ADD & Loving It?!
Big Brain Productions
Rights: 8/1/14 to 8/31/18
1 x 60, 1 x 90 PE
Back after it’s two-year run as a pledge blockbuster with long “legs,” everyone’s favorite ADD program has been rested and is now ready to ring those phones once again.
Actor Patrick McKenna is after the truth. “Everything you think you know about ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is wrong.”
In this uplifting and entertaining documentary he talks to researchers, specialists and doctors about ADD and ADHD. Interwoven with these insights, Patrick shares his own life story and his personal struggle with undiagnosed and untreated ADHD, and, now, his success in living with adult ADD.
Though the suffering is real, Patrick is interested in the good news. When ADD is diagnosed and treated, life can become very sweet. A liability can become an asset. As one expert explains, “This is not a diagnosis to fear. This is a diagnosis to understand and embrace.”
The program amuses and amazes us by actually presenting the facts – what is known for sure.
Patrick and director and co-host Rick Green lead viewers through a lively romp about the symptoms of adult ADD and the five keys to turning ADD from a hidden handicap that sabotages your life to an ally that allows you to soar. The production techniques are fantastic!
With a new package of premiums and a new 90-minute pledge event, ADD & Loving It!?! is back and ready to bring in the bucks for your station this August!
Pledge Event Timings:
Act 1: 00:00 to 25:27 (25:27)
Break 1: 25:27 to 31:12 (5:46)
Act 2: 31:12 to 53:53 (22:41)
Break 2: 53:53 to 1:03:38 (9:46)
Act 3: 1:03:38 to 1:11:57 (8:19)
Break 3: 1:11:57 to 1:27:11 (15:15)
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ADD & Loving It?! – Program DVD + Bonus material
ADD & Loving It?! is a ground-breaking blend of humor, hope, and science that dispels the myths about a controversial disorder – Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Comedian Patrick McKenna seeks a diagnosis for Adult ADHD and learns the facts from an impressive array of experts (some of whom have ADHD themselves!) including medical researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, professors, and award-winning authors. Along the way, Patrick reveals how his life as a husband and father are affected by ADD, and even shares candid moments as he and his wife Janis work on the steps toward his diagnosis.
Funny, moving, and transformative, this fascinating documentary will hold you spellbound. Yes, even if you have ADHD!
$240 Pledge – ADD & Loving It?! Master Package
- Program DVD
- 3-DVD Set
Disc 1 – The Perfect Career For ADHD – DVD video
Is there a job where my ADHD isn’t a problem?
In fact, for certain careers, your differences can be a major asset.
As ADHD expert Dr. Margaret Weiss explains, “There are some careers that nobody in their right mind would do, unless they had ADHD!”
In this life-changing video a dozen ADHD experts reveal how to find the ideal job.
Numerous studies confirm that ADHD greatly increases your risks of being fired, going bankrupt, quitting a job, and being under-employed (Working at a job that’s beneath your skills and abilities).
According to a Harvard study, ADHD adults earn $8,000 to $14,000 less every year. And you’re more likely to drop out, never getting the education you need for the job you desire.
But, as the experts confirm, when you find the right job, you can be wildly successful, in spite of your ADHD, or perhaps even because of it.
Wilma Fellman, a Career Counselor specializing in adults with ADHD, joins doctors, coaches, and legal experts to reveal the simple strategies to find the perfect career. Discover how to ‘interview the interviewers’, find Career Counselors who ‘get’ ADHD, and identify which jobs are actually a good fit for you.
For students who are unsure of what they want to do for a living, host Rick Green offers smart tips to expand your options. He also offers timely advice for worried parents.
Are you currently working, but really struggling with some parts of your job? Wilma Fellman gives you ‘The 75% Rule’. And Dr. Ari Tuckman shows how you can transform negative beliefs, turning mental roadblocks into powerful motivators.
Dreaming of starting your own business? Executive coaches David Giwerc and Linda Walker explore the potential benefits of becoming an Entrepreneur, and they reveal some hidden perils. Being your own boss may be liberating. Being responsible for everyone else? Not so much.
