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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Is often referred to as ADHD

ADHD Symptoms

  1. Self-focused thoughts and behaviour
  2. Often Interrupting
  3. Having trouble waiting their turn
  4. Struggling with emotional turmoil
  5. Constant fidgeting
  6. Problems playing peacefully
  7. Avoiding daily tasks
  8. Making frequent mistakes
  9. Frequent daydreaming
  10. Leaving tasks unfinished

ADHD - How hypnosis can help

If you or your child has been diagnosed or is suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Hypnotherapy can assist you or your child to:

  • Learn how to focus better.
  • Prevent interruptions.
  • Enhance study routines.
  • Raise self-esteem.
  • Release traumas & phobias related to ADHD.
  • Change your beliefs about ADHD for the favourable.
  • Increase inspiration & remove procrastination
  • Enhance sleep.
  • Lower depression and anxiety.
  • Improve time management skills.

ADHD Treatment at Norwest Wellbeing

Norwest Wellbeing is a specialist clinical practice run by Paul & Rebecca Smith.
Providing Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy services for a range of issues in The Hills Shire at Norwest in Sydney, understanding the needs of clients of all ages and from all walks of life. Call (02) 8069 9777

Success Stories

Changing my life one step at a time

I highly recommend Paul at Norwest Wellbeing. We did an initial consult over the phone so he could assess whether the program would be a good fit for my issue. After one full session I could already feel a shift in my subconscious and the way I was viewing things. Changing my life one step at a time. Definitely give Paul a call.

Sonia S

Pregnancy Hypnosis

I had my appointment with my Obstetrician on Tuesday. While I still had a bit of anxiety, I was able to use the tactics to calm myself down. It really helped. My blood pressure had an improvement and partner said I looked so much calmer. I’m listening to the recording before I go to bed. I’m really positive that I will only get better, and I will have resources to help me while I’m in hospital having my baby. Thank you so much.


Feel Better

If you want to feel better it’s as simple as this, book an appointment and see Paul after just one session he fixed a problem that has resurfaced a number of times through out my life. I’m so glad I found him.

Amanda Q

Important investment in my future health

My experience with Paul was exactly what I had hoped for. It was about getting my mind right to deal with my issues. Paul did that from the first session and then reinforced that in subsequent sessions. I have made great progress and although I still have a way to go, I am encouraged and motivated by the fact that I am already, within a few months, halfway to my objective. The hard part is done, taking the first steps, & I'm confident that the work Paul has done sets me up for continued success. I regard this as an important investment in my future health

Ray S

Would recommend his services to everyone

Paul is sincere and logical. His approach is both warm and no nonsense. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing Paul and would recommend his services to everyone

Sarah C

Transformed my life to positive

I have gone through so much in my life. I had nowhere to turn to. Paul was the best thing for me and transformed my life to positive. He helped me through my problems. I recommend Paul and his team to everyone. It was the best thing I ever did. I'd like to take this opportunity and thank Paul. I can't thank you enough for everything you have done for me. You were the best thing in my life. Thank you

Viki D


I have struggled with my weight my whole life. Always doing this fad diet or anything suggested to lose weight quickly. I would lose then go back to old habits and put the weight back on and some. Finally at 48 I realised nothing was going to change until I changed my thoughts on food. Straight after the first session I could see a difference. Smaller portions, eating less times throughout the day and making healthier choices without any effort, it was just happening. I still have wine on weekends/when socialising and if the family is having hot chips I have them and enjoy without beating myself up for having a ‘forbidden’ food. I cannot recommend Paul from Norwest Wellbeing enough. He has given me the tools to make a change for life.

Nichole I

Body Confidence

I went to Paul about my eating disorder and over a few sessions I have been able to overcome my eating habit to the point where it does not cross my mind anymore and I have a boosted body confidence as well. I highly recommend Paul for any issue because he works hard to understand and help you tackle what ever you are dealing with.


