What is Grounding, why is it so important and what’s the connection with Learning and breathing

  1. Listen to this brief 20 mins 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.

2. Then explore Grounding and Learning : 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.

And if you want to learn simple processes for yourself, check out the recordings from my book Bridges to Success, with credit to Art Giser:
Preparing to change: https://youtu.be/z5Y7Br4HimY
Grounding Yourself: https://youtu.be/1H49eGTjjZI
Grounding the physical environment: https://youtu.be/6hosDecAMTc
Releasing blocks: https://youtu.be/UAkCPjfM8vw

Since publishing these we have learned how calm, gentle breathing improves grounding. Do refer my other videos for breathing.

Olive Hickmott

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 #breathing #visualisation #ADHD #ASD #Dyslexia #dyspraxia

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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