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Book details
  • Genre:HEALTH & FITNESS
  • SubGenre:Alternative Therapies
  • Language:English
  • Pages:112
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543900422

We Just Said No! Treating Adhd Without Medication

A Step-By-Step Guide to Increasing Focus and Improving Mood

by Kasey Phillips Brown, LCSW

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Overview
We Just Said No! This book is a step-by-step guide on how to naturally increase focus and improve mood in children and adults with ADHD symptoms. The book includes a variety of interventions that help to create an organized and structured home environment and lifestyle. We Just Said No! is presented in a format that is both accessible and practical for those who desire to have success without medication.
Description
Are you concerned that your child's ability to focus may be getting in the way of their success? Are you uncomfortable with the idea of using labels and drugs as the approach to addressing this issue? This book offers a step-by-step guide to how we have been able to address our children’s lack of focus, extra energy and grumpiness without medication for the past 7 years. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the mother of two sons---one of whom has struggled with ADHD symptoms---I have had to think outside the box to help my child succeed while keeping his body free of psychotropic medication and without a formal diagnosis. My husband and I utilized a myriad of interventions in the home, at his schools and in our community, that improved our son’s ability to focus. We also have a younger son who does not have ADHD symptoms. It would have been difficult to have them living so differently, so we also used the interventions with him. Eventually we observed an overall decrease in his crying and moodiness. This book can be used by anyone striving to have a more structured and organized home. You will see where we had success as well as where we struggled. When creating this lifestyle we understood that this natural approach would have its share of obstacles, and it did. However, the rewards far outweighed those challenges. Our sons excel at public speaking, win awards, are outgoing, and creative. If I had to do it all over again I would do it in a heartbeat. This is our life. This is our journey.
About the author
“Day by day in every way, I'm getting better and better.” This phrase was told to Kasey Phillips Brown as a social work student. She continues to use it as a foundation as she assists others in planting seeds of change in their lives. Kasey Phillips Brown,M.S.W.,LCSW has been providing mental health services for over 18 years. She earned both her B.A. in Mass Communication and Masters of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who offered Continuing Education Units to mental health professionals through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. She is known for her energetic and motivational style of speaking and her passion is contagious. “It is amazing to see how many people are suffering from treatable disorders and they don't even know it. My goal is to educate as many people as possible to the importance of learning how to maintain good mental health in order to have good overall health.” Kasey has been certified as a sexual assault crisis volunteer and a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy clinician. She has experience as an examination coach and consultant to other licensed clinicians. Kasey is a clinical supervisor providing individual and group clinical supervision to Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapist Interns. Kasey was a part-time lecturer for the School of Social Work at Cal State Long Beach and runs a private practice, New Perspectives. She provides services through Employee Assistance Programs and is a certified health coach that assist parents of children who have been diagnosed with ADHD treat the disorder without medication. She provides corporate training, business enhancement and career consulting. She is also CEO of the Nan Washington Global Wellness Foundation that meets the health needs of people around the world.
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