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Why You Should be Practicing Mindfulness with Your ADHD Child.

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How Meditation and Mindfulness Help Individuals with ADHD

Recently an article published in All4Women.com, How meditation and mindfulness can help to treat your child’s ADHD, discussed 5 ways that meditation and mindfulness improve ADHD. 

It is estimated that more than 6.1 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD.  With these diagnoses come symptoms such as lack of focus, attention as well as the ability to develop empathy for others. These problems often occur for children at home and school making their days very difficult.

The article’s author, Rachael Pace, discusses many ways parents can help their children cope with ADHD.  These strategies included medications, school accommodations, and therapies to strengthen focus.  If you are focusing on the all-natural method, the article suggests trying meditation and mindfulness.

“Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. … When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.” (Greatergood.berkeley.edu)

When one can put their mind in the present moment, they are more engaged, focused and have a better ability to recall later what happened at that moment.

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