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ADD/ADHD in Children PDF Print E-mail


Recognizing the signs, symptoms and effects

All children get fidgety or impatient from time to time. Now and then, their attention wanders or they need to run around and blow off steam. And as we know, sometimes kids say the darndest things. But when inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior are the norm for a child, it may be a sign of ADHD. ADHD can lead to problems at home and at school, with family, teachers, and peers, so it's important to identify the symptoms and get help.

What is ADD or ADHD?

You know these kids: the ones who can't sit still, the ones who never seem to listen, who don't follow instructions no matter how clearly you present them, who blurt out inappropriate comments at inappropriate times. There's at least one in every classroom, and that one may be yours, because attention deficit disorder (ADD) affects people across the spectrum of race, class, gender, and age.

Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (ADD/ADHD) is a neurological condition that makes it difficult for people to inhibit their spontaneous responses-responses that can involve movement, speech, and attentiveness. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that between 3 and 5 percent of children in the United States have ADHD. This means that in a classroom of 25 to 30 children, at least one is likely to have ADHD.

Types of ADD/ADHD

There are three subtypes of ADD/ADHD:

1 - Predominantly inattentive
2 - Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive
3 - Combined: inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive

That means children with ADD/ADHD don't all have the same problems. Some are hyperactive, while others sit quietly (with their attention miles away). Some put too much focus on a task and have trouble shifting it to something else. Others are only mildly inattentive but overly impulsive. Still others have significant problems in all three areas.

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ADD & ADHD in Females PDF Print E-mail


ADHD in Females

Alicia M. Zukas

Grace is a second grader. She sits quietly with her hand folded in front of her and watches tv. She sees Dumbo and thinks of the stuffed elephant on her bed. She remembers her brother winning it for her at a carnival, where she got to ride a pony and eat cotton candy. A few minutes pass, and Grace has no idea what is happening around her or on the cartoon. She is not worried, because there really isn't a time that her mind is not wandering.

Grace is a well mannered little girl, but suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Like most girls with ADHD, she is not physically hyperactive like the common misconception of people with ADHD. She represents a quarter of the undiagnosed cases of ADHD in females (1). According to the site "What is ADHD..." to be diagnosed as ADHD, a person must fit at least six of the following hyperactive/ impulsive characteristic:

1 - often fidgets with hands or squirms in seat;
2 - often leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is
expected;
3 - often runs about or climbs excessively in which it is inappropriate (in adolescents and
adults, may be limited to subjective feelings of restlessness);
4 - often has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly;
5 - is often "on the go" or often acts as if "driven by a motor" á often talks excessively;
6 - often blurts out answers before questions have been completed; á often has difficulty
awaiting turn;
7 - often interrupts or intrudes on others (e.g. butts into conversations or games)

Hyperactivity and impulsiveness are not both needed to be ADHD. An ADHD individual without hyperactivity is interchangably referred to as ADD, which most ADHD females are.

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Imagine PDF Print E-mail

Early Years Of John Winston Ono Lennon

lennon-bioNot until one is really prepared to look at and makes a study of the amazing peacework John Winston Ono Lennon performed through out his short life as he evolved from basically a neglected abandoned orphan in the occasional care of his Aunt Mimi does one begins to wonder just how the mind of man develops considering we are all unique individuals.

John Winston Ono Lennon was an enlightened soul freed from dysfunctional bondage which often traps us in multiple forms of dependency and attachment.

Such a beautiful sensitive knowing soul living on with us through his courage and music to free the wold of bondage and greed.

A Beautiful boy

u_s__vs_john_lennonIn the documentary The U.S. vs. John Lennon we are given a very interesting overview of the patriarchal domination and corruption of the order of the world according to the disgraced US president Richard Nixon who history has shown obviously would go to any length to hold power.

Seems as though the identical situation is occurring now as we approach the 2008 Beijing Olympics as China's wicked oppression of its people is receiving some exposure in the international media, however very little will change as the great martyrs of the world have proved since time began. They have all been shot or crucified for the cause.

Such is the shame ridden and fear blinded world in which many remain imprisoned.In saying many remain imprisoned I mean mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually and psychologically imprisoned because we have unconsciously developed a natural personality or set of fear motivated behavioural practices, both conscious and unconscious, setting up an ever vigilant arousal to any perceived danger as we have needed to protect our self from very very early child hood traumatic wounding.

Many people do actually believe they have to fight to stay alive. Fight to accumulate, to fearfully protect, to keep, their valueless toys, and egotistically held possessions of status.

That is so so sad. So so sad. When there is more than enough to go around for all.

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KINDERGARTEN CASINO PDF Print E-mail


HOW EASY IT IS TO LOOSE OUR WAY

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In a letter from America when the Late John Lennon was being a home Dad he wrote to his sister saying :

"During these past five years I have been able to

liberate myself from my own reality"


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In another famous quote Albert Einstein said much the same:
A human being is a part of the whole, called by us "Universe," a part limited in time and space.

He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.

This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. --Albert Einstein

These wise and wonderful men above lead my mind off to a place of wonderment.

Yes I wondered what each of these famous minds actually meant and if we have become lost and deluded how on earth it did happen.

More to the point is it still happening now and if so what can we do about it.

With thanks to my many self development lessons, which I joking say were, have been and are mostly thick brick walls, I have decided to look at things around my world in a new light having realised that if I change the way I look at things the things I kook at change.

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PSYCHOPATHS IN THE WORK PLACE PDF Print E-mail


PSYCHOPATHS_wCorporate Psychopath Test

This is the test you can take to see if your boss could be a corporate psychopath.

It's a modified and cut-down version of just one of the tests used to identify psychopaths in the workplace.

Answer yes or no to each of the following 6 questions and then click on the results button.

