Mind-full or Mindful

Mind full -- or mindful?  With increasing demands in the workplace, at home, and with family it becomes more challenging by the day to stay in the present moment.  Finding our own “centre” can be difficult.  The more we stray from that place our internal resource system easily goes on overload.  The resultcan be ---  anxiety, depression, headaches, health concerns related to the distress our body is incorporating. 

Mindfulness, introduced into psychology by Jon Kabat-Zinn, is a way of being, a way of re-training out minds by becoming more aware, more attentive of what truly matters.  Mindfulness is an awakening to the present moment by decreasing our attachment to a past that is over and a future that has not yet arrived.  Simply defined, mindfulness is:

            doing one thing
            in the present moment
            with intention
            and, without judgment

The words are deceptively simple; the practice challenging and the outcomes clearly researched.  Perhaps currently the most researched treatment intervention in psychology, mindfulness has been shown to enhance the coping strategies for people living with chronic pain, depression, anxiety and ADHD. 

Life in the Fast Brain - ADHD Skills Group - Stay tuned for the dates for our next group

At times, living well with ADHD can feel like climbing a mountain without a clearly marked map!  The obstacles emerging from difficulties with focus and attention, impulsivity, and challenges with organizing, can make navigation stressful if not exhausting.  Our 9 week adult skills group, LIFE IN THE FAST BRAIN, is an opportunity to explore, practice and integrate skills related to enhancing your focus and attention; discovering new ways to more effectively manage your time and inner resources; and charting new ways to strengthen your relationships.