> In a message dated 4/28/2003 2:48:01 PM Pacific
> Daylight Time,
> murrkis@... writes:
> > For instance, a person tending more towards
> fixation as an awareness
> > pattern might be best suited to beginning
> meditation with a
> > concentration bent, such as focusing on a candle.
> A person tending
> > more towards a global awareness pattern might be
> guided to meditate
> > on 'hearing all sounds at once'. A person who is
> 'all over the map'
> > might be guided to watch the procession of
> > Nina
> As meditation becomes focused on conditions such as
> ADHD/ADD it is necessary
> to perform it with understanding. For the child
> with aggravated
> hyperactivity, one of the greatest additions to this
> child's life is the
> encouragement of exercise, and frequently so.
Jason: Nope. Every child I have ever experienced with
having hyperactivity is a clutz and has little, if any
drive to be athletic. They are so busy burning up
energy doing nothing organized. I played sports as a
child, many sports, for short durations, none of which
I completely got great at. These days I have little
interest in watching many sports. Something worthy to
note though, I do enjoy basebal the best as far as
sports watching goes and it's the least active one out
> These children do well in
> group sports using gross motor skills. Along with
> many sports, karate and
> yoga are appropriate for encouraging focus while in
> motion and is exactly
> what may be needed.
Jason: This is also a nopers! Most (not all granted)
children with hyperactive personalities don't enjoy
being around people much. They find them quite
frustrating and/or slow. They need someone to keep up,
yet the ones that can keep up are to busy keeping up
with themselves to notice. They do like people that
are slow, but not for long periods, meditation helps
> Frustration is high on the list for individuals
> experiencing this, and so,
> all forms of meditative practice must be done so
> without emphasis on expected
> outcomes. There is a condition called "zen
> illness," which can occur when
> straining too tightly to reach a specified state
> which can cause an increase
> in mental anxiety.
Jason: Now this one sounds better, increased
frustration! Much meditation does wonders, sitting,
stilling, quite time. Much like nina was speaking of
training her greyhounds only inverted. Instead of
running free, the hyperchild actually enjoys the peace
> Speaking again of children with this condition, many
> experience learning
> delays in combination with the inability to focus
> and concentrate, and should
> be assessed in finding where their strength in
> learning is.
Jason: Ahh, the special needs teaching. Most children
that are hyperactive have a great ability to learn,
it's the follow-through, when repeating comes into
play. Practice doesn't make perfect for these kids.
They often become "jacks-of-all" and masters of maybe
one or sometimes two.
> auditory learning while others do best with visual.
> This, too, must be taken
> in consideration which becomes inclusive of music
> and sounds. Children do
> well with playing a musical instrument which also
> encourages a strengthening
> in focus and concentration skills.
Jason: Sounds pretty true for all folks! Some like
sounds, some tend to enjoy visual stuff, etc... I have
to say though, hyperactive kids like change, they play
a sport for a few months then get bored, the sport
never changes! They read a book for awhile, but the
story must really capture them for them to complete
it. Music is what these kids like immensely, change in
pitch, rythym, chords etc. They can be great
composers, but never really become perfect players,
they don't care to practice, to repeatative! I do have
to say, boring isn't in the vocabulary to often for a
hyperactive child, yet by the time they become adults,
look out 'cause their bored and looking for something
new to do!
Just to touch on the addiction to dopomene that "most"
folks have... The hyperactive child could be said to
have an addiction to it's opposite chemical,
adrenaline (or whatever they're calling it)endorphins
maybe?. Oh well, no ones perfect eh? Meditation helps
Peace and Love
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