What You'll Learn
Dr. Amen goes over the symptoms of ADD and talks about how this program combats the symptoms of ADD, as well as where to get free resources and tips on treating ADD.
The 7 Types of ADD
Types of ADD are: Classic, Inattentive, Over-Focused, Temporal Lobe, Limbic, Ring of Fire and Anxious.
This lesson is geared toward keeping you focused on the program since distraction is a common symptom of ADD. You’ll learn how journaling can keep you moving forward by tracking your progress and helping you retain the concepts taught over the 30 lessons.
Help for All Types
In this session, you will learn about the 7 different types of ADD and the multiple combinations Dr. Amen has seen throughout his 35-year career as a psychiatrist.
Know Your Important Numbers
Dr. Amen explains that one of the first things to know is your BMI (body mass index). He’ll also talk about the number of hours you need to sleep at night. You’ll learn that sleep is especially important for children who sleep an average of 60% less than their peers. These kids have a much higher incidence of ADD, depression and suicidal behavior.
Treating ADD Through Food, Part 1
This lesson is all about food and ADD, starting with how your brain uses 25% of the calories you consume. Brain-healthy eating is essential for those who deal with ADD.
Treating ADD Through Food, Part 2
Part 2 of Treating ADD Through Food focuses on starting an elimination diet. Dr. Amen explains that multiple scientific studies indicate that many people who have ADD-like symptoms also have sensitivity to food.
Treating ADD Through Food, Part 3
In this lesson, Dr. Amen talks about how people with ADD need things in their life to be really simple and fast. You’ll learn that treating ADD through food is all about GREAT TASTE, and no suffering is required!
Treating ADD Through Food, Part 4
With the knowledge gained from the elimination diet, you’ll learn how to overcome the inevitable obstacles and temptations that threaten a healthy diet.
Creating Laser-Like Focus
Lesson 10 focuses on the need to have laser-like focus on living the life of your dreams in order to overcome your ADD.
The 4-Circle Healing
Learn how the 4 Circles – Biological, Psychological, Social, and Spiritual – can have a big impact on your ADD management.
Treating ADD with Exercise
In this lesson you’ll learn how to exercise in a smart way to lessen the negative impacts of ADD in your life
KILL THE ANTS, PART 1
You’ll learn how to kill your Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) and focus on happy thoughts that make you feel better overall.
KILL THE ANTS, PART 2
This lesson takes a second shot at those ANTS that steal your happiness, rob your joy and ultimately destroy your mind. The lesson is built around four critical questions.
You’ll learn that getting enough sleep – healthy sleep – is essential to treating your ADD. And you’ll learn to develop SLEEP ENVY!
Lesson 16 moves into the area of your impulses and how to control them to make better decisions.
Focus Your Attention
In this session, Dr. Amen explains how ADD typically appears when there is low activity in the front part of the brain. This applies to all 7 types of ADD.
Get Curious, Not Furious
This session tackles the reality that mistakes are present in everyone’s life and that people who have ADD can have more. Dr. Amen will explain how it is essential to realize that failure is not fatal unless you don’t learn from the experience.
Calming a Busy Brain
Lesson 19 will help you calm your busy brain and learn how to feel more relaxed. Dr. Amen uses several effective techniques to transform your chaos into calm.
Dr. Amen will teach you how to get into a relaxed diaphragmatic breathing pattern that dramatically increases your focus so you can gain control of your emotions and actions.
Hypnosis for ADD
Dr. Amen will show you how hypnosis is effective when used with meditation and diaphragmatic breathing because it resets your brain if you are upset.
Creating Great Relationships: Parenting and Family
Dr. Amen presents research findings that show how parenting fits into four categories – loving, hateful, firm, and permissive. He then teaches that the goal for most relationships should be to reach “firm and kind” or “loving and firm” in order to establish a sense of trust and bonding.
Creating Strong Relationship Bonds
Lesson 23 is about bonding – the essential ingredient in any great relationship. Dr. Amen will show you that when someone in a family has ADD, the relational bonds are often strained or even broken because of chronic tension.
Creating Structure in Relationships
This lesson contains some important tips on how to inject organization and order into a home with ADD, which is certainly not natural. Dr. Amen drives home the need to be kind and helpful to others as the foundation to generating harmony and creating structure for great relationships to thrive.
Boosting Positive Behavior in Relationships
Lesson 25 is all about boosting positive behavior – a complete game changer in your relationships when one or more of the people in your life have ADD.
Practicing Smart Discipline in Relationships
Lesson 26 focuses on discipline as one of the keys to treating ADD. Dr. Amen explains that he speaks about discipline late in the course because he knows if the students absorb the earlier subjects, success will come at the end.
Creating Intimacy in Relationships
You’ll learn that when one or both partners in a relationship has ADD, it is important to understand that there are multiple dynamics at play. Dr. Amen shows how failing to acknowledge these dynamics can devastate relationships and burn bridges of reconciliation.
Learn about the different types of ADD and behavioral strategies for each one.
