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A novel, neurologically based behavioural treatment to manage symptoms of ADHD

The Problem

  • ADHD brings with it a host of behaviours which seem paradoxical, confusing (to the people with ADHD, as well as to those around them)
  • People with ADHD engage in a variety of behaviours (such as procrastination, novelty seeking, and anxiety) that are "effective" in the short term, but which can have devastating long-term impacts on self-confidence, relationships, career and academic success, and physical and mental health
  • Treatment with medications helps many people with ADHD, but many people cannot take medications because of side effects or health concerns
  • Even with medication, most adults with ADHD continue to struggle with their symptoms
  • Currently, most of the recommended psycho-social treatments are some form of cognitive-behavioural treatment, which require sustained attention and effort - something people with ADHD aren't very good at
  • Many therapists approach ADHD symptoms from a random, behavioural, coaching perspective without having the knowledge of underlying dynamics needed for a longer term and more effective approach

The Solution

… there is another way to conceptualize ADHD behaviours


... you had a better understanding of that different conceptualization


 you had a structured approach to addressing individual symptoms


... you understood how anxiety can be an "adaptive symptom" of ADHD or a separate disorder, and how to treat each differently based on the origin of the anxiety


... you could help clients understand the addictive nature of their ADHD behaviours, and support them in finding better ways to cope

I can help you with that!

Let me Introduce Myself

My name is Linda Tilley. I am:


  • Registered Psychologist in Alberta, Canada
  • Clinical Counseling Hypnotherapist
  • Three decades of counseling experience
  • I have almost 2 decades of experience talking to hundreds of people with ADHD, working with them to understand what was happening and help them to find better strategies
  • I have watched my clients struggle to gain control of their ADHD symptoms, and I have learned from listening to their struggles and solutions
  • Many of my clients has seen therapists before who said that they specialized in ADHD, but they were not helpful. Clients tell me that my program makes sense, and they have encouraged me to teach this program to other counsellors.




That’s why I developed the

Breaking the ADHD Code


Breaking the ADHD Code (BTAC)

The BTAC program is an online program offered via live webinars and pre-recorded videos. In includes:
  • Approximately 6 hours of pre-recorded videos (the same videos that comprise the "Adrenaline Addiction in ADHD" program -
  • Either 4 weeks or 1 full day of live online training to help you understand these concepts at a deeper level and to know how to implement them with clients
  • A follow-up class one month after the initial training to help you implement the strategies with clients
  • Ongoing free monthly webinars to support implementing the program
  • Specific focus on understanding how the Adrenaline-Dopamine Cycle and the ADHD Wave can lead to negative behavioural and health outcomes
  • Strategies to address specific ADHD challenges, including sleep, anxiety, nutrition, and self-regulation
  • Discussion of specific challenges you will encounter with clients when working within this program
  • Specific focus on dealing with trauma when working within this model
  • A guidebook and materials that you can use to help guide your work with clients

The BTAC program is the therapist training program for a model of ADHD that I have developed. To get an overview of this model, click the link below to watch the free introductory video.

Who is This Course For

  • You are a professional therapist or coach who is interested in learning more about really helping people with ADHD
  • You feel frustrated at a lack of progress in otherwise highly motivated clients
  • You lack the tools beyond CBT to help ADHD clients address everyday challenges
  • You want a new, more effective model for treatment of ADHD in adults, youth, and children.

By the end of this course, you will understand:

  •  Why adults with ADHD keep cycling through different challenges in the therapists office;
  •  How adrenaline-seeking behaviours stimulate dopamine release, and become addictive;
  •  The impact of the Adrenaline-Dopamine cycle on the lives and mental health of adults with  ADHD;
  •  How the Adrenaline-Dopamine cycle impacts relationships;
  •  The role of predictable fluctuations in energy, mood and focus in many adults with ADHD;
  •  How to help adults with ADHD think differently about medication
  •  Practical, ADHD-specific strategies to address lifestyle factors, including sleep, nutrition, and self-regulation;
  •  And most importantly, how to use this knowledge to help your ADHD clients make real changes in their lives.

Get All this for an Investment of


Next Offering planned for Fall 2024. Contact me to be notified when the date is finalized.



Early Registration Discount of 10%

If discount not applied automatically, use discount code: "btacearlybird"


Friends of Daybreak Therapy: Contact me for a DISCOUNT CODE



Registration closes: TBA


What People are Saying About BTAC

I'm receiving such gratitude and appreciation for this information from my clients. Thank You!

