Diagnoses of ADD/ADHD has dramatically increased in recent years, and now many doctors are not only prescribing the usual drugs (Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin, Strattera), but have added powerful antipsychotic medications to their pharmaceutical arsenal to try to combat the symptoms of ADD/ADHD and other behavioral problems in children and teens. “Off label” prescriptions of antipsychotic drugs such as Abilify and Risperdal for children and teens has skyrocketed, even though both share a long list of severe side effects, and many doctors (and parents!) are concerned that these drugs may be damaging young brains. If, as a grandparent, you share that concern for your grandchildren (or children!), you may be excited to know that there is now a highly effective alternative: Brain Integration Technique takes approximately 12 hours and in most cases it solves the ADD/ADHD problem permanently and without drugs.
One of the more prevalent trends I have noted as a Brain Integration practitioner is that many times, it is the Grandparents who have the ability to step back, assess the problem objectively, and reach out to help their children and their grandchildren in their daily struggle with ADD/ADHD or dyslexia. Over the last five years I have worked with hundreds of children, teens and adults, many who came because their grandparents made it possible. Some had an official diagnosis and others didn’t, but all had similar issues, including attention, organization, impulsiveness, self-esteem and anger management, not to mention struggles with reading, math and spelling. Many of these clients were taking ADD/ADHD medication when they came for help, and complained about side effects of feeling flat or anxious, having trouble sleeping, seeming sad to their friends, and having a dry mouth and no appetite. After Brain Integration corrected the underlying problems in the brain that caused ADD/ADHD symptoms, most no longer needed medication and were finally getting the positive outcomes they had been hoping for, at school or at work and in their lives.
Consider Ruby, who was repeating 4th grade when she came for Brain Integration. She had been adopted by a loving family at age 5 after a difficult early childhood. Despite an abundance of love and support, Ruby was having a hard time with everything – at school and in life. She couldn’t pay attention, she was impulsive, she couldn’t read well – her eyes noticeably jumped around the page and she needed to keep her fingers on the word she was trying to decipher- nor could she remember much of what she read. Math was a mystery. And Ruby was lying and stealing and wetting her bed, despite her efforts to stop.
During the test drive at the end of the Brain Integration process, when Ruby went back to reading, the change was striking. After reading the first few words, Ruby put her hands in her lap and began to read fluently and with expression. A few sentences later, she looked up at me and said, “I know you might find this weird, but I never realized before that the words don’t move on the page.” In addition, her backwards digit span jumped from 3, which is about what we would expect for a 4-6 year old, to 5, which is what we expect for a child 10–15. Her visual memory “turned on”, which is why math facts, spelling, and reading comprehension became easy for her after having been next to impossible.
Ruby’s teacher noticed the first day after BIT that he had not had to ask her a single time to stop looking out the window – that she paid attention to him for the whole day. She started getting As and Bs, and is now on the honor roll. Ruby’s Mom says she is now able to think logically about consequences, which she had been unable to do before, and that she has stopped stealing and lying and wetting her bed.
Adults get the same kind of results. Greg Raskin is a successful businessman who saw the changes in his son after BIT and decided that he wanted to address his own adult ADD. Here are his comments after BIT:
“This is a whole new world! My work world used to be chaotic, last minute. Now I don’t feel pressure, since I can easily categorize and prioritize what needs to be done, and then do one thing at a time. No more waking up at 4am feeling like I need to get in to work early to try to catch up. I can use logic to focus, to pay attention. My memory for details and reading comprehension is awesome. This is a new way of thinking. My confidence level has skyrocketed. And all this without ADD medication, which I stopped taking the first day of BIT.”
So if your children or grandchildren are struggling with ADD/ADHD or dyslexia, or with the side effects of the drugs they are taking for these challenges, consider a drug free and permanent alternative: Brain Integration Technique.
Lynn Keehan, Ph.D., is a Certified Brain Integration Technique Practitioner. She founded Prescott Brain Integration in 2007 and sees clients from all over the United States. For more information, visit prescottbrainintegration.com or call Lynn at 928-771-0602.