Focus on the importance of talking about the barriers to getting good and consistent treatment for ADD.
Putting it all Together
This lesson wraps up the program and reviews the key principles so you can use them in your life and discover the happiness and joy you’ve been missing.
How it Works
Learn at your own pace.Access hours of exclusive video content from your mobile device, desktop, or the comfort of your own home. Plus, when you sign up you also receive lifetime access to our extensive library of course materials so you can refer back to them again and again.
Put it to good use.Our courses are filled with practical knowledge, tools, and tips that can be easily applied to your everyday life. With evidence-based resources and helpful insights from qualified instructors, you’ll learn effective strategies for how to reduce distractions and improve focus and attention for yourself or a loved one.
Engage and connect.Interactive online discussion boards allow you to interact and engage with an entire community of like-minded brain health enthusiasts. This is a place where you can post questions, leave comments, celebrate successes, share your challenges, and discuss what’s top of mind with instructors and fellow students.
DANIEL G. AMEN, MD
Daniel G. Amen, MD, is a double-board certified child and adult psychiatrist, brain imaging specialist, and the medical director of Amen Clinics. As a 10x New York Times bestselling author & world-renowned neuroscientist, Daniel Amen, MD, has pioneered the use of brain imaging in clinical psychiatric practice. Dr. Amen’s research team has published more than 70 scientific articles including the world’s largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study on professional football players. His research has not only demonstrated high levels of brain damage in players, but also the possibility of significant recovery. His team also published the world’s largest functional brain imaging study on how the brain ages with over 62,000 SPECT scans.
TANA AMEN, BSN, RN
Tana Amen, BSN, RN, is VP of Amen Clinics and the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller The Omni Diet. She is a highly respected health-and-fitness expert and a nationally renowned speaker and media guest. She has appeared on The Doctors, Today, Good Day New York, and more. Additionally, Tana’s appearances on public television promoting brain health have helped raise millions of dollars for local stations.
Healing ADD at Home
Learn how to manage your ADD in 30 days
30 short lessons taught by Dr. Amen to guide you through effective management of your ADD.
Digital access to HEALING ADD Through Food Cookbook with over 200 recipes for all 7 types of ADD.
Track and measure your progress throughout the 30 days with your online journal.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the all access pass?
All-Access Pass gives you access to all of the courses offered in Amen University.
What is Amen University?
Amen University is an online learning experience that offers access to content produced by Daniel G. Amen, MD and carefully selected experts to bring you information centered around brain health and wellness.
How do I take and access my course?
Follow these steps to access your courses: 1) After logging into your BrainMD account, go to the My Account tab. 2) Click where it says My Courses. 3) Click on “Go to Course” and select which course you’d like to start taking. Oh, and 4) Happy learning! Amen University courses are entirely on-demand, which means that you can enroll in the courses that interest you and learn at your own pace. You can begin the course whenever you like, and there are no deadlines to complete it. Each course includes pre-recorded video lessons, course worksheets and community activities. The videos are viewable at any time, and they can be paused, fast-forwarded, and re-watched as many times as you'd like. In addition, many students utilize the class discussions below each video to share their thoughts, upload their performances, and provide feedback on others' work.
Can I access my course on mobile devices
Amen University courses can be accessed from several different devices and platforms, including a desktop / laptop, iPad and tablet devices. The courses are also mobile friendly and can be viewed on your smartphone browser.
How long do I have to complete my course?
As noted above, there are no deadlines to begin or complete the course. Even after you complete the course, you will continue to have access to it, provided that your account’s in good standing.
What happens after I finish the course?
You can review the course materials at any time. You can also interact with the community of other students to encourage each other along your way to health and wellness.
Do I need to purchase or read Dr. Amen’s book, Healing ADD Revised Edition to take this course?
No, it is not required that you purchase or read Dr. Amen’s book, Healing ADD Revised Edition to participate in this course. That said, many students do find this resource helpful as a companion piece.
Will this course cure my ADD within 30 days?
Please Note: This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor is it intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or medications. If you work the program as presented, you have a wonderful chance of seeing significant improvement. The interventions outlined within this course are meant to be incorporated into your life beyond the 30 days, however, if you stick to the program, most people notice a big difference in a short period of time, including our 30 days together.
How is does this course help someone with ADD?
Dr. Amen’s revolutionary approach provides a treatment program that can lead sufferers of ADD to a normal, peaceful, and fully functional life. Within this course you will find: updated recommendations for nutraceuticals and/or medications targeted to brain type, diet, exercise, lifestyle interventions and recommendations, cognitive reprogramming, parenting and educational strategies, neurofeedback, and more.
Is the online course tailored specifically to my ADD?
This course uses a one size fits all method and is designed to address each of the 7 types of ADD that have been identified by Dr. Daniel Amen.
How do I find out which type of ADD I have?
To find out which type of ADD you have, head to addtypetest.com to take the free ADD assessment.
I didn’t find the report in my email, what’s the next step?
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