Debra Burdick, LCSW, also known as "The Brain Lady," is a licensed clinical social worker and board certified neurofeedback practitioner who recently retired from private practice. Burdick specializes in healing, mindfulness, ADHD, depression, anxiety, stress, pain, and sleep. She teaches all-day workshops including: 100 Brain-changing Mindfulness Strategies for Clinical Practice, Childhood ADHD: Advanced Non-drug Treatments That Change the Brain, and more. You can find DVDs of her workshops at www.pesi.com.
"Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD nails it! Any teen--indeed,
any person--who has ADHD can gain enormously by using this
practical, reader-friendly, immensely valuable workbook. The author
knows her stuff, having worked in the real world of teens and
attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for years. I give
this book the highest recommendation. It will reduce stress, build
skills, and dramatically improve the life of every person who uses
--Edward Hallowell, MD, coauthor of Driven to Distraction
"Debra Burdick has done it again! Another step-by-step, easy-to-follow book--and this time, for teens with ADHD. Burdick takes us from home and school all the way to employment and long-term success with her mindfulness activities. This book is a must for all those working with teens, and also for all teens, whether they have ADHD or not."
--Susan Epstein, LCSW, parenting expert and business coach for therapists, coaches, and healers; author of Over 60 Techniques, Activities, and Worksheets for Challenging Children and Adolescents
"In my practice in sleep medicine and child neurology, I've seen first-hand the power that cultivating mindfulness can have. This is an excellent resource for learning mindfulness, which is divided up nicely into segments that a teen with ADHD can easily follow to help them in all areas of their life."
--Jose Colon, MD, MPH, founder of Paradise Sleep, and award-winning author of books on sleep for women, children, and infants
"As a former high school teacher, I have seen many methods to support teenagers with ADHD, and at the core of all successful techniques is mindfulness. Debra Burdick has compiled an amazing toolkit for parents and teachers to use with their teens to help them focus, become more aware, and ultimately increase their self-confidence. These activities will be a part of their lifetime daily care habits, and good for everyone to use."
--Julie Kleinhans, youth empowerment and education mentor, and creator of Successful Kids Revolution and Mind Focus Generation
"Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD is a fabulous tool for both parents and teens. Debra has organized a step-by-step process which takes the overwhelm out of living with ADHD. This book is a must-have for all teens."
--Heather Chauvin, founder of Mom Is In Control
"Mindfulness at its core is about building attention, increasing self-awareness, and creating new choices in responding. This makes a mindfulness-based approach a perfect fit for those who have unique brain functioning and learning styles such as in ADHD. Debra Burdick's invaluable book provides teens, and those that work with them, with an excellent blueprint for applying curiosity and kindness to one's ADHD characteristics, weaknesses, and strengths. The book goes to the heart of typical teen struggles such as schoolwork or making friends, and through structured questions and practices guides the teen reader to simultaneously become more self-accepting and more resourceful in dealing with daily challenges."
--Lidia Zylowska, MD, associate professor in the department of psychiatry at University of Minnesota, founding member at UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and author of The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD
"I've seen first-hand how mindfulness can help people with ADHD. In her new book, Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD, Debra Burdick gives you some powerful techniques to help teens with ADHD succeed in all areas of their lives. The book is full of practical tools that teens can use in a variety of situations. I highly recommend it."
--Charles A. Francis, author of Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple