Grounding & Ungrounding Effects of Arts and Learning Difficulties

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 03-11-2017

Since people with learning difficulties are inevitably highly visual and creative, thus often highly artistic, heightened artistic abilities and creativity can be a drawback in the context of literacy, numeracy, and other learning difficulties.  But sometimes the solution rests within the problem, so here’re some grounding and ungrounding effects that arts have on learning difficulties:  Read the rest of this entry »

Do Guarantees for Success of Life Coaching Exist?

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP, UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 16-09-2015

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One person recently having asked me this question inspired me to answer it publicly and add the answer to my site for others’ benefit.  Read the rest of this entry »

NLP for Mixing Up Words in Speech

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 24-12-2014

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Mixing up words when speaking is many people’s problem.  They look for medical names for this issue on the net, yet find none, because it boils down to a simple phenomenon described in this entry.  Read the rest of this entry »

Grounding Exercises Not Only for People With Learning Difficulties

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 08-11-2014

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This entry will help you if you have come across grounding and how useful it is for anyone anywhere in any situation, but still struggle with how to get grounded.   A few ways how are outlined below.  Read the rest of this entry »

NLP for Poor Spelling, Difficult Reading, Slow Math

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 02-09-2014

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Here verbatim is an issue one mother approached me with and which I deem worthy of sharing with all parents facing similar issues.  As you read, you may recognize that you and your child have long been struggling with something similar – and say “Finally!  Here’s what I’ve been looking for for ages!”   Read the rest of this entry »

How Do You Know When You Need to Ground Yourself?

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 01-08-2014

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How do you know when you’re ungrounded and need to get grounded when you’ve never come across grounding before?  Here’re some signs:   Read the rest of this entry »

More on Grounding and Learning Difficulties

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 03-07-2014

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Since I learned that grounding was an essential factor in dealing with learning difficulties, I always teach people how to make it part of their lives.  It’s free of charge and side effects, universally done, totally natural, and inevitable for dealing with any learning difficulties.   Here’s more on how grounding can help regardless of whether you [or someone you know and are thinking of while reading this] have [has] learning difficulties or not.   Read the rest of this entry »

5 NLP Tips for Legal Professionals With(out) Learning Difficulties

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 27-04-2014

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Can lawyers and legal professionals affected by learning difficulties get help for them without incurring too much cost in time, money, and energy?  If yes, how?   Read the rest of this entry »

NLP Chunking for Learning Difficulties

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 30-09-2013

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The NLP principle of chunking information is described here and, as mentioned in that entry, it’s good for your memory.  But NLP and chunking information is also beautifully used and usable in helping people deal with learning difficulties.   How?  Here’s the lowdown:    Read the rest of this entry »

5 Tips for Un-Learning Difficulties Anywhere

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 04-11-2012

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3 NLP Tips for Learning in the Classroom

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 15-10-2011

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If you are currently studying in a classroom environment, these 3 tips will help you dramatically improve your learning experience in every lesson!

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Visual Teaching or Visual Learning?

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 11-09-2011

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One of the challenges of teaching is that when the teacher can’t see what a learner is visualizing, there’s nothing for the teacher to mark / evaluate.   Read the rest of this entry »

How You Can Help Stop Poor Literacy / Numeracy

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 30-08-2011

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Poor literacy / numeracy is the number one reason for young people quitting school and the number one block to them being employment ready after leaving school.  This trend is easy to change as more people are understanding how our fabulously talented visual children and adults operate.   Read the rest of this entry »

The Difference Between Visual Teaching and Visual Learning

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 15-08-2011

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Showing someone a picture is visual teaching.  If you tell a tale about a fairy, every person listening to the tale will make different pictures of the fairy.  This is visual learning.  When you’re teaching a fact, such as the shape of Canada, your learners need to see it.  But if you tell them exactly what their fairy should look like, you’re stiffling their creativity.   Read the rest of this entry »

Is It a Learning Difficulty or a Matter of Perspective?

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 11-06-2011

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The following case inspired me to share another important point: in some cases it isn’t a learning difficulty, but the [lack of] perspective of the person who appends the learning difficulty label.  Let me demonstrate.  The shortened wording of the enquiry I received follows:  Read the rest of this entry »

NLP, Learning Difficulties, Eye Movements – What’s the Connection?

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 05-06-2011

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Several people with learning difficulties who I worked with clearly confirmed that there definitely is a connection.   So let’s explore it.

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ADHD or Auditory Problem?

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 02-03-2011

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My 4 and a half year-old daughter refuses to color, write, read, and play independently.  She heads straight for the TV, computer, or anything electronic she can get her hands on.  She’s very bright.  I’ve had to take all the computer games away, sell her iTouch, and disconnect the TV.  I also have a 14 years-old son with ADHD. When he gets home from school, they play off each other.  That’s when the yelling starts.  My daughter doesn’t listen, doesn’t want to follow directions, I have to lock her in her room
with a timer set for 5 minutes for her to get dressed.  My husband is in complete denial.  I am bipolar, ADHD, depressed, and medicated.  My son is on lamictal and it wears off too early.
My daughter is the problem.  What do I do?  Who do I see?  What kind of Dr. do I bring her to?  School says she recognizes her words, but only when copying them, not trying on her own.  
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Could You Help Me With Writing & Math?

