From Mental Chaos to Clarity
Empowering parents and care-givers of kids with ADD and ADHD, but also Adults with ADHD
I am passionate about empowering parents and care-givers by giving them the tools and resources that they need to help their children with ADD, ADHD and other developmental issues to move from being highly impulsive and distractible, disorganised and in perpetual motion to being calm, confident children with clarity of thinking so that the whole family can enjoy quality time together.
I understand the problems that parents have because I have a son who, when at school would these days have been diagnosed as having ADHD, but at that time it was not recognised.
Life is not easy at the best of times as a parent; there is no how-to manual telling us as parents how to bring up our children and this is so much more difficult when you have the added complications of developmental problems.
At Wellness n Kids we use a new and different method of working with parents / care-givers and children to that used by conventional medicine (which often tends to just cover up the symptoms).
Our way of helping our clients back to health is called “Functional Medicine”, and we look for the Root Cause of the issues, that show up as symptoms, and remedy them. We work like detectives, using functional testing where necessary, to ferret out the causes so that we can give personalised advice on the best route forward.
Gravel in your sandals
Think of when you wear sandals and walk down a gravelly path and you get some gravel in your sandals so that every step you take you are pressing numerous bits of gravel into your foot. It’s agony!
What do you do? Do you think, “I must put some socks on, to pad my feet against the gravel and perhaps take some pain-killers so that I don’t feel the pain any more”? Conventional medicine-style?
No, I don’t think you would! I think you would take off your sandals and get rid of those pesky bits of gravel!
Well, that is exactly the same sort of thing that we do. We get rid of the irritants that are causing the problems and what’s more we help the body by giving it every thing it needs and may be missing out on to heal itself, especially the immune system.
Creating a Time-line
We help our clients by looking at the complete picture of their health and life from their conception (and before if possible) to the present day and draw up a time-line so that we can see what is going on!
We are then in a position to develop a personalised protocol including:
- remedying nutritional deficiencies and much more……… so that the whole system can start to rejuvenate.
Learn about exciting as well as basic good sense therapies that do not cost the earth to boost your immune system and your vitality.
We also work with the methylation pathways to check that they are functioning, as well as other related pathways, which are essential to good health.
Methylation affects gene expression by turning on or off/ speeding up or slowing down the way a gene works. Genes and the way they function control all facets of our lives, from energy production to digestion. We can assist methylation to help the body to function optimally and this can help both mentally and physically.
Methylation problems are seen frequently in various developmental issues in children including ADD and ADHD and are frequently connected with genetic mutations or SNPs such as MTHFR.
Specialised programs and coaching
We offer a fully specialised online program for parents and care-givers of kids with ADD and ADHD which includes personalised coaching sessions with me or you can opt for a stand-alone series of coaching sessions.
For Adults with ADD and ADHD
By no means are our programs limited to children as they are as fully applicable to adults. We have a full program and series of coaching sessions for adults with ADD and ADHD too.
There is hope for you to regain more control over your life even as an adult with ADD or ADHD. Please believe that. We can give you the resources to empower you.
We want to empower you, whether an adult or a family with members diagnosed with developmental issues, to make your way to True Wellness.
3 Ways to Stay Calm during the Corona Panic
Taking Care of Yourselves
Staying Calm And Centred In Times Of Corona Panic:
Amazing at Home Activities:
Get Started Today As COVID-19 slowly makes its way into major cities and small suburbs across the nation, it's becoming increasingly more difficult to remain calm and not panic. We have been told by authorities to stay in our homes in order to prevent spread, but that does not mean that we should go crazy inside and solely focus our attention on what is happening with world outside.
Try to limit how much news you watch, especially some of the over-hyped reporting that only propagates fear and anxiety. First and foremost, get updates and facts from reliable sources, and then focus your attention elsewhere.
You can avoid contact with other people and wash your hands more carefully, but your ability to remain calm comes from within. That means you'll have to take the necessary steps in reducing your stress and anxiety and promoting calmness while the virus runs its course.
We're going to go over three of the best ways that you can stay calm and centred in times of COVID-19 panic!
1. Meditation & Mindfulness
So, you're anxious and stressed as a result of the rapid spread of Corona virus!
If you've never attempted meditation or any mindfulness techniques in the past, this is the perfect time to try them out and get some practice under your belt.
According to the Mayo Clinic, meditation can play a huge role in helping you to maintain your mental and emotional health, even benefiting aspects of your physical health.
Here's what meditation can do for you.
- A greater positive outlook on life
- Increased feelings of calmness
- Greater self-awareness
- Reduced levels of anxiety and stress.
- Improved focus
The best part is: There are plenty of different types of meditation.
If you're able to focus for long periods of time, you might want to try out guided meditations or visualisation techniques. When you're looking to stay more active while you're self-isolated, you can give Yoga or Pilates a go!
