Neurodivergent Wednesday: Mental Health made easy

2pm on Wed 24th June

Mental health?

Have you ever been confused about someone saying this is a mental health condition? How does mental health develop and what tools can you learn to help. All of this and more will be covered in my discussion with ex-GP Mind Coach, Richard de Souza. We will also discuss how mental health relates to learning differences.

Olive Hickmott is a health and learning coach with a wealth of experience working with neurodivergent students. Let her and Richard help you connect the dots, so you can understand the connection to mental health.

2pm on Wednesday 24th June: Register here to join this week’s zoom or join Facebook live (for the 10 minute summary) and type your questions.

The event consists of a short (max 15 mins) session, that is recorded and streamed to Facebook live, and then an unrecorded question and answer discussion follows for those on this week’s Zoom. Do join in; and bring your questions along.

Olive Hickmott
olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk

You can read more about these visualisation techniques and more case studies in the book The Elephants in The Classroom – uncovering every student’s natural power of mental imagery to enhance learning available here ,  and also from Amazon USAAmazon UKKindle.

#Neurodivergent #empoweringlearning #theelephantsintheclassroom #mentalimagery #mentalhealth #learningdifferences

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Catching up with visual learning is fun for all kids

A simple solution

During lock-down I have been creating short videos of the key visual skills to improve literacy and numeracy for visual creative students. There are only 4 vital topics: reducing anxiety, finding strengths, visualising words and numbers.

As I know that parents have very limited time, some are as short as 5 minutes some a bit longer. Download the attached single pages and choose which Youtubes best meet your needs. You can even let your child try them out for themselves – learning visually is fun and matches how many learn best. Students can change rapidly when they get the right strategy that matches their skills.

Here is a very brief summary of the material attached. This vital knowledge is not just for your child / student but for you too, to understand the key visual skills they have missed.

Watch the short summary recording on youtube: https://youtu.be/11BcOSVXp2s

Olive Hickmott
olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk

You can read more about these visualisation techniques and more case studies in the book The Elephants in The Classroom – uncovering every student’s natural power of mental imagery to enhance learning available here ,  and also from Amazon USAAmazon UKKindle.

#Neurodivergent #empoweringlearning #theelephantsintheclassroom #mentalimagery #literacy #numeracy

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Neurodivergent Wednesday: Weird symptoms of being ungrounded

2pm on Wednesday 17th June: Listen to the brief recording here

Are you feeling safe?

Do you or your child have these symptoms? Feeling unsafe, being deaf, not being able to wee/poo, can’t sleep, talking rapidly, wobbly, head banging, frantically running up and down the stairs, highly sensitive, hates clothes, clumsy, hyper-mobility, doesn’t get risk when crossing the road, no memory of bad behavior.

Being ungrounded can generate some really odd symptoms that you would not necessarily connect. In 10 minutes I will help you join the dots for you.

Olive Hickmott is a health and learning coach with a wealth of experience working with neurodivergent students, who are often ungrounded. Let her help you connect the dots, so you can understand the importance of grounding.

Listen to the brief recording here: https://youtu.be/MYKvvLCssCA

Olive Hickmott
olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk

You can read more about these visualisation techniques and more case studies in the book The Elephants in The Classroom – uncovering every student’s natural power of mental imagery to enhance learning available here ,  and also from Amazon USAAmazon UKKindle.

#Neurodivergent #empoweringlearning #theelephantsintheclassroom #mentalimagery #grounding #memory #ungrounded #cantpoo #cantsleep #deaf #highlysensitive #hatesclothes #clumsy #hypermobility #nomemory

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Neurodivergent Wednesday – Sleep – a Vital Skill for Well-being

10am on Wednesday 17th June: Listen to the brief recording

Oh, to sleep like this

Sleeping is so often a challenge and maybe you have tried all the usual things for you and your child. But what do you know about sleep cycles, how to stay asleep all night and wake up feeling refreshed. What is your child’s behavior like after a disrupted night’s sleep? I learnt this the hard way. You can learn in just 10-15 minutes the essential knowledge.

This vital knowledge is not just for your child but for you too.

Listen to the brief recording here: https://youtu.be/bIuqHXagAro

Olive Hickmott
olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk

You can read more about these visualisation techniques and more case studies in the book The Elephants in The Classroom – uncovering every student’s natural power of mental imagery to enhance learning available here ,  and also from Amazon USAAmazon UKKindle.

#Neurodivergent #empoweringlearning #theelephantsintheclassroom #mentalimagery #sleeping #sleep

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Neurodivergent Wednesday: #2. Grounding and Learning

Listen to the brief recording here: https://youtu.be/IS3BtyW0RzA

Being ungrounded when trying to learn or remember anything, looks roughly like this: loads of windows open, no structure, unable to concentrate, a bit wobbly and mounting confusion. Sound familiar? Whether you are a parent, a teacher or a student understanding this connection will make so much sense; and why didn’t anyone tell you this before – few people know. People tell me that “grounding is possibly the most vital component of the whole Empowering Learning toolbox of skills, everyone should know about this”.

