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Truth About Dyslexia - Help For Adults With Dyslexia

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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.

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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.

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

5/20/2024
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. If you want to find out more visit: ⁠truthaboutdyslexia.com⁠ Join our Facebook Group⁠: facebook.com/groups/adultdyslexia --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:18:41

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Confidence Unleashed: Finding what’s actually holding you back

5/13/2024
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 If you want to find out more visit: ⁠truthaboutdyslexia.com⁠ Join our Facebook Group⁠ facebook.com/groups/adultdyslexia --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:13:30

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Moving Forward by Looking Back

5/6/2024
Summary In this episode, Stephen Martin discusses the importance of clearing emotional baggage that stems from childhood and holds many individuals with dyslexia and neurodiversity back. He shares his personal journey of trying different techniques to overcome emotional triggers and find emotional balance. Stephen emphasizes the need to address emotional problems rather than relying solely on logical thinking. He highlights the benefits of working with a life coach or therapist to gain a different perspective and solve underlying emotional issues. Stephen also mentions the effectiveness of techniques such as hypnosis in removing emotional triggers. Takeaways Clearing emotional baggage is crucial for individuals with dyslexia and neurodiversity to overcome challenges and find emotional balance. Addressing emotional problems requires more than logical thinking and may involve working with a life coach or therapist to gain a different perspective. Techniques like hypnosis can be effective in removing emotional triggers and solving underlying emotional issues. It is important to slow down and recognize when logical thinking alone is not solving recurring problems, indicating a deeper emotional code problem that needs to be properly addressed. If you want to find out more visit: ⁠truthaboutdyslexia.com⁠ Learn more about working with Andrée Kenny: Discounted First Session Join our Facebook Group ⁠facebook.com/groups/adultdyslexia --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:16:45

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Update Cast: My Mind is playing tricks on me!

5/1/2024
Summary Stephen Martin reflects on the challenges he is trying to overcome and the tools he uses to navigate his neurodiverse mind. He discusses the importance of finding motivation and resetting after achieving a goal. He also shares his contentment with his personal life and the need to focus on his fitness. The principal theme of this part of the conversation is the struggle to find motivation for health and fitness. The speaker feels like they are struggling to get enough motivation to do things and often rely on hope and excitement to drive their actions. They also discuss the importance of consistency over intensity in achieving goals. The speaker admits to sometimes pretending that their lack of motivation doesn't exist and finds it easy to let go of consistency. They emphasize the need to prioritize consistency and make small, consistent efforts rather than relying on occasional intense efforts. Keywords challenges, neurodiverse mind, motivation, resetting, personal life, fitness, motivation, health, fitness, struggle, consistency, intensity, consistency, fitness goals, exercise, routine, repeating, success, results, challenging, boring, protein powder, collagen powder, coffee, mundane tasks, consistency, immediate gratification, boredom, energy-consuming, habits, friction, habits, behavior change, external environment, tools, consistency, motivation, routine, freedom, dyslexia, struggle, balance, consistency, small actions, desired results, focus, promise, personal examples, small commitments, kindness Takeaways --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:15:42

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5 Lessons from Steven Bartlett (4 is gold!)

4/22/2024
Stephen shares key takeaways from a talk by Stephen Bartlett, an entrepreneur and podcast host. Bartlett emphasizes the importance of writing a personal mission statement to guide decision-making. He also challenges the notion that uncertainty is the root of anxiety, suggesting that adversity to loss is often the underlying issue. Bartlett discusses the concept of skill stacking, where individuals combine complementary skills to gain a competitive advantage. He encourages seeking help from others rather than trying to solve problems alone and emphasizes the importance of being successful rather than being right. Lastly, Bartlett suggests that being loved by some and hated by others can be a sign of success. Takeaways Keywords Steven Bartlett, personal mission statement, decision-making, uncertainty, anxiety, adversity to loss, skill stacking, seeking help, being successful, being right, being loved and hated, dyslexia, adults with dyslexia, adhd, support for adults If you want to find out more visit: truthaboutdyslexia.com Join our Facebook Group facebook.com/groups/adultdyslexia --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:13:05

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Removing Emotional Triggers (this worked for me)

4/15/2024
I get asked all the time what is the best way to deal with emotional challenges. I have recently been working with a specialist and it has been life changing. In this episode I speak with Andrée Kenny and I share what we have been working on. For anyone interested she has 5 Spots For People To Get The Discounted First Appointment >> https://go.truthaboutdyslexia.com/arc-offer --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:16:24

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The Podcast:Where to next?

