ADD header Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder by Thom Hartmann
Nav Left ADD Site
  Thom's Home Page

 Resources
  ADHD Home Page
  Articles
  ADD Message Board
  Links
  Newsletter
  Talk Schedule
  Thom's Biography
  Useful Contacts
 Publications
  Thom's ADD Books
  Book Excerpts
  More Reading
 Other
  Radio Show
  Unequal Protection
  Thom's Eco Books
  Hunter School
  Virtual Coach
  Transformation Home
  Company Information


Upset about corporate influence in our schools? Wondering what you can do? Click here for Thom's new book Unequal Protection

Visit Thom Hartmann's Ecology & Spirituality Website




Although we strongly recommend you purchase books from your local bookseller or www.booksense.com(which links to local stores), we also link to amazon.com for easy purchase for folks who live in ares not served by a local bookstore, or in those areas where the local chain book store doesn't stock all of Thom's ADHD books.

Foreword to "Healing ADD",
by Dr. Richard Bandler

This is an excerpt from "Healing ADD" by Thom Hartmann. Copyright 1994-2001 by Thom Hartmann. Please do not reproduce in any form without first obtaining our written permission.

It’s about time somebody started to look at what’s considered pathological with new eyes so that we can all see that being different doesn’t necessarily mean that something is wrong with you.

You can take the qualities and characteristics, especially of children, whether they’re supposed to be hyperactive or have a deficit, disorder, or whatever it may be called, and look at it in a non-pathological way. In this and his other books, Thom Hartmann points out how these behaviors were assets in the past and they can be in present and the future, as well. He suggests ways that we can begin to look at what’s supposedly wrong with our children and ourselves, and instead see what’s missing in our educational system, what’s missing in the skills that are taught to psychotherapists, what’s missing in the things we teach our doctors.

Using the techniques in this book, professionals and non-professionals alike can become agents of change and agents of learning. You can learn to use the skills and abilities that come with your genetic structure to transform your life in positive and constructive ways. 
Everybody is genetically different in one way or another, but it doesn’t have to mean you can’t function in the society that we have.

Thom’s conceptualization of the ADD syndrome is a refreshing breath of fresh air. In a very real sense, we all are a syndrome "syndrome" is really nothing more than a metaphor itself. The fact is that there is nothing wrong with most of us that a good, clean change of attitude and some new skills wouldn’t fix.

I hope that as you read this book thoroughly, it sinks into your mind that these historical perspectives, and the capacity for transformation, are true about you whether you have ADD or not.
--Dr. Richard Bandler, co-founder of NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP)


Top of Page

Subscribe to  Thom Hartmann
Subscribe to
Thom Hartmann's
Free
"ADHD Newsletter
"
Email: 
 First
Name:
My email program supports HTML
Thom Hartmann's
"Healing ADD"

Read More....



ADD Articles Nav Bar