Mittwoch, 18. September 2019, British Dyslexia Association, A Mindful Journey Into The Kaleidoscopic Landscape Of Dyslexia

Von 18. September 2019 - 19:30 Bis 20:30

British Dyslexia Association

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The BDA are delighted to work with Deborah Shaer on this fascinating and insightful webinar!
Explanation of the session:
Neurobiological evidence shows that mindfulness breathing and meditation regulates the nervous system and balances the brain’s stress chemicals. In this session, Deborah Shaer will be focusing on mindfulness meditation as it relates to impact embodying the diverse and mystifying anatomy of Dyslexia. The classic traits such as words spelled incorrectly and grammatical errors are only the tip of a wider spectrum linked with dyslexic characteristics.
 For example, Deborah believes difficulties in writing cohesive sentences, could be likened to a garden filled with flowers entangled by an over-growth of weeds. For the dyslexic, this wild garden may feel familiar yet daunting, causing unmanageability and confusion. By contrast, the non-dyslexic person’s brain is equipped with the inner resources to discern and apply a logical and rational plan and structure whether it be a garden, an essay, a report, sequencing, turning a door **** the correct way, or inserting a key.
 Deborah believes a person with dyslexic features is constantly being challenged. He or she may suddenly experience disorientation and become lost due to a chaotic sense of direction, getting on the wrong train, going in the opposite direction, getting off the wrong stop and being terribly late. Or being terribly early or arriving at an appointment on the wrong day because words and numbers are subject to looking different from one day to the next.
 Deborah believes seeing the world through a kaleidoscope lens may mean that some people don’t get who you are, but others will. Dyslexia doesn’t make sense because if we do something repeatedly, then we should retain the information. It may be that the automatic response functions normally for a while, but suddenly disconnects. And anxiety often gets triggered.
 She feels therefore anxiety can escalate and even turn into a full-blown panic attack when fear is present. Being subjected to toxic shaming over time from insensitive others erodes one’s self-confidence and self-esteem. A first step is to be in contact with your feelings as a way in to deepen self-awareness and this can be channelled through mindfulness. Clinical research has shown that dyslexia has nothing to do with stupidity, it is a condition that needs tender loving care to flourish, just like a neglected garden.
 Deborah suggests that mindfulness breathing, meditation and visualisation is an effective way to calm and clear out the cumulative effects of toxicity from others. Moreover, instead of trying to fight dyslexia, an alternative approach could be to embrace each dyslexic challenge. So even when the body, the brain and the emotions are out of synch, you just become aware. Instead of trying to move faster, slow down, pause, breathe consciously, slowly, deeply to allow more oxygen to your brain. Taking a few moments to self-regulate can make a significant improvement in cognition.
 However, explaining mindfulness is vastly difference to experiencing it. Deborah's aim is to reach those who are experiencing difficulty in managing dyslexia and to promote awareness. Deborah believes that parents of children with dyslexia, teachers, Local Authorities and the Department of Education may find this session beneficial.
What is a webinar?
A webinar is an online conference or training session where delegates can watch from their computer, tablet or any device that can access the internet. You are able to ask questions at the end of the presentation by submitting questions via keyboard/touchscreen to the webinar presenter.
How do I access the webinar?
Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a gotowebinar link within it that you must click. Please check your junk folder as some email accounts mark gotowebinar as junk. If you, do notreceive a confirmation, please email conference@ and we will assist further.

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Do I need any special equipment or software to watch?
You will need speakers or a headset, when you click on the link it will automatically open the software you require.
Do I have to watch it live or can I watch it at a later date?
All BDA webinars are recorded as they will be available to buy at a later date from our online store. We will no longer be sending out links to the webinars to all participants post webinar broadcast.
What happens if I’m not available at the time of the webinar?
If you are unable to watch the webinar live, you can either buy access to the recorded webinar at a later date from our online shop or if you have purchased access to the webinar, but were unable to watch it because of personal circumstances, please email us conference@ and we will aim to get the recorded webinar to you within 10 working days.
How long will it last?
Most webinars last for an hour and ther is usually an opportunity to ask questions at the end, speaker permitting.
Do we get a certificate?
If you sign up for a webinar ticket then you will be sent a PDF certificate via email.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact conference@ with any queries.

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