My name is Adam Brett Lowery. I am a Mental Health Counselor, Author, Host of The Cognitive Rampage Podcast and a Mental Trainer. I also take an activist role in treatment reform. I founded the diagnosis Athletes Depression, and the integrative psychological approach Transrational Structural Behavior Theory (TSBT). In my heart I am a father, son, brother, friend and humanitarian. In my spirit I am a teacher and protector.
Through a emotionally, verbally and sometimes physically violent childhood my only focus was my dream to play Professional Football. A college injury ended my NFL dreams. Angry, I chose a life of drug dealing that soon entwined with addiction. I transitioned to the nightclub business a saw quick success, but violence and addiction followed. I kept it masked by money and parties. One night after a random sixteen hour life contemplation session I left my career, gave away all my things, left a four year relationship and friends behind to embark on my walkabout, or what I now call my Spiritual Rampage.
For 2 years I wandered from the Florida Keys to Tennessee, even a First Nation Reservation in New Mexico. I returned home a man on a mission to change self and help others do the same. Within 4 years I completed 2 degrees, published The Cognitive Rampage, launched a podcast and founded the Athletes Depression diagnosis. I Cognitively Rampage (Speak) on all things mental health, all social issues connected to mental health and athlete specific related mental health.
In my flow time you will find me in the great outdoors. I surf, dive, spearfish, kayak and offshore fish, hike, hunt my food and have survived on a deserted island. If nature isn’t calling, you’ll find me at reggae concerts, music festivals or cooking for friends and family. I have a serious addiction to the minimalist lifestyle, the road, podcasts, competence, new experiences and randomness. I talk to strangers, and too much. I love everybody, including you. A secret about this book; my Life Philosophy is hidden within these pages, just like yours.
I believe uncomfortable is where the change is. I believe in the power of you.