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West Hartford II Bally Total Fitness
1031 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, CT
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Mr. Chuck Harpin
Connecticut Consultants Associaltes LLC
(860) 674-9102
10 Pheasant Hill Rd.
Farmington., CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12)

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Rebecca Turgeon
(860) 506-5276
West Meadow Counseling100 West Street, Suite 3
Ellington, CT
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Attention Deficit (ADHD)
Qualification
School: Springfield College
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Stamford Athletic Club
(203) 357-7555
75 Third Street
Stamford, CT
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Basketball, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Pool, Medicine Balls, Pilates, Pilates, Raquetball, Stationary Bikes, Steam Room, Towel Service, Treadmill, Water Aerobics, Weight Machines, Yoga

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West Hartford II Bally Total Fitness
1031 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, CT
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

Data Provided By:
Ms. Rae Tattenbaum
Inner Act
(860) 561-5222
10 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Connecticut
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Life Transitions, Sleep Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Kristin Koberstein
(860) 469-3516
998 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Family Conflict
Qualification
School: University of Connecticut
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: All Husky Plans

Kevin Reardon
(860) 342-8852
Riverside Family Therapy2 Tunxis Rd
Tariffville, CT
Specialties
Family Conflict, Relationship Issues, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Saint Joseph College
Year of Graduation: 2011
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Middlebury Bally Total Fitness
930 Straits Tpke
Middlebury, CT
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Stratford Bally Total Fitness
411 Barnum Avenue Cutoff
Stratford, CT
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Yoga

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Using Yoga to Manage ADD

By ADD Coach Jennifer Koretsky

Exercise is a powerful tool for ADD management. Medical professionals recommend that adults get at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise (such as running or biking) 3-5 times per week to improve their general health. For ADDers, this type of exercise is particularly beneficial, because it may balance production of neurotransmitters and reduce stress levels. Another form of exercise that ADDers are finding valuable is yoga. When practiced regularly, yoga offers numerous health benefits, such as increased strength and flexibility, and decreased blood pressure and cholesterol levels. However, the greater benefits of yoga are arguably the psychological ones. Yoga combines physical activity with self-awareness, which promotes a mind-body connection that many ADDers lack.

When ADDers report challenges with impulsivity and hyperactivity, they often describe feeling like they don't have control over their own bodies. They find themselves speaking before thinking their thoughts through, and often regret their words. They constantly fidget, unaware that their bubbling energy can be disruptive to others in work and social situations. And they feel as if they simply cannot stop the whirlwind of thoughts spinning in their heads.

Yoga can help ADDers learn how to forge a mind-body connection that promotes self-awareness and self-control. Yoga practitioners are taught deep breathing and relaxation techniques that help center the mind in the present moment. Practitioners are also guided into holding different postures, called asanas. Each asana is held for an extended period of time, as the practitioner focuses on holding the best posture that they can, while breathing calmly and deeply. The asanas promote stretching, strengthening, and balancing, as the deep breathing promotes relaxation and mental awareness.

It is important to remember that yoga is not meant to be stressful or taxing on the body. People should be encouraged to concentrate only on themselves and not the others in the class, and to do only what feels comfortable. A practitioner should never feel pressured to perform. If an ADDer finds him/herself at a yoga class that moves too quickly, or focuses heavily on strength training, they will not reap the intended benefits, and may find themselves overwhelmed. The best place to find yoga instruction is at a yoga center, where the instructors practice yoga as a way of life, and teach both the physical and psychological com...

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