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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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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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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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Fill Your Tank with Sleep

Fill Your Tank, Part 1

People with ADHD have to burn extra cognitive fuel to perform well. In this 4-part series, we will explore ways for you to fill your tank with cognitive energy by getting more sleep, practicing mindfulness, exercising, and pulling up to the pump. First, we look how to fill your tank with sleep…
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Myths about Mindfulness for ADHD

Myths about Mindfulness for ADHD [eBook]

Mindfulness seems like an obvious tool for ADHD, addressing core areas that are most problematic like attention, distractibility, memory, and emotions. But doubt comes flooding in as people think about actually practicing mindfulness for ADHD. Time to change that. In this eBook, we look at myths versus realities about mindfulness for ADHD.
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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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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 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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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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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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Staying Mindful During the Holidays

Staying Mindful During the Holidays [Podcast]

I was excited to be invited to be a special guest for Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast Episode 278: Staying Mindful During the Holidays! I joined ADHD Coach Nikki Kinzer and broadcaster Pete Wright (also an adult with ADHD) to discuss ways that mindfulness can help people with ADHD stay calm during the holiday season.
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Create the Mindfulness Habit for ADHD

Create the Mindfulness Habit for ADHD [eBook]

Adults with ADHD are often skeptical that anyone with ADHD can make a mindful habit. They point out that routine is challenging with ADHD, sitting still on purpose even harder, and silencing thoughts hardest of all. In order to create the mindfulness habit for ADHD all that is needed is the right approach…
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