Mindfulness for ADHD


Mindfulness for ADHD

Training for Adults, Parents, and Professionals

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014, 5:00 PM –
Sunday, Aug 10, 2014, 1:00 PM (All times are local to the event.)

Lidia Zylowska, MD, Gloria Kamler, MA
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Road
Petaluma CA 94952
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The Mindfulness for ADHD course is an intensive retreat version of the 8-week Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) for ADHD training. This training, based on MBSR and MBCT models, adapts mindfulness practice to ADHD, making it relevant and gradual for those struggling with learning differences and significant inattention or restlessness. The training was developed at UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center and further elaborated in the “Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD” book. Available research with adults, teens, and children with ADHD shows improvements in ADHD symptoms, anxiety, depression or selected cognitive measures.

This joint training (i.e. general public and professionals learning about ADHD and experiencing mindfulness together) offers a unique opportunity to see ADHD symptoms as a variant on a spectrum of common human experience. The training will honor the unique learning differences those with ADHD face as well as draw parallels to universal human struggles. The training exemplifies the common need for ADHD education, mindful attunement and inquiry for those with ADHD and those who live or work with ADHD. This training will support and deepen each participant’s personal meditation practice and help incorporate mindfulness into successful living with ADHD.

ADHD professionals seeking CE or CUE credits will attend an additional half day of training focused on clinical strategies and tips for adapting the training to their clients’ needs. Each professional will receive a copy of the Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD book which describes a step-wise approach that can be used with individuals and groups and is adaptable to adults, parents, children or teens affected by ADHD.

At the completion of this workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain the impact of ADHD across lifespan, understanding the diverse ways ADHD can impact self-awareness and self-regulation skills.
  • Describe the MAPs for ADHD 8-step, gradual sequence that introduces mindfulness practices into one’s life with ADHD
  • Develop or deepen their own mindfulness and self-compassion practice skills
  • (Professionals only): Describe the characteristics of working with ADHD individuals and list strategies of adapting mindfulness-based strategies to individual needs.

About the Presenters

Lidia Zylowska, MD is psychiatrist specializing in adult ADD/ADHD, mindfulness-based approaches and integrative psychiatry. Co-founding member of UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, Dr. Zylowska led the development of the MAPs for ADHD program and authored the award-winning book The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD.

Gloria Kamler, MA is a holistic practitioner who has been teaching mindfulness in the Los Angeles area and internationally for the past twenty years and has taught MBSR programs in research studies at UCLA. Ms. Kamler currently serves as a faculty/mindfulness instructor at the UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) where she teaches MAPs for Daily Living course.


General Public Participant (August 7-9, 2014)
Room and Board Single Occupancy: $440
Room and Board Double Occupancy: $340
Commuter (includes meals): $155

Professional Participant (August 7-10, 2014)
Room and Board Single Occupancy: $625
Room and Board Double Occupancy: $525
Commuter (includes meals): $225

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