Overcoming Cyber Addiction w/h ADHD Academic Coach, Author & Multi-linguist, Kevin Roberts
Kevin Roberts has spent a good deal of his adult life coming to terms with his own ADHD and cyber addiction. He has a Master’s Degree in ADHD and Addiction Studies from Antioch University. He has trained therapists, students, physicians, nurses, teachers, parents, and school administrators on the perils of overuse of the Internet and video games, as well as ADHD. He has developed a number of innovative programs, such as Training Your Dragons summer camps that empower ADHD children, including intensive training to their families. His “ADHD Empowerment Groups” have been featured on television programs and other media outlets. A sought-after speaker, Roberts has given lectures and workshops around the world, and has recently spoken in the United Kingdom, Canada, Holland, and Poland. He speaks five languages fluently. He has taken groups of young people and their families to Poland to visit Schindler’s factory, Auschwitz, and other Holocaust sites. Roberts has appeared on national and local television stations across the country and the world. Enjoy!
In this episode Peter and Kevin discuss:
:54- Intro and welcome Kevin! www.KevinJRoberts.net
2:06- Tell us your story & your background. How old were you, how were you diagnosed, etc. ref: psychometric testing
3:45- How did the internet addiction thing come into play? How did you identify that? ref: “Confessions of a Self Help Junkie”
8:04- So at what point did you realize that something really had to change with the gaming?
9:05- So what happened- what did you do to get better?
10:00- Tell us about your daily routine
10:47- Let’s talk about a good night’s rest
11:30- Talk to us about language-learning skills. That’s not usually a norm with ADHD folks.
12:35- Tell us more of your passions; what else do you do when you’re not in ‘the zone’ working. ref: BBC’s The World At War
14:00- This is definitely not the place to talk politics but considering that reference, how do you feel about what you see going on in the US and European politics today?
16:08- On changes being made in recognizing ADHD
17:23- Tell us about your upcoming book! Schindler’s Gift: How One Man Harnessed ADHD to Change the World link to it at Barnes & Noble (Soft release on Oct. 8. Official release on Dec. 7)
18:42- Join us January 24th in Las Vegas! ShankMinds: Las Vegas is a complete business transformation experience. When you attend a ShankMinds Event, you grow your business and boost your revenue in three simple steps. 120 Entrepreneurs. One Day. Unbelievable Breakthroughs.
19:20- Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits
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