Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or ADD with hyperactivity (ADHD) is as common in today’s schools as well, the common cold. If you would like to explore alternatives to drug therapy to help your child become more focused and calm and do better in school, then hypnosis is a comforting and natural choice.
Adults and children alike can suffer from the effects of ADD and ADHD. Both are treated with similar medications including Adderall, Stratera, or Ritalin. These prescriptions tend to work only as long as they are in the body, so most children have to take time out of their school schedule to visit the nurse for a mid-day dose. There can also be a drop off effect when the medication leaves the body that manifests itself as an extreme change in behavior based on the decreased ability to focus. Hypnosis addresses the core causes of the inability to stay on task by organizing thoughts and developing skills used in concentration.
Hypnotherapy designed to alleviate ADD and ADHD starts as other hypnosis sessions. First you are brought to a state of total relaxation. From there you are able to shut out all external stimuli and focus on the matter at hand. The dialog used to battle ADD and ADHD works on developing concentration by learning to focus on one specific thought or task at a time.
If you or your child struggles each day to stay on task and live a peacefully organized life, then hypnosis can help. The cause may be a condition known to doctors and psychiatrists as ADD/ADHD. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or ADD combined with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are conditions diagnosed in approximately 5-7 percent of children. It is also becoming recognized as a disorder not exclusive to children, but in many adults. The growing pharmaceutical hold on those who suffer from these conditions is not the only treatment.
Symptoms of ADD and ADHD are an inability to concentrate and complete tasks. It is believed to be a chemical imbalance that causes these disorders. A hyper or extremely active child does not necessarily have a problem, nor does a scatter-brained adult. Much of a person’s diet and the way they process information, can lead experts to the diagnosis of ADD or ADHD. Since hypnosis naturally works to organize and sort through thoughts and stored bits of information in the brain, it is extremely effective in helping those who have ADD.
Because hypnosis is able to help a person relax it can go into the depths of the brain where information is stored. Often the information stored there is vying for attention and comes to the conscious mind in the form of scattered and disconnected ideas. Likewise, throughout the day the brain is receiving millions of pieces of information simultaneously and unless it knows how to organize it quickly, it can cause distractions. Hypnosis, simply put, is the way to file all of these stimuli and keep order.