ADD Symptoms


It is characterized by adults and very often children, not functioning to their full potential. Often the sufferer with ADD will be unable to communicate in an appropriate way. They will have trouble maintaining their concentration and often go from one thing to another without completing or understanding what is expected of them. Very often these behaviours are inconsistent and incoherent so it is hard to gauge what the underlying problem is or even how that particular person will respond to things going on around them. This makes life very difficult for the family / parent or educator to support them. Their concentration is not able to be followed through and very often from sentence to sentence, their mind will flip onto another track entirely.  

The  first step in the HET process is to translate behaviours into the Bach Flower remedies. Behaviour is an emotional barometer and by treating negative emotions and transmuting them into positive emotions in this way, we monitor the changing behaviours to positive and desirable outcomes. This approach reduces stress for the individual concerned.


Unlike Attention Deficit HYPERACTIVE disorder or ADHD, the symptoms do not include the fidgetiness, demanding or impulsive behaviours included in this diagnosis.


It is only relatively recently that this condition has been diagnosed and alongside this, particular types of medication have been prescribed which can have side effects, sometimes such side effects can be quite severe and are cited as having brain damaging effects for the person concerned.


It goes without saying that the people who suffer from this condition will feel stressed out and anxious – not only are they facing a constant overload of sensory information, but this cannot be assimilated in the normal we process our information handling, in a  way in which we learn and cope with life’s experience. This explains why people who ADD sufferers appear not to learn from past experiences or mistakes and again proving a source of great frustration for those around them.  


Children and adults on the programme are shown how to match the remedies to the way they are feeling and make remedies up for themselves. An emotional mangement toolbox for life.


It is possible to learn more about how a complementary or alternative approach can help our understanding in  supporting those with ADD.


For this to happen, it is important to have an idea of some of the most pioneering research into the way we learn and grow. Very often these concepts are not integrated into the old schools of learning – whereby children are expected to learn by rote and traditional learning styles that are actually not appropriate for the way we learn and will certainly create problems for the ADD sufferer

Children and adults run old negative patterns of behaviour called neural nets based on their past expeiences. HET takes them through a therapeutic support system based on art therapy that assists in seeing experience through different perspectives. This creates new experience and 'new mind maps', which enable new patterns of behaviour to emerge.



Understanding learning approaches and stimuli for people whose brains are wired in an ADD way is important but what has to be done is that we need to look at that learning model in a new light and go back and heal the damage that has been done along the way. 

This will vary from individual to individual and as we are all different. These techniques have to be flexible and viable to become individualised.


It’s a little bit like taking an aspirin – we can all take an aspirin to stem a head ache but we all have a head ache for different reasons…


Do we stem the pain or heal the cause?


To find out more about an innovative and successful programme that has enjoyed phenomenal successes in the supporting young people and adults with ADD then go to our  home page


and start to access a whole new way of seeing and working with this problem – a system that  fits people and doesn’t expect to fit people into a system.


The HET Programme was pioneered by Linda Porter ( BA., Cert.Ed.,MIPTI, MFSHG, BFRP,MACTA, Dip.Phy. ASSOCIAT reg.) Who is a specialist in behaviours / psychology / Education and complementary therapies. Based in the UK she is available to advise and support parents, patients, therapists and educational support units in complementary approaches to  ADD and ADHD.

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ADD Symptoms