Mindfulness: ADHD Style

New Study Highlights Benefits of Mindfulness for ADHD Symptoms

Practical and applicable research for people with ADHD.

Really? Mindfulness helps people with ADHD? You don’t say!

Alright, before you wax sarcastic on me, I have to tell you this: I dislike mindfulness. Or perhaps I did not find my limited experience with mindfulness exercises at all helpful because of my ADHD.

My mind is constantly racing. I have a very, very difficult time focusing on a single thought or physiological experience, which probably means I would really benefit from mindfulness if I took the time to slow down and actually practice.

That’s the other thing. I have a feeling it probably would be helpful, but I have not yet made it a priority because my brain only wants to do the Fun and Exciting Things. No time for this sitting still foolishness!

If the body of strong scientific research supporting the benefit of mindfulness for those with ADHD is mounting, then perhaps it will be enough to convince my skeptical, race car brain to actually give it a proper try.

We’ll see. 

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Published by Neurodiversity MB

Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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