What is mindfulness?

"Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally."   ~Jon Kabat-Zinn

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A practice of mindfulness leads to a reduction in stress so you can live each day to the fullest.

Do you?

  • regret past actions and worry about the future?

  • lose track of what is happening at the present moment?

  • judge yourself for everything you do not accomplish?

  • Do you feel stressed about the way things are?

How do you move out of an auto-pilot and/or dissatisfied mode to experience every moment of the day? 

Mindful living offers a solution. 

Mindfulness teaches you to

  • pay attention to the present 

  • approach each situation with curiosity and open-mindedness. 

  • respond vs. react

Some ADHD

characteristics are: 

selective attention

difficulties in regulating your emotions

rumination

Impulsivity

struggles with organization and prioritization

How does mindfulness help those with ADHD?/What can mindfulness do for you?

These challenges are caused by a difference in the structure of certain parts of the brain, neural networks, and neurotransmitters/ neurochemistry 

Mindfulness practices help us increase awareness of the present moment in a non-judgemental manner.  It enhances cognitive flexibility and increases focus while causing a reduction in stress