Flipping Dyslexia 101: Is there a Crime?

That people who are good at literacy don’t tell those who struggle, that they have mental images of words. This enables them to recognize words they have seen before and spell words, especially in English, that is tricky at best.

That not all school teachers have the skill themselves. It is not taught in teacher training, so how can they possibly teach others? Those who do have the skill can’t believe that anyone else needs teaching. It would be great if teachers would talk with each other about their varied experiences, with a spirit of curiosity.

I never pictured words for 50 years and nobody even suggested I should or could; this was definitely a crime and I consider an abuse of my human rights. I hated reading, my mind wandered and I fell asleep. Perhaps it is like being forced to wear someone else’s glasses.

I could have learnt to read 50 years earlier, not missed out on all the children’s literature and only had the great strengths of Dyslexia, not the crippling literacy. Spelling and reading is only difficult when you don’t know how the experts do it.

Visualising words is really easy when you know how, every child can be taught in minutes and those who are struggling are most often already very visual kids. .

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

You will find more about my experience of growing up in the dark without mental images in The Elephants in the Classroom.

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

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Flipping Dyslexia 101: Missing skill of picturing words

Have your children struggled with literacy over the last year of interrupted education? They may have missed out on the simple skill to picture words; a vital skill for fluent reading and writing.

In 23 years of teaching students (adults and children), it is clear that those who struggle with literacy have great visual strengths, and they don’t realise how really talented they are.

It is commonly agreed that neurodivergent students (including those diagnosed with Dyslexia, Dyspaxia, ADHD and ASD), learn differently; differently from the way they are being taught in school. Adding visual skills for words, is fast, fun and effective. They may need phonics for new words but for fluent reading they should progress to recognising words, through mental images, once they have seen the word 2-3 times.

Take a look at this video presented to the Dyslexia Association of London: https://youtu.be/1512qs5bfao

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 information 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

#empoweringlearning #dyslexia #flippingdyslexia #visualkids #mental imagery #DyslexiaAssociationofLondon

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How sensitive are neurodivergent people?

Starts Monday: 5 1-hour no-cost masterclasses Some people’s sensitivity is so strong that they physically feel other people’s emotions, it’s exhausting. Many of the neurodivergent students I have worked with are highly sensitive. My colleague and friend, Art Giser is offering his skills at no-cost to anyone who would like to understand more about looking after their own energy. You can then come back to me for tips to help sensitive children. THIS MASTERCLASS IS FOR SENSITIVE PEOPLE, SENSITIVE PARENTS, AND EMPATHS. Empaths are people that are open energetically and absorb energy from other people. This maybe you. It can be a wonderful, wonderful skill to help others — if you are taught how to do it safely! Empaths literally absorb energy from other people: 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) Click here to book https://th374.keap-link005.com/api/v1/click/6638685805477888/6496326368231424 It affects your vitality, health, wellbeing, 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, there are more simple skills you can learn for yourself. 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 it. The goal is to thrive and then to enjoy your empathic gifts. This is a 5-day Energetic NLP Energy Spa™/ Masterclass. Each session is 60-70 minutes. They will be recorded, but only available for 48 hours. So this is for you if you are ready to take action now to become a happy empath. Schedule: 6-7PM LONDON TIME EACH DAY, 10 AM to 11 AM, PDT (Los Angeles)/ 1-2 New York Monday 30th August, Tuesday 31st, Wednesday 1st September, Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd Each session recording will be available for 48 hours only!!!! It is my gift to you (no cost)
Click Here to register
What you will do in the program *Create your Miraculous Self· *Rapidly and easily eliminate unconscious and energetic blocks and programming· * Automatically replace blocks and programming with wisdom, skills, concepts, and abilities from your Miraculous Self *Clear old trapped emotional energy (your own and other people’s) from your body and energy field You will learn easy, rapid ways to: *Do super-grounding *Clear other people’s energy out of your energy field — empaths, this will change your life!· *Eliminate unconscious and energetic programming and blocks *Retrieve your energy from other people *Fill your energy field with supportive energies Schedule July 23-276pm London time, 10am Los Angeles/ 1 PM New York/ 7 PM Paris60-70 minutes The recordings will be available for 48 hours only Art Art Giser, the creator of Energetic NLP
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Energetic NLP 8750 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, California 90069 United States (415) 828-6890
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Rebel Voices 2021 – International Dyslexia Virtual Conference

I am delighted to be speaking at this conference organised by the Dyslexia Institute UK.

