Visual Thinking 101_15 To Appreciate all Kinds of Minds

Like many others, by mission is to appreciate different kinds of minds and ensure they are not screened out by one-size-fits-all. Thomas G West writes in In the Mind’s Eye, “for a certain group of people the handicap itself may be fundamentally and essentially associated with the gift….too often the gift is not recognised and is regarded only as a problem.”

Visual thinking is undoubtedly a skill that fires creativity, imagination and many more strengths

Can you inspire others with your pictures by describing your mental images? Let’s think of a sunrise; firstly a dark sky littered with stars and the distant tweeting of birds waking up. They a little touch of sunlight from behind a cloud, then the shapes of the trees, then the noises of the world waking up. I invite you to continue with your own story.

Here is an extract from All Kinds of Minds:

There are all kinds of jobs to be done in the world.
So, it’s a good thing that we have all kinds of minds to do them.
Luckily every kind of mind has some kinds of mind work that it can do to make the world a much better place.
But first we all need to understand our own minds.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could all feel great about our own minds?
Wouldn’t it be fun if we could all enjoy each others’ kinds of minds
Then we might live in a world where all kinds of minds would be happy and proud to be living all kinds of lives.

Dr. Mel Lavene, All Kinds of minds, Page 27.

If you would like to improve creativity and abilities to visualise do come and join one of my free group coaching sessions to explore mental images.

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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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