The Holistic Learning Hub

Be supported to learn your way

The natural complement to education and training

The problem with learning

Being unprepared to learn can result in us wasting lots of time, energy and even money for results that leave us and those supporting us feeling disappointed.

This can lead to frustration and feelings of inadequacy. 

When this happens repeatedly, we convince ourselves that we are not capable of learning.

As a result, we stop trying because our attempts to learn make us uncomfortable and we start believing the desired outcome is even possible.

Preparing to learn
can change that

Start with repeating these three simple steps

Self-regulation enables us to understand and manage our thoughts, feelings and actions. This is valuable skill for learning and life that we can all benefit from improving.

1. Monitor how you feel

Pay attention to how you feel in this moment. Ask yourself if you:

2. Decide if you need to change

Think about the amount of energy you have and need and decide if you need to:

3. Apply a technique that works for you

Choose and apply a suitable technique to help you:

Why I care

This is important to me because there have been times when I worked really hard and didn’t get results I wanted. On reflection I realise that the outcome would have been very different if I have been better prepared.

Before I developed these techniques for myself, I would try to learn when I was not in an ideal state. Now that I know how ineffective this approach is, I appreciate how much time and energy I wasted.

It took many years of research and experimentation for me to be capable of creating the ideal conditions for learning that worked for me.

I really hope to be able to save you or those you care about from this heartache and support you to experiment with different techniques so you can discover what works best for you.

When you can do this, you will be able to direct your own learning and be less reliant on being taught. This will empower you to choose your future and how you will get there.

My hope is that with these tools, you can perform ultimately perform meaningful work that matters and live a healthier, happier life.

Who I am

I am Kathryn Hume.

I have brought all of these experiences together to create some simple and alternative tools designed to make learning:

Be supported to discover
simple techniques
that work for you

It is time to experiment!

Different techniques will work for different people and different situations.

The only way to determine the techniques that work best is to give them a try and take note of the effect they have on you.

When you know what works for you, you have the ability to:

Get started with these gentle reminder cards

Self-regulation is a critical success factor for learning.

Knowing what to do and actually doing it can be two very different things. We can all benefit from having gentle reminders in our environment to trigger us to bring ourselves back into balance.

These cards were designed so you can do just that!

Here are a few

People I have helped

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Continuous learning is the key

And it doesn't need to be difficult

It is true, that to learn, we must move outside our comfort zone. This is where we grow so that we become more and more capable of performing to high standards over time. 

As learners, we will be more willing to tolerate the discomfort of learning when the reward is something we value.

But sometimes it is difficult to see the link between activities that help us learn and the outcomes we desire. When this occurs, finding motivation is difficult and learning becomes hard.

When we make the connection between what we do and what we achieve, we are better placed to set our career intention and then take the steps to make it happen.

This is far more likely with the right guidance and support.

 

"Knowledge is not something a learner absorbs, but something a learner creates."

George Couros

Here are some ways I can help

Program design

I can work with you to design a program that meets the specific needs of the people you care about to achieve the results you are seeking. 

Workshop facilitation

I can facilitate workshops to help people explore their own path and discover techniques they can apply to make learning more enjoyable and more effective.

Customised solutions to meet varying needs

Students

Would you like tools and techniques to make learning easier and more enjoyable?

Carers

Would you like to support someone else who is learning without the stress and hassle?

Educators

Would you like to be supported to incorporate holistic techniques into your practice?

Workplaces

Would you like to optimise the return on your training and education investments?

Free Download: 12 Reminder Cards

Download my sample set of gentle reminder cards so you can print and display them to help keep you in track. 

We’ll send additional tips you can experiment with to see what works best for you.