[ Free kindle ] The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD: An 8-Step Program for Strengthening Attention, Managing Emotions, and Achieving Your GoalsAuthor Lidia Zylowska – Bilb-weil.de

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 estimatedmillion adults in this country Physician researcher Dr Lidia Zylowska has created anstep 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 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


10 thoughts on “The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD: An 8-Step Program for Strengthening Attention, Managing Emotions, and Achieving Your Goals

  1. Robyn Robyn says:

    This book is great reference on using Mindfulness as a way to introduce anyone to mindfulness and or meditation However, the WAY it is written, is NOT for someone who actually HAS ADHD I do have it , as it tends to have a lot of links and footnotes and boxes, etc on the pages that are distracting for someone with ADHD who already has a difficult time learning something by reading, due to the short attention span.


  2. Rose Rose says:

    I can t express words on how helpful useful this guide is with respect to mindfulness techniques in a systematic presentation It s targeted towards those who suffer from adult ADHD, but I think those who might look for a clear, step by step approach to improving their health, organization, and life through mindfulness exercises could give this guide a try and get something out of it if they exhibit certain levels of disordered thinking, disorganization, or feel overwhelmed I read this as a ref I can t express words on how helpful useful this guide is with respect to mindfulness techniques in a systematic presentation It s targeted towards those who suffer from adult ADHD, but I think those who might look for a clear, step by step approach to improving their health, organization, and life through mindfulness exercises could give this guide a try and get something out of it if they exhibit certain levels of disordered thinking, disorganization, or feel overwhelmed I read this as a reference guide, not only looking into the symptomatic characteristics of adult ADHD, but also as a way of looking at meditative practices which I do on a daily basis as a measure for improving my health and focus The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD delivers upon what it promises providing an eight step method towards improving focus and allowing a person to have better control over the symptoms of ADHD Lidia Zylowska is passionate and gives constructive tips surrounding her subject matter, with an introduction to the symptoms of ADHD and some of the studies surrounding it and mindfulness demonstrations Then in the second part of the book, she gives a clear explanation of each step in the process as follows 1 Become More Present2 Focus the Wandering Mind3 Direct and Anchor Your Awareness4 Listen to Your Body5 Observe Your Mind6 Manage Your Emotions7 Communicate Skillfully8 Slow Down to Be More EffectiveThe book has a very easy to understand format structured into brief sections that focus on breathing techniques, mental exercises, body focus, suggestions on what activities to try, and she summarizes each step with some afterthoughts for the reader to consider It was a wonderfully insightful read, one that I think people can return to if they feel like repeating certain mental exercises There s an interactive component to the book as well, that works in conjunction with their website, but it s not entirely reliant on the web book dynamic, just comes as a supplemental measure It s a great book for those who want to improve their relationships, manage tasks, and reduce their overall stress in day to day activities through improving mental focus.Overall score 4.5 5Note I received this as an ARC through NetGalley, from the publisher Shambhala Publications Trumpeter


  3. Maxie Maxie says:

    Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD written by Lidia Zylowska, MD is researched based and addresses the many facets of adults with ADHD It speaks to the often misunderstood characteristics and how complex the adults with ADHD work, live and relate to their environment Dr Zylowska shares pertinent facts about understanding and coping, and living with adult family members with adult ADHD Our society is very accepting of children with ADHD but few people make a connection that children with Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD written by Lidia Zylowska, MD is researched based and addresses the many facets of adults with ADHD It speaks to the often misunderstood characteristics and how complex the adults with ADHD work, live and relate to their environment Dr Zylowska shares pertinent facts about understanding and coping, and living with adult family members with adult ADHD Our society is very accepting of children with ADHD but few people make a connection that children with ADHD grow up to be adults with the complications of ADHD Adults with ADHD impact all segments of our society perceive situations differently than what is considered the norm Therefore understanding how they respond, handle situations makes life easier on them and less confusing for people who interact with them on a daily basis Often people are unaware of the adults with ADHD and therefore categorize adults with this disorder harshly as employees, partners, parents There are millions of adults living with ADHD and reading Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD should be required reading for all supervisors, managers, CEOs, etc as well those in the medical fields to create a better understanding of adults who have ADHD and that they operate outside of the what is considered normal Dr Zylowska provided me with awesome techniques to use while working with my colleague who had ADHD Using this book Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD and accompany it with the book The Five Keys of Mindful Communication by Susan Gillis Chapman the change in how we relate to each other and the understanding of communicating effectively would impact our world in dynamic ways