4/8/2024
I’ve been taking some time to decide on what is the next evolution of this podcast to re energise myself - so wanted to share that with my awesome listeners here. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:11:34

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Chat GPT walk through for Dyslexics

3/31/2024
Here is a video podcast that you can watch to see how I use Chat GPT. I think those of us with dyslexia and/or ADHD will get a huge amount out of tools like this. I hope you give it a go! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:11:12

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The battle with Dopamine

3/27/2024
Many of us with Dyslexia and/or ADHD struggle with our Dopamine levels. They just don’t play well in our heads. It’s like a pipe that has an irregular flow. In this episode I wanted to chat about a few things I am grappling with at the moment --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:13:55

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Let’s step into 2040: Dyslexia and ADHD style

3/25/2024
What will the world look like in 2040 for the neurodiverse l. Here are my 3 predictions and how to set yourself up for success. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:11:26

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To Stress or not to Stress

3/20/2024
That is the question. I wanted to chat about a thought process in my mind about the need for stress and how we seek it. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:11:01

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Silencing the Overthinking Brain

3/18/2024
One of the challenges I have with my dyslexic and adhd mind is how easy it is to get stuck in over thinking. In this pod I share a few go to’s of mine. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:10:18

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Lessons for Dyslexic Business Owners

3/13/2024
I love being in business and have learned over the years what dyslexic strengths help me and which hurt me. I wanted to share a few biggies with you. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:12:43

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Dyslexic Burnout (and a cool meditation trick)

3/11/2024
Escaping the exhaustion of Dyslexic Burnout is a life long skill. In this episode I talk about some learnings to help get through it and a few meditation leering s to get you through that mental block. I learned from Dr K the HealthyGamerGG. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:15:07

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MTHFR Gene and it’s Relationship to Dyslexia and ADHD

3/6/2024
Thanks to Jason for this question about MTHFR as it was a great reminder of something I did ages ago! This is such interesting stuff to dig deeper on. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:10:42

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Communication Systems for Dyslexics

3/4/2024
Communication is a key for those with dyslexia, over the years I have struggled like many. So I wanted to share a tool I use for work that has been amazing. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:10:27

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Tools I use to De-Stress

2/28/2024
I know I’m not alone with my dyslexic overthinking brain. With a recent house move it has been tough. So I wanted to share what I am doing to give my brain a break. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:08:34

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Executive Function & The Value of Routine

2/26/2024
Routines are so boring. I hated them as a kid, but as I got older and dug deeper into dyslexia and ADHD I can see how much executive function challenges impact me. I have to play a different game so wanted to share a current experience. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:09:37

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5 ways To Lower Stress for Those with Dyslexia

2/21/2024
Didn’t the episode I wanted to talk about five different ways I personally use to lower stress and anxiety in my mind my body and for other people with dyslexia and or ADHD. I hope you really enjoy the episode and it helps you move forward because many of us struggle with us together. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:14:28

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Dr Andrew Huberman: Live Event Insights

2/19/2024
Recently I went and saw Dr Andrew Huberman speak at the Melbourne convention centre with Wong with my wife, and I want to share some of the learnings. I got from him and One in particular about how to activate our visual mind to solve problems. I found it really excellent something Ida and I wanted to dig a deeper into it for everybody, so hopefully you enjoy this podcast. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/truth-about-dyslexia/message

Duration:00:14:59