Archives for July, 2010

ADHD

The Pros and Cons of Participating in ADHD Research Studies

I've always wanted to participate in a study of the mind, but unfortunately I have so many intertwining 'issues' that I have not qualified for any.  However, I know the importance of participation for learning about the disease, and think people willing to add to that body of research, both the researchers and the participants, are true heroes.  It is through continual observation and learning that we will find better ways to cope with and...
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Research Participants Needed

Center for Healing the Human Spirit Needs Healthy and ADHD Participants for Research in Tarzana, CA

Do you have a child ages 6  to 17 that is healthy? 

International researchers need healthy participants for an ADHD Research Study. You can   participate if you are ages 6 to 17, do not have ADHD, have never taken stimulant medication, and meet the full criteria of this Study. Participation involves a phone pre-screening, two on-site visits, clinical assessments, and follow up interviews. Participation in this study is completely confidential.

Do you have a child ages...
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Benefits of ADD / ADHD

Art Therapy is Most Effective when Positive

Art Therapy is becoming widely used and accepted as an alternate form of treatment for depression, anxiety, and ADHD.  It can be a truly wonderful modality, yet I often become disturbed when seeing some of the images that people create when they are depressed.  There is so much focus on the darkness of depression, as opposed to the brilliance we obtain from such depth of emotion.  I found...
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Meditation in Focus; Too Scared, Frustrated, or Efficient to Start Meditating?

When I used to think of meditation, it would scare me.  I would picture sitting very uncomfortably upright for hours on end, trying to relax my fidgety body while I thought of the million other things I could be doing that would be more productive.  I thrived on activity and productivity, and meditation seemed to be an experience made for the very calm, so I never learned more about it.

After reading so many articles of...
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Diffusing Anger and Rage Through Music

Most people cringe in fear when they hear the word 'rage.'  We envision people screaming, cursing, out of control -- possibly murders and rapists.  I personally see my father yelling and cursing and looking very scary.  The reality is, if you are human you most likely feel rage at times and it is not rage itself that is a problem, it's what a person does with the rage that can make it have such...
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Meditation in Focus; The Many Benefits to Your Health

Meditation is still a relatively new field of study for scientists, but the practice of meditation is ancient.  Jon Kabat-Zinn, , from the University of Massachusetts, studied actual brain movements of people who meditated.  He found that through meditation we actually change the brain activity from one part of the cortex to another.  This explains the scientific reason behind how meditation improves overall health.

Specifically, the act of meditating shifts activity from the...
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ADHD

Seriously? Taking Out the Garbage with Delight? YES, Says SARK!

I'm taking a class with SARK, Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy.  She insists that you can add joy and delight into everything you do in life.  EVERYTHING!

Her class seemed perfect for my ADHD, as it showed you how to get projects on track, take what she calls 'micromovements' towards completion of your goal, and score higher on total completion of dreams.  Plus, it was inexpensive and in this economy I am...
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