Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD is a disorder that compromises behaviour and learning, predominantly in children. Children with ADHD are often marked out as being 'disruptive' or 'naughty' in school. Signs of ADHD include: poor attention and concentration, impulsive behaviour, hyperactivity and restlessness, careless mistakes, appearing not to listen and failure to complete tasks.

The most common medication for ADHD is Ritalin and Dexedrine, used to stimulate awareness in certain parts of the brain, enabling the student to increase their focus. Ritalin and Dexedrine have a range of side effects including: psychosis, hallucinations, depression, convulsions, drowsiness, insomnia, irritability, hostility, unhappiness, cognitive impairment, tourette's syndrome, compulsive behaviour, eating disorders, nausea, constipation and growth problems.

How can Reiki help
Behavioural problems in children are often linked with emotional traumas and their family situation. We accumulate emotional traumas from the moment we are born (even before) and throughout our lives these hinder us in our personal development and growth. Children who 'misbehave' are often externally expressing their anger at something they do not know how to deal with.

We believe that all emotional traumas carry a negative energy that stays within the body and needs to be energetically removed. We use Reiki actively to heal the negative energy associated with the traumas that are causing the child's behavioral problems. Once this has been achieved the pain from that traumatic experience will be gone and the child will no longer feel the negative emotions associated with it, dramatically altering their behaviour. Because parenting is such a vital component of a child's development we are happy to consult with the parents of children with behavioural disorders and offer them Reiki treatments to help improve their relationship with their children. Active Reiki offers amazing results with emotional traumas in adults and children, including traumatic events such as rape and abuse. We are happy to travel to schools and offer Reiki treatments to children (and their parents) with behavioural problems, to help them enjoy a better life and improve their academic performance.

Contact us for further information and a School Solutions brochure for your school.

The first large scale national survey of children's mental health conducted in 1999, highlighted that nearly 1 in 10 of 5 to 15 year olds in the UK were experiencing emotional or behavioural problems at the time the survey was carried out. Evidence has purported that many child psychiatric problems continue into adult life, elevating the risk of further mental health issues and social problems.

Schools struggle to help children with extreme behavioural problems. Reiki can help the children in your school.
Solutions using Reiki for children with behavioural problems such as ADHD

statistics on child behavioural problems

According to the Office for National Statistics 2004, 10% of children in the UK suffer extreme behavioural or emotional problems that put a strain on their family situation.

The BBC reported in 2003 that at least 1 in 20 school children in England and Wales are thought to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( ADHD) to a certain degree with prescriptions for the drug Ritalin doubling between 1999 and 2003. For 70% of children with ADHD the condition continues into adolescence and for 10%, into adulthood.

The British Medical Association reported in 2006 that at any one time a million children are encountering behavioural problems, including depression, violence and self-harm.

Children and mental health

Children's patterns of behaviour begin to form from very early on in life. Sometimes children will disobey their parents or have tantrums occasionally. It is when this behaviour is continued, aggressive and out of the ordinary that causes serious problems.

The commonest childhood mental health problems are: emotional disorders (including depression, anxiety and obssessive behaviour), hyperactivity (including a lack of ability to concentrate), conduct and disorder (such as antisocial behaviour, truanting, stealing, lieing and aggression). According to the website Patient Plus, problems such as these can be due to a range of factors such as their family situation, parenting style, child abuse, neglect, illness and bereavement, to name just a few. The child's expression of these problems may take many forms. Younger children can respond to stressful occurrences with compromised physiological functioning such as disturbances in their sleep and feeding patterns. Older children can demonstrate poor performance in school, truanting, disrupted relationships with friends and family, the onset of particular psychological disorders such as phobias.

The school environment can be very distressing for some children, especially if they are suffering trauma in other areas of their lives and they may act out with anger and frustration.

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