Find out about EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). It is a very useful tool and there are lots of videos about it on Youtube.
2. Finding a Creative Outlet and keeping busy
You might be stuck in the house for the next few weeks, but that doesn't mean you have to end up going crazy. In fact, that would probably only serve to increase the feelings of panic of those around you during such trying times!
This is a great time to try out some new (or old) creative hobbies. When you're focused on building or creating something new, you're reducing the amount of focus on the negativity surrounding you.
That means creativity is a solid way of helping you to relax. A creative outlet can be almost anything.
Here are a few things you might want to try out (if you have the supplies at hand) or the abilities.
- Painting, colouring, or drawing. There are lots of videos to give you ideas on Youtube
- Singing and/or playing musical instruments
- Taking photos or videos of things you enjoy
- Building something with things lying around the house
- Writing Puzzles
- Sorting out your family photos and printing out a selection to put in an album
- Get the children dressing up in old clothes of yours
Basically, the goal here is to find an activity or task that requires an intense amount of focus and makes you happy. You won't even notice that you spent the last hour drawing your favourite cartoon character if it's enjoyable!
3. Giving Back & Helping Others
It's completely natural to be fearful of the unknown but giving back to others can help you to tackle this fear once and for all. When you're giving back to the community or helping those in need, you'll be working to spread compassion and happiness rather than fear and anxiety.
With so many people sick or self-isolated, so many people aren't allowed or able to leave home. However, these individuals do still have needs that they now can't meet on their own.
As long as you're keeping your distance and not exposing anyone to the virus, you can deliver food and groceries. It'll make you feel good about yourself while also helping those who need it!
So, call your neighbours, post something on your Facebook to let those in need know that you are available and how to get in contact.
Red or green card system
Think of suggesting to vulnerable people that you know to post either a green card in their window if they are OK and are not needing help or a red one if they do need assistance. This helps to set our minds at ease that all is well or alerts us to being needed.
You can't do much yourself when it comes to curing or stopping the spread of COVID-19, but there are things you can do that can reduce your panic and invoke an overwhelming sense of calmness.
By taking advantage of mindfulness, looking for a creative outlet, and even giving back to those who need it, you'll be able to stay calm and centred, even now!
Take care and count your blessings!
Copyright: Anne Murray, True Wellness4U 2020
Strategies for Embracing the Stresses of Covid-19
and the more Normal Lifetime Stresses
4 Strategies for Embracing Stresses
If you’re facing some life challenges during this difficult, and for everyone, unique period with Covid-19, it can be hard to remember that it’s normal to have obstacles crop up from time to time.
Yes, I know this is not a normal obstacle!
But just about everyone is having setbacks, disappointments and tough times just now. But going through this rough patch doesn’t have to spoil your life. The key to thriving in the face of adversity is how you respond to the obstacles in your path.
Here are four strategies to help you ride through and come out on top.
Decide to embrace the obstacle
If you’re having a tough time, it can be easy to feel helpless and even that you’re a victim. But it’s up to you to rise to the challenge and decide that you won’t be overwhelmed. Choosing to take control and embrace your challenge is the first step in overcoming it. Look your obstacle square in the face and resolve to meet it.
Be okay with discomfort
The proof that you’re embracing your obstacle is acknowledging that it doesn’t feel good. It can feel uncomfortable, heavy, even painful. There are lots of life experiences that hurt at the time but end up being for your best and highest good. From the normal lifetime difficulties like marathon training, going to the dentist, public speaking to facing life with Covid-19, (including possibly facing debtors) you feel, or will feel, so much better once you’ve faced the worst.
Remember it won’t last forever. Don’t shrink from the bad feelings. You can ride them out!
Make sure you have a support team
You don’t have to face your obstacles alone. It can make all the difference to have people around you who are supportive, who’ll stick by you and cheer you on when you want to give up.
If you have a cheer squad, you’ll find that extra level of energy to help get you through. And you’ll be there for your friends and colleagues when they’re facing their challenges. Once you’re part of a team that has each other’s backs, none of you will have to face life’s ups and downs alone.
You’ll fight together and celebrate success together!
Be grateful for your obstacles
Feeling gratitude for the challenges in life might sound counter-intuitive. But think about it. Accepting the challenge, resolving to meet it head-on, and overcoming it makes you a better, stronger person.
Think of how good it feels to deal with a problem and solve it. To face fear and overcome it.
It sounds strange but there are invariably benefits that come from adverse events. “As one door closes, another door opens”, as that well-known motto goes.
Without obstacles in your life, you would not grow and learn to become a better person. Obstacles are a natural, normal part of living an authentic life.
Life will return to normal, (whatever your normal is).
If you need help to cope with the stresses or other issues contact Anne for a FREE discovery session prior to a consultation.
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