Mindful Awareness Practices (MAP) for ADHD

Learn how practicing mindfulness meditation can better help you to manage your ADHD-mind.

Program overview

This group is for students with ADHD who would like to develop some practical skills in focusing their attention, responding differently to their thoughts and emotions, and improving their awareness of their interactions with others. After years of robust scientific research, mindfulness meditation has been evaluated as being very effective in helping people manage various physical and mental health difficulties, including chronic pain, depression and anxiety, to name a few. Equally, it has been found to be very effective in helping people with ADHD.

The MAP for ADHD program is an 8-week program developed by Lidia Zylowksa, MD, and is based on her book The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD. Each 2-hour class will focus on skill development with the aim of helping you develop life-long daily habits. Attendance at all classes is essential (that is, you will need to determine whether you will be available and willing to attend every week). Participants will also need to commit to practicing each day the skills taught in the weekly classes – this is a necessary component of this group program and will likely take about 15-20 minutes per day.

There is no fee for this group but each participant will need to buy a copy of Lidia Zylowska’s book before the beginning of the course.

Semester 2 2018 schedule

Time and date: 1pm – 3pm, Wednesdays, 22 August – 10 October (inclusive of tuition-free weeks).

Location: Counselling & Disability Services, Building 109, Level 2.

Booking: If you are interested in participating in this group program, a 30-minute interview with the facilitator will be scheduled so you can discuss whether this is the right program for you. Please contact Counselling and Disability Services reception on 9266 7850 to arrange this interview.