A free event not to miss from Art Giser – see you there

Are you empathic (easily affected by other people’s emotions and energy)?

My gift for you: No cost transformative Energy Spa™ online:

Empaths: surviving to thriving to being a being a playful empath in 5 days

Without hard work, endlessly analyzing yourself, or feeling like you have to take care of everyone.

THIS IS FOR EMPATHS AND SENSITIVE PEOPLE.
 
(though anyone interested in energy work would also find this programmng to be life changing)


Empaths are people that are open energetically and absorb energy from other people.

Empaths range from mildly affected to very strongly affected by other people’s energy

It can be a wonderful, wonderful skill — if you are taught how to do it safely!

When you absorb energy from other people, you absorb their emotional energies and their thoughts.

So you feel unpleasant emotions that aren’t really yours. Since it isn’t your emotional energy, you can’t heal it. You can only try to handle it.

You have thoughts that aren’t really yours (it makes decision making and knowing what you REALLY want very hard)

It affects your vitality, health, well-being, mental health, and emotional health. You may have already learned some tools and concepts that help you with the struggles of being an empath.

You may have learned ways to try to protect yourself. And they may have helped.

But it isn’t enough.

It’s not your fault; you have reached the limit of what those tools and concepts can do.

The goal is not just to survive or handle being empathic.

The goal is to go from struggling with your empathic gifts to utilizing them, thriving, and then enjoying your empathic gifts.

This is a 5-day Energetic NLP Energy Spa™ session.

Each session is 60-70 minutes.
They will be recorded.

It’s great if you attend live, and the videos work too.

Schedule:

You start receiving benefits, as soon as you signup!

There are bonus video sessions you can use immediately after you sign up, to start your playful empath journey.

And you will be included in the energy field of the program as soon as you sign up. This is very powerful

Tuesday-Saturday
September 27- October 1

11 AM to 12 PM each day, PDT (Los Angeles)/ 2 PM-3 PM New York/ 7-8 PM/ London/ 9-10 PM Paris/ 11 PM-12 AM Kyiv

Approximately 60-minute sessions (they might run a few minutes later)

Each day’s session is recorded, and if you are there live you can ask questions and get individual attention!

You can still participate even if it has already started

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Each session recording will be available for 72 hours only

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#empaths #energeticNLP

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How to stop the “Tinys” from dropping into Dyslexia

Having taught creative imaginative dyslexics how to improve their literacy, for over two decades, by using their visual skills, it seems obvious to offer these skills to the very young to help them scaffold into phonics skills.  As we all know, prevention is much better than assessment, treatment, etc.

Scaffolding is an expression used in the early years to show how new skills can be developed by using existing strengths to support the transition.  This is exactly how word recognition skills can be used to improve phonic learning.  The principle of scaffolding will prepare early years with visual literacy skills that match their visual strengths, and hence when they move onto phonics; the phonemes will simply drop into their existing images of words.

Even the Department of Education acknowledges two parts to learning to read.  “Skilled word reading involves both the speedy working out of the pronunciation of unfamiliar printed words (decoding) and the speedy recognition of familiar printed words” [DfE].  The former is taught later, but word recognition can start much earlier, giving the student valuable scaffolding for phonics later. 

Empowering Learning has constantly built on visual strengths, and Tinys are creative geniuses with exceptional mental imagery.  Notice how visualisation helps them develop visual thinking skills for creativity, problem-solving, memory, critical thinking, curiosity, imagination, invention, and so much more; skills that are so much in demand for every human endeavour and supported by the early years curriculum.

To further explore this concept with young children, we are asking nurseries, preschools and parents to engage with this project to stop Tinys from dropping into Dyslexia.  Entitled Scaffold for Easy Literacy, we have initially created a video and materials to support parents and preschool practitioners.  Here is the link to our learning resource. There is a small change of £6 to join the project, but for September/October use the code Tinys101 to signup for lifetime free. We will add more valuable videos, resources, experiences, etc., into this collection and share our stories.  I encourage you to let us have yours.

Join our journey and see how you can help young children love literacy.  Together we can explore how to stop young children from dropping into Dyslexia.  Just imagine what that would do?  Dramatically reduce stress, costs and time wasted on a strategy that doesn’t work for some creative youngsters.

If you first want to know more about how visual learning can reduce Dyslexia, do join our free on-line webinar called “Ready to try a New Strategy for Dyslexia”. Link here to book.

