Hello everyone and welcome to this special fund.
For the past 6 years i have been training in NLP, Ericksonian hypnosis, MBSR, art therapy, non-violent communication to become a coach. With each new training, i was confronted again with difficulties that i had already experienced at school. My perseverance never prevented me from doing trainings but each time the result was not as great as i had hoped... And with each failure my self-esteem took a hit.
At almost 45 years old i have just been diagnosed with ADHD ! This is a huge upheaval in my life that makes me reconsider all my difficulties and past failures. The difficulties related to ADHD originate mainly in frontal lobes where brain activity is diminished (dopamine, noradrenaline) but also in certain deeper and connected regions of the brain that seem to function efficiently. Because attention is constantly solicited in our daily lives, ADHD often disrupts an individual's functioning in different areas of their life. This leads to lowered self-esteem, feelings of incompetence and withdrawal from active life. The symptoms have worsened for me and i have been on sick leave for over a year. This explains my difficulties today, despite all my skills acquired in training, to launch myself professionally and provide for my children. There are two ways for me to improve my brain functions and thus launch my professional activity for which I have deprived myself financially by training for the last 5 years.
The first one is chemical, medicinal way. This treatment (Ritalin among others) is not covered by the health system because i was not diagnosed as a child. And it does not cure the disorder but it reduces the symptoms as long as the treatment is taken... The active substance is methylphenidate, close to amphetamine and its effects are associated with cocaine...
The second way is called "neurofeedback".
It is a process that focuses on brain training that modifies and optimizes the brain through its neuroplasticity. Sensors measure the electrical activity of the brain to identify areas to work on. We work on the ability of neurons to modify or strengthen their connections. This very effective process does not have, as you will understand, the disadvantages of the chemical treatment... And unlike chemical treatment, the modification continues one to three years after the treatment (about 10 sessions).
I need your help to be able to access this incredible treatment which will allow me to improve my neuronal connections and thus resume working.
As a coach, my mission is to help others.
The first 600 € will allow me to rent the equipment to do the sessions at home for a month. With this training i could easily resume my professional activity.
And what if... i could add this skill to help other ADHDers ?
The second level of 1200 € (600 first level +600) will alloow me to be trained in using neurofeedback as a therapist.
The last third, and not the least, level is 10500€ which would allow me to buy the equipment and do sessions with children and adults in need.
If the this last level is reached, i commit myself to give 10 free sessions for ADHD to 10 people.
I will keep you informed on my future website and FB page of the people who have benefited from neurofeedback thanks to your donations.
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