I am also a clinical naturopath (ANPA), medical nutritionist and bifunctional orthomolecular practitioner. So, I look at your child’s bodily functions not just their behaviour because there is no separation between the two.
I help parents help the child to change what is happening and to go forward in more a positive direction for your child’s future so they prosper.
The diagnosis of ADHD in children
Is your child not doing well at school?
Has the school requested that they are put them on medication?
Are you unable to cope with your child’s hyperactivity?
The diagnosis of Attention Deficiency Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is profoundly controversial in children.
When we look at comparatives between cultures where diagnosis is high places such as the UK, US and Australia, compared with places where it is low such as Finland, we can see that possibly 9 out of 10 diagnoses are wrong.
Did you know:
- Many classroom sizes are far too large to facilitate each child’s needs.
- Often Schools prefer to have children on medication than pay for special needs help.
- Highly intelligent and hyperactive children often become destructive when they are bored.
- Tests for ADHD in children do not take into account social and family context and rarely criticise teaching methods.
You have probably been misled
The treatment of children with ADHD is largely a con and you may have been brain washed into drugging your child by misinformed doctors, teachers and drug companies.
Research for decades has clearly indicated there is a biofunction deficit in many children with ADHD. They may be low in lithium, EFAs, need more B3, B6 or zinc, and other vitamins and minerals, than ordinary children.
They may have genetic variances where their brain works differently, does not process nutrition or detox well.
Frequently these children also have a raft of unidentified allergies that create biological disfunction and unwanted behaviors.
The average doctor, psychiatrist or psychologist do not test for these so they end up giving your child a false diagnosis. They are not trained in biofunctional medicine and like you may be pressured just to give bad medications.
One of the first rules of natural medicine is observe, observe, observe then treat – not the other way around.
I test for all of these in children during treatment so we have a full picture of how to help your child.
The side effects of prescribed amphetamines and metabolic suppressants
Giving your child speed (amphetamines) to make the brain go faster does not solve their problems or cure them. If they came home as a teenage and told you they were addicted to speed what would you think?
Drugging children with medication that will cause a range of side effects for the rest of their lives is not a solution to bored children. Those side effects can be heart problems, high blood pressure, anxiety, panic attacks, aggressive behaviour, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, mental disorders and inability to have deep and meaningful relationships.
Then giving them anti-psychotics or sleeping pills to counteract the side-effects of the amphetamine is like chopping your foot off because you broke your toe.
These medication can destroy lives.
My story of ADHD
If I were at school today, I would be diagnosed with ADHD. I was bored; the teaching was for the most part not very good in truth rubbish; they were not teaching what I was interested in and I thought I was just wasting my time so often did not go after 11 years old.
I’m a polymath, have several projects on the go at one time, never get bored because I’m always occupied, got into college at 15 years old, went to university, qualified in over a dozen professions, owned and ran many successful business, research, publish, teach and am passionate about each thing I do.
I only pursue what I am interested in or what is necessary. I was a very social child but bored easily.
I was professional dancer so discipline became was the foundation of my life and still is today.
If I had been given those medications it would have destroyed my life.
Tracie O’Keefe dancing the Sugar Plum Fairy at 65
Finland has a diagnosis of ADHD of 1 in 1000 children, varying ages in a class, low number of hours at school, little homework and the highest exam results in the world. The average classroom sizes are 20 maximum often less.
In Australia when class sizes were driven down to 25 and children were given more homework, depression in children increased along with the diagnosis of ADHD.
Health professionals, teachers and parents are, however, frequently locked into a system that finds fault with the child and not with the system. It is your child being putting down with judgement and negative criticism not lifting them up.
Training the ADHD brain
One teacher changed the course of my life at 10-years-old. She instilled in me a passion for reading and self determination to find my own path.
Children need to be trained to use their brains to focus their thoughts and control their behaviors but teachers and families often find this too taxing to invest in the effort involved in making this happen.
You may even have not known that it is necessary and possible so medication is seen as an easier option to kept your child quiet.
Plus, regular hypnosis and brain training can do a better job in helping your child, with no side effects.
It’s a family journey
The whole family must be part of the process of using hypnotherapy with your child and I see you as family.
Change for your child needs to be systematic as it is not just the child that has to change but the family in order to support the child’s orientation.
Some parents can find this very challenging and insist they should not have to change in which case treatment will fail.
Their your children not mine. I can guide you and help but you have to do the consistent work with your child and when you do you get results.
Be prepared to repeatedly invest time, effort and money in your child changing.
The integrated approach with hypnotherapy
There is no magic pill as we have to look at your child as a whole person physically, mentally, behaviourally and emotionally. You can’t cherry pick what you will do and what you will not or simply only have one parent on the same page as the rest of us.
This is why I ask you, the parent, to be part of the program. Uncooperative parents will sabotage the treatment. Cooperative parents will accelerate the change so your child can quickly learn to focus their mind and control their behaviors.
The change has to be permanent on your’s and your child’s behalf, not just for the time of treatment but for good.
When parents come with an open mind to embrace all the changes I ask them to make, the treatment for your child is maximised. They are supported in order to make the positive change.