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Free Webinar Replay: Mindfulness Goes to School: How Meditation Helps Students with ADHD Thrive

In this hour-long webinar-on-demand, learn about using mindfulness at school with Elliott Buck, M.Ed.

Did you know that daily mindfulness activities can promote more focused and collaborative learning — particularly for students with ADHD? Practicing mindfulness daily brings the class together and encourages students to trust and support one another. A daily dose of mindfulness, at home or in school, improves attention, boosts self-esteem, and helps kids better monitor their emotions. And it’s so easy. Here, learn how teachers, parents, and caregivers can launch the simple, engaging yoga and mindfulness practices shown to help children with ADHD.

In this webinar, teachers and parents will learn:

  1. The social and emotional benefits of mindfulness for children with ADHD
  2. How mindfulness enhances learning and academic achievement
  3. Simple steps for creating a mindfulness routine
  4. Yoga and meditation activities for home
  5. 10 ways teachers can bring mindfulness practice to the classroom
  6. How to create guided meditations at school and home
  7. The best resources to enhance mindfulness

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Elliott Buck, M.Ed., has over 20 years of experience teaching Pre-K to 3rd grade in independent schools. She earned her Master’s in Education at Lesley University. She teaches at the Glen Urquhart School in Beverly, Massachusetts. Elliott brings her passion for yoga, meditation, and mindfulness into the second-grade classroom. Outside of teaching and spending time with her family, Elliott enjoys gardening, playing golf, skiing, hiking, and collecting rocks at the beach.

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  • Slides accompanying the webinar
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  • Free newsletter updates about ADHD

*Please note that access to this webinar replay will remain free until April 12, 2018. After that, you will find it in the ADDitude Store in our library of expert on-demand webinars!

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  1. Could you please address how mindfulness will help adult students with ADHD as well? I’m 43 and in school. I’ve heard about mindfulness and esn’t to incorporate it into my daily practice. Thank you

    1. Hi Josh,
      Thanks for your email, that’s great that you want to add mindfulness into your life! The practices should help you focus on your studies. I think that many activities can work for people of any age. There is a lot to explore, and once you start searching, you will find something that works for you. I have been enjoying some podcasts by Mindful Meditations by UCLA MARC and the Mindful Podcast. I would recommend checking these websites out:
      https://www.mindful.org/how-to-find-time-to-meditate/
      https://palousemindfulness.com/
      https://www.slideshare.net/UNHHealth/benefits-of-meditation

      Here are some apps to explore:
      Headspace
      Calm
      Simple Habit Meditation
      Breethe
      Chill
      Insight Time
      7s Meditation

      Have fun and keep it simple!
      Best,
      Elliott

  2. I have a daughter with ADHD and a neurodevelopmental disorder I’d like to know if you have some suggestions of apps or websites that have mindfulness exercises for young kids (6-10 years old). I’m interested in short guided meditations that I could use with my daughter in the morning before going to school. Thank you, Erika

    1. Hi Erika,
      Thank you for your email. I would purchase Carolyn Clarke’s ” Imaginations” book which has relaxation and meditations for kids. She has three books out, and they are all excellent. I would also try Mindful Games Activity Cards by Susan Kaiser Greenland. They are short and fun activities that you and your daughter can explore. Some links to websites that I use are: http://www.chopra.com/articles/3-kid-friendly-meditations-your-children-will-love
      http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-18136/7-fun-ways-to-teach-your-kids-mindfulness.html
      http://www.Blissfulkids.com
      Here are some Apps to try:
      Headspace
      Mindfulness for Children
      Smiling Mind
      Stop, Breathe and Think Kids
      Calm
      Well Beyond Meditation
      Have fun!
      Best,
      Elliott

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