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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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Automaticity is both friend and enemy

Automaticity is Both Friend and Enemy

Automaticity is habitually doing an activity the same way every time. It means overlearning something so you don't have to figure it out as if it were something new or unfamiliar to you. Automaticity is both friend and enemy and is a complicated topic for people with ADHD. An example of a task…
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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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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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Fill Your Tank with Exercise

Fill Your Tank, Part 3

Running low on fuel makes it difficult to do things, like control attention, resist distractions, make decisions, and finish things. In this 4-part series, we will explore ways for you to fill your tank by getting more sleep, practicing mindfulness, exercising often, and pulling up to the pump. Here, we look at exercise…
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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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Practicing Mindfulness for Your ADHD

Practicing Mindfulness for Your ADHD [Podcast]

I joined ADHD Coach Nikki Kinzer and broadcaster Pete Wright (also an adult with ADHD) to discuss mindfulness, why practicing mindfulness for your ADHD is such an important topic, and how to get started without piling on the "shoulds."
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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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not all neuroplasticity is created equal

Not all Neuroplasticity is Created Equal

When you start learning about mindfulness for ADHD you run into lots of talk about neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is just a fancy way to say: When we do something, we learn. When we learn, our brains change. If I've never knitted before and I start attending knitting classes at the local yarn shop…
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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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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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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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