                                                                                     

Email: DyslexiaInstituteUK@gmail.com

September 9/10th 2021

Over 30 presentations (available to delegates virtually for 3 months)

Message of support from Sadiq Khan, London Mayor.

Dating, Marriage, Parenthood, and Dyslexia.

Dyslexia in Football (Chelsea, QPR, Crystal Palace, Swansea City, Brentford, Sheffield United…).

A Fresh Look at Phonics for Dyslexia.

How the Empowerment Passport can Help Dyslexics in Education, Looking for Work, and in the Workplace.

Being Black and Dyslexic (Overcoming the Challenges).

What is Scotopic Sensitivity?

New Research from Around the World (UK, Brazil, Australia, Europe, & USA).

Why Getting Support for Dyslexia is Such a Battle?

Helping Dyslexics Get Into Employment.

Understanding Dyscalculia.

Best Practice for Teaching Dyslexics in the Classroom.

Oxford University and Dyslexia.

The Voice of Young Dyslexics: Canada, USA, Malta, and Italy.

Is Dyslexia a Class Thing?

Trade Union Support for Dyslexia.

The Experience of a Successful Dyslexic Entrepreneur.

Why do Dyslexics Hate Reading Aloud?

What Adult Dyslexics are Feeling Across Europe.

Great Assistive Technology for Dyslexic Learners and at Work.

How to Assess for Adult Dyslexia: Latest Research from Australia.

The Power of Multisensory Teaching.

Strengths of Dyslexia and Self Esteem.

Get your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rebel-voices-2021-international-virtual-dyslexia-conference-tickets-146576469165

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 information at http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk
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

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“Mum, why didn’t someone tell me?”

“Mum, why didn’t someone tell me that the smart kids at school could ‘picture’ words and that they didn’t move?”

“Darling, I am so sorry, neither the teachers nor I realised that you didn’t ‘picture’ words.  Children never get asked this basic question.  Nobody taught me and I have been able to do this without effort since I was really small.  I must have just picked it up naturally; I just assumed everyone did this.”

“And you have such great visual skills, I realised you can even rotate pictures in your imagination and that is a fabulous talent that is such a blessing for you.  It wasn’t until I listened to an introduction to The Elephants in the Classroom, that I realised that you were rotating words and that just confused you. Then I realised that everyone who finds spelling and reading easy can ‘picture’ words.” 

Do you want to have to answer this question when you child is older?  Why not look at the simplest technique available – its FAST, FUN and EFFECTIVE. Everyone can do it.

Olive Hickmott’s book entitled The Elephants in the Classroom have helped thousands of children and adults with literacy challenges.  Olive, founder of Empowering Learning has also taught hundreds of teachers and parents in just a few hours this simple skill, enabling them to help others improve their literacy, and move forward to achieving their goals.  It works for those who have slight difficulties with spelling and/or reading, right up to diagnosed Dyslexia. Even children with ADD, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Downs and Autism will dramatically benefit.

Listen to one young mum who Olive helped to find this out for herself and her daughter.

Olive is also the author of Bridges to Success and Seeing Spells Achieving that was her first book about poor literacy and numeracy.  Empowering Learning now offer Continuous Professional development (CPD) programmes so that teachers and parents, especially in primary school, can learn together. She will also run short events in your community, e.g. PATOSS groups, The Luton and Bedfordshire Recovery College, The Dyslexia Institute UK, International Conferences.

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 information at http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk
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

For more help call Olive on 07970-854388 or e-mail her personally on olive@empoweinglearning.co.uk

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Do you enjoy your sensitivity?

Starts Friday: 5 1-hour no-cost masterclasses

Some people’s sensitivity is so strong that they physically feel other people’s emotions, it’s exhausting. This is known as being an Empath.

THIS MASTERCLASS IS FOR SENSITIVE PEOPLE, SENSITIVE PARENTS, AND EMPATHS.

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

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

Empaths literally absorb energy from other people:

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)

Click here for more information

It affects your vitality, health, wellbeing, 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, there are more simple skills you can learn for yourself.

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 it.

The goal is to thrive and then to enjoy your empathic gifts.

This is a 5-day Energetic NLP Energy Spa™/ Masterclass. Each session is 60-70 minutes.

They will be recorded, but only available for 48 hours. So this is for you if you are ready to take action now to become a happy empath.

Schedule:

6-7PM LONDON TIME EACH DAY, 10 AM to 11 AM, PDT (Los Angeles)/ 1-2 New York
Friday July 23, Sat July 24, Sun July 25, Mon July 26, Tue July 27.