You can learn why grounding is so important for everyone’s learning, especially any neurodivergent students, who may come with a variety of diagnoses such as ADHD, ASD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, etc. You can learn the skills simply and easily for yourself, with just a bit of practice and no cost.

Listen to the brief recording here: https://youtu.be/IS3BtyW0RzA

Olive Hickmott
olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk

You can read more about these visualisation techniques and more case studies in the book The Elephants in The Classroom – uncovering every student’s natural power of mental imagery to enhance learning available here ,  and also from Amazon USAAmazon UKKindle.

** BDA statistics

#Neurodivergent #empoweringlearning #theelephantsintheclassroom #mentalimagery #grounding #learning #memory #ASD #ADHD #Dyslexia #Dyspraxia

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Neurodivergent Wednesday – Grounding – what is it, why is it so important and what’s the connection with Learning

Listen to the brief recording: https://youtu.be/TQ7xB8Mgn08

Grounding is something that many people don’t know about and why it is so important for learning and so much more. This session will explain what grounding is, in answer to those people who look at me somewhat surprised and think it is something to do with being sent to your bedroom for misbehaving.

With so much happening at the moment, at such a fast pace, it is difficult to remain grounded and not exhausted. So join us for a quick session on the importance of grounding, what grounding is and how to stay grounded when you want.

Listen to the brief recording here: https://youtu.be/TQ7xB8Mgn08

Olive Hickmott
olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk

You can read more about these visualisation techniques and more case studies in the book The Elephants in The Classroom – uncovering every student’s natural power of mental imagery to enhance learning available here ,  and also from Amazon USAAmazon UKKindle.

#Neurodivergent #empoweringlearning #theelephantsintheclassroom #mentalimagery #grounding #learning

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Neurodivergent Wednesday: When Dyslexia overlaps with ADHD

Listen to the brief recording here: https://youtu.be/uW-sn4FT7XM

Many youngsters with ADHD are also most like to have a learning difficulty, probably Dyslexia**. According to a Facebook post I did, loads of children have both. You can disconnect these with understanding 3 common factors that most parents and teachers are unaware of.

This short video introduces how to do this.

The event consists of a short (max 15 mins) session, that is recorded, and then an unrecorded question and answer discussion. Do join in if you can and bring your questions along.

Olive Hickmott
olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk

You can read more about these visualisation techniques and more case studies in the book The Elephants in The Classroom – uncovering every student’s natural power of mental imagery to enhance learning available here ,  and also from Amazon USAAmazon UKKindle.

** BDA statistics

#Neurodivergent #empoweringlearning #theelephantsintheclassroom #mentalimagery #asd #adhd #mentalimagery #dyslexia

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Neurodivergent Wednesday – Remembering what you read and comprehension

Listen to a brief recording here: https://youtu.be/3Msac-H3J5Y

There is a simple skill to remembering what you read and finding comprehension easy, which is available to everyone. Join us and find out the secrets using your own mental imagery.

Listen to a brief recording here: https://youtu.be/3Msac-H3J5Y

Olive Hickmott
olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk

You can read more about these visualisation techniques and more case studies in the book The Elephants in The Classroom – uncovering every student’s natural power of mental imagery to enhance learning available here ,  and also from Amazon USAAmazon UKKindle.

#Neurodivergent #empoweringlearning #theelephantsintheclassroom #mentalimagery #comprehension

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Neurodivergent Wednesday: The power of breathing to regulate emotions.

Listen to the brief recording here: https://youtu.be/X96vfKZr19w

Good breathing?

There is so much stress and anxiety around at the moment this short webinar with cover the basics of breathing and how it relates to Neurodiversity, especially ADHD and ASD.

The event consists of a short (max 15 mins) session, that is recorded, and then an unrecorded question and answer discussion. Do join in if you can and bring your questions along.

Olive Hickmott
olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk

You can read more about these visualisation techniques and more case studies in the book The Elephants in The Classroom – uncovering every student’s natural power of mental imagery to enhance learning available here ,  and also from Amazon USAAmazon UKKindle.

#Neurodivergent #empoweringlearning #theelephantsintheclassroom #mentalimagery #asd #adhd #mentalimagery

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Neurodivergent Wednesday – Remembering what you read and comprehension

Listen to the brief recording here: https://youtu.be/3Msac-H3J5Y

There is a simple skill to remembering what you read and finding comprehension easy, which is available to everyone. Join us and find out the secrets using your own mental imagery.

Listen to the brief recording here: https://youtu.be/3Msac-H3J5Y

Olive Hickmott
olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk

You can read more about these visualisation techniques and more case studies in the book The Elephants in The Classroom – uncovering every student’s natural power of mental imagery to enhance learning available here ,  and also from Amazon USAAmazon UKKindle.

#Neurodivergent #empoweringlearning #theelephantsintheclassroom #mentalimagery #comprehension

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