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 two training programmes for parents, teachers, educational professionals and support staff:

  • Jumpstarting literacy and Numeracy – a unique way to help students understand the vital role of using mental imagery for all aspects of learning by focusing on their strengths and not their deficits and weaknesses. Jumpstarting Literacy and Numeracy offers remarkably quick ways to improve literacy, numeracy and concentration challenges even for those diagnosed with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Asperger’s, Tourette’s and Autism. The Empowering Learning: Jumpstarting Literacy and Numeracy Processes have been proven to work extremely well with these bright students by using a totally radical and different approach.
  • 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.

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 ( 7 x 1.5 hour classes), as live on-line programmes or for in person for a whole community or school.

NEXT TRAINING DATES and BOOKING

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. 

Can’t make the webinar times? Don’t worry, these are recorded and you will receive a link to access these recordings any time. 
MORE DETAILS
These programmes include three 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 A SKILL FOR LEARNING.
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.

THE OPTIMAL LEARNING STATE
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.

META-COGNITION IN LEARNERS
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.

ACUTE SENSITIVITIES
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.

FEAR and ANXIETY
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.