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Empowering vocabulary

 

I have found this graph and story written by JOSH RICHARDSON
How To Prevent Limitation and Proceed To Your Power

What a wonderful example also for my Dyslexic clients to help overcome their limiting believes and change their self talk. It’s time to take responsibility and not shrink back from the work. Of course somebody will need to help them to find a better way to learn, that suits their visual style and then this is good way to keep at it, until it becomes second nature:

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Any DNA in living tissue has been proven to react to language especially when combined with specific frequencies. It is entirely normal and natural for our DNA to react to language. Limiting language has just as much an effect on our DNA as language that empowers. Listen closely to the words people use and to your own internal dialogue (that little voice in your head) and see how often you use limiting language to determine what you can and can’t do.

 

Affirmations, autogenous training, hypnosis and the like can have such strong effects on humans, our DNA and our bodies.

When we break down what we say to ourselves into simple terms, it’s very easy to see how our thoughts and words become demotivating and limiting, not only for ourselves but also for those around us.

The words “I know” can be more productive and more powerful than “I hope”, but only if used in the appropriate context, for they can also be disempowering. It is very important to use “I know” in a way that allows you to expand on knowledge and not limit it. Here are a few examples of limiting words and phrases.

Think for a moment how often we hear people (or ourselves) say:
“I can’t jog for more than 5 minutes”
“I’m not good at approaching people”
“I know how to do that, you don’t need to show me”
“If I tried that, I’d certainly fail”
“I will never be able to do that”
“I’ll never lose weight”

A simple modifcation makes a big difference:
“I can’t jog for more than 5 minutes” becomes “I can jog for up to 5 minutes”
“I’m not good at appoaching people” becomes “I have had challenges with approaching people”
“I know how to do that, you don’t need to show me” becomes “I have some insight into the method you describe but I would love to learn more”
“If I tried that, I’d certainly fail” becomes “I have never tried it before but I’m willing to give it a go”
“I will never be able to do that” becomes “Until now I haven’t been able to achieve this”
“I’m not qualified for that job” becomes “I haven’t been able to lose weight but I certainly can try again”
Many of us are also guilty of using negative statements that limit our thinking and our potential. There are even ways to use seemingly positive statements in self-limiting ways, such “a once in a lifetime opportunity.” Really? Opportunities are only once in a lifetime if you want them to be.

One of the the biggest blocks in the mind of a beginner mind is knowing it all, and it’s for this reason that the 2 of the most limiting words in the English language are “I know”. The problem with “I know” is that once those words are out of your mouth it’s highly likely that you have stopped fully listening and are are restricting the amount of information that you take in.

“If you have to tell people you know, you don’t know. People that know don’t tend to tell people they know since additional insight can come from anywhere.” Tony Robbins

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What’s the best age to correct Dyslexia?

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Can these measures of intervention for dyslexia be taken at any age or is it best to start early?

Yes, they can. There is no limit to the age when disorientation can be corrected, so that dyslexia is just a talent, without the associated struggle. Since a new point of perception allows the elimination of the symptoms of misaligned balance and motion, it stops the disorientation and gives the student great ability to focus.

However, when a child is very young, an intervention is there to prevent future issues, rather than correct them. On the other hand, I have had people in their sixties and seventies do amazing programs and completely change their lives. It all depends on the level of motivation—and often adults display a high level of responsibility and motivation. They have struggled long enough and are ready to take change seriously. I personally find that adding another modality, like EFT or the Healing Code (as also discussed in this book) to an adult programme counteracts negative past conditioning and accelerates a positive outcome.


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Dyslexia and Maths

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Can dyslexics have problems in numeracy, rather than literacy?

Absolutely! And it has nothing to do with reversing the 6s and 9s, or of the numerals 43/34. That may also be an indication, but often the math problems are caused by a lack of understanding basics and missing foundations. Without the concepts of change, time, sequence and order, math is built on shaky ground. Once the pillars of math have been established and math is taught in an appropriate manner for visual learners, they usually not just improve, but start loving math.

A student also needs to know the reasoning and the objectives behind a mathematical problem. That creates the motivation to change in the first place.

I am currently writing a book on Maths specifically for dyslexic individuals. Originally I was going to call the book: ‘Math Aliens come, I need you’. That title came from a client of mine, who wrote that in big red letters onto my whiteboard on day one of our program, only to change it to: ‘No need to come, thanks! This program works.’ 

Working with Dyslexic children and adults on a program takes about three days, once they have mastered the literacy – and is so much fun, as I have found that they get it very quickly and easily, when explained in a visual way. 

Dyslexic Video

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Another insightful little Dyslexic clip that shows the major points I hear from my dyslexic students. It also shows that:
– Numeracy can very well be a part of Dyslexia
– Dyslexia is a hard word to pronounce, esp. if you are a Dyslexic
– Confidence or the lack of it is a major issue
– The creative talent shines through and once a creative niche is found, confidence soars
(or if the dyslexic is fortunate to correct his difficulties one way or another)
– School is just sooo tough for them – and through nobody’s fault, as they usually try so hard and so do the teachers. They just haven’t been taught how to help them.

It also highlights how lucky the world is to have dyslexic people who add so much flavour, fun, creativity, ‘insightfulness’ and humour to life.

Luckily there are ways to help them to get through school until they can shine.


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is this the era to by dyslexic? Part 2

I have posted on this topic before and it was a privilege to get the comment below to clarify: “I dunno if I agree with this. I’m sure there were plenty of eras in the past where reading and writing weren’t essential for getting by in life. There is so much focus on literacy that we forget there are other areas where strengths can be held.

In a time where literacy has become essential, I hope this isn’t THE era! We have so far still to go with improving attitudes and help towards those with dyslexia and other SpLDs.”

I totally agree with you, thank you for pointing this out! I always forget to mention that I talk about Dyslexics who are corrected. They still get to keep their gifts and talents, but lose the struggle, the confusion and the disorientation. They get the tools to focus, get taught a new way to read to allow for total comprehension, find a way to spell so they remember the word next time around, they start to write in a way that other people can pick up on their brilliant ideas, instead of them being lost in a muddle of words without punctuation marks. Of course they are the ones doing all the work – but at least they know HOW TO. 

Yes, this is the era where literacy is absolutely essential, but also where the creative mind can shine and find the solutions that are outside the box by people who don’t quite fit our boxes. It is the era to be dyslexic, especially if you are fortunate enough to have the challenges corrected.

I hope that makes sense and clarifies my point.