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Welcome to Permission to be ADHD, or what we call P2B for short!
We're glad you're here, so what's this about?
This is a monthly or annual community subscription for ADHDers by ADHDers who understand what does and does not work for us and have created a healing environment where we can experience safety, belonging, and dignity as we regroup, get empowered, and grow together!
Come on in, take a breath, and do with others what we cannot do alone! We know the key to skill building, emotion regulation, and overall better living begins with a community of like-minded ADHDers who have the same goal….a less complicated life!
"Why should I be doing this now?"
No one has ever done what we are trying to do before…you will be a trailblazer in the ADHD community. Be one of the first people to help us show that there is power in community learning. You often hear your ADHD peers complaining about the many methods they’ve tried to help manage their ADHD with little to no success…it’s because most of what’s available is individual, isolated, one on one programs with therapists, courses, or activities meant to be done by yourself. When you are constantly surrounded by people who can’t understand, including the professionals trying to help you, it feels impossible. Feeling alienated stops progress.
We need to change the way we interact with ADHD, it is a different kind of normal, and there is nothing wrong with us. In order to break the narrative that we are ‘abnormal’ or ‘lazy’ or ‘unreliable’, we need the perspective of all of us collectively to change it and create an environment that can actually heal us and make room for growth. The reason the other methods fail is because they are trying to teach us to appear neurotypical, when we should be learning how to embrace our strengths and educate others on how WE like to function….because we deserve to function the way that we are without being changed.
This program is right for you if…
All of us at PermissiontobeADHD have been there, and we know how hard it is. We've learned that breaking out of this pattern is something you can’t do alone.
So...What's the solution?
Healing and skill building cannot happen without the support and understanding of others who have ADHD and are working to build better lives for themselves.
Community is what is going to break you out of this cycle and make you feel safe enough to actually live your life the way YOU want. You deserve to be able to function without constant stress and overwhelming exhaustion.
We have built a program that functions through community-based learning and courses where you get to decide how you want to learn and how fast you’d like to go. You will make lifelong friends who understand the struggle of ‘existing with extra steps’, who will listen when things get tough and help keep you motivated when that executive function disorder rears its ugly head.
You might be wondering, who are we and why us specifically? All of us here at Permission to be ADHD has ADHD and serendipitously came together to build this program because of the same shared experience….we all grew up without help for our ADHD; in fact, we all grew up with criticism, judgment, and exclusion because of our ADHD. We all had to figure out how to survive and function in a world that made it extremely difficult...a world that didn’t recognize ADHD or its symptoms. A few of us in particular weren’t even diagnosed until much later on in life, and if we had the resources and the support group we needed earlier, it would have saved us from a great deal of suffering and isolation. We had to figure out all of this the hard way, and we want to share our skills and experience with you so that nobody else has to spend years struggling by themselves.
Our most fearless P2B Leader is our Founder and CEO, Marise Rowell, who grew up with ADHD before it was a thing! Despite her ADHD, she successfully graduated Cum Laude from Tulane University with a B.A. and then a Master's at Auburn in Speech Communication and Training and Development, created a successful career as a Certified Hotel Administrator, experienced a few other changes and starts, and wound up changing careers mid-life to become an LCPC in Montana! She then became an ADHD specialist in her community, and realized in her private practice that traditional therapy models are not very conducive for ADHDers! So, she's transitioned to ADHD Community Designer, Manager, and Coach so we can build like-minded ADHD communities and do together what we cannot do alone, which is heal from our ADHD-related traumas and create our Best ADHD Lives!
In our free Facebook Group, we learned that affordability and accessibility are the greatest barriers to finding and keeping ADHD support. What a tragedy! We also know trying to feel better about yourself and your ADHD using neurotypical standards and expectations leads to functional disaster, and a host of what are called "co-morbid disorders" such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, and other mental health challenges. BUT...we have an answer to all this...
Still wondering if this is right for you?
"This sounds too good to be true, I've already spent so much money for not many results, and I don't have anymore time..."
We have worked incredibly hard to make all of this as affordable as possible, we want to help as many people as we can for as long as we can. The decided monthly subscription price is roughly the amount you’d pay for a nice dinner out. One slightly fancy dinner or an ENTIRE month of constant support and opportunities to learn and grow? We felt like the answer was pretty obvious for us.
"This looks like it could become overwhelming..."
You might be feeling the pressure of having potential courses to complete and the social obligation of the community, but we want you to know that there is ZERO pressure. You have as much time as you want, and you don’t even have to complete our courses to succeed. They are supplements, simply being a part of the community will improve your way of life. You will learn secondhand from your peers and feel motivated naturally through the discourse there! The point of this is recognizing that every ADHD’er has their own pace and habits, we are here to accommodate and compliment your way of learning. Don’t forget that all of us here have the same kind of procrastination bugs and cycles of productivity, we get it! A lot of failed task completion for ADHD’ers stems from shame. There is no shame here, there is no right or wrong way to participate!
Let's work together so ADHDers everywhere can have full Permission to be ADHD, love themselves and appreciate their talents. We invite you to join us to Create Your BEST ADHD Life!