Lightbulb within my mind

Having Paul walk me through various hypnotherapy techniques, in a very calm and down to earth manner allowed for fear blockers to be removed instantaneously. I walked out of the session feeling a huge sigh of relief and breakthrough. It was like the lighbulb within my mind was in tune to all of the limiting beliefs that I had allowed myself to carry throughout the years. It is a wise and valuable investment to make with your time and money. I highly recommend Paul for anyone looking to break free of their mental limitations!

Julia R

Highly Recommended

I HIGHLY RECOMMENED Norwest Wellbeing!! I started seeing Paul a couple of months ago now and I am amazed at how much my quality of life has changed. I went into the initial session a little skeptical as to whether Hypnosis would work for me but after the very first session i felt like a new and better version of myself! I had seen a counsellor before, i had been on medication for a couple of years and none of that seemed to work. Paul made me feel very comfortable and i loved that he explained the process as we were going. I wish I had found Paul sooner!

Ashleigh M

A professional and caring experience

I was ready to make a lasting change and my session with Paul really bought home what I knew I needed to do. A professional and caring experience and I highly recommend it.

Peta E

Self esteem & confidence

I seen Paul for the first time a couple of weeks ago and I can not recommend him enough! I am feeling so much better within myself after just the first session. Can not wait to go back and continue to improve my self esteem & confidence.

Emily C

Highly recommend

I highly recommend the services of Paul. Great facility, caring and most of all it actually does work. 5 weeks now and I still see the hypnosis working...Thank you Paul...

Greg F

The subconscious mind is very powerful

My last session with Paul Smith was over one month ago. I learnt from my sessions that the subconscious mind is very powerful and now, thanks to Paul I have the tools to be empowered to live my best life. From my 1st session Paul's persona was welcoming and calming, his professionalism was admirable. I would like to express my gratitude for the experience and would strongly recommend Paul to everyone that need/want to live their best life.

Mandy D

Thank you so much

The best review I can give is just to say “thank you so much Paul Smith, you have really made a difference after only one week”, no-one needs to know the details just that this really works.

Andrea R

Delivering real results

A great experience with a highly capable practitioner. Paul makes you feel at ease and helps you to understand the process at every stage. The session is delivering real results for me.

Caroline F

Best decision I have ever made.

I had a hypnotherapy session with Paul Smith yesterday and I honestly can not recommend it/him enough. Paul instantly made me feel comfortable. He explained the process extremely well and let me know it was okay 'not to get it' at first. I liked the fact that the first part of the session was spent talking through the process and my reasons for being there in a state of consciousness, as I was able to fully wrap my head around the process. The last part of the session (going into a trance) was also extremely powerful. Paul recorded the session so I am able to listen to it 2-3 times per week, whenever I feel like I need to. I would recommend this to anyone looking to fix an issue in their life. Best decision I have ever made.

Adelaide H

Powerful results

Paul is brilliant gets to root causes quickly and makes changes even faster. Wonderful experience and powerful results. Highly recommend!

Vanessa J


One of the best experiences I've had in years. Transformational! Thank you, Paul.

Margaret G

Psychotherapy session

I had a Psychotherapy session with Paul and Wow! He completely gets it. During the session, I had so many "Aha" moments and I left feeling unstuck and in such a better place in my life now. Thanks, Paul

Willie R
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    Hypnosis for ADHD and ADD

    Did you know that children and adults with ADHD can be hypnotised efficiently and effectively?

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms has been known to slow brain wave activity generally found in children and adults with ADHD. This is predominantly what we discover in somebody that is hypnotised, or undoubtedly in children as young as 12 years of age. Not surprisingly, all children are incredibly suggestible as well as hypnotisable.

    According to Traci Stein, PhD, from Psychology Today:

    “Hypnosis involves attending to hypnotic tips, and it would seem logical that those with ADHD would have greater trouble taking note of them. Yet, some research study has revealed that individuals with ADHD are in reality, more hypnotisable and trance-prone than average regardless of challenges with focus.”

