Having ADHD in and of itself increase stress – it is, in essence, a condition that affects skills needed to manage everyday living. Becoming more aware of what causes us stress and how we react to stress may seem like exactly what we don’t want to be doing (who wants to pay more attention to stress?) … yet is one of the simplest ways to start managing stress differently. How can we used increased awareness, particularly through the practice of mindfulness, to start managing stress with or without ADHD?
Objectives include learning:
- To recognize how more awareness of how our bodies react to stress helps manage stress.
- To recognize the impact of emotional and cognitive habit on stress.
- To start managing stress differently by focusing on awareness of habitual patterns around stress.
Who: Mark Bertin MD
Dr. Bertin is a developmental pediatrician and author of Mindful Parenting for ADHD and The Family ADHD Solution, which integrate mindfulness into the rest of evidence-based ADHD care. He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College, on the faculty of the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and on the editorial advisory board of Common Sense Media. His blog is available through Huffington Post, Mindful.org and Psychology Today. For more information visit his website at www.developmentaldoctor.com.