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Holistic Approach to ADHD

We are all biochemically different, and there is no one set of answers that fits everybody

3 body/mind types

compare to Winnie the Pooh character

Vata
Pitta
Kapha

Why is it so hard for your child to be a good student?

The stork trying to eat food out of soup bowl.
conformity education system children suffer.

ADHD and medication

I ran into this mom’s post when I was researching something and tore my heart as a parent myself I have great compassion for her.

I didn’t want to have my son labelled, but the funding he required for additional resources during school meant that I was forced to, along with many other parents. It also meant that we were virtually compelled to trial drugs that left him either enraged or suicidal as an 8 year old. One day, I hope I’ll be able to forgive myself. I did my best, but it wasn’t really enough.

Link with the unfinished brain by david eagleman’s video

Link with my mission, don’t shortsell your child to ADHD video

Aren’t we too quick to label children with ADHD?

When I was young.
and the story of choreographer

Sir Ken Robinson tells a wonderful story of a (now famous) choreographer/dancer who was sent to a specialist because she was a ‘difficult’ child. Thankfully, the specialist left her in a room with music playing and stepped back to show her mother that she wasn’t difficult at all - she was just a dancer, not a class-room sitter.

As Sir Ken goes on to say, luckily ADHD wasn’t an available condition then, so the world wasn’t robbed of her talent.

It would seem that until we reform the education system from a factory-based model, the labels will continue to mis-inform young people about their identities.

Identity ; from habit book

Once a child has a deficit label this will determine their self-concept. We need to help children identify their strengths so they have something positive to live up to.

how labels can actually condition the kids behaviour. I’m not talking about the medical labelling – ADHD being the big one, or ADD as it was then – but the risk of generalised labelling over the 10 or 12 years of a child. The key here is to remember that they are CHILDREN!

The permanent damage to young ones

The work of Jane Elliot in her ‘Blue Eyed/Brown Eyed’ approach to labels and racism showed clearly entrenched perspectives that impact on how kids see themselves and how others also treat them.

The other involved teachers being informed about certain kids in their glass being ‘gifted’ to test the idea of a self fulfilling prophecy. The labels had an immense impact - see http://www.intropsych.com/ch15_social/expectancy.html

likely pharmaceutical cash cow and potential long term negative consequences

http://news.hamlethub.com/plymouth/life/750-how-adhd-is-diagnosed-in-children

No parents want their child being labeled and they are doing their best they can.

I didn’t want to have my son labelled, but the funding he required for additional resources during school meant that I was forced to, along with many other parents. It also meant that we were virtually compelled to trial drugs that left him either enraged or suicidal as an 8 year old. One day, I hope I’ll be able to forgive myself. I did my best, but it wasn’t really enough.

I regard as reprehensible the burgeoning practice of schools acting as stalking horses for the pharmaceutical industry by compelling parents to put their kids on often experimental, highly addictive drugs for which there has been little research into the long-term effects.

labeling is for medical administrative and educational convenience.

3 body/ mind types

children with ADHD symptoms has perfect quality for the future entrepreneurs

Higher engagement—The more involved and passionate someone is about their work, the higher their level of work engagement is.

There is no ADHD in the holistic world!

The story of 2 gardeners with 3 different plants.

  1. produce greenhouse flowers
  2. produce bio-dynamic gardens

Everything in life is relationships
soil, water, sun, wind,

Why natural approach is better than medication

How medication works

Long-term side-effects
Why my medication doesn’t work anymore.

5 common myths about ADHD debunked

  1. ADHD needs to be treated with medication.

  2. Children with untreated ADHD have low self-esteem or depression.

  3. ADHD is nothing to do with diet.

  4. ADHD is caused by a neurochemical imbalance or neurotransmitter in the brain.

  5. Children who don’t get ADHD treatment can have problems in adulthood.

Kapha Vata type: physically Kapha, mentally vata

Physical kapha features

stocky, well-developed physique with a broad chest and thick shoulders.
has large thick joints with large feet
has large, round and soft contours
has big beautiful eyes with large thick eyelashes
white, pale cold smooth skin
abundant oily, thick lustrous hair
soothing pleasant voice
content, easygoing and nothing much bothers him or her
loves to be among peers or family
takes a long time to adopt new changes
can be shy and obedient
tend to suppress feelings
slow to respond
doesn’t talk much in public occasionally can be quite chatty at home
easily get attached to food and toys
favors sweet flavors and tend to gain weights easily
has strong stamina but don’t like to move around much
sleeps long hours and may have a hard time waking up in the morning
very caring and love to give a hug
is patient and supportive to others
learn the best by doing something and have an excellent long-term memory

In today’s culture overvaluing productivity and quick results, your child might be seen as delayed or unattentive at school. However, your child is like the tortoise rather than the heir. He or her strength is patience, endurance, consistent, excellent long term memory with a calming peaceful nature. He/she might take a long time in learning new concepts and establishing new routines but once anything registered in the system, they are not lost.

behaviors & mind

  • Them very calm, peaceful and content
  • loving and loyal
  • easy-going, open-minded, nothing bothers them too much

  • can be possessive and hoarding items or toys although they don’t need them, thus messy room

  • love food, especially sweets, bread, cheeses… their love of food can turn them into the emotional eater.

-sleepy after eating

-good endurance and stamina but they prefer not to use it until they find things very interesting. excellent long-term memory.

  • slow learning new things take a longer time to build habits or routines than other kids.
  • peaceful and patient
  • not very expressive, and almost looks like unresponsive or not listening
  • love to be socializing although they might not talk much
  • don’t like to think much if they can, can’t be bothered with details
  • very loving peaceful nature
    -loves food, having a fun time with peers
  • learn best by doing - artistic and building things
  • aesthetic beauty
    -easy-going nature
    -love sweets
    -hate complications, easily apologetic to avoid conflicts
  • a belonging peer group is very important
  • although they might look strong, they have a lot of fear and anxiety.
  • heavy sleeper, hard time getting up in the morning.
  • don’t like physical movement and requires a lot of reminders until they find something they like.

Imbalace

coated tongue (whitish or yellowish)
the emotional tendency,
lack of attention and memory
constipation
waking up feeling unrested, even after a good sleep
low immunity and recurring infections
depression
lack of glow in eyes and skin
headache and migrations
overall feeling sluggish and ache
unusual or foul body odor
bad breath/sticky mouth
fatigue/lethargy
undigested particles in stools
foul-smelling or sinking/stinky stools
irritable elimination/sluggish, sticky bowel motions
bloated and wind with bad odour
sensitive digestion/indigestion
poor appetite.