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Ruthless Compassion with Dr. Marcia Sirota

54: Barbara Arrowsmith-Young - Reboot Your Brain

  • E54
  • 40:42
  • March 12th 2020

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is the founder of the Arrowsmith Program, a program designed to strengthen weak cognitive functions that underlie a range of learning difficulties and which has been delivered for 40+ years throughout the world. 

Her work has been recognized as one of the first examples of the practical application of neuroplasticity which, simply put, is the ability of the brain to change and rewire itself over one’s lifetime.

Her vision is that all students struggling with learning will have the opportunity to benefit from programs that change the brain’s capacity to learn and open to these learners a world of possibilities.  

Her book, ‘The Woman who Changed Her Brain’ has become an international bestseller and tells Barbara’s journey of discovery and innovation to overcome her severe learning disabilities.

Barbara is the recipient of the 2019 Leaders and Legends Innovation Award from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto for her outstanding contributions to education in Ontario.

Ruthless Compassion with Dr. Marcia Sirota

Ruthless Compassion with Dr. Marcia Sirota is a podcast about people who've turned their emotional shit into fertilizer for success. It's about seeing our darkest moments as opportunities for learning, growth and transformation. We'll cover topics like addiction and mental health, isolation, and loneliness, narcissism versus self-care and difficult family and work relationships. For more, visit http://marciasirotamd.com/.

Dr. Marcia Sirota is a board-certified psychiatrist practicing in Toronto, Canada. She has more than 25 years of experience and specializes in health and wellness, healing trauma, unblocking creativity and empowering people to be their best self. She is the author of 5 books and an instructor of Udemy online courses. In her spare time, she enjoys screenwriting, yoga and working out.