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Dr. Daniel Amen and
Dr. Jesse Payne’s

Brain Thrive by 25 - Basic

Let’s help young brains become great!

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Your brain doesn’t fully develop until your mid-twenties, and it’s involved in everything you do. This non-accredited course includes 12 exclusive evidence-based video modules with downloadable slides, worksheets and practical lab sessions led by brain imaging specialist, Daniel G. Amen, MD and Professor Dr. Jesse Payne. It will help you become the adult you want to be.

What you will learn…
Brain development

Understand the essentials for better brain health to nurture, protect, and improve your developing mind

Achieving success

Avoid the not-so-obvious bad (brain) habits – and passive thoughts

Educate others

Identify how your brain and the brains of others can help in relationships, academics, work and replace them with good ones


Decrease the occurrence of depreciating and start achieving goals by modifying your lifestyle and diet to optimize brain function

Brain Thrive by 25 Basic

Course Outline

Brain Basics
Learn brain basics: its complexity, fragility, plasticity, ability to change and how it controls every aspect of your life.
The Brain Before 25
Learn about the developing mind, the importance of protecting it and how to nurture healthy development.
Prefrontal Cortex & Executive Function
Discover how the PFC is related to focus, concentration, organization, impulse control and more.
The Cingulate & Cognitive Flexibility
Learn how the cingulate is involved with flexibility, stubbornness, obsessiveness and letting go.
Basal Ganglia & Deep Limbic System
Learn about anxiety, predicting the worst, depression, emotions, bonding and relationships.
Impact of Drugs & Alcohol
See the destructive impact of drugs like marijuana and alcohol on the brain with real brain images.
Other Ways We Hurt The Brain
Learn how television, trauma, environmental toxins, technology, lack of sleep, etc. hurt the brain.
Brain Struggles and Mental Health
Learn about the stigma of mental illness and how it is related to brain function; and the effects of specific brain struggles.
Understanding Other People's Brains
Learn how your brain and the brains of others can help in relationships, academics, work and in achieving goals.
Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs)
Discover how destructive ANTs are physically and emotionally to you. Learn specific ANT species and how to combat them.
Nutrition & Physical Exercise
Learn how food and exercise have a direct impact on the way your brain works, for better or for worse.
Mental Exercise & Stress Reduction
Understand how lifelong learning keeps the brain from disconnecting and how to combat the toxic effects of chronic stress.
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Meet Your Instructors

Dr. Daniel G. Amen, MD

Dr. Daniel Amen’s mission is to end mental illness by creating a revolution in brain health. He is dedicated to providing the education, products, and services to accomplish this goal. Dr. Amen is a physician, adult and child psychiatrist, and founder of Amen Clinics with 11 locations across the U.S. Amen Clinics has the world’s largest database of brain scans for psychiatry totaling more than 210,000 SPECT scans on patients from 155 countries. He is the founder of BrainMD, a fast growing, science-based nutraceutical company, and Amen University, which has trained thousands of medical and mental health professionals on the methods he has developed.

Dr. Amen is one of the most visible and influential experts on brain health and mental health with millions of followers on social media. In 2020 Dr. Amen launched his digital series Scan My Brain featuring high-profile actors, musical artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, and influencers that airs on YouTube and Instagram. Over 90 episodes have aired, turning it into viral social media content with collectively millions of views. He has also produced 17 national public television shows about the brain and his online videos on brain and mental health have been viewed over 300 million times. Dr. Amen is a 12-time New York Times bestselling author, including Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, The End of Mental Illness, Healing ADD, and many more. His highly anticipated new book is Change Your Brain Every Day: Simple Daily Practices to Strengthen Your Mind, Memory, Moods, Focus, Energy, Habits, and Relationships will be released March 23rd, 2023.

Dr. Jesse Payne, Ed.D, MA

Dr. Payne has been involved in education since 2000, beginning with non-directive play therapy/group instruction and general teaching for elementary-aged students. He has taught in kindergarten, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and in high school. He also spent five years as the Director of Education for Amen Clinics, Inc., and an additional three years as their Director of Human Resources.

Dr. Payne is the author of several books and programs, including: Brain Thrive by 25 (2018), Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Before 25 (2014), Understanding Differences in Perceptions of Effective Urban Elementary School Principals Among Various Educational Stakeholders (2012), Making a Good Brain Great: High School Course (2009), and What I Learned from a Penguin: A Story on How to Help People Change (2006).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should teens and young adults care about brain health?

Your brain is involved in everything you do and everything you are, including how you think, how you feel, how you act, and how well you get along with other people. Your brain is the key to living the life you want and achieving your goals. Because the brain is still developing until you reach age 25, it is critical to learn to love and optimize your brain as it develops.

How can an optimized brain help you?

· Have greater academic success

· Get a job you like

· Gain confidence to start your own business

· Think more creatively

· Meet your deadlines

· Take smarter risks

· Reach your full potential

· Give you a competitive edge

· Help you achieve success at work

· Have better relationships

· Be physically healthier (because you make better decisions)

· Be wealthier (because you make smarter financial decisions)

What are some signs that your brain is troubled?

If your brain is troubled, you are much more likely to have problems, including issues with learning, planning, focus, organization, moods, anxiety, memory, stress, and relationships. The good news is that this course can help you enhance brain health to overcome such problems.

Are all brains the same?

The brain SPECT imaging work at Amen Clinics has revealed that not all brains are alike. In fact, we have identified brain activity patterns that are associated with certain personality traits. We have discovered 5 primary brain types:

· Balanced Brain

· Spontaneous Brain

· Persistent Brain

· Sensitive Brain

· Cautious Brain

In this course, you’ll learn how to determine your brain type. Knowing your brain type will help you know more about how you interact with the world, but it will also help you know how to optimize your specific brain to smooth out some of the rough edges in your life and understand what is more likely to make you happy.

Do I need to be a doctor or scientist to understand the material in this course?

No! None of the material in this course is hard to learn. It is designed to be fun, informative, and practical. You can take what you learn and start implementing it in your life today!

How can this course help young people develop better brains?

This course provides practical strategies that teens and young adults can follow to optimize brain health.

How much does the Brain Thrive by 25 Basic Course Cost?

You can get this course now for $129. The full price is valued at $249

You get unlimited access to every lesson in this course

How does the 14-day guarantee work?

All Amen University courses adhere to our 14-day, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If for any reason you decide you want a refund, simply contact us within 14 days of signing up and we will promptly refund 100% of your money, no questions asked.

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