Free Webinar Replay: The ADHD-Anxiety Link: How Mindfulness Helps You Feel Less Overwhelmed and Be More Productive
In this hour-long webinar-on-demand, learn how to use mindfulness meditation to improve symptoms of ADHD and anxiety in adults and children, with Lidia Zylowska, M.D.
People with ADHD often struggle with anxiety, either as a co-occurring disorder or a consequence of ADHD itself. ADHD difficulties often provoke worry, tension, and feelings of overwhelm that can be unbearable and sometimes poorly understood by the person having the anxiety. The anxiety symptoms often set the stage for further difficulties with procrastination, avoidance, overreacting, perfectionism, or self-criticism.
Mindfulness offers a new, more effective way of living with anxiety. By practicing mindful attention and an attitude shift, you learn how anxiety shows up in your day and what you can do about it. Through mindful activity, you can learn to move your mind-body state from stressed to more relaxed, and increase your problem-solving ability. Mindfulness can also help you uncover which emotions or beliefs may be driving anxiety or worry in the first place.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- The different ways anxiety and ADHD symptoms co-exist
- Common patterns of worry related to ADHD
- How anxiety drains your energy and makes management of ADHD difficult
- How mindfulness can help dial down anxiety through breathing or mindful activity
- How mindfulness can help bring a “compassionate magnifying glass” to anxiety and untangle the patterns that keep you stuck
Webinar replays include:
- Slides accompanying the webinar
- Related resources from ADDitude
- Free newsletter updates about ADHD
- An opportunity to receive a certificate of attendance
Certificate of Attendance
Attendees who successfully complete a survey after watching this webinar will be eligible to receive a one hour certificate of attendance. ADDitude does not offer CEU credits.
This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on December 10, 2019.
Meet the Expert Speaker:
Lidia Zylowska M.D., is an Associate Professor at UMN Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Zylowska completed her psychiatry training at UCLA and pursued additional training in mindfulness and integrative medicine. She is a graduate of UCLA Center for East West Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Through her prior work at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, Dr. Zylowska pioneered the application of mindfulness in ADHD and developed the Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) for ADHD. She is an author of an award-winning book, The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD: An 8-Step Program for Strengthening Attention, Managing Emotions, and Achieving Your Goals. Dr. Zylowska is a paid consultant for the Stop, Breathe & Think app.
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