help for adults suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity
   
 
PSYCHOTHERAPY AND HYPNOSIS TO EFFECTIVELY HELP TREAT ADULT ADHD, ADD, ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER, INATTENTION, ANXIETY, IMPULSIVITY, HYPERACTIVITY, SLEEPLESSNESS, INSOMNIA AND THE ADVERSE SIDE EFFECTS
CAUSED BY PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS INCLUDING RITALIN AND ATOMOXETINE

 

treatment for adult adhd            Treatment for Adult ADHD. A unique 6 session programme

What is Adult ADHD?
Though we believe there is a propensity within the medical profession to over-diagnose ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) reliable population surveys suggest that 5% of children and 2.5% of adults over the age of 18 suffer from the condition. As our centre deals almost exclusively with Adult ADHD, the following brief overview is based on our work within this group.

Numerous symptoms feature in the profile of the individual suffering from ADHD and no two people display identical characteristics though broadly speaking, the three essential diagnostic features of the condition are inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity:

Inattention: Wandering off task, lacking persistence, having difficulty sustaining focus and being disorganised without being defiant or lacking comprehension.

Hyperactivity: Excessive motor activity when it is not appropriate or excessive fidgeting, tapping, talkativeness or extreme restlessness.

Impulsivity: Undertaking hasty actions that occur in the moment without forethought and that have high potential for harm to the individual. Impulsivity may reflect a desire for immediate rewards or an inability to delay gratification. Impulsive behaviours may manifest as social intrusiveness (eg: interrupting others excessively) and/or making important decisions without consideration of long-term consequences.

 

What causes ADHD?
There are conflicting theories concerning the causes of ADHD. The most common belief is that it is caused by an insufficient supply of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Because of this, stimulant drugs (of which more later) are used to increase dopamine levels, though it is still pretty much up in the air as to what part the brain and nervous system actually play in producing ADHD symptoms.

Parenting can also be a factor. There is some evidence to suggest that ADHD is a genetic condition. We see a number of people who have a family history of ADHD though there may also be a “learned” component at play where the child mirrors the actions of the ADHD parent so as to unwittingly assume the condition.

A history of sleep disturbance, childbirth complications, environmental conditions, poor diet, medical conditions (in particular, Fibromyalgia) have all been sited as possible causes of ADHD.

How you are currently coping
Some people are so deeply concerned with their condition and how others may perceive it, particularly friends, acquaintances and work colleagues, they simply deny to themselves that there is anything wrong, despite all the evidence to the contrary. This self-denial can have such harmful emotional consequences that, as a coping strategy it should be avoided at all costs. Remember, there is no shame in having ADHD!

Typical coping mechanisms often include adopting a set physical exercise regime, finding time in the day to be alone, creating a system during the day to prioritise responsibilities, breaking down tasks into manageable portions, implementing deadlines for life and work projects, and joining Adult ADHD forums. For further information on how to cope with the condition, two sites that some of our clients have found helpful and which provide a wealth of information on Adult ADHD are aadduk.org (UK) and adhdandyou.com (USA). A personal favourite of ours at NLSMC is www.playattention.com.

ADHD Coaching
An ADHD coach can be a useful resource, particularly when you are first diagnosed with the condition. A coach may ask you to accept the five-stage grieving process as a means of coming to terms with and accepting your condition. This involves overcoming the shock of recognition - realising that you actually have ADHD, then being angry at the unfairness of it all before denying that you have the condition then believing that it may be temporary or that it will just go away, followed by despair at the discovery that it is a reality and will not just disappear of its own accord. The grieving process ends with acceptance: “I have the condition - now let me find ways of dealing with it”

Utilising the services of an Adult ADHD coach is a worthwhile avenue to investigate. She will implement numerous coping strategies that are bound to be of some help though (like life coaches) she will probably view the therapeutic process as a long-term solution. Because of this, coaching can be expensive as well as leading to too much dependence on the therapist when, we believe, you can be taught to be your own therapist, a central part of the treatment programme we offer anyone who visits our centre, no matter which disorder they may currently be suffering from.

 

Medication
We make clear our opposition to psychotropic drugs throughout this site. Many of the clients we first see at our centre are spiralling out of control with their prescribed medication and the damaging side effects they are continually experiencing and want to end their dependence. For them, medication is clearly doing far more harm than good.

Saying this, and keeping within the bounds of objectivity, it is only fair for us to point out that a significant number of people we see with Adult ADHD take prescribed medications and do not suffer from any of the principal or associated side effects. If they do, these symptoms tend to be minimal and have little impact on the effectiveness of the treatment. Though we are concerned with the long-term consequences of administering any type of psychotropic drug, if it helps you to lead a normal life, it is not for us to offer any criticism. In any case, as a person with Adult ADHD, if you are coping well with the help of prescribed medications, you probably would not be reading this page in the first place.

