ADHD is a behavioural disorder associated with cognitive impairments and brain alterations, both structural and functional. Increased rates of co-morbid psychiatric symptoms and secondary impairments such as work or relationship difficulties are commonly reported in ADHD. Cognitive deficits in executive functioning, including attention, working memory, and inhibition have been widely noted, as have difficulties in arousal, motivation, and emotional regulation (self-regulation impairments ).
Mindfulness meditation is a self-regulatory practice that is multifaceted but will improve self-regulation of attention and emotion. The practice involves decreasing arousal and training attention to the present experience with openness, curiosity, and acceptance. Awareness is seeing reality with open eyes, unimpeded by judgments and unrestrained by fears.
A workshop on mindfulness meditation for people with ADHD will take place on Tuesday October 27 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in the Ballybane Enterprise Centre. For more information phone 091 755090 or email [email protected]