Attention Deficit Disorder:
It’s not just for kids
And hypnosis and hypnotic coaching can help at any age
Underachievers. Immature. Problem children. Disobedient. Procrastinators. Lazy. Unmotivated. Head in the Clouds. Today’s ADD adults grew up with labels like these. And, for many the stigma remains almost as biting.
How Hypnosis Can Help Adult “ADD”
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy can help the ADD afflicted child or adult:
–Focus on what is important
-Filter out what is not important
-Develop impulse control
-Build systems to remember and organize
-Forgive yourself for not being perfect
We begin by isolating your goals. Then we discuss. Create a plan. And use hypnosis to work the plan into your life. Please plan on several sessions. ADD is a lifetime problem. It is unreasonable to expect hypnosis to “cure” Add in a single session. However, expect to notice improvements in specific areas beginning immediately.
What is Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)?
ADD/ADHD is a system of interrelated symptoms such as distractibility, mental restlessness, hyperactivity, mood swings, low tolerance for frustration, difficulty controlling impulses and sleep disturbances.
Half of ADD Kids become ADD Adults.
ADD Adults Are The Kids Who Never Learned
to Color Within the Lines…Grown Up.
ADD adults find it difficult to deal with life’s challenges. Unlike young ADDers, ADD adults are unlikely to receive treatment or special consideration.
Adult ADDers are apt to think of themselves as lazy, stupid or even crazy.
Here are some of the problems of ADD adults:
- Boredom with tedious, repetitive tasks (part of most jobs)
- Trouble with planning and organization
- Chronic procrastination
- Impulsively (frequent job changes, troubled romantic relationships, financial problems)
- Frustration and anger
- Tendency to interrupt others
On the plus side, ADDers, child or adult, are frequently above average in intelligence and often creative, original thinkers. Some compensate by choosing a career that values their unique gifts.
Others fall by the wayside, victims of addictions.
Do You know have ADD?
A.D.D. is a medical/psychiatric ailment that is diagnosed by trained professionals.
Following diagnosis, the individual should educate himself or herself about the condition.
ADD Self Diagnosis
The authors of this quiz claim that people with ADD answer ‘yes’ to 15+ of the following:
o Do you have a sense of underachievement, of not meeting your goals, regardless of how much you have actually accomplished?
o Do you have difficulty getting organized?
o Are you a chronic procrastinator?
o Do you often juggle many projects simultaneously, but balk at follow-through?
o Do you have a tendency to say what comes to mind without necessarily considering the timing or appropriateness of the remark?
o Do you find yourself in an ongoing, restive search for high stimulation?
o Do you have a tendency to be easily bored?
o Are you easily distractible, with trouble focusing attention and a tendency to tune out or drift away in the middle of a page or a conversation – often coupled with an ability to hyperfocus?
o Are you considered creative, intuitive, or highly intelligent?
o Do you have trouble going through established channels or following proper procedure?
o Are you impatient, with a low tolerance for frustration?
o Are you impulsive, either verbally or in action – as in impulsively spending money, changing plans, enacting new schemes, or altering career plans?
o Do you have a tendency to worry needlessly, alternating with inattention to or disregard for actual dangers?
o Do you have a sense of impending doom, insecurity, alternating with high risk taking?
o Do you experience mood swings or depression, especially when disengaged from a person or a project?
o Are you frequently restless, with lots of “nervous energy”?
o Do you have a tendency toward addictive behavior, be it alcohol, caffeine, shopping, sex, eating, gambling, or overwork? No Yes
o Do you have a chronic problem with self-esteem?
o Are you inaccurate at self-observation, often misjudging the impact you have on others?
o Do you have a family history of ADD, manic-depressive illness, depression, substance abuse, or other disorders of impulse control?”
Keep it simple. Fill out the hypnosis new client intake form and we will take it from there. Keep in mind hypnosis is not like psychotherapy. You will work on specific issues. Handle those. Then move on.