My name is Olive Hickmott; I would be pleased to support you in any way I can.
You are welcome to contact me olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
Here you will find my learning platform for some of my training programmes  www.visualkids.co.uk
You will find other useful information and Practitioner Training at http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk
Here is my YouTube channel for more free resources: https://www.youtube.com/c/OliveHickmott
My latest books are:
The Elephants in the Classroom: using every student’s natural power of Mental Imagery to enhance learning: Neurodiversity through the lens of mental Imagery.
Bridges to Success – How to transform Learning Difficulties

#dyslexia #dyslexiaforvisualkids #olivehickmott #visuallearning #neurodiversity #literacy

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Can you consider that we have dyslexia the wrong way around?

Young children have a great skill for learning visually but many have not learned how to use this for words, the skill that fluent readers and spellers have developed naturally. The result, tests and assessments and much heartache for the child and the family. Then at the age of 7 they have a Dyslexia diagnosis. And what does that achieve? More of just the same teaching and more time in exams. It doesn’t take the lifetime of heartache, embarrassment, misery, etc away.

But after 22 years experience teaching Dyslexics to spell and read easily, based on the neuroscience and their strengths, it was obvious how to stop it happening. We were simply looking at the problem the wrong way around.

We know that phonics doesn’t work for every child, and for those creative, imaginative children who think differently from the way they are being taught in school, phonics creates learning difficulties.  But the government demands phonics only is taught from the Reception year.  (4-5-year-olds).

“It was just like magic, in 30 minutes on zoom my daughter learnt this skill”. Listen to Hana’s story here: htttps://youtu.be/C9TkU2P9bv0

First lets help you understand visual learning, an essential skill for all sorts of things.

Visual learning is not visual teaching, where you show someone a picture; visual learning is about the mental image pictures you make up in your head.  They may be something you have seen before, known as memory (visual recall), or new ones you have created, known as imagination (visual construct).  Let’s look at some examples, all of which require the use of mental images:

  • To find things, recognise people, remember stories, draw letters, “great memory men”, and know when words look wrong.
  • To recall a story
  • To recall what letters look like and to recognise simple words
  • To write letters and words.
  • To picture a story you want to write.
  • To recognise and understand numbers.
  • Creative play
  • Innovation and curiosity

From research carried out by NASA[i], we know that small children are “Creative Geniuses.”  It is, therefore, unlikely that they have any problems visualising.  But it is worth encouraging them to talk about their pictures to grow up with this invaluable visual skill.

So is your child a creative genius? Do they have great pictures stored in their head? When you ask them about an event do they look up to access their visual memory. This is a fabulous skill.

Interested to learn more and how we can together stop Dyslexia happening, follow this blog next time or join one of my free online live classes at www.visualkids.co.uk. Scroll down to Ready to try a Different Strategy for Dyslexia.


[i] Nasa Research. https://medium.com/@connect_75384/the-end-of-education-94f3a39fe97c

My name is Olive Hickmott; I would be pleased to support you in any way I can.
You are welcome to contact me olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
Here you will find my learning platform for some of my training programmes  www.visualkids.co.uk
You will find other useful information and Practitioner Training at http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk
Here is my YouTube channel for more free resources: https://www.youtube.com/c/OliveHickmott
My latest books are:
The Elephants in the Classroom: using every student’s natural power of Mental Imagery to enhance learning: Neurodiversity through the lens of mental Imagery.
Bridges to Success – How to transform Learning Difficulties

#dyslexia #dyslexiaforvisualkids #olivehickmott #visuallearning

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Parents can of course be deeply stressed when their child can’t read and/or spell ……..

They think….. “we have done something wrong”, “I am dyslexic so it it is my fault”, “they aren’t progressing in school, we have tried everything”…..”My bright creative child is so unhappy, I don’t know what to do”, “going back to school is a major stressor”.

But the reality and truth is that teachers are not taught how to teach bright, creative, imaginative children learn to spell and read visually. Neuroscience and even the DfE know that:

“Skilled word reading involves both the speedy working out of the pronunciation of unfamiliar printed words (decoding) and the speedy recognition of familiar printed words” [DfE]Department of Education, Development Matters. Revised July 2021. Bright, creative children often need to do the speedy recognition route before or at least in parallel with the decoding route.

It is not the parents or the teachers fault, it is simply a skill to learn within minutes and it is fun.

I have been teaching people to spell and read visually for 22 years and it works, in minutes not months. Do join my group coaching session for parents on Tuesday 6th September at 7pm. Sign up here for free. You will get new ways of looking at Dyslexia and skills to start helping your child.

