Lunch & Learn Webinar
From Scattered to Centered: Understanding and Transforming the Distracted Brain
Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 12:00-12:40 PM Pacific Time
This webinar is designed for business professionals desiring ways to use their brains more effectively, with the increasing demands of the information age. The course utilizes the hallmarks of attention deficit disorder (ADHD), pointing out how modern life has created a bit of these symptoms in all of us. Participants will learn how to understand and overcome these issues by managing distractions, increasing focus and productivity, and decreasing overwhelm and stress.
- Recognize inner restlessness and ways to feel grounded and centered.
- Get techniques to manage email and other media.
- Learn the neuroscience behind focus and natural ways to improve concentration.
- Improve follow-through on tasks and decrease overwhelm.
- Recognize emotional reactivity with quick processes to achieve balance.
- Learn simple practices to increase organization and time management
- Explore methods of improving communication.
About the presenter
Alicia Ruelaz Maher, M.D. is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with subspecialty certification in Psychosomatic Medicine. She practices Integrative Psychiatry at the Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Maher is passionate about translating the knowledge of neuroscience into tools and techniques to enhance individual lives. In addition to 20 years of working with patients, she also teaches medical students as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and defines the state of practice through cutting-edge research with the RAND Corporation.
She has lectured to thousands of professionals on a variety of topics in several countries. She has particular expertise in treating ADHD and wrote a book to help adults recognize and overcome the struggles of this disorder, entitled “From Scattered to Centered: Understanding and Transforming the Distracted Brain," available on Amazon. In addition, she has written several articles for world renowned medical journals such as JAMA, and her expertise has been used by Medscape, Psychiatric Times, Journal of General Internal Medicine, The International Association for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and several others.