ADD ADHD Meditation

Whether you are living with inattentive ADD / ADHD, hyperactive-impulsive ADHD, or even a combination of the two, meditation can be a very beneficial holistic treatment for calming the mind and improving overall attention and concentration.

Here are a few ways that meditation can help treat the symptoms of ADHD:

  • By promoting self-awareness and being mindful of your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations, meditation helps to increase self-control as well as organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Meditation can help you make decisions based on rational thought rather than heightened emotions. It can improve your clarity of thought.
  • Meditation increases serotonin levels, reducing depressive moods and increasing feelings of well-being, happiness, and contentment.
  • Meditation can help reduce stress, anxiety, and anger levels, improving the ability to focus in the workplace or at school.
  • Meditation can improve executive brain functions by balancing brain neurotransmitters, resulting in less impulsivity, better self control in social situations, improved working memory, better organization, and increased focus of attention.
  • When you meditate, your brain waves slow down, resulting in feelings of restfulness and relaxation which can help alleviate not only the symptoms of ADHD but also any accompanying insomnia or migraines.

The benefits of meditation on ADHD, either alone or in combination with a medical regiment, are numerous.

Find out more about meditation and ADHD in these articles:

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