraint and how it relates to ADHD and the challenges of self-regulation. Given that self-regulation is one of the biggest challenges for those with ADHD, we encourage...
Published 07/07/21
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is being recognized as an executive functioning challenge. One role of executive function relates to self-awareness. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) and Dr. Ari Tuckman (http://adultadhdbook.com) talk about the essence of self-awareness, times when it can get confusing, its role in executive functioning, and the challenge it plays for those with ADHD. If you struggle with ADHD, this is a show...
Published 06/30/21
Got ADHD? Have you ever thought about how thinking towards a goal plays a role in your focus issues? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) summarizes and brings context to thinking and the material covered in four previous episodes: “ADHD and Working Memory: The Mind’s Eye” (http://tobtr.com/11950517); “ADHD and Working Memory: The Mind’s Voice” (http://tobtr.com/11950524); “ADHD: Playing with Information in Your Mind: The Mind’s Playground...
Published 06/23/21
Got ADHD?  Have you ever thought about the notion that playing with information in your mind towards a goal is a problem under your struggle to focus? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) talks about playing with information in your mind (the mind's playground) in the context of Dr. Russell Barkley's ADHD construct. Jeff shares his experience coaching those with ADHD around the role working memory plays in manipulating information in your...
Published 06/16/21
Got ADHD? Do you talk a lot? Have you ever wondered why? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) talks about verbal working memory (the mind's voice) in the context of Dr. Russell Barkley's ADHD construct. Jeff shares his understanding of Dr. Barkley's construct and executive functioning and why those with ADHD have an impaired verbal working memory, finding it more efficient to talk out loud. He talks about how this creates confusion yet is...
Published 06/09/21
Got ADHD? The problem is focus; right? Question is, is there a problem beneath the problem? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) talks about visual working memory (the mind's eye) in the context of Dr. Russell Barkley's ADHD construct. Jeff shares ways of understanding visual working memory, talk about its challenges with those with ADHD, and look at its impact on focus issues that are actually based on working memory. He will bring...
Published 06/02/21
When you think about it, observable behavior is a kind of shadow of cognitive behavior that is influenced by cognitive constraints. Question is, what role do cognitive constraints and cognitive behavior have on procrastination? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD Coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) has an informative conversation with Leslie Josel (https://orderoochaos.com) on her experience with students and procrastination. In terms of cognitive behavior and cognitive...
Published 05/26/21
ADHD isn't so much a deficit of attention but more of self-regulation. Research suggests that those with ADHD have earlier onsets of smoking and of smoking longer. Much of this is related right back to the challenges of self-regulation. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) interviews Dr. John Mitchell at Duke University (http://sites.duke.edu/adhdprogram/). They talk about vaping and smoking, their impact on attention, the urge to...
Published 05/19/21
Self-restraint is an executive function. Self-restraint is born out of self-awareness, which is something those with ADHD struggle with. Collectively self-awareness and self-restraint result in self-regulation. Social media, politicians, the news media, and corporate America prey upon this challenge. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) talks about the Netflix documentary "The Social Dilemma" and illuminates how your own psychology is being...
Published 05/12/21
ADHD is not so much a deficit of attention, but rather an issue of self-regulation with thinking challenges. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) interviews Dr. Daniel Franklin (https://franklined.com) about thinking and the process of learning. They talk about foundation principles around learning and the role social interaction plays in the process. They also discuss the role tutoring plays in making thinking easier to facilitate learning...
Published 05/05/21
We think of ADHD as a deficit of attention. As we learn more and more, we find it's more an issue of self-regulation. Many episodes on Attention Talk Radio have highlighted the role working memory plays in ADHD. In this episode, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) interviews Dr. John Eastwood. They have an open and frank conversation about thinking, mental effort, and the challenges posed to those with ADHD, as well as the urge to escape. With effortful thinking, the idea is to...
