Mindfulness Program for ADHD

An eight-step program for strengthening attention, managing emotions and achieving your goals

In this eight-week evidence-based program (created by Dr Lydia Zylowska) you will given information about how your ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) brain works and how to use mindful awareness to work with these challenges. You will practice a range of mindfulness meditation practices such as sitting meditation, body awareness, thoughtful speaking and listening, development of self-acceptance, mindful self-coaching and a cultivation of a balanced view of thoughts and emotions.  Read about some of the research here.


Some questions to consider:

  • If there were a mental training that improved your attention, impulse control and quality of life – would you try it?
  • If you could stop back form old patterns and reactions and create new ways of handling stress and taking action in your life – would you do it?
  • If you could have more emotional balance and stablity for you – would you be willing to make lifestyle changes? 


Come and see what this eight week training can offer you.


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What will you be learning in the course?

What is the evidence for this program?

This program was created by Dr Lydia Zylowska who created a pilot mindfulness program at UCLA which has the potential to dramatically improve focus and other executive skills in adults and teenagers with attentional difficulties.

78% of the study participants reported reductions in ADHD symptoms, and 30% of the participants reported “clinically” reduced symptoms, which means they had a 30% or more reduction. They also found participants who did the mindfulness training did significantly better for “measures of attentional conflict” (when two or more things compete for your attention). And, as a bonus, participants also made improvements on measures of depression and anxiety. The pilot showed promising results which needs further validation by randomised controlled studies.

Read more about the research here.


How is the program different from MBSR?

This program has been modified so that it is more user-friendly for people with ADHD symptoms.  Practices at the beginning of the program are shorter and build up gradually over the 8 weeks.  There is a stronger use of visual images in the learning and also emphasis on mindful walking and other movement practice instead of doing the sitting practice if this is found to be more workable.

Have the teachers had experience of working with people with ADHD?

Both teachers for this course have extensive counselling experience in the adult education sector, working with students with all kinds of challenges including many with ADHD. They bring understanding, humour, kindness and knowledge to this training process.

What People Are Saying

I gained a lot from this course! I would definitely recommend it to friends and already have. I hadn’t been feeling ‘myself’ at the start of the course, and hadn’t been for almost a year. I had long term RSI which has gotten better in the 8 weeks – not 100% yet, but better than 6-8 months of physio beforehand! I feel myself again, and friends and work colleagues have noticed I seem happier, less stressed and I feel able to cope with stresses easier.

Tracey, 2017

Inner strength, confidence through knowing myself better, a more positive view of my future knowing that all I need is to turn into my pain and remember it will pass

Anna, 2016

It has definitely changed relationships in my life. Also it has helped me deal with confrontation a lot better. It has helped me become a lot more task focussed and given me the skill to see where my mind often wanders and why it goes to certain places. Loved the course and would recommend it to everyone.

Lacee, 2015

The course has made me feel a lot calmer in a busy life. It has reminded me to stop and smell the roses. It has taught me that awareness – is just that – not complicated! That meditation is not about stopping all thoughts but acknowledging them and letting them pass and then focussing back on the here and now.

Lisa 2016

It is hard to verbalise the surprisingly profound impact this experience (so much more than a course) has had on me. It has been so complete—spiritually, emotionally, professionally and intellectually.

Patrick 2016