Things are heating up around here. Our books finally arrived and can now be bought right here on our website, as well as on Barnes and Noble and Amazon. On November 3rd I’ll be speaking at the Manhattan CHADD about my book and about the group therapy program we’ll be launching early next year in a talk entitled Re-Wiring Your Brain: Improving Focus and Functioning in Adults with ADHD and Depression.

In the meantime, I’ve retained Kirsten Ringer, of KLR Literary to help us with marketing, PR and event planning. With any luck you will see us (my daughter Abby and some of her friends) handing out flyers and palm cards at the ING marathon on November 2nd as it runs through Williamsburg and past our offices on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint. We’re also planning a book party somewhere in Williamsburg in mid December. Stay tuned for details.

Last week, my trusty executive factotum, Lee, and I pre-recorded a podcast of my CHADD talk, which is posted here. Keep checking in. I’ll be blogging and posting articles with increasing frequency. Write me with questions or suggestions for topics and I’ll get right back.

As ever, our goal in publicizing Getting Unstuck is the gradual launch of our new, innovative group therapy program. We are looking for 20 -30 individuals who are interested in a skills based experiential introduction to using meditation, self hypnosis and guided visualization to heal the effects of childhood traumas and to release the innate ability of the mind to train the brain.

These groups are insurance reimbursable and will include medication evaluation and maintenance. Each will be co-led by another therapist who will be available to continue the group after the initial ten-week period, if so desired.

I continue to believe that there is a great, unmet public health need for a reproducible therapeutic curriculum that addresses the often intertwined strands of depression, attention and trauma. Both attention and trauma are best addressed when they are understood in terms of the brain’s ever constant self-wiring. Depression and other related neurotransmitter disorders can be seen as metabolic brain illnesses that interfere with our ability to master and guide that wiring process.

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