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Karen Slattery
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ADD and ADHD – Drug free help with Hypnotherapy and NLP

What this means for you.

Many, though not all, people with the ADD/ADHD labels are of above average intelligence and/or very creative. You may well have abilities that most non-ADHD people do not show. Retaining your innate abilities whilst developing the ability to concentrate and to be calmer in many areas, can lead you to make greater use of these abilities in every area of life

Help for ADD and ADHD is available.

We find a good place to start is by viewing these two conditions as teaching difficulties, not as learning difficulties. Children or adults can be labelled as ADD or ADHD. Thinking of them as people who have learned their behaviours rather than having innate behaviours means that we can often help them to make changes.
These changes can include improving their ability to concentrate, and to become calmer.

People with ADHD can concentrate wonderfully, sometimes.

Almost all of them can concentrate when they want to. Even a child with frustratingly impulsive behaviour can become totally absorbed using a games machine.

If you have discovered how to concentrate in one area of your life, you can become skilled at concentrating in other areas.

We help by using this ability to concentrate, even if it is only on display on rare occasions.  We treat it as a resource and show them how to build up this resource, and then they can learn how to transfer this resource into other activities. It can then become a habit that allows them to concentrate whenever they so wish.

 

Diet can be very important.

We find it is best if people ‘with ADHD’ reduce, or better still completely remove, certain items from their diet at least one month before their appointment. This will include refined sugar, artificial colouring and flavouring, and caffeine. We also advise that they eat oily fish two or three times a week [or take Omega-3 supplements] over the same period. Please consult your GP about suitable dosages for children. We are not aware of any harmful side effects, but we are not doctors and we advise you to check for yourself.

Parents can help, and parents need help.

Sometimes parents need help to be firm, resourceful and consistent when dealing with a child with these behaviours. The family plays a supremely important role in helping the child to change. If a child is described as uncontrollable, and insists on staying up till midnight to play on a computer, then things have to change at home; it isn’t just US who need to do something about it. We can supply help for parents on being resourceful.

Anyone with a young child is advised to read two books by Dr. Christopher Green: Toddler Taming and Beyond Toddlerdom.

Symptoms

The main symptoms are inattention (difficulty concentrating), hyperactivity (disorganised, fidgeting, excessive levels of activity), impulsive behaviour.

Those who are mainly inattentive are classed as ADD. Those who are mainly hyper-active are classed as ADHD. Many have a mix of the symptoms.

How long does it take?

This depends on how well the family re-organises home life, and on nutritional changes. If these areas are improved then two or three sessions can be expected to show a marked improvement.