As defined by mindful.org, “ Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.”
For an individual struggling with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this can be very difficult. The ADHD mind, which can be rushed by nature and overrun with information, is the exact opposite of mindfulness.
Researchers examined 13 studies with a collective total of 753 participants having an average age of 35. All of the studies had mindfulness-based treating ADHD. Researchers reported that all 13 studies indicated that mindfulness techniques were helpful as part of a treatment plan for ADHD.
Psychology Today reviewed the types of mindfulness techniques that helped with ADHD.