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Focus is the Key

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Many of you might have seen or heard of the magic pill in the movie – ‘Limitless”

If you’ve not seen the movie, here’s how it works.

You take a magic brain pill. And BOOM! In seconds,It releases your inner genius.

In the movie, the lead actor went from a struggling author to a bestselling author, multi-million trader
and even ran for office in a short span of a year!

Science fiction?

Yes, but some people seem to think of Ritalin as being such a drug. Commonly used to treat ADD, ADHD, students, doctors, lawyers claim that Ritalin or similar drugs give them more focus and concentration before exams or other major events.
While it doesn’t release your “genius”… it seems to work miracles for some pupils who are struggling to focus and finding that the pill helps. Many even go without sleep for days using Ritalin.

Unfortunately, using such drugs come with consequences.

Common side effects of Ritalin include…

…nervousness, agitation, anxiety, insomnia, loss of appetite,…nausea, vomiting, dizziness, palpitations,
headache, …increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, and psychosis – not to mention the fact that such drugs are often the pre-drugs and lead to using speed and other stimulants and drugs.

There has to be a better way to gain and retain focus. We have taught this to numerous clients and even if nothing else is changed, even if clients are not continuing with their follow-up homework, I have seen amazing changes, if the tools to focus are used on a daily basis. They lead to orientation, being able to keep the attention on the task at hand, finish the work that was started at the same level of accuracy as the beginning and lead to confidence in their abilities.

In the end you want your child to reach its full potential and participate in life at the highest and happiest level possible.


Author: Barbara Hoi

I have worked for 14 years with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses one-on-one, founded Sydney Dyslexia and Autism Sydney, worked in Mosman and at a beach retreat at the Entrance and wrote three books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time', 'Nurturing the Secret Garden' and 'Learning your Times Tables in Three Bold Steps'). I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field. But I have also found that a proper diet as well as educating and working together with parents, friends and teachers matters even more. I am now working with small groups at the Entrance Beach Retreat, helping dyslexic adults fulfill their professional dreams and parents to help develop and nurture their child's potential.

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