My name is Olive Hickmott; I would be pleased to support you in any way I can.
You are welcome to contact me olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
Here you will find my learning platform for some of my training programmes  www.visualkids.co.uk
You will find other useful information and Practitioner Training at http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk
Here is my YouTube channel for more free resources: https://www.youtube.com/c/OliveHickmott
My latest books are:
The Elephants in the Classroom: using every student’s natural power of Mental Imagery to enhance learning: Neurodiversity through the lens of mental Imagery.
Bridges to Success – How to transform Learning Difficulties

#dyslexia #dyslexiaforvisualkids #olivehickmott #thetruth

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How do I know if my child is visualising words?

This is a question I often get asked, because it is a hidden skill. But is is very easy to detect and the vital skill for fluent reading and also spelling in English. When your child or student is visualising words they will be recognising them, using the express pathway in their brain that takes less than 150milliseconds (less than a heartbeat) to each one in the Word Form Area. [ref: Sally Shaywitz Overcoming Dyslexia].

When they slow down to decode a word then you will know they are not retaining an image of that word.

There is one more trick to help you – it is easier to visualise words when looking up so prop the book up when reading, they will have easier access to the Word Form Area. If your child is decoding every word, it will be slow and with just a few minutes explanation they can jump into word recognition. Enjoyment and understanding will all improve instantly.

To learn more join my next free webinar for Dyslexia or mental imagery at www.visualkids.co.uk

My name is Olive Hickmott; I would be pleased to support you in any way I can.
You are welcome to contact me olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
Here you will find my learning platform for some of my training programmes  www.visualkids.co.uk
You will find other useful information and Practitioner Training at http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk
Here is my YouTube channel for more free resources: https://www.youtube.com/c/OliveHickmott
My latest books are:
The Elephants in the Classroom: using every student’s natural power of Mental Imagery to enhance learning: Neurodiversity through the lens of mental Imagery.
Bridges to Success – How to transform Learning Difficulties

#sallyshaywitz #visualisingwords #Dyslexia

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Do you think your child maybe Dyslexic

But they are too young for a diagnosis. They seem to be getting really confused by words, and you keep being to they are just learning differently and wait and see what happens. The key time for this is often 3-6 years old.

There is one important question to ask, are they visualising words? It is a skill that few schools teach and it is vital for word recognition in the english language. The younger you learn the skill the better.

After 22 years of experience enabling children to use their visual talents to improve literacy, we have now developed the steps to ensure that children can grow up visualising easily, and developing the skills to visualise words, without any pressure to get the right answer.

Join us for a ground breaking free 60mins coaching session and learn how to encourage your very young children how to avoid dropping into Dyslexia. Wednesday 24th August 8pm UK time.

Register here. I look forward to meeting you.

My name is Olive Hickmott; I would be pleased to support you in any way I can.
You are welcome to contact me olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
Here you will find my learning platform for some of my training programmes  www.visualkids.co.uk
You will find other useful information and Practitioner Training at http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk
Here is my YouTube channel for more free resources: https://www.youtube.com/c/OliveHickmott
My latest books are:
The Elephants in the Classroom: using every student’s natural power of Mental Imagery to enhance learning: Neurodiversity through the lens of mental Imagery.
Bridges to Success – How to transform Learning Difficulties
Recover Your energy– this book will energise you
You too can do health 

#empoweringlearning #stopdyslexiahappening #dyslexia

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A New Paradigm of Literacy – how to support neurodivergent students

A pleasure to contribute as to how education could change for every student.

In this episode Monique Sayers speaks with Olive Hickmott who is a world leader in understanding the role of mental imagery in learning, anxiety management, energy, sleep and safety. We talk about a new paradigm of literacy using mental imagery and how to support highly imaginative neurodivergent students. I was blown away by her expertise, heart and ability to explain such a complex topic so easily. Thank you Olive Hickmott

#anewparadigmofeducation#unschoolinglife#Neurodivergent#adhdawareness#literacy#homeschoollife#empoweringlearning

My name is Olive Hickmott; I would be pleased to support you in any way I can.
You are welcome to contact me olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
Here you will find my learning platform for some of my training programmes  www.visualkids.co.uk
You will find other useful information and Practitioner Training at http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk
Here is my YouTube channel for more free resources: https://www.youtube.com/c/OliveHickmott
My latest books are:
The Elephants in the Classroom: using every student’s natural power of Mental Imagery to enhance learning: Neurodiversity through the lens of mental Imagery.
Bridges to Success – How to transform Learning Difficulties
Recover Your energy– this book will energise you
You too can do health 

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Rising sun trainings for Neurodiversity

Photo by Flo Maderebner on Pexels.com

Due to popular demand from countries where the sun rises 12 hours before the UK, I am doing 3 FREE early morning live workshops, 8am in the UK, 7pm in New Zealand, etc. Of course all are welcome, whatever time of the day it is for you. Just click the link below and register to find out more details:

