Practitioner Training™

Do you wonder why so many bright creative children have all sorts of learning challenging  and what you can do to help?

We have three training programmes for parents, teachers, educational professionals and support staff:

  • Pathways to Learning – contains the EPIC Resource Centre of blended learning resources, to provide simple steps to enable everyone to gain new insights and perspectives on their daily challenges.  We provide simple steps to enable everyone to grow together and achieve levels of fulfillment they had never even allowed themselves to dream of.   Not only does this process help students to take advantage of their strengths, helping them to learn easier and more effectively, it also teaches students (and parents and teachers) how to be in the more effective state for learning (and parenting and teaching!). Learners discover their own experiences, what makes for successful learning and establishing where learning can go wrong.  Book here £395
  • New Perspectives on ADHD: book here -  Penny Perry, Cheryl Winter and Olive Hickmott hosted this groundbreaking initiative, delivered in 4 mini-sessions.  Please tell your friends to visit this page and sign up for these highly informative sessions that will explain some hidden facts about ADHD, enabling you and your children or students to have happier lives. Just £50 for all 4x50mins  sessions plus a facebook group for additional resources and comments/questions.

Jumpstarting Literacy and Numeracy is where Practitioners start to become really familiar with how to teach bright creative students how to use their mental imagery to accelerate literacy and numeracy.  You will learn how to guide students who are discouraged, frustrated and andry into positive mental and emotional states that make it easy to learn.

Recent research has shown that those with a learning difficulty and also have exceptional strengths and talents, tend to see the world in a more holistic way. This means that they find it easier to see the big picture and to think creatively (out-of-the-box thinking).
Once practiced with these skills you will be wanting to move onto the advanced skills of Pathways to Learning.  You will learn how so many students are in sensory overload and the simple skills you can teach to enable reduction in this internal chaos.
You can follow either of these programmes as home study.  Book here

Home study is very popular and gives you the flexibility to learn this from the comfort of your own home and apply it with your own child or classroom at your own pace. 

These programmes include five main tenets which can be seen below. These form the basis of the process and on the course you will learn how to impart this to your students easily, quickly and with rapid results. You will also get the research evidence supporting the process as well feedback from the principals and teachers who have been using it with such great effect in their schools and classrooms.

Mental Imagery is essential for reading, effective spelling, making sense of and remembering what is read, mental calculations, problem solving and legible handwriting. Neuroscience has shown that fluent readers use 3 co-activated areas of the brain: knowing the pronunciation of the word, understanding the meaning and recognising the visual representation of the whole word.  As it is developed naturally by some students it was believed that this was an inherent skill and therefore could not be taught – we now KNOW that this is not the case and it can be learned through the Jumpstarting process.

Students learn most effectively when in the Optimal Learning State, i.e. relaxed body, alert mind. Some students cannot develop or control their mental imagery skills until they are in this state.  Results have shown that knowing how to get into this state easily helps to lower stress, increase concentration and focus and also improves memory and recall.  This skill is useful for the whole school and gives staff the tools for creating calmer students, calmer classrooms and a calmer school! Neuroscience has shown that being this state, often called ‘Flow’, helps students and staff to be more effective.  This state is even more vital for students on the Autistic Spectrum, who maybe in sensory overload, even from a very young age.  They can be overwhelmed by the environment and even more importantly from their  ability to be deluged by their own mental images, then start to zone out and even withdraw from the world.

Helping students become more meta-cognisant about their inner mental processes helps them recognise their existing strengths and adjust any ineffective learning strategies accordingly.  Learning how and why people do what they do is a vital skill to develop for all challenges, and explains many of the symptoms on the spectrum.

When a student is very sensitive, they will pick up on other peoples’ emotions, whether positive or negative, often reflecting back a parent’s or teacher’s concerns.

It is known that fear can destroy anyone’s ability to learn, if you are in a permanently anxious and fearful state this can underpin many behavioral challenges, including frustration, anger, meltdowns and closing down.