Natural Self-Care for ADD/ADHD

Experts recommend a holistic approach for living with ADD/ADHD. As well as learning as much as you can about ADHD and receiving support from peers and professionals, here are some do-able self-care strategies that can help you feel better and function at your best!

1. Realize that having to focus all day can be draining and find the time to rest and renew. This could mean playing a video game, taking a walk, reading a good book, or just lying on the couch and staring at the ceiling! The most important thing is to NOT feel guilty because taking the time to re-energize your body and mind is an essential component of functioning at your best.

2. Try to evaluate whether you are putting unrealistic demands and expectations on yourself. Continue reading “Natural Self-Care for ADD/ADHD” »

Teaching Qigong to High School and College Students with ADHD

For a number of my clients, anxiety, being scattered, and feeling overwhelmed can be a result of their executive functioning challenges. When we combine the practical aspects of ADD/ADHD coaching with some relaxation, meditation, and Qigong practice, they have expressed to me how much they enjoy it and feel they are benefiting.

I wasn’t sure how this would work with teenagers and young adults with ADHD, but it has been very well received. It helps them learn to slow down, relax, and be aware of themselves in the present moment – skills that most of us could use! I have led clients (all ages) through meditation and Qigong practices in person and over the phone. Continue reading “Teaching Qigong to High School and College Students with ADHD” »