Item description for Healing ADD : Simple Exercises That Will Change Your Daily Life by Thom Hartmann, Hartmann & Richard Bandler...
Overview Offers simple psychological exercises designed to produce positive changes in children and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, based on the theory that ADD is a survival strategy rather than a medical disorder. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. Tour. IP.
Publishers Description Offers simple psychological exercises designed to produce positive changes in children and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, based on the theory that ADD is a survival strategy rather than a medical disorder. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. Tour. IP.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.45" Width: 5.45" Height: 0.62" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Mar 5, 1998
ISBN 1887424377 ISBN13 9781887424370
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More About Thom Hartmann, Hartmann & Richard Bandler
Thom Hartmann is the award-winning, bestselling author of over a dozen books, including The Edison Gene, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, and Unequal Protection. A former psychotherapist and founder of the Hunter School, a school for children with ADHD, he lives in central Vermont.
Thom Hartmann currently resides in Northfield, in the state of Vermont. Thom Hartmann was born in 1951.
Thom Hartmann has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Healing ADD : Simple Exercises That Will Change Your Daily Life?
Thanks for the advice, but I'll skip the experiements. Sep 10, 2008
There were times that I enjoyed reading Thom Hartmann's "Healing ADD" and other times that I felt cheated. It is strange that one book could move me in such a way. I could resonate with some of the less technical material, perhaps more towards the books beginnings. I loved the quotes he used to begin each chapter. Words about the ambiguous ways we define "normal" as a people were welcome, for I have had those thoughts as well. Technical advice from later chapters, however, were completely lost on me. I tried to conceive of my brain as a highly-technical camera, zooming in, zooming out, contorting the image, adding smoke, mirrors, and some groovy music, but it did nothing for me. I am glad I didn't get a head ache through it all!
I am coming at the problem only late, having been diagnosed in mid-life. I am open to what the so-called "self-help" books have to say, especially the experiences of the people who write them.
The book is easily readable, and you will be more blessed if you have a the creative imagination that I don't have. Again, I cannot say enough about the material which came across as a good pep talk, material which was easily comprehensible. It was the more complicated, multi-layered concepts I could not get my head around.
I say, "give it a try".
An interesting and useful read Oct 8, 2006
I found this book very interesting and useful from many different perspectives.
It gave me a better understanding of those who are diagnosed or labeled as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and the issues faced by these people. In particular, I liked the idea of looking at ADD as `a normal and natural part of the spectrum of human behavior, and that it is not as useful in modern society as it may have been in the past'. That is, a person diagnosed with ADD has characteristics more like a hunter compared to the rest of the population who are more like farmers.
This is an excellent book for students of NLP to see how NLP can be used to assist those who have been diagnosed as ADD. This however is also a short-coming of the book for those readers who have not studied NLP.
The NLP techniques and concepts, presented in this book, are adequately described for anyone who has been trained in NLP. Thus, NLP practitioners can easily use these simple and elegant techniques with their ADD clients and achieve outstanding results. However, for those readers who have not studied NLP, my concern is that the techniques are not presented in sufficient detail nor with the full understanding as to why or how they will assist a person diagnosed as ADD. Thus, some of these readers may feel the techniques are too simple or even flaky.
Stop-- This is a "must not" read. Dec 25, 2005
You really need to be careful when reading this book. Understandingly, people facing the challenges of ADD/ADHD are stressed out and overly receptive to a voice like Hartmann's. Strangely unprofessional, Hartmann offers a "soft ball" lob to those looking for a feel good camp-fire-like discussion of the challenges of ADD/ADHD. This is not a productive way to approach these challenges. Overcoming these challenges takes discipline, a manner of thinking totally absent in Harmann's writing. I would go so far as to say that the author's writing style, the manner in which he presents his ideas, and the thinking behind those ideas represents the worst, rather than the most optimal aspects, of traits associated with ADD. Beware.
Don't have a cue what to do!!! Read the book! Oct 16, 2005
Thom Hartmann has written a series of books related to ADD/ADHD.
They all are wonderful easy to understand and useful books.
They introduce a powerful perspective to those labeled ADD/ADHD. ADD/ADHD, being based on labeling behaviors is challenged in many ways by these books of Hartmaan's.
Thom Hartmann's books provide a useful tool to help people recognize the psychological coping mechanism that are associated with ADD patterns of behavior. This was very helpful to me since I am not ADD/ADHD and had no idea how to relate or what I was relating to!!!
This book Healing ADD gave me some useful tools for me and my daily life! That alone was worth the cost of the book!
Bottom-line these books helped several people I know and love.
So this review is one of a personal point of "been there done that!" I learned much as did my family and friends.
These books of his help!!!
Yours in good health
Fascinating Mind-Fodder - and Useful, Too! Apr 8, 2005
This book is an amazing self-improvement resource; only rarely does a book impress me, but... I'm impressed!
Hartmann has an extremely engaging writing style, and displays great deftness in walking a very narrow path; most books gravitate toward either theories that are interesting but engender no action, or strident calls to action that would do a nagging parent proud.
Instead, his phrases twist, and turn, and *slide* through that narrow gap, right past all sorts of carefully-developed defenses, and inspire the amused reader to actually TRY some of the exercises he suggests. For some of us, believe me, that's no small task! As an added bonus, this book is also the best USEFUL quick-and-dirty introduction to NLP I've seen... I've toyed with experimenting with my internal programming before, and even seen some useful results when guided by a friend that's proficient in it, but Hartmann's descriptions and exercises immediately made sense and intrigued me.
An example - he talked of how most of us have a spatial representation of time, and picture the future extending in one direction and the past in another. Those with a less-than-functional internal sense of time have usually shifted them to a less-than-useful location and sure enough, I found my own representation to be within reason but somewhat skewed. After trying the associated mental exercise in the book, I suddenly found myself getting up, two mornings in succession, the *first* time my alarm went off - usually I'd hit "snooze" for at least an hour. As if that weren't enough, on the third day my alarm clock failed... the outlet was bad, and the alarm didn't go off. I STILL woke up at the appropriate time. This is fascinating stuff; next I'm going to play with resetting some old anchors and creating some new ones.
Whether you consider yourself to have ADD, consider yourself not to, or think it's just a negative label created to minimize people who shake things up a bit, this book is worth a read. Doubly so if you're an iNtuitive Perceiving personality type; it's a quick, entertaining, and very likely useful read... well worth a try in my book!