How to Overcome ADHD Using EFT Tapping
EFT Tapping For ADHD
This article provides a holistic perspective on ADHD by highlighting its positive aspects and the use of EFT Tapping as an effective approach for managing its symptoms. It emphasises that ADHD is a neurobiological condition that affects impulse control and attention, and should not be viewed as a character flaw. By seeing ADHD as a lens, individuals can better understand their strengths and weaknesses and reach their full potential. The article then explains how tapping sequences can be utilised to alleviate symptoms such as difficulty focusing, impulsive behavior, and restlessness.
Michelle was a vibrant and inquisitive child, brimming with energy and curiosity. But, as she grew older, her parents began to notice that she struggled with staying focused and completing tasks. Her forgetfulness and tendency to misplace important items left her feeling frustrated and upset.
As she entered high school, Michelle's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) intensified. She found herself easily distracted in class, sitting still for extended periods was a struggle, and she often felt the urge to fidget or tap her feet. Studying for exams became overwhelming and she struggled to focus her attention.
Michelle's ADHD also made it challenging to make friends outside of school. Despite her excitement and eagerness to participate in conversations, she would sometimes miss social cues and nonverbal signals, leading to awkward misunderstandings. Although she had a circle of friends, she often felt like an outsider, struggling to keep up with their interests and conversations.
Eventually, Michelle sought help from her school counsellor, who helped her break down assignments into smaller tasks and set reminders for critical deadlines. Through her research, she discovered EFT Tapping, which helped her manage her symptoms and improve her concentration.
In another part of the world, Hemang, a happy-go-lucky boy with an infectious smile and boundless energy who loved making friends, was also struggling in school, and no one could figure out why.
Hemang's parents and teachers were perplexed as to why he appeared to be disengaged in school. It was only after Hemang received a diagnosis of ADHD that his behavior began to make sense. Despite having a diagnosis, Hemang encountered additional obstacles as his teachers were unfamiliar with his condition and lacked the necessary tools to support him.
So, they researched ADHD and found an EFT Practitioner who created a plan to help Hemang succeed in school. Gradually, Hemang's grades improved, and he was able to focus on his studies while still being his outgoing and lively self.
Michelle and Hemang's stories are a poignant reminder of the challenges that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) face. Both struggled with their condition, leaving them feeling frustrated and misunderstood.
They faced similar challenges in managing their symptoms, but with EFT Tapping, they were able to overcome their obstacles and achieve their goals. Their stories highlight the fact that ADHD can manifest in different ways and affect people differently. Therefore, parents, educators, and healthcare professionals must recognise the unique needs of each individual with ADHD and provide tailored support to help them succeed.
Learn about ADHD before you Use EFT Tapping
Before we talk about how EFT Tapping can help people with ADHD, let's talk briefly about what ADHD is and how it affects people.
ADHD is a disorder of how the brain grows and develops. It affects about 10% of children and 4% of adults.
Some popular notions of ADHD include the belief that it is just an excuse for poor behavior or laziness, that it only affects children, or that it can be easily controlled with medication.
But these notions are not accurate and can be harmful as they can lead to misunderstanding and stigmatisation of individuals with ADHD.
It is important to recognise ADHD as a real neurodevelopmental disorder that can impact a person's daily functioning and quality of life (1).
ADHD is a condition where people have similar symptoms, but the causes can be different for each person. Symptoms of the condition include not being able to pay attention, being too active, and acting on impulses.
Inattention means having trouble focusing on tasks, being easily distracted, forgetting things, and not being organised.
Hyperactivity includes being restless, fidgety, unable to sit still, and talking too much.
Impulsivity is acting without thinking, talking over other people, having trouble waiting your turn, and making decisions on the spot.
People with ADHD can also have other problems, like low self-esteem, anxiety, or depression.
ADHD doesn't exist in just one form - it's a range of behaviors. This also means that some things about ADHD can actually be helpful instead of just causing problems. Some adults with ADHD may even have strengths that make up for or reduce their struggles with ADHD. It's not just a simple "normal" or "abnormal" thing.
A study called “A Qualitative investigation of Successful Adults with ADHD" was published in the Journal of Attention Disorders in 2016 aimed to investigate the positive aspects of ADHD in adults who had achieved success in their personal and professional lives (2).
The researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 31 adults with ADHD who had succeeded in various fields, including entrepreneurship, medicine, law, and academia. They asked the participants about their experiences with ADHD and how it had impacted their lives, both positively and negatively.
The results of the study showed that despite the many challenges associated with ADHD, the participants also reported a number of positive aspects of the condition.
A. Creativity and innovation: Many of the participants reported that their ADHD gave them a unique perspective on the world, allowing them to think outside the box and come up with innovative solutions to problems.
B. Hyperfocus: Some participants reported that when they were interested in a task, they could become intensely focused and productive, even to the point of losing track of time.
C. Energy and enthusiasm: Several participants reported that their ADHD gave them high levels of energy and enthusiasm, which helped them to tackle tasks and projects with gusto.
D. Resilience: Many of the participants reported that their experiences with ADHD had made them more resilient and adaptable, as they had learned to cope with challenges and setbacks throughout their lives.