Medication for ADHD falls into two categories:
First line stimulants sub-categorised into Methylphenidate (the generic name for Ritalin) and Amphetamine.
Second line non-stimulant medications, principally Atomoxetine (brand name Strattera) which is an anti-depressive.

Without any doubt, our experience in treating clients addicted to Ritalin backs statements made by the Drug Enforcement Administration (US Department of Justice) that it has a “high potential for abuse leading to psychological or physical dependence” Common side-effects when taking Ritalin include agitation, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, migraines, nausea, dizziness and heart palpitations whilst Strattera induces nausea, loss of appetite, insomnia and fatigue. We view it as no co-incidence that a significant amount of the people we treat for addictions, principally cannabis and alcohol abuse, were diagnosed with ADD/ADHD as children and put on medicine-based treatment programmes which, as a result, initiated a lifetime of dependency

The unique treatment plan we have put in place is designed to move you away from reliance on these drugs but it is important for us to state that we will not advocate you doing so during the six-session programme. Rapid withdrawal from any psychotropic drug is dangerous and we would never advise such a course of action in the short term. Our reasoning behind this will be fully explained to you during the Initial Consultation.

 
                                                  Sunday 4th October 2015
Doctors in parts of Kent and Wirral are 30 times more likely to prescribe drugs to control the behaviour of chilldren with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than those in other parts of the country, official NHS data reveals. Dr Tony Lloyd, chief executive of the ADHD Foundation said; "I am grateful to see this data. It is telling us that there is an alarming level of inconsistency of approach...and an inclination to over-prescribe. It's about pathologising and overmedicalising something that has been part of the human condition for millennia. Medication is not and should not be the first line of treatment except in the most severe cases"


 
 

Our treatment programme
The Initial consultation enables the therapist to get an insight into how the condition of ADHD/ADD is affecting your life, allowing him to formulate and develop a programme that is fully tailored to your specific requirements.

A combination of techniques drawn from Psycho-cybernetics, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Neuro-linguistic Programming, Gestalt psychology and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) are all combined with the application of the most important aspect of the treatment programme, hypnotherapy. For an overview of some of our psychotherapeutic techniques, and how they are likely to be applied, please click on the following:

If, in particular you are suffering principally with hyperactivity and inattentiveness, you may think it extremely difficult to allow yourself to drift into a state of deep relaxation, an essential part of the hypnotherapeutic procedure. Previously, you may have tried meditating or self-hypnosis and found that your mind wandered to such a degree that you became frustrated with the process. This is understandable and tends to be the primary concern of many Adult ADHD sufferers who visit our centre for the first time.

We address these concerns by issuing a series of short, tailor-made recordings that accompany the live hypnosis sessions providing a unique combination of sensory and audio experiences, fine tuned over the years with invaluable feedback from our clients. For a complete overview of how Hypnotherapy will work for you, please click on the following:
help for adult adhd

The cost per session is £70 UKS, on a Pay As You Go basis at either our Muswell Hill, North London N10 England centre or across Skype (40% of people with Adult ADHD we see are based in the US and yes, hypnosis is just as effective across the Skype platform. In addition, we have no problem with adapting our hours to suit local times) For six sessions, this equates to a total of £420 UKS and is inclusive of four tailor-made recordings in mp3 format, together with numerous downloads in PDF format, outlining the specific techniques we discuss during our meetings.

If you would like to book an Initial Consultation, or if you require further information, please feel free to contact us

 
Please click on the following
titles for information on:
   ADRENAL FATIGUE
   ADULT ADHD
   ALCOHOL CONTROL
   ANXIETY
   BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER
   CANNABIS ADDICTION
   CONFIDENCE + ASSERTIVENESS
   CORPORATE STRESS
   DEPRESSION
   FOCAL DYSTONIA
   INSOMNIA
   INTERVIEW + EXAM ANXIETY
   JOB BURNOUT
   OCD
   PAIN CONTROL
   PANIC ATTACKS
   PHOBIAS
   RELATIONSHIP ISSUES
   REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY
   SQUARE MILE SYNDROME
   STAGE FRIGHT
   STOP SMOKING & RELAX
   WORKPLACE BULLYING
   SKYPE Information
We are open Monday - Friday
from 3:30pm - 12:00 midnight
(last appointment 11:00pm) Saturday from 09:00am - 12:30pm
Sunday from 07:00am - 10:00am
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Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy London N10



 

 
 
NLSMC ARE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR PERFORMING ARTS MEDICINE REGISTERED PRACTITIONERS.
NLSMC ARE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HYPNOTHERAPISTS AND PSYCHOTHERAPISTS,
A UK COUNCIL FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY (UKCP) MEMBER
 
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