About the Book
"Includes an audio program of guided exercises"--Cover.
Book Synopsis Don't let adult ADHD stand in your way--this 8-step mindfulness program provides you with the tools you need to stay focused and confident in all areas of your life
- Have trouble paying attention and staying on task?
- Suffer from disorganization, procrastination, or forgetfulness?
- Have difficulty with restlessness or trouble managing strong feelings such as anger and frustration?
- Struggle with self-doubt and difficulty following through?
- In a way that causes problems in your relationships or your work?
If so, you may have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)--like an estimated 8 million adults in this country. Physician-researcher Dr. Lidia Zylowska has created an 8-step program for using mindfulness practice (attention and awareness training) to overcome the symptoms of ADHD. The program includes practices such as sitting meditation, body awareness, thoughtful speaking and listening, development of self-acceptance, mindful self-coaching, cultivation of a balanced view of thoughts and emotions, and more. Dr. Zylowska educates readers about ADHD, helping them to understand how their ADHD brain works and how they can use mindful awareness to work with their challenges. She also explains how the mindful approach can be combined with other treatments, including medications, to boost self-improvement.
This book is accompanied by an audio program of guided mindfulness exercises for successfully managing ADHD. The introduction to the book, titled "Dear Reader," includes a link to the free downloadable audio files.
"A superb book, an important book, a book that breaks new ground. Anyone who is interested in the treatment of ADHD in adults must
own this. Rigorous in its research, accessible in its style, convincing in its argument, and novel in its premise, this book keeps its promise of offering a reliable mindfulness prescription. I hugely recommend this book!"--Edward Hallowell, MD, author of Driven to Distraction
"A great many people stand to benefit from Zylowska's eight-step program. Structured to be accessible for its target audience, this supportive guide to managing ADHD through mindfulness offers a clear and detailed program for putting an effective treatment in the hands of consumers and is a great contrast to the many didactic, jargon-laden self-help books available."--Shelf Awareness
About the Author
Lidia Zylowska, MD, is a psychiatrist specializing in mindfulness-based approaches to mental health. She is a cofounder and faculty member at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC). A recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Fellowship, Dr. Zylowska also maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles, where she treats adults with attention deficits.