The study provides important insights into the positive aspects of ADHD and how individuals with the condition can leverage their strengths to achieve success in their personal and professional lives.
It also points to the fact that although ADHD can present challenges, it can also provide a unique lens on creativity. By seeing ADHD as a lens, individuals can develop strategies to work around their challenges and leverage their strengths to achieve their goals.
Further research also indicates that it may have something to do with genes, the way the brain is built, and environmental factors like exposure to alcohol or tobacco before birth (3).
And while medications, behavioural therapy, and changes in lifestyle are the traditional ways to treat ADHD, researchers believe that treating the whole person and not just their symptoms is important for reducing impairment and distress associated with ADHD. This could involve targeting key aspects of daily functioning or creating more supportive environments.
And this is where alternative therapies like EFT Tapping are becoming more popular as a way to help treat ADHD in terms of its versatility and effectiveness, and its ability to build on the positive aspects of ADHD while target specific symptoms to improve overall well-being and promote positive change.
How EFT Tapping Can Help with ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects both children and adults. ADHD makes it hard for people to focus, stay organised, and control their impulses.
There are many ways to treat ADHD, but EFT Tapping is an alternative method that has become more popular in recent years.
EFT Tapping is an alternative therapy that combines acupressure and cognitive behavioural therapy. It involves tapping on certain parts of the body while thinking about a certain problem or issue. EFT helps balance the body's energy system and makes people feel less stressed and anxious.
It can help individuals by reducing their stress and anxiety, making them more focused and calmer, and develop a greater awareness of their strengths and challenges, while providing them with tools and strategies to manage their emotions and behaviors in a more effective way.
Additionally, EFT can help identify and release limiting beliefs and negative self-talk related to ADHD by enabling a shift from a mindset of "I am not capable of focusing" to "I have the ability to focus when I use strategies that work for me." This shift in perspective can help individuals with ADHD feel more empowered and confident in their abilities, which can improve their performance and overall well-being.
EFT can also help individuals develop a greater awareness of their strengths and challenges, and provide them with tools and strategies to manage their emotions and behaviors in a more effective way.
By doing so, individuals with ADHD can learn to work with their strengths and overcome their challenges, leading to greater success and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives.
By tapping on certain points of the body, you can:
A. Reduce your stress and worry: Stress and worry can make ADHD symptoms worse. EFT Tapping can help you feel less stressed and anxious, which can help you concentrate and focus better.
B. Improve focus and concentration: With EFT Tapping, which can help people with ADHD stay more focused and alert. EFT can help improve the flow of energy in the body by tapping on certain points. This can help the brain work better.
People with ADHD often feel restless and act on impulses. Tapping can help you feel calmer and make these symptoms go away.
CASE STUDY WITH EFT TAPPING AND INNER CHILD WORK (ICM) TO REVERSE ADHD AT THE ROOT CAUSE
In ADHD, an incident can trigger a child's consciousness of their perceived shortcomings, leading to behaviours characteristic of the condition.
For instance, one child faced potential expulsion from school due to poor grades and struggled with writing. Although his regular teacher recognised the child's difficulties, a substitute teacher publicly humiliated him by pointing out his inability to write the alphabet.
The child felt embarrassed and ashamed, and these emotions fueled his acting out. To address this, we used a technique from the inner child work with EFT Tapping to facilitate an inner dialogue with the teacher. During the inner dialogue, the child was able to express his feelings of humiliation and embarrassment, while the teacher replied and offered their perspective on their intentions and acknowledged that her approach may have been wrong. A few weeks later the child's mother reported that the ADHD label was reversed and her son was back on track with his grades.
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EFT Tapping POINTS AND Sequences for ADHD
ADHD is often seen in people who have trouble focusing. This tapping sequence can help you concentrate better.
A. EFT Tapping Sequence for Trouble Focusing
Now that we've talked about how EFT Tapping can help with ADHD, let's look at tapping sequences that can be used to treat certain ADHD symptoms.
B. Tapping Sequence for Being Impulsive
Another common sign of ADHD is acting on impulses. This tapping sequence can help people be less impulsive and make better decisions.
C. Tapping Sequence for Restlessness
ADHD often causes people to be antsy. You can use this tapping sequence to help you feel calmer and less restless.
Managing ADHD can be a complex and challenging task. However, with the help of EFT tapping, it is possible to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. One of the unique strengths of EFT tapping is its ability to leverage the positive aspects of ADHD, such as creativity, spontaneity, and high energy levels, to enhance well-being.
EFT tapping provides a holistic approach to managing ADHD by tapping into specific acupressure points on the body and focusing on specific issues related to the condition. This technique can help individuals reduce symptoms like inattention, impulsivity, restlessness, and lack of motivation.
By incorporating EFT Tapping into a comprehensive treatment plan, individuals can benefit from a powerful tool that provides a lens to view ADHD not just as a neurodevelopmental condition but also as a unique way of being that includes strengths and challenges.
By tapping into the positive aspects of ADHD and focusing on specific issues, individuals can find relief and improve their quality of life.
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