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The tv programme had showed that so far in trials, if sufferers did a series of eye and body coordination exercises daily, they significantly improved their learning abilities, reading and writing. This in-turn had a profound effect on their self-confidence and daily lives. They didnt consider themselves impaired or different anymore, they became new people and people saw that dramatic change in them instantly.
A few days later he phoned me. Something had changed in his voice, he sounded charged with excitement. As i sat stunned he explained that his whole life had changed. Everything that dyslexia sufferers in tv programme had suffered he had also suffered. Feelings of being worthless, stupid, confused, lacking in concentration, severe frustration, lack of confidence. He identified with these people of all ages who felt same as he did, he wasnt only one suffering with it. He wasnt alone anymore.
I remained stunned as he continued to talk and eventually he became conscious of fact he hadnt stopped talking. I told him to carry on because it was good to hear him talking so positively and confidently. He'd also just landed a new job as a care support worker which involves helping and supporting others with some kind of difficulty in their homes. I couldnt believe transformation i was witnessing. A few days later i spoke to him again by phone and was relieved to find that it hadnt been a dream, it was real and he was still new Steve. He was still positive and motivated. He'd even started to read a book, something he hadnt done before.
At time i write this article, Steve has sent off for more information on trials and oversubscribed course they are beginning to offer. He hasnt yet received any information or taken any courses, yet he feels as if he's benefitted because he's been doing some of simple daily exercises he saw being done by sufferers on programme.
Steve, you inspired me!
I hope by writing this article it will inspire others to change their lives for better too, whether you suffer with dyslexia or not. Always be on lookout for that spark of opportunity that could change your life or someone close to you forever.
If you would like to make any comments about this article please contact me at:
Peter Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org www.dynamiq.co.uk