Attention Deficit is a fairly common malady that afflicts millions. Many are diagnosed and medicated, while others struggle through life, undiagnosed and untreated. There are also a lot of people who would rather not take medication, and favor finding alternative ways to manage their condition, or augment their pharmaceutical treatment plans. 
This article from The Mighty describes the hidden struggles - and strengths - that neurodivergent people with attention deficit symptoms present in the practitioner’s office. On the outside, we might see someone who is impulsive, forgetful, and disorganized. Beneath the surface, however, there may be other issues that provoke these behaviors, and which need to be healed. These might include difficulty regulating emotions, an internal restlessness, a perception, whether real or imagined, of being criticized, and overthinking. 
Put simply, ADD and ADHD might be more than just neurodivergence or lack of self-control. Because of this possibility, it is necessary to find methods of treatment that address the deep, underlying issues that may be responsible for inciting certain behavior. While medication can address symptoms, getting to and healing the underlying causes of attention deficit can provide lasting relief to those who have deep wounds to heal. 

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy: Going Deeper 

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are kindred treatments that can be very helpful to clients who are navigating the difficulties ADD and ADHD can bring to their lives. Hypnotherapy and hypnosis are similar, and both have been found to be effective treatments for attention deficit, even when hyperactivity is involved.  
By opening the channel between the conscious and subconscious mind, hypnosis and hypnotherapy allow a person to learn how to manage their thoughts and negotiate their activities with greater focus. Clients can also learn how to recognize and resist going into dissociative states, which will go a long way toward helping them to heal. 
According to this article from, hypnosis and hypnotherapy can help those working to overcome ADD and ADHD by 

  • reducing stress 
  • providing a greater feeling of accomplishment 
  • improving self esteem 
  • providing assistance with sleep 

There are distinctions between hypnosis and hypnotherapy, and the way they would each be used to help clients focus their attention differs. In both cases, the client is brought into a light trance or suggestive state, where communication between the conscious and subconscious parts of the mind can be facilitated. 
In hypnosis, the practitioner offers suggestions to the client. These may include relaxation techniques and performance enhancing images. With hypnosis, repetition is necessary in order to bring about lasting effects. This can be done with a recording made in the initial hypnosis session. However, the client will often benefit even more by being taught self-hypnosis This tool can be used to effectively conduct at-home sessions to follow up with the original hypnosis treatment. 
With hypnotherapy, the therapist goes a few steps further by offering age regression. This is especially useful when the attention deficit issue is related to trauma and/or dissociation. By going back in time, the client can have a corrective experience. The client is invited to express emotions that may have been suppressed at the time of a traumatic event, and treat any psychological shock that may have led to dissociation. An opportunity to reframe erroneous self-talk and bad habits  is also offered, and new affirmations are given to carry the client to new ways of behaving. 
Hypnotherapy sessions can also include techniques used in hypnosis, as part of the overall healing of the client’s issues. Performance enhancement, alternative choices of behavior, and titration of feelings of overwhelm can be easily addressed with a high rate of efficacy. 
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are suitable treatments for children and adults alike. Children, who are highly suggestible to begin with, often see what they learn in hypnosis and hypnotherapy as a playful and imaginative way to discover how they can perform better and live happier lives. Similarly, adults are amazed by the power of the subconscious mind, and their newly found ability to access it. 

Learn Hypnosis and Get Certified in Hypnotherapy at The Wellness Institute!

The Wellness Institute has decades of experience teaching practitioners how to become proficient at hypnosis and hypnotherapy in a very short period of time. The Two-Day Introduction to Hypnosis Course teaches participants how to induce trance, make suggestions, and empower their clients with self-hypnosis.  
The Six Day Hypnotherapy Training and Certification Program features a comprehensive view of hypnosis, plus hypnotherapy using age regression. You will receive instruction and training online, from live teachers. Your peer group will be present with you throughout the class, as well.  
There is a mix of didactic material, live and video demonstrations, and experiential work wherein you get to see hypnotherapy in action as an observer and client, as well as hypnotherapist in training. You will learn how to use hypnotherapy to treat issues ranging from addiction, codependency, and sexual abuse to eating disorders, dissociative disorders, and mind-body matters. There is also training on how to use hypnosis with children included in the course. 
Once you learn hypnosis or become a certified hypnotherapist, you will be able to assist clients who want to do more than merely medicate their symptoms, and help them to change undesirable behaviors . They may even go back to the source of their discomfort to heal old wounds. If you take the hypnosis class, and decide to go deeper with the six-day hypnotherapy training and certification, you will receive a substantial discount. 
These powerful modes of administering help to clients with attention deficit issues will provide new tools that your clients will appreciate. Your practice will expand to embrace individuals who are ready to work on themselves. What’s more, you will also open the door to the power of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, and be able to use it in your own life. 
Our classes fill up fast, so heed the call to heal your clients with hypnosis and hypnotherapy.