Emotional Challenges and Solutions Articles

Focus, Mindfulness and Learning

Focus, Mindfulness and Learning

FOCUS – Are you with me?   ‘Where are you?’ – Here.  ‘What time is it?’ – Now.  ‘Who are you?’ – This moment.  These are the words from the final scene of the movie ‘The Peaceful Warrior’. It seems so very simple to be here and focused and...

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Better Focus by Crossing Midline Exercises

Exercises to cross the midline may not be enough to correct dyslexia - and just being able to listen to the teacher for longer doesn't always mean than the information gets processed properly and leads to the desired results, but it definitely is a...

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How Chronic Stress Affects the Brain

Chronic stress, trauma and ongoing overwhelm are very much a part of most children I am seeing with dyslexia and other learning difficulties. This little video explains how it can impact memory, learning, brain size and also how to repair it. Well...

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Silence and its Effect on the Brain

Silence and its Effect on the Brain

I really think I ought to put Finland onto my bucket list - with the amount of posting I do about this rather small country, which seems to have the most innovative educational and social approaches. This one highlights the value of silence to not...

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Young People and Depression

Young People and Depression

I have seen a steady increase in anxiety related problems up to severe depression in individuals younger and earlier than ever before. Jack was only 8 and already on a list of medication to relieve his anxiety, suicidal thoughts, feelings of...

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Tapping to Relieve Stress

Tapping to Relieve Stress

I have rarely met a dyslexic student who does not suffer from stress and anxiety in class. The statistic that one in five students are affected by stress-related illnesses must surely point to the high levels of stress that are necessary on a...

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