In this talk we look at the unique ways ADHD can affect women and how mindfulness can help manage the common difficulties. We will talk about strategies to tame anxiety, stress and overwhelm; ways to regulate intense emotions; and the practice of tuning into your deeper feelings or needs. Whether it is being constantly on the go or easily distracted, the ADHD symptoms can make it hard to tune to one’s inner experiences. Mindfulness can be a way to fully understand who you are, how to embrace your strengths and weaknesses, and how to advocate for yourself effectively.
About Lidia Zylowska MD, ABIHM
Lidia Zylowska MD, ABIHM is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and a faculty member of the University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing. She is internationally recognized as an expert in adult ADHD and mindfulness-based therapies and she is a co-founding member of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Her research work pioneered the application of mindfulness in ADHD and developed the Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) for ADHD program. She has published in the peer-reviewed journals about the use of mindfulness in adult ADHD and she is an author of an award-winning book The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD.