Highly Charged in all directions, with no place to go but everywhere to run
This is the world of the ADHD, labelled Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, but perhaps more accurately called a condition of being Attention rich but unable to sift out stimulation. This, then is the world of Attention R USS.
On this page, I’d like to gather the latest articles, links and observations concerning the world of Attention R USS, or Attention Rich but UnSifted Syndrome.
Sept 14, 2009
The Fabulous Calming Breath Technique for Relaxation and Centering
And one more round of applause for the fabulous calming breath technique.
details: It was time for a ‘diagnostic english test’ for my group of special ed tenth graders. This involved a reading passage, which i read to them, but their having to deal with understanding new vocabulary words in order to answer questions.
Before you could say ‘total freak out’, there was a small room filled with fear and horror of being stuck in such a predicament.
Usually sane individuals were almost frothing at the mouth. Apparently they don’t dig tests and being new to teach them, i hadn’t realized how high their trepidation could reach.
Lo and behold, i pulled out the bag of tricks. Calming words. “You can do this. Just try.” “Even trying to try is good!” And as their fear grew more out of control. I told them: ‘Just exhale” and i let out a huge sound filled exhale, myself. Let the fresh air come in. Then i did it again. Huge sound of exhale. I was beginning to feel much better! Then one pupil asked me to do it again. They were beginning to laugh at me (calming influence) but I was getting all the benefit as I happily exhaled loud one more time.
Exhaling and letting air slide in to refresh centres the belly, relaxes tension and I’m so grateful that they were nervous wrecks so that I could take the time to breathe this heaven-sent relaxing way.
So, let’s hear it for the mighty Exhale!
September 16, 2009