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  • Social and Cognitive Development
Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Stress Management for ADHD: Creating a Resilient Foundation

Instructor: Mark Bertin, MD
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $120

Mindfulness and self-compassion practices are shown to improve our well-being, motivation, and how we treat people around us. Researchers have demonstrated that from childhood to adulthood, letting go of perfectionism and self-criticism provides huge benefits in life. We can build the ability to tackle our challenges, giving ourselves the same benefit of the doubt we would give a close friend.

This perspective is even more vital with ADHD because of chronic struggles with life-management and executive function-based skills that undermine self-confidence and self-image. For parents, teens, and adults, a healthy dose of self-compassion goes a long way to managing ADHD with more persistence, skill, and success.

In this workshop, Mark Bertin, MD, developmental pediatrician will teach participants to

  • recognize the impact of ADHD on self-confidence and self-esteem;
  • understand the impact of low self-confidence and self-esteem on motivation and resilience;
  • explain research in self-compassion on its own and in relation to ADHD;
  • introduce self-compassion practices applicable in everyday life.

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