Learning Differences – How to Connect the Dots: Making a Real Difference for the Next Generation

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Tuesday 21st January, 2020, at the Richmond NLP group,  with Olive Hickmott and learn how children learn best



Olive is a specialist expert mainly working with students. However, her work also applies to us, as coaches, NLP’ers and our clients – possibly our families as well. Learning differences are normal. It’s how they are managed successfully that’s key. And these days we know so much more about the brain and how it works.

I recently heard an interview with Jamie Oliver about how he didn’t fit in at school. As a result, cooking became his passion, something he found easy and that he was good at. He may have been ‘written off’ at school, but look how much he’s achieved, in spite of everything. By chance and circumstances, he was lucky enough to find his own way, Olive shows others theirs.

She is passionate at helping individuals to be as resourced as possible to support them on their life journey of learning and personal growth in a way to maximise their outcomes and results.

This will be an incredibly informative session and highly applicable. Olive is a generous speaker, especially in her willingness to share her research and the immense depth of knowledge relating to her work. Suffice to say she will be sharing as much as she can and answering your questions, in this 2-hour session.

What’s it all about?

  • What happens when learning isn’t a ‘good’ experience?
  • How can we appreciate and utilise different learning styles and strategies?
  • How can we best serve our neurodivergent students, their families and schools?
  • How can we stop learners drifting into mental health challenges?

Olive Hickmott is an Author, Trainer and Forensic Learning Coach.  She has been an expert in how neurodivergent children best learn and it is not being taught as if they are neuro-typical.  She is an international expert in how children learn visually for more than a decade and how neglecting these strengths contributes to Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Aspergers and Autism.  The most serious consequence is that students many develop stress, anxiety, self-harm, are traumatised, bullied as they drift into a host of mental health symptoms.  

Empowering Learning has skills to change this in primary school, and coaches to work alongside hard-pressed teachers and SENCOs, to minimise learning difficulties before children progress to senior school.  Learning differences should not lead to learning difficulties. Empowering Learning is a great opportunity for coaches and especially NLP coaches to make a real difference to the next generation – its fun and exciting for parents, students, teachers and coaches! She has recently published her 3rd book on this topic called, The Elephants in the Classroom: uncovering every student’s natural power of mental Imagery to enhance learning. She has not integrated skills for how good breathing can improve grounding and reduce anxiety. She is currently running a series of webinars entitled Changing Dyslexia for a new decade, see http://www.tiahl.org/masterclasses.  You can learn more about her work at http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk

For  details etc: http://www.richmondnlpgroup.org.uk/5.html

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About olivehickmott

I am a Forensic Learning coach, showing people how they can improve their own learning and change their health. Working with creative neurodivergent students is a joy, as they learn new skills to overcome many of their learning challenges.
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