    And in a peer examined 2015 research study by scientists Maarit Virta, et al., utilising Hypnosis to enhance attention, it was reported that:

    ” This study suggests that hypnotic ideas have an impact on the reaction times in a continual attention task. This result was discovered in both children and adults with ADHD and typical control participants.”

    You can utilise Hypnotherapy for ADHD either alone or in addition to medication, and the two can interact well.

    For those that are worried that they are not hypnotisable because of ADHD and symptoms, it needs to be kept in mind that research has revealed that use of medication can improve hypnotisability in those with symptom of ADHD.

    Hypnotherapy may likewise be a suitable option if you pick not to take medication presently or are unable to take it, and it might also help to decrease the dosage of medication required and the rate of medication-related adverse effects.

    Naturally, the medication must never be reduced or stopped without consulting your health professional or paediatric specialist.

    Hypnotherapy for ADHD is very safe, and adverse effects are extremely uncommon.

    Before you or your child consider the option of medication, it may be worth exploring whether Hypnotherapy for ADHD symptoms might be enough to prevent medicating. Hypnosis is particularly useful for young children, where medication may be the last option, and there are most likely to be numerous impacts on the adult or child. Their ADHD symptoms could be aided with behavioural treatment and other techniques like CBT or Cognitive Hypnotherapy.

    Hypnotherapy for ADHD is an excellent option for those in the 20% for whom medication does not work or has serious side effects.

    While medication works for 80% of individuals with little to no adverse effects, that leaves 20% of people that it either doesn’t work for or who have an adverse reaction

    It’s reasons like this that other alternatives need to be considered.

    The type of ADHD Hypnotherapy that I utilise is cognitively based on conversational hypnosis techniques, so it combines the very best of both worlds. Hypnotherapy tends to be more rapid and more comfortable to follow than CBT for a person, which relies mostly on the conscious mind. Hypnotherapy has actually also been seen to speed up Neurofeedback, cutting the number of sessions required in half in some cases.

    While CBT has actually been more thoroughly researched in regards to effectively helping ADHD symptoms, however in the very first study comparing CBT with Hypnotherapy, Hypnotherapy performed along with CBT, yet carried out better in a long-term follow-up in clinic.

    Hypnotherapy for ADHD can be just as effective in children, and typically more so!

    Children as young as (before age 12, as young as 6 or 5) are currently in an extremely suggestible and imaginative state, which is considered to be a kind of hypnotic trance, so they react to Hypnosis rapidly. This is one of the reasons that kids tend to get faster results than adults. That, and what we call “neuroplasticity“: the capability of the brain to rewire itself according to the input from its environment.

    Hypnotherapy for ADHD is quick, and for that reason, cost-effective.

    Typically Hypnotherapy tends to work quickly. Usually, someone would see a CBT therapist or paediatric specialist to treat depression for around 40 sessions, with Hypnotherapy approximately 12. Hypnotherapy can cut a variety of Neurofeedback sessions for ADHD symptoms in half in some instances and can save significant amounts of money on in clinic therapy. This represents a considerable saving of both money and time. Likewise, Hypnotherapy performed in clinic for ADHD may require fewer sessions usually than CBT or talk therapy or counselling would.

    Dealing with a “Hypnosis for ADHD Specialist” increases the chances that Hypnotherapy for ADHD symptoms will work for you or your child.

    Having experienced ADHD symptoms  myself and being able to manage it for many years successfully, I discovered that medication wasn’t the very best technique for myself or my children, and I found a way to understand the behaviour at a deep cognitive level without medicine.

    As an experienced conversational and qualified clinical hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist, I use Hypnotherapy for ADHD symptoms in a way that is mainly designed for the ADHD child or adult in mind. I find this approach which works much more effectively.

