“From Scattered to Centered…
lis …has relevant tips to explain the neurochemistry behind ADHD, and provides 30-day exercises to organize our brains.”
Ariane de Bonvoisin, best selling author
“The First 30 Days, Your Guide to Making Any Change Easier”
Like so many of us, Dr. Alicia Maher had spent her young life struggling with her own short attention span and was often was at the mercy of her impulses. She would fidget through classes, dinner, and church and had trouble organizing her tasks, but never thought there was ever a reason, other than her excitement about all the things that she could be experiencing in that very moment.
Her condition did not go unnoticed by others, either. She had been thrown out of classes for disruptive behavior, had social behavioral problems, and as a medical student, was too preoccupied with her racing thoughts to notice she was part of a 120-mph police pursuit. It wasn’t until her first year studying psychiatry as an intern that the doctors she was attending called an intervention and diagnosed her with ADHD.
Compelled to address her own condition in a holistic manner, and knowing the limitations of allopathic medicine and standard psychological therapeutic treatments, Maher embarked on 15 years of study; practicing and teaching in academic medicine, maintaining her yoga and spiritual practices, living in an ashram yoga retreat and observing medical care during travel to more than 30 countries. She has developed a “Spiritual Neuroscience” that integrates alternative and western medicine, spirituality and neuroscience for innovation in treating ADD and ADHD.
In Dr. Maher’s new book, titled From Scattered to Centered: Understanding and Transforming the Distracted Brain, she shows readers how to use the same practices she has learned, to train their brains for peace and concentration. She offers a wide array of resources including medication, psychotherapy, alternative therapies, Eastern practices and other modalities, including how to use the same tools that distract most of us and turn them into our greatest allies.