While there are some fears about hypnotherapy, they are unfounded. Hypnosis is not mind-control or a way to deceive you, at least not when it is done in a clinical setting. There are some healthcare practitioners, especially in the field of psychiatry, who not only support this method but also practice hypnotherapy to help with ADD/ ADHD.
Details of ADD/ ADHD
The two disorders are closely related. To put it simply, ADD is a disorder in which anyone can have serious disturbances paying attention or staying awake when they need to pay attention. This can happen with kids, and it can happen with adults. Most front-line treatments are the same.
ADHD is a bit more complex, and it tends to occur mostly in children. It is exemplified by restlessness and hyperactivity as well as attention problems. In this case, the hyperactivity could lead to attention deficit, and that can spark the hyperactivity. It is an endless circle, and the medications do not always work.
State of Mind and ADD
It is relatively obvious that ADD and ADHD are both mental issues. For this reason, the care for these conditions should be in the hands of a qualified physician who has long experience dealing with these disorders in both children and adults.
The state of mind one has, along with an ability to focus, influences learning. The problem with the medications is they do not work naturally, the way the brain does. A strong sense of self is needed, and drugs do not provide it.
What Can Be Done Instead of Medication?
First of all, you should check with your doctor to see about options for treatments. Both children and adults with attention disorders have benefited from therapy. Often, this therapy has included hypnosis. This is interesting because one may not usually think this to be effective.
In some cases, the mind is actually interfering with attention. You cannot just get rid of the mind. Instead, it would be better to train it. When you understand how hypnosis can help, it does open up an interesting avenue to try instead of or even with medication.
Do I Really Have ADD/ADHD?
It is important to remember that this disorder does not have a medical test that is cut and dry, Doctors cannot just prick a finger or take an x-ray. Instead, the diagnosis is mostly just something to try. The medication approach is hit or miss.
Is Hypnosis more effective? Whether you have this disorder or not, you can change your life and the way your mind works by using certain powerful techniques to influence your subconscious mind. Or, you could seek therapy from someone who can already do this.
Many doctors still do not agree with the current understanding of attention and hyperactivity disorders. Depending on the treating physician, they may use various techniques with medication and without. Many will indeed use hypnotherapy to help improve the symptoms and restore full attention.