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Are you an adult with dyslexia? Maybe you are a parent of a dyslexic teenager or have a partner you know has dyslexia. This podcast could be just for you.

My name is Stephen and at the age of 38 I have been on a journey for the last few years to discover more about my dyslexia & ADHD. I share stories and learnings that go beyond reading, writing and spelling challenges. Life lessons around communication, work, relationships and navigating the visual mind.

I wish I had known what I know today about how my dyslexic mind works when I was younger. This podcast is to help people like me.

Truth About Dyslexia - Help For Adults With Dyslexia Stephen Martin

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Are you an adult with dyslexia? Maybe you are a parent of a dyslexic teenager or have a partner you know has dyslexia. This podcast could be just for you.

My name is Stephen and at the age of 38 I have been on a journey for the last few years to discover more about my dyslexia & ADHD. I share stories and learnings that go beyond reading, writing and spelling challenges. Life lessons around communication, work, relationships and navigating the visual mind.

I wish I had known what I know today about how my dyslexic mind works when I was younger. This podcast is to help people like me.

    Planning and Diary Hacks for the Dyslexic/ADHD brain

    Planning and Diary Hacks for the Dyslexic/ADHD brain

    Great question from Emma on planning and diary management with a family. I wanted to share 5 (or maybe more) things that I do in my daily life that make a difference.

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    • 15 min
    5 Communication Hacks for Dyslexics

    5 Communication Hacks for Dyslexics

    in this episode, I talk about different communication tips that can help you as a dyslexic or someone with ADHD to communicate better at work in life and in relationships.

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    • 13 min
    #updatecast - Getting out of your way and real hypnosis

    #updatecast - Getting out of your way and real hypnosis

    In this episode, Stephen shares updates and learnings from his recent experiences. He emphasizes the importance of seeking professional help and not trying to solve problems on your own. He shares his own experience of getting stitches and getting his shoulder fixed, realizing that he should have sought help earlier.



    Stephen also discusses his journey towards getting fit and healthy and how he has struggled with mental patterns that work against him. He talks about his recent session with a hypnotist and how it has made a positive impact on his mindset and choices. He encourages listeners to take action and seek help when needed.



    Keywords

    updates, learnings, seeking help, professional, stitches, shoulder injury, getting fit, healthy, mental patterns, hypnotist, positive impact, mindset, choices, dyslexia, adults with dyslexia, ADHD, support for adults.




    Takeaways


    Don't hesitate to seek professional help when needed. Trying to solve problems on your own can be time-consuming and may lead to unnecessary pain and effort.
    Prioritize your health and well-being. Addressing issues early on can prevent them from becoming more serious and difficult to treat.
    Be open to alternative therapies like acupuncture and hypnosis. These can provide effective solutions and bring about positive changes in your life.
    Challenge your mental patterns and beliefs that may be holding you back. Sometimes a simple shift in mindset can make a significant difference in achieving your goals.







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    • 13 min
    Self Hypnosis For Dyslexia & ADHD

    Self Hypnosis For Dyslexia & ADHD

    The podcast episode explores the potential benefits of self-hypnosis for individuals with dyslexia and other neurodiverse conditions. Self-hypnosis is described as a process where individuals induce a state of relaxation, making the subconscious mind more receptive to positive suggestions and changes. The script discusses how self-hypnosis works, its scientific basis, and practical tips for getting started. Benefits of self-hypnosis include stress management, improved focus, and enhanced learning capabilities.



    The script includes a success story and mentions Dr. Daniel Siegel's work on neuroplasticity and mindfulness. It also provides tools and resources for those interested in exploring self-hypnosis further. The episode concludes with an invitation to visit the podcast's website and Facebook group for more information and community support.



    Keywords

    Dyslexia, Neurodiverse conditions, Self-hypnosis, Focused relaxation, Positive suggestions, Traditional hypnosis, Stress management, Improved focus, Enhanced learning, Brain waves, Alpha waves, Neuroplasticity, Neural pathways, Deep relaxation, Mental clutter, Distraction resistance, Positive study habits, Success story, Dr. Daniel Siegel, Mindfulness, Self-awareness, Challenges, Consistency, Therapeutic practices, Guided sessions, Apps, Audio books, Workshops, Training programs, Community engagement, adults with dyslexia, ADHD, support for adults.



    Takeaways


    Introduction to Self-Hypnosis: Self-hypnosis is described as a personal and adaptable tool for inducing relaxation and accessing the subconscious mind, particularly beneficial for individuals with neurodiverse conditions like dyslexia and ADHD.
    Scientific Understanding: The script explains the science behind self-hypnosis, including the shift in brain waves to alpha waves and the role of neuroplasticity in creating and reinforcing positive changes in behavior and thinking patterns.
    Getting Started: Practical tips are provided for initiating self-hypnosis sessions, including finding a quiet space, using imagery and affirmations, and utilizing guided recordings or apps for structure and support.
    Benefits for Neurodiverse Individuals: Self-hypnosis is highlighted as a powerful tool for managing stress, anxiety, and improving focus, which are common challenges for individuals with dyslexia and ADHD. The script also emphasizes its potential for enhancing learning capabilities.
    Success Story and Expert Insights: A success story illustrates the tangible benefits of self-hypnosis, while a shout-out to Dr. Daniel Siegel's work underscores the importance of mindfulness and self-awareness in mental well-being and cognitive function.
    Overcoming Challenges: The script acknowledges potential challenges in practicing self-hypnosis and offers strategies for building a routine and enhancing effectiveness through consistency and combination with other therapeutic practices.
    Tools and Resources: Various tools and resources, including apps, audio books, and workshops, are recommended to support individuals on their self-hypnosis journey.
    Closing Remarks and Community Engagement: The episode concludes with a reminder of the uniqueness of the self-improvement journey and encourages listeners to share experiences and explore further resources through the podcast's website and Facebook group.





