Focus a Distracted Brain

We offer specific tools and practices to calm a Distracted Brain. Read about your subtype below, then choose the tools and practices you'd like to use on your pathway to focus.

About the Distracted Brain

What Is the Distracted Brain?

A distracted brain is the most common Focus subtype. The key chemical imbalances involved with this subtype are most often lower-than-normal dopamine and/or norepinephrine.


The Science of the Distracted Brain (the short version!)

Dopamine and norepinephrine are two important neurotransmitters for a focused brain. Dopamine plays an important function in learning, motivation, goals, drive, and emotion. Norepinephrine helps keep you in a state of alertness and readiness to process stimuli around you. Too-high levels of glutamate (another neurotransmitter) may also be at play in the distracted brain and can affect the brain's ability to properly choose what to focus on. 


The Role of the Stress Response

The stress response is our normal human reaction to feeling threatened. Sensing danger, the brain activates the adrenal glands which then prepare us for action (this is often called the “fight or flight” response). This response is not bad in and of itself. In fact, studies show that short-term stress can even be good for us. 

However, if you are prone to a lack of focus or to anxiety, the stress response acts as an accelerant, adding fuel to the fire in your mind. So while it is important to calm the mind, that is often not enough to get a distracted, worried brain back in balance. You must also take measures to tame the stress response and eventually to address the sources of your stress. Otherwise, the embers of anxiety will stay lit, ready to flame up again as soon as the conditions are right.


The Good News

There are many things you can do to boost your resilience in the face of stress. And there are many strategies that can help you balance your subtype and focus a distracted brain. See below key tools to help you reclaim your focus.

Tools & Practices to Balance Your Subtype & Reclaim Focus

Nourish Your Brain

Looking to build a strong foundation? Start by giving your brain what it needs to find
its balance. Discover the best way to nourish yourself, including the specific foods & supplements to focus a Distracted Brain.

Learn About Diet & Supplements

Restore Your Brain

Looking for more in-depth support? The Natural Focus online program will walk you through the core knowledge, skills, & practices to balance your subtype & begin to reclaim your focus. This program begins in 2020.

Learn About the Online Program

Jumpstart Your Brain

Looking for a simple first step? The Distracted Brain Resilience Kit provides you with the
key supplements, tools, & supports to help you get started and stick with it. Pair this with the online program for a most complete approach.

Learn About the Resilience Kit

This website is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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RESTORE YOUR FOCUS

Online Program

You'll learn natural and mindfulness approaches to balance your subtype and reclaim your focus. This self-guided program allows you to move at your own pace, but is also complemented by a community group space. This space offers fresh monthly content and conversations to enrich your journey. Sign up for the waitlist to learn more and receive special early and discounted access when the program launches in Summer 2020.