Real Solutions for Men
With Adult ADD/ADHD
4-Week Online Course
Instructor: Don Baker, MA, LMHC
Course Begins 18 October, 2021
Registration is open through 26 October
"Smart But Stuck"
Listen to Dr. Glover's conversation with Don Baker about Tom Brown's new book, "Smart But Stuck." Dr. Glover and Don cover several issues relating to ADD/ADHD, but really focus on two: How really smart people struggle with ADD/ADHD and get stuck as a result, and how ADD/ADHD can affect people emotionally.
This conversation is lively and informative. If you are smart but tend to get stuck in life - or you know someone like this - you need to listen to this free mp3 recording.
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What's Going On?
Have you ever sensed there’s something special about you – a difference that is unique, creative, and powerful – yet you’ve never identified what it is or known how to deliberately access it?
This special quality of yours, this difference, appears and dazzles others (including you at times!) in short bursts. It’s elusive. It’s variable. It’s situational. And as a result, it’s difficult to leverage.
Truth is, it’s nearly impossible to slow your brain down long enough to reflect. Somehow something, some thought, some feeling, distracts you from following the thread.
What if it were possible to slow your brain down long enough to focus on this difference / quality of yours, to own it, leverage it, and begin to gain traction using and growing it?
What if there was a way Back From Distraction?
Is This You?
You have brilliant ideas.
You intuitively understand complex concepts.
You easily make connections others don’t.
You get laid off, fired from jobs?
You suffer from aptitudinal underachievement (perhaps academically or by not reaching “potential” in other arenas).
You’re irritable, impatient, inconsistent, and impulsive.
You have diminished tolerance for boredom.
You’re disorganized with time and space.
Your relationships just don’t last.
You feel misunderstood.
You require last-minute cramming on things that don’t get done without the pressure of a deadline.
You’re reactive rather than proactive.
You feel demoralized and often anxious.
You have trouble focusing on something boring.
You find yourself avoiding, even self-isolating.
Your traits subside when something is interesting.
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Back From Distraction (BFD)
With BFD, you become a “technologist” – traditionally defined as a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.
Consider this: your lack of understanding of your unique brain wiring has been a large chunk of what’s been in the way, of why you may not be moving forward at the pace you’d imagined. Or why you aren’t living the life you’d imagined.
The key is becoming acutely aware of the facets of your “brand,” the way your brain is wired.
Neurodiversity is a relatively new concept that accounts for how different people process information differently. Increasingly, neurodiversity is seen as important to the heath of the human race like biodiversity is to the health of an ecosystem.
Distractibility often has its roots in biology. For example, neuro-imaging is now providing clear data on specific parts of the brain impacted by particular neurotransmitter deficiencies.
Maximizing Your "Brand"
As a technologist of your own “brand” you will learn:
How to best “feed”, “nourish” , and optimize your gray matter.
How to become a better connoisseur of your focus and attention.
How biology interferes with intention / attention.
How biology enhances, even activates intention/ attention.
By learning to identify and fully live your brand, you will walk the planet with confidence and give your unique gift to the world.
Another Bright, Shiny Thing?
Join me on this four-week journey. I guarantee the material in BFD will move you toward change.
Accept that you’ll be distracted along the way, but trust that you'll get better at managing it. I’ve watched my clients gather relevant skills and strategies over the years that have positively impacted their regulation of attention and focus, decreased their distractibility, and allowed them more consistent access to what’s always been true about themselves.
Are you feeling apprehensive about all of this? I get it. Maybe there’s a little rhetoric going on in your head like “I’ve tried this kind of stuff before, and it didn’t work.” Predicting failure before you start? Been there and done that.
You don’t have to do this alone. We’ll work diligently to support each other. Isolation is discouraged. Connection with the group is encouraged. Leveraging the wisdom and brilliance of your tribe-mates is one of the best strategies you can use in the BFD process.
This time we’ll actively build a team to help you navigate your way back from distraction. Imagine a BFD Team with the motto flashing in the distance: “We’ll pull each other through this.” No man left behind.
Even if historically you’ve experienced a strong start but poor finish, this time, I want you to commit to starting, staying, and completing the BFD course. I assure you it’ll be worth it. And you won’t be going it alone.
Don Baker, MA, LMHC
Lesson 1: A New Understanding of ADHD Brain Wiring and the Paradox of ADHD
Lesson 2: Clarify Then Leverage Your Strengths
Lesson 3: Your Shifting View of Self - Building Personal Power
Lesson 4: How to Sustain Momentum
Standard Registration: $150
Student/Military Rate: $75
This discounted rate only applies to full time students at any level and active military.
Alumni Rate: $75
This discounted rate is only for people who have previously taken Back From Distraction.
About Don Baker
Don Baker, MA, LMHC has been a leader in the Seattle ADHD community for over 15 years. He is an inspiring and passionate speaker with an expertise in ADHD. Don has a unique way of making the difficult understandable and offers practical guidance, clear strategies and a unique optimistic perspective based on a wealth of personal and professional experience and education.
Don has created a series of Groups and Workshops called Life Strategies for Adults Living ADHD and for Couples where one or both live with the diagnosis. He lives and practices in the Greater Seattle Area.
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How the Class Works
When you register for Back From Distraction, you will receive a link to a class resource page. After the course begins, a new lesson will be added to the class page each week. Most lessons will be presented through a written “lecture,” from which you will be able to download and print the lessons and homework. The course will also utilize some video and audio recordings that supplement the lessons.
The lessons will present information to help you understand the subject and yourself. They will be geared toward helping you apply the information to your life in very practical and doable ways. Each will have discussion questions to stimulate personal reflection and interaction with class members on the online forum. Homework assignments will help you apply the information to your life.
Class Discussion Forums
The class resource page will contain a discussion forum for each lesson, where class members will post their responses and homework assignments. Class members will be encouraged to read and respond to each other’s posts.
A powerful part of the course will be the mutual support, modeling, and accountability that such interaction creates. Most people struggle to change their lives because they try to go it alone, using a limited set of tools. The online forums will help you see that you are not alone or your issues unique. They will build on the concept of “what one man can do, another man can do.”
The online forums will remain available for 12 months after the class begins so class members can continue to support each other and stay in touch long after it ends.
Live Q&A Sessions
This course will feature bi-weekly live, interactive discussion session with Don Baker. The Q&A sessions will last about an hour and will provide a forum for asking any question relating to the course. The date and time will be posted on the class resource page. If you cannot make the sessions, you will be able to post questions in advance. The Q&A session will be recorded and posted in the class library.
This class will have a library where Don Baker will post resources related to the topic, including podcasts, videos, recorded interviews, books suggestions, and article links. This valuable library will help class members apply course information and put their intention into action.
You will be able to work at your own pace, reading the lessons and logging into the class forum to read and post at any time. You will be able to participate anytime from anywhere.
Class is open to men only.
100 % Satisfaction Guarantee
If you are not completely satisfied with the quality of the materials in this course, your money will be happily refunded!