Finally, celebrated author Dr. Ned Hallowell offers sage advice on creating goals that matter to you. Imagine, being successful, accomplished, and feeling truly fulfilled!
Every ADHD adult faces different challenges. By uncovering hidden strengths and focusing on what comes naturally to you, you quickly identify careers where you will soar. And avoid those that don’t work with your unique mindset.
Because, as the saying goes, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”.
Disk 2 – ADDeep Sleep – DVD video
“I don’t know anybody (who has ADHD), including myself, who doesn’t have an issue with sleep.” – Dr. Roberto Olivardia.
Insufficient sleep is epidemic. Millions struggle to function on less and less rest. And it’s worse for people with ADHD.
This is a huge issue! Sleep Deprivation is a form of torture. And it’s a form of torture that works!
It’s time to end your torture.
In this video, ADHD specialists, Doctors Kathleen Nadeau, Annick Vincent, Ari Tuckman, John Ratey, and Roberto Olivardia explain why ADHD wrecks your sleep.
Learn why Adults with ADHD suffer from higher rates of sleep issues, such as Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Hypopnea, and Restless Leg Syndrome.
Discover why you don’t want to go to bed at night and why you hate to get up in the morning. Then learn six holistic strategies that will allow you to fall asleep when you want and wake up feeling refreshed. Imagine starting every day rested, restored, and ready to go!
Disk 3 – Facing The World – DVD video
Shame. Fear. Ignorance.
These are the biggest obstacles to mastering ADHD.
Despite thousands of scientific studies, the vast majority of people have no idea what ADHD is. And there are many doctors who still don’t get it. The cost for you can be disastrous.
The danger is that people who don’t understand ADHD may convince you, “It’s not real. You’re fine. You just need to try harder.”
You’re left full of doubt, you give up, and your suffering continues.
As several noted ADHD experts explain, other people’s ignorance can stop you from getting your ADHD handled. Misguided ‘advice’ means many ADHD adults give up.
To be fair, after a lifetime of struggle and unexplained failures, you can be forgiven for not trusting yourself.
Comedian and writer Rick Green knows from painful, first-hand experience the damage that can be done by ‘loved ones’ who think they know better, but who actually have no idea what they are talking about.
As Dr. Ned Hallowell explains, there are unconscious psychological reasons that spur others to subvert your progress. In Facing The World you’ll identify these hidden dynamics that drive others to deny or dismiss your ADHD. You can be sabotaged by people who swear, “We only have your best interests at heart.”
The sabotage ends now.
Rick reveals the secret weapon to silence the know-it-alls. Once and for all.
No more conflict. No more arguing. Through a series of sample ‘conversations’, Rick Green teaches you three clever questions that instantly expose their ignorance. No more arguing. No more bullying.
Imagine being bulletproof to anything that’s thrown at you. Imagine a sneering skeptic stopped cold. Imagine them admitting, “I stand corrected.” It can be done!
Rick’s simple strategies an turn ‘enemies’ into your allies, and leave them wanting to know more about ADHD. Your harshest critics can become powerful advocates.
Facing the World allows you to keep moving forward, stronger than ever. Stop dreading others. Learn what w
Learn what works and take back your power. Now.
Audio CD – Inside An ADHD Mind
“ADHD? That’s just some new fad.” Uh, no. It’s not.
Did you know that a Doctor first described the symptoms of ADHD in the 1700s? Though the name of this ‘disorder’ has changed numerous times and our understanding has grown, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is still drenched in dangerous myths and ridiculous stigma.
Yes, undiagnosed and untreated ADHD can be life-threatening. However, if it’s understood and managed, it can become a part of who you are, perhaps even a strength.
Everyone has an opinion on ADHD. A few people actually have knowledge and information. After interviewing almost 100 researchers, doctors, authors, and educators, Rick Green shares some profound insights to guide you on your journey of discovery, recovery, and success.