  4. Michael Michael says:

    This book was phenomenal By the time I was done with the kindle version of this book I had highlighted nearly half and bookmarked 10 different pages If you have ADHD inattentive or hyperactive I would highly recommend this book Some of the stories that serve as examples seem to almost be torn straight from a book about my life The reason I gave it a five star rating is that the books material directly relates to the title This book provided me with the information I would have hoped for in This book was phenomenal By the time I was done with the kindle version of this book I had highlighted nearly half and bookmarked 10 different pages If you have ADHD inattentive or hyperactive I would highly recommend this book Some of the stories that serve as examples seem to almost be torn straight from a book about my life The reason I gave it a five star rating is that the books material directly relates to the title This book provided me with the information I would have hoped for in this title I don t know of any other books that are directly focused on the relationship between ADHD and mindfulness Lidia Zylowska deserves a sincere thank you for writing this book


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  6. Shawn Shawn says:

    Very good intro to meditation for anybody, not just those with ADHD or related diagnoses.


  7. Tony Tony says:

    Reading this book was an important step in my experiences with both mindfulness and with understanding my ADHD I was already practicing mindfulness and reading about it when i found this book It actually occurred to me that there must be a parallel and so I googled ADHD and Mindfulness and found this book.I will say that some of the ways that ADHD is related to mindfulness can feel like a stretch at times Not every single aspect of my ADHD is going to be strengthened by mindfulness but that Reading this book was an important step in my experiences with both mindfulness and with understanding my ADHD I was already practicing mindfulness and reading about it when i found this book It actually occurred to me that there must be a parallel and so I googled ADHD and Mindfulness and found this book.I will say that some of the ways that ADHD is related to mindfulness can feel like a stretch at times Not every single aspect of my ADHD is going to be strengthened by mindfulness but that could very well just be that some stuff works for me and not others and another person will have a similar experience with different aspects Ultimately, this book along with Russel Barkley s Taking Charge of Adult ADHD have been essential components in my efforts to understand my disorder, work with it, and prevent it from continuing to hold me back from that which truly matters to me loving myself and my family, achieving my career goals, and being a better human being


  8. Mike Harreld Mike Harreld says:

    Mindfulness for adults I enjoyed the ability to have this book electronically I have needed to refer to it personally and professionally from time to time I am grateful for this reference.


  9. Gordon Howard Gordon Howard says:

    Reasonably well written we ll see if it helps.


  10. P P says:

    Despite my initial reluctance, this is actually an excellent book.The author goes through a range of mindfulness excercises the research underlying the book shows that ADHD symptoms do decrease with mindfulness practice Nevertheless, Dr Zylowska doesn t shun medication she generally recommends that people Despite my initial reluctance, this is actually an excellent book.The author goes through a range of mindfulness excercises practices with a special eye for people who have problems staying still or focused on something like sitting meditation Dr Zylowska s book is based on solid clinical practice research the research underlying the book shows that ADHD symptoms do decrease with mindfulness practice Nevertheless, Dr Zylowska doesn t shun medication she generally recommends that people diagnosed with ADHD try both medication and mindfulness and see whether one, or both, works for them.Tone is often a big issue in self help books Often, trying to be gentle and encouraging, writers end up being condescending I think Dr Zylowska succeeds in avoiding this pitfall The writing is clear and the exercises are very simple, but therein lies the charm of it.Nevertheless, I wasn t able to do this as a week by week thing, as suggested, but instead just read it in pieces, doing an exercise here, another there One great takeoff was seeing how many of the things I do in my spare time, such as weight training, are actually very effective as mindfulness practice