Action has meaning only in a relationship, and without understanding relationship, action on any level will only breed conflict.
The understanding of relationships is infinitely more important than the search for any plan of action.
It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child and it is indeed so. There are many people contributing to the environment where a child grows in. Of course the influence of the main caregivers is prevalent.
'Children swim in their parent's unconscious as fishes in the sea'.
Looking at who were all the important people in your environment while growing up, and what kind of energy they brought in your experience, could give good information to shape your environment growing up and the possible effect it may have had on you.
The environment become critical also in the healing phase, as the question is not so much how to treat ADD, but how to promote the development of the child with ADD.
When ADD become visible only in adult life, healing is still possible and it still go through a nurturing environment that is either stress free and/or stress aware.
Understanding the relationship with the environment is much more important than having a plan of action.
If the relationship between who has ADD and their environment is healing, nurturing, aware and flowing, the action plan will naturally follow.
I do not do diagnosis and I do not specifically work with people who have DSM diagnoses, however, there is a growing number of people approaching my practice that shows aspects of ADD and that questions about it. There has been a lot of new discovery in how to understand and approach better ADD that may not being yet widely known. My intention is to share those views. These blog posts are written, for those asking themselves if they may have aspect of ADD and/or how to understand that better and what could be done about it. This is of course just informative and in no way can replace being diagnosed by a professional.