There are innumerable forms of meditation. Only some come with long traditions, and even fewer have been carefully scientifically studied. Of the ones that have been studied, we’ll take a look at the differences between these two: Focused-Attention and Mindfulness (aka Open Monitoring). Focused-Attention Meditation (FAM) is exactly what it sounds like, participants are asked […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Melissa Kupfer, PhD Most of us have never before experienced enforced self-isolation and lockdown. What can we learn from people who have voluntarily gone into isolation for prolonged periods of time? A group of people who self-isolate regularly are meditators, be it monks spending years in caves or laypersons going to silent retreats. Although […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors Studies suggest that rhythmic, deep breathing can balance the autonomic nervous system, which helps individuals with ADHD become more attentive and relaxed. Learn more about this free, highly portable alternative treatment. You have to breathe, so why not use your inhalations and exhalations to manage your ADHD symptoms? “Several studies show that rhythmic, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard Could better stress management be as simple as breathing, smiling, and chilling out? 7 ways for adults with ADHD to better deal with stress. The Relaxed Response Technique 1. Stop and breathe. We are not always aware that we hold our breath when we encounter stress, so at the very beginning of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Wherever you turn for your media, the message is the same. We’re in love with the idea of mindfulness. On 60 Minutes, a skeptical Anderson Cooper is transformed into a “paying attention to the moments of my day” mindfulness-practitioner. The cover of TIME boldly proclaims a “Mindful Revolution.” And, Parade magazine tells us that mindfulness is the No.1 Health-Booster in 2015. Try […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Courteney Larocca I think it’s pretty safe to say that many of us are probably very excited about 2016 coming to an end. But luckily for us, we’ve almost made it through another trip around the sun and can finally look forward to whatever 2017 has to offer. While I’m sure we’d all love […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Let me see, now, where was I? Ah, yes, the wandering mind. Mind-wandering has gotten bad press. The wandering mind is said to be an unhappy mind, perhaps even setting us on a path to early death. This view is encouraged by the popularity of mindfulness, and other meditative techniques, designed to focus our thoughts so intently […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Please join me at the final ADHD seminar of the Monthly Series Sponsored byMalaprop’s Bookstore. People often ask how to treat ADHD medication. Mindfulness offers a wonderful opportunity to self-manage your ADHD. Most of who struggle with ADHD will experience some level of forgetfulness, distractions, day dreaming, impulsivity and other issues that can interfere with […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Daily Mindfulness Practices for ADHD
There has been much written lately about the benefits of Mindfulness for ADHD. There are actually some studies being conducted at Duke University on the utilization of Mindfulness Meditation to increase focus and decrease distractibility for ADD.Continue Reading... No Comments.