Mindfulness for ADHD (Adults): Improving Challenges & Strength

by Dr. Manijeh Motaghy

Seven Sundays, March 25 to May 6
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Description:

For many decades cognitive and behavioral therapies have not worked for ADHD. This is mainly because tips and strategies offered are based on how a Neurotypical Nervous System (90% of the population) works. Imposing and forcing the ADHD brain to change and become neurotypical is not possible and has not worked.

Recent research about ADHD brain shows that ADHD is NOT a disorder, rather the ADHD brain has its own unique function that needs to be understood according to how it functions, not according to how the “neurotypical” brains function. Research also indicates that “Neurotypical” does NOT constitute “normal” nor does ADHD constitutes abnormal. These are simply different brain systems.

GREAT NEWS:

Studies show that Mindfulness Training improves anxiety, depression, forgetfulness, procrastination, clutter, and impulsive reactions. Mindfulness training increases: calmness, clarity, focus and attentiveness, helps manage emotions and increase productivity. Mindful Awareness changes neural activity and neuropathways in the brain.

SOLUTION

In this 6 week course we introduce Mindfulness tools and practices that are designed for the ADHD nervous system (brain function). In time and with practice these Mindfulness tools and exercises can greatly improve the lives of adults with ADHD and their families.

COURSE CONTENT:

1. How the ADHD brain (nervous system) functions
2. How to create calm and attentiveness using mindful awareness exercises
3. Tools to manage anxiety, fear, worry, anger and self-doubt/ self-judgment
4. Tools to focus and achieve goals when tasks are not interesting or boring
5. Effective strategies best for the ADHD Nervous System that can improve:

Behavioral Challenges:
* Clutter
* Procrastination
* Lack of Time Management
* Impulsiveness
* lack of Attentiveness
* Low Self-confidence

Strengths:
* Ability to tend more than one thing at a time
* Creativity
* Outside the box thinking
* Great at solving problems
* Higher IQ
* Ability to read others
* Affable, likable, zany sense of humor

This class offers a safe and encouraging environment to help discover the participants’ strengths and identify ways to naturally excel.

Ages: 18 and up.

***Please note: This is strictly an educational class and does not replace therapy or medication for the treatment of ADHD. The right medication is helpful to keep attention consistent while working on behavior improvement. The instructor is not a clinical Psychologist and will not be offering therapy. Though the practice of Mindfulness encourages self-examination and provides tools for behavior modification. The program is designed to help adults with ADHD become aware of their unique brain function and it’s implications. To help improve their attention, time sensitivity, stress, anxiety, impulsiveness, impatience, procrastination, self-doubt and self-esteem.

Teacher: 

Dr. Manijeh Motaghy (bio)

Limit: 15

Cost: $485. If you are already a student of Perfectly Here, you are privileged to $50 credit towards this class. Senior discounts are available too. Click the price button to choose.

 


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To Contact:  email us at info@perfectlyhere.org

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Class Refunds requested in advance of 48 hours before the first session will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. We regret that we cannot give refunds after this date. Refunds should be requested by emailing info@perfectlyhere.org

Mindful Valley reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance of the class. Refunds will be sent within 5 business days from the cancellation date.

No refunds or credits are given to registrant “no-shows”.

Postponing a Class: Credit towards a future class will be provided if a registrant notifies us by phone or email in advance of 48 hours before the first session. This class is offered only 3 times per year and you may not get a chance to retake the same at a future time. In that case we can hold credit towards other Mindfulness classes offered by Perfectly Here.

Make-up Class: No make up available at this time. No refund or prorate will be issued for missed classes.

Location:  Perfectly Here, 19100 Ventura Blvd, #5, Tarzana, CA 91356
In the same plaza as the IHOP. Extra parking in the back.
(818) 453-0640

Directions to the center:
Parking is free in the back all day and in the front after 6pm. Parking lot is behind Tarzana Cultural Center. Enter from Vanalden on the South side of the Blvd, make a left at the alley behind the cultural center and right into the parking lot. When you leave the parking lot go right, pass the first opening, enter the second opening into the shopping center. To the left is an elevator and the stairs that take you to the second floor. Once you are upstairs, go left all the way down and through the green doorway into the hallway. We are the last unit to the right.