ADHD: Science, Psychology, Social Context, and Practical Tools
ADHD is a developmental disorder seen children and adults. It spans several challenges in several domains of self-regulation, including: inhibition and impulsivity, executive functioning, emotional regulation, and sustained attention and distraction control.
This workshop draws from emerging research in the science and psychology of ADHD. We explore:
- the biochemical issue of ADHD, and why stimulants work
- the connection between ADHD and trauma
- the social context of ADHD, including diagnosis and treatment
- interventions for executive functioning, emotional regulation, and hyperactivity
- how embodied approaches to ADHD can help
We examine several interoceptive and mindfulness-based practices, as well as where they have the most therapeutic impact in the cycle of ADHD.