Exploring Metal Pictures, August 1st: https://www.learndesk.us/live/5066873454460928/explore-mental-pictures

Ready to Try a Different Strategy for Dyslexia, August 2nd: https://www.learndesk.us/live/5843807151063040/mon-wed-ready-to-try-a-different-strategy-for-dyslexia

Ready to try a Different Strategy for ADHD, August 3rd: https://www.learndesk.us/live/5622308976721920/ready-to-try-a-different-strategy-for-adhd

My name is Olive Hickmott; I would be pleased to support you in any way I can.
You are welcome to contact me olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
Here you will find my learning platform for some of my training programmes  www.visualkids.co.uk
You will find other useful information and Practitioner Training at http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk
Here is my YouTube channel for more free resources: https://www.youtube.com/c/OliveHickmott
My latest books are:
The Elephants in the Classroom: using every student’s natural power of Mental Imagery to enhance learning: Neurodiversity through the lens of mental Imagery.
Bridges to Success – How to transform Learning Difficulties
Recover Your energy– this book will energise you
You too can do health 

#Dyslexia #ADHD #neurodiversity #Empoweringlearning #olivehickmott

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I am a Featured Speaker at the FREE Teachers Matter Online Summit

I’m super excited to announce that I am one of the 27 featured speakers at the 2022 Teachers Matter Online Summit on the 15-17th July 2022.

It is all about Renewing your Pedagogy, Refreshing your Leadership and Reviving Your Wellbeing, and it is FREE!!

The world is literally changing so fast and so is the face of teaching. Whether you are teaching online or face to face, navigating anxiety, stress or overwhelm, or looking for ideas to be the best you can, this  event is for you!

It is packed full of practical ideas from heart centred speakers and perfect for teachers, principals and educators at all levels of schooling.

My talk is … “How Mental Imagery supports Creativity and Accelerates Learning. You can find more details here:www.teachersmattersummit.com

Best of all it is FREE to attend! Check out the summit details and get your FREE ticket today by clicking HERE: https://olivehickmott–spectrumeducation.thrivecart.com/tmos-22-free-ticket/

I look forward to seeing you there and adding value to you and your students learning.

P.S. Please forward this email to any friends, family or Teachers who you think might benefit from knowing about this summit!

My name is Olive Hickmott; I would be pleased to support you in any way I can.
You are welcome to contact me olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
Here you will find my learning platform www.visualkids.co.uk
You will find other useful informationat http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk
Here is my YouTube channel for more free resources: https://www.youtube.com/c/OliveHickmott
My latest books are:
The Elephants in the Classroom: using every student’s natural power of Mental Imagery to enhance learning: Neurodiversity through the lens of mental Imagery.
Bridges to Success – How to transform Learning Difficulties
Recover Your energy– this book will energise you
You too can do health 

#teachersmatter22   #teachersmatter   #onlinesummit #olivehickmott #empoweringlearning #mentalimagery

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Dyslexia assessment is fine but prevention is so much better

I recently read this article, in the Metro about Matt Hancock’s experience of being Dyslexic and his Dyslexia Campaign for universal screening in primary schools in England.

In his words this means that no child leaves school not knowing if they are Dyslexic.

Matt talks about how learning word shapes has helped him, but thanks to neuroscience we know that competent readers/spellers store millions of whole words as mental images in their Word Form Area (WFA), adjacent to the Occipital Lobe, the visual centre (see picture). This is how word recognition develops.

We have 22 years experience of enabling Dyslexics to learn these skills, simply and easily we know exactly how to learn the basics in less than an hour. Furthermore giving these skills to teachers and parents of the very young should be able to dramatically reduce the incidence of Dyslexia in schools.

To learn more go to www.visualkids.co.uk and book on my next “Ready for a new strategy for Dyslexia”, live event. Monday 4th July at 7pm UK time.

Dyslexia assessment is fine but prevention is so much better!

My name is Olive Hickmott; I would be pleased to support you in any way I can.
You are welcome to contact me olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
Please register here to follow my blog at http://www.olivehickmott.co.uk
You will find other useful informationat http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk
Here is my YouTube channel for more free resources: https://www.youtube.com/c/OliveHickmott
My latest books are:
The Elephants in the Classroom: using every student’s natural power of Mental Imagery to enhance learning: Neurodiversity through the lens of mental Imagery.
Bridges to Success – How to transform Learning Difficulties
Recover Your energy– this book will energise you
You too can do health 

#dyslexia #empoweringlearning #olivehickmott #mentalimagery #matthancock #wordrecognition #wordformarea #metro #WFA

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