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3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Up

When you are thinking about starting up or haven’t been going for a long time, there can be an overwhelming number of things that it feels you have to do and not enough time, money or effort to achieve them. It can feel a bit scary right? That doubt if you're doing the right thing, always too...

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​Stages of Knowing (The truth, the whole truth and nothing like the truth)

Stages of Knowing (The truth, the whole truth and nothing like the truth) There seems to have been renewed debate lately about qualifications in our industry, a debate that never goes away (and shouldn’t either). The entry level qualifications, such as those described as level 3, come in for...

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Learning Styles: Are They for Real?

Learning Styles: Are They for Real? Without sounding too much like a grandad (even though I actually am), younger therapists amongst us will have been undertaking their years of compulsory schooling in the era of the learning styles explosion. The idea of us all having one main learning style...

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Memory Part 3

MEMORY PART THREE (then we’ll forget about this and look at something else next month…..) To round off this first three-part exploration of memory, I’m going to draw a few things together and throw in a few more memorisation principles. Of course, we could talk about memory forever and I will...

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Memory Part Two

MEMORY PART TWO You do of course remember something from Memory Part 1 last month? Homer Simpson? That’s not just me being flippant. You may initially not have recalled anything, but may well then find that the mention of Homer Simpson brings back the cartoon, the comment and even some of the...

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Thanks for the memories...

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES (OR WHY HOMER SIMPSON WAS WRONG) (Homer Simpson, Terrorizer Magazine) Like it or not, it’s looking like many of us once again have more time for CPD than we might have expected. These blogs are of course about how to learn effectively and a crucial aspect of that is...

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Why is everyone talking about 70 20 10 learning?

Finding the time to do everything such as continual professional development (CPD) is not easy. As such, understanding how we best learn and retain information allows you to maximise the use of your precious time. In studies of how we learn the 70:20:10 model (first developed by Morgan McCall,...

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Planning your CPD

Do I need it? Can I afford it? Will I use it? Is it worth it? I’m sure plenty of you will quickly spot that those questions are the ‘Money Mantras’ of money saving expert Martin Lewis. It often strikes me that they work quite well when deciding which of the ever-growing multiple CPD and training...

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A taste of what's to come...

(Learning. Image from canva.com) I’m excited to present here what will be the first of a regular monthly blog on therapistlearning.com on matters of learning. This opening blog gives a taste of the learning-related themes that we’ll be exploring. If you’re here, it might be stating the obvious...

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How quickly do we forget what we have learnt and how do we improve?

Traditionally, training has been done in bulk at the start of a new job or placement in the form of days and weeks in the classroom or doing an online course with a large number of modules. The promise was, and often still is, is that after this you will know everything you need to about that...

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