“Breathe In, Breathe Out: A Mindfulness Guide for Teens with ADHD” [podcast episode #211]
Tune in as Christopher Willard Psy.D. explains that teens can benefit from daily mindfulness exercises, which build emotional intelligence; increases attention; minimizes stress and anxiety; and boosts happiness.
Listen to “Breathe In, Breathe Out: A Mindfulness Guide for Teens with ADHD” with Christopher Willard, Psy.D.
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As your know, mindful meditation is a rapidly growing and consistently effective alternative treatment for ADHD. But how do you get your teen — who is more likely to trust his Instagram followers than you — to practice it? Believe it or not, it can be done — with the right strategies and tips, any parent can get their teen to harness the power of mindfulness.
Mindfulness builds emotional intelligence; increases attention and focus; minimizes stress, anxiety, and low self-esteem; and boosts happiness. What’s more, research now shows that mindfulness significantly enhances what psychologists call “flourishing”— a state of mind that encourages individuals to embrace life and not avoid it. The key is to explore and determine which mindfulness activities will suit your teen, based on his or her learning style, interests, and attention span.
Related recommended resources:
- [Self-Test] Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Adults
- Free Download: Mindful Meditation for ADHD
- Forget the Lotus Position: How to Meditate — ADHD Style
- How Deep Breathing Opens Up the ADHD Brain
This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on February 14, 2018.
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Updated on July 15, 2021