We live in a time when ADD and ADHD have become a household word. I personally know friends who have one or more children in their home with either ADD or ADHD. Parents today are under great pressure from schools to medicate their children. The schools are under pressure to step up and improve their previous years performance so they want to make sure all their students are performing to their best ability.
The number of children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and drugged today: approximately 6 million. The number of children diagnosed and drugged back in 1985 was 500,000. The number of anti-depressants prescribed for children under 19 is roughly 11 million.
Pre-schoolers being treated with medication for ADHD tripled between 1990 and 1995. The number of children ages 15 to 19 taking medication for ADHD increased by 311 percent over 15 years. Ages five to 14 on ADHD medication also increased by approximately 170 percent.
Isn’t it time for us to really look into alternative solutions to this epidemic? These medications have terrible side effects on our children, such as insomnia, lack of appetite, lethargic once medication wares off in the afternoon. Depression can be a result of these medications. Do we really want our children to miss out on their childhood because of medications that are causing all these side effects?
In my opinion, Hypnosis is one solution to this problem. Hypnosis allows children to focus on what would bring them the most success in life. It opens up a world of possibilities. They focus on what they want and they get it. Isn’t that what we want for our children today?
Children spend most of their days in hypnosis they just don’t know it. They use their imagination all day long playing. They live in the moment and have a lot less years of anxiety behind them as we adults do. Therefore, they have a wonderful ability to make the changes they desire quickly and successfully. Hypnosis is fun especially for children.
Hypnosis helps children, including children with ADD/ADHD to learn how to manage and minimize habits, behaviors such as:
Let’s not underestimate ourselves by taking a quick fix solution with drugs and living with the long term consequences. We owe it to our children to research other resources.