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

He draws heavily on his own experience with the disorder, as both an ADD sufferer and the parent of three diagnosed children. Lists with This Book. What I’m scwttered 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.

I’ve become a bit of an mste about this book, since I see things so differently now. His father was gone something to do with the war and he and his mother spent several weeks in a refugee camp. I borrowed it from the library and began, highly skeptical. Waking the Tiger offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. The long, extremely personal version: NARM is a somatically based psychotherapy that helps bring into awareness the parts of self that are disorganized and dysfunctional.

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

Key topics include why certain people cope successfully with traumatic experiences while others do not, the neurobiological processes underlying PTSD symptomatology, and enduring questions surrounding traumatic memories and dissociation. Siegel invites you on a journey to discover this revolutionary new model of human development – one that can positively transform trauma, move you from stress to calm and equanimity, and promote well-being for amte, your family, or even your community.


The beginning was a little accusatory towards those that raised you but I figure every generation should set aside a little therapy fund for their offspring. On top of that, she discovered fairly soon that I was blind, and that must have upset her. Using the experiences of her patients along with the biographical stories of literary giants such as Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, and Marcel Proust, Miller shows how a child’s humiliation, impotence, and bottled rage will manifest itself as adult illness – be it cancer, stroke, or other debilitating diseases.

It’s the self-rejection others react against, much more than differentness. Although medicines do help, many “prescriptions” relate to mindfulness, and that doesn’t have to be used to treat ADD: View all 6 comments. The point is that even though his mother loved him and took the best care of him that a mother could, the times were incredibly stressful and that infants are deeply influenced by their mother’s state of mind, even if the mother is loving and caring.

Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr.

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Return to Book Page. If you are a parent or just a messed-up person like me, you should read it, too. I enjoyed the chapter on ‘Counterwill. Jun 10, Kristen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Quite a lot actually. Although I cannot do much about the home environment, I can choose to sacttered calmer at school.


This book had an unusual perspective towards ADD. It [is] also an extremely well-written and engaging read. Exceptional Fantastic, empathetic, well-researched and important work. Mate’s moving and heartfelt narrative on A I’ve never had a book hit so gbaor to home as this one did; it felt almost as if Dr.

It views the human animal as a unique being, endowed with an instinctual capacity.

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If you have kids, if you want to have kids, if you work with kids, know kids, etc. Relevant for anyone interested in family dynamics and personal growth.

The Amz Reviewer He also refuses scattrred think of ADD as a “disease” and while pharmacological treatments can produce dramatic improvements in some, it is more important to deal with what has “trained” or supported a person’s inability to stay attenti Dr. Awareness and knowledge about how to attune and engage with our youngest members is important for our relationships, now and in the future.

Sure, I have always been extremely spacey and inattentive, disastrously disorganized and distracted, chronically forgetful and tuned out and so and nate so forth Why are animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, rarely traumatized?