SHINE For Doctors Program
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or attention deficit disorder (ADD) can be confusing medical terms that sound a bit scary when you hear them for the first time. But don’t be alarmed, because when you begin to understand what ADHD is and when you learn to manage this trait, ADHD can become a major asset in your life. The SHINE for Doctors program, developed by Dr. Ned Hallowell, is a natural “strength-based” approach to dealing with ADHD.
The terms ADD/ADHD, refer to a ‘syndrome’ found in both children and adults, which is characterized by distractibility, impulsivity, restlessness and/or hyperactivity. When managed properly, it can become a gift in one’s life. Having ADHD is like having a powerful race car for a brain, which is inappropriately equipped with bicycle brakes. The treatment with the SHINE program; ADHD involves strengthening those bicycle brakes–so you can start winning the races in your life.
What is SHINE?
The SHINE for Doctors program, developed by Dr. Ned Hallowell, is a natural “strength-based” approach to dealing with ADHD. The traditional, deficit-based model only addresses the defects and distresses ADHD can create in a person’s life. By identifying and focusing on a person’s strengths and talents, in addition to implementing strategies to manage their challenges, patients CAN achieve a more superior outcome. One of the great appeals to helping those who have ADHD discover their talents and help gain back their self-esteem, is how life changing this process can be for people. This is because left undiagnosed, and unaddressed, ADHD can all but destroy a person. The shine for doctors program” SHINE for Doctors program can truly rescue a person from despair.
In our work as chiropractors who support ADHD cases, we see ourselves not as doctors who treat a disability, but rather as doctors who help people, adults and children alike, identify, develop, and celebrate their talents. That’s why we love to help with these cases!
One of the most important things that we can bring to the client is hope.. and a little fun, too. that’s where the joke of yelling “squirrel!” and looking around is made – tongue in cheek… People with ADD are inherently distracted easy..
We work with parents, adults, and kids to identify the amazing talents they possess; as well as helping them to recognize the obstacles they may face. We can make this program a unique healing and growing experience that will change lives. We work together with the children and their family, in order to help them develop strategies at home, work, and school that focus on concrete, positive change.
The SHINE for Doctors program is extremely comprehensive and provides exactly what you will need in order to develop a very strong foundation for continued growth. The following is the general structure of the 3 month intensive SHINE program. You will learn more specific program information at the orientation.
1. Comprehensive One on One Consult with Certified Licensed SHINE Doctor
2. Complete SHINE Evaluations of Challenges including:
a. Home and School
b. Digestive and Neurological Indications
c. Brain HemiSphere Dominance
d. Nervous System and Biomechanics
3. Chiropractic Care
4. Nutritional Counseling
5. Special BioMechanics & Neurological Exercises
6. Home Products for Exercises
7. LabCorp testing (if needed)
Dr. Ned Hallowell says, “ADD is like having a race car brain with bicycle brakes.” Can you imagine transforming one of your most significant challenges in life into one of the most profound opportunities for growth, success, and personal development? This is what SHINE has the potential to offer you. By combining the Hallowell Protocols with our specific chiropractic techniques, we can help your child begin to use this trait as a resource to do wonderful things in life. On this journey, as this process begins to unfold, there will be many challenges; “ups and downs”. This is par for the course. Rest assured that you now have, in us, another member on your team who can support your child and your entire family.
The name SHINE says it all because it is our mission to help your child, you, and anyone else who battles with ADHD/ADD each day of their lives. Together, everything becomes possible and it would be our honor to work with your child in order to HELP THEM AND YOU SHINE!
author: Eric Etka