ADHD: A Hunter in a Farmer's World

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ADHD: A Hunter in a Farmer's World

ADHD: A Hunter in a Farmer's World

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I was fortunate enough to have enough IQ points and the interpersonal skills to minimize any adverse consequences before I was diagnosed. The answer is: people with ADHD are the leftover hunters, those whose ancestors evolved and matured thousands of years in the past in hunting societies.

Let me start by saying I don’t think this book is necessarily specific to adhd, nor do I prescribe to the black and white labels of ‘hunter’ or ‘farmer’. Often highly creative and single-minded in pursuit of a self-chosen goal, those with ADHD symptoms possess a unique mental skill set that would have allowed them to thrive in a hunter-gatherer society. A guest faculty member at Goddard College in Vermont, he also synthesized the "Younger/Older Culture model" for describing the underpinnings - and possible solutions - to the world's ecological and socio-political crises, suggesting that many of our problems are grounded in cultural "stories" which go back thousands of years. A former psychotherapist and founder of the Hunter School, a residential and day school for children with ADHD, he lives in Washington, D.Review – ADHD: A Hunter in a Farmer’s World by Thom Hartmann, Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2019. Ko further states that the decreased need for 'hyperfocus' was building the conditions favourable for human language. About the time I was diagnosed with ADHD, I read Thom Hartmann’s book Adult ADHD: How to Succeed as a Hunter in a Farmer’s World, which presents the idea that our ADHD ancestors were hunter-gatherers whose high energy and hyperfocus were necessary for survival.

In 1998 the New England Salem Children's Trust established The Hunter School and began to serve children who struggle in traditional education settings because of the educational and behavioral differences associated with ADHD. It wasn’t until I started working in an office setting that I really started to recognize how hard it could be for me to focus. A wounded boar, or elephant, or bear, can kill you--and many a Hunter has been killed by his would-be prey. The following year she created the non-profit organization, ADD Resources, with a mission to educate adults and helping professionals about ADHD in adults.

The same goes for distractibility and impulsivity, both very useful in that type of environment but not so easy to manage in today’s world. Whilst there are several references to the US Health Service and the way it works with adhd patients it is a lot more than just an adhd book written by an American for Americans. He reveals how some of the world's most successful people can be labeled as ADHD hunters and offers concrete non-drug methods and practices to help hunters--and their parents, teachers, and managers--embrace their differences, nurture creativity, As an entrepreneur, he's founded several successful businesses which still are operating, and lived and worked with his wife, Louise, and their three (now adult) children on several continents. This society has become so lazy we would rather slap a label on a kid, medicate them into zombies and not have to parent.

If so, Ritalin may do little to aid learning, but the child’s disruptive behavior in the classroom also limits learning. Thom Hartmann describes these ideas in a book that belongs in the hands of every educator, counselor, doctor, and parent.

They love the hunt, but are easily bored by mundane tasks, such as having to clean the fish, dress the meat, or fill out the paperwork.



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