ADD and ADHD are common conditions and they appear to be on the rise; there has been a 2000% increase in the last few years and we have seen an even greater increase with the restrictions following the COVID crisis.
These clients (both children and adults) cannot concentrate easily because their attention goes up and down and they can become bored very easily. So unless they are interested, they lack focus. Hyperactivity is not always present however the nervous system can become overactive. It’s considered a neurological disorder by mainstream medicine.
According to a research study with 600 children, the most effective approach for most people is the combination of medication and behavioural treatment; unfortunately most people only receive medication which is not the cure, and in some cases, not even necessary.
Dr Tony Lloyd, ADHD expert from the charity ADHD Foundation, said drug treatment should be used only as an adjunct to behavioural therapies, as recommended by NHS guidelines. But he said this was not happening.
“The fact of the matter is that in the UK medication are the first line of treatment and pretty much the only line of treatment. That needs to change.” Dr. Tony Lloyd
The positive sides of medications is that takes less effort, is more cost-effective in the short term, affords to take less responsibility for the condition, it works fast and absorbs blame. We live in a society where we want results straightaway and issues resolved in a simpler and faster way.
Rational Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapy, on the other hand, offers the client other possibilities, other perspectives and it aims to give them choices that they can control.
You can use Hypnotherapy for ADHD either alone or in addition to medication, and the two can work together really well.
Causes and what exacerbates symptoms?
• Sugar, although there is no proof that causes it, it can make it worse especially for hyperactive types.
• Having more protein and healthy fats at breakfast can reduce its symptoms.
• Nutritional and mineral deficiencies, such as magnesium – when corrected the symptoms improve.
Toxicity in the environment: EMF (Electro-magnetic frequency) can exacerbate symptoms
Life Style factors: we live in a stressful society where there is an overuse of technology and it appears that the IQ is dropping. People spend more time sitting down indoors and less time doing outdoor activities.
Environment that doesn’t fit; for example, children do better in Montessori or Steiner schools.
Rational Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapy can help both adult and children to:
o Learn to focus
o Avoid distractions
o Redirect the ‘energy’
o Improve study habits
o Improve concentration
o Raise Self Esteem
o Improve relationships
o Release Traumas & Phobias
o Manage tantrums
o Change beliefs about ADHD for the positive
o Control stressful situations
o Increase motivation & eliminate procrastination
o Change behaviour
o Improve sleep
o Control your actions
o Lower depression and anxiety
According to a research by A. Barrios, Phd. Hypnotherapy shown to be 93% effective after 6 sessions, CBT 73% after 6 months, and Psychoanalysis 38% after 11 years, Link here: http://expertlife.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Alfred-A-Barrios-Psychotherapy-Theory-Research-and-Practice.pdf