Dyslexia affects people’s ability to develop literacy skills & communication. As a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I am particularly interested in helping you deal with the emotional aspects of dyslexia which are in themselves intrinsically linked to creative and cognitive abilities.
Those with dyslexia often experience learning barriers that are difficult to address using conventional teaching methods but are ideally suited to a Hypnotherapeutic approach. When you understand how the unconscious mind affects learning and behavior, especially the emotional attachments that happen early in life, you can learn to forgive the misbelief you have around your own learning disability.
In recent years, there has been less of a tendency to see dyslexia as a medical condition and more recognition that it reflects a different way of learning. An understanding of the way that the left and right side of the brain specialize in different styles of thinking helps us make sense of how people with dyslexia have been challenged during their studies.
Formal education is highly structured and appeals to those who have a dominant proclivity for left-brained learning. A preference for logical approaches, an emphasis on facts and figures and a tendency to measure performance through standardized testing appeal to those who favor a left-brained learning style. Those who are more spontaneous, visually-orientated and lateral in their learning style are not so easily accommodated. It is this style of learning that is associated with dyslexia, as people who fall into this category generally demonstrate a strong preference for using the right side of their brain.
There are many successful people who have excelled in their fields who reportedly have dyslexia. Sir Richard Branson was a poor performer at school due to his dyslexia and yet his approach to business reflects the vision, creativity and drive inherent in those who have this learning style. Albert Einstein, whose name is synonymous with the very concept of genius, was also dyslexic. Walt Disney, Leonardo da Vinci, Mohammed Ali, Agatha Christie and numerous others in a range of professional endeavors have also triumphed with dyslexia despite poor educational performance in their early lives.
Whether clients with dyslexia approach us for help re-building the self- esteem that was undermined during their formal education or are seeking more effective study methods to help them succeed in life, there are many strategies and approaches that we offer.