stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder. It is a label which is given to
children and to adults when they show
certain symptoms, like not being able to
concentrate or complete tasks. They can be
fidgety, impulsive, demanding and
sometimes they can be very challenging or
confrontational physically and verbally.
Very often they have problems at school or
work and certainly not achieving their full
behaviours cause problems for family
members, friendship groups and school /
workplace, but most importantly for the
concerned. They certainly do not
chose to behave like this and the source of
frustration can often add to the problem
creating a vicious cycle.
to the 1980s these symptoms were not
collectively defined as ADHD, but since that
time – the condition has been labelled and
grown beyond all proportions. After
diagnosis, medication is usually prescribed
which at best is described as controversial
even by the medical profession concerned.
Certainly a number of hospitalizations and
deaths have been attributed to medication
which can often make the symptoms worse and
even create new symptoms.
is no known established reason as to what
has caused this increase in cases of ADHD
but what is known is that the ADHD sufferer
has got their brain running at a different
speed to people who are not suffering these
type of symptoms. It’s a little bit like
having your foot on the throttle full pelt
whilst stuck in a traffic jam!
what that is like?
else is stuck around you and you are just
burning your engine out – racing into
everything and everyone that is around
you…and you can’t stop!
the information coming into you is at the
speed of light and you haven’t got the
space to take it on board – you are on
you do, say, think, feel, eat, experience
and attempt is at a different speed to
everyone else around you and they do not
understand – cannot help and probably get
extremely aggravated with you. To make it
worse you feel everything around you at an
amplified rate and you are not able to
explain to anyone else what that feels like?
to the world of the ADHD sufferer – and
you know what?
traditional answer to this problem is
medication which changes the gear – it’s
a bit like crashing down the gear box – so
that you are in first gear whilst everyone
else is in third. You’re running in slow
motion whilst everyone else is on fast
forward… but then other things start to
change… the world becomes numbed… the
input via your senses is out of
synchronization. Food becomes a major factor
and creates overload or aversion… and
sleep doesn’t come easily anymore. The
only way you’ve learned to cope with
experience around you before has now been
turned inside out and the switch has been
turned off – it’s like the interaction
with everything around you is different and
certainly it’s a different world and it
doesn’t do the same things any more –
why play, why venture into it? The answer is
to urn inward and switch off – but again
– there is no way to explain this and if
you could – ‘they’ wouldn’t
understand it anyway.
is a way to understand ADHD, why it’s
happening to so many young people now.
It’s all to do with the way we learn –
take on board the experience around us and
how the mind, the brain and the body process
this within the environment we interact
we understand how that happens on a step by
step basis we can start to address where the
imbalance is and Put in support to heal and
harmonise. To bring everything to
perfectly natural, perfectly safe way to
help people with ADHD called Holistic
Educational Therapy and what is worth
knowing is that it is perfectly effective,
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Porter ( BA., Cert.Ed.,MIPTI, MFSHG,
BFRP,MACTA, Dip.Phy. ASSOCIAT reg.) who is a
specialist in behaviours / psychology /
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