About Bryan Hutchinson and ADDer World:
After struggling through a painful childhood, a frustrating young adulthood, and a decade in therapy, Bryan Hutchinson finally found the key to unlocking the complexities of his mind. He was diagnosed with ADHD, type 1 (inattentive) at 37 years old – and after his initial shock at the diagnosis, he was ultimately filled with liberation and validation, knowing finally that he wasn’t simply lazy, or a failure, or incapable of sustaining relationships and living a life of purpose. He embarked on a journey of self-discovery, learning along the way the power of positive thinking and reframing his negative self-image into a positive one filled with optimism.
As he learned more about ADHD, and met more and more people like him, who had felt like failures for their entire lives, who lived with pain and self-loathing every day, who felt powerless to change their lives, Bryan was filled with a need to bring to others the peace and hope that he himself had found. He wrote his first book, “One Boy’s Struggle: A Memoir – Surviving Life with Undiagnosed ADD” in the hope that people reading his book would know that the higher ground is out there, and more importantly, no matter how far down you are, the higher ground is within your grasp. Bryan has come so far, through therapy and mentorship, that it’s often assumed by those that don’t know him or haven’t read his book, that his ADHD is only a mild case. It’s only after you understand where he came from, that his current success becomes inspirational.
Bryan has become an advocate in the ADHD community. His blog, www.ADDerWorld.com
, is an online journal of his experiences and opinions concerning life and ADHD. In many ways Bryan’s blog is a continuance of his first book. His second book, “The Brilliant Reality of ADHD”, is a collection of his personal blog posts, as well as new articles written especially for the book. He also created the www.ADDerWorld.ning.com social network
, which is quickly growing to be one of the largest and most active ADHD websites on the net, where those touched by ADHD can come together as a community to support and encourage each other in both struggles and triumphs. Bryan’s dream for ADDer World is for it to become an organization of motivational encouragement, spreading positive thinking and positive redirection for those struggling with the frustrations of ADHD. He has participated in limited public speaking and looks forward to expanding in that area to continue to assist others in various ways, highlighting the realities of ADHD, and showing how positive thinking can help ADDers take control of their traits and realize their talents.
Bryan is married to a wonderfully supportive and inspiring woman, Joan. She has been a true guiding force in Bryan’s life, showing him unconditional support and unfailing belief in his abilities. Bryan and Joan spend time together watching movies and taking day trips to different cities, just to walk around and experience the sights. He devotes most of his spare time to advancing ADDer World, providing hope and inspiration for people with ADHD everywhere.
Bio written by Jennifer Kuntzi