Read the Corporate Psychopaths story >>









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TOUCH OF ANXIETY PDF Print E-mail

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Observation by Rod McClure JP

Over the years many of us have experienced moments of anxiety to varying degrees, just yesterday I made mentioned to Carol my partner about one of her grand sons starting school that day, immediately her eyes welled with fresh tears as the realisation of the little baby boy was moving out of hisinfant zone and growing up to 'big school boy'.

Even though this little man has already experienced a graduation from "Gum Nuts" to "Dolphins" however the big school calls for big hats and big school bags, new lunch boxes and big school clothes.

baby_bellakObviously this touching moment set off some deep seated or shallow seated lurking emotion memory within her being. After many years of self development our awareness to these natural instances becomes accepted, allowed, expressed and understood after all there is a sense of bonding loss in such a weaning, a separation and with this there is natural grief to be experienced as there is with any loss. We are experiencing more cases of anxiety in our work as the world "progress". Of course as we become more sensitive and familiar with our selves we also become more aware of this unconscious wound of separation which actually begins in this life at our day of birth, the more esoteric teachings may take this situation to the beginning of living existence. We prefer to just work from a level where all people may accept, their birth. This infant has "bubbled "along dividing and developing for 280 or so days, or about 10 moons from conception. All snug as a bug in a rug tucked up in Mothers warm nourishing womb and then at some pre determined hour the flood gates open and we are pressured to make our way out down a narrow dark passage and into this whole new noisy world of bright lights, new sterile smells and the incredible and frightening experience of having air enter our lungs as the embryonic fluids and fetal meconium are cleared from our air ways .

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Divorce & Separation PDF Print E-mail


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Multiplication is the name of the game and each generation just plays it the same.









So what is happening in New South Wales alone for 14,482 couples or 28,964 individuals in 2006 to have their marriages legally terminated by divorce and separation after being together on average for 7.6 years.

1986_to_2006_graphImmediately we identify a direct relationship with financial pressure and interest rates.

Maybe in this study we have actually found an explanation for the foundation of the "7 year itch", however we would like to offer an opportunity to actually study just what is happening in your relationship and why you or your partner think separation will make either or both of you happy.

Yes, sure you will be able to come and go and spend time and money as you please.

But what exactly is it that you think your partner is doing to you which will change in you when the offending partner is out of your life.

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Spiritual Implications of Brain Research PDF Print E-mail


Spiritual Implications of Brain Research


by Peter Holleran

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"There is no machine that can measure a person's realization."

- Tsoknyi Rinpoche



This will be a short summary of the results of brain-wave studies conducted on mediators over the past thirty years, and conclusions that may be drawn from them.

One of the first areas of study involved Transcendental Meditation (TM). While touting the many healthy benefits of meditation, it was shown that TM reduced certain brain wave frequencies and increased others in research subjects, which was assumed to imply stress reduction. There has been much written, both pro and con regarding these results and other effects of the technique and organization.

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According to TM, slowing alpha activity during meditation indicates deeper relaxation. This conclusion was challenged, however, by Arthur Janov and his associates at the Primal Institute in Los Angeles. Janov conducted his own studies after having some advanced Vedanta monks come to his clinic for therapy after suffering nervous breakdowns. Janov was of the opinion after seeing such types that meditation was definitely "anti-primal", or dissociative of the body and feelings.

His research showed that in neurotic meditators (i.e.,those who had not done primal therapy) the results were similar to those produced by the TM people, with reduced alpha and beta wave frequencies, but that the wave amplitude was increased, which to him implied that an element of deep repression still existed in the meditators.

In other words, the TM form of meditation they did only achieved symptom suppression (pseudo-calmness) and not deep release or healing of core repressed pain. The natural history of the nervous system remained intact, and there was no integration between the reptilian, limbic, and cortical levels of the brain, which when achieved Janov saw as the sign of mental health and freedom from neurosis.

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A Simpler Way PDF Print E-mail


A Simpler Way

Margaret Wheatley & Myron Kellner-Rogers

Being some what conversant with Margaret J Wheatley's earlier work in Leadership and the New Science a 1992 publication by Berrett- Koehler Publishers Inc. we came upon a review of the above book by Paul Schumann and decided to post some points of interest from that review here on our Relationship Counselling segment for those people interested in expanding their understanding of self, systems generation and group dynamics as we progress towards a wholesome momentary understanding, towards the ever evolving possibility and potential of the ‘self'.

"Aggression is inherently destructive of relationships.
People and ideologies are pitted against each other, believing that in order to survive, they must destroy the opposition."
Margaret J. Wheatley

So our Counselling motto is

If we change the way we look at things the things we look at can change.

This way we all have the opportunity to grow and progress towards a wholesome organism


To actually become aware of the self just as we are in the moment..

CRM.

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Our intention here is for the possibility of seeing that maybe we could get on better with those around us if we loosened up some of our old attitudes and expectations.

That is of course taking into consideration the possibility that we are prepared to ‘turn the other cheek' or in other words step back for moment and mindfully study and observe what is occurring with in us at any given moment when we feel some what disturbed, up set, angry, offended or excited.

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GENDER DIFFERENCES PDF Print E-mail

"Facing Off" with the LOVE ABLE SELF

helenAnthropologist Helen Fisher studies gender differences and the evolution of human emotions. She's best known as an expert on romantic love, and her beautifully penned books -- including Anatomy of Love and Why We Love -- lay bare the mysteries of our most treasured emotion.
In this recent lecture anthropologist Helen questions us and discusses love.

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it?

To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love -- and people who had just been dumped.

This makes for some very interesting primal, organic, biological questioning and most definitely sheds more light and knowledge into our basic need for a mate to share the intimacy associated with the highest prize of relationship.

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