Sarah-Louise Murray, B3 Psychological Services, Alberta, Canada


Thank you Linda for sharing your wealth of ADHD experience, knowledge and wisdom with people living with ADHD, and those of us who work in the ADHD community.  I’ve worked with individuals with ADHD for 12 years now, and your adrenaline/cortisol addiction model is one of the most exciting things that I have seen in this field for a few years. Your model makes so much sense of ADHD behaviors and experiences and with that, you’ve created a coherent and practical treatment protocol.

I’m so appreciative of your generosity in sharing resources on-line for the public as well as offering your time, knowledge and support for professionals. You truly have contributed to our profession and made a difference.

Cheryl Becker, Cheryl Becker & Associates, Alberta, Canada


I found the "Breaking the ADHD Code" workshop run by Linda to be informative on a theoretical, biological and experiential level. As a relatively new therapist to the field, ADHD is a frequent challenge I see in my practice that many clients have been diagnosed or begin to realize are strongly connected to presenting concerns of anxiety and emotional dysregulation. This course really helped lay a foundational understanding of what may be going on in the brain with ADHD, how it translates to certain behaviours / patterns / challenges as it relates to the adrenaline / dopamine cycle. Linda's teaching videos are sequential, and have a lot of "meat' that requires several rounds of rewatching to let the information sink in for therapists and clients alike. I feel much more confident in using her model and understanding of ADHD to help my own clients and look forward to implementing it in my work.

Dallas Thomas, Alberta, Canada


Linda Tilley's "Breaking the ADHD Code" training is informative and relevant to my work as a psychotherapist. I feel much better equipped to work with clients who have been diagnosed with or present with symptoms of ADHD in my practice. Linda Tilley has a wealth of knowledge and experience in treating clients with ADHD. Her warm and approachable style greatly enhanced my comfort level and learning experience. I highly recommend the course for anyone working with this population. 

Sharon Wade, Yukon Territories, Canada


I recently completed the training and this model resonates strongly with my clients.  Their eyes tend to light with a spark of recognition and then a relief that they are not alone in their experience.  The materials are well organized, engaging,  and practical.  Much gratitude to Linda Tilley for this very helpful training."

        Diane Milton, Ontario, Canada


Yesterday was excellent!! I am impressed with the work and your knowledge and expertise. With participants from across Canada I see great potential for further workshops and the implementation of your work to benefit others. As a presenter you are down to earth and authentic, making the participants feel comfortable and engaged.

Wendy Creighton-Lacroix, Edmonton, Canada


I really enjoyed and learned a lot from the Breaking the ADHD code.I also want to say how refreshing it is to learn something from a practitioner's experience instead of from research.
It fits my learning style. I learn better from real people who have reflected on real experiences. 
Therese Gallant, New Brunswick, Canada


  • When are Live Webinars held? The online full-day webinar will be between 9:00 to 4:30 Mountain Standard Time on the scheduled day. There will be a follow-up class 3-4 weeks after the initial webinar. The date of the follow-up class will be announced during the webinar.

  • What qualifications do I need to take the BTAC course? You need to be a professional mental health therapist who is registered with an appropriate licensing organization. Registered Psychologists, Registered Clinical Social Workers, Psychiatric Nurses, Doctors, and Canadian Clinical Counsellors will all qualify. Others can contact me with their qualifications to see if they can take the course.

  • Does BTAC Qualify for Continuing Education Credits? Not at this time.

  • Do I Have to Attend the Live Webinars? No, but it is very much preferred. If you wish to be listed on the page for trained providers, you must attend the live sessions and I need to be confident that you can apply this program reliably. Some exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Otherwise, all live webinars will be recorded and will be available for viewing at any time.

  • How Long Will I Have Access to the Course Material? Once the course is completed you will have access to all of the course materials for one year. You may also download the materials for your own personal use.

  • What if I Need More Training? This model can be complex for some people to grasp. In light of that, I will allow people who have taken the course to attend a second webinar for no extra cost, as long as there is room in the class.
  • What Does the Course Cost? The BTAC course is $367 + applicable tax.

  • What is the Cancellation / Refund policy? If registration is cancelled you will be refunded the full registration cost minus a $25 administration fee. However, links to course materials are provided immediately upon registration and if you review the videos before cancellation, you will be refunded 50% of your payment. Feel free to contact me if you have any concerns about this policy.

  • How Can I Pay? Payment can be made by Visa, Mastercard, or e-transfer. To pay, hit the "Count Me In" button. If you prefer, you can contact me directly to make a payment - hit the "Contact" button below.

  • How Do I Register? Hit the "Count Me In" button above!

  • What if I Have Other Questions? Hit the "Contact" button below and send me an email - I'll be happy to answer your questions