As we go through our day-to-day lives, we don’t often think about the impact of our family’s behavior on how we act today. The truth is, our family behavior patterns often dictate how we navigate through our lives. We learn from our family—mostly our parents—how to parent and manage stress. Without our conscious awareness, what we learned in our families influences our thinking patterns, as well as how we respond to a variety of stimuli.
Parenting is just like any other job. To do it right, you need the right tools. Finding the right tools, however, can be a challenge for parents whose children struggle with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD often feels like a battle yet comes with many gifts. However, these children and teens can be frustrating because their Central Nervous System leads them to being maybe impulsive, hard to motivate, unfocused, and emotional. All of these ADHD symptoms can create peer and academic issues., etc., which parents need the right tools to help support their kids.
Substance abuse is an ongoing community problem with alcohol, marijuana and opioid use being some of the most common substances of choice in the Northeast. Over the years, many types of treatments have been used to treat those with addiction, but research demonstrates that addicts experience a high rate of treatment failure. Relapse rates remain high, typically over 70 percent.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder that often starts in childhood and wreaks havoc on a person’s and their families’ life. At Dr. Roseann and Associates, we support children, teens, and adults with OCD disorder every day with brain-based therapies, such as neurofeedback and biofeedback combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Therapy.
Stress is a normal and natural response to challenges or frustrations that everyone experiences. Some people handle it better than others either due to their dispositions or the issues with which they are dealing. Anxiety, however, interferes with people’s daily functioning because the looping thoughts, feelings or behavioral symptoms are disproportionate to the real or imagined worry or issue.
Parents worry whether their child’s shyness is just part of their personality later allowing them to navigate the world more as a happy viewer or whether the problem lies in their anxiety. Social anxiety causes many children social development problems that can lead to issues with school as well as friends.
An OCD diagnosis incorporates unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) leading to compulsive behaviors. Children and adults with OCD engage in compulsive behaviors attempting to end the obsessions, decrease distress and anxiety, or stop perceived bad things from happening. They perform both mental and behavioral rituals to reduce feelings associated with anxiety disorder.
Does your child show signs of stress, worry, lack of self-confidence, fear, or other symptoms of anxiety? Well, your child isn’t alone. Research indicates that 8.3 percent of teens aged 13-18 have an Anxiety Disorder classifying as severe impairment range with the average onset age listed six-years-old. In the U.S., Anxiety Disorders are the most common mental illness, affecting 40 million adults age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.
The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping therapy differs from traditional therapies for emotional and physical problems such as psychotherapy, and behavior therapy by helping one to make the mind-body connection.
Tapping Therapy, professionally referred to as EFT, is combines cognitive restructuring with tapping on meridians. This activity allows the brain and body to release stress through the process of regulating the central nervous system (CNS) and releasing negative thoughts and emotions.