Is ADHD a disorder? A syndrome? Can it be cured? Can it be managed? What works? What doesn’t? Is medication the answer? What about a holistic approach?
ADHD is very individual. It looks different in every person. So we each struggle with our own personal ‘flavor’ of challenges. But in these audio essays, Rick shares some universal truths that resonate for anyone who has, or lives with, ADHD.
Book, softcover – ADD Stole My Car Keys – 184 pages
“That’s ADHD? I do that!”
It covers 155 beliefs, habits and behaviors of ADHD Adults and includes 23 strengths you may dismiss or overlook.
It’s funny, fast, upbeat, and full of info and tools you can use.
Each page starts with a typical ADHD belief or problem as an ADDer might say it, “Yes, I like to stir things up…”, “All through high-school I daydreamed….”, or “When something goes wrong, I am on, fully alert…”
Then Doctor Umesh Jain, a psychiatrist specializing in ADHD, explains the neurology and psychology and reasons for this common belief, problem, misbehavior, challenge or potentially positive trait.
Then comedian Rick Green shows how this shows up in his life, by sharing something embarrassing, moving, awkward or bizarre. With humor.
Every page explores a different ‘problem’, a behavior or belief that is common amongst ADHD Adults. Prepare to be shocked at the number of times you think, “I do that! That’s because of my ADHD? What can I do about it?”
Oh, yes, this book also offers suggestions on how to manage, overcome or eliminate the aspects of ADHD/ADD that hold you back, but also to develop those that can become personal strengths.
Self Quiz – The Pre-Diagnosis Workbook Booklet
This Workbook feature two quizzes for adults, age 18+. Officially known as the ‘Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS-v1.1) Symptom Checklist’, and commonly called ‘The ASRS’, it was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The team of psychiatrists and researchers who designed this test included Lenard Adler, MD (Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, New York University Medical School) who is featured in the documentary, ADD & Loving It?!
Completing the 18 questions (six in Part A, 12 in Part B) should take less than 10 minutes. While results DO NOT replace the need for a formal diagnosis with a qualified doctor, the insights gained through these easy-to-use tests can provide valuable information to assist with the process. It is important to always note: An accurate diagnosis can only be made through a clinical evaluation with a qualified physician/psychiatrist.
PART A – Adult ADHD Self-Screener
• six questions.
• can be used by adults on their own before visiting a doctor OR by doctors as a screening tool.
• adults who receive a specific score or higher are encouraged to speak with their health care provider about a formal evaluation. (scoring details included with the quiz)
PART B – Adult ADHD Symptom Checklist
• 12 questions, for each question your responses should be based on a combination of work/school, social, and family settings.
• can be completed by an adult on their own OR during an in-person consultation with their doctor.
**There will be no feed of this program. Contact EPS if you need a tape copy of the program**
I’ll Have It My Way with Hattie Bryant
“The medicalization of American life from birth to death is killing our souls.”
– Hattie Bryant
As much as we all want to believe we can live forever, we all know deep down that it simply can’t be true.
From this program viewers learn that there are things each of us can do to live fully, all the way to the end. Anyone who is willing to take four simple steps now, while healthy, can minimize if not avoid entirely, the pain, suffering, confusion and disagreements that can arise when end-of-life healthcare wishes are not clearly spelled out.
Americans need this information because 70% say they want to die peacefully surrounded by friends and family … while actually 70% are dying in institutions surrounded by strangers.
Few people choose to contemplate critical illness or the inevitability of death until their time comes. Because possibilities are rarely discussed, many people are unprepared or unable to make critical end-of-life decisions and spend their last days in over-medicalized and unnecessarily painful and protracted situations.
Breaking through the taboo of discussing death, Hattie Bryant shows that we have choices.
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THEATER TALK focuses on the most exciting stars and other artists coming to the new Broadway season, is back for 2017 to 2018!
Broadway is always fresh and exciting, much of its success fueled by out-of-town audiences who join with New Yorkers in their collective anticipation of each new season’s plays and musicals. Tapping into, and even influencing, this enthusiasm is Theater Talk.