Each session recording will be available for 48 hours only!!!!

It is my gift to you (no cost)

Click Here to register

What you will do in the program
*Create your Miraculous Self·
*Rapidly and easily eliminate unconscious and energetic blocks and programming·
* Automatically replace blocks and programming with wisdom, skills, concepts, and abilities from your Miraculous Self
*Clear old trapped emotional energy (your own and other people’s) from your body and energy field

You will learn easy, rapid ways to:
*Do super-grounding
*Clear other people’s energy out of your energy field — empaths, this will change your life!·
*Eliminate unconscious and energetic programming and blocks
*Retrieve your energy from other people
*Fill your energy field with supportive energies

Schedule July 23-276pm London time, 10am Los Angeles/ 1 PM New York/ 7 PM Paris60-70 minutes

The recordings will be available for 48 hours only

Art
Art Giser, the creator of Energetic NLP
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Energetic NLP 8750 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, California 90069 United States (415) 828-6890

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Fast literacy progress for creative students

Are you a parent of a bright creative child who is struggling with literacy? During lockdown you may have realized just how much of a challenge your child is having and the negative effects on his/her emotional health.

Creative students often excel at visual learning and struggle with a phonics ONLY strategy that doesn’t match their strengths.

During the approaching holidays is a great time to learn a new strategy that is ideal for creative students. If you feel your child needs to catchup, this is the fastest way on the planet and its FREE, due to the Covid-19 lockdown. “It was fun to practice during the holidays with images of words and the kids now can’t wait to get into school on spelling test days.” Mary, mother of twins

Olive Hickmott’s is offering you free group tuition weekly, starting on Tuesday 13th July at 8pm UK time. You can simply join the band of people who have had their lives changed by Empowering Learning by registering here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsfuytqTkuH9LHoHxbDDq5fj17OaK_a8ij

All parents are more than welcome, especially if your child is diagnosed Dyslexic. If you are an existing or previous client you too are welcome to drop in for a refresher. Take a first step to helping your child here, it is much more fun than you think.

Please tell your friends, this is a one off offer.

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 information at http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk
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

#dyslexic #literacy #catchup #lockdown #covid-19 #empoweringlearning #olivehickmott

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Easily Clear Blocks to Leading a More Miraculous Life

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By popular demand: Easily Clear Blocks to Leading a More Miraculous Life limited time
https://energeticnlp.com/livemiraculous-life-video-register/

A message from Art Giser, I wasn’t planning on making this available, but so many people asked for it that we are making it available for a limited time as an on-demand replay.“Are you ready to let go of what is blocking you and open up to more of your full potential to live a more miraculous life?”A life that is more miraculous, magical, flowing, and synchronistic.Free Masterclass/Energy Spa™ Session: Clearing Blocks to Leading a More Miraculous Life During this no-cost Energetic NLP Energy Spa™ session you will:· Free yourself from the limitations created by hidden spiritual blocks and “spiritual contracts” using a unique Energetic NLP process.· Allow your inner wisdom and spirit to propel you to a more fulfilling life.· Strengthen the guidance you receive from your spirit and inner wisdom.· Learn the essential components to leading a more miraculous life.
It is no cost. https://energeticnlp.com/livemiraculous-life-video-register/Limited time only:It will only be available until 11:59 PM PDT on June 20th.
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Reserve your seat by clicking here
I hope you will join us on the webinar and start living a more miraculous life.Wishing you a more and more miraculous life!!ArtArt Giser, the creator of Energetic NLPPS The Super Early Bird discount for the Discover Your Miraculous Abilities (DYMA) program happening now This is a life changing program!PPS I only offer this program once a yearPPPS Please share this message with other people
Click here for Information on the Discover Your Miraculous Abilities (DYMA) program
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Is your child Highly Sensitive (HSP)?

Working with Neurodivergent students for 20 years I have always known that many of them are highly sensitive, often with symptoms of sensory overload. Recently I came across the work of Dr. Elaine Aron, who has done much research into Highly Sensitive adults and children. Over the years parents have said to me that their children were sensitive but I am only just learning about all the research about this.

Being highly sensitive is a very interesting trait with a mixture of exceptional skills for sensitivity, kindness, compassion but at the same time can be overwhelmed and drained by other people’s energy, anxious in a crowd, not feeling themselves etc. 15-20% of the population are known to have characteristics of being highly sensitive. If you want to learn more about your own sensitivity, do consider taking a quiz, for example at https://hsperson.com/test/highly-sensitive-test/. Dr. Aron has written several books on HSPs and done a collection of youtube videos. There is even a child’s test here https://hsperson.com/test/highly-sensitive-child-test/ These are in no way diagnoses but in my mind questions to be curious about and often fit in with my approach to neurodiversity.

