Children & Teens

Children & Teens

There are times when a child has behavioural problems that are not Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosed. Norwest Wellbeing runs programs to help children and teens with a range of issues not related to ADHD. Hypnosis programs for children & teens also work well for children diagnosed with Attention deficit disorder (ADD) or Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). If you would like to learn more about the options available, please book a free 15-minute strategy call.

How Can Hypnosis Help With ADHD in Children and Teens?

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, more often referred to as ADHD, wasn’t recognised until a couple of decades ago. Before that time, many children and teens who exhibited the signs and symptoms of ADHD were labelled “problem children”, receiving one disciplinary action after another.

This wasn’t effective and often meant that these particular individuals were left to struggle with daily activities, being misunderstood instead of treated.

Fortunately, times have changed, and ADHD is now recognised as the bonafide medical diagnosis that it truly is. To help an individual suffering from ADHD, you must first understand what it is and the signs and symptoms that typically present themselves.

More importantly, it’s crucial to find a successful treatment for it, with one of the natural and effective hypnosis options.

What Is ADHD in Children and Teens?

ADHD in children and teens is characterised by an inability to focus on a single task for long periods. Also, individuals suffering from this condition may find it challenging to sit still for more than a few minutes and may not be able to pay attention in school or when trying to complete routine tasks. 

Individuals who have ADHD often find that their mind is racing from one thought to the next, sometimes so quickly that it’s almost impossible to keep up. This can make it challenging to keep the necessary level of focus to do well in school or even focus on certain things outside of an academic environment.

Signs and Symptoms of ADHD

ADHD symptoms in children typically involve a loss of focus. Children and teens that have ADHD have a tendency to act out. Behavioural problems in children and teens are often related to ADHD, mainly because the condition makes it so hard for them to focus that they begin to physically act out as a means of trying to reduce the frenetic energy that they’re experiencing. 

Children and teens with ADHD may be rather loud, talking out of turn and getting up from their seats when they’re not supposed to. The truth is, they may not even be fully aware that they’re doing these things. Most people who have ADHD don’t act out voluntarily. Instead, it’s merely their way of coping with all of the extra activity that their brain is producing without having the skills necessary to do so.

How Is ADHD Diagnosed and Treated?

Unfortunately, a lot of people still go without a proper diagnosis for years. This is mainly because there isn’t a single test to confirm that someone has ADHD positively. Instead, it’s determined by ruling out several other things and then incorporating a medical history with a list of behaviours to determine a diagnosis. 

As if that isn’t bad enough, the medications routinely prescribed for ADHD can make a person feel like a mere fragment of themselves. These medications may increase focus, but they might also make the individual in question seem “spaced out”.

In some cases, the medication dulls that individual’s personality until it’s almost unrecognisable. This can be stressful for both the child and the parents. Fortunately, there are natural and effective methods for treatment that don’t necessarily involve prescription drugs. One such option involves hypnosis.

How Can Hypnosis Help?

As previously mentioned, hypnosis is a natural and effective treatment that can potentially prove far more helpful than any prescription medication. This is achieved by helping the individual get better sleep and maintain a better focus on individual tasks. The result often involves improved behaviour as a direct result of working with the person through hypnosis to change the way the mind works in these types of situations.

As that particular individual becomes calmer, it’s easier to get better sleep and reduce many of the behavioural issues typically associated with ADHD. This, in turn, results in an improved focus that may help improve academic performance and support that individual excel in other areas of life.

Hypnosis is not about changing one’s personality or altering how a person thinks but instead helping the mind and body work together in a more harmonious state. Unfortunately, people tend to be adversely impacted by ADHD, previous trauma, fears and phobias. Hypnosis can transcend all of these things, thereby helping the individual to achieve their goals without allowing specific issues to get in the way. The best part is that it can help someone suffering from ADHD without prescription medications and all of the potential side effects that such medicines may involve.

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