Entries by HealingwithoutHurting


Healing without Hurting: Treating ADHD, Apraxia and Autism Spectrum Disorders Naturally & Effectively without Harmful Medication. Jennifer Giustra-Kozek is a board-certified psychotherapist with a Master of Science in Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in English/Criminal Justice. She has worked in private practice for over 15 years treating clients with an array of mental health disorders including Asperger’s, depression, anxiety, OCD and ADHD. More recently she is the author of an award winning book, entitled Healing Without Hurting: Treating ADHD, Apraxia, and Autism Spectrum Disorders Naturally and Effectively without Harmful Medication. She is also a national speaker for universities & national conferences: conducting workshops for parents, teachers, and other healthcare practitioners. She has written numerous articles, has done nervous webcasts and has been interviews by Fox and NBC. In 2012, she began counseling families and first responders after the devastating tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This led her to finish her book and consult with thousands of moms through social media to teach them about alternative and natural solutions for healing autism spectrum disorders. Since the creation of her page on Facebook called, “Healing ADHD & Asperger’s Without Hurting,” Kozek has amassed a following of over 100,000 weekly visitors, who turn to her for guidance and support as they desperately search for help for their children.

HEALING AUTISM: A Family Constellation Therapy Perpective

Family Constellation Therapy, sometimes known as Systemic Constellations, was created by Bert Hellinger, a German psychotherapist. This amazing method is used to uncover the source of chronic conditions, illnesses and emotional difficulties that may have roots in the inter-generational family… 0 Shares |

10 Tips: Boost Serotonin Levels Naturally & Feel Happier

Millions are Diagnosed with depression every year,  and it is time we begin feeling happier without relying on medication. As defined by psychologists, a person has a major depressive episode when he or she has symptoms of major depressive disorder,… 0 Shares |

ADHD Medication Can Cause Psychosis or Worse – Let’s Encourage Health Instead

Eleven percent of children (20% of all boys) are diagnosed with ADHD. Most are on ADHD medication. Parents are told that ADHD is chronic and lifelong. And, they are told that drugs are the “best chance” to get kids on… 0 Shares |

A Happy Meal Doesn’t Make You Happy: Are Convenient Meals Causing Depression & ADHD?

Are convenience meals causing ADHD & depression? We have all been there. We are running to a baseball game, and it appears easier to go through a drive-thru when your child is hungry, but have you ever really thought about… 0 Shares |

How Many More Sandy Hook Massacres Before Things Change?

CONNECTICUT – This month marks the fourth anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. On an otherwise typical New England day, in a quiet town, 20 first-graders and six educators were gunned down.  One of… 0 Shares |

Psychotherapist Warns Against Instant Mashed Potatoes This Thanksgiving

As a mother, award-winning author and licensed psychotherapist, I advise parents to prepare homemade recipes this Thanksgiving. When treating moody, hyper, anxious, sleepless and unfocused children, it is imperative to improve nutritional status and avoid chemicals.  Although appearing easier, convenient… 0 Shares |

Reducing EMF Cell Phone Exposure Can Minimize ADHD Symptoms

EMF cell phone radiation exposure is linked to ADHD and other harmful health effects, so reducing exposure can significantly minimize the risk. What We Do Know  There is an ongoing and seemingly never-ending debate on whether or not exposure to… 0 Shares |

Autism On the Rise: Don’t Our Kids Deserve more than Acceptance?

The number of children diagnosed with an autism or a related disorder has grown exponentially. This is a crisis. This is an epidemic.  In 1975, about one out of every 5,000 children had autism. Today, about 1 in 68 children… 0 Shares |

10 Surprising Places (ADHD & Cancer Causing) Food Dyes Hide

There are more and more  initiatives  by companies like Mars, General Mills, Kraft and  Panera Bread to remove food dyes from their products because they are listening to their consumers who are voting with their dollar. Diligent consumers and concerned… 0 Shares |

Sleepless & Desperate For Shut-Eye? 18 Reasons You Aren’t Sleeping

We are a sleepless nation. According to the National Institute of Health, “50 to 70 million Americans chronically suffer from a disorder of sleep and wakefulness, hindering daily functioning and adversely affecting health and longevity.”  In fact, sleep shortages contribute… 0 Shares |