41 – ADHD & Anxiety with Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum
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On this episode of the Soaring Child, discover the connection between ADHD and anxiety. Anxiety and ADHD often go hand-in-hand, and today’s episode explores why. It also provides practical tips and tricks to put into place that help with anxiety and panic attacks. 

Today’s guest, Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum, is an educator and licensed clinical psychologist for over 35 years. She was a pioneer in blending functional medicine principles with positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mind-body medicine. She’s the author of Stop Panic Attacks in 10 Easy Steps

She also trains people to become functional medicine health coaches because she believes that growing the health coaching profession will be the solution to combating chronic disease and reducing healthcare costs. As the founder and CEO of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, a collaboration with the Institute of Functional Medicine, Sandra is a leader in the field of health coaching education.

Panic attacks are truly terrifying and can happen without warning or reason, causing sudden fear and extreme anxiety. In this episode, learn more about anxiety and how to improve these sometimes debilitating symptoms. 

 Show Notes

On this episode of the Soaring Child, discover the connection between ADHD and anxiety. Anxiety and ADHD often go hand-in-hand, and today’s episode explores why. It also provides practical tips and tricks to put into place that help with anxiety and panic attacks.

Today’s guest, Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum, is an educator and licensed clinical psychologist for over 35 years. She was a pioneer in blending functional medicine principles with positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mind-body medicine. She’s the author of Stop Panic Attacks in 10 Easy Steps.

She also trains people to become functional medicine health coaches because she believes that growing the health coaching profession will be the solution to combating chronic disease and reducing healthcare costs. As the founder and CEO of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, a collaboration with the Institute of Functional Medicine, Sandra is a leader in the field of health coaching education.

Panic attacks are truly terrifying and can happen without warning or reason, causing sudden fear and extreme anxiety. In this episode, learn more about anxiety and how to improve these sometimes debilitating symptoms.

 

Key Takeaways:

[3:20] – Sandra’s personal experience with ADHD

[4:53] – How children are often diagnosed with ADHD

[9:20] – The correlation between ADHD and anxiety

[13:37] – Strategies to let go of the “what ifs”

[17:03] – Tips to stop panic attacks

[22:45] – Recap of tips to calm anxiety

[24:00] – What families can do functionally to help a child with anxiety

[29:07] – Information about health coaching

[33:26] – The importance of support

[36:43] – Sandra’s top tip to help children soar 

 

Memorable Quotes:

“It could be one symptom…like distracted or hyperactive…but it could be a multitude of causes.” 

“Anxiety is a what if condition. It is about the future. You’re fearing something that is going to happen.”  

“The key to when you experience anxiety… is to focus and bring yourself back to the present tense.”

“There are only 2 buckets – safety or danger. Everything we think…everything we interpret is either going into the safety or danger pile.”

“Distraction is really powerful.” 

“What you can do from a functional standpoint, first and foremost, is focusing on how your child flourishes and how you do.”

“How can you turn what maybe others…have labeled as a deficit into a strength?” 

“How can you have the most nourishment in that environment, for you and for that child, and for everyone else in the family.” 

“This is an epidemic. I’ve never seen so many people being diagnosed, and it’s really important to normalize this.” 

“There are ways they can improve their functioning without going that route of the label and disordered approach.”

“Self care on a very basic level is so, so important. That is probably the primary thing as a parent to take care of yourself.” 

“At the end of the day, have a strengths conversation. What strengths did you use today?” 

 

How to Connect with Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum:

Website: https://functionalmedicinecoaching.org/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandra-scheinbaum-ph-d-17ba678/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/functionalmedcoach/

 

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