- Have trouble paying attention and staying on task?
- Suffer from disorganization, procrastination, or forgetfulness?
- Have difficulty with restlessness?
- Find it difficult to manage strong impulses or feelings such as anger or frustration?
- Struggle with self-doubt and difficulty following through?
If so, you may have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and this book is for you. This condition typically starts in childhood but often continues into adulthood. An estimated 8 million adults in this country have ADHD. Physician-researcher Dr. Lidia Zylowska has created an 8-step program for using mindfulness practice (attention and awareness training) to manage the symptoms of ADHD. The program includes practices such as sitting meditation, mindful walking, body awareness, thoughtful speaking and listening, development of self-acceptance, mindful self-coaching, cultivation of a balanced view of thoughts and emotions, and more. Dr. Zylowska educates readers about ADHD, helping them to understand how their ADHD brain works and how they can use mindful awareness to work with their challenges. She also explains how the mindful approach can be combined with other treatments, including medications, to boost self-improvement.
This book is accompanied by an audio program of guided mindfulness exercises for successfully managing ADHD
Lidia Zylowska, MD, is a psychiatrist specializing in mindfulness-based approaches to mental health. A cofounder and faculty member at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, she led the first study of mindfulness training in ADHD. She frequently speaks on the topic of ADHD and mindfulness and works with many adults with ADHD in her clinical practice. For more information, visit www.lidiazylowska.com.
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