I am very interested in the overlap between high sensitivity and neurodiversity (I have both). In my opinion they are certainly not the same thing but I am really concerned about the amount of neurodiverse students who appear to have been highly sensitive from birth, which unrecognized has effected their whole development. Or could it be that some HSP students are misdiagnosed with neurodiversity?

These are all topics I plan to explore with my students and would love to hear from ex-students or new pupils, who would like a different perspective. My curiosity has enabled me to develop unique ways of looking at neurodiversity that has enabled students to focus on their strengths and how they can be better understood to mitigate challenges. I look forward to this further exploration.

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 information at http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk
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

#empoweringlearning #mentalimagery #HSP #neurodivergent #sensoryoverload #elainearonn

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Everyone has Miraculous Abilities–Everyone!”

…but most people just don’t know how to fully access them to live richer, stronger, joyful, and more abundant lives!

Do join me at Art Giser’s amazing programme Discover your Miraculous Abilities, on Jane 25th-28th. All the details are here: http://www.miraculous1.com

It is possible to tap into a greater system of energetic support by aligning the conscious and unconscious mind, with your body, your personal inner wisdom and your spirit.  

That is when the Miraculous Self emerges, and you gain access to greater energies and incredible spiritual support.

…but most people just don’t know how to fully access them to live richer, stronger, joyful, and more abundant lives!

It is possible to tap into a greater system of energetic support by aligning the conscious and unconscious mind, with your body, your personal inner wisdom and your spirit.  

That is when the Miraculous Self emerges, and you gain access to greater energies and incredible support.

In Art’s words:

You have amazing abilities that have been sleeping, waiting for you to wake them up. ​

Everyone was born with miraculous/magical abilities. Everyone!!!

These include the abilities to:

  • Use earth and universal energies to heal and transform others and yourself, in person or remotely
  • Open your intuition. Know things that there is no “normal” way you could know,
  • Being guided and supported by your inner wisdom and spirit
  • Be a magnet for wonderful synchronicities
  • Clear your own energy field of other people’s emotions and energy
  • Retrieve your energy from others

In this packed, fun, and life changing 3 day live program with Art Giser you will learn the activate and enhance your miraculous abilities..

Who is this for?

  • Energetic NLP is unique in that the very first morning your will put your own spirit and deep inner human wisdom in charge of how you benefit over the three days. What unconscious, energetic, and spiritual blocks get healed and cleared. And how your abilities blossom and grow.
  • That means you can be very experienced in energy work, or a new to it. Everyone will have their own unique, customized for them experience.
  • In past Discover Your Miraculous Abilities programs, the participants range from beginners to people who have worked with energy for 20-30 years. And all of them transformed their lives.
  • Empaths – you will really benefit from being in the program! You will learn how to go beyond trying to protect your energy from other people to more advanced and more effective methods.

Discover your Miraculous Abilities June 26-28 Online

www.miraculous1.com

Normally people have to fly in from all over the world, get a hotel, and take all that extra time.

For the first time you can participate from the comfort of where ever you are in the world.

Click on the button below for all the information.

By the end of this 3-day program you will: ​

Heal and change:

  • Unconscious limiting beliefs and family programming.
  • Energetic programming from your family, ancestors, and society.
  • Clear other people’s energy, emotions, and limitations from your energy field.
  • Karma.
  • Spiritual contracts.

You will have activated your miraculous abilities:

  • Be more guided and supported by your inner wisdom and spirit.
  • Be able to use earth and universal energies to clear, heal and transform yourself and others. In person or at a distance! You will be able to use this in any aspect of your life: with friends and family, professionally, as a leader, as a member of a team, in loving relationships, and for personal and spiritual development.
  • Have simple, powerful ways to clear you energy field so that you have greater clarity, are more authentic, increase your vitality, enhance your relationships, and enhance your vitality.
  • Have more joy and happiness.

Just a few of the unique benefits of an Energetic NLP program

  • You will not be told what to believe, you will access information from your spirit
  • You will be guided and supported by your inner wisdom and spirit.
  • You won’t have to analyze yourself, figure out what is blocking you or slowing you down. Instead it will be playful and magical.

Previous participants report amazing changes after the 3 days: feeling freer, energized, inspired, safer, more authentic, more empowered, and clearer.

Do come and join us for this very special event, only run once every year.

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