ADHD – Remove the Stereotypes and Labels of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

According to Dr. Wayne Topping who trained at the Biokinesiology Institute in Oregon and is currently a world-renowned expert and founder of Wellness Kinesiology, every belief is associated with a specific area or organ in the body. The limiting belief “I’m not good enough” correlates to the posterior pituitary in the brain. People labeled learning disabled harbor this belief in their subconscious.

Oxytocin is a hormone released by the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus transfers this chemical to the posterior pituitary to be released into the bloodstream. Research has shown oxytocin is beneficial in emotional, cognitive and social behaviors. This hormone generates love, trust and relaxation.

Dr. Wayne Topping states there are no issues when the person conforms to the belief. However, the moment a person goes against the belief, the cells in the posterior pituitary begin to atrophy thereby reducing oxytocin levels. For instance, the person has confidence he/she will win an event. The controversy between the subconscious and conscious alerts the body to danger. Oxytocin is reduced. At the same time, the hypothalamus secretes norepenephrine or adrenaline and cortisol into the bloodstream. These stress hormones increase the heart rate and blood pressure. Also, the muscles become tense ready to fight or hide from the situation. This is known as the fight or flight response. In order to survive, all animals on the planet immediately revert to the fight or flight when a dangerous situation occurs.

Children with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are constantly in a state of fight or flight. It is like a broken record playing over and over. They consistently feel threatened by members of society. Cortisol and adrenaline course through their bodies continuously throughout the day and every day of their lives. There is little trust for humanity including the role models who take care of them.

These children have difficulties fitting into society. High doses of adrenaline cause them to blurt out answers, interrupt and display emotional outbursts. As a result, social skills are lacking and they are often considered “trouble makers.” The children without hyperactivity curl into a ball hoping nobody will realize they exist. In the latter case, the cortisol and adrenaline is kept inside creating continuous explosions internally.

I fell into the second category. I developed the belief “I’m not good enough” in my early childhood years. My father criticized, judged and controlled me throughout my life. I felt inadequate and unworthy growing up. I definitely didn’t trust adults. Even though my mother’s words were usually kind, I felt she didn’t protect me from my father’s vehemence. This pattern of criticism, judgment and emotional abuse continued with teachers, neighbors, peers, bosses, colleagues, friends and relationships until I finally had the courage to change my reaction and create a new pattern.

Most of the time, I chose to be the obedient, well behaved child so I wasn’t the focus of attention. One might say I became invisible even though my physical body was present. I learned to survive in a terroristic world. Since I had exorbitant amounts of adrenaline and cortisol coursing through my veins, I had difficulty focusing and problem solving. I was often stressed wondering when someone would belittle me once again. I was walking on pins and needles always cautious of my surroundings. In my older years, I began retaliating with harsh words of abuse and outbursts. So, sometimes there was internal rage and occasionally external hostility.

This is the state a person with ADD and ADHD lives in and the coping skills they use to survive in our society. When people are continually in the fight or flight mode, they operate from the lower brain stem. Therefore, they are unable to access the frontal lobe where problem solving and critical thinking skills are unleashed.

I was unable to recognize my true abilities. It is the self defeating prophecy. I predicted I wouldn’t be good enough and so I fulfilled that wish. The subconscious is so much stronger than the conscious and wins almost every time. I learned to reprogram my subconscious so the beliefs meshed with my conscious through many holistic techniques. Now, I am able to share the findings with all who choose to know. The paramount tenet is to love yourself unconditionally and forgive yourself completely. This will definitely increase your oxytocin levels and decrease the stress hormones.

Labeling children learning disabled confirms the belief they are not good enough. Negative emotional beliefs are linked to every disease in the body. Based on this premise, every disease can be called learning disabled. So, is it fair to call these children learning disabled? Once the belief is reprogrammed, you will see the ingenuity of this segregated population. Let’s show them they are not only good enough, but they are humans with vast amounts of creativity, spontaneity and energy. These traits are extraordinary for out of the box thinking and innovative ideas. These are the people who achieve notoriety and stardom because they know beyond a doubt their biggest dreams are real!

Vanaja Ananda explores the root of ADHD and asks us to recognize that children with ADHD have many untapped talents© By contributing Author, Vanaja Ananda – All Rights Reserved. ADHD – Remove the Stereotypes and Labels of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder written for: Learn more from Vanaja here.