ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, used to be known as attention deficit disorder, or ADD.
Symptoms and Signs of ADHD
Although ADHD begins in childhood, sometimes it’s not diagnosed until a person is a teen — and occasionally not even until someone reaches adulthood.
Because ADHD is a broad category covering different things — attention, activity, and impulsiveness — it can show up in different ways in different people. Some of the signs of ADHD are when someone:
has difficulty paying attention or staying focused on a task or activity
has problems finishing assignments at school or home and jumps from one activity to another
has trouble focusing on instructions and has difficulty following through
loses or forgets things such as homework
is easily distracted, even when doing something fun
has problems paying close attention to details or makes careless mistakes
has trouble organizing tasks and activities
has difficulty waiting one’s turn
interrupts or intrudes on other people
blurts out answers before questions have been completed
fidgets with hands or feet or squirms about when seated
talks excessively and has trouble engaging in activities quietly
Of course, it’s normal for everyone to zone out in a boring class, jump into a conversation, or leave their homework on the kitchen table once in a while. But people with ADHD have so much trouble staying focused and controlling their behavior that it affects their emotions and how well they do in school or other areas of their lives. In fact, ADHD is often viewed as a learning disorder because it can interfere so much with a person’s ability to study and learn.
ADHD is a medical condition that affects how well someone can sit still, focus, and pay attention. People with ADHD have differences in the parts of their brains that control attention and activity. This means that they may have trouble focusing on certain tasks and subjects, or they may seem “wired,” act impulsively, and get into trouble.
Regarding this “wiring”, this is the way our neurology works: the brain changes and adapts its physical shape and how it works in response to how it’s used! If a certain nerve pathway is used a lot, then it starts to become even easier to use the next time! So ‘ADHD behaviours’ can become ‘wired’ into your neurology meaning you soon may become a genius at not paying attention or being prone to chaos or fidgeting! Trying to resist the power of this new neurology can be very difficult unless you know how to make new more healthy pathways and associations.
Therefore, we offer you the opportunity to control and “rewire” your brain in more healthy neurological pathways. The Lightning Process will teach you how to spot the PER occurring and how to calm the PER through specific steps using movement, posture, coaching that, when practiced, can result in an automatic change in your physiology which can lead to improved health and well-being. The Lightning Process will also teach you exactly how to make new more healthy neurological pathways and associations.