As an ADHD sufferer you are probably asking yourself, “How do I start a therapy?” I understand how you feel and your frustration of not being able to control the behaviors your having problems with. The goal here is to get back to a normal life and not be labeled as a disorder anymore. Here are some tips that may help.
You may want to take a look at your school. They may have some options for therapy which you can explore and get help from. There are some schools that offer support groups for those that suffer from this disorder. So check with your school and see what may be available to you.
You may want to go and talk to a psychiatrist or psychologist. This is highly recommended when your trying to get your life back and on track. They are going to be able to help you with techniques that will allow you to focus better and reduce your impulsiveness and aggression. They can also teach you how to get a better nights sleep.
There are a lot of books available on how to get started in therapy. A quick internet search should pull up enough information for you to get started in therapy. Keep in mind that while reading these books you should be asking yourself what you hope to gain from it. I am sure once you understand that your behavior issues will improve.
You can also try self-help programs that can help you with your problem. They will teach you how to control your emotions and control your impulses so that you don’t have any problems. Once again you should ask yourself why you want to start and what you hope to get from it.
If none of those options work for you then the next step is to find a therapist. Many people feel very alone and comfortable discussing their problems but this isn’t necessarily true. The best therapists will listen openly to your problems and offer you their expertise. Remember that no one has the same problems so don’t feel like you are the only one suffering. When you first start therapy it may feel overwhelming but don’t let that overwhelm you.
After you have found a therapist you can now officially start treatment. As you begin the therapy you should go slowly at first. Don’t force yourself to complete everything you started because you may not be ready. By not being ready you may set yourself up for failure.
When you first start your therapy you will learn some behavioral modification techniques to help you change your emotional habits. By doing this you will learn how to get your emotions under control. You may be required to attend classes in how to use hypnotherapy. You may find that once you attend these classes that they can help you with other aspects of your therapy such as diet and exercise. The more you learn the better your results will be.
If you have any kind of phobia you will have to go through intense training in order to get over it. During this time you will also need to keep regular appointments with your therapist. They will keep track of how many times you are going and what kind of things you are doing. This will help you to see which therapy is working for you. They will recommend a different therapist or a different type of therapy.
Once you have worked with your therapist for several months your therapist may wish to do something called an eye movement desensitization. This will cause your muscles to tense when you see the therapist. This is actually a good thing because it means that the therapist is comforting you. As you get used to the tension you will eventually stop tensing your muscles.
After a while you will need to visit your therapist for some individual sessions. During these sessions you will be asked many questions about your symptoms. You will also talk about your life in general. Many people find that talking about their feelings really helps them to overcome their phobias. When you are talking you are getting deep into the problem which is making it worse.
When you have completed the therapy requirements you will get a certificate. Your certificate will give you a place at a local therapy center. You can usually call the center and make an appointment right away. If you are interested in more than one therapy you should look at the requirements for each center before making a decision. There are many treatment centers that are very good.