Anxiety/ Stress Articles

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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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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Building Emotional Intelligence

Building Emotional Intelligence

When I first say Sarah, the beautiful 8-year old was hiding behind her mother. She appeared severely traumatized and only opened up when I assured her that this is not like school, there is no testing, just a chat to get to know each other. She was...

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Disorientation and Daydreaming

Disorientation and Daydreaming

In the Davis Dyslexia world, the term 'disorientation' is frequently used - and not always understood in connection to Dyslexia. I have written a simple explanation in my book 'Nurturing the Secret Garden': "The feeling of confusion results in a...

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Bored Kids

Bored Kids

My child is really bored at school - and often at home too. What can I do to help him? When I have a client who starts to yawn or looks like he is bored, it indicates to me that there is something he doesn't understand - and that he needs a break....

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