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Title:
The mindfulness prescription for adult ADHD : an eight-step program for strengthening attention, managing emotions, and achieving your goals
Author:
Zylowska, Lidia.
Personal Author:
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
Boston : Trumpeter, 2012.
Physical Description:
xvi, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Summary:
"A superb book, an important book, a book that breaks new ground. Anyone who is interested in the treatment of ADHD in adults "must" own this. Rigorous in its research, accessible in its style, convincing in its argument, and novel in its premise, this book keeps its promise of offering a reliable mindfulness prescription. I hugely recommend this book!"--Edward Hallowell, MD, author of "Driven to Distraction "
General Note:
"Includes an audio program of guided exercises"--Cover.
Language:
English
Contents:
MINDFULNESS -- You Can Train Your Mind -- 1.A Different Way of Paying Attention -- 2.Mindfulness and Self-Regulation in ADHD -- 3.Getting Ready for the Eight-Step Program -- pt. 2 MINDFULNESS FOR ADHD -- The Eight-Step Program -- Introduction -- Step 1 Become More Present -- Attention and the Five Senses -- Step 2 Focus the Wandering Mind -- Mindful Breathing -- Step 3 Direct and Anchor Your Awareness -- Mindfulness of Sound, Breath, and Body -- Step 4 Listen to Your Body -- Mindfulness of Body Sensations and Movement -- Step 5 Observe Your Mind -- Mindfulness of Thoughts -- Step 6 Manage Your Emotions -- Mindfulness of Feelings -- Step 7 Communicate Skillfully -- Mindful Listening and Speaking -- Step 8 Slow Down to Be More Effective -- Mindful Decisions and Actions -- 4.Putting It All Together -- Using Mindfulness in Your Daily Life with ADHD.
ISBN:
9781590308479
Format :
Book

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Summary

Do you:

* Have trouble paying attention and staying on task?
* Suffer from disorganization, procrastination, or forgetfulness?
* Have difficulty with restlessness or trouble managing strong feelings such as anger and frustration?
* Struggle with self-doubt and difficulty following through?
* In a way that causes problems in your relationships or your work?

If so, you may have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)--like an estimated 8 million adults in this country. Physician-researcher Dr. Lidia Zylowska has created an 8-step program for using mindfulness practice (attention and awareness training) to overcome the symptoms of ADHD. The program includes practices such as sitting meditation, body awareness, thoughtful speaking and listening, development of self-acceptance, mindful self-coaching, cultivation of a balanced view of thoughts and emotions, and more. Dr. Zylowska educates readers about ADHD, helping them to understand how their ADHD brain works and how they can use mindful awareness to work with their challenges. She also explains how the mindful approach can be combined with other treatments, including medications, to boost self-improvement.

This book is accompanied by an audio program of guided mindfulness exercises for successfully managing ADHD.


Author Notes

Lidia Zylowska, MD, is a psychiatrist specializing in mindfulness-based approaches to mental health. A cofounder and faculty member at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center, she led the first study of mindfulness training in ADHD. She frequently speaks on the topic of ADHD and mindfulness and works with many adults with ADHD in her clinical practice. For more information, visit www.hdiazylowska.com.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Prologuep. xv
Dear Reader: Do Something Different This Timep. 1
Part 1 Mindfulness
You Can Train Your Mind
1 A Different Way of Paying Attentionp. 11
2 Mindfulness and Self-Regulation in ADHDp. 23
3 Getting Ready for the Eight-Step Programp. 43
Part 2 Mindfulness for ADHD
The Eight-Step Program: Introductionp. 53
Step 1 Become More Present: Attention and the Five Sensesp. 55
Step 2 Focus the Wandering Mind Mindful Breathingp. 69
Step 3 Direct and Anchor Your Awareness: Mindfulness of Sound, Breath, and Bodyp. 80
Step 4 Listen to Your Body: Mindfulness of Body Sensations and Movementp. 89
Step 5 Observe Your Mind: Mindfulness of Thoughtsp. 110
Step 6 Manage Your Emotions: Mindfulness of Feelingsp. 128
Step 7 Communicate Skillfully: Mindful Listening and Speaking 1p. 54
Step 8 Slow Down to Be More Effective: Mindful Decisions and Actionsp. 169
4 Putting It All Together: Using Mindfulness in Your Daily Life with ADHDp. 194
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)p. 202
ADHD Symptoms Checklistp. 206
List of Mindfulness Exercisesp. 209
Notesp. 211
Indexp. 221
About the Authorp. 229
CD Track Listp. 230