Albert Einstein Beethoven Richard Branson Cher Michael Jordaan
What is the one thing that all these household names have in common? Would you believe it they have/had ADHD and these are just a few names? There is so much misconception around this psycho-social condition that for years I have never really wanted to understand too much about ADHD (previously known as ADD) until I came across an article that mentioned these famous household names had ADHD. This led me to explore and investigate what has been the secret ingredient in their lives to make them such a success in their given fields. It's simple, they choose to channel their creativity and energies correctly and into fields that they both enjoyed.
So what causes ADHD?
The brain is made up of millions of cells that continually keep in contact with each other sending signals across the gap between cells. Neurotransmitters are the little messengers that carry these signals. An ADHD person will have below average neurotransmitters resulting in an imbalance of these chemical and result in symptoms of ADHD. These neurotransmitters regulate thinking, hyperactivity, restlessness, inability to sit and to complete a given task, impulsiveness, memory, emotions etc.
So where does meditation come into all of this? Meditation has been proven to increase the amount of neurotransmitters (and especially a chemical called dopamine) in the brain. These neurotransmitters increase the levels of dopamine, which in turn assist in focus and attention. When done over a period of time it strengthens and rewires the brain something that no drug can do as it tackles the cause of the problem and is not just a quick fix.
Conditions of an typical adult ADHD sufferer could have : Anti-social behavour, depression, low-self esteem, impulsiveness.
I have known for several years that I am ADHD. It is hereditary my brother and son have it. What I did not realise is the symptoms of this condition such as depression or low self-esteem. Knowing this I am better equipped to help and understand myself and my family on a whole new level. It is also a relief and easier to deal with the condition. Over time I have learnt how to channel a portion of my day into doing something physical. If I wasn’t ADHD I would never have been able to physically build my own house. Looking back it was something to be thankful for as I now have a lovely home to show for it.
When I first signed up for a Metaphysics course through MetaVarsity, solely for the reason it felt right and received my first day pack which included guided meditations. I seriously doubted my ability to sit still for ten minutes but loved a challenge. Persistence gradually paid of over time and today I can now go into meditation with the greatest of ease. Not only did it change my life it changed my career, as I am now an Animal Communicator and Medium who has to sit still.
Everyone person and animal deserves to have 100% of my attention in a reading and now I can do that.
In conclusion there is a world full of opportunities waiting to be found for these creative and energetic people. Meditation is a wonderful outlet for all, not just for people with ADHD and can be done at all ages. Bridge of love is currently putting together two meditation cd’s one for adults and one for children to help get you started. So watch this site for further details.
Don’t just take my word for it, do some research yourself here are some links to get you started: