ADHDKC Parent Group

Flexing your Attention Muscles With Mindfulness

Mindfulness is emerging in the research as an effective adjunct or complimentary approach to easing ADHD symptoms. Get a brief overview of why it might be useful and sample some of the practices from Dr. Tracy Ochester.

Dr. Ochester is the Heart-Mind Coordinator for the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness, a licensed psychologist in private practice in Kansas City specializing in ADHD assessment, a Certified Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Teacher and UCSD MBPTI approved Mentor, a Trained Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention Teacher, and a Registered Yoga Teacher. Her journey into mindfulness was inspired by her desire to help clients reduce their suffering. She learned firsthand, through personal practice, its beneficial effects on wellbeing.

This is our parent group meeting. Parents can arrive between 6 and 6:30 pm to sign in and choose a seat. Remember that traffic in the area can be crazy at this time, so please plan ahead. The presentation will be from 6:30 to around 7:30 pm, leaving time to discuss what's on your mind until we're done at 8pm.

Dr. Stella Fernandez from Focused Concentration returns to talk to the ADHDKCTeen group in another room at the same time. Middle and high school students: see separate sign up for her talk. From 6 - 6:30, our Teen Leaders will lead the students in a group activity. This allows everyone to get to know one another and for late comers to arrive before the speaker starts at 6:30 pm. The talk should wrap up around 7:30, giving plenty of time for questions and discussion before we're done at 8pm.

Food always is appreciated, but do not feel obligated to sign up to bring anything other than yourself!

Where: We'll be meeting in the Community Center, Building D of St. Joseph Medical Center, near I-435 and State Line. Drive past the ER entrance and down the hill. Park in front of the building on the right.

Date: 07/02/2019 (Tue.)

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center Building D, 1000 Carondelet Dr, KC MO

Created by:   Kristen Stuppy
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