Facing Your Future- How Self Authoring Helps the ADHD Brain (& other brains as well)

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As a parent or educator, you’re likely familiar with the challenges children with ADHD and unique learning profiles face in navigating their educational journey, particularly those with co-morbid executive functioning difficulties. Drawing from my experience as an educator and Education Therapist, I’ve witnessed how self-discovery can be a game-changer for individuals that find themselves in the brain gap. Through research, I’ve found that self-awareness can significantly impact academic success, reshaping teaching methods and support strategies.

Backed by impressive research, here’s how Jordan Peterson’s Self Authoring Suite, particularly the Future Authoring program, can be a valuable tool for enhancing executive functioning and supporting students’ development:

🎯 Understanding Yourself Leads to Academic Success:

Recognizing Strengths and Weaknesses: Self-reflection exercises in the Suite help students identify their strengths and areas for growth, empowering them to leverage strengths and address weaknesses.
Goals and Values: The Future Authoring program guides students in articulating long-term goals and values, aligning academic pursuits with personal aspirations for increased motivation and focus.
Cultivating Resilience: Self-discovery fosters resilience by helping students understand potential obstacles and develop strategies to overcome them, crucial for navigating academic challenges effectively.

🙌Strategy: Encourage journaling or reflection exercises to deepen self-awareness and track progress towards goals.

🧩 Empowering Students to Shape Their Future:

Taking Ownership of Learning: Engagement in the Self Authoring Suite enables students to take charge of their educational journey, actively setting meaningful goals and mapping out strategies for achievement.
Building Confidence and Self-Efficacy: Progress towards goals boosts confidence and self-efficacy, instilling belief in one’s ability to succeed academically and beyond.
Enhancing Time Management and Organization: Goal-setting promotes effective time management and organization, teaching students to prioritize tasks and maintain balance.

🙌Strategy: Break down long-term goals into manageable steps, creating a timeline for tracking progress.

🧩 Fostering Well-being Through Self-Reflection:

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion: The Suite encourages reflection on thoughts, emotions, and experiences, fostering mindfulness and self-compassion essential for emotional well-being.
Strengthening Relationships: Self-discovery deepens understanding of self and others, fostering empathy and communication skills crucial for building supportive relationships.
Promoting Balance and Self-Care: Identifying values and priorities helps students strike a balance between academics and self-care, ensuring holistic well-being.

🙌Strategy: Integrate mindfulness practices into daily routines for self-awareness and stress reduction.

In 2019 I decided to take the Self Authoring course, and found it to have a positive influence on my understanding of how I think, and the choices I make. It provides a framework for students, including myself, to embark on a journey of self-discovery, goal-setting, and holistic well-being. By leveraging self-awareness and intentionality, students can unlock their potential and thrive academically and personally. If you’re interested in learning more or exploring implementation strategies, feel free to reach out for further guidance and support. Your journey towards self-discovery and success begins now!

Here is a link to the program : 

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