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 Lynn Weiss, PH.D. Does your ADHD brain tune out and have a hard time paying attention, to your best friend who has invited you to coffee to explain why she broke up with the love of her life? Two sentences into her sad story, your mind has wandered. You hate to admit it, but […]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.
By Mark Bergin, M.D. Research suggests that anyone can improve attention by practicing mindfulness — cognitive fitness training aimed at building real-time and compassionate awareness of our lives rather than remaining lost in distraction, on autopilot. When people hear that attention is trainable, they wonder about using meditation to treat ADHD. But ADHD and mindfulness […]Continue Reading... No Comments.