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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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Start with STOP

Start with STOP

Mindfulness is not something I've ever pictured myself doing because it involved things I felt I was incapable of doing. I have ADHD. Sitting still and I are like frienemies. Until I learned to start with STOP.
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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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Balance Out a Bad Day

Using Mindfulness to Balance Out a Bad Day

As the proud owner of an ADHD brain, you already know that sometimes our minds just do what they want to do without a lot of input from us. Though we come with no owner’s manual, we learn what we can in order to function well and move through the world as successfully as we can. This can produce a lot of fluctuation in mood and energy levels on a day to day basis. If we are not careful, this can leave us in a rut, held captive by whether or not today is a “good day.” 
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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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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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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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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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Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness and Meditation: What’s the Difference? [Infographic]

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between mindfulness and meditation? Both mindfulness and meditation are helpful techniques for ADHD. Understanding how to use each might help you in designing your practice. Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the everyday moment. Meditation enhances your ability to be more mindful…
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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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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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