    Sessions are tailor-made to each individual and according to age. When I work with a young child, for instance, the Hypnosis is more magical, dynamic, and simple to understand. I work in a way that maintains the child’s attention or perhaps the adult that I’m dealing with!and 

    "research has shown that people with ADHD are in fact more hypnotisable and trance-prone than average despite challenges with focus."

    Treatment for ADHD

    With ADHD or ADD, children and adults are certainly hypnotisable and often respond to this technique well. Hypnotherapy for ADHD may get more attention in future but is undoubtedly an option to consider today for your child or yourself. If you are concerned about placing your child on medication for ADD or ADHD or you or your child would like to discover self-hypnosis and have a private session in my private clinic located at Norwest in Sydney. I’d be happy to discuss it with you in more detail. Feel free to schedule a free callback below.

    ADHD FAQ's

    "Adult ADHD symptoms may include:

    • Impulsiveness.
    • Poor organisation and problems prioritising.
    • Poor time management abilities.
    • Issues concentrating on a job.
    • Problem multitasking.
    • Extreme activity or uneasiness.
    • Poor preparation.
    • Low disappointment tolerance.

    Search for: What are the nine symptoms of ADHD?"

    ADHD is a medical condition that impacts an individual's attention and self-discipline. Because of ADHD, individuals have a harder time remaining focused. They may be more fidgety than others. ADHD can make it harder to manage behavior, so kids and teenagers might enter trouble more.
    Search for: What does ADHD do to a person?

    Children without treatment ADHD may deal with problems in your home and at school. Since ADHD can make it hard for children to pay attention in class, a child with untreated ADHD might not learn everything they're taught. They may fall behind or get poor grades.
    Search for: Is ADHD a bad thing?

    ADHD is sometimes grown out of. It is very important to understand that ADHD is a lifelong issue. Often, the signs are not even detected as ADHD until adulthood. For most people, this condition does not go away in adulthood.

    Search for: Can ADHD go away?

    If you have untreated ADHD, you're most likely to have relationship issues. ... People with unattended ADHD have higher rates of divorce. You're also most likely to be depressed or have low self-confidence. The same risky habits that can damage teenagers with without treatment ADHD can likewise impact grownups in the same situation.

    Search for: What occurs if ADHD is left untreated?

    Three major types of ADHD include the following:ADHD, combined type. This, the most common type of ADHD, is characterized by impulsive and hyperactive behaviors as well as inattention and distractibility.ADHD, impulsive/hyperactive type. ... ADHD, inattentive and distractible type.
    Search for: What are 3 types of ADHD?

    ADHD is a condition that both children and adults can have. The symptoms include a failure to focus, being easily sidetracked, hyperactivity, bad company abilities, and impulsiveness. Not everyone who has ADHD has all these symptoms.

    Search for: How do ADHD individuals feel?

    Grownups with ADHD are likely to have a stress and anxiety disorder, anxiety, bipolar illness, or other comorbid psychiatric disorder. (The term ‚ comorbid, describes a condition that exists with another.) About 50 percent of grownups with ADHD likewise struggle with a stress and anxiety disorder.

    Search for: Can ADHD lead to stress and anxiety?

    Symptoms of inattention in kids: Has problem staying focused; is quickly distracted or gets tired with a task before it's finished. Appears not to listen when spoken with. Has a problem remembering things and following guidelines; does not take notice of information or makes negligent errors.

    Search for: How does an ADHD kid feel?

    ADHD Symptoms May Be Caused by Food Sensitivities Many children with food level of sensitivities can show ADHD signs after they are exposed to certain foods. A few of the common foods that can trigger ADHD reactions include milk, chocolate, soy, wheat, eggs, beans, corn, tomatoes, grapes, and oranges.

    Search for: What foods impact ADHD?

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    Schedule a time to talk directly with me today. This is a process that begins with you because you owe it to your self to live a happier and healthier life.

    On the call, I’ll explain how the process works discuss if it will work for you and let you know how to get started. Click that button and schedule a time. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

    Paul Smith

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