FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why Mindfulness for ADHD?
My child is on medication for his/her ADHD, but we usually don't give it to them on weekends. Should I give it to them before the group?
What age range are your groups?
Where can I learn more about mindfulness?


Why Mindfulness for ADHD?

Although mindfulness has been practiced for well over 2000 years, in more recent years it has been revitalized by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in the treatment of the chronically medically ill. Most of the research has been based in mindfulness treatment of pain, stress, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, and addiction. As mindfulness is about focusing one's attention, more recent studies have looked at mindfulness in ADHD and appear promising. However, mindfulness is a way of life, of how you view your surroundings and control your attention. We believe by teaching children mindfulness skills early, they will continue to use them for a lifetime.


My child is on medication for his/her ADHD, but we usually don't give it to them on weekends. Should I give it to them before the group?

Ultimately this is a decision between you and your doctor. However, although interactive, our groups are teaching your child skills. If your child takes medication to help them be more available for learning, then you should consider giving them their medication in any learning environment.

What age range are your groups?

We are currently leading groups for children age 7-17. Please check back often as we are working on a parent group and an adult ADHD group.

Where can I learn more about mindfulness?

The best place to start is the internet. You can view Jon Kabat-Zinn's lectures on YouTube, download free mindful meditation MP3s or apps, and generally research the topic. There is also a nice article by Lidia Zylowska, M.D., cofounder of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, in Psychology Today.