Published 04/28/21
Got ADHD? Looking for help? Feel like you are painted into a corner? We want to help you, but our hands are tied. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) interviews Dr. Ari Tuckman (www.adultadhdbook.com) around the frustrations and challenges they face when trying to help those who have ADHD with what seems to be unsolvable problems. They share the things they try to do and the mindsets that tend to help under some circumstances. If you feel like...
Published 04/21/21
Got ADHD? Do you procrastinate? Does the root of the problem come down to motivation or willpower? Could it be that the root of procrastination is often complex?  Think about it… ambiguity, trial-and-error thinking, an overburdened ADHD working memory. Have you ever stopped to dissect what is really going on? Or do you just shame yourself using names like “procrastinator,” “unmotivated,” or “lazy”?  In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) and...
Published 04/14/21
Those with ADHD struggle to manage themselves, especially within the system society has built. In simple terms, it is easy for society if you do it their way. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) has a conversation with an anonymous individual who ha ADHD and is struggling to manage her medications based on systems built by healthcare, pharmacy, and government. She shares her lived experience, as well as her struggles within the context of...
Published 04/07/21
You've read the books, attended conferences and webinars, and still you struggle to manage your ADHD. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) talks with ADHD coach Vidya Guhan (https://calmseascoaching.com) about the difference between knowing about ADHD and owning it. If you're struggling with ADHD and having trouble getting started, this is a show you won't want to miss. Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help Internet radio...
Published 03/31/21
Those with ADHD struggle with self-regulation. In our current environment, everybody is obsessed over the COVID-19 pandemic. In its shadow is another pandemic few are talking about. And that is the addiction pandemic. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) interviews Dr. Clifford Sussman (https://cliffordsussmanmd.com). They talk about what they have seen in the last year with regard to addictions for those with ADHD. With isolation and...
Published 03/24/21
Many of those with ADHD jot down their thoughts and ideas when they come to mind. But the trick is how to organize them. In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) talks about this topic and looks at how other professionals manage. In simple terms, he talked to many ADHD experts who also have ADHD to find out the various ways they do it. He shares these insights to enlighten you, to spark your creativity, and to validate your struggle with it. If...
Published 03/17/21
Got ADHD? Have the mindset that you can overcome it? That you can fix yourself? Are you focusing on what you think you should do but are stuck? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) talks with Dr. Ari Tuckman (www.adultadhdbook.com) around the need to accept ADHD, to understand it is what it is. They talk about managing yourself to understand who you are and then to design what actually works for you versus fighting your ADHD and struggling to...
Published 03/10/21
ADHD and Black lives… We know ADHD doesn't discriminate. It impacts all races, genders, and ethnicities. The question is, are Black lives underserved and/or underrepresented? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) interviews ADHD coach Larry A. Jones, MD, MBA, (www.enabletables.com) around ADHD culture, the need for awareness, and the necessity to inspire thought leaders in the Black community to become educated about the impact of untreated...
Published 03/03/21
Just when you thought you “got” your ADHD, you realize there is more to learn. In this second part of a two-part series around managing yourself, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) interviews Master Certified Coach David Giwerc (www.addca.com), founder of the ADD Coach Academy. In the interview, David shares what he's learned about his ADHD in recent years, that he thought he “got” as a mature and younger adult, but which he's now realizing he didn't. If you've got ADHD and you...
Published 02/24/21
Is managing ADHD a destination or a journey? Great question, huh? In this first part of a two-part series around the journey to manage yourself, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) interviews Master Certified Coach David Giwerc (www.addca.com), founder of the ADD Coach Academy. In the interview, David shares what he's learned about his ADHD in recent years that he thought he “got” as a mature and younger adult, but which he's now realizing he didn't. If you've got ADHD and you think...
Published 02/17/21
Think about it. ADHD impacts executive functioning. Thinking is an executive function.  Could thinking be the core issue when it comes to ADHD? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) has a discussion with ADHD coach Cathy Rashidian (www.readysetchoose.com) about the nature of thinking, what is hard about thinking, how thinking impacts focus, how relieving thinking helps with focus issue, and the "why" behind what works for those with ADHD.  If...
Published 02/10/21