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Mindfulness Meditation for the ADHD Brain
July 31, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2022
Facilitator: Alexandra Fodor, Mark Taylor
Session day and frequency: Weekly, on Saturdays
Session Time: 6pm ET / 5pm CT / 4pm MT / 3pm PT
Session length: 90 minutes
Dates: December 4, 11 & 18, January 1 (No meeting), 8, 15, 22 & 29, February 5, 12, 19 & 26, March 5, 12, 19 & 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, May 7, 14, 21 & 28, June 4, 11, 18 & 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, August 6, 13, 20 & 27, September 3, 10, 17 & 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, November 5, 12, 19 & 26, December 3, 10, 17, 24 (no meeting) & 31
We know how hard it is for ADHDers to meditate. We’ve been there. It’s boring, it’s frustrating, it’s mind-boggling. And yet, research shows that it is really good for us. Getting things done is easier with a friend, even meditating.
Mindfulness helps to control and train our attention, increase self-awareness, regulate emotions, and lower anxiety and impulsivity.
Recent studies have shown that people with higher levels of awareness have higher levels of well-being and positive emotions.
This support group is for anyone who would like to learn more about the many benefits of mindfulness meditation. Additionally, we will provide support for establishing this life-changing habit.
For the meditation practice, we will be using the Waking Up App created by neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris. https://wakingup.com/
While the sessions build on each other, we encourage you to join in at any time in this series.
Mindfulness is a very simple practice of focusing on our breath, and bringing our attention back to it whenever our mind wanders. I call it “bicep-curls for the brain.” Sam Harris does an excellent job at providing guidance, and this app has worked wonders for me. There is additional high-quality content in the app that I regularly enjoy listening to. That said, there are many great meditation apps in the marketplace. I would encourage you to check them out, and use what works best for you.
If you would like to try the Waking Up App, here is a link for a free one-month subscription.
The yearly subscription costs $100 in the U.S. (other regions the price may differ). If you would like to use the app but truly cannot afford it, please request a free account. While Waking Up App operates a business, they believe that money should never be the reason why someone can’t gain access to Waking Up.
Join us on Saturdays. Find your flow with a little help from your tribe.