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About Debra E Burdick LCSW BCIA - EEG
Debra Burdick, LCSW, also known as 'The Brain Lady', is an international expert on Mindfulness and ADHD as well as an award winning #1 best-selling author. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a board certified Neurofeedback practitioner who recently retired from her private practice to slow down and focus on writing and teaching after providing outpatient psychotherapy and Mindfulness skills to her clients since 1990. She added Neurofeedback to her psychotherapy practice in 1999. She is an expert author on SelfGrowth.com.
Debra specializes in mindfulness, ADHD, depression, anxiety, stress, sleep, and healing. Besides her private practice, Debra worked at the Child Guidance Clinic, Family Services, Child and Family Agency, and Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. She teaches all day workshops including: 100 Mindfulness Strategies to Integrate into Clinical Practice; Childhood ADHD: Non-Medication Treatments and Skills; Mindfulness Toolkit for Children and Teens.
Debra has extensive experience helping children and adults thrive with ADHD. In addition to counseling hundreds of clients over the past twenty years, she parented a daughter who has ADHD, was married to a man with ADHD, and was business partners with someone with ADHD. She combines knowledge gained from her own personal healing journey, her parenting experience, her clients, and her professional study of ADHD and brain dysregulation into her holistic approach.
Debra developed her own mindfulness practice to deal with a chronic illness (now thankfully healed). She found it so helpful in her own life that she started teaching her clients the skills she was using. She went on to develop clinical material on mindfulness skills and created a 4 step process for working with clients using mindfulness that she perfected in her private practice and in an intensive outpatient program. Her clients have shown her that mindfulness skills improve the rate and quality of treatment outcomes.
Her books and CDs include:
* Mindfulness Skills Card Deck and Games
* Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD
* Mindfulness for Kids with ADHD
* Mindfulness Skills Workbook for Clinicians and Clients: 111 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets Amazon.com #1 best-seller
* Mindfulness Skills for Kids and Teens. Workbook for Clinicians and Clients with 154 Tools, Techniques, Activities and Worksheets Amazon.com best-seller
* ADHD: Non-Medication Treatments and Skills for Children and Teens. Best-seller. Benjamin Franklin Gold award winner in Psychology!
* ADHD and Sleep
* IS IT REALLY ADHD? ONLY ADHD? How to Get an Accurate Diagnosis for You or Your Child
* ADHD Treatment Options. How to Choose the Right Treatment for You or Your Child
* A Holistic Approach to Successful Children with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder - A Home Study System for Parents
* Meditations for Concentration/mp3
* Mindfulness Toolkit CD/mp3
* Mindfulness Toolkit for Kids mp3
Debra continues to teach numerous presentations, workshops, and teleseminars. She is often interviewed on internet radio and her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Day newspaper, Self-Improvement Magazine, Doctors of the USA and ADHD Support Talk radio and Parenting Powers television show.
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The most comprehensive ADHD resource available! This practical workbook gives you the most effective, and proven, non-medication treatment approaches and skills.
Step-by-step instructions on tailoring psychotherapy to ADHD
ADHD-friendly parenting skills
Techniques for emotional and behavioral regulation
Skills for organizing time, space and activity
Downloadable handouts, exercises, activities and resources
Help your child with ADHD thrive. Mindfulness for Kids with ADHD offers fun and accessible mindfulness exercises designed to help kids with ADHD successfully navigate all the areas of life—from making friends and doing well in school to establishing healthy habits and limiting screen time.
As a parent, you know that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make the normal developmental tasks of childhood more difficult to accomplish in numerous ways. These tasks include: making friends, doing well in school, organizing belongings and schoolwork, identifying and managing feelings, developing a positive self image, getting along with family members, following rules, doing chores, establishing a healthy sleep pattern, eating a healthy diet, and making good choices about exercise and use of screen time.
The activities in this easy-to-use workbook will help your child develop self-awareness and self-reflection—two skills that kids with ADHD typically need extra help with. The book also illustrates and teaches the process of setting intention and using specific mindfulness skills to identify and improve feelings, self-image, behavior, stress level, concentration, hyperactivity, and relationships.
If you’re a parent of a child with ADHD, you may feel conflicted about the best treatment options available. Whether used alone or in conjunction with therapy, this powerful workbook provides real skills your child can use every day to improve their quality of life and help them enjoy being a kid!
This comprehensive workbook provides the theory behind each tool, a step-by-step process to implement, and expert guidance on processing client results.
- Experiential exercises you can integrate into practice
- Highly effective collection of mindfulness tools
- Special section to guide understanding of neurobiology behind mindfulness
- Dozens of reproducible activities, exercises, techniques and tools
- New meditations
- Steps for increasing client use at home
- Basic through advanced mindfulness skills
- Skills for specific disorders
- Journal prompts
- Unique templates to monitor progress
Improve Treatment Outcomes:
- Chronic Medical and Mental Illness
Best-selling mindfulness author Debra Burdick has blended the latest research and best practices to create this straight-forward guide for improving self-awareness, self-regulation skills, mental health, and social connectedness in kids and teens. This expertly crafted resource features a collection of more than 150 proven tools and techniques, presented in a simple, step-by-step skill building format. Perfect for mental health practitioners, teachers and all in the helping professions.
*Tools for explaining mindfulness and neurobiology in kids language
*Activities, games, and meditations that build basic through advanced mindfulness skills
*Step-by-step instruction on teaching and practicing mindfulness, meditation and reflection
*Guidance on choosing age appropriate skills
*How to apply mindfulness skills to specific childhood mental health disorders
*Journal prompts to help integrate learning
*Goal-setting charts for tracking progress
*Downloadable worksheets, exercises and reflections
Get focused, the mindful way! In Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD, a clinical social worker offers powerful skills based in mindfulness and neuroscience to help you succeed in all areas of life—at home, in school, with friends, and beyond!
As if being a teen wasn’t tough enough, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make everyday life even more difficult—from struggling in school to relationship troubles with family and friends. When you just can’t focus, life can get lost in the balance. And to make matters worse, you might also feel stressed or have trouble sleeping and eating well. So, how can you gain focus and start feeling better right away?
In Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD, a clinical social worker offers fast, easy mindfulness skills to help you successfully navigate all the areas of life, including making good choices, completing tasks, increasing academic success, excelling at sports, driving safely, getting enough sleep, managing stress, and more. By paying attention to the moment, you’ll find yourself less distracted and better able to focus on what’s going on right now—whether it’s an algebra test, a job interview, or an important conversation with a friend.
The mindfulness activities in this workbook will also help you build self-awareness and practice self-reflection—key skills to succeeding in life! These skills will help you start feeling more focused, less stressed, and gain confidence in your ability to reach your goals. So, what are you waiting for?