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Effectiveness of Mindfulness for ADHD

Review of Effectiveness of Mindfulness for ADHD

Mindfulness is now considered a clinical intervention for many problems and disorders, including ADHD. As part of a complete treatment plan for ADHD, researchers continue to ask Does Mindfulness reduce ADHD symptoms and improve attention? So, these researchers did a review of the effectiveness of Mindfulness for ADHD.
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Mindfulness for ADHD Myths

Mindfulness for ADHD Myths

Lately when I talk with people about trying mindfulness for ADHD, their first reaction seems to be an immediate acknowledgement that this technique makes sense. They nod, with a sincere expression of interest. But then this expression is rapidly followed by one of amused doubt, even harrumphing. But the doubt…
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Mindful eating, ADHD and nutrition

Mindful Eating, ADHD, and Nutrition

Mindfulness and eating are a natural fit. What other activity do we give as little attention to while we’re doing it, while relying on habits to make choices, not always to our benefit? Eating like this means nothing more artificial than aiming to pay attention to eating while eating.
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Small Steps to Begin Again

Small Steps to Begin Again

Waking up at 3:00 AM is typical for me. Falling back to sleep is not. One night, or maybe two in a row, does not really impact my functioning or mood. The third and forth nights, though, lead to irritability and scattered thoughts. My interactions with my son after a few of these nights…
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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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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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Metacognition as Conscious Awareness

Metacognition as Conscious Awareness

Practicing mindfulness—especially engaging in a regular mindfulness practice— can calm the emotions and benefit many of the “executive functions” by improving metacognition. Metacognition is a conscious awareness, or the ability to notice, think about, and regulate your thoughts and, thereby, choices.
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Exercise the Attention Muscle with Mindfulness

Exercise the Attention Muscle with Mindfulness [Podcast]

In November 2015, I was interviewed by Eric Tivers for ADHD reWired Episode 89: Exercise the Attention Muscle with Mindfulness.
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Is Mindfulness a Good Intervention

Is Mindfulness a Good Intervention?

According to the authors of this study, “Mindfulness is a self-regulatory practice that is multifaceted but appears to improve self-regulation of attention and emotion.”
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Four Steps to Mindfulness

Four Steps to Mindfulness [Telesummit Audio Recording]

The following is the audio recording and transcript of Four Steps to Mindfulness, which originally aired as part of the 2016 Succeed with ADHD Telesummit hosted by Laurie Dupar.
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Mindfulness Training improves working memory

Mindfulness Training Improves Working Memory

This study looks into how mindfulness-based training can protect our working memory against "degradation" due to high-stress. It's important for people with ADHD because poor working memory is a troubling symptom. Working memory means holding thoughts (numbers, names, terms, tasks, lists, ideas) in your head while you are working on them…
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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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