“I Wonder How I Managed Beforehand”

“I Wonder How I Managed Beforehand”

“As a student going into a master’s qualification, memories of my time spent studying for my degree came flooding back. Although it had been 10 years since I completed my social work degree, I knew the hurdles I experienced as a result of having dyslexia would...
How Mind Mapping Benefits Learners with Dyslexia

How Mind Mapping Benefits Learners with Dyslexia

People with dyslexia often struggle to organise their thoughts and visualise concepts. Using mind mapping software can help to structure ideas and organise writing in a more visual and colourful style of working. What are the barriers associated with dyslexia? Many...
Tap Into Your ‘Monkey Mind’ for Creativity

Tap Into Your ‘Monkey Mind’ for Creativity

Sometimes, our brain seems to have a mind of its own. When this happens, our imagination bounces ideas off each other, regardless of logic and reasoning. This is often referred to as the ‘monkey mind’- a state of uncontrolled mind wandering. On one hand, the monkey...
A History of Mind Mapping – Who, What and When?

A History of Mind Mapping – Who, What and When?

The use of pictures and images for record-keeping (learning) and communication, stretches back thousands of years, with cave paintings in Cáceres believed to be around 60,000 years old, and those in East Kalimantan, Borneo, dated at 50,000 BC. Even the Ancient...
Unload Your Stress With Mind Mapping

Unload Your Stress With Mind Mapping

Whilst workplace stress and stress-related absences are increasing, it seems that our understanding of how to manage our stress just cannot quite keep up! Feeling stressed or under pressure can be overwhelming, which can lead to some physical and emotional symptoms,...
How Does Mind Mapping Aid Revision?

How Does Mind Mapping Aid Revision?

Mind-map; a diagram used to visually organize information. It is hierarchical and shows relationships among pieces of the whole. Often created around a singular concept, where related depictions are added. This can include images, additional ideas or diagrams. If...