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Diaphragmatic Breathing

Diaphragmatic Breathing?

Last week I tuned in for a session with Stephanie Sarkis and Laurie Dupar on the Succeed with ADHD Telesummit. What caught my attention was when she and Laurie started talking about diaphragmatic breathing.
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4 steps to design an ADHD-Informed Practice

4 Steps to Design an ADHD-Informed Practice

Follow these 4 steps to design an ADHD-Informed Practice for mindfulness and meditation that is customized just for you. 1. Use As-If Planning: As-if you could follow your plan without any issues or problems getting in your way, what would you want your mindful practice to look like? Ask yourself these questions…
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Pulling Up to the Pump

Fill Your Tank, Part 4

In this part of the Fill Your Tank series, we look at how to get started by pulling up to the pump. Gain the cognitive fuel you need by getting started in the right way - the most direct route between you and your goals that is custom designed for your ADHD mind…
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Mindfulness improves the quality of life

Mindfulness Improves the Quality of Life

This study looks into how mindfulness-based training can help adults with ADHD improve their attention, mood, and quality of life. This is important for people with ADHD because "ADHD is associated with a lower quality of life, decreased mood and arousal, and low motivation…" and, of course, inconsistent attention control. Anyone who…
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Acting with Awareness

Acting with Awareness for ADHD

This study is important because it is “the first larger, randomized controlled trial investigating the efficacy of mindfulness training in adults with ADHD,” with blinded outcome measures.
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Executive Function Fitness

Executive Function Fitness for ADHD Folks

Think of mindfulness practices as short routines or “gym” sessions that exercise your executive functions. Performed consistently, mindfulness practices strengthen executive function fitness for ADHD folks and help you to be more mindfully fit.
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Two Types of Meditation

Two Types of Meditation

Like almost anything else in this world, there isn’t just one way to meditate… there are several different ways to go about it. Though all of these approaches are valid in helping you calm your mind and they all reap various benefits of meditation, we have found that two types of meditation are particularly helpful to those with ADHD: Focused Attention and Open Monitoring.
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Opposites Attract

Opposites Attract: ADHD and Mindfulness

At first glance, ADHD and mindfulness appear to be opposites. But this research study shows that one ADHD characteristic might help opposites attract and make mindfulness easier for adults with ADHD. This study investigated what traits are involved in both ADHD and mindfulness. They also measured whether or not people with ADHD…
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My "Go To" Practice

My Go-To Practice

I didn’t really know what anxiety was until the Holland Tunnel. Friends had described it, but until I was driving my family into the Tunnel, I hadn’t felt it for myself. I needed my go-to practice. I had to depend on my body. I slid into a practice that I had repeated many times before…
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The ADHD Mindfulness Craze

The ADHD Mindfulness Craze: It all Started with One Little Study

Wherever you turn for your media, the message is the same. We’re in love with the idea of mindfulness. This mindfulness craze resonates for many people, but especially those with ADHD. Because a mindfulness practice can help us pay attention better, resist distractions, be less impulsive, remember what we are doing in the moment…
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Mind Wandering

ADHD, Mind Wandering and Mindfulness Practice

What is your experience of mind wandering like? For many, mind wandering can sometimes be relaxing, a way to mentally kick back and let the mind play on its own terms.
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Use Mindfulness to Reset Your Autopilot to Stop Crashing

Use Mindfulness to Reset Your Autopilot [Telesummit Audio Recording]

This is the audio recording and transcript of a conversation with Laurie Dupar which originally aired as part of the 2017 Succeed with ADHD Telesummit. The presentation was titled Use Mindfulness to Reset Your Autopilot and Stop Crashing!
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