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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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