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    • 7 min
    Unlocking Potential: Insights from Dr. Hallowell on ADHD and Beyond

    Unlocking Potential: Insights from Dr. Hallowell on ADHD and Beyond

    In this podcast episode, Stephen from The Truth About Dyslexia reflects on his recent injury and introduces a replay of his favorite interview with Dr. Halliwell, a leading expert on ADHD who also has dyslexia. They discuss the overlap between ADHD and dyslexia, misconceptions about both conditions, and strategies for managing them effectively.



    Dr. Halliwell emphasizes the importance of understanding and embracing ADHD, finding the right partner and job, and finding creative outlets. They also discuss the impact of ADHD on relationships and work, and offer advice for self-discovery and fulfillment.




    Keywords

    Dyslexia, ADHD, Interview, Dr. Halliwell, Expert, Books, Diagnosis, Symptoms, Neurodiversity, Challenges, Traits, Asset, Liability, Management, Task matching, Interest, Education, Job, Partner, Podcast,  Adults with dyslexia, Support for adults.



    Takeaways


    Expert Insights: The interview provides valuable insights from Dr. Hallowell, a renowned expert on ADHD.


    Understanding Differences: It highlights the distinctions between ADHD, Dyslexia, and High Functioning Autism, shedding light on how these conditions operate.


    Organizational Empowerment: Dr. Hallowell emphasizes the importance of organizations taking action to unleash the potential of individuals with ADHD, suggesting it as a key strategy for success.


    Personal Impact Strategies: The script offers three actionable strategies for making significant improvements in one's life, likely tailored towards managing ADHD or related conditions.


    Valuable Content: Overall, the script is described as containing a wealth of valuable information and advice, providing both practical strategies and theoretical insights for understanding and managing ADHD and related conditions.





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    • 18 min
    Confidence Unleashed: Finding what’s actually holding you back

    Confidence Unleashed: Finding what’s actually holding you back

    In this podcast episode, Stephen from The Truth About Dyslexia explores the intricacies of confidence, particularly in the context of neurodiversity such as dyslexia or ADHD. He reflects on personal experiences and recent sessions with a practitioner named Andre Kenny. Stephen delves into the complex relationship between confidence and neurodiversity, highlighting how moving abroad during childhood and family dynamics impacted his confidence.



    He discusses his father's communication style, the challenges of feeling understood, and the underlying impact on his self-assurance. Stephen emphasizes the importance of addressing deeper psychological issues alongside surface-level concerns, acknowledging the discomfort and vulnerability that come with introspection. He encourages listeners to reflect on their own confidence levels and consider seeking professional support to uncover underlying issues. Through personal insights and reflections, Stephen offers a candid perspective on navigating confidence within the realm of neurodiversity.



    Keywords

    Confidence, Neurodiversity, Dyslexia, ADHD, Personal Development, Self-assurance, Therapy, Childhood experiences, Family dynamics, Communication styles, Self-doubt, Anxiety, Vulnerability, Psychological exploration, Seff-awareness, Emotional well-being, Surface-level issues, Root causes, Professional support, Personal growth, adults with dyslexia, support for adults.


    Takeaways


    Recognizing the Challenge: Building confidence is crucial for individuals with neurodiversity like dyslexia or ADHD. It's a recurring topic in personal development due to its significance in navigating life's challenges.
    Personal Journey: The speaker shares their personal journey, including struggles with confidence, past experiences, and recent therapy sessions aimed at understanding and addressing underlying issues.
    Holistic Approach: Addressing confidence issues requires a holistic approach that goes beyond surface-level solutions. While health and external factors play a role, psychological well-being and self-awareness are equally important.
    Impact of Childhood: Childhood experiences, family dynamics, and parental influences significantly shape confidence levels. For example, the speaker reflects on how their father's communication style and actions affected their self-perception.
    Emotional Impact: Lack of confidence can lead to anxiety and uncertainty, affecting various aspects of life. Recognizing and addressing these emotional challenges is essential for personal growth and well-being.
    Therapeutic Exploration: Therapy, particularly with professionals who understand neurodiversity, can help uncover root causes and provide valuable insights for overcoming confidence issues.
    Vulnerability and Self-Reflection: Acknowledging deeper insecurities and being vulnerable enough to address them is key to building lasting confidence. It involves peeling back layers of emotional barriers and speaking one's truth.
    Encouragement for Self-Exploration: Individuals are encouraged to explore the root causes of their confidence issues, whether they stem from surface-level concerns or deeper psychological factors. Seeking support from professionals can aid in this journey.
    Continuous Growth: Building confidence is an ongoing process that requires continuous self-reflection, exploration, and personal growth. It involves embracing discomfort and addressing underlying issues to move forward positively.
    Empowerment: By understanding and addressing the complexities of confidence with neurodiversity, individuals can empower themselves to navigate life more confidently and authentically.



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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

GrowthMindsetShane ,

Awesome Podcast

Thanks Stephen

People dealing with Dyslexia have a hard time with Realising and simple tasks.
Some tasks that don’t faze others can really feel like such a burden.

You sharing your own journey is awesome especially with simple tips to help.

Thanks Stephen for sharing your awesome journey, what a great help. Keep up the awesome work.

Vanessainnz ,

Great Journey

Love hearing your experience on being an adult Dyslexia as a Dyslexia Facilitator it’s great to hear real life stories and reflections of living with Dyslexia.

Stephenmnz ,

Great start

Keep it up - tell us journey.

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