Study: meditation against ADHD

The Huffington Post: A fascinating new study (Mindfulness meditation training in adults and adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 11, 737-746) suggests the benefits of mindfulness for adolescents and adults with attention deficits. Read more here.

Meditation gets cool and sexy makeover aimed at youth

March 28, 2008

Max SimonReuters UK: Max Simon is a man with a mission — to give the ancient art of meditation a cool, sexy makeover that will appeal to young people who have never heard of Maharishi Yogi. Forty years after Western baby boomers started dabbling in yoga and Indian transcendental practices, Simon, 25, is ditching some of the traditions in a bid to encourage 1 million young people to connect with their inner selves. “We are taking away all the stuff that appears weird or that scares people away. And we are adding in stuff that my generation thinks is cool, like fashion and music and entertainment,” Simon told Reuters. Read more here.

Treatment options, from medicine to meditation (The Seattle Times)

The practice of transcendental meditation has worked wonders for some children [with ADHD]. Read more

Meditation techniques gain popularity — and teen adherents, too

September 14, 2003

Costa Contra Times: On a typical school day, Camilla Danpour rises at 5 a.m., turns on soothing music and perches on the edge of her bed.

For five minutes, an eternity to some teens, she sits in a trancelike state, staring dead-ahead at a digital clock.

And she does nothing.

At least that’s how it appears from the outside. Truth is, there’s a lot bouncing around on the inside. And the Walnut Creek teen runs a mental squeegee over those thoughts, meditating to wipe away life’s pressures.

Succeeding at that goal can be a killer. Her mind is wired to race through the day.

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