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How it Works

Most methods are built either around neurotypical brains, or centered around one neurotype such as autistic or ADHD. The blended AuDHD neurotype has some unique push-pulls that can confound practitioners.  For example, many courses, books, organizational systems, etc assume that you have the executive function to sort through the information presented, choose what works for you, and ignore the rest.  However, AuDHD brains may need additional scaffolding to sort through that information. We may have more underlying cognitive load, with a brain too tired to figure it out alone. Not to mention the initiation energy to actually apply it! You don't just need information. You need space and support to sort through, integrate, and apply the knowledge you already have.

1. Self-Discovery

The first step is understanding yourself. What works for you and what doesn't?

 

Where are you in life, and how did you get there? We validate and unshame where you are right now. 

We unburden those societal voices saying that you're not enough, that you haven't made enough progress. What do you truly desire?

2. Feel Better First

Feeling better first means two things: easy wins, and practical tools for quick relief. 

This is the first step after understanding and validating... and even the validation can feel better if you're used to feeling broken. 

Improving mood and day-to-day life with simple approaches lets your body relax from the stress cycle. Then you can actually have the emotional space to expand into creative planning.

When you feel better first, everything else feels more possible.

3. Find Core Needs

As you feel better, everything becomes easier. Sometimes it's quickly clear what you want to do next. 

From a more safe frame of mind, you can zoom out to figure out what changes could have the biggest impact. Do you need to move, change careers, set boundaries, get better sleep? 

Problem-solving feels completely different from an open and curious space, which becomes possible as you feel better.

4. Integrate / Implement

To implement longer-term changes, especially once the dopamine rush wears off, you need support. That could include loved ones, therapy, friends, accountability buddies, and more.

If you want AuDHD-specific support, Like Your Brain is a chill ongoing space to support integration and gentle growth. 

Even introverts need community! Find a space that supports your pace, and ideally that's affordable enough to be able to stick with for long enough to get through the boring parts of implementation.

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Why I Do This Work

My name is Mattia Maurée

Having undiagnosed neurodivergent parents, and six younger siblings, I struggled mightily until I learned I was AuDHD in my early 30s.

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