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Non-medication treatment options for ADHD are a very important consideration. 13 studies find that mindfulness techniques were helpful as a part of non-medication ADHD treatment.⠀
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While people living with ADHD may find it difficult to sit still for long periods of time, it is important to remember: #mindfulness techniques include a broad array of different skills & can include anything from mindful walking to seated meditations.⠀
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Consider starting with these exercises for 5 to 10 minutes a day. Regular practice makes the most impact.⠀
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🕉️ Mindful Walking with Breath Awareness⠀
1️⃣: Pair your breath with your steps and notice how it feels for your feet to be walking on the ground: Breathe in for five steps.⠀
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2️⃣: Hold your breath for five steps.⠀
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3️⃣: Exhale for five steps. ⠀
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4️⃣: Repeat for 10 cycles.⠀
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🕉️For seated meditation, try Trataka (Gaze) Meditation, or a Candlelight Meditation.⠀
1️⃣: Light a candle and place it a few feet in front of you so that the candle is at eye level or slightly lower than eye level.⠀
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2️⃣: Find a comfortable seat and sit tall.⠀
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3️⃣: External Gaze: Focus your eyes on the flame of the candle and hold it there as long as possible without blinking. Notice how the flame appears.⠀
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4️⃣: You may experience distracting thoughts, but continue to bring your mind back to the flame.⠀
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5️⃣: Internal Gaze: When you need to close your eyes, do so and focus your awareness to the point in between your brows. Visualize and imagine that the flame is burning at that place in between your brows.⠀
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6️⃣: Take five slow deep breaths until you are ready to open your eyes again.⠀
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7️⃣: Repeat the external and internal gaze five times. ⠀
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#mindfulness #adhd #nonmedication #treatment #bestlife #fridayfeeling #breath #walking #seated #meditation #om #candlelight #mentalhealth #healthy #positive #living #life #support #visualize #strategies #Trataka
Non-medication treatment options for ADHD are a very important consideration. 13 studies find that mindfulness techniques were helpful as a part of non-medication ADHD treatment.⠀ ⠀ While people living with ADHD may find it difficult to sit still for long periods of time, it is important to remember: #mindfulness techniques include a broad array of different skills & can include anything from mindful walking to seated meditations.⠀ ***⠀ Consider starting with these exercises for 5 to 10 minutes a day. Regular practice makes the most impact.⠀ ⠀ 🕉️ Mindful Walking with Breath Awareness⠀ 1️⃣: Pair your breath with your steps and notice how it feels for your feet to be walking on the ground: Breathe in for five steps.⠀ ⠀ 2️⃣: Hold your breath for five steps.⠀ ⠀ 3️⃣: Exhale for five steps. ⠀ ⠀ 4️⃣: Repeat for 10 cycles.⠀ ****⠀ ⠀ 🕉️For seated meditation, try Trataka (Gaze) Meditation, or a Candlelight Meditation.⠀ 1️⃣: Light a candle and place it a few feet in front of you so that the candle is at eye level or slightly lower than eye level.⠀ ⠀ 2️⃣: Find a comfortable seat and sit tall.⠀ ⠀ 3️⃣: External Gaze: Focus your eyes on the flame of the candle and hold it there as long as possible without blinking. Notice how the flame appears.⠀ ⠀ 4️⃣: You may experience distracting thoughts, but continue to bring your mind back to the flame.⠀ ⠀ 5️⃣: Internal Gaze: When you need to close your eyes, do so and focus your awareness to the point in between your brows. Visualize and imagine that the flame is burning at that place in between your brows.⠀ ⠀ 6️⃣: Take five slow deep breaths until you are ready to open your eyes again.⠀ ⠀ 7️⃣: Repeat the external and internal gaze five times. ⠀ ⠀ *****⠀ #mindfulness #adhd #nonmedication #treatment #bestlife #fridayfeeling #breath #walking #seated #meditation #om #candlelight #mentalhealth #healthy #positive #living #life #support #visualize #strategies #Trataka