In fact, the arts and sciences are filled with people who probably had/have ADD in some form. Albert Einstein is perhaps the most famous. It is important to stress the strengths of the ADD mind to increase the individuals' positive self-concepts. Hypnosis is ideal for improving self-esteem and increasing self-management, especially in older children, adolescents and adults. The factors of inattention, impulsivity, and lack of focus are greatly benefited by the use of hypnosis.
The school and the school environment is a major factor for ADD/ADHD individuals. It often becomes a problem and children develop a history of school failure. ADD/ADHD children do not respond to this same system of rewards and punishments that work for other children. They often become classroom problems and this creates issues of lowered self- esteem. These children need structure, consistency, and definite routines with time allotted to blow off steam.
Unfortunately, all of these strategies require money and schools often feel they're quite short of cash. Since ADD/ADHD children require specialized ways of learning, schools seem to be encouraging medication as a way of controlling symptoms instead of designing educational programs that work for the children.
All ADD children have specialized learning requirements:
These are effectively done through mental rehearsals in trance as well as group games and social interaction. In the coordinated effort to ensure success in the lives of children with ADD, the vital importance of the teacher's role in the overall treatment planning of the child cannot be overestimated. According to Denis Cantwell M.D.; Anything else is a drop in the bucket when you compare it to the time spent in school; Experts generally agree that teachers are the key to effectively treating ADD.
Here are some suggestions to follow when working with ADD in your classroom:
In working with all forms of ADD, the use of hypnotherapy is perfect to develop self-management skills as well as improving self-esteem and social skills. Whether it is with children, adolescents and/or adults it is very beneficial to improve all of the self-concepts of the ADD/ADHD individuals.
When choosing a hypnotherapist, it is important to be sure that he or she is qualified. Pierre Benoit, CHt, RCCH, is a member of the Association of Registered Clinical Hypnotherapists of Canada (ARCH) and of the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA) and can be reached at (514)675-4457.
Mr. Pierre Benoit is the owner and operator of Hypnotherapy and Counselling Clinic (Clinique d'hypnothérapie et de relation d'aide). Mr Benoit worked as a Specialized Educator and Child and Family Counselor from 1977 to 1998. He worked at the following agencies:
From 1996 to 2004 Mr. Benoit opened the Institut International de Formation et de Ressourcement Inc. where he taught, in different agencies and companies throughout Quebec, intervention techniques to handle verbal and physical aggression. His programs were also accepted by cégeps where he taught his program such as Cégep de St-Jérôme, Cégep Marie-Victorin, LaSalle College.
Through his need to better himself, he was certified as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner and started learning hypnosis as a modality for change to help his clients better themselves. He decided to specialize in hypnotherapy and, in 2004, he opened the Clinique d’hypnothérapie et de relation d’aide where he has been working full-time helping people reconnect with their potential for success.