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I have a meditation practice… I have a meditation practice… Do you think that if I say it enough it will start to happen more consistently? Seriously, research has shown that for all of us, especially ADDers, spending 10 – 15 minutes each day in silence can be a huge support for mental, physical, and spiritual health. The activity is different from praying or reading quietly, although those are clearly valuable tools. It involves simply sitting and focusing on nothing or something small enough to capture our full attention. The goal is to keep your brain relatively still. An easy way to do this could be to focus on your breath, or on a mantra (a simple word repeated over and over again).
Knowing what works for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD ) is just as important as knowing what doesn’t . In fact, some of the tactics you’re using might even exacerbate your symptoms. Whether it’s techniques that you’ve tried yourself or others have employed, below are seven surefire ways to unsuccessfully cope with ADHD. Plus, at the bottom you’ll find techniques that actually do work.
Chronic Procrastination and Resistance: The Truth about How we Learn to Procrastinate. | Ariane Benefit, M.S.EdHow we learn to procrastinate so freaking well. We are waging a cultural war against procrastination and inner resistance as if they were evil itself. I believe it is time to STOP the War and START negotiating a peace treaty with yourself.
ADHD Evolution: Understanding the Other, Glial Brain Douglas Fields PhD is the author of The Other Brain, a book that will change how we think about brain function , how we think about glial ion channels in addition to our past singular preoccupation with [from about 1905], the Neuron Doctrine . Listen up: 85% of our brains are glial cells , only 15% are neurons. Think about it. What’s so exciting about this new brain material?
New high-resolution, three-dimensional maps of the brains of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) indicate significant and specific anatomical differences within areas of the brain thought to control attentional and inhibitory control systems, compared with brain scans of children without ADHD. The images are thought to be the most advanced to date to reveal the anatomical basis of the disorder. Elizabeth Sowell, M.D., an assistant professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles, and her colleagues used high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and sophisticated computer analysis to pinpoint more accurately the specific areas of the brain contributing to the symptoms of ADHD.
I always suspected I was weird but kept it quiet and hoped no one else would notice. Ten years ago, my mom suggested I might have Attention Deficit Disorder. I read a seminal self-help book and agreed that I did.
Document Actions This section provides teachers with specific information to guide the planning, implementation, and monitoring of school-based instructional and behavioral management plans for students with ADHD. The process and strategies highlighted in this section are useful for many students, not just those with a diagnosis of ADHD.
Rosemary Tannock, PhD – ADHD/LD Cognition Lab Rosemary Tannock, PhD, holds a Canada Research Chair in Special Education and Adaptive Technology (Tier 1) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in the University of Toronto. Also, she is a Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, a Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Special Education & Adaptive Instruction at the University of Toronto, and holds research appointments with the Graduate Departments of Education and Psychology at the University of Western Australia. Her clinical research program investigates the causes and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), with a specific focus on its cognitive manifestations and overlap with learning disabilities.
"I finally did it!” Bob, an adult with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD), said to himself, as he walked out of the office at 5 p.m. sharp, to meet his wife for dinner. For the first time in years, he wasn’t late . More important, he was ready to enjoy the night out because he felt relaxed and in control.
I talked with a client who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) a while back about the problems she was dealing with at work . She was so stressed out about being behind that she skipped the office holiday party so that she could get catch up on work. Besides, she didn't feel that she deserved to go to the party when she had so many things to do. My client reminded me of a woman who stood up at one of my talks about "Overcoming Chronic Overwhelm."
In my early 20s, I lived and worked in New York City. One morning, I was riding a crowded subway. I was late to work , as usual. I had an early meeting that I hadn’t prepared for. I also felt guilty, because I had to leave my brand-new, whimpering puppy home alone for several hours.
It's Hard to Let Go of The Child with ADHD Going to college is a rite of passage, but if you're the parent, so many instincts protest against letting go. The world is often a cruel and dangerous place, and you are all too aware of your child's newness - their youth and fragility.
Adults with ADD / ADHD have a unique method of managing time. We view the world through two time frames: Now and Not Now. Only what’s in front of us, the Now, captures our attention enough for us to take action. One of the biggest frustrations about living with ADD is that often the Now we’re focused on is unimportant, like checking Facebook or playing a computer game. Our natural tendency is to give our attention to whatever ‘shiny thing’ we find interesting at the moment. The ADHD adult avoids or ignores the Not Nows; putting them off to do later.
Excerpted from Delivered From Distraction 1. Do what you’re good at. Don’t spend too much time trying to get good at what you’re bad at. (You did enough of that in school.)