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 23-02-2011

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“When writing, I can’t seem to say what I’d like to…
…and when I go to my math class, when the TA [teaching assistant] is there, she explains all to me, but when she isn’t there, I don’t understand the teacher. Then I just start drawing and get told off.  I learn well through colors, so what I tried to do is instead of writing with black ink I used coloring pens.  It really works.  But I get really stressed in my class when the girls [my classmates] shout and argue.” Read the rest of this entry »

Reading & Language Delay in an Autistic Child

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 11-02-2011

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I sincerely hope that the following entry will give some helpful pointers to people you know with a similar problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Common Reasons for Poor Handwriting

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 01-02-2011

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  • If someone spells poorly.  It’s easy to hide spelling mistakes in messy handwriting.
  • If someone has letters moving in his/her head when s/he looks at the page.  Movement makes handwriting indecipherable.
  • If someone’s internal pictures fade away quickly.  The fast fading of an internal picture will not enable the brain to notice the details in the picture and will cause a blur / mess in the mind – and handwriting.
  • If someone believes that there’s something motorically wrong with their hand / arm.  This belief will provide an excuse for poor handwriting as well as a barrier to the person’s motivation to attempt improving it.
  • if someone is ungrounded.

Contact me for more NLP help with poor handwriting.

NLP for Speech Problems

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 09-01-2011

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Problems with speech were an issue I was once approached with.   And since it inspired me to think of many more people wrecking their brains over a similar dilemma, here I share what I advised this woman. Read the rest of this entry »

Exercises for Sharpening Your Visual Skills

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 18-12-2010

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The following 3 exercises will sharpen your visual and observational skills and improve your memory.  The key is to do them regularly until you feel proficient and automatic at visualisation. Read the rest of this entry »

When Children Can’t Write Properly…

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 11-12-2010

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Here’s another valuable experience a parent in Toronto approached me with and that will be beneficial to many a frustrated and helpless parent. Read the rest of this entry »

Assessments & Testing for Learning Difficulties

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 12-11-2010

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If you’re reading this perhaps because you’re in a similar situation to that described below and searching for solutions, and if you apply what’s written here, it may give you just the solution you need, yet one you’d never have thought of. Read the rest of this entry »

Reading into Reading…

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 05-10-2010

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People often present to me the issue of being able to read longer words well, but – paradoxically – being stuck on short words.  Why is that? Read the rest of this entry »

Quality Schooling for Children With Learning Difficulties

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 08-09-2010

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Many parents are rightly concerned that if their children have learning difficulties, they might find entry into schools of good quality and reputation difficult and that the “reputation” of learning difficulties would follow the children for life.   What’s the wider perspective? Read the rest of this entry »

Learning Difficulties in the Workplace

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 03-09-2010

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The workplace is no exception to the occurrence of learning difficulties.  Many affected people have turned theirs into creative opportunities.  But what about the rest? Read the rest of this entry »

How Reading, Writing, & Spelling Difficulties Are Connected

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 20-08-2010

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A frustrated parent contacted me with a fabulous query which I’ll share here.  If you read to the end, you may find a lot of answers to the difficulties of that special someone you know…   Here’s what the parent said… Read the rest of this entry »

Why Reading Bedtime Stories to Children Is Important

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 20-07-2010

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Don’t underestimate bedtime stories if you are a parent and want your children to do well at school and in life!  Reading to your children will encourage them to get their imaginations going = visualize the content of what you’re reading.  This will help develop their visual memory useful at school for spelling, reading comprehension, learning lists, dealing with numbers and mental arithmetic, and in life. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Many University Students Hate Lecture Notes

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 14-07-2010

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The answer is simple: because they find the content of lecture notes [and textbooks and other study materials] hard to take in.  This is demotivating because students see no progress in learning, feel the struggle… So how can we help? Read the rest of this entry »

Grounding and Learning Difficulties

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 09-06-2010

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Have you ever wondered where ADD, ADHD, dyspraxia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and other learning difficulties stem from and how you could help yourself or someone who had any of them? Read the rest of this entry »

NLP Submodalities for Learning Difficulties

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 28-05-2010

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…are exactly what my work is based on.  If you just stumbled upon this article and are not familiar with what submodalities are, check out my two posts devoted to explaining it here and here. Read the rest of this entry »

Instant NLP Help for Slow Reading

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 20-05-2010

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Are you searching for advice on slow reading?  Learn from the story of a college student I worked with:

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Giving Students With Learning Difficulties Extra Time at Exams Is Counterproductive

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 27-04-2010

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A client had undergone an operation of his shoulder.  When I saw him, he said something that inspired me to touch on an important point that not every reader will like.  He said Read the rest of this entry »

Why Does Mainstream Education Still Grapple With Learning Difficulties?

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 22-04-2010

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It’s fascinating how paradoxical life can be.  We live in the era of knowledge and information.  Some of us understand that learning difficulties are not genetic, but are unconsciously learnt during the course of any “affected” individual’s life.  We see countless government initiatives for better learning [costing billions] all over the world, yet despite all this the largest societal formations, such as mainstream education systems, still live in the past – and don’t seem to be in any hurry to change!  Read the rest of this entry »

NLP for Problems with Handwriting

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 15-04-2010

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I worked with a man who used to write with his right hand, but one day suddenly wasn’t able to write the letters a and s and eventually anything with that hand.  Even o became problematic!  Then he learnt to write with his left hand and did so for years until one day the same happened as did with his right hand!  Everything else in his life was OK except writing. He was a student and was pretty depressed about the uncertainty of his future etc. …

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Are We Born With Dyslexia?

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 13-04-2010

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The belief that we are born with dyslexia [or dyscalculia, which is the numerical version of dyslexia] has been drummed into us for decades, so there’s absolutely no wonder it’s so prevalent amongst members of all generations.  But countless experience has proven that the answer to this question is Read the rest of this entry »

Vision Versus Visualisation and NLP

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 09-04-2010

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Vision is not the same as visualization.  The words are similar, but their meanings are different.   And although it may sound surprising, I’ve seen many people confuse these two words and this confusion result in unnecessary halts to people’s education, growth, progress.   So let’s clear these differences.

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NLP for Difficulties with Handwriting

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 04-04-2010

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Here’s a case of difficulties with handwriting.  The man who contacted me said this verbatim:

I’m an engineering student.  Til class 8 I used to write with my right hand, but I don’t know what happened to me and I started facing problems in writing. After trying a lot I was not able to regain my handwriting and faced problems in letters a. s, and others.  Eventually I was not even able to write ‘0’ properly. So I started writing with my left hand.  I practiced a lot and it went fine for a few years.  But from last year the same problem started arising in my left hand too.  Now I’m very depressed and tense about my future.  I can’t understand why this thing happens with writing only.  It works fine for every other thing I do.  I even went to a psychiatrist.  But he said there was no problem.  Please help me.

And here’s how I worked with him:  Read the rest of this entry »

3 NLP Ways to Help With Dyslexia

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 01-04-2010

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Here are 3 questions a woman in Australia had asked me.  I hope my answers will benefit you. Read the rest of this entry »

NLP for Dealing with Dysgraphia

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 30-03-2010

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A woman once contacted me asking for help with recommending schools in her area that would be suitable for her 9 years-young grandson who had been diagnosed with severe dysgraphia. I felt inspired to relay here exactly what I advised her to help the many more (grand)parents who want the best for their severely diagnosed children.  I hope you’ll extract and put the value from this into action, and spread the word to those in need! Read the rest of this entry »

NLP Tips for Literacy Teachers of Primary Schoolchildren

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 28-03-2010

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How can you help STOP DYSLEXIA NOW?

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Why Are Graphic Organizers Important for Students With Learning Difficulties?

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 22-03-2010

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Graphic organizers are important not only for students with “learning disabilities” [I recommend replacing the word disabilities with the word difficulties because disability implies a static permanent state while difficulty implies a static but temporary state = we find a solution, implement it,  practise, and the difficulty will change to ease…], but also for students with any abilities because:   Read the rest of this entry »

Why Phonics Are Not Suitable for Early Stages of Teaching / Learning English

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 19-03-2010

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I take it you already know of tough and bough and cough and dough…

Others may stumble, but not you, on hiccough, thorough, slough, and through.

Well done!  And now you wish, perhaps, to learn of less familiar traps?

Beware of heard, a dreadful word that looks like beard and sounds like bird.

And dead: it’s said like bed, not bead; for goodness’ sake, don’t call it deed!

Watch out for meat and great and threat, they rhyme with suite and straight and debt.

A moth is not a moth in mother, not both in bother, broth in brother.

And here is not a match for there, nor dear and fear for bear and pear.

And then there’s dose and rose and lose, just look then up – and goose and choose!

And cork and work and card and ward and font and front and word and sword.

And do and go, then thwart and cart – come, come!  I’ve hardly made a start!

A dreadful language?  Why, man alive! I mastered it when I was five!

And yet to write it the more I try, I’ll not learn how til the day I die.

Need I say more?  Well, perhaps.   Read the rest of this entry »

UnLearning Difficulties With NLP – What, Where, When, How, for Who

Filed Under (UnLearning Difficulties With NLP) by NLP-Life-Coach on 03-03-2010

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My work in the field of literacy and learning difficulties is based on the Neuro-Linguistic Programming [NLP] spelling strategy.  This way of working teaches people with dyslexic, dyscalculic, dyspraxic, autistic, ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s, and memory underperforming challenges how to use their existing visual skills to see clear and still [=not moving] words and numbers and solve any spelling, reading, writing, and mental arithmetic problems. Read the rest of this entry »