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Learning Disability:What is learning disability?Learning disability is a misnomer as a difficulty that can be overcome should not be labeled such strongly.  Hence we will call it Learning Difficulty. ‘Learning difficulty’ is a general term that can be applied to different conditions with varying symptoms and severity e.g., dyslexia dysgraphia or even dyscalculia and dyspraxia or ADHD.  The underlying symptoms of the learning difficulty conditions though in all labeled situations are inter-related and are present from birth.

We at Mansik Pramarsh focus on the  all these many labels that exist as a common cause and concentrate on each person and treat their individual difficulties with a highly personalized regular  exercise Program of learning skills, counseling skills , meditation and cerebral development.

The cause of learning difficulty: a common factor in many of these conditions is a part of the brain called the cerebellum, which links to nearly all the major centers of the brain.

The cerebellum is key to the learning process, making learning; understanding skills become automatic through practice. But if the cerebellum is not working efficiently then it is very likely the child will struggle with one or more of the following – poor reading and writing, concentration, co-ordination or social skills.

Mansik Pramarsh medication-free Program consists of daily learning skills, counseling skills, preksha meditation and Kayotsarg aim to improve memory, learning ability, retention balance, cerebral and physical co-ordination, concentration and social skills.

Dyslexia

Dyslexia refers to a learning difficulty that causes problems with learning language-based skills. It is a neurological condition that affects around 10 – 20% of the population to some degree.
People who have dyslexia or dyslexia symptoms generally have trouble with their reading, writing and spelling. It can also affect: concentration, short term memory, math, and coordination and communication skills, incapable of paying attention for long periods of time, finding it hard to make friends, being prone to tantrums. Children seemingly insensitive to other people’s feelings are also indicative of a dyslexic condition.  Dyslexia has no reflection on the child’s intelligence – it is about the access to his or her intelligence. Being dyslexic doesn’t mean that a person can’t read, nor does it mean that their intelligence is impaired, but it can make learning very challenging, depending on the degree of the problem. Unless these challenges are addressed it is very likely that people will avoid anything to do with reading, writing and spelling, joining in and socializing.

Mansik Pramarsh Programme: Many of the symptoms associated with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD are believed to be linked to poor cerebellar efficiency. Through our daily exercises focused on   preksha meditation, memory development , Kayotsarg,  cerebral balance, eye tracking, retaining capacity built up  and  cerebrum-physical coordination our special  Program aims to improve the performance of the cerebellum, the ‘skill center’ of the brain which makes every day learning and performing  automatic.

Dyspraxia or Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

Dyspraxia is an alternative name for Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Dyspraxia mainly causes issues with coordination resulting in clumsy type behavior on account of problems with motor skills.

Fine motor skills require precise movements like Writing, Threading beads, Tying shoelaces, Doing up buttons, Using cutlery etc.
Gross Motor skills relate to balance and coordination including: Catching and throwing, Riding a bike
The kids who have the debility often  avoid participating in sport. The signs of Dyspraxia vary with age and development. For example, young children often show delays in achieving developmental skills (e.g. tying shoelaces, buttoning shirts, zipping pants/trousers) and can appear quite clumsy. Older children often have problems with fine motor control; doing puzzles, building models or playing ball games. Many children do not show difficulties with the early milestones of sitting and crawling but show later difficulties with more complex activities – those which require the involvement of the cerebellum.
Other Dyspraxia symptoms may show in:
Coordination and balance
Awkwardness
Behavioral issues
Some have issues with noise and feeling
Extreme cases with speech impediments
These skills take longer to develop in children with dyspraxia tendencies.

Mansik Pramarsh Programme

Many of the symptoms associated with learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD are believed to be linked to poor cerebellar efficiency.  Our regular daily preksha meditation, science of living, Kayotsarga, exercises focus on balance, eye tracking and coordination. The program aims to improve the performance of the cerebellum, the ‘skill Centre’ of the brain which makes everyday tasks automatic.

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Continuing from my last post  about self acceptance ……  I have observed that many a times”WE All” surrender to the negativity in weaker moments of life and then allow the nihilistic attitude to overtake our body, mind and all faculties . The shadow of doubt arises from the fact that we do not want to face our own self in these weaker moments thus losing control and surrendering  with humble submission . We do not try to resurrect the position by reviving the natural powers that the nature has bestowed us with . These powers are the :

  • power of mind
  • power of brain
  • power of determination ( resolution )
  • power of  karma
  • power of positivity.

  In my article Accept Yourself…….. all we are doing is to enhance the self image and self esteem and  convert the negativity of life to living our life in positive emotions through daily  self acceptance  practices . By way of writing and stating   the obvious power we all possess  we shall be increasing our own acceptance from the inner strengths before we move to the external world.

Just remember that we are weakling physically as  compared  to  even a small ant that can carry a load of  12 times its own weight  while moving . obviously we cannot do that . Same way we can not bear and tolerate the   stringent weather and vagaries of nature like a small plant or a tree can do . The small plant  outside our window or a tree in the courtyard cam  stand through the storm,  heat, sunshine, rain,  or the cold and still give its best back to the nature. We can however win in all situation because we have the power of the mind ( the desire ) that made us look for the ways to control the nature . This strong mind enables us to find our way in the mountainous region by making tunnels, ropeways, circular roads and by even destroying the  mountain if it stood in the way. We by our power of mind have controlled all elements  of nature eg.   the sun,  the wind, the  sea and  below the surface element by making them useful to the mankind. our mind desired and the brain got busy  working full time to meet  and fulfill the desires   of the mind. Hence in the previous post I had asked you to begin accepting yourself by recognising and recalling the power of your own mind.

Let us once again do the same exercise once again in the manner we had done last week :  take a pen and paper  and start writing the following powerful positive statement  about yourself :

I am a powerful person I have the power of mind .  

Continue writing a full page .  Having completed writing  please place aside the pen and the paper.

We will now  meditate on this .

  • please sit in a comfortable  position wherever you are , keeping your   back straight but comfortable.
  • Place your right hand on your heart and the left hand four fingers below your navel in the middle of the stomach.
  • be at your ease.
  • close your eyes softly
  • and   start breathing.
  • let your mind  travel from the  lower left hand    to the top of your forehead  while  inhaling  and let the mind travel back to the bottom of the left hand on the stomach while exhaling . continue the process for five minutes.
  •   after five minutes are over just  relax  for a while.
  • open your eyes.
  • pick up the page on which we had done the  writing today.
  • Start reading loudly the  words and sentences written by you on the page like you are memorising every word written there. Do not let your eyes and mind wander from the written words even for a wink of a second . let the words  be imprinted on your mind   completely .
  • having finished , close the eyes again and reflect on the words spoken by you.

Get up after a while………, you will gradually start feeling good , about yourself  after a few days exercise  ?

We regularly conduct Preksha Meditation classes at Alka Mansik Pramarsh Foundation and our experiences reveals that  the meditation of  self-acceptance makes  people gain positivity and happy state of mind which can  not  be  compared to others because in this there is no , “other”. The learning    of the self can definitely be compared to the learning of the  new things and being part of something bigger, some sacred   and celestial    happiness and satisfaction.Come and learn with us the  daily  self acceptance practices that result into  psychological  and emotional healing.

Ramneek kapoor,Clinical Psychologist and family Therapist,Science of living ,Preksha Meditation expert.

 

 

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