Free Webinar Replay: A Parent’s Guide to Mindfulness and Self-Regulation Strategies for Children with ADHD
In this hour long webinar on demand, learn how to help kids learn emotional self-regulation with mindfulness and ADHD meditation with Varleisha D. Gibbs Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L.
Have you ever tried to calm a child in the throes of an ADHD meltdown? Do you find yourself using language such as “calm down, take a deep breath,” or “you need to stop”? These parenting strategies are common — and commonly ineffective.
The best way to address a child’s difficult reactions — anger, yelling, melting down — is to not address the reactions at all! Instead, focus on the response. When the body is quiet, and the child is attentive, that is when we work on our ability to respond to the environment and those around us. In other words, our parenting techniques must be “proactive not reactive!”
A child’s behaviors are tied to his or her nervous system and senses. The most effective strategies for helping children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) learn to self-regulate are simple techniques — including mindful ADHD meditation and sense-soothing techniques — to improve focus and help manage emotions.
In this webinar you will learn:
- Why children with ADHD have trouble regulating their emotions
- How primitive reflexes connect to social skills and behavior
- How to build and enhance self-regulation with ADHD meditation
- How to activate the vagus nervous system to improve emotional control
- Mindfulness exercises designed to calm and center an unsettled child
Webinar replays include:
- Slides accompanying the webinar
- Related resources from ADDitude
- Free newsletter updates about ADHD
This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on July 8, 2019.
Meet the Expert Speaker:
Varleisha D. Gibbs Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L, is an associate professor, international lecturer, researcher, and author of Self-Regulation and Mindfulness. Dr. Gibbs began her career after receiving her baccalaureate degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware. She continued her studies in the field of Occupational Therapy. Dr. Gibbs received a Master’s of Science degree from Columbia University and a clinical doctorate from Thomas Jefferson University. Additionally, Dr. Gibbs completed her Ph.D. program in Health Sciences Leadership at Seton Hall University.
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