ADHD and Emotions: How Hypnosis Can Help

ADHD and Emotions

It can be very challenging to know how to manage ADHD and emotions. From irritation, to anger, to sadness, and even to states of random euphoria, ADHD and emotions can seem like strange bedfellows much of the time.

To understand ADHD and emotions, we need to understand two key realities about ADHD:

  1. Children and adults with ADHD tend to be very sensitive, and this applies equally to emotions.

  2. ADHD is all about inconsistency, extremes of highs and lows, or what is called “dysregulation.” There is little middle ground when it comes to ADHD.

What we need to understand about these two key traits, is that the first, sensitivity, is not a bad thing. Our society often perceives sensitivity as a weakness, but it has it's positive side. In the positive, it can become an asset during communication or creativity.

We also need to understand that there is a difference between the symptoms of what we call ADHD, and the personality of those who get diagnosed with it. In other words, ADHD is not the same as sensitivity. Even if you were to recover from ADHD, the sensitivity would probably remain. It's essentially one of your unique traits as a person.

So we cannot get rid of sensitivity. We can only learn to regulate and channel it.

The second reality of ADHD, dysregulation, relates to sensitivity but is not the same. Our sensitivity can lead to “hyper-sensitivity” where our strong awareness of emotion, sight, sound, taste, or touch, can become overwhelming – and that's when we become dysregulated. That's when we react in a negative way, perhaps by becoming hyperactive or by shutting down because we're over-stimulated.

The good news, however, is that we can, through ADHD hypnosis learn more about how to regulate ADHD and emotions for the better. We can learn how to avoid extremes and ending up in a state of dysregulated overwhelm. ADHD Hypnosis can help us control ADHD and emotion by:

  • Helping us understand our trait of sensitivity, to reframe it as a positive, and to channel it in positive ways.
  • Showing us how to use visualisation and/or suggestion to create a protection or “buffer field” to help us modulate our sensitivity.
  • Increasing our self awareness and avoiding overwhelm or “overload” which leads to dysregulation or strong emotion.
  • Teaching us the ability to relax and find calm, even during challenging experiences.
  • Overall, lowering our stress and increasing calm and relaxation neurologically, through the power of hypnosis, which can lead to experiencing more regulated emotions.
  • Helping us not only with emotional dysregulation but related challenges such as “Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria.” (RSD).

If you or your child are interested in finding out more about how to regulate ADHD and emotions, then why not consider ADHD Hypnosis and get in touch for your free 30 Minute Hypnosis Strategy Session...