If you have ADHD, meditation can be an important element of self care during the pandemic. Here are tips for how to use it effectively.
New research has shown that children as young as seven years old with ADHD can benefit from practicing mindfulness. This study demonstrates how mindfulness can positively impact the behavioral and emotional symptoms in these children by allowing them to notice their emotions without reacting right away and being more aware of their experience and environment.
It’s not easy for parents managing kids with ADHD, jobs, after school activities and community obligations. Parents can feel overwhelmed and stressed by modern day parenting. The research shows that small doses of Mindful practice can be helpful in Executive Function challenges, mind wandering, and emotional regulation. It’s important to start with yourself. If you feel a bit less stressed and a bit more mindful, your children will be more likely to join with you in the journey to calm. Here are a few tips to help get you going.
Recent research studies have begun to show the usefulness of mindfulness meditation in treating the symptoms of ADHD, especially in adults. A daily practice of mindfulness meditation can help with attention, reduce stress, improve mood and enhance aspects of executive functioning, and may contribute to better emotion regulation.
Many people want to meditate to reduce stress and anxiety in their lives. Frequently they will say ‘I want to do a mindfulness practice. People tell me it will be good for me, but I just can’t do it. I can’t sit on that darn cushion. I can’t focus.’ We can all meditate, but most of us for not very long. A technique called NANO MINDFULNESS